Minecraft lacks furniture. It is difficult to build the perfect house due to not being able to fill the house with furniture. This mod fixed everything!

It comes with over 40 pieces of furniture.

 

Look at the list below:

Bedside Cabinet
Wooden Table
Wooden Chair
Cabinet
Wooden Coffee Table
Fridge
Freezer
Couches (White, Green, Brown, Red and Black)
Blinds
Curtains
Lamp
Stone Chair
Stone Table
Stone Coffee Table
Oven
Oven Range Hood
Hedge (Oak, Pine, Birch and Jungle)
Bird Bath
Stone Path
Picket Fence
Water Tap
Mail Box (includes Envelope and Package)
TV
Computer
Printer (Includes Ink Cartridge)
Fire Alarm
Stereo
Electric Fence
Ceiling Light
Christmas Tree
Presents
Toilet
Shower
Basin
Bin
Wall Cabinet
Shower Head

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All the furniture looks realistic and I personally like the blinds (bottom left). These blinds can open and close which I love! So during night time you can completely block off light from your house!

The mod can be downloaded for Minecraft 1.7.10 and is compatible with Forge. To use the mod you simply find the item you want in the Minecraft menu on creative and place it like a normal block. On survival the furniture items all have unique recipes which can be found out on the mod download page listed below.

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What is also great about this mod is that it supports texture packs which many mods do not do.

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Bathrooms have always been such a pain to build on Minecraft! It is very difficult to build things like toilets and showers with square blocks without it looking weird! This mod fixes that!

I just love this mod! With so many types of furniture you will find it very easy to decorate your buildings! I suggest you download it and try it out today!

How to install MrCrayfish’s Furniture Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10

 

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Instant Massive Structures - http://www.planetminecraft.com/mod/11-furniture-mod-v10-simple-addtion/

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

 

So… What do you think of this mod? Will you use it? What is your favorite furniture piece? 

If you want to create an entire town or city on Minecraft and you are not the biggest fan of spending hours building this instant build mod is perfect for you.

The instant massive structures mod can build 31 buildings. These include: 

  • A football stadium.
  • Various Houses.
  • Various Skyscrapers.
  • A cave system.
  • A jail.
  • Farms.
  • Traps.
  • Waterslides & rollercoasters!
  • Boats.
  • Pyramids.
  • Planes.
  • & More!

The mod can be downloaded for Minecraft 1.7.10 and is very easy to use. It comes with recipes so you are able to craft the blocks that are used to create the buildings. On creative the blocks are already there.

You simply place the block and with an empty hand you punch the block and the building is generated. For the larger buildings you will experience some short lag as they are built but for the smaller buildings you will be fine. I also suggest you use the mod on a superflat world or you make sure you have lots of flat space where you want the buildings to be. If not the the buildings will simply go into the ground and it does not look very good.

We tested out the mod on a superflat world and we were very happy with what could be done. In a matter of minutes of creating the world we managed to get a large number of buildings built. We were very impressed with the detail of the buildings that were made! Check out the screenshots below: 

The detail continues through all of the buildings that can be made.
The detail continues through all of the buildings that can be made.
The gardens on the generated houses are very detailed and grow lots of crops. They look very unique and you wouldn't expect this type of build to be done automatically.

The gardens on the generated houses are very detailed and grow lots of crops. They look very unique and you wouldn’t expect this type of build to be done automatically.

There is lots of fine detail on the buildings which you wouldn't normally expect for this type of mod.

There is lots of fine detail on the buildings which you wouldn’t normally expect for this type of mod.

A wheat, melon and sugar cane farm can be built directly into the ground.

A wheat, melon and sugar cane farm can be built directly into the ground.

This was the plane created. If you place the plane box on the ground and tap it the plane will automatically build in the air.

This was the plane created. If you place the plane box on the ground and tap it the plane will automatically build in the air.

I created 3 identical houses. All come semi decorated and lit with torches. They even have their own front garden with vegetable patches!

I created 3 identical houses. All come semi decorated and lit with torches. They even have their own front garden with vegetable patches!

Overall I think the mod is great and it lives up to its name “Instant Massive Structures.” Having only used it for short period of time I got a sense of just how good it is for making towns really quick. I will certainly be using it again!

How to install Instant Structures for Minecraft 1.7.10

 

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Instant Massive Structures - Super Massive Instant Structures Download 

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

 

What do you think about this mod? Will you be using it on your Minecraft World! What new buildings would you like to see added? Let us know in the comments below!

Hello everyone!

It is Arran here. The new owner of Minecraftdls.com. 

I am very excited to me running this website and lots of exciting new things will be happening over the next few months.

Already I have completely changed the design of the website and I plan to do the following things:

  • Launch a Youtube channel (coming in November)
  • Launch an Android App (coming in Early December)
  • Launch an IOS App (coming early Spring)
  • & Much More!

 

From today I will ensure new content is posted on the site daily for you all to enjoy!

Please comment below if you have have suggestions or requests for the site.

Thanks

Arran

The Circus skin contest on PlanetMinecraft has been narrowed down to the top 100.  It is now up to the ten judges to complete their final votes and determine who is the ultimate winner – for now, I will list and give a brief review of my top five picks amongst the finalists.  Unsurprisingly, a number of the skins I reviewed earlier from this contest are on this list.

 

Note: click on the title of each skin to be taken to its PMC page.

 

#5 – Bearded Lady, by Exaulted

 

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Since I reviewed this skin already, I will keep my analysis short.  While the shading is not phenomenal, the concept of the skin is very clearly portrayed and the details are quite clean.  It is an easily recognizable circus character and comes complete with a historically accurate explanation.

 

#4 – Pierre the Magnificent, by Vanillamint

 

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Another skin already reviewed by me – Pierre is on this list for some of the same reasons as the Bearded Lady.  It is a clean skin with subtle but important details.  There is also some nice texture with this one, though as noted previously, it could be improved.  I cannot overstate the importance of clarity in skins, especially in a game like Minecraft.

 

Pierre also gets points for a great backstory

 

#3 – Clown, by Drazille12

 

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Drazile is one of my favorite skinners, and with good reason.  This clown may not be incredibly creative in terms of concept, but it is well executed and certainly fits within the confines of this contest’s rules.

 

There is no backstory to this clown, but impressively it was done in about 15 minutes according to Drazile.  He also used a limited color palette of only 10 colors.  With such a short amount of time and so few colors to work with, he surely did a great job showing dimension via well-placed shading.

 

As a clown, but more specifically a circus clown, this skin lands in 3rd place for its immediate recognizability, clear details, and distinct style.

 

#2 – Jojo the Circus Monkey, by Raspberry_red

 

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Only two monkeys made it into the finals, and this one clearly takes the banana.  This is the first skin I’ve seen from Raspberry_red, and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised.  It achieves the same charming simplicity and detail that Drazile’s entry does, but with some added interest.

 

The prospect of a circus monkey is much more captivating than a common clown.  The theme is clearly portrayed in the skin itself, and it comes with at least some explanation towards Jojo’s backstory.  The only downfall of this skin is that it is poorly shaded in some parts, and some of the shading gradients are caught in a strange halfway point between hard and soft transitions.

 

#1 – Bear on a Unicycle, by Dollars

 

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The skin that deserves to win it all is by none other than Dollars, creator of the Bigby Wolf and Ent skins I recently reviewed.  Dollars did a fantastic job on all accounts with this contest:

 

  • The skin is well-made.  It is immediately recognizable both as a bear and a circus element; the detail is clear and interesting as well.  Texture is also one of the high points for this skin, as the bear’s fur actually looks like fur.  The shading is worked into the detail, rather than working around it like many less experienced skinners.

  • The idea is unique.  The idea of a unicycle alone is interesting.  I am not generally fond of make-shift uses of the model (i.e. long hair attached to the back of the legs), but this one looks great and could be easily compensated for by freezing the player model’s legs.

  • Dollars provides an excellent (not to mention educational) description on circus bears, circus animals in general, and how this skin fits into the theme of the contest.  Bonus points for pointing out the cruelty which animals endure in this type of situation.  His explanation also offers some clarity on why his bear looks so angry.

 

All of these points, plus the awesome pun in the skin description, make this skin the winner.  Dollars is awarded ten out of ten adorable rescued bear cubs.

 

Installing One of the Skins

 

For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.

 

For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file -

    1. Bearded Lady

    2. Pierre the Magnificent

    3. Clown

    4. Jojo the Circus Monkey

    5. Bear on a Unicycle

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.

 

There were many fantastic skins in this contest, and the top 5 was a difficult decision – in fact, places 4 and 5 were the most difficult.  The top three were easy to spot as they stood out from the rest.  Do you agree or disagree with my list?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and perhaps leave your own top five!

 

Finally: if the official results vary a great deal from my own, I may post an update with my thoughts on them.  Stay tuned!

Today I bring to you another simple texture pack.  It is slightly stylized, which is definitely a great quality for simple packs, and still retains some of the texture of the original blocks.  The Just a Spot texture pack by MrBlockMiner is not unique by any means, but it is nonetheless worth a look (especially for those who are new to the “simple textures” genre).

 

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The part of this texture pack that caught my eye and pulled me in was the trees.  I have seen packs with a similar design on their trees before, but for some reason this one was particularly interesting:

 

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Perhaps it is due to the contrast of having nearly flat textures for the trunks of the trees and very simple grass textures.  I also enjoy the repetition of shapes throughout the pack; the repeating squares in the trees are also found on a larger scale throughout the world, in grass blocks and more noticeably in sand blocks (under water):

 

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You can also see the sand blocks in the featured image at the top of this post.  This theme repeats in cobblestone and dirt as well.

 

Honestly, I am not particularly fond of the updated tool textures.  They are great, undoubtedly, but there is somewhat of a lack of coherence between the tools and the blocks in this mod:

 

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My final opinion of this pack is that it is a nice, fresh view on Minecraft for those who have yet to experiment with many texture packs.  I recommend this one to anyone who is looking to try out a “simple” texture pack, though for players who have grown sick of simple packs it doesn’t exactly stand out from the crowd.

 

Installing Just a Spot Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.8

 

  1. Download the latest version of the texture pack here.

  2. Load Minecraft.

  3. Click on Texture Packs (or Options > Texture Packs).

  4. Click Open Texture Pack Folder OR press WindowsKey+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft\texturepacks

  5. Place the texture pack in this folder and wait until it shows up in your client.

  6. Select the texture pack and click done.

 

How do you feel about simple texture packs?  Also, what do you think creators could do to keep them interesting while keeping the simple look?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

This skin is extremely derpy.  If I had to sum it up in one phrase, that would certainly be it.  But it is derpy in an adorable way.  Meet Kumon, a skin by Disnowball, which is technically a fan skin considering that it was made based on the logo of Kumon, a mathematics and reading center for children.  Yeah…  Still not the weirdest “fan” skin I’ve seen.

 

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You may be wondering what the Kumon logo looks like.  Don’t be surprised – this skin’s face is basically a direct representation of it:

 

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I can see why Disnowball decided to make a skin of the logo, it is actually sort of cute by itself.  I’m not entirely sure it accurately describes what the company is about, but that’s a discussion for another day.

 

Let us get some distance from the logo and talk only about the skin.  I am always commenting about the dimensionality of skins – I’d like to take a moment to clear up that this does not necessarily mean “realistic”.  The shading on this skin’s head shows excellent dimensionality – it certainly looks rounded, despite being a cube.

 

The shading on the rest of the model is decent as well, but I feel that some parts received too much unnecessary shading.  On the back of the model, its shoulders are extremely pronounced – this would only happen to a very skin or large-boned person wearing tight clothing or something made of loose fabric.  The great texture on this model makes the coat look like leather, which is not very flexible.

 

Aside from that minor gripe, I love this skin.  It is simple and yet at the same time detailed due to its textured appearance.  Kumon (the skin) is awarded nine out of ten reading comprehension exams.

 

Installing the Skin

 

For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.

 

For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.

 

Who is your favorite character from the Legend of Zelda universe?  Let us know in