Many things about Minecraft have changed over the years. Mobs have changed, biomes have changed, lives have changed – but war… War never changes. Turtle Crafting is at it again with an epic homage to the Fallout series with his Fallout mod for Minecraft.
This mod’s primary function is to add new weapons and armor to the game, modeled after those found in Fallout. Obviously laser-powered weapons and reinforced power armor could make the game a little easy, so crafting these new items comes with a bit of complexity as a balance.
As an example, let us inspect the Tri-Beam Laser Rifle:
Yes, there are six different components for this gun. And that’s not even counting the ammunition. The item in the top left is a crystal array, which is made of a diamond and four technetium bars. Technetium is a new mineral that can be found throughout the world in raw form; four pieces of raw technetium must be crafted together to form a bar.
The next item (to the right) is the energy rifle barrel, made of three crystal arrays. After that is a standard redstone repeater. On the next row is a gun grip, made from five pieces of leather and three pieces of tungsten – another new ore, also found in raw form. It requires six pieces to form a bar as well. The next item is a metal stock, made of five pieces of tungsten.
Finally at the bottom is a microfusion cell. This is made from uranium (found and made the same way as other new ores) and four tungsten plates, which requires a total of 16 tungsten bars.
Phew! As you can see, that is quite a list of items – all for a single rifle! But its power surpasses its cost greatly. The rest of the items in this mod are similarly expensive and powerful. More items are planned for future releases, including food and, of course, drugs.
How to install Fallout mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
I know it’s not exactly functional, but who votes for some bobbleheads in the next update? Comment below and tell us which awesome Fallout item you’d like to see implemented in this mod!