Minecraft has an amazing landscape. In fact, it’s so amazing, that it’s actually pretty fun to even just explore. The problem with this, however, is that the maps of Minecraft are massive (about 7 times the size of Earth!), and getting lost is quite an easy task. Sure, you can make a map, but if you travel far enough, the map won’t work anymore. You could also use a compass, but the downside to using this, is that you aren’t really focused on what’s in front of you, meaning that you could end up falling off of a cliff if you aren’t careful. If only there was a way to fix this.
Thankfully, there is, and it’s called the VoxelMap Mod. The VoxelMap Mod is a mod that makes it so you have a minimap on the upper right corner of your screen, meaning that you always know what type of terrain is around you. This should make exploration go by a lot smoother. In addition to that, this mod also makes it so you can place waypoints on the map, meaning that you will never get lost either.
This mod is very useful for the survival game mode. For example, let’s say that you’re playing on a fairly big server that doesn’t have a teleport option because it’s pure survival. This means that you can’t teleport back to your home, and the only way to get back would be to find your way home, or get yourself killed in order to respawn at home. You know as well as I do that the second option is not an option. Thanks to this mod, you can set a waypoint at your house before you explore, and you can run back when you’re done exploring.
All in all, the VoxelMap Mod is a pretty nice mod, and is recommended for anyone who would like to have a minimap in there game, or would like to set waypoints on servers, such as the MineZ servers.
Screenshots of this Mod
Here are some screenshots showcasing the mod:
Videos of this Mod
Here is a video showing what the mod does.
Now you might want to know how to install the mod.
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.