Whether or not there can ever been enough items in Minecraft is something that’s debatable. Some people love the vanilla experience and wouldn’t add a thing to the game, while others are constantly looking for mods and add-ons to increase the size of Minecraft and bloat the game with new objects, blocks, mobs, items and tools. The Not Enough Items mod is meant to appease those people from the latter group who are constantly looking for more in Minecraft. The mod actually draws a lot of inspiration from Too Many Items as well as Recipe Book, both of which are packed with items.
One of the main issues with Too Many Items was the fact that some mods had too many items in them. It’s kind of funny to think about, but dealing with the lack of a search feature when you have thousands of items and you want to track down a specific, single item is far from funny – it’s downright frustrating. Nobody has time for that, and that’s one place where the Not Enough Items mod outshines the others mentioned above. The search feature is crisp and clean, reliable and easy to use, simple and stable.
Also, while Too Many Items would give you intermittent access to some items added by mods, Not Enough Items Mod works with just about everything, including mods which add custom mob spawners and other complex content to Minecraft. Besides the searching feature, you can also drop down aspects of the menu while doing your looking; whole groups of items can be hidden from results or forced to show in a search, so even if you’re not sure about the exact item ID or name, you can still easily find whatever it is you’re looking for with the Not Enough Items mod.
These features are effective and fun even if you aren’t using Not Enough Items to cheat and get access to all kinds of stuff right from the start of a new world. While it can be used to cheat yourself into a nigh-invincible state just like Too Many Items, Not Enough Items is simply a superior mod, so there’s no reason not to give it a try. The Recipe Book mod, well all the functions of that have been implemented nicely into Not Enough Items. It is, more or less, a combination of Too Many Items and Recipe Book, with compatibility issues between the two mods ironed out to make them work fine together.
How to Install Not Enough Items Mod 1.18.1 / 1.17.1
- Make sure you have already installed the Forge mod.
- Open Minecraft launcher then select Forge profile.
- Find your .minecraft application folder:
On Windows, open Run from the start menu, type
%appdata%\.minecraft\and click Run. On Mac, open Finder, hold down ALT and click Go then Library in the top menu bar. Open the folder Application Support and look for minecraft.
- Place Not Enough Items Mod into your Mods folder. If you don’t have one, create it now.
- That was all, enjoy!
Note: To use on Minecraft 1.8+ you must install & use Just Enough Items.