Quest Utils Mod 1.12.2 – Compare Item and Screen to Display Quest Objectives

Author: LadyLeska
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Quest Utils Mod 1.12.2 is a mod that has items and blocks that help quest/story established modpacks. It’s not a questing system mod but it can be utilised in conjunction with you. This mod also includes cubes that can aid with custom maps. It has blocks that can help compare items and screens to show exploration objectives. All blocks within this mod have native Open Computers support. Additionally, all cubes have an identifier that can be used to load and save condition. In the documentation below we refer to this condition since the’saveable state’.


Here is an overview of all items blocks in this mod:

Control Key

You need this item to open the GUI of any of the blocks in this mod! Players should not have this key. It is meant for game operators only.

Item Comparator

The item comparator is a block with two internal inventories. The left inventory contains 16 items and counts as a filter. The right inventory also contains 16 items that can be piped in and out using automation. When the right inventory (called the buffer) matches the filter (or has more items then the filter) this block will emit a Redstone signal at the back (the side with the red arrow).

If you give this block a Redstone signal it will dump all items in its inventory to another inventory above it.

The saveable state for this block is the filter. The buffer will not be saved.

Reward Chest

This is like a chest that the user can interact with. However, it also has an ID (only visible in the user interface if the UI was opened while holding a control key). The contents of this chest can be saved and restored using the ‘qu’ commands (see below in “Saving State” section).


The Objective Screen is a multiblock screen that works roughly the same was as the RFTools screen. Using the GUI you can toggle the screen between transparent or not and also increase the size from 1×1 up to 5×5. It is also possible to set the background color of the screen in that GUI.

The screen features three areas:

  • The title. This is a scaled up text
  • The objective (up to 9 items or else a single png image)
  • The status. Up to three lines of text

The text can be configured with color as well as left, center, or right alignment. You can also control the color of the border put around the objective.

If you don’t use items for the objective then you can also use an image. To do this you need to use a resource location for the image (something like ‘minecraft:water’) for example or you can use a PNG image in which case you also have to use a filename (input field under the resource location). If that filename starts with a ‘$’ it is a relative location inside the config directory. Otherwise, it is a path from the operating system.

The saveable state for this block is all the color information, the objectives, and the text.


The pedestal is a simple block that can show an item floating above it. It also supports the saveable state system and can be controlled with Open Computers. It has 4 different modes (controllable from the GUI):

  • Display: the player cannot interact with the pedestal
  • Interact: the player can take and place items by right-clicking the pedestal
  • Place: the player can only place items
  • Take: the player can only take items

The pedestal sends out a Redstone signal if there is an item in it.


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How to install:

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge.
  2. Locate the minecraft application folder.
    • On windows open Run from the start menu, type %appdata% 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.
  3. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder.
  4. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.
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