Go to any Minecraft community destination and what will you see? Lots and lots of houses, bases and similar player housing pictures. This is why furniture mods are a thing, and more and more are popping up all the time. Now, Bibliocraft enters the fray with tons of cool aesthetically pleasing furniture options, as well as some twists to the formula. Let's take a look.
We can start with the potion shelf. The mod adds all kinds of shelf types for specific items and the potion shelf is one of them. Like other shelves, the potion shelf allows you put down and pick up items by rightclicking precisely on them, and if you're wearing glasses or a monocle you can even see the name without entering a menu. Then there's the display case, which is used to store a single item. You can open it by shiftclicking, and items stored in it will still retain most of their properties like light level or a redstone current, so it's an aesthetically pleasing as well as a useful item.
Golden lanterns are a new, quite expensive block that produces the maximum amount of light, akin to lightstone. The bookcases are another shelf type that offers a nicer alternative to vanilla bookcases with organization and 3D book renders. The writing desk is a very fantasy looking block with a candle and some ink on top. You can place a book in it to edit the book.
For extra classiness, there's a very medieval looking desk for you that automatically extends if you place more blocks, allowing for complicated, yet still beautiful desk shapes.If you need to put something on top of that desk, why not a jar of cookies? Undoubtedly the greatest thing ever to be modded into Minecraft, the cookie jar is used to store delicious cookies (though you can store anything in it). And none of that raising oatmeal trash, the real chocolate chip kind.
The mod also adds some advanced blocks like the typesetting table and the printing press. The typesetting table can be used to write and save books, then turn them into printing plates that can be used with the printing press. The printing press can then use the plate, some ink, and an empty book to print out as many copies as you like. It's a useful tool to cut out the book copying pointlessness, and could result in some cool multiplayer gameplay too.
Moving on we have another light source, the fancy light. This fancy light comes in many colors and can be placed on walls, ceiling and tables to make the room extra classy. Then there's the armor stand, a very useful addition that will help you showcase your awesome new armor (when you aren't wearing it of course) to anyone that visits. There's also the tool rack, another kind of shelf that stores tools and swords. Finally there's the actual shelf, which is used to showcase really any item you want.
The mod also adds some useful items like the tape measure, and some items used when crafting the previously mentioned blocks. It's a cool mod, and it's about to get better. The creator is already teasing the next update featuring some pretty cool stuff like record racks, map frames, chairs and other seats, and dinner plates.
I liked this mod very much because the furniture options are up there with the best mods of its kind, and it's got a very nice 3D oriented aesthetic that looks high fidelity yet fits within Minecraft. You can get the mod here:
Download the Bibliocraft mod here!
- Install the Forge API.
- Run Minecraft at least once.
- Put the mod's .zip 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.
Like always, feel free to let us know how you liked the mod, and leave any other feedback you might have, right in the comment section below.
Version of mod reviewed: v1.4.1 for Minecraft 1.6.4.