It's that time of the year when every site is having their annual gaming awards. There are a lot of them for all kinds of games, and now your humble Minecraft Mods blog is having them too! Dubbed “The Diamond Pickaxe Awards” they are the user voted awards on all mods for Minecraft! I've tried to make it as easy as possible to vote, you just have to pick a winner and press vote, no registration needed, thanks to PollCode.
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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.
1.3 Hit a couple of days ago, and brought a bunch of new stuff with it. Among the new features, bugfixes and an abundance of cookies was a major change to the inner workings of the game. Singleplayer was changed to run through a local server, a feature that is basically groundwork for the Mod API that we've been waiting on for so long.
As this year comes to a close, it's time to decide the best of the best. It's time for The Diamond Pickaxe Awards 2015! Vote quickly and easily without any registration required and let your voice be heard in the 6 categories with 6 nominees, as well as our main Mod of the Year award. And if the nominees don't suit you, you can always write in your own.
Tired of your boring old creepers? Want to die and have all your precious items lost in new exciting elemental themed ways? If you fit that extremely specific group of people, or just want more mobs, then the Elemental Creepers mod by xSmallDeadGuyx is the droid mod you are looking for. Originally made popular through the YogBox, this mod is now available as a standalone thing and adds a total of 14 new kinds of creepers, all elementally themed (fire, ice, dirt etc.
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).
Minecraft is a very diverse game as-is. There are lots of gameplay mechanics that all tie together for the overall experience. You can explore, mine, craft, fight, build and more. Now with the Invasion Mod by Lieu there's a new element to it all, a strategic, defensive mode where you have to defend your house from increasingly difficult waves of dangerous monsters while your Nexus, which is a new block the mod adds, creates precious resources.
For a game about mining, Minecraft's mining can sure be dull at times. While this has been addressed in many other mods, Wild Caves tries to improve your mining experience in a different way……by making caves more immersive and realistic through new (mostly) decorative blocks like for example stalagmites and stalactites.
Did you ever feel that the weather system in vanilla Minecraft is lacking and could be improved? Do you think there shouldn't just be rain, sun and snow, but shades of grey in between? Modder Corosus seems to think so, and he tries to improve it with his Weather & Tornadoes mod. The mod does exactly what the name says - it adds more weather types (including wind) and tornadoes to the game, and it is awesome.
Twitter seems to have become the official channel for Mojang to tease new stuff, and in that fashion, Jeb tweeted a picture of something very interesting: trading with villagers. This is a feature that fans have been requesting for a long time, and it's good to see it's finally coming. Jeb said on Twitter: This is how I perform experiments on Testificates:http://i.
Minecraft has a lot of RPG elements and it is something a lot of players are very interested in, which also makes mods that enhance that aspect of the game very popular and desired. While some add items, mechanics or mobs, modder rich1051414 decided to improve upon the user interface by adding some RPG indicators with his Hit Splat Damage Indicators mod.
The results are in! You've voted for your favorite mods, and now take a look at the winners of the fourth annual The Diamond Pickaxe Awards. Check it out…We begin, as always, with our biggest award - Mod of the Year. And the winner is…Yes, indeed folks, the winner this year is Optifine! The amazing mod by sp614x that improves Minecraft performance.
Bringing new features into Minecraft is hard to do while retaining the feel of vanilla Minecraft. Be it through art or mechanics, mods often break that unique Minecraft feel. Minestrappolation is an overhaul mod that excels in that category and manages to bring a truckload of new content to the game that feels like a new update by Mojang rather than a mod.
A lot of people don't fancy messing around with the minecraft.jar, mods folder and class incompatibilities. People that know how to do it well still avoid it because it's so dull. While youwait for Jeb to crank out that Mod API, mod packs are a good way of getting all the mod fun without the hassle of installing all the mods.
Big news announced from The Aether team: the update of the original Aether mod that they have been working on for the past few months has now become an alpha version of Aether II. We've seen a lot of cool new content put into it, so it makes sense that it became a full sequel instead of just an update.
As Minecon continues to move forward and thousands of Minecraft fans are spending a Minecraft-filled weekend in London, Mojang made another huge announcement - Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, hitting Windows Store on July 29th. More info within…Minecraft Windows 10 Edition will come out in a beta state alongside Windows 10 itself on July 29th, and will be free to all owners of the PC version of Minecraft, or 10$ during the beta period.
For the skilled and most adventurous players out there, Minecraft can sometimes come across as a fairly simple game. Almost too simple. Once you build your first mud-fortified shelter you're pretty much walking on easy street as far as your dealings with the game's zombies go. There just simply isn't enough danger when you can dash into your house at the first hint of the sun setting.
Minecraft's blocky world is very big and full of adventure. Sometime in this adventure, you get really angry because you have to climb a mountain and you leave an ugly cobble path behind despite Steve (the Minecraft player - you) being more than tall enough to grab that second block up and pull up. Well, modder Divisor has got you covered with the Smart Moving mod.
Minecarts in Minecraft are one of the main transportation methods (especially prior to the addition of horses), but aren't used for much else. That is, until modder Vswe took matters to his own hands with Steve's Carts 2 - a huge cart overhaul mod that adds a cart creation system with lots of modules to combine into carts.
The Aether II is quickly becoming one of, if not the most anticipated Minecraft mod ever. Everyone is constantly asking about the status of the mod as people are anxious to get their hands on it. A release date was announced, then revoked, and the mod is currently set to arrive “soon”. Updates are being posted often, but the wait is rigorous so here's a quick update on how the mod is doing, what features have been added and when can we expect it.
The idea of floating iruins was always really, really cool. This idea originally became reality through modder , but when he stopped updating the mod, modder took over to keep the amazing idea alive. This fantastic mod adds floating islands with ruins (mini-dungeons, basically) on top. Besides looking cool, they also provide challenge and have a nice use.