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Minecraft Modding

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Make your games even more exciting with custom user-created content!

Last issue, we talked about online servers and how to access them. If you gave online a try, you may have noticed that people were playing Minecraft in new ways. While the base Minecraft experience is about exploration and creating, you may have come across servers with special weapons, new game modes, and other custom content. This is done through what’s called ‘modding’, where you add onto or edit the game files in order to add new content.

Unfortunately, making a mod is quite tricky! If you’re not a coding genius, you may want to stay away from the idea of making your own mods. However, downloading and installing other people’s mods is much easier. This allows you to extend your Minecraft experience without having to learn any coding.

You can find great Minecraft mods over at Planet Minecraft, Minecraft Forum’s mod section, and Minecraft Mods. However, if you visit those sites, you may feel a little overwhelmed at the choice you have available to you. There are item mods, aesthetic mods, world mods, monster mods…the choices are practically endless! It’s a good idea to ask yourself what you want to mod, and find mods that are related to that.

When you play Minecraft, did you enjoy exploring the world around you? If so, look for mods that add new places to go. The Space Age mod is about making a rocket ship and going to the moon, so you’re bound to have great exploration there. There are also mods that add new realms and dimensions for you to check out.

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