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[1.11.2] @Config creates and loads file, but doesn't create GUI

Jay Avery

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I made a very simple @Config class with just a few booleans:


@Config(modid = Geomastery.MODID)
public class GeoConfig {

    @Comment("Show the food type in the item tooltip")
    public static boolean foodTooltips = true;

    @Comment("Show the item's decay level with the filled proportion of durability bar as well as colour")
    public static boolean foodDurability = false;

    @Comment("Show the biomes where a crop can grow in the item tooltip")
    public static boolean cropBiomes = true;

    @Comment("Hide unusued and inaccessible vanilla items from Just Enough Items")
    public static boolean hideVanilla = true;
    @Comment("Show simple building block requirements in the item tooltip")
    public static boolean buildReqs = true;


When I delete the config file, it creates it with the properties and comments in the class, and when I change values in the file then the fields in the class change as expected - so it's definitely working in some sense. But the "config" button in the mods list is greyed out. There aren't any crashes or error messages that I can find, but I could post the whole log if that's useful.


I do subscribe to OnConfigChangedEvent in my mod class, but it doesn't get called because there is no GUI to save the config from.


    public static void configChanged(ConfigChangedEvent.OnConfigChangedEvent
            event) {

        if (event.getModID().equals(MODID)) {

            ConfigManager.load(MODID, Config.Type.INSTANCE);



What am I missing? All my code is on github.

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Forge doesn't automatically create a config GUI for you. In your @Mod annotation, you need to provide a value for the guiFactory property. It should be the fully-qualified name of a class that implements IModGuiFactory. In your GUI factory, you'll need to make sure that hasConfigGui returns true and that you've implemented createConfigGui.


This is my GUIConfig class which is a small wrapper around FML's GuiConfig class that makes it a bit easier to use. 

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Forge does automatically create a config GUI for you if you're using the annotation-based config system and Forge 1.11.2- (commit 25497d3) or later.


You're using Forge 1.11.2-, so you need to update to get the automatic config GUI.

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Please don't PM me to ask for help. Asking your question in a public thread preserves it for people who are having the same problem in the future.

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