Quick Guide to Spawning Items
Terraria does not offer a vanilla item spawn command. The methods of spawning items varies between singeplayer and multiplayer. In a singleplayer game, you’ll be required to make use of an inventory editor, and in multiplayer you will need to add TShock support to your server. These may sound intimidating, but if you follow our guide you’ll be spawning items in no time! Jump down to the guide below for more details.
Spawning Items In Terraria (Singeplayer)
In order to ‘spawn’ items in singleplayer you’re going to have to make use of a Terraria Inventory Editor. Terrasavr is the easiest to use in my opinion, and it can all be done through the web app. No need for downloading a third party program at all!
Once you’re on the site, click the ‘Load Player’ button in the top left. This will open your Terraria saves, and prompt you to choose which player (.plr) file you want to edit. After selecting it, your save will load into the app. Now you’ll want to click the ‘Inventory’ button to open up your inventory. To the right of your inventory, click the Library button. From here, click the category you’re interested in or use the search function to find the item you want and drag it into your inventory.
When you’re happy with what you’ve added, click the ‘Save Player’ button to the right of ‘Load Player’. This will download your save file with the edits you’ve just made. Navigate back to your Terraria saves folder, and overwrite your save file with the new one you’ve just downloaded. Boot up your game and the items, buffs and any other changes you’ve made will have been applied to your save.
Spawning Items In Terraria (Multiplayer)
Multiplayer item spawning will require the use of mods or plugins. The easiest method is to add TShock to your server. You can download the latest release of TShock from their GitHub page or via their website. It does come with some system requirements, although nothing too over the top:
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (Windows Users)
- Mono 4+ (Linux Users)
- 2GB Dedicated RAM
If you’re not able to handle that on your current computer, consider purchasing a Terraria server from a gameserver host. Once you’ve downloaded the latest version, extract everything inside the file! If the archive is not extracted you will lose any settings configured once the server shuts down.
Becoming A TShock SuperAdmin
After installing TShock, you’ll need to make yourself an Admin before you can use any commands. Follow these steps to achieve that:
- Start your server by running TerrariaServer.exe (came with your TShock download).
- Select the world you want to run on the server.
- Select your server port. I recommend leaving this at 7777 as it’s needed for TShock’s REST API.
- Once the server starts up, you’ll see a message in your console telling you to enter the command /auth <code> in order to become a super admin. The code is shown in this step and is unique to you.
- Enter the command from the previous step once you’re loaded into the game.
- After, enter the command /user add <username> <password> superadmin. Choose the username and password you want linked to your account in this step.
- Use the command /login <username> <password> using the username and password you’ve just created.
- Lastly, enter the command /auth to receive your super admin status.
Now that you have the proper privileges, you can use the command below to spawn items. Want to directly give other users items? Replace the below command with
/giveitem <ItemID> <PlayerName> <Quantity>.
/item <ItemID> <Quantity>
Description: Spawns the specified amount of the selected item into your inventory.
- <ItemID> – use the list above to find this. Search for the item you want, and enter its specified ID here.
- <Quantity> – the amount of the item you want to spawn. This will default to the max stack of 999 unless you enter a specific quantity.
Example Item Spawn
/item 3063 1
This will spawn a single Meowmere into your inventory.