The Magic Launcher makes loading mods and switching between various versions of Minecraft easier than ever. Have you ever downloaded one of the minecraft snapshots but later wanted to play a map designed for an earlier release? With the Magic Launcher you can simply choose which .jar file to use. Handy!
INVedit is the lazy minecrafter’s godsensd – a program that allows you to edit your Minecraft inventory. It has been around for many Minecraft moons and it’s perfect for people who like to play survival games but still give themselves 64 diamonds every now and then for the fun of it. The NEW INVedit has enchanting options. You can enchant items right in your Invedit window.
With MC Edit’s development being halted, the citizens of Minecraft have to look for a new way to edit worlds on a large scale. World Painter might very well be the world creator we’ve been looking for. It’s not quite the same as MC Edit, being designed mainly for the creation of terrain features, but in many respects it is actually better.
Slimes spawn rarely and they do so deep underground in places that are difficult to reach. Combine a relatively low spawn rate with the fact that they’ll only spawn if you hold your nose just right and you’re in for a frustrating time if you want to make a sticky piston. This tool generates a map that shows you where slimes are likely to spawn. You still have to find them yourself of course, so it’s not technically a cheat, it’s more a hint. A very strong hint.
A tool still very much in the alpha stages, World Painter is a tool that allows you to create your own Minecraft worlds from scratch. Think of it like MC Edit, but instead of having to work your way through three different dimensions, you can just paint layers onto a topographical style map. Having used both MC Edit and World Painter, I find World Painter to be more intuitive and much easier to use than MC Edit.
The Teeth of Time Minecraft tool is an interesting tool that takes an existing world and applies the effects of time and decay to it. It’s designed to create realistic ruins and other types of aged structures and generally give your Minecraft world a bit of a sense of history. The tool ages blocks (turns cobblestone into mossy cobblestone), topples blocks and knocks down unsupported structures.
Mace, Minecraft City Builder. This downloadable tool lets you generate a city at your spawn point. (Yes, it’s a tool, so you don’t have to mod your game in order for it to work. Perfect for the mod-o-phobe and the somewhat hypocritical vanilla purist alike!) No more entering empty Minecraft worlds with a sense of pointless desolation! With Mace, your world begins with a city, a city you can defend or destroy depending on your personal inclination.
One of the customizable aspects of Minecraft is your in game avatar, otherwise known as your ‘skin’. There are a bunch of skins available for download in various places, but up until now, there’s never been a very good Minecraft skin generator that allows you to make your very own skins. The-Swain has come to our collective rescue however with a tool that allows you to make your own Minecraft avatar, either by picking out pieces, or by creating your own skin pixel by pixel.
MineDraft is a Minecraft creation planning tool that seeks to surpass MS Paint and other similar programs like the Minecraft Structure Planner. MineDraft features a user friendly interface with many of the game’s blocks at your disposal instead of pencil dots. I did notice that blocks like fences and beds and leaves were somewhat conspicuous by their absence however, so that’s something you’ll just have to come to grips with in your own way, in your own time.
MC Edit is the ultimate Minecraft hack to end all Minecraft hacks. What does it do? It enables you to edit your world outside the game in a purpose built interface designed to make everything easier. Want to build something that requires a large expanse of flat land, but can’t be bothered destroying 10,000 blocks by hand? MC Edit can remove large swathes of terrain with little more than a click, a drag and another click.