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Armor Status HUD Mod – Minecraft 1.8, 1.7.10, and 1.7.2

Armor Status HUD Mod – Show the status of your armor on the upper portion of your screen for quick and easy reference of how many more hits you can take!

Overview of this Mod

I love playing survival in Minecraft. It’s so fun raiding caves and dungeons. The fact that everything is out to get you makes it that much more fun and exciting. One problem that I encountered, however, is that the mobs do a ton of damage to the armor, and before I know it, my armor is completely diminished. The bottom armor indicator does not help whatsoever because it only shows your protection level, rather than showing if you’re fully equipped with armor.

That’s why the Armor Status HUD Mod came to be. The Armor Status HUD Mod is a mod that adds a new interface on your screen, showing your armor, and how many hits you can take before the armor gets destroyed. This is useful because, if you’re like me, you will run into battle thinking, “Oh, I have a full set of armor! There’s no way I can lose this fight!” Only to find out that your armor was close to getting destroyed, which ultimately leads to you dying.

This mod doesn’t’ just show armor level, however. It also shows an item’s durability, if said item is in your hand. For example, let’s say that you are trying to get the most out of your pickaxes. What you can do is use that pickaxe until it reaches 30%. After that, switch to another pickaxe, and use that until it also reaches 30%. After that, just combine both pickaxes into the crafting table, and you should have a new pickaxe with 70-80% durability.

All in all, this mod is small, but will improve on your experience greatly. If you’re the kind of person that’s really clumsy, and ends up running into battle with low armor, such as myself, then this mod is for you.

Screenshots of this Mod

Here are some screenshots showcasing the mod:

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Videos of this Mod

Here is a video showing what the mod does.

How to Install this Mod

  • Introduction
  • 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)
So you want to install a mod for Minecraft? Well, thanks to this guide, it’s easy as 1-2-3! Before we start however, here are some precautions you might want to read:

  1. Be sure to get WinRAR or 7-zip. It’s a necessity for installing mods.
  2. Be sure to backup your “minecraft.jar” before doing anything! We don’t want you to have to force update now, do we?
  3. Be sure to delete META-INF inside “minecraft.jar”.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

In the case that you need more help, post a comment below. We will be glad to help you out!

Minecraft 1.6.4 and 1.6.2 changed the way mods are to be installed now. So much, that it’s best to have a full blown guide page for this, rather than quick instructions. Click the link below for the guide:

If you need any additional support, just comment below, or on the post mentioned above! We will be glad to help out!

Here’s the steps to installing that mod you want, or how to install Forge, Modloader, :

  1. Close Minecraft. This is to ensure that the files will overwrite properly.
  2. Open up Windows Explorer.
  3. In the navigation bar, type “%AppData%”.
  4. Navigate to “Roaming”. (Skip this step if you can’t see a roaming folder.)
  5. Open up a folder called “.minecraft”.
  6. Open up a folder called “bin”.
  7. Right click the file called “minecraft” or “minecraft.jar”.
  8. Select open with.
  9. Open with WinRAR.
  10. Open up the mod. (be sure to extract the mod first.)
  11. If there are no specific instructions included with the mod, it is safe to assume that you drag all the files in.
  12. Be sure to delete META-INF. I can’t stress this enough.

That’s it! Have fun!

So you have a Mac computer? The Mac Operating System has a very different framework compared to its Windows counterpart, so the installation instructions will be different. Here’s a video to help you out:

  1. Mod Installation Instructions for Macs

Hopefully that helped you out! If not, you could post it in the comments, and we will help you!

So you noticed this mod requires Minecraft Forge or Modloader, correct? Installing Forge and Modloader mods are just as easy as installing mods the old-fashioned way! In fact, it’s even easier once you get passed the main part Here’s the steps:

  1. Install Minecraft Forge, Modloader, or any mod dependency listed in the yellow box below using the “Old-Fashioned” installation instructions to the left.
  2. Start Minecraft up. Close Minecraft afterwards.
  3. 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.
  4. Place the mod inside the “mods” folder.
  5. 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!

Important: This mod requires you to install the following mods:

Click on the links to get them.

Download this Mod

Note: This mod/texture pack/map has not been updated to Minecraft version 1.7.4/1.7.2 as of yet. You can, however, subscribe to our newsletter with the form below, and we will notify you via email as soon as this mod gets updated (You only have to subscribe once). Subscribe below now!

Note: Credit goes to the original maker of this mod, who is “bspkrs”.

About BlueOrchard

Hello there Everybody! I am Joseph Richey, or BlueOrchard, the owner of Minecraft Modding. I mainly direct the Minecraft Mods and Minecraft Maps sections, but I occasionally do server reviews too.