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Forge Ore Dictionary

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Information on this article does not apply to most recent versions of the respective mod, the described features have been deprecated or removed.

The Forge Ore Dictionary is a system added by Minecraft Forge. This system allows items added by different mods to be used interchangeably.

For example, this could allow a Copper Ingot added by Thermal Foundation to be used in a Mekanism recipe that requires Copper.

Not only ores can be used in the dictionary; it can be used for whatever a mod author wishes to program it for. The Ore Dictionary name of an item can be seen with Not Enough Items or a Dictionary from Mekanism.

In order to avoid having stacks of similar but different resources lying around, the different items can be unified by using a Unifier or a Forge Lexicon.

A list of Ore Dictionary entries can be found here.

As of Minecraft 1.13 Ore Dictionary was removed from forge, being replaced by Tags system from Vanilla.