Vanilla ++ is a simple but powerful mod that allows players to craft new tools and weapons. Tools can now be crafted out of emerald, obsidian, blaze, ruby, corundum, and sapphire, and each new type of ore has different durability ratings.
Blaze tools are the fastest, and they are also the strongest tool to use against mobs, but they’re less durable than diamond tools. Obsidian tools, meanwhile, are more durable than diamond tools but work more slowly.
New tools and weapons can also be created using the 2×2 inventory crafting screen, something that you can’t do in vanilla Minecraft (most tools and weapons require the 3×3 crafting grid). Using the 2×2 crafting screen, players can now create a mini pickaxe as well as daggers. Although mini pickaxes aren’t as powerful as traditional pickaxes, they’re useful if you’re stuck without a pickaxe while away from your crafting table.
Mini pickaxes can be crafted from wood or stone. The wooden “minipick” is slower than wooden tools but as durable as gold tools, and it also requires fewer resources in order to be crafted. The stone minipick, on the other hand, is faster than wooden tools but slower than full-size stone tools.
The Vanilla ++ mod is relatively new, and the mod’s creator, Vizixify, plans to add more tools and weapons in the future (Vizifixy is currently taking requests in the mod’s official forum thread).
It might not be the deepest mod out there or the most complex, but Vanilla ++ does exactly what it promises to do. By adding a few new tools into the Minecraft world, it expands the usefulness of the game and makes it easy to craft weapons and tools when away from the crafting table. If you’re looking to make a couple minor improvements to the Minecraft world, then this mod is perfect for you.
How to install Vanilla ++ Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) This mod requires ModLoader in order to work, so download and install ModLoader before you begin
Step 2) Download Vanilla ++ 1.6 from its official forum thread here
Step 3) Move the files from the mod’s folder into the Minecraft.jar
Step 4) Delete the META-INF folder in the Minecraft.jar
Step 5) Start playing and enjoy!