This week, there were plenty of new community content due to the American holiday – Thanks giving. There are also several official announcements like updated Minecraft and Mojang’s participation against the Ebola virus.


Minecraft 1.8.1

Around 6 days ago, Mojang released the new version of Minecraft. Minecraft 1.8.1 features a bunch of bug fixes and improvements to make the game more stable. The changes are:

– Gamerule dotiledrops no longer affect entities

– Jack’o Lanterns Golem fixed.

– performance improvement and optimization

– potion of leaping can now be extended via a Redstone current.

– all mobs no longer run from creepers.

– added Ryan Holtz (TheMogMiner) and Michael Stoyke (Searge) on the credits

– few color changes in the map (mostly un-noticeable)

– Witch huts can spawn witches on  Y 64 to 71 (allowing for a three floor witch farm)

– ground items now rotate on fast settings.

– changed “multiplayer setting” to “chat setting”

– clouds and entity shadows can be changed individually

– fast and fancy graphic setting only affects leaves and rain particles.

– a series of bug fixes that can be found here.


Mojang’s Participation in the Humble Event

Mojang participated in Humble’s event – Games Against Ebola Game Jam. In this event, game developers like Ludosity, Coffee Stain Studios, our favorite Mojang, along with a few others will develop several games in a limited time of only four days! That’s a whooping 96 hours only!

These games can be yours for the price of… anything! For as low as $1 you can access and own these games when it’s done! and that’s right about any moment from now! By paying how much you want, you can get a brand new game while supporting a worthwhile cost as all the collected cash will go straight to charity!

So what are you waiting for? Follow this link and donate and get free games!


Thanks Giving video by Rooster Teeth

Video-maker legends Rooster Teeth created a hilarious video featuring the American holiday – Thanks Giving.

Tired of having the need to open your inventory just to check out your active status effect? Confused in estimating how long will your diamond helmet will last?

With these mods installed, all your small problems will be gone.


Created bspkrs, StatusEffect HUD and ArmorStatus HUD are two simple yet very useful mod that displays your active status and armor status in your screen without the need of opening your inventory.

StatusEffect HUD mod

With the StatusEffect HUD mod installed, status icons, names, and duration will appear on your screen whenever you get a status effect. These icons can be configured through the text file provided.




Options include: hide or display status name, hide or display background box, re-position the status icons, and remove or keep the status icons in the inventory screen.

By using this mod you will save a lot of time – especially in multiplayer. In the heat of battle, knowing exactly your status can save you from sure peril.




 ArmorStatus HUD mod

ArmorStatus HUD mod will display that status of your currently equipped armor along with how many uses it has left.





By using the provided configuration text file, you can change the display to your liking. You can use absolute armor value which will be displayed as armor value over max armor value.

Or you can also use a percentage display. %= armor value over max armor value times 100%.




ArmorStatus HUD mod does not only displays the current’s armors durability, they also accurately display the armor icon by its material (i.e. leather, chain, gold, iron, and diamond).

The mod can also display your currently equipped tool and weapon, as well as any remaining arrows you have left on your inventory!

You can also configure the HUD’s screen position, text value, hide or display item names, and so much more.

How to install StatusEffect HUD and ArmorStatus HUD Mods for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest versions of Bspkrs’ Mods.

  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 these mods helpful like I did? Tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment below!


Today we’re going to learn how to create a fully automated pumpkin/ melon farm in Minecraft by following this step by step guide.

Unlike other vegetation in Minecraft, pumpkin and melon grow differently as they first develop a stalk before creating the pumpkin/ melon block.

Once harvested, the stalk will remain the same and will grow another pumpkin/ melon block on an adjacent block after a while.

To automate the farm, all we need to do is automate its harvesting. And since the pumpkin/ melon is a block, it can be used as a trigger via a Redstone current.


The tutorial below will show how to use Redstone to automate Pumpkin/ Melon collection.


1. Plant either a pumpkin or a melon plant and block three of its adjacent sides with a slab or a block.


2. Add a piston near the growing stalk.


3. Place a Redstone wire and Redstone torch in this manner.


4. Add a block near the piston and place a Redstone wire on top of that block – connecting to the Redstone torch


5. Place a temporary block in front of the piston.


6. On top of the temporary block, place a sticky piston facing opposite to the first piston. The sticky piston will automatically extend its arm due to the current below it.


7. Place a solid block that is not sand nor gravel in front of the sticky piston.


8. Remove the temporary block. You will observe that the lower piston will extend and retract in split seconds.


9. A block away in front of the lower piston, dig two holes and place a chest on the far side of the hole.


10. Place a hopper connected to the chest inside the hole.



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Once the crop will grow, the lower piston will extend and break the melon/ pumpkin. The item will then get sucked inside the hopper and into the chest.


Did you find this tutorial helpful? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below.




Originally developed by TurboSlow – who happens to lost interest in Minecraft, Advanced HUD is a mod that allows users to relocate the HUD icons like health, hunger, hotbar, armor bar, and more.




By pressing “H” (by default), the screen will darken and all screen icons will appear. In this screen you can adjust and re-position the icons as well as see the written instructions in the middle of the screen.




Currently this mod only allows players to move and rotate the following: Hunger bar (food), Health bar (heart), Armor bar (armor), Oxygen bar (bubbles), Experience bar, Hot bar (shortcut bar), Tool Tip display, and Boss HP meter to anyway inside the screen – there are no options to hide them.




The mod also features a separate screen for adjusting mounted display (HUD when on a horseback). Advanced HUD allows the players to adjust Horse bar, and Horse Jump meter similarly to the rest.




Advanced HUD mod also allows players to change the crosshair to a  different one from the list of various cool-looking icons.




Because Advanced HUD mod has been abandoned by the original mod authors, the community took over it and decided to update it to Minecraft 1.7.10. However, some mod features were not ported successfully and were therefore removed from the content.




Originally, the mod allows players to not only re-arrange the HUD icons, but also to change them entirely. Players are given a lot of options from turning Health hearts into a full rectangular health bar (like experience bar) to resizing the icons in order to fully customize the player’s screen.




Unfortunately, these features were not included anymore on the current version of the mod. But, I am still grateful that the community still kept this wonderful mod alive. And to be honest, I am still using this mod now even if the options are now more limited than what it was used to.

How to install Advanced HUD Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Advanced HUD 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.

Show us your Minecraft screen/ HUD and tell us how you feel about this mod by leaving a comment below.

Christmas is coming, and the best way to celebrate it in Minecraft is to use a Christmas-based resource pack! and XmasBDCraft is the best there is.




XmasBDCraft is the Christmas version of the famous Sphax BDCraft resource pack. This jolly version features snowy grass blocks, candy cane birch trees and sugar cane, mobs wearing santa hats, and so much more.




Updated to 1.8, this version features a Christmas retexture of the new doors, and BDCraft retexture of the other things added on version 1.8.




Game screen and HUD is also changed to a more jolly textures and fonts.

Unlike other straightforward resource pack, this one features a lot of hidden goodies. For example, you will find a bunch of gift-retextured items like chests, enderchests, and a bunch of others that I can’t figure out what they were. TNT is also retextured as a black gift and paintings were all changed to Christmas themed – even the default Steve.




What makes this resource pack special is some stained clay stairs are textured into gifts that when used would create something unexpected. One “gift” will place toys, bears, candies, action figures, and other presents suitable for a kid. On the other hand, one “gift” will place chairs, tables, working laptops, working TVs, and a bunch of others that will appear depending on how you place it.




Some small details such as decorated saplings and extra Christmas-y particles are also quite noticeable to improve the Christmas vibe and feel.




Overall, If you are planning to spend your Christmas season with your friends in Minecraft, then complete the season to be happy by jumping straight into this wonderful resource pack and share it with your friends.

Installing XmasBDCraft Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.8


  1. Download the latest version of the texture pack here.

  2. Load Minecraft.

  3. Click on Texture Packs (or Options > Texture Packs).

  4. Click Open Texture Pack Folder OR press WindowsKey+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft\texturepacks

  5. Place the texture pack in this folder and wait until it shows up in your client.

  6. Select the texture pack and click done.

You can’t be too early to celebrate Christmas right? Happy Holidays! If you got other Christmas-based resource pack you want to share, feel free to leave a comment and a link below.

Minecraft Pocket Edition had just updated to version 0.10, and this means new batch of awesome seeds!

This week, we’re gonna feature not one, not two, but three seeds for MCPE 0.10x alpha build 1.



Sky fly fry

This seed features a worm-like overhanging mountain that looks very unique. The mountain itself looks like a petrified Kraken from the Greek mythology. Survival-wise the seed has some scattered oak trees near the spawn and there are plenty of ore inside the strange mountain.


seed 1


The best part of this seed is its building potential. Creating a castle-like or a mansion structure on top of the strange mountain creates a feeling of a fantasy-like adventure. I recommend this seed to be played in creative mode.

seed 2



Yep, who would have thought that this seed would turn out amazing? This seed features a beautiful terrain and world generation that features minecraft without the craziness.

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Right on the spawn you will find a huge lake, a stunning flower field, and a flat-top mountain surrounding the edges of the lake – the seed is just magnificent. Around the big mountain is a river and a forest right across it that reminds me of Spring.


Overall, I recommend this seed to survival players, to the girls who love flowers, and to those who simply wish to enjoy a peaceful life with a beautiful scenery.




From beautiful to epic, this seed features huge floating islands, and a massive overhanging mountain that will make your jaw drop. The overhanging mountain also has natural waterfalls, and huge canopies that allow monsters to spawn in broad daylight.

seed 5

The seed is filled with this crazy mountains and around them are wide forests. Survival-wise, this seed is a bit tricky to play with. Hostile mobs wills pawn near the mountain making it hazardous even in broad daylight. Overall, this seed reminds me of the fantasy world Pandora from the Avatar movie making it one of the best seeds in MCPE.


Feel free to share your discoveries and thoughts by leaving a comment below.