Overview of this Mod
Before I get into what this mod does, may I say that this mod is incredibly awesome! I had a lot of fun with this mod! Anyways, have you ever wished that, rather than using a bow and arrow, you could use a crossbow to snipe mobs from a distance? How about using throwing knives against creepers because of their speed and distance? How about being able to use a plain old musket? Then this mod has got you covered!
Balkon’s weapon mod, as you probably already figured out, is a weapon mod. Unlike mods like SDK’s gun mod, this mod is more modest, and more fair to the normal survival player. Where’s the fun in lighting up a sheep with a fully automatic AK-47? Actually, that’s a bad example, mainly because that sound incredibly fun. That’s beside’s the point though because it makes the game severely unbalanced. How so? Well, you can just go Rambo all night long on hard and nothing will even get in a 10 block radius near you. I mean nothing. I tried this before.
With this mod, the guns, even though are very powerful, take a while to reload, because they are modeled after muskets, which can only shoot one shot at a time before you have to reload. Does that make them less fun? No. More challenging? Yes. To fire the musket, hold the right mouse button for two seconds, and it should reload. After that, let go of the right mouse button, hold the right mouse button again. This should allow you to aim before you fire. Once you are aiming, just let go of the right mouse button, and it should fire. The crafting recipes for the musket and its round are below, in the screenshots section.
Guns aren’t all that this mod has to offer though. You can shoot with crossbows too! Crossbows are a successor to the vanilla Minecraft bow. Crossbows shoot a lot farther away, allowing for long rang encounters. The only drawback of a crossbow compared to a normal bow, however, is that the crossbow has a reload time similar to that of a musket. It also has the same firing and reloading mechanics of a musket. In essence, it’s a musket that is more silent and is less powerful, but has a higher durability than a musket. Fair trade-off if you ask me. Like above, the crafting recipes for the crossbow and the crossbow bolts are below.
There are some more weapons explained in the video below, but for the most part, that’s the gist of this mod. I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to have more weapons in their game. Now for some screenshots of the mod.
Screenshots of this Mod
Here are some screenshots showcasing the mod:
Videos of this Mod
Here is a video showing what the mod does.
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.
- 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.
- 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!
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