Just in case you need baskets in your Minecraft world.

BasketCase is a small mod for Minecraft 1.12 that adds wicker baskets as a new form of storage. Baskets can be used decoratively, but they are also a handy form of portable storage. This convenience comes with a few minor tradeoffs. They take a little work to make, and they only hold so much. There are three sizes:

  • Small—four inventory slots; each slot holds four items
  • Medium—eight inventory slots; each slot holds eight items
  • Large—twelve inventory slots; each slot holds twelve items
Large basket inventory
Large basket inventory

Wicker

Baskets are made with wicker. Wicker comes in three sizes—small wicker makes small baskets, medium wicker makes medium baskets, and large wicker makes large baskets. You’ll need a crafting table to make medium and large wicker. (All the baskets themselves also require a crafting table to make.)

Wicker can be made from a variety of materials. The first thing you need is something to bind your wicker together. BasketCase has four types of binding—two from vanilla and two that are new in BasketCase.

  • Vines
  • Reeds (sugar cane)
  • Bark strips
  • Cordage from plant fibers

Here’s how to get bark strips and cordage from plant fibers.

Cordage from plant fibers

To get plant fibers, break tall grass (not regular grass blocks) or any double-tall plant except sugar cane. The chance of getting plant fibers depends on the tool you are using:

  • Bare hands: 50% chance
  • Shovel: 70% chance
  • Axe: 100% chance

Two or three plant fibers can then be braided into one or two pieces of cordage.

Cordage recipe
Recipe for cordage from plant fibers

Bark strips

First get some bark from logs by right-clicking with an axe. This will drop four pieces of bark and turn the logs into stripped logs. Stripped logs can be used in place of vanilla logs in crafting recipes. (These are custom stripped logs in 1.12. When BasketCase is updated to 1.13, it will use vanilla stripped logs instead.) Place the bark in the crafting grid to turn it into bark strips.

Recipe for bark strips
Recipe for bark strips

Now that you have something to bind the wicker together, you can make the wicker itself. There are two basic recipes:

  • Wicker from twigs
  • Wicker from bark strips or vines

Wicker from twigs

Gather twigs by breaking leaves. The chance of getting twigs depends on the tool you are using:

  • Bare hands: 50% chance
  • Axe: 100% chance

Bind the twigs together using the vines, reeds, cordage, or bark strips you gathered.

Recipe for small wicker from twigs
Recipe for small wicker from twigs
Recipe for medium wicker from twigs
Recipe for medium wicker from twigs
Recipe for large wicker from twigs
Recipe for large wicker from twigs

Wicker from vines or bark strips

Baskets can be made directly from bark strips and vines, because they are much stronger than reeds and cordage. They don’t need twigs to provide structure.

In BasketCase, you can gather vines using an axe instead of shears. When you break a vine block with an axe, all the vines directly beneath it will automatically break and drop vines as well.

See the directions above on how to get bark strips.

Recipe for small wicker from vines or bark strips
Recipe for small wicker from vines or bark strips
Recipe for medium wicker from vines or bark strips
Recipe for medium wicker from vines or bark strips
Recipe for large wicker from vines or bark strips
Recipe for large wicker from vines or bark strips

Baskets

Every basket is made with five pieces of wicker of the appropriate size. You’ll need some extra cordage, sugar cane, bark strips, or vines to bind the five pieces of wicker together. All baskets take a full 3×3 crafting grid, so you will need a crafting table.

Recipe for small basket
Recipe for small basket
Recipe for medium basket
Recipe for medium basket
Recipe for large basket
Recipe for large basket

Using baskets

While holding a basket in your hand, right click with it. As long as you aren’t targeting a block, the basket’s inventory will be opened. If you are targeting a block, right-clicking will place the basket on the ground. Baskets can only be placed on flat surfaces.

After placing a basket on the ground, right click the basket while sneaking to pick it back up.

Configuration

BasketCase has both a config file and an in-game config menu accessible through the Mods menu. BasketCase is ridiculously configurable for such a small mod. Almost everything described above can be turned off or adjusted if desired. For example:

  • If you feel like gathering all the materials for a basket is too grindy, you can adjust the drop rate for the materials.
  • If you only want baskets for decoration, you can turn off their inventory capabilities.
  • If for some reason cordage or bark strips break your mod pack balance, they can be disabled.
  • You can disable certain sizes of baskets if you so desire.
  • Etc.

FAQ

Where can I download BasketCase?

Here:

Can I use BasketCase in my mod pack?

Yes. Please credit me.

Will you back port BasketCase?

No. I am not the slightest bit interested in back porting. Please don’t ask.

Will you make BasketCase compatible with some other mod?

Maybe. In general, I want BasketCase to be usable with other mods, but it depends on how difficult the compatibility will be and how much I feel like the other mod matches BasketCase thematically.

I found a bug. Help!

You can report bugs in the BasketCase issue tracker.

How do I install BasketCase?

Follow the instructions for installing Forge mods.

Where is the source code?

I host the BasketCase repository in BitBucket.

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