As you may have noticed, Minecraft does not have a very realistic electricity system. Sure, redstone has the basic functionality of electricity, but as any armchair physicist will tell you, it’s not entirely accurate.
These are problems that the Universal Electricity mod seeks to solve. The Universal Electricity mod adds a modular realistic electricity API to the Minecraft world, giving other modders the ability to create and use electricity in Minecraft
So wait, Universal Electricity isn’t exactly a mod? Here’s what the mod’s creator argues in his thread:
“Universal Electricity is not a mod, but is more of a library and an API to allow various mods to use the same energy system and yet retaining each mods independence (sic). Universal Electricity is basically a structure that integrates a universal electricity system in which all mods can use.”
Poor grammar aside, Calclavia hits the nail on the head with that description. Universal Electricity simply adds the ability to use electricity to the game. It’s up to other modders to take this system and run with it.
Whether you’re an aspiring modder or an accomplished one, I’m excited to see what happens when we combine the power of electricity with the creativity of Minecraft players. Can a hydroelectric dam mod be far away?
How to install Universal Electricity for Minecraft 1.7.3/1.7.2
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the Basic Components file from the official Universal Electricity website
Step 3) Drag Basic Components into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) You have now installed the Universal Electricity mod into Minecraft. But to take advantage of this mod, you’ll need to install some of the mods which require Universal Electricity. The official UE website has plenty of mods listed on its site for download. Download and install those mods according to their individual instructions to start harnessing the true power of electricity in Minecraft.
Step 5) Start playing and enjoy!