Better Ore Distribution Mod – Mine more efficiently thanks to this mod! Unmined ores are now a thing of the past!
Overview of this Mod
Ores in Minecraft are incredibly random. This can mean that you can end up missing some ores because they are probably obfuscated in stone. This can get very annoying, especially if you are trying to mine for diamonds. Did you know that when you find a vein of two diamonds, that vein is most likely a vein of four, and the other two diamonds are most likely hidden in the stone wall beside the two you just mined. Like most people, you end up skipping over the two hidden diamonds, which, in the end, means two less diamonds for you.
That’s where this mod comes into play. The Better ore distribution mod is a mod that aims to rearrange the way ores are arranged, meaning that they are less random, and slightly easier to find. This can allow for some quick mining, and less ores unmined. Even though this mod does sort of take away from some of the challenge when it comes to mining, this is pretty useful for people like me, who would rather spend time creating nice armor and fighting mobs.
There are some downsides to this mod, however. For example, if you don’t see any ores in a cavern, and you try to strip mine, the chances of you running into ore is kind of slim. This mod can make some caverns completely empty, while making other caverns completely rich of resources. Like I said before, this mod takes some challenge away from mining.
All in all, this mod is still pretty good for what it does. If you’re the impatient miner who would like to get a lot of precious ores at a faster and more efficient rate, then this mod is for you!
Screenshots of this Mod
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Videos of this Mod
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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!
Important: This mod does not require you to install any other mods, such as Modloader of Minecraft Forge. Install this mod with the “Old-Fashioned” instructions above.