Today I would like to explain to you many of the ins and outs of the “just enough items” minecraft mod. This tutorial is aimed at the latest version of JEI as of writing (ver. 1.12.2_22.214.171.124_universal), in older versions, your mileage may vary.
I’m sure a lot of you will know how to use JEI but there’s a lot more to the mod that it would seem and I would like to show you it in its entirety.Just a few days ago I was playing minecraft as usual and by accident I hit the wrong key and to my surprise I found another feature in JEI that I hadn’t known about in my years of playing modded minecraft.
In this tutorial I’d like to show you the ins and outs of JEI that I have learnt. This is for experience and inexperienced players alike. The only thing I assume is basic minecraft knowledge. I would be extremely surprised if anyone watching this didn’t learn something new. So let’s get into it.
Welcome to Just enough items.
Loading into a world the first thing you may notice is that not a lot seems to have changed. JEI does not alter the game like most other mods do such as adding blocks and items. You will only find JEI popping up when you go to enter your player inventory. After pressing E you should be able to see a significant change. If not try pressing control+O or just O, while your inventory is open. control+O (or just O in earlier versions) is the way to show or hide JEI. All the keys I will be saying may be changed in the minecraft options under controls. I will be saying the defaults. Down the bottom is a dark search bar and on the right is a list of items and blocks.
I will first talk about the list on the right. It can be made bigger or smaller by changing the GUI scales in options. You can scroll through it with the mousewheel or by clicking the arrows at the top. Here you can see every item and block in the game including those from mods. Left click or press r over an item\block on the list to see how to make it and right click or press U to see what you can use it to make.
This opens the recipe box. It can be closed by pressing the escape or e on your keyboard.
This box shows crafting recipes, furnace recipes and other types of recipes. It is sorted by block eg furnace and crafting table. To change blocks click on a top arrow. To go to the next page of recipes press the lower arrow or scroll with the mousewheel.
That is the essentials for the item list.
You can also use the r key to see how to make a block that is anywhere in your inventory or U to see what to use it for.
Lastly, you can press the "+" at the bottom right of a recipe to have the items from your inventory moved (If all of them are there) into a crafting table.
One of the most useful parts of this mod is the search bar down the bottom.
Click on it to start typing and it will filter the items you can see on the right.You can also select it by pressing control F. Right clicking the search bar clears it. To see your previous searches you can press the up and down arrow keys. To backspace a whole word use control backspace.
There are also special filters.
To filter by mod use @modname, for example @buildcraft or @minecraft. Put a dash to exclude for example: -wood, -stone.
% to search by creative tab eg: %Brewing. Please note this is according to the mod documentation, I have been unable to use thins myself.
Use a | (pipe character) to separate more than one search filter eg: tool|axe
These are the basics of normal JEI.
If you’re sitting there scratching your head why yours is not working the same, you may have it set to cheat mode. With this on, left clicking an item in the list gives you a full stack and right clicking gives you 1 of them. You can also left click an item on top of the list to delete it.
The very last thing I would like to mention in this tutorial is the “list edit” features.
To use it you will have to set a keybinding for “toggle hide\edit mode” in the minecraft controls.It is underneath the heading JEI(Just enough items). I will be setting mine to T. If you have lots of mods installed you may need to take some time to find a key that isn’t taken by another feature. To change to and from edit mode press your assigned key (in my example T). In edit mode you can use left click to select a single block or right click to select all blocks with the same id (Normally similar blocks). They will go red when they are selected. Note: After closing edit mode or opening it you may need to use the arrow keys or change your search for JEI to stop being silly. Items that you have selected will not show up in normal searches and their recipe information will be hidden.
On the bottom left you should see an options button, if you don’t you may need to show\ hide NEI with Control O as mentioned earlier. Here you can customise various settings.
Lastly, there are buttons called “save 1”, “save 2” . You can use these to save and load inventories (in cheat and creative mode). Above that there are self explanatory tools. The only thing to say here is there is a “creative+” game mode offered by this mod that has a much larger inventory than normal.
This concludes this NEI tutorial.
Thank you for reading.
Suggestions, questions etc. welcome (I wouldn't be surprised if I made some grammar mistakes XD)