Rei’s Minimap


We have seen many minimap mods for Minecraft during the beta days which all just slowly disappeared. Rei’s Minimap mod however, has not been phased out, and is going stronger than ever, being one of the first mods to be updated the last few updates. Let’s see what this very high-profile mod has to offer.

One of the first things you’ll notice when you install this mod is that the map looks very good. The render is very detailed, and lighting is very good. Real-time renders have never been this pretty, the quality can easily match Cartographer renders. A very common problems with maps is the height difference is hardly visible, but this minimap doesn’t have problems with that. Mountains stand out and valley look deep compared to them, giving you a very quality 3D view of the terrain around you. I really can’t stress enough how good it looks.

It’s also very configurable: an in-game menu opens when you press M, and in it you have tons of options to customize the map to your liking. You can customize the zoom (from very a very detailed, only a few chunks around you look onto a big map that can cover almost a whole biome around you), the map shape and frame (a player’s favorite design from Zan’s Minimap is available),  the display of coordinates, and other stuff. Pretty much anything is up for customization. The map has the option to hide snow, show slime chunks, show chunk borders and other stuff that is extremely useful.

Then we have the waypoints, a major feature of every minimap. They work fine here too. You can turn them on and off, they are server and map specific, you can change colors and it’s even possible for the mod to automatically mark your deathpoint for you to easily find it. The only problem is this mod may be considered a cheat by some servers, since it gives you a compass and a map all in one. Most servers don’t punish for using it, so it’s really your choice. I personally love it, and use and encourage it on my server since otherwise people would just build giant ugly pointers for navigation.

This all runs very good – the framerate doesn’t take much of a hit (3-5 fps), it doesn’t ever crash Minecraft and conflicts with other mods are minimal. With tons of features, common updates and awesome looks, this mod is truly something special, and deserves to be among the best. Download it now!

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21 Comments on "Rei’s Minimap"

  1. Nicholas says:

    What texture pack is that?

  2. mitchell says:

    how do you install mods and texure packs

  3. EverBever says:

    Thats bull, It does so crash minecraft, Dx i cant even start minecraft when i install the mod

    • FictionFan says:

      Then your doing something wrong. I have been installing this mod for months and it has worked every single time. So your doing it wrong, or you have another mod that’s conflicting.

    • Jimbo says:

      After you hit login is there just a black screen? Delete the META-INF folder inside the minecraft.jar.

  4. amz says:

    how to u download mods as i have difficulty doing so on my mac. i go on the download part and when it is fully downloaded i dont know how to put it on my minecraft. :( plzz help and respond

    Thank you

  5. tom says:

    amz you have to click .minecraft jar then you open with 7-zip and then you drag and drop them into the minecraft. jar . dont forget to delete meda-inf

  6. ann says:

    Is this mod compatible with modloader? I was watching the youtube tutorial and it suggested it isn’t yet.

  7. angrycandles says:

    what is the installation process for rei’s minimap? i did not see it in the thread. please help.

  8. Austin says:

    Hey! I love this mod, i find it usefull on single player servers to keep track of spots, such as oil(buidcraft) ALso, would you call it cheating if i use it in pvp servers and mark where the enemy’s bases are..?

    • LittleDinamit says:

      I don’t consider it cheating, and encourage people to get it on my server, however many server frown upon it.

    • scruffy says:

      same as him, i encourage people to use the minimap. you can just use it as a reminder of where things are. everything in minecraft looks the same to me sometimes so i get lost easy, the map helps

  9. XD says:

    Is this updated for 1.1 yet?

  10. That1Dude says:

    I have an macbook air and I’m having trouble getting this my minecraft. I understand that I need Modloader for this but don’t know where to get that and was wondering why I wasn’t able to use MC patcher. I have a friend who has a ripped version, Modloader and has the mod but he said he didn’t have to delete anything so reading the other comments didn’t help.

    Want do I have to do?

    • LittleDinamit says:

      Ok, while I don’t have a Mac, I presume you need the same procedure as on Windows. Firstly, since 1.2 just came out, the mods may not all be updated yet. Check it in the mods thread title. Secondly, download all the mods from their respective forum threads (if there is a Mac version, get that one), and install them accordingly – into the minecraft.jar. Double check you are using the right versions of the mod. For MCPatcher, you need the special Mac version since it’s an executable file. Find it somewhere in the thread, it should be there, and just install it normally.

  11. That1Dude says:

    While web surfing on bing and youtube I found out that there isn’t a 1.1 version for macs and was wondering if 1.0.0 will work for 1.1 without problems.

    If not then why not?

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