I know that we already covered the Humans+ mod sometime back in late June but our post was far too brief and only served as an injustice to this absolute gem of a mod. This site has absolutely exploded with traffic so we know a lot of people are coming to us to find out the latest and greatest in the Minecraft mods community - so let's give Humans+ its proper dues and get right inside of this fantastic creation.
For the past few weeks, Minecraft snapshots have been slow on new content, but active on the bug fixing front, so instead of the usual biweekly (in the every 2 weeks meaning of the word) roundup, we decided to hold off until some interesting additions piled up. While still not that big of a content update, the 4 snapshots did bring some interesting new changes.
The Aether Mod just might be the largest and most complex mod that we've ever seen released. This mod adds an whole new dimension to your Minecraft world named “The Aether”. The Aether being the anti-pole to Minecraft's Nether World. Whereas the Nether is a desolate & barren wasteland containing pits of lava, netherrack, soulsand and glowstone - the Aether on the other hand is absolute Nirvana.
Modding is the lifeblood of Minecraft. From the very start, modders were a part of this community and helped grow Minecraft to the juggernaut it is today. This is why I am greatly saddened to see it withering away for the past few months. Now is the time for Workbench. If you don't know what Workbench is, it's the codename for Mojang's modding/plugin API.
I'd like to take a look at a few Minecraft mods that have been around for a while now, but that we just haven't gotten to covering. With so many new mods coming out everyday it can be pretty tough to keep up with them all sometimes. So without further ado, here are 3 mods for Minecraft that I think deserve some attention from our site.
Realistic texture packs always push the envelope when it comes to graphical improvements in Minecraft. These kinds of packs are always the first to use new features that Optfine/MCPatcher/Shaders implement. Ravand's pack is no different, using random connected textures to raise an already good pack into awesome territory.