Packing Tape

6,470,742 Downloads Last Updated: Jul 22, 2021 Game Version: 1.17.1

Attention Fabric users: This is a Forge mod, it has always been and will always be. If I ever port it to Fabric, which I have no current plans to do, it will be as a fully separate project, and it will be clearly indicated.


WARNING: Data loss in 1.14/1.15 versions (fixed in 0.9.2)

Packing tape releases for 1.14 and 1.15 before 0.9.2 will lose the packaged block contents when reloading a save.

It is important that you update to 0.9.2 before loading existing saves, if you have packaged blocks in them.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and remember to backup regularly!


How to Use

Craft the tape with string, paper and slime balls in any crafting grid (shapeless).

Right-click with the tape on a block with TileEntity (chests, machines, ...) to pack.

Harvest the box to carry it around, and place it in its target location.

Right-click on a packed block to unpack.

Note: Sneaking while placing the block will disable the rotation system while unboxing!


Allowing the tape to pack mob spawners

Add the mob spawner tile entity class to the whitelist section of the config file.


In 1.12 and earlier:

Locate the config file in config/packingtape.cfg. Find the S:whitelist key, and add the TE within the angle brackets, one per line if you have multiple.

tileentities {
    S:blacklist <
    S:whitelist <

In 1.14+

Navigate to your save folder, and inside serverconfigs, open the packingtape-server.toml file in your favorite text editor (Notepad++ is a good choice for Windows users).

In it, locate the whitelist line, and add the spawner within the brackets, like so:


whitelist = ["minecraft:mob_spawner"]


If you need to add more than one, you can separate them with commas, like so:


whitelist = ["minecraft:mob_spawner","minecraft:chest","someothermod:someothertile"]


Can I use this in <X>?

Yes. Unless <X>'s license is incompatible with this mod's, which is unlikely.

Help and Support

For bug reports and feature requests, visit the issue tracker (link above)

You can also find me on discord, ID @gigaherz#9173 on the Forge Discord and Minecraft Mod Development servers (please DO NOT DM me unless strictly necessary). 

You can also find me on! I created a server there as an experiment, to see how the app works. I can't ensure that it will be a permanent place.

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