Overview of this Mod
Flint in Minecraft has always been pretty lacking. There’s almost no other use to them besides flint and steel, and arrows for your bow. Even though those two are fairly useful, they only have one use. Other than that, there’s absolutely no other use for them, which is kind of saddening.
Thankfully, there’s a mod that fixes this, and it’s called the FlintCraft mod. The FlintCraft mod is a mod that makes it so flint has several more uses. Some examples include sharpened flint tools, sharpened flint swords, and tempered flint armor.
In order to craft sharpened flint, all you need to do is make a right triangle in the crafting table with normal flint. This should yield 2 pieces of sharpened flint. Once you acquire the sharpened flint, you can either make sharpened tools, or a sharpened flint sword. Sharpened flint tools are just as powerful as diamond, cut as fast as gold, but have a very low durability. Sharpened flint swords are the same, in that they are just as powerful as a diamond sword, but also have very low durability.
Tempered flint can be made by placing normal flint into the furnace. With tempered flint, you can make tempered armor, which is better than iron, but worse than diamond, in both terms of protection and durability. This is useful for those times where you find a large amount of flint, and would rather make something else as opposed to flint and steel and bows and arrows- basically, you want to create a more defensive item that utilizes flint.
All in all, this mod is pretty nice, and is recommended for anyone who would like to give flint more uses, or would just like to have really powerful tools and armor at a lower cost.
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 requires you to install the following mods:
Click on the links to get them.