Today I bring you a mod that is in no way special or unique, but nonetheless is something useful. The More Glass mod by ArchTehBoss does exactly what you might think – it adds more craftable glass blocks to the game, allowing for more interesting buildings.
It is true that Minecraft already has a plethora of options for colored glass, but why settle for a plethora when you can have… Whatever linguistically trumps “a plethora”? More Glass adds a total of 17 new glass blocks, three of which are special.
Each glass block follows the same recipe for this mod, with one exception. Simply surround glass by dye items to get your results:
This recipe is arguably cheaper than vanilla Minecraft’s stained glass recipes. As you will note from the thumbnail image, the glass in this mod is more saturated around the edges but does not show up on the model’s faces. This makes for an interesting look, but not practical in some situations.
The only “different” block in terms of recipe is the obsidian glass, which is made by surrounding one block of obsidian with glass.
As was mentioned above, there are three special blocks. These are:
Obsidian Glass: black glass that is just as hard as naturally occurring obsidian. Nearly indestructible without highly advanced tools.
Glowstone Glass: functions the same as glowstone, except that it is clear. Very useful to use as a light source in crowded buildings, and of course great for farms.
Cactus Glass: acts just like a cactus. Players and mobs who come in contact with this block will take damage and be knocked back slightly.
Honestly, this mod could use some work. I love the idea of obsidian, glowstone, and cactus glass, as they make these blocks far more useful than they were to begin with. The coloring, however, feels a little lazy in many cases; for an almost entirely aesthetic mod, this is a problem.
Arch openly admits that he is new to modding, so let us be a little lenient with judgment here. It is a decent concept and, with a little work, could become a substantial addition to the Minecraft-verse. I would say Arch needs to focus on adding more special glass.
How to install the More Glass mod for Minecraft 1.7.10
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of the More Glass mod.
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.
What other special glass blocks would you like to see? I would love to see some Netherrack glass that keeps fires burning forever. Not entirely useful, but still pretty cool. Leave your ideas in the comments!