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.
One landscape element glaringly missing from Minecraft are rivers. Think about it. Water flows hither and thither, and there are lakes and puddles every which way you look, but there aren’t any rivers, rivers that flow as strongly and proudly as the Nile. Where are the rivers? They’re waiting for you to make them a reality, that’s where they are.
INVedit is a wonderful inventory editing tool, but it can be a little inconvenient to have to stop playing the game, save the file and then open the INVedit program and load the inventory of the particular save you’re playing, edit it, save it again and then restart your game. Too Many Items is an inventory editing mod that can be accessed in game and toggled on and off with the ‘o’ key.
If you’re getting into modding your Minecraft game, you’ve probably already heard a great deal about this ‘Mod Loader’ tool. Once you start looking at mods, it is mentioned pretty much every few sentences. But what is Mod Loader and why do you need to use it? This essential guide answers some basic questions about Mod Loader and sets you on the path to enjoying Minecraft as it was meant to be enjoyed – however you want.
It is possible to quickly and precisely plan complex projects, including spheres, domes and domed rooves (and much, much more) using Minecraft Structure planner. Minecraft Structure planner is a stand-alone tool capable of generating easy to follow plans for complex structures.
In the Minecraft world, teleportation has been available on SMP servers using other players as reference points. You can teleport halfway across the world to Mr Bojangles no problem. But in single player, teleportation has not been an option.
But that’s all changed with an online tool that enables teleportation by loading a Minecraft world and moving your toon’s place in it. It’s called ‘Lose Me’, which should go a long way towards not inspiring your confidence.
As the line between virtual reality and the common meatspace we inhabit becomes more and more blurred, tools used in the ‘real’ world are increasingly useful for virtual creations. In this instance, the technology that brings us Google Maps, maps that allow you to view a nation, a city, a street and a specific house is now being used to bring Minecraft worlds to life in map form.
Finally, a mod manager that doesn’t black screen my game on install. I’m aware that a great many people swear by the more ubiquitous Mod Loader, but it’s never given me anything but pain to be honest, whereas thanks to TFC’s Mod Manager, there are now bunnies in my pig farm, where baby piglets froilc. In other words, TFC’s mod manager actually works. Hurrah!
MineSeeder is a program that takes your current position and converts it into a ‘seed’ a short string of code that can be shared with other people who download the MineSeeder tool. It allows you to share parts of your Minecraft world with other players.
I’ve already written this article on how to share entire Minecraft save files (including the structures built in them,) but what if you don’t want to share an entire world, just a part of it that was particularly notable or interesting for some reason? Using MineSeeder doesn’t mean sharing your entire save file, nor does it mean sharing structures you’ve built in a world. MineSeeder only shares the scene you are standing in when you use the tool, using player position as the spawn point.
One of the most important (and notably absent) tools that the avid minecrafter needs is a map tool. For many months, minecrafters wandered about the place, getting thoroughly lost in their own worlds. A variety of methods of not getting lost were devised by the early adopters, and the addition of a red stone compass undoubtedly made returning to one’s spawn point easier, but what about structures and bases built away from the spawn point? Good luck finding those.