The popular Custom Ore Generation mod by JRoush has long been abandoned by the mod author. Luckily, a mod revival was created by noogenesis to bring the mod back to the community.

Originally, Custom Ore Generation mod allows players to decide what type of ores will be generated in their world and how they are distributed.

The mod offers several other ore distribution method, including the vanilla “cluster” generation. With this mod installed, you can now choose “vein” distribution and “cloud” distribution to make ore generation more interesting and a bit realistic.

As the name implies, this mod focuses on player customization. With that in mind, every aspect of the ore generation can be changed and altered through its config text file, as well as it’s succinct in game menu/ UI.

The mod also provides out-of-the-box support for several mods that expands ore types and alters ore generation.

The original mod author created this mod as he is not satisfied with the other ore and ore generating mod that is already available. It is a shame that he has to abandoned the project. Luckily the community managed to pick up where he left.

Below is the comparison of the ore generation algorithm.

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StandardGen – also known as “clusters”, is the expanded vanilla pattern that supports mods and has been modified to support special features from the mod. In this ore generation, ores are clustered in relatively small group and are scattered randomly across the ground.

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Veins is a special algorithm that creates branches of ore leading to a central “motherlode” These branches often twist and can be modified to create many flexible algorithms including vertical pipes, large isolated tunnels, and other unique shapes. This type of generation is easier and more interesting to mine than that of the vanilla.

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Finally, the Cloud algorithm creates an irregulalr sphere that concentrates in the middle and scatters slightly randomly from the center g0ing out (as if it exploded). This type of ore generation can yield the most ore mined when the center “sphere” is found.

 

How to install Custom Ore Generation for Minecraft 1.7.10

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Custom Ore Generation First Revival.

  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.

 

Did you find mining with this mod more fun and interesting like we did? Share your experience by leaving a comment below.

This week, we celebrated the New Year and I got to say, last year was a blast!

2014 in Minecraft was filled with a lot of things in the world of Minecraft – and it was the year that brought major changes to the life of Notch and in the Minecraft community. There were a series of major updates, Notch having a new home – ehem… mansion,  some convention drama and issues, and loads upon loads of amazing creations from the community ranging from amazing world maps and redstone contraptions, to mods, adventure maps, and resource packs.

Pocket Edition has also advanced a great deal last year and now features an optimize and very stable gameplay with hints of features from Minecraft 1.8 of the PC version.

2014 was also the year that Microsoft bought Mojang and all of the games there with for a massive 2.5 billion of good US dollars where a big chunk was given to the founder and creator Marcus “Notch” Persson himself – which he used to buy a mansion that caused a lot of ‘controversies’. And to quote the staffs of Mojang:

“There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way.”

Since now that one of the largest and riches company now holds Minecraft at the palm of their hands, we are hoping they lead it to a better tomorrow especially this year of 2015.

It is unclear, however, whether the other Mojang games such as The Scrolls would continue to be developed as the Microsoft seems to focus on the ever growing potential of Minecraft… but we could only hope.

 

Well, 2014 has many ups and downs, but it certainly was a good year to all Minecrafters. Hopefully 2015 will top that and we’ll see a Minecraft game that we haven’t seen before..

Tired of always having to repair your wall from the damage made by the creepers? Well create a wall-maker and worry no more!

The device we are about to show you goes by many names: Wall Maker, Automatic Wall Generator, Stone Generator, Regenerating Wall, Self-building wall, Self-repairing wall, and so on. It also comes with many design variation and model. But it’s function and logic remains just the same.

This device requires basic knowledge with redstone, and Minecraft’s lava and water reactions. The structure has many uses from a self repairing wall and regenerating bridges to fully-automated room builders.

Below we have instructions and tutorial on the most basic concept and design which players can follow and improvise as they see fit. Follow the images provided for reference.

 

TUTORIAL

Step 1

Dig a deep hole in the ground. The depth should somewhere be around 5 blocks and the length should be as long as you want the wall to be. Then add a line of pistons (all facing up) on the bottom of the hole.

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Step 2

Dig one block deeper at the sides of the piston and connect the block below the piston to a line of redstone torches.

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Step 3

Create a redstone clock under ground and connect it to the redstone repeaters under the pistons.

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Step 4

Connect the redstone clock to a control switch on the surface.

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Step 5

Place water and lava on the sides of the piston. The lava should be a level higher so that it won’t turn into obsidian. Experiment the position so that cobblestone will generate at the top of the piston.

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Step 6

Cover the contraption and wait for the device to generate the wall.

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And you are done! The wall will repair itself when damage as it will create its own supply of cobblestone.

 

Did you find this tutorial helpful? Submit a sample of your creation and design by leaving a comment below!

 

 

Multi mine or Multi-mine is a gameplay enhancing mod created by a talented mod maker under the username AtomicStryker, and it is now updated for Minecraft 1.8!

Tired of holding left click to mine a single block, then you suddenly and accidentally move the mouse to point something else and reset the mining procedure? If that happens to you often then you must be pretty frustrated by now, luckily this mod is made just for you.

 

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Multi mine is a gameplay changing immersion mod that lets players mine multiple blocks at the same time without holding the mouse button. With this mod installed you can pause, walk away, mine another block, and do whatever you want while mining. You can also mine a block, switch tool or position, or kill those damn creeper and get back to your mining to finish it.

 

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As of Multi Mine version 1.3.2, the mod was completely networked. Thus it now works for multiple people on a server! Meaning, players can now take turns beating a Block, or mine a single block together for more Speed!!!

 

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If you are thinking that since most blocks are fast to mine using the right tool and this mod should be pointless, then you are dead wrong. Zombies can also take turns in smashing your doors -resulting in more doors being smashed, using low tier tools should be easier when mining a block together with friends, and mining dangerously should be less dangerous by now as you can fight and mine at the same time.

The mod also has its limitations however, block Damage is limited to 30 Blocks at a time across the server and the entire minecraft world, if you damage a block beyond that number, the first block on the queue will be repaired. Block damage is also not save on server restart or in any client and should not interfere with your savegames. Damaged Blocks regenerate “slowly” after an initial short duration so you shouldn’t have to worry about having cracks on your walls.

 

How to install Multi Mine for Minecraft 1.8

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Multi Mine Mod.

  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.

 

Did you find this mod helpful? Leave a comment below.

 

 

Are you familiar with the popular DeathChest mod? Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies has a similar function but is more immersive and fancy!

Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies mod is a mod that protects your items from despawning and scattering everywhere when you die by storing it to an unusual item container – your dead body.

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With this mod installed, a corpse will spawn in the area where you die, and all your equipped items, and items stored in your inventory will be stored inside the corpse as well.

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The corpse entity can be damaged, burned, and is affected by gravity, items on your hotbar and equipped items will be shown as the corpse will wear the same items. Nearby items will also get sucked into the dead body for easy collection. When a player dies, all items will also suffer damage to their durability.

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By right clicking the corpse, you can loot back all your inventory from the moment you died. If you want to dispose the corpse, all you need to do is hit it with a shovel 3 times and it will vanish – scattering all of its items on the ground.

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The best part of this mod is it is highly configurable. There are options to change the corpse HP, make it vulnerable to all sorts of damage or invulnerable, allow it to use the player skin, adjust damage to all items durability, and individually change vulnerability.

Full Configuration Options:

  • corpse_HP This is the number of half-hearts of damage that needs to be dealt to the body to destroy it. If no damage vulnerabilities are specified, then only a shovel can destroy a body (and it only takes 3 hits from the shovel, no matter how many HP it the body has). Default is 50 (25 hearts).
  • corpse_inventory_size This is the total number of items that the corpse can hold. Only 54 items are visible at a time (the rest will appear in the inventory window as soon as there’s space). Default is 108 items and the lowest allowed value is 54 (which is the number of items visible in the GUI).
  • use_player_skin If true, dead bodies use the skins of their former selves. If false, dead bodies are skeletons.
  • item_damage_on_death Damage suffered by damageable items on death (you didn’t think that death was a free-ride, did you?). This item damage will never destroy an item, leaving it with 1 durability instead. You can set this value to 0 if you don’t want item damage on death, default is 32 durability damage.
  • hurt_by_weapons If true, bodies can be damaged by attacking it (default: false).
  • hurt_by_fire If true, bodies will be damaged by fire and lava (default: false).
  • hurt_by_fall If true, bodies will be damaged by falling long distances (default: false).
  • hurt_by_explosions If true, bodies will be damaged by creepers and TNT (default: false). Note that if you disable explosion damage but enable fall damage, then explosions will eventually destroy a body by throwing it into the air and hurting it with fall damage.
  • hurt_by_cactus If true, bodies will be damaged by cacti (default: false).
  • hurt_by_block_suffocation If true, bodies will be damaged by being stuck inside a block (default: false).
  • hurt_by_other If true, bodies will be damaged by damage sources not covered by the other options (default: false).
  • hurt_by_all If true, bodies will be damaged by anything that damages a player (default: false).

 

 

How to install Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies Mod for Minecraft 1.8

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Lootable Bodies.

  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.

  • Although it is very simple, this mod became one of my favorite since the moment it has been released. Did you find this mod helpful? Leave a comment below.

Christmas is over, but where is Santa!? Has he been eaten by flesh eating zombies??? Find out in this fun mini game map with a funnier title!

“I Saw a Zombie Eating Santa Claus” is a Complete The Monument Map Mini game (CTM) based on Christmas but with a little bit grimmer theme.

This map is created by a group of talented CTM map makers and players who have worked hard to deliver one of the first -of the hopefully long line- of maps.

This CTM map features 6 objectives in which the players need to collect in order to win. These objectives is themed for this holiday and thus it mainly focuses in raiding an abandoned Santa’s workshop after a zombie outbreak.

The map also features collectibles which are 5 special colored presents and 1 diamond block to show mastery of the map and to record how well you played it.

The map has several spacious areas in which you can explore, and it also features custom mobs, loots, and potions alongside painstakingly detailed, handcrafted zone just to please the players.

 

MAP RULES

Being as a custom map, this too has its rules, and they are:

1. Find and complete the Christmas Monument
2. Find wool in chests scattered around the map. Do not use any other wool for the Monument.
3. Use at least Easy difficulty, never peaceful.
4. Do not leave the map boundaries
5. Survive in any way you can think of. This means break blocks, craft, and mine!
6. You may use spider string for anything other than monument wool.
7. You may not pick up, craft, or move Ender Chests.
8. Have fun!
Because this map is among the first of its series, it has some minor bugs – some are more annoying than the rest (like the faulty spawning of the Final Boss), while others you can just ignore (easy end-game content which are not by design).

How to Install I Saw a Zombie Eating Santa Claus Map for Minecraft 1.7.10
Download the map here.

Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or access it via the start menu.

Type in %appdata% and navigate to .minecraft\saves

Unzip the .zip file from step 1 and place the folder in this directory.

Run the launcher without mods, select single player, and start the game!

 

Having fun? Share your experience with this map by leaving a comment below.