The Herbology Mod – grow, pick and combine herbs

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Sometimes you don’t want to fight monsters and explore caves. Sometimes, you just want to hang out on the surface and grow your crops and breed your cattle. Modder CaptainFord means to improve on that aspect of Minecraft with the Herbology Mod which adds all kinds of new flora in Minecraft that you can grow yourself, then mix several herbs into medical herbs that give buffs like potions. Read on for the details.

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Snapshot News – New sounds, An Attribute System and Resource Packs!

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It’s time for another round of snapshot news. Mojang has been busy with Minecraft the last couple of weeks so along with the usual patch of bugfixes we have a couple of new additions. Villagers and horses now have sounds (thanks, C418!) and we mark the beginning of two new very important systems – an attribute system and a resource pack system that will soon replace texture packs and is a step towards the long-awaited Mod API! Read on for the details, it is fascinating stuff…

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Legendary Beasts Alpha – A Cool Boss Mod

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Challenge is something every player craves in a game. It is the driving force, – the motivation – that pushes gameplay forward. However, after some time passes and you’re all decked out with diamond gear, vanilla Minecraft starts lacking it. This is why there are lots of mods that add an additional challenge, a so called “end-game”. Among these is Legendary Beasts, a mod by Davidee currently in public alpha. The mod adds 5 randomly spawning temples, each with a unique boss “beast” and a very nice reward. Read on to find out all about them…

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Damage Indicators – The RPG UI and Damage Amount mod!

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Minecraft has a lot of RPG elements and it is something a lot of players are very interested in, which also makes mods that enhance that aspect of the game very popular and desired. While some add items, mechanics or mobs, modder rich1051414 decided to improve upon the user interface by adding some RPG indicators with his Hit Splat Damage Indicators mod. The mod adds a special interface element that displays information about a mob when your reticle covers it, as well as damage indicator numbers on hit. Read on for the details…

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The Aether II still looks cool and is still coming “soon”

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The Aether II is quickly becoming one of, if not the most anticipated Minecraft mod ever. Everyone is constantly asking about the status of the mod as people are anxious to get their hands on it. A release date was announced, then revoked, and the mod is currently set to arrive “soon”. Updates are being posted often, but the wait is rigorous so here’s a quick update on how the mod is doing, what features have been added and when can we expect it.

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Gun Mods – The Good and the Bad

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There are a lot of gun mods out there. People seem to like putting guns into Minecraft, so it’s no surprise that there’s so many different mods available to allow it. But which one is the best? I take a look at Ferullo’s Gun Mod and Stefinus 3D Gun Mod to see if they’ve got what it takes. Read on for more info.

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Ruins (Structure Spawning System) – add new structures to world generation!

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Minecraft’s world is so exciting and interesting because it is random, and always new. Besides biomes, the generator also spawns several structures like dungeons, strongholds and more. Ruins, a mod by AtomicStryker (though based on d00dv4d3r‘s old mod from the beta days), aims to add more of these to your world. It comes with lots of cool included structures, but also allows a way to add your own! Let’s take a closer look.

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Chroma Hills (64x,128x) – RPG and cartoon styles merge into one fantastic pack!

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When you talk about texture packs and the styles they are based upon, you mostly talk about 3 different styles: RPG, cartoon and realistic. Every pack is defined by its artistic directions, and sometimes packs work fantastically just because of that. However, Chroma Hills doesn’t tie itself down to one style, but tries to combine the RPG and cartoon aesthetics into one pack. And, for the most part, succeeds. Let’s take a closer look.

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Snapshot News: 13w16b is out with horses and carpets!

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The first snapshot for 1.6 has been released by Mojang. As teased earlier, it includes a new horse mob based on DrZhark’s horses in his famous Mo’ Creatures mod. The update also added carpets, leashes, name tags and a new launcher for the game still in development. Read on for the details…

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