Minecraft Mods

MCmodder Mod Pack - Expanding your pack with more mods

In our post about the core MCmodder Mod Pack, we mentioned how it was only intended to be a starting point and that to truly get the best experience, you need to mod Minecraft further. This is our list of mods that are up-to-date for Minecraft 1.7.10, support Forge (and therefore the pack) and have been tested (some more, some less) by us. Read on for the full list…

Each mod will be described in short, and we will link relevant info like our showcase or the applicable Sphax' PureBDCraft patch (which the core pack supports in full, take a look here). We will once again use the 5 categories of improvement: Convenience, Combat, Exploration, Immersion and Endgame. Let's get started.

  • Dynamic Lights*  Makes 'shining' items (Torch, Glowstone, etc… ) illuminate everything around them if held or dropped.
  • JourneyMap
    * Real-time mapping in game or in a web browser as you explore.
  • MineMenu 
    * Provides access to a radial menu which allows quick use of 10 different configurable actions on one key.
  • OptiFine
    * This mod adds support for HD textures and a lot of options for better looks and performance. Doubling the FPS is common.
    * Get this. Always get this mod.
  • Better Storage
    * Adds more storage options, such as Storage Crates, Reinforced Chests, Lockers, Armor Stands, as well as locks and keys for its chests.
    * Sphax Patch

  • Damage Indicators
    * When anything living takes damage, the damage they took will bounce off their head, with a cool little effect. Also shows a mod portrait, with name, status
    * MCmodder.net showcase
    * Sphax Patch

  • Floating Ruins
    * Floating islands taken from the ground with mini-ruins on top. The ruins' shape, material and mob spawners' choice of mobs are all biome-based.
  • Ruins
    Spawns structures in your Minecraft worlds upon generation, similar to Villages or Strongholds.
    * MCmodder Showcase
  • Battletowers
    * Adds towers that spawn throughout your world for you to ascend and gain treasure from, each floor containing mobs and loot with a boss at the very top.

  • Pam's HarvestCraft
    * Adds in new crops, bushes, new recipes for food and ways to make it.
    * Sphax Patch
  • Pet Bat 
    * Lets you tame and level-up bats, which will fight for you.
  • Ropes+
    * Elemental arrows, grappling hook, ropes and more.
    * Sphax Patch
  • Better Foliage
    * Visually enhances foliage like trees and grass with configurable settings.
    * Sphax Patch
    * MCmodder Showcase

  • BuildCraft* Extending Minecraft with pipes, auto-crafting, quarries, engines and much more!
    * Sphax Patch
  • Steve's Carts 2
    *  Introduces a modular system where you can build a huge amount of carts (hundreds of millions) by combining the parts you want.
    * Sphax Patch
  • Tinker's Construct
    * Tinkers' Construct is a mod about putting tools together in a wide variety of ways, then modifying them until they turn into something else.
    * Sphax Patch
  • Botania
    * Botania is a magic tech mod based on nature. The main concept is to create magical flowers and devices utilizing the power of the earth, in the form of Mana.

That's it for now, but this post will be constantly updated with new mods to add to your collection. As the modpack grows, so will our selection. For installation instructions, head to our big Mod Installation Guide. Most of these mods are just .jars or .zip files you have to copy over into the mods folder. As long as you read each mod's thread, you'll be fine.

Please stay tuned for more Minecraft mods, news, updates, suggestions to improve your experience, and more. Seriously - we're great (hopefully). As always, feel free to discuss or ask for help in the comment section below.