Tutorial A Tutorial For Starters

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  1. LegionPlays

    LegionPlays Senior Staff Staff Member Senior Team

    Hello and welcome to the Crafting Dead!

    I am known as Legion or Matt and i'm making this tutorial so you can better understand the modpack and its features. Thank you and I hope you enjoy!
    Also this tutorial is updated from time to time and all changes can be looked at in the Change Log
    -last edited: 2/18/2019

    February Break Edition

    Important information will be highlighted in: Orange
    Table of contents:

    1: Downloading the Modpack

    2: Navigating the menu

    3: Factions

    4: Server selection

    5: Loot

    6: Bases

    7: Airdrops

    8. Forge Tables

    9. Legion's personal suggestions

    10.Modpack Crashing?

    1: Downloading the Modpack:
    Let's start off with downloading the Crafting Dead. I would recommend having about 1-2 gigabytes of ram dedicated to the Technic launcher before you play. If you need to check how much is added, click “Launcher Options”. A new menu should pop up. Then click on the “Java Settings” tab. The 32 bit version of the launcher maxes at 1 GB. If you can't add more than 1 GB than check"Minecraft Java Version" and see if you can make it 64 bit. If not then your java is out of date or your computer does not support the 64 bit. If your java version is out of date or you don't have the 64 bit installed than you will need to download it from the java website. So First make sure your version is set to 64 bit. Next you will see the Memory box. Make sure you have it set to 1-2 gigabytes(GB) or higher. But don't use more than 6 gigabytes as most modpacks will not require that much ram. Also don’t use all of your ram because you will starve your computer of resources.

    The Crafting Dead is a modpack on the Technic launcher. When you are on the “MODPACKS” tab, click the "Add pack or search".Type in "Official Crafting Dead". It will be made by F3rullo14. Then download the modpack. Now we can continue on to the next section.

    2: Navigating the Menu
    First, if you are receiving an error saying that you are unable to connect to the cloud than please click this link:
    2: Now we are on the Crafting Dead home menu! For those who want to jump into the action press “Play” On the top bar. Once you click "Play" you will see 3 options. 1 for single player, currently single player does not have a map and you will need to upload your own. Next we have "Mod Servers" These are NOT official servers, these servers consist of servers that have paid for the mod servers slots. Lastly we have "Other Servers" This is where you will input a server IP to connect to any Crafting Dead community servers. If you want to start your adventure now is the time to move onto section 4! For those who want to stay and get more information on navigating the menu then keep reading. The community tab will bring you 4 options. First we will start with "Discord" This will open a tab that brings you to the Official CD discord. This is where you can see important announcements relating to development of the game. But it does not cover updates for the community servers. Each community server has their own discord and you woll need to message a staff member on that server for an invite. Also you can chat in our text and voice channels along with request official and community server staff for issues you may encounter for modpack issues. Next we have the "Website" That brings you to the home page of our Official Forums. In other words the website that your currently on. Lastly we have "The CD Team" tab, this will bring you to our founder, project manager, admins, developers and community staff members that moderate the modpack and community servers. At the far right of the tool bar we have the settings button, You can also access these options while in game. this will bring you to the modpack settings. It can let you change the blood splatters on your screen from damage, to the karma skins and texture pack. You can also change your Minecraft options for the modpack with audio, controls, etc. Now we are onto part 3!

    Factions are a way to keep your friends all together. You can make a faction name(Restricted to 5 letters), see the players in your faction, see your factions total player and zombie kills, along with your faction members average karma level. Also while in a faction you are unable to take "friendly fire" while in a faction. While in game, you can also see friendly faction player tabs. within a short distance of you so you can tell where your team mates are. This is so if you accidently shoot a team mate the damage will not register. Factions The faction owner can kick people and change the description for your faction. The faction owner is the only person that can disband the faction. The faction owner can also assign people to be faction admins with the "Permissions" tab. They can invite and remove players from the faction. Now let's go onto the game!

    4: Server Selection
    The servers here are currently run by 2 different owners and management teams. These are the Community Servers and the Seaport servers. Before we start if you get a text on your screen saying "Unable to connect to the cloud" Then please restart your game or use this tutorial:
    The servers that are called "Community US" are owned by Brad.
    Community US: Dead Island is a popular hot zone for many players. This map contains fewer cities and towns, but they are very large and concentrated with buildings. It also has a giant military base at the south west where players collide in massive battles for conquest over the area. For the new players that are not as good at pvp I would not recommend this map. But for the more experienced players that are good with pvp and ready for a challenge then this map may be right for you.

    Community US: Atlanta is a larger map. This map is the largest map on the community servers. All of the buildings in it are heavily spread out into towns/cities and military bases. The players are mostly located around the military bases. This map provides lots of land for making bases.

    Community US: Somerset is made up of a large map, with many cities and bases connected by an extensive road system. This map has a good amount of loot split between each location. This map also has a lower count of players making it a good map for starters and players who don't like to get involved with pvp action that much. This allows players to explore and get loot with ease.

    Community US: Charland is overall a smaller map but is picked by a good amount of people. This map has less cities and military zones than the other maps. But it creates an area for people to have a higher chance for combat. I recommend this map for new players.

    Additional servers include seaport 1&2, DC and cardiff (will add server discriptions soon)
    Pending the survival grounds server as well.

    Copy this link to find out about locations to cities, towns, military bases, shop and more!
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
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  2. LegionPlays

    LegionPlays Senior Staff Staff Member Senior Team

    5: Loot Piles
    Loot Piles is how you find guns, ammo, food, water, base parts, clothing, and most other items. Loot piles come in different colors. Each color drops a different type of loot. Let's go in order of lower quality to higher quality.

    White Loot Piles: The common class loot, is very common and found almost everywhere in the map and within civilian buildings. You can find this loot type mostly around civilian cities and civilian buildings. This loot type drops small firearms along with canned food and water. You can get low grade armor and small backpacks as well.

    Yellow loot piles: The Construction class loot, This loot pile is uncommon, it contains construction type loot. Yellow loot contains base blueprints, blueprints, forge tables, tools like fire axes and pickaxes. It contains medium armor, small and medium backpacks. Yellow loot also drops Incendiary Powder that can be used in forge tables. Along with secondary fire arms like pistols along with sub machine guns. It can be found in cities and towns along with construction sites.

    Red Loot Piles: The Medical class loot, Can be common in medical locations like hospitals, but more rare everywhere else. This type of loot contains medical loot. It can drop Medpacks, Bandages, Morphine, RBI cure, Bottled RBI(Good for poison ammo in forge tables), some small firearms and Smg class weapons. It can contain medium to high grade armor and medium backpacks.

    Blue Loot Piles: The Police class loot, can be common in police stations and around police cars. It is more rare around the map. It contains some items like handcuffs, tasers, police clothing and small arms with ammo. Green. This type of loot is found mostly in police stations but It can be found in airports, jails, police cars and some city buildings.

    Green Loot Piles: The Military class loot, Can be common in military locations but is rare everywhere else. It drops military grade equipment and weapons making it the best. You can get primary weapons like assault rifles, snipers and small firearms. Green loot can drop heavy and juggernaut armor along with large backpacks.You can obtain toss able items like grenades, smoke grenades, fire grenades, C4, etc. Personally Green is the best loot you can get. But the only problem is its found in military bases. Military bases and camps attract many players.

    Bases are an important part of the game. Bases let you make a home and chests to store loot. To start a base you will need a base blueprint (This can be found in yellow loot piles or bought from the In Game shop) to make the base core. The base core will act as a work bench giving you a custom base part crafting menu. You can make all of your base components with the 3 different types of materials: Wood, Stone and, Cement. You can craft walls, doors, platforms, chests, barbwire in this menu as well. It will tell you the materials needed. The base will need walls, doors and, ceilings to become a home. Also you can include chests to store items and loot. Along with barbwire to keep players and zombies out. Each wall, ceiling and door block can be broken individually. Letting you make windows, stairs and openings. Use a fireaxe or hatchet to break wood and a sledgehammer or pickaxe to break the stone. You need a drill to break concrete. Or you can use a "Base Hammer", this will act as all of the breaking tools above and will break individual blocks for every type. Sand Barriers will need a pickaxe to break. You can make your base out of a variety of materials. Wood is the easiest and can be obtained by mining a tree with a fireaxe or hatchet. You can also make your base out of stone brick and cement. Both need stone pebbles to be made. Stone blocks will require under a stack of stone while cement blocks will require about 2 stacks of stone. Stone pebbles can be obtained by mining stone blocks with a sledge hammer or pickaxe. Every item that can be made in the base center will need blueprints. You can obtain blueprints in yellow loot piles.
    Placing a base
    Now that you got your materials for a base, its time to place it! You need to be a minimum of 35 blocks away from other bases. Your base also can’t be close to leaves, gravel, road, etc. If you can’t place the base or a message saying base unable to be placed appears than you're too close to a anti-base spawner(these are in and around citys to prevent players from placing bases within and ontop of buildings). Now that your base blueprint is placed, you can add friends and other players to your base. They can open chests and doors but not break or add new blocks. You can add players by clicking "DDD" while in the base menu. You need to enter their username into the menu that appears. You can view the currently added members to your base by clicking the "MEMBERS" button. If you want to remove a player from your base then click the "REMOVE" Button and type in the exact username.

    If you want a video tutorial about bases then copy the link:

    7: Airdrops
    Airdrops can be very useful on gaining materials. Currently their are 2 different airdrops in the game. The military airdrop and the medical airdrop. You can buy personal airdrops with airdrop radios in exchange for real life currency.
    The Military Airdrop drops military grade loot. It can drop anything from guns, ammo, armor, grenades, food and more. They will spawn on the map at set locations that are randomly picked. Each map has different sets of cords, please refer to the tutorial below. Once they begin the drop you will have 1 minute before the airdrop hits the ground and is open for anyone to take. But be warned that the airdrop will announce its drop cords in the announcement chat, this chat is visible to everyone. When an airdrop drops be prepared for a chance a battle for the contents inside may occure.

    Medical Airdrop has the same system as the military drop, but it has different items inside. The Medical airdrop contains items like Medpacks, bandages, splints and morphine, pistols and smg weapons, along with medium to high armor and ammo. It can contain RBI cures and Bottled RBI.

    A wonderful friend of mine has made a tutorial on the locations airdrops occur on each server! use this link: http://www.craftingdead.com/forum/threads/every-single-supply-drop-location.8670/
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2019
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  3. LegionPlays

    LegionPlays Senior Staff Staff Member Senior Team

    8:Forge tables
    Forge tables, They are a way to make unique ammo types like explosive and infected rounds. Forge tables can be placed in player bases. You can place forge tables with a forge table blueprint. These blueprints are found in yellow loot(Construction) Forge tables will take a 1x1 block but are 3x1 blocks long. To start, Forge tables use Scrap metal as a fuel. Scrap metal can be gathered off zombies as loot once they are killed. You put the scrap metal in the top right slot, the forge table uses 1 scrap metal per mag. Next you can make the different ammo types like explosive rounds, Infection rounds, and incendiary rounds. Explosive rounds take raw explosives, infection rounds take bottled rbi or rbi syringes, the incendiary rounds take incendiary chemical blend. One of these items will go into the "?" mark spot on the top left. Than the ammo type will go in the bottom center. The Explosive rounds create a kind of small splash damage. The Infection rounds have a low chance of giving the player that is shot rbi infection. Lastly the incendiary rounds will have a low chance of igniting the player getting shot. Multiple forge tables can be placed in a single base.

    9: Legions suggestions
    Hello, This section is going to be for my personal recommendations. I will start from my server selection to how I would play and assemble my base. Now for a starter I would recommend starting on the Dead Island server. It contains the highest player count and has large cities. I would start off by getting to know the key locations around the map and getting to know where players may be found and locations to avoid. Now I would focus on getting to high density cities like the docks and airfield to gather loot. I would always want to hold onto guns that can be sold in shop and hold onto valuable armor types and base items. Its an easy way to gather cash from selling items. From a person that had started off as a "Lone wolf" for a good amount of time and with a low rank. I would focus on getting a base operational as quick as possible and in a good location if I can. I would always scout out important locations like the military bases and around cities and shop. If I found a base location then I would focus on getting enough money for a base blueprint and getting it placed at soon as possible and to ensure the location is secure and I will receive little interference from players while I'm in a weak stage of making my base. (use to section 6 on base Building) Chests are important in a base but having walls to keep the zombies/players out are just as important. After I have a good base set up with at least 4 walls around it, a roof and a few chests then I will be ready for the next stage of getting more money and expanding my base slowly. To speed up this process I would highly recommend that players join a faction/clan ASAP as being with other players is important and can be helpful. It also can be very fun. To most this section will be useless but to the others it can be a good recommendation of where to start. Thank you (I will probs edit this and make it better with time)that will probs happen very spoon

    Section 10:
    Modpack Crashing?

    Hello, I am making this additional section becuase of the amount of issies players are having starting the modpack. This is mostly for users having an issue with the modpack crashing. This can be caused by a variety of issues.
    Some common causes are
    -High/low Ram dedication
    -Pirated MC account/Technic launcher
    -Non-compatible java version
    -The CD Download box is offline

    -For ram dedication issues:

    ->Launch technic
    ->click launcher settings at the top right
    ->click java settings
    ->look at "Minecraft Java Version" and see if it is a 32-bit or 64-bit
    ->change to 64-bit, if its not present then download java 64-bit off of the java website
    ->next look at "Memory" then change that to 2gb or 3gb
    ->next launch the modpack if it works then good. If not then message me on discord so we may investigate further.

    -pirated MC account/Technic lauchers will always be rejected by the modpack. The modpack automatically rejects technic launchers that are not legit. This can only be fixed with a legit technic launcher.

    - the modpack requires 64-bit pc's and 64-bit java version 8u151. Technic does not support any java on a higher version than this.
    How to fix:
    Running an non-compatible java version will cause instant crashes for all modpacks. Please downgrade or upgrade to to Java 8u151:
    1.) Close the Technic launcher. It should not be running!

    2.) Open http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp in your web browser
    3.) Download the version that has 64-bit in it for your operating system. If you're using Windows download the one that says Windows Offline (64-Bit).
    4.) After the download is complete. You must install it. You can do so by double clicking on the icon to run it.
    5.) After it installs start up the Technic launcher again.
    6.) Click on Launcher Options in the top right of the screen.
    7.) Click on the tab called Java Settings
    8.) Click on the dropbown called Minecraft Java Version and select the option that says 1.8_181 64-Bit.
    9.) Click the dropdown called Memory and select an option that's between 2 GB and 4 GB. Do not select an option higher than 4 GB!
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018
  4. LegionPlays

    LegionPlays Senior Staff Staff Member Senior Team

    Change log:


    -Added blue loot piles to section 5. 5/6/18
    -Added change log

    -Added US: Riverside(hardcore) and US: Atlanta(hardcore) to part 4(Server Selection)
    -Added a third section to allow room for the sections that are at the max word count.
    -Added section 8!
    -Added section 9!

    -Added archive section
    -Removed Covina and EU servers and moved
    them to the archived section

    -Multiple changes in response to the closing of the official servers a few months ago
    -Modified the "navigating the menu" section to include the menu changes
    -Removed the Official modpack YouTube sub-section within section 2

    -Removed Riverside from the community servers list, Marked it in the Archived section

    Spooktober Change logs: 10/4/18
    Complete tutorial overhaul part 1:
    -Wording, sentences and paragraphs are changing... colors, formats and more! The spooktober overhaul is here!
    -The main color used for the text is now lighter than the last color so it is easier to read.
    -Also modified colors basically everywheres to be smoothed and easier on the eyes.
    -Started working on section 10
    "Modpack crashing?"

    -"Green Loot Piles: The Military class loot" is now a lighter green color
    -Added "Base Hammer" to section 6
    -color fixes in the "Archived section"

    End of Sooktober change logs:
    complete tutorial overhall part 2-

    -Updated section 1 "downloading the modpack"
    -Updated section 2 "navigating the menu"
    -Updated section 3 "factions"

    End of the year change logs: 12/31/18(NYE)
    complete tutorial overhall part 3-

    -Updated section 4 "Server selection"
    -Updated section 5 "Loot Piles"
    -Updated section 6 "Bases"
    -Updated section 7 "Supply Drops"

    Febuary break edition 2/18/19


    -Removed Seattle from the server selection as seattle has shut down.
    -preparing clan updates and eu server edition.
    -Brazilian partnership now in effect!
    -Removed New years theme
    -Preparing for Complete tutorial overall part 4, this will cover sections 8-10 and include the seaport server group.

    Now this leads to the end of the starter tutorial. I would like to thank you for reading! If you have any more questions you can always contact me though the forums and discord. I will be adding more to this shortly. If you have any recommendations please tell me, thanks! As always be sure to look at some of these other tutorials, some people have worked very hard on them!!! -Legion

    Archived section:

    -US: Atlanta(hardcore) is like the Atlanta Map Hardcore servers have little perms and ranks. The only rank that can be bought is the Donar rank that just gives the tpa command. This command is use able every 15 minutes. Donar's get ./nick and have blue text messages in the chats. The rank also gives kit Donar, this kit contained advanced supplies. The prices in shop are also increased. Players can't make bases on this map.

    EU: Atlanta is the same exact map as US: Atlanta. But the server contains less players and is set up for players on the EU side of the world. It will give the EU side of the world a better ping as well.

    EU: Charland is the same exact map as US: Charland. But the server contains less players and is set up for players on the EU side of the world. It will give the EU side of the world a better ping as well.

    US: Covina is the smallest map with the lowest player count. I strongly recommend this map to new players that want to gather loot at large military locations with a lower chance at a fight. The map is smaller and more condensed, making trips between each city, town and military location a short walk. This map is also good for players that want to build and expand on a base location.

    Community US: Riverside(hardcore) is like US:Atlanta(hardcore) Not based on the map but the game mode. This map is very small and is great for combat on a hardcore server. This map has a large city in the center of the map. This map is technically the smallest map in the official servers. It is called Riverside because It has a giant river that flows though the map. This is an amazing server for a challenge!
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
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