Q. What's this mod all about?
A. It's pretty simple. Hoppers can't transport items upwards. This mod adds ducts, which can attach to hoppers and send items in any direction. This mod also now adds Grated Hoppers, which can filter items.
Q. What's the difference between a hopper and a duct?
A. A few things:
- Ducts can send items into inventories above them.
- Ducts won't pull items from inventories above them.
- Ducts only have a single inventory slot.
- Ducts can be pointed in a different direction after placing them by hitting them with a stick. Left-clicking with the stick cycles through all possible directions, right-clicking with it cycles in reverse. You can also shift-left-click with the stick to reverse if you prefer. When in creative mode, however, only right-clicking will be available, as left-click breaks blocks.
- Ducts auto-orient to adjacent ducts or hoppers. Hold the sneak key while placing to disable this behavior.
- Ducts have smaller hitboxes, making it easier to reach blocks behind them.
Q. Then what's a Grated Hopper do?
A. Grated Hoppers contain an extra row of items in their interface. This is the filter inventory. Only items matching this row are allowed into the hopper from a chest, hopper, or duct above it. The Grated Hopper will also only eject these particular items into its destination. Finally, it prevents a hopper beneath it from removing items matching the filter.
Items can still be inserted into the Grated Hopper from the sides and bottom which do not match the filter. This means that you can insert anything into a Grated Hopper, have it eject its matching items into its destination inventory, and then have regular hopper or Grated Hopper beneath it, pulling out the items which don't match the filter, to be directed elsewhere.
Q. What are the crafting recipes?
A. Hopper Ducts are a reduced version of the hopper recipe:
Grated Hoppers are a shapeless recipe:
Q. What do I need to run it?
A. You'll need at least Minecraft 1.6.2 with Forge 804 or greater. It uses SRG, so it will possibly work on future versions of Minecraft as well. It's tested to work with 1.6.4.
Due to requests, this mod has also been backported to 1.5.2. That version was built using Forge 738. Note that versions for 1.5.2 may not be up to date with the latest release for 1.6.x.
Can you make an add on that allows you to use any metal ingots to make the hoppers or ducts? I'm using it currently with an FTB Revelation 12.2 modpack, and find that aluminum and copper are far more abundant than iron, in fact, to such an extent that I have no real use for them after mid-game.
Hi, can you kindly update the mod for 1.18.2? Otherwise do you know an alternative of your mod for Minecraft version 1.18.2? A thousand thanks.
plss make an mod for minecraft 1.17.1 and 1.18.1 plss because this mod is realy helpful
Hey guys, for those looking for a 1.16 version, you can look at Tubes Reloaded: it's a different mod but with the same concept and many other complementary blocks, and it's still in receiving updates.
By the other hand, https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ducts seems to be a port of this mod for 1.16 made by another user (I still recommend Tubes Reloaded, however).
In reply to Manuelmech:
The ducts mod is a fabric mod for anyone looking at this, and there is no forge version
In reply to clownicide:
This Comment is out dated. as of Dec 18 2021, there is a forge version for 1.16.5 ONLY.
it does have 1.17 and 1.18.1 versions but those are fabric only.
In reply to Forge_User_11468767:
Try golden hoppers
this mod is trash, the pipes are not at all alinged do not get this, if u want pipes just get build craft soooo much more effective
In reply to jeffcornwall:
Just because you don't know how to use it doesn't mean the mod is trash. It works perfectly for me.
In reply to jeffcornwall:
The pipes align well, as long as you start at the destination container, and build back toward your source containers. The ducts are directional, and any given duct has a single output with up to 5 inputs.
In reply to frost73ite:
this is what i do with vanilla hoppers
por favor actualizarlo a la 1.16.2
Oh man, I need this so badly. I created a commenting profile just so I could ask kindly that you update it for 1.16.x
I want something vanilla-like that will make hoppers more useful.
1.15.2/ 1.16. pls
thx bro you added what build craft adds I downloaded build craft for pipes but build craft nothing as pipes has bunch of confiusing machines and I hate it but your mod only adds pipes for me and it doesn't changes the filing of Minecraft thx a lot 🙂
In reply to komodojack:
build craft is a little advanced but if your working with these pipes, just look them up
Just wanted to say that this mod is working well and even with modded things. So the people who are saying the contrary just didnt set their ducts in the right direction...
1.15.2 or 1.16.1 (Nether update) ;-)