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Minecraft 1.4.7 – Finder Compass Mod

Minecraft 1.4.7 – Finder Compass Mod

Finder Compass – ever wanted find certain my items in Minecraft without cheating too much? Then this mod is for you!

Overview of this Mod

The finder compass mod is a mod for Minecraft that allows you locate any block you want without cheating too much. Even though this does ruin the finding part you still have to mine to your specified block. So basically it doesn’t ruin that much. Also, thanks to the recent update you can now find strongholds with the same tool. All you have to do is follow the yellow green needle. This is more useful than the eye of ender because you won’t have to kill as many Endermen in order to get the required amount of eye of Ender. I would recommend his mod if you want to find diamonds a little bit easier but would not like to cheat as much.

Screenshots of this Mod

Here are some screenshots showcasing the mod:

Minecraft 1.4.7   Finder Compass Mod Screenshot

Videos of this Mod

Here is a video showing what the mod does. (Thanks the respective video owner for making the video.)

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: The mod requires you to install the following mods:

Click on the links to get them.

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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!

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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.
  • Tim Tempus

    the links in the mac section don’t work?

    • http://minecraftmodding.net BlueOrchard

      It’s a bug. You will have to click the windows section first, and then click on the Mac section

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDFZQ5EZBD6QPQUT5A37WCIBGM Cindy

    fdsgsdfxhdf I can’t get this to work :( on the mcpatcher-mods folder, I can only find FinderCompass.Jar … Where am I supposed to put that thing? ): 

    • Trogdor3

      I think you open that using 7zip, and extract it. Maybe. I don’t know much.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDFZQ5EZBD6QPQUT5A37WCIBGM Cindy

    I tried again. I still can’t get it to work :S  There’s no aih.class or av.class on the downloaded file. or anything. only config file, the readme file and the mcpatcher-mods folder which has findercompass.jar .____. I’ve followed the instruction but it still doesn’t work :( please help  :(
    And I don’t have to delete the META folder because there isn’t one on minecraft.jar however, there is on minecraft-1-2-4.jar but I tried deleting it my patcher didn’t work. I am absolutely confused.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDFZQ5EZBD6QPQUT5A37WCIBGM Cindy

    Sorry for another post. But I have patched my minecraft and this time i put the findercompass.jar on mods and tried to patch it. (just experimenting, because i literally dunno what to do now” and the picture shows it still doesn’t work. 

    • http://minecraftmodding.net BlueOrchard

      hmm… this is strange. Are you sure you put the findercompass.cfg file into the .minecraft folder?

      • http://minecraftmodding.net BlueOrchard

        Install the .jar as you did with MCPatcher, and put the findercompass.cfg file in the .minecraft folder. It should work then :)

  • lizardcor

    Hi.
    Good idea. But I want know, what type texture pack U use o this intro? Please.

  • Luke

    I REALLY need help with this. I’ve been working on this for HOURS and the Diamond Compass won’t appear in the list of mods in mcpatcher! Yes, I’ve followed the readme file rules about extracting the file to .minecraft. I have NO idea what I’m doing wrong, I’ve redownloaded the entire game just to get a clean slate and it is still not showing up in mcpatcher. Can I please get some feedback!

    • Luke

      Never mind, I decided to completely restart. When I said ‘clean slate’, I meant I only deleted .minecraft. I did not delete MCpatcher and everything else related to Minecraft. Apparently, one of those programs had a corrupt or overlapped file and MCpatcher wasn’t reading it correctly. I re-downloaded .minecraft, then got MCpatcher and patched, then got Diamond Compass, then patched again, and no more problems :)

      • http://minecraftmodding.net BlueOrchard

        Sorry I couldn’t help you. :( I had stuff to do. However, I’m glad to see that you managed to figure the problem out :)