Overview of this Mod
Enchanting items can be a daunting task. In essence, enchanting and Minecraft is essentially high risk gambling, and the outcomes are never what you expect them to be. For example, a level 30 enchantment can be the same enchantment the level 20 option had to offer, minus the 10 experience level tax. Sure, you can translate the enchantment table to English but that does not help at all, considering that Notch made it so the items on the enchantment grids are just random words.
That’s where this mod comes into play. Never again will you have to waste experience points on unwanted enchantments! This mod makes it so you can hover over an enchantment, and it will show what that option will do to your tool, armor, or weapon.
If you’re like me, you would probably like to have a sword with looting for farming, and a pickaxe with a fortune enchantment for increased efficiency. If you’re like me in that you think that you need a max enchantment to get those, you’re wrong too. As it turns out, contrary to what most people think, you can acquire the looting and the fortune enchantments at level 19-24. Nice to know, right? It would have definitely been nicer to know before I wasted a whole 5 hours enchanting pickaxes!
With all that set aside though, this mod is pretty small, but has a pretty huge impact on the enchanting system itself. Minecraft purists may call this mod a “cheat”, and say that it takes the fun, thrill, and gamble out of enchanting items. Even though it sort of does take the gamble out, it certainly does not take the fun nor thrill out of enchanting items, as I enjoy being able to get the enchantment I desire. Now for some screenshots of the mod.
Screenshots of this 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!