Pixel Reality (16x) – A nice pack with a built-in shader alternative

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Shaders are cool. They make Minecraft look nicer, but not everybody has a monster PC able to run shaders and even then they can be buggy. Wedhro, creator of the Pixel Reality pack must have thought of this when making his pack because besides the regular texture stuff, it also includes some cool shader-like effects that can run on pretty much any machine. Read on for the details.

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Snapshot News: New biomes, more flowers

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Get ready for a big one! Snapshot 13w36a is out and brings with it all the biome changes previously rumored and more! Get ready for disco mountains, cliffs, savannas and others. Read on for an overview of everything added…

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Better Grass & Leaves Mod makes the flora prettier

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The cubey world of Minecraft is dotted with flora. Leaves and grass (and others too) cover the surface. Modder Poersch decided that it could look better, and so the Better Grass & Leaves Mod came to be. The mod essentially adds a few pixels to some textures, making them less cubey and more lush. Let’s take a look.

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Minecraft 1.7 News: World Generator Update

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After some rumbling about world generation and new biomes in early August, the Mojang team have now released a blog post further detailing the world generation changes. It looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of new biomes, smaller oceans and more realistic biome placement. Continue reading for the details…

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Armor Movement Mod – Gliders, parachutes, spring shoes and more!

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It’s a big world out there, and it takes time to get around the place. There are lots of ways to travel faster in vanilla Minecraft already like rails and horses, but modder JSut210 had something different in mind. His Armor Movement mod adds 12 special armors each with a unique way to get around faster. Let’s take a closer look…

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Aether II updates to 1.6.2, now has easy to use launcher!

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The awesome Aether II mod originally came out for 1.5.2 some time ago, but it has now been updated for the latest Minecraft version. Though still in Alpha, it is very playable. The update also brings a new easy to use launcher, making the installation as easy as downloading the file and double clicking it. Read on for the details and download…

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How to install mods with the new (1.6) Minecraft launcher

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With 1.6 Minecraft switched to a new launcher, one with lots of new features and options. It’s useful, but it completely overhauls the way Minecraft handles .jar files. While it allows for easier management of multiple .jar files and lots of nice cool stuff, this switch does render your previous modding routines outdated. A new method is required, and you can read all about it right here…

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MapWriter – An Open Source Minimap!

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There used to be a lot of minimap mods on the market during the good old beta times, but since that number has dropped significantly, which is why it’s good to see modder mapwriter bring a new one to the fray, the equally named MapWriter. It sports a lot of options including the option to export a map file directly while in-game. Let’s  zoom in…

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Mob Amputations – Random Acts of Pixely Violence

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iChun is one of the better known modders out there, famous for his work on the Portal Gun mod and many more. This time, he brings us Mod Amputations. A small and simple mod that adds some gore to Minecraft’s combat with limb amputations, decapitations and blood effects. Read on for the details.

Warning: Pictures may contain content inappropriate for children (pixelated violence).

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