Playing around with genetics and genetic engineering has always fascinated me. The idea that you can take a strand of DNA, modify it a little bit with science, and then make that strand of DNA reproduce in order to create an entirely new entity that once didn’t exist beforehand just seems extremely fascinating. With this, the possibilities are virtually endless, and on top of that, your knowledge about how things work will greatly improve.
Thankfully, there’s a mod that allows you to experience the same concept in Minecraft, and that mod is called the Advanced Genetics Mod. The Genetics Mod is a mod that makes it so you too can also have your own genetic experiments in Minecraft. With this mod, you can acquire DNA and cells from mobs in the game with your trusty scraper, and from there, you can do all kinds of stuff. Sadly, this mod doesn’t support genetic engineering just yet, meaning that you can’t create new mobs on your own, but you can, however, discover new genes, cells, and much more.
To start things off, you will need to get a scraper. After you have acquired your scraper, you will have to go scrape some cells off of some mobs. This is actually a fairly simple process. All you have to do is right mobs with the scraper in your hand. Once you do this, you will get this new item drop called the skin scale. From there, you will have to put the skin scales in a DNA analyzer, and you should get some cells and organic drops. After that, you can now craft a DNA dictionary, and with that, you can now proceed to do more advanced items with the DNA, and at the same time, expand your knowledge as the dictionary records new discoveries that you might find.
Some advanced tasks that you can do with your cells is placing them in a DNA extractor, which will give out an item called the helix. With the DNA decryptor, you can decrypt the helix, and after that, you can put the decrypted helix into a DNA splitter, which will then give you information about the genes of the helix. You can then breed the helix if you want to. In reality, there’s much more to this mod, and it’s up to you to find out what else you can do with this mod.
All in all, the DNA mod is a really nice mod, and is recommended for people who have some interest in genetic modification, as well as people who would like to do more tasks in Minecraft that require a bit of thinking as well.
Screenshots of this Mod
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Videos of this Mod
Here is a video showing what the mod does.
Now you might want to know how to install the mod.
How to Install this Mod
- The Steps (1.6 and up)
- The Steps (Windows)(Old-Fashioned Way)
- The Steps (Mac)(Old-Fashioned Way)
- The Steps for Forge and Modloader Mods (Old)
- Be sure to get WinRAR or 7-zip. It’s a necessity for installing mods.
- Be sure to backup your “minecraft.jar” before doing anything! We don’t want you to have to force update now, do we?
- Be sure to delete META-INF inside “minecraft.jar”.
- Be sure to install the mods listed in the yellow box below first. They are usually mods required for the mod you want to install to work.
- The Forge and Modloader installation instructions only apply if the yellow box below states that the mod requires either Modloader of Forge. If the yellow box does not, use the “Old-Fashioned” instructions.
- The Forge and Modloader instructions only apply to the mod itself. Any mod in the yellow box below must be installed using the “old-fashioned” instructions.
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- Close Minecraft. This is to ensure that the files will overwrite properly.
- Open up Windows Explorer.
- In the navigation bar, type “%AppData%”.
- Navigate to “Roaming”. (Skip this step if you can’t see a roaming folder.)
- Open up a folder called “.minecraft”.
- Open up a folder called “bin”.
- Right click the file called “minecraft” or “minecraft.jar”.
- Select open with.
- Open with WinRAR.
- Open up the mod. (be sure to extract the mod first.)
- If there are no specific instructions included with the mod, it is safe to assume that you drag all the files in.
- Be sure to delete META-INF. I can’t stress this enough.
That’s it! Have fun!
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- Install Minecraft Forge, Modloader, or any mod dependency listed in the yellow box below using the “Old-Fashioned” installation instructions to the left.
- Start Minecraft up. Close Minecraft afterwards.
- Navigate to the “.minecraft” folder. Once you open it, you will notice that there is a “mods” folder. If there isn’t a mods folder to be seen, create one.
- Place the mod inside the “mods” folder.
- Open Minecraft up and have fun!
For the most part, that’s it when it comes to Modloader and Forge mods. Also, please note that you no longer have to do steps 1 and 2 once you already installed it the first time (you may need to reinstall them however, if you updated your client). Also, just a heads up, if you don’t see the mod loaded into the game, you might have to extract the mod into a folder. Most mods work in their zipped form, but some require you to extract them first. Have fun!
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