Metal Detector Mod – Ever wanted to find orders more easily without actually cheating too much? Then this mod is for you!
Metal Detector Mod – What is it?
The Metal Detector Mod is a mod for Minecraft that allows you use a metal detector in game. This mod adds two types of metal detectors. The first metal detector is called a regular detector. This detector has a scanning proximity of five blocks, meaning that if there is an ore five blocks away from you, the detector will start beeping loudly. The second detector, is the advanced detector. The advanced detector has a scanning proximity of 10 blocks, meaning that it’ll be much easier to find minerals inside caves. it also lasts longer than the regular detector. To craft a metal detectors, used to crafting recipes below:
Just replace the gold and iron with the material you are trying to find, such as diamonds and coal. You might notice that the crafting recipe requires for two grey sticks. these grey sticks are actually metal sticks, thinking the crafted with the crafting recipe below:
Anyways, this mod is useful for people that have a hard time finding ores, but at the same time, don’t want to cheat with, let’s say, an x-ray mod or and in game inventory editor such as TooManyItems. the only downside to this mod, is that the metal detectors eventually wear out when you’re holding them. Other than that though, this mod is very useful. There for some screenshots of the mod.
Screenshots of this Mod
Here is a screenshot showcasing the 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.
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- 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.
That’s it! Have fun!
Hopefully that helped you out! If not, you could post it in the comments, and we will help you!
- 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!
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!
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