Today, Searge tweeted out a spoiler pic of something likely coming up in the next snapshot! At a glance, it appears to be two different kinds of command block from the standard one, with each of the...
Mod Pouches is a small mod that focuses on a feature that veteran players should be familiar with: portable chests. It doesn’t include any other features, which means it can fit in seamlessly with many different kinds of modpacks. It is built to have modifiable pouches that are compatible with any mod you have installed. There is also a small bit of item customization, but nothing fancy, since there are only two items in the whole mod to customize.
Mod Pouches are accessible from early game, and a quick player should be able to make their first pouch within minutes of starting a new world. All you need is leather, string, and a few chests. You can upgrade this regular mod pouch to a crafting pouch by surrounding it with crafting tables. Regular pouches can hold a double chest of items, while crafting pouches can only hold one chest, but have a portable crafting table UI built in.
Once you have an anvil (and a nametag, if you want to be fancy), you’ll be able to customize your pouches. By throwing in a pouch plus any item and crafting it, the pouch will modify to automatically pick up items from the specified item’s mod. You can customize the color of the item’s name—which is normally randomly chosen—by first naming a nametag a hex code (#000000, #FFAAEE, etc.) and then customizing the pouch with the nametag. While customizing the pouch, any items in it will be retained.
Being able to use the mod from very early on and with easily accessible vanilla resources is refreshing. As far as the mod goes, it does what it is supposed to do, and it does it well. This mod does have a few alternatives, but all of them have many other features attached that might clash with your modpack’s theme. If you’re considering using it, keep in mind that pouches lost are also items lost, and there’s no way of getting them back. Its accessibility certainly helps lazy players like me with item storage before any magic or machines get set up to do that for me.
Picture from the BlockWorks' "RIBA Brutalist Build" gallery
There have been a lot of criticisms about Minecraft over the years, ranging from critique about new items added, to entire game...
Shields are ready for testing!
Fair warning - they are extremely experimental, not balanced in any meaningful way, and will likely see a number of changes. Report bugs on them!
A quick snapshot is out to address a few serious bugs. Test away, and be sure to report any new bugs that you find!
[Bug MC-85837] Crash or chunk corruption on turning "text" into...
Features are present, though few are currently known. They will be posted as they are discovered! Alright, enough small talk - let's dive into this week's bag of feature-rich goodies!
Windows 10: Beta Edition has an update today! Changes are largely based on player feedback, plus a few bugs that needed ironing out. Give it a try, and see what you think!
I've been having sleep trouble lately, so beds have been on the brain. Naturally, that led me to thinking about sleeping in Minecraft, and a few puzzling things about it.
Steve can sleep at...
It's nothing new to see players create various real-world contraptions in Minecraft - up to and including working computers - but this particular creation by Spork and Kim (MineDaft) gets a little...
15w32b is out with some more fixes, plus a couple new features on display! The new world select screen is now available, potions have had some tweaks done to get them more where they need to be, and...
Snapshot time! 15w32a is up for grabs, and brings with it even more goodies from 1.9! Some features have been uncovered, though more may yet remain! Can you find them?
With a casual glance at Under the Garden 2 (UtG2)’s list of mods, you wouldn’t really think it’s all that special compared to a lot of other mod packs out there. It has a lot of typical mods; Tinker’s Construct, Forestry, Bibliocraft, Applied Energetics and etc. (check out the full list on UtG2's Curse page!). But what really separates UtG2 from a lot of other packs is the intention behind its creation. UtG2’s creator, triptyl, wanted to make a modpack that could reasonably run on less powerful types of computers. And as someone with a computer that struggles to run most popular modpacks, this was a concept I could fully get behind!
I'm not used to dealing with some of these mundane machines. This is how you dig, right? Surely the magical crystal is helping.
Just to really push its limits, I loaded a new world with UtG2 with all of Minecraft’s default visual settings—“fancy” graphics, maximum lighting … clouds, and etc. Even with all these settings; once the world loaded, it ran about the same as I would expect vanilla Minecraft to run for me. I still had a little bit of lag and hitching, as I’ve come to expect from my computer and its little graphics card. But when I switched to my usual graphics settings (and stopped loading so many chunks at once) the game ran perfectly fine—with almost none of the graphical issues I’m used to encountering with modpacks with as many mods as UtG2.
What am I even doing here? Collecting magic powers with flowers? Does the big green block help with that?
Of course, I didn’t get any huge machines or systems set-up in my short time playing with the pack, but even while running around and playing with a few things in creative mode, I certainly noticed the pack getting along well with my computer--so UtG2 is certainly something I can recommend to someone looking for a more fulfilling modpack experience, but is usually unable to play with some of the more popular packs due to the limitations of their computer.
And as I mentioned previously, this pack contains a lot of commonly-used mods, giving the player that exposure, as well as including some very nice decorative mods like Chisel 2, which also works with Microblocks.
Here, I was having fun playing with Chisel 2. The variety of textures it gives to even mundane blocks like stone and dirt are pretty great and decorative.
I have to say; it’s refreshing and comforting to see a modpack designed for those of us without the ability to play high-end games, or some of the more intense modpacks. With Under the Garden 2 as their leader, maybe we can also look forward to more and themed packs designed for lower-end computers as well. Workable mods permitting, of course.
This is what you do, right? You feed the broken blocks back into the quarry pit?
Looking for a new adventure map to try? Consider giving Search for Steve: Curse of the Desert Temple, created by James Champion, a go! Steve has gone missing, and it's up to you to find him. Can you...
There are tons of large Minecraft builds out there, ranging from massive castles to entire countries. Still, one thing that often gets overlooked is the ocean, which is somewhat boggling considering...
Update: Snapshot 15w31c has been released containing all of the following wonderful new bugfixes. Grab the server here!
[Bug MC-2835] Resizing the Minecraft window while dead grays out the...
Snapshot 15w31b has been released and contains the following (and probably some more) bugfixes:
[Bug MC-82808] New arrow names
[Bug MC-82809] Texture errors for Spectral Arrow
Mojang has been working tirelessly to bring you the first of many updates to one of the biggest installments in Minecraft history - the very first ever 1.9 snapshot! It's real, it's here, and you can...
Defense of the Flowers takes Botania and centers the entire pack around it.
Windows 10 Microsofts shiny new operating system launches tomorrow. As announced at MINECON 2015 a few weeks ago it features a brand-new Edition of Minecraft. Mojang calls it Minecraft: Windows 10...
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