Minecraft Mods

HoloInventory - a HUD mod that removes the tedious part of storage

Did you ever think about something really simple that would be totally neat or useful? Like car keys that beep when you're looking for them, HoloInventory is just plain useful. It's not overly complex or ambitious. It sets out to make your life a bit easier, and it does. Let's take a look.

If you break down the HoloInventory name you'll find the core and only feature of the mod - a holographic projection of the inventory of the block you're looking at (like a chest).  While at first the holo part does not sound really in-tune with the medieval feel of Minecraft, I quickly found that it fits in nicely with the game feel of Minecraft. It feels like an extension of the HUD, and a really useful one at that.

The core word here is useful, which is why I'm using it so much. HoloInventory makes looking through your stores much less tedious and boring. Ever get so far into the end-game that you have chests upon chests of loot which, no matter how much you try to sort it, turns out to be hard to navigate. You'll try to make signs and special chests for every block, but in the end you'll have to have some chests with many types, making the system flawed. With HoloInventory, you just look at the chest and immediately know what's inside. No rummaging or squeaky sounds - hassle free.

An advantage of a mod this simple is that it is highly customizable and adaptive. You'll find that you can configure it and that it is compatible with any texture pack by default. This is always a welcome set of features in any mod.

When all is said and then, I can't not recommend HoloInventory. It's just so useful (here it goes again) to have, and surprisingly not immersion breaking. If you're a hardcore realism fanatic that keeps his HUD off and his interface minimal, it might bother you, but otherwise you'd be silly not to use it. You can get HoloInventory at the link below:

Download the HoloInventory mod here!

Installation instructions:

  1. Install the Forge API.
  2. Run Minecraft at least once.
  3. Put the mod's .jar file in the mods folder located in your .minecraft folder.
  4. For any additional info, head to our big Mod Installation Guide.
  5. Ready to go! Enjoy.

Like always, feel free to leave any feedback you might have in the comment section below.

Version of mod reviewed: v1.8.0  for Minecraft 1.6.4.