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Along with blocks, items are a key component of most mods. While blocks make up the world around you, items are what let you change it.
Creating an Item
Basic items that need no special functionality (think sticks or sugar) don’t need custom classes. You can create an item by instantiating the
Item class with an
Item$Properties object. This
Item$Properties object can be made by calling the constructor and can be customised by calling its methods. For instance:
||Sets which |
||Sets the maximum damage value for this item. If it is greater than 0, the properties damaged and damage are added to keep track of the current ItemStack damage.|
||Sets the maximum stack size. You cannot have an item that is both damagable and stackable.|
||Makes this item impossible to repair, even if it is damageable.|
||Sets this item’s container item. For example, milk buckets give you back an empty bucket when they are crafted.|
The above methods are chainable, meaning they
return this to facilitate calling them in series.
Setting the properties of an item as above only works for simple items. If you want more complicated items, you should subclass Item and override its methods.
Registering an Item
Items must be registered to function.