Usually, the words ‘galaxy’ and Minecraft are never found in the same sentence – or even on the same page. But thanks to the Galacticraft mod, that’s all about to change.
The Galacticraft mod for Minecraft 1.7.5/1.7.2/1.6.4 lets players travel to their own planets using their very own spaceship. Yes, that’s right: the Galacticraft mod is unlike any other mod in the Minecraft community today. The ability to travel to other planets opens up a whole new range of opportunities for players, including the ability to:
-Travel throughout the solar system
-Create and customize a unique spaceship
-Explore planets, moons, and other features of the galaxy
-Support for SMP allows players to explore the universe with friends
Unlike in the real world, creating a spaceship in Galacticraft is relatively straightforward. Players gather meteoric ore by breaking a fallen meteor with a diamond pickaxe. Meteoric ore is used to create a NASA workbench, and the NASA Workbench (which features an awesome crafting window in the shape of a rocket) is used to create the spacecraft.
Full recipe instructions can be found in the mod’s official forum thread here. After creating a spacecraft, players aren’t quite done yet. They must make a 3×3 launch pad on which to place the spaceship.
Of course, players can’t simply live forever in space on their rocket ship. They’ll want to craft a space station, which is a recently added feature in Galacticraft. Space stations are made by combining a few tin and copper canisters with fans and an oxygen system.
When players explore planets, the lack of an atmosphere can make things difficult. That’s why the mod’s creator also added oxygen tanks to the mod, which allows players to safely explore the surrounding area. Players can also wear sensor goggles to identify planetary ores in their nearby area.
The Galacticraft mod adds dozens of new items to the Minecraft world, including all of the materials players would expect to need during spaceflight and similar activities. The mod has a surprising amount of depth. And instead of just flying players into space, the mod’s creator wanted to make sure players could actually do something useful out there – like collect ores or establish a space station.
Galacticraft is one of the coolest and most creative mods available in the Minecraft community today. And with many features (including 11 new dimensions) still a work in progress, Galacticraft is already shaping up to be one of Minecraft’s top mods. Check it out today by following the directions below.
How to install Galacticraft for Minecraft 1.7.5/1.7.2/1.6.4
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of Galacticraft from the mod’s official website
Step 3) Drag the Galacticraft .jar folder you just downloaded into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Start playing, start exploring, and colonize the galaxy!