GeoFurnace | [1.8 - 1.14.4] 1.61

Lava & fire-powered thermal furnaces!

  1. OutOfTime
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    • 1.14

    GeoFurnace is a simple mechanics-altering plugin that allows for geothermal furnaces in Minecraft!

    There are no commands or permissions required. Just place down a furnace (or find an existing one), put a bucket of lava beneath it, and get smelting! The furnace will never run out of power so long as the lava is beneath it, providing it heat.

    No installation or configuration required. The plugin works straight out of the box!

    Update: The plugin now uses a permission node for players to use the geofurnace. This node is geofurnace.use. Without this node, players can still interact with a running geofurnace, but they cannot activate one by placing an item in it. Once activated, a geofurnace will continue to burn until it runs out of items to cook, but it will not reactivate for anybody but players with the permission node. You can now control who uses geofurnaces on your server!

    Update #2: The plugin now has two additional config options to allow for fire and lava placed beside furnaces as well as under it! (@Cynical_Soul
    ;) )

    Update #3: Using infinite lava buckets in the furnace is also an additional config option now, if enabled it will allow for lava buckets placed in furnaces to never be exhausted and act as a permanent fuel source (@SlimeDog ;) )

    Please check the default config for these values, or if you already use the plugin and don't feel like regenerating it, here is an example (default) config below (please note that 1.14-specific values won't have any effect on pre-1.14 servers):


    enableFireForFurnaces: false
    enableLavaForFurnaces: true
    enableSideLavaForFurnaces: false
    enableSideFireForFurnaces: false
    enableInfiniteLavaBucket: false

    enableFireForBlastFurnaces: false
    enableLavaForBlastFurnaces: true
    enableSideLavaForBlastFurnaces: false
    enableSideFireForBlastFurnaces: false
    enableInfiniteLavaBucketBlast: false

    enableSmokeParticle: true​

    The inspiration for this plugin was my personal annoyance at the way lava was used in vanilla Minecraft to power furnaces. You could fuel the furnace up for a long time, but you couldn't use this lava for small batches, and this meant that you were forced to burn a bucket of lava for every time you wanted to smelt anything, regardless of size. This didn't seem right to me, so I created GeoFurnace to allow lava to be used as an infinite power source for Minecraft furnaces.

    While this plugin does remove much of the need for fuel to power furnaces, there are limitations, such as the inability to make large walls of furnaces (you can't place lava under a furnace if there's already another one there!), meaning that furnace room design would have to be changed in order to make use of a completely fuel-free design.

    If you'd prefer a more freeform design, the ability to have side-powered furnaces is for you, allowing a more traditional wall-style smelting room using lava behind the furnaces. The choice is yours!

    Comments, questions, or pesky bugs to report? Send me a message or leave a comment! The reviews section is for feedback on the plugin as a whole, not for bug reporting!

    Thank you to @ericbarbwire for making a video showcasing this plugin!

    Like the plugin? Please consider donating to help buy me a cup of coffee :)

Recent Reviews

  1. Mutiny1
    Version: 1.50
    Excellent plugin, responded to question very quickly!!
    Asked for update, and I expected days, even a week, it was done in mere hours!
    1. OutOfTime
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review! It ended up being a pretty short update, so I'm glad I could get it done, and thank you for reminding me this needed updating :)
  2. angelosilva09
    Version: 1.42
    epic =======================================================================================
    1. OutOfTime
      Author's Response
      Thank you :D
  3. masterpixel
    Version: 1.42
    A very simple and powerful plugin! Love it! I would love to see configurable smelting speed when using lava / fire to power the furnaces!
  4. Cynical_Soul
    Version: 1.40
    I started using this plugin when an Admin on my server requested it as a purchasable item in the shop. At first I was unsure of adding such a plugin. After adding it I really enjoyed the idea of it in general.

    I was going to give this a three star review due to the lack of features, however, unlike many plugin/Dev's I have requested features and support from, the creator of this plugin was quick with responses and fixes and even adding features!

    This is the first plugin I even bothered reviewing and I am very happy with how this plugin runs and how the creator works with his community. 11/10 would rate again!

    By far deserves all the stars for OutOfTimes help and quick work on fixing/improving this simple plugin.
    1. OutOfTime
      Author's Response
      I'm glad my plugin could be of use to you, and I'm especially glad that I have been able to help you out with getting this plugin as feature-filled as possible! Thanks! <3
  5. Flextangle
    Version: 1.31
    The plugin is good and could be a substitute for an older outdated plugin.

    One thing that could be added is an option to power the furnace from the top or the sides, since players might want to put a hopper beneath the furnace.
    1. OutOfTime
      Author's Response
      Hm... Perhaps I'll add this... Part of the idea was to be realistic with the whole "heat rises" thing to power it, but I suppose from the sides and / or the bottom might be a useful feature. Thanks for the review! :)
  6. TheCrazyGamer678
    Version: 1.3
    Amazing plugin, works perfectly, great developer! I highly recommend downloading.
    1. OutOfTime
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review! Enjoy the fire version! <3
  7. CoLT_47
    Version: 1.2
    Good work! thank you for doing it - the plugin is insane.
    1. OutOfTime
      Author's Response
      I'm glad you like it! <3
  8. CoLT_47
    Version: 1.1
    Excellent plugin - my users love it. But I would love to that it would be permission based due to the fact that some server like mine would want to have it class based.
    1. OutOfTime
      Author's Response
      Edit: Added :) Download the newest version to use the "geofurnace.use" permission, which allows players to activate geofurnaces!