There are quite a few Minecraft mods that help players find different blocks – like diamonds or other types of ore. Some of these mods are more useful than others, and Ellian’s MaterialDetector Mod is one of the good ones.
Using this mod, players can view a minimap that outlines important features in the surrounding area. The minimap is best used for finding various types of blocks underground – like diamonds.
There are two types of minimaps: a vertical map and a horizontal map. The horizontal map gives players a cross-section of the horizontal plane surrounding them, while the vertical map allows players to see what is underneath their feet. The interface is easy to understand and it doesn’t take long to find any items you need underground.
On the minimap, players can toggle certain types of ore. Lava is displayed in an obvious orange color, and pressing ‘H’ will toggle the interface between a vertical and horizontal view. Cave systems appear as big empty chambers on the map, and it’s easy to see whatever objects you need to see while underground.
The zoom level can also be easily adjusted. Whether you’re looking for a block just a few feet away or scanning the depths of an underground cave system, Ellian’s MaterialDetector Mod allows players to find whatever they need.
Since mods like Ellian’s MaterialDetector basically give players a god-like ability, some players might want to turn the minimap off from time to time. If you only want to find a certain type of ore and then stop cheating, then you can easily toggle the mod on or off with the click of a button.
Whether you’re digging for diamonds or simply wanting to explore underground cave systems, Ellian’s MaterialDetector Mod allows players to discover their world in an entirely different way. Download it today to add a useful minimap to your Minecraft interface.
How to install Ellian’s MaterialDetector Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download the mod’s installation file from its official forum thread
Step 2) Fortunately, the mod features an automatic installer. Just double-click on the file you downloaded and let the process complete
Step 3) Once the installer is complete, start up Minecraft and enjoy!