The mysterious oceans of our world hold many secrets that we are yet to find. Minecraft’s oceans, however, hold no such secrets beyond the rather recently introduced underwater temples. Luckily for us there’s Shipwrecks – a mod that adds shipwrecks to the oceans and beaches of our rectangular world. Read on for the details…
The main feature of Shipwrecks are, of course, the shipwrecks themselves. They come in many shapes and sizes (there’s five different types) and generate on the ocean floor and beaches. Sometimes they’ll be completely underwater, sometimes they’ll be sticking out a bit, and sometimes they’ll be beached.
The smallest are a few blocks big, while the biggest will cast a shadow over the average player home. Most of them (all but the smallest rowboat) contain loot. The variation keeps things fresh as you explore, and the shipwrecks themselves are a nice sight. They certainly won’t be crucial to the way you play, but they spice things up nicely and make the world feel less empty, which is something a lot of mods try to do. Among the shipwrecks is also a randomly generated structure called the stone spire which spawns on the ocean floor and will sometimes have shipwrecks around it and ore in it.
The shipwrecks themselves are complimented by two other additions. The first is the piranha mob – a small aggressive fish that spawns near shipwrecks and guard the treasure inside. The second is the diving suit – a new suit of armor crafted using emeralds and slimeballs along with the usual materials. It allows you to dive around without worrying about breath or limited vision, while slowing you down a bit.
The future looks bright for the mod as well, as the creator is already working on mod support (currently it works with biome mods, but shipwrecks won’t generate in the new biomes), new ships, and even more complimentary features like new mobs as well as special underwater weaponry.
Overall, I have to say I really enjoyed this mod. I love mods like these that focus on one small thing and do it simply and effectively. It’s not worldshattering, but it’s nice to have, and once the mod support is in place, it’ll be a part of my day-to-day play mod collection. I recommend it wholeheartedly, especially if you’re reading this a little ways down the line and the future features I talked about are already available. You can get the mod here:
Download the Shipwrecks mod here!
- Install the Forge API.
- Run Minecraft at least once.
- Put the .jar file in the mods folder located in your .minecraft folder.
- For any additional info, head to our big Mod Installation Guide.
- Ready to go! Enjoy.
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Version of mod reviewed: v1.7.1 for Minecraft 1.8.