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Awesome Minecraft

The curated list of awesome things related to Minecraft.

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang. The game allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, requiring creativity from players. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat.

Contents

Websites

Wiki

  • Official Minecraft Wiki - Minecraft Wiki is a complete resource for Minecraft, including gameplay, blocks, crafting, updates, events, mods, running a server, and resource packs.
  • Chinese Minecraft Wiki - The Chinese Minecraft Wiki is an official wiki of Minecraft, covering detailed tutorials on crafting, blocks, creatures and even PE versions.
  • wiki.vg - Technical Minecraft wiki.

Forums

Archives

  • MCArchive - Archives old, lost and forgotten Minecraft mods. Various other mods and stuff can be found on their Discord.
  • Minecraft Archive Project - Huge archive containing Minecraft mods, worlds, resource packs and many other resources (even forum posts!).
  • MCVersions - Archives most Minecraft jars.
  • BetaCraft Archive - Archives some missing Minecraft server jars.
  • MCPC+ Archive - Archive with some MCPC+ versions.
  • CraftBukkit Archive - Archives many CraftBukkit versions.

Mod Loaders

  • Minecraft Forge - Modifications to the Minecraft base files to assist in compatibility between mods.
  • Quilt - A powerful fork of the Fabric project.
  • Fabric - A lightweight, experimental modding toolchain for Minecraft.
  • liteloader - A lightweight mod loader for Minecraft designed to provide simple, high-performance and reliable loader functionality for mods which don't need to modify game mechanics.
  • Rift - A Mod Loader for 1.13-1.13.2 (even Snapshots).
  • Meddle - Everything related to modding 1.9/1.10 snapshots in one place.
  • RopeMC - A lightweight, reflection based mod loader which aims to be user friendly and later version independent.

Mods

Performance

  • Optifine - OptiFine is a Minecraft optimization mod.
  • BetterFps - BetterFps is a Minecraft mod that add a few performance improvements.
  • Sodium (for Fabric) - A Fabric mod designed to improve frame rates and reduce micro-stutter.
  • Iris (for Fabric) - A Fabric mod which is based upon Sodium to add Shader support.
  • OptiFabric - A Fabric mod to allow Optifine to run using Fabric loader.

Skins And Capes

Maps

  • Journey Map - Real-time mapping in game or in a web browser as you explore.
  • VoxelMap - Formerly known as Zan's Minimap, providing basic map and radar functionality.

Items Management

  • Just Enough Items (JEI) - JEI is an item and recipe viewing mod for Minecraft, built from the ground up for stability and performance.
  • Bibliocraft - Bibliocraft is a storage and organizational mod that began as a single bookcase and has expanded to so much more.
  • /dank/null - A storage mod of unreal proportions which nobody really gets. The max tier /dank/null object holds 54 slots of items which each can hold 2.14 billion items!

Technology

  • Tinkers Construct - Tinkers' Construct is a mod about putting tools together in a wide variety of ways, then modifying them until they turn into something else.
  • Immersive Engineering - Immersive Engineering is a tech mod with a certain charm, based on the ideas and concepts, and with most assets created by Damien Hazard.
  • Botania - Botania is a tech mod in essence. The theme is natural magic.
  • Thermal Foundation + Dynamics + Expansion - A server-friendly and content-rich blend of magic and technology! Title is three different mod names, but of the same series and usually played together.
  • Railcraft - Greatly expand and improve the Minecart system in Minecraft.
  • Actually Additions - Actually Additions is a technology mod that adds various utilities like multitools, item magnets, atomic reconstructors and so on.
  • Applied Energistics 2 - A Minecraft Mod about Matter, Energy and using them to conquer the world. Mainly focused on item storage.
  • Draconic Evolution - One of the best tech mod there is, but really overpowered in the late game. Adds things like a Draconic Power Core which no one has been able to fill yet...
  • Ender IO - A large ender themed mod, that just adds lots of new fun things.
  • Galacticraft - A mod that adds rockets and new planets to explore. Expandable with addons.
  • OpenComputers - OpenComputers is a mod that adds computers and robots into the game, which can be programmed in Lua 5.3.
  • ComputerCraft - Adds computers based on Lua (5.2 and 5.3) into Minecraft.
  • WarpDrive - Adds Star Trek and other franchise like ships, weapons, transporters and so on into the game. Also adds new planets (dimensions).

Farming And Food

  • Pam's HarvestCraft - Pam's HarvestCraft is a mod for Minecraft that currently adds many kinds of crops and food.
  • AgriCraft - A mod that adds a more sophisticated crop system, like the ability to have genetic mutations and also adds more crops.
  • Bonsai Trees - Adds essentially mini tree farms which are one block big.
  • Ex Nihilo: Creatio - A great mod for skyblocks, it filters things like sand and gravel for useful resources like iron and diamond, compatible with lots of mods.

Energy

  • RFTools - RFTools is a mod containing various tools that are related to RF (Redflux) or technology in general.
  • Extreme Reactors - Adds nuclear reactors with the fictional fuel 'yellorium'. A carry on of the original Big Reactors.
  • Zetta Industries - A mod which adds the main multiblock of a big battery.
  • Applied Energistics 2 - A Minecraft Mod about Matter, Energy and using them to conquer the world.

Magic

  • AbyssalCraft - AbyssalCraft is a magic mod centered around exploration.
  • Astral Sorcery - This is a magic mod based on the stars, and harnessing the powers of starlight and the constellations.
  • Avaritia - Avaritia is a mod with a really long progression tree, but really overpowered in the late game. Its soul purpose is to drag the endgame gameplay to extreme lengths.
  • Blood Magic - This is a magic mod based on blood. Beware, you die a lot.

Utilities

  • TNTUtils - More control over explosions in Minecraft.
  • Akashic Tome - A mod based on Morph-o-Tool, which mainly gives the ability to merge different mods' documentation books.
  • AppleSkin - This mod does not change any existing mechanics, but simply makes the existing hunger saturation and exhaustion levels visible in the default GUI.
  • Attribute Fixer - This mod fixes the attribute system in Minecraft which handles things like armour points, because many other mods are inadvertantly affected by a limit in this system.
  • Diet Hopper - This mod modifies the way Minecraft calculates the collision boxes of the hopper, so that you can access any visible blocks behind it.
  • FoamFix - Fixes various aspects of the Minecraft code, generally making the game faster.
  • WTHIT - Shows the block currently looked at (Newer version of Hwyla).
  • Hwyla - Shows the block currently looked at (Newer version of Waila).
  • WorldInfo - Shows the block currently looked at (Waila for Rift).
  • Waila - Shows the block currently looked at (The original Waila project).
  • Block Helper - Shows the block currently looked at (Legacy alternative of Waila for older Minecraft versions than 1.6).

General

  • ArmorPlus - This mod literally adds tons of armors to the game, and different ways of crafting them.
  • Baubles - This mod adds seven new slots to the player inventory which can be fitted with various items like amulets, belts, rings and so on added by other mods.

Exploration

  • Aroma1997's Dimensional World - This mod adds one extra dimension, with the intended purpose of mining, meaning the Overworld will not be filled up with things like Buildcraft quarry holes anymore etc.
  • Twilight Forest - Adds a new twilight forest dimension with new sturctures, bosses, and quests to complete.

Building

  • Carpenter's Blocks - This mod adds new blocks such as slants and corners which can be made to look like any other block in the game! Extremely useful for artistic builds. (For 1.12+ see BlockCraftery)
  • Chisel - This mod adds multiple new textures to lots of blocks in the game, adding a wide variety of textures. (For editing units smaller than blocks see Chisel and Bits.)
  • WorldEdit - WorldEdit is an open source in-game map editor available for Bukkit, Forge, MinecraftEdu, and many other platforms.
  • FAWE - Stands for Fast Async WorldEdit. Based upon WorldEdit, it is simply faster, and adds lots more tools (i.e. brushes) to work with.

Server Plugins

  • AntiCheatReloaded - AntiCheatReloaded helps server admins easily identify and block malicious users by monitoring and analyzing the behaviour of their players.
  • ViaVersion - Allows the connection of newer clients to older server versions for Minecraft servers.
  • AdvancedKitsReloaded - AdvancedKitsReloaded is a Kit managing plugin for Minecraft servers which runs Bukkit, CraftBukkit, Spigot and Paper (>1.8). With this plugin you can easily create/edit/delete your kits and you can customize it as much as you'd like.
  • WorldGuard - WorldGuard lets you and players guard areas of land against griefers and undesirables, as well as tweak and disable various gameplay features of Minecraft.
  • CraftBook - CraftBook lets you create magically extending bridges, compact Redstone circuits, complex Minecart mechanics, and much more — all without a client mod and fully customizable by the server.

Resource Packs

  • BDCraft - Various comic-style resource and sound packs, even for many mods, Bedrock Edition, and Terraria!
  • LB Photo Realism Reload - Successor of the LB Photo Realism texture pack making Minecraft look more realistic.
  • Default Dark Mode - Dark Mode for the default Minecraft UIs!
  • Cyber Optics - Sci-Fi resource pack.
  • Soartex - Smooth resource pack with mod support.
  • Faithful - Smooth textures for a furbished default look.
  • BetterVanillaBuilding - Adds loads of new blocks with connected textures in optifine.

Shader Packs

  • Continuum - A realistic shader pack.
  • Chocapic13 - A realistic and configurable shader pack.
  • Sonic Ether - Pathracing and other realistic shader packs.
  • Sildur - Shader packs even implementing Minecraft 1.16's built-in API.
  • Potato - A very lightweight shader pack for older or restrained PCs.
  • ESBE 2G - A shader pack for Bedrock Edition.

Web Applications

  • Blessing Skin Server - A web application brings your custom skins back in offline Minecraft servers.
  • yoshino - A lite & fast Minecraft skin server, written in php. (Live Demo)
  • WorldEdit Golf - Challenge others in a competition to use WorldEdit in as few commands as possible.

Softwares

Servers

  • Paper - Miscellaneous patches for Spigot and BungeeCord providing better performance and more configuration options.
  • Glowstone - Formerly known as Spout and BukkitContrib. Spigot Server alternative written from scratch with performance similar to Paper.
  • Spigot - CraftBukkit's successor providing support for the Bukkit API.
  • Sponge - Minecraft Server providing support for the Sponge API and is extensible to the Forge API and Bukkit API.
  • Mohist - A server implementing the Forge and Bukkit API.
  • Thermos - A server implementing the Forge and Bukkit API for 1.7.10.
  • KCauldron - A server implementing the Forge and Bukkit API for 1.7.10.
  • Cauldron - Formerly known as MCPC+. The original server implementing the Forge and Bukkit API.
  • PowerNukkit - A powerful fork of Nukkit.
  • Cloudburst/NukkitX/Nukkit - A Bedrock Edition Server providing support for plugins supporting the Nukkit API.
  • PocketMine - A Bedrock Edition Server providing support for basic plugins.

Libraries

  • CraftLib - Complete Kotlin / Java library for wrapping the entire Minecraft codebase, including protocol, NBT, schematics, chat and more.
  • MCProtocolLib - A simple library for communicating with a Minecraft client/server, written in Java.
  • node-minecraft-protocol - A NodeJS library to parse and serialize minecraft packets, plus authentication and encryption.
  • go-mcproto - Minecraft server communication protocol implementation written in Go that allows you to program your own bots.

Utilities

Launchers

  • MultiMC - A custom launcher for Minecraft that allows you to easily manage multiple installations of Minecraft at once.
  • HMCL - A powered Minecraft launcher that supports a lot of features.

Development

  • FML Mod Development Tutorial - (Chinese) Minecraft 1.8.9 FML Mod Development Tutorial.
  • SchematicWebViewer - A JavaScript/TypeScript library for rendering and viewing Minecraft schematic files on the web.
  • Tabula - Minecraft Mod that faciliates creating 3D Models.
  • Mod Coder Pack - Tool for properly decompiling Minecraft.
  • BON 2 - A rewrite of the Bearded Octo Nemesis project with support for ForgeGradle.
  • Bearded Octo Nemesis - Tool for deobfuscating with support for SRG mappings and especially the Mod Coder Pack.

License

https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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