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Zan’s MiniMap Mod – Minecraft 1.7.10, 1.7.2, and 1.6.4

Overview of this Mod

Navigating around Minecraft can get pretty daunting at times. Sometimes, if you’re not paying attention, the terrain can end up hurting or killing you. This is rather inconvenient when it comes to traveling. Sure, you could pay more attention to the terrain  but this also means that you’re paying less attention to the place you’re going to, and this means that you might end up getting lost, which is also something that you don’t want to happen. If only there was a way to fix this problem…

Well, thanks to Zan’s MiniMap Mod, there is a fix! Zan’s MiniMap Mod is a mod that adds a mini-map into the game, which allows you to view what’s ahead of you, along with what’s around you as well. This will allow for greater terrain awareness. In addition, Zan’s MiniMap also makes it so you can add waypoints into the game, which means that you can easily find where, let’s say, your house is, or where a village you stumbled upon is located. What’s even cooler is that the waypoints not only just show up on the map, but they also show up on the terrain as streaks of light that go all the way up to the sky. This ultimately allows for better terrain navigation, without ever straying away from your main destination.

Let’s say, for example, you were mining, and you decided that you want to go home. Unfortunately, it’s night time, meaning that there’s a ton of mobs out to get you. Normally, one might either just run home as quickly as possible, or just camp out at the mining site until it’s dawn. If you ask me, both of these options aren’t exactly good options. One will get you lost and killed, while the other is plain tedious. Thanks to this mod, you can go home at a slow and steady pace. Rather than running home because fighting mobs might make you lose your sense of direction, you can engage every single mob, while progressing slowly back to your house. This ultimately means that your chances of coming home in one piece are much greater.

All in all, this mod is pretty nice, and is recommended for anyone who wants a mini-map in their game.

Screenshots of this Mod

Here are some screenshots showcasing the mod:

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Videos of this Mod

Here is a video showing what the mod does.

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: This mod requires you to install the following mods:

Click on the links to get them.

Download this Mod

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!

Note: Credit goes to the original maker of this mod, who is “MamiyaOtaru”.

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.