Dynamic Lights – When you hold a torch in real life, the torch will light up the surrounding area and the light will follow you. Shouldn’t Minecraft do the same?
Overview of this Mod
The Dynamic Lights mod is a mod for Minecraft that makes it so an item, such as a torch, will light up the surrounding area, even if it’s in your hand or if you drop it. Torches aren’t the only thing that get affected by this mod though. Currently, the items that have this same effect are torches, glowstone, glowstone dust, jack-o-lanterns, redstone, and a lava bucket. On top of that, fire and burning mobs and blocks will do the same too! Anyways, this mod is useful if you are mining, and are running low on torches, or if you are try to make a horror machinima where there is no lighting other that the torch in your hand. Actually, that would be a really good idea, and I would love to see a well made machinima of that! Anyways, let’s get to the screenshots of the mod in action.
Screenshots of this Mod
Here’s a couple of screenshots showing what the mod does:
Videos of this Mod
Here’s a video showcasing the mod. (Thanks to the respective video owner for making the video)
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!