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To install Tinkerer's Quilt, visit our documentation which provides instructions on using ATLauncher, MultiMC, and Prism Launcher.
Tinkerer's Quilt banner Tinkerer's Quilt (TQuilt) is a minecraft modpack by Kapesi, Clawby, Herrah and Le'mer.
It focuses on Vanilla Gameplay, Accessibility, Discoverability, QoL, and Player Expression.

It's built on Quilt, and has Modrinth and Packwiz releases. Check out the Installation section below.

Tinkerer's Quilt is vanilla world compatible, with no new items, blocks, or worldgen.

Instead, this modpack:

  • Guides players through vanilla with in-game quests and info - no wiki required.
  • Enhances game Quality of Life improvements for accessibility and smoother gameplay.
  • Makes the game easier with simplified gear crafting, reduced death penalty, and helpful quest rewards.
  • Encourages player expression with better skins, origins, and more ways to build.

TQuilt is not a client or minimalist pack! It has ~120 mods and should be installed on both sides.


Pack Features

Vanilla Quests

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"It's like FTB Academy for Vanilla!" - Us, just now

TQuilt's quests guide players through the core progression of minecraft, and explore its main gameplay opportunities.

The Basics

The Basics covers core game progression - Simple quests with clear instructions, all the way to Beacons and Elytra.

Godseeking

Explore the main mechanics and content of Vanilla, categorised by Homesteading, Self-Defense, and Exploration.
Do you want to...

⚔️ Know every weapon and kill every enemy?
🏠 Make bases in many environments?
🌾 farm anything and everything, including crops?
🗺️ Explore the world and what's found there?
🛠️ Craft the best gear in your own workshop?
🛣️ Build transit infrastructure and achieve ludicrous speed?
⚙️ Make terrifyingly complex machines and mechanisms?

Godseeking will guide you through it like an in-game wiki.
Here's the Homesteading category with all quests hacked to be visible, as an example of scope:

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These quests can help players discover these parts of the game, and have rewards to provide helpful shortcuts.
Complete all quests of a special interest to complete its Patron Quest for normally unobtainable rewards!

Information


Quests are also home to information about the pack itself, as a helpful reference guide - no need to read this page!
Introduction quests cover's the pack's main features, while Discrepancies quests helps players know what isn't vanilla.

Homebrew

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This modpack started in January 2021 as a skyrim-style "modding guide" - just throwing mods together and configuring them lightly.

But it quickly took shape when we realized people often struggle to get past the first half-hour of the game.

Turns out if you want a modpack to feel cohesive, feel good, and match a vision - you need to get your hands dirty.

We made six mods:

Portable Crafting Standalone - Press V or click a tab to use the crafting table in your inventory.
Totem Anywhere Standalone - Totem of undying convenience - uses totems from inventory.
Crunchy Crunchy Advancements - Hides and removes advancements - quests and EMI cover all you need.

Tinkerer's Statures - Allows choosing player height on spawn.
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Origins Minus - A full set of origins optimised for simplicity, not balance.
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Tinkerer's Smithing - Repair for no XP cost, lower repair cost with scrap, and upgrade tool materials.
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Flattens mending power creep, encouraging players to keep "Sentimental" tools as much as they like.
Tool material upgrades cost the exact same as a fresh tool - but keep the enchantments.
Quicker tools with less junk - upgrade wood to stone to iron from the 2x2 crafting grid.

Switchy - Change your origin, skin, and more between presets with a single command. switchy banner

Two data packs:

Tinkerer's Vegetarian (NBT) - recipes for potions, leather, books, and more, without killing passive mobs.
Tinkerer's Copper Beacons - Allows beacons made of unexposed copper blocks. A use for copper and wax.

194 quests:

just as much flavour text - queer humour, observations, and a weird mix of references.
1074 lines of quest descriptions - tutorials, explanations, and so on.
Meticulously symmetrical and grouped quest positioning. No, really.

And of course, configured ~125 mods:

You know - removing feature overlap, rebalancing mods,
rebalancing vanilla via tweak mods. (Shoutouts to Fabrication and Apathy)
Ruining everyone's life by shipping a default options.txt file.
PR'ing improvements to mods. (does it count as configuration if you apply it directly to the source code?)
Reporting bugs to devs. (does it count as configuration if you "configure" the mod to work better by asking nicely?)

Headliner Mods

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All present minecraft modding is built on a decade of work from other people (and non-people, we don't discriminate).

Here's what others are bringing to this pack.

Player Expression

Letting players express themselves with player customisation, builds, and even farming and cooking, is core to TQuilt.

Mod Description
Ears Improved skins with support for tails, horns, ears, claws, wings and more species/gender things!
Fabric Tailor Swap your skin in-game. Great for plural systems.
Origins Choose an Origin, with abilities, limitations, and maybe some euphoria (we don't know you)
Drogtor Change player name, color, and bio (e.g. pronouns) any time.
Presence Footsteps Footstep audio redone - allows swapping between bi/quadrupedal, with winged options.
Fabrication A huge tweak mod, includes hiding armor and improvements for minecart networks.
Carpet Many server tweaks, includes more uses for dispensers, and more regrowables.

Usability and Accessibility

Mod Description
EMI An advanced recipe book for learning how to craft and use any item.
What The Hell Is That? Hold alt to see information on the block or mob you're looking at.
Notes Allows players to take in-game notes about their plans, locations to revisit, etc.
Reacharound Build midair bridges without sneaking, and even downwards stairs.
Project: Save The Pets! Prevents pet harm and adds a pet revival system.
Horse Buff Improves and protects horses, making them easier to take out on adventures.
Fabrication A multitude of minor improvements, such as automatic block pickup and crawling.
You're In Grave Danger Leaves a grave on death with your items and XP that won't de-spawn.
Apathy Mobs are neutral on easy difficulty, and will only attack you if provoked.

Visuals

Mod Description
Sodium Present-day holy grail of performance mods.
Iris Optifine-compatible shaders. We recommend Complementary or Super Duper Vanilla.
Lucium Improvements to Fancy graphics.

More Info

Installation

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Packwiz

  • Install Prism Launcher and Java 17 (on Windows? choose Windows-x64-JRE-17-.msi)
    • Alternatively, run winget install "Prism Launcher" and winget install --id EclipseAdoptium.TemurinJRE.17.
    • MultiMC is also supported.
  • Download Tinkerer's Quilt from the packwiz downloads page.
  • Drag and drop onto an open Prism/MultiMC window, press OK, and double click it to play!
    • When prompted for optional mods, press OK to continue, or customise to your liking first.
    • The pack will auto-update on every launch. To disable this, turn off custom commands in Edit Instance -> Settings.

Packwiz Server

  • Download the server from the packwiz downloads page.
  • Run the included Quilt Installer, selecting your minecraft version and the latest non-beta loader version.
  • Run the Update script to install the pack, then the Start script to run the server

Modrinth

Follow modrinth instructions, then manually download the mods listed in the changelog for your version.

Full Modlist

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Resource Packs:
    Axolotl Bucket Variants
    Sully's Peeves
    Varied Connected Bookshelves
    xali's Enchanted Books
    
Mods:
    Accurate Maps
    Advancements Debug
    Ambient Environment
    Animatica
    Apathy
    AppleSkin
    Architectury API
    bad packets
    Balm
    Better Biome Blend
    Better End Sky
    Blanket
    Boring Default Game Rules
    Cardinal Ice Boats
    Carpet Extra
    Carpet-Fixes
    Carpet
    Charmonium
    Chunks fade in
    CIT Resewn
    CleanCut
    Client Tweaks (Fabric Edition)
    Cloth Config API
    Colormatic
    Continuity
    Couplings
    Coyote Time
    Crowmap
    Crunchy Crunchy Advancements
    Cull Less Leaves
    DeftuLib
    Drogtor the Nickinator
    Dyeable Fishing Lines
    Dynamic FPS
    Ears (+ Snouts/Muzzles, Tails, Horns, Wings, and More)
    Enhanced Block Entities
    EMI
    Enhanced Attack Indicator
    Exordium
    Fabric Language Kotlin
    Fabric Shield Lib
    Window Title Changer
    Fabrication
    Fabric Tailor
    Falling Leaves
    FastOpenLinksAndFolders
    FerriteCore
    kennytvs-epic-force-close-loading-screen-mod-for-fabric
    ForgetMeChunk
    FTB Library (Fabric)
    FTB Quests (Fabric)
    FTB Teams (Fabric)
    Horse Buff
    Hwyla Addon Horse Info
    Idwtialsimmoedm
    ImmediatelyFast
    Indium
    Inspecio
    Iris Shaders
    Item Filters
    Item Model Fix
    JamLib
    Keep My Hand
    Kiwi 🥝 (Fabric)
    Krypton
    LambdaBetterGrass
    LambDynamicLights
    LazyDFU
    Leaves Us In Peace
    Lithium
    Lucium
    Main Menu Credits
    LAN World Plug-n-Play (mcwifipnp)
    Memory Leak Fix
    Mod Menu
    More Culling
    Mouse Wheelie
    Nbt Crafting
    No Fade
    NoRecipeBook (Fabric)
    Not Enough Animations
    Noteable
    Ok Zoomer
    Open Loader
    Origins Minus
    Origins
    Pehkui
    Pettable
    Portable Crafting Standalone
    Presence Footsteps
    Project: Save the Pets!
    Puzzle
    Quilt Standard Libraries
    Quilt Loading Screen
    Raised
    Reacharound
    Reese's Sodium Options
    Reroll
    RightClickHarvest
    Simple Fog Control
    Smooth Boot (Fabric)
    Sodium Extra
    Sodium
    spark
    Starlight (Fabric)
    Status Effect Timer
    Styled Player List
    Switchy Inventories
    Switchy Teleport
    Switchy
    Tax Free Levels
    TieFix
    Tinkerer's Smithing
    Tinkerer's Statures
    Loading Screen Tips
    ToolTipFix
    Totem Anywhere Standalone
    VehicleFix
    Visuality
    WTHIT Plugins
    WTHIT
    YetAnotherConfigLib
    You're in Grave Danger
    Your Options Shall Be Respected (YOSBR)
   
Recommended Shader Packs:
    BSL Shaders
    Complementary Reimagined Shaders
    Complementary Shaders
    Prismarine Shaders
    Sildurs Enhanced Default Shaders
    Super Duper Vanilla Shaders

Override mods:
    fishing-1.2.0.jar
    illuminations-1.10.8.jar
    inventorytabs-0.9.0-beta-1.19.x.jar
    VanillaTweaks_c667075.zip
    VanillaTweaks_r324798.zip

Data Packs:
    Tinkerer's Vegetarian
    Tinkerer's Copper Beacons

Alpha Versions

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Tinkerer's Quilt is designed to allow players to add their own mods.
Plus and Modded is us giving that a shot - but it's not ready for release yet.

The packwiz version is not save safe. Do not use the auto updater if you are keeping a save.

  • Plus is a Vanilla+ extension of base, expanding on Godseeking:
    • Homesteading - More farming/ranching, much more cooking, more building blocks, and more decorations.
    • Exploration - More traversal options, new nether/end, new biomes, new structures, and a seasonal world.
    • Combat - Spears, chef's knives, and... compact mechanically propelled halfdoors? Plus new dungeons.
  • Modded uses TQuilt as a base for heavy content mods, like Botania, Create, Yttr, and Hephaestus.

Special Thanks

Emi (EMI)
Una (Fabrication, Ears, Drogtor, Yttr)
Andrew6rant (Inventory Tabs)
Quilt Community discord
unascribed's guild discord
Queer pluralfolk who provided feedback and testing
Bleu (for drawing the Kapesi headshot used in the icon)

Credits

Vanilla Tweaks: https://vanillatweaks.net/
OriginsPlus and Lepus: Dan's Other Clone https://www.youtube.com/c/DansOtherClone
Effective: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/effective     
Illuminations: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/illuminations