Player Particles Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.10

Ever wanted musical notes to fly around your head or explosion particles to shoot out of your feet?  If you didn’t before, chances are you do now!  Welcome to my review of the Player Particles plugin (say that ten times fast).  This plugin by Techdoodle makes a few commands available that allow players to use any particle as a personal decoration.




Upon successful installation, the following commands will be added to your server:


  • /pp list – this prints a list of all particles available for use in this plugin.  This list includes every particle natively used in the game, so it is quite lengthy.

  • /pp none – removes particle effects that were previously set via this plugin.

  • /pp (location) (particle) – this command sets the particle to emit from either the head or feet (replacing ‘location’ with ‘head’ or ‘feet’ respectively).  The word ‘particle’ must be replaced with a valid name from /pp list.


An example of what explosion particles emitting from one’s head (/pp head largeexplosion) would look like was shown above.  Here is an example of the aforementioned music notes also emitting from the head:




The musical notes are undoubtedly my favorite.  Here is a list of all available particles and their variable names, also available on the Minecraft Wiki, this plugin’s download page, and of course the /pp list command in-game when using this plugin:


  • hugeexplosion – Explosion

  • largeexplode – Small explosion

  • fireworksSpark – Firework trail and explosion

  • bubble – Water

  • suspended – Underwater

  • depthsuspend – The void

  • townaura – Mycelium

  • crit – Critical hits

  • magicCrit – Sword or Axe enchanted with Sharpness, Smite, or Bane of Arthropods

  • smoke – Torches, primed TNT, droppers, dispensers, End portals, brewing stands, monster spawners

  • mobSpell – Potion effects, trading

  • mobSpellAmbient – Beacon effects

  • spell – Splash potions, bottles o’ enchanting

  • instantSpell – Instant health/damage splash potions

  • witchMagic – Witches

  • note – Note Blocks

  • portal – Nether portals, Endermen, Endermites, ender pearls, eyes of ender, ender chests

  • enchantmenttable – Enchantment tables near bookshelves

  • explode – Explosion

  • flame – Torches, furnaces, Magma Cubes, monster spawners

  • lava – Lava

  • footstep – (no use in-game)

  • splash – Water, rain, wolves

  • wake – Fishing

  • largesmoke – Fire, Minecart with Furnace, Blazes

  • cloud – Mob death, mobs spawned by monster spawners

  • reddust – Powered Redstone, Redstone Torches, powered Redstone Repeaters

  • snowballpoof – Thrown snowballs, creating Snow Golems or Iron Golems

  • dripWater – Water, wet sponges

  • dripLava – Lava

  • snowshovel – (no use in-game)

  • slime – Slimes

  • heart – Breeding, taming

  • angryVillager – Attacking a villager in a village

  • happyVillager – Bone Meal, trading in a village


As noted by the creator, one prominent use for this plugin could be simply providing particles to donators on servers.  It could also be used for something like marking certain players (i.e. during events or mini-games), or perhaps just as an option for personalization open to everyone.  There are many possibilities!


How to Install Player Particles Plugin for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download the latest version of the Player Particles plugin.

  2. Place the .jar file from step 1 into your game or server’s plugins directory.

  3. Run the game or server and wait for it to fully load.

  4. Restart your Minecraft game or server, or login to your admin account and execute the /reload command.

  5. Run the server or enter a world again.  The plugin should be properly loaded.


Which particle effect is your favorite?  Post it in the comments below!

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