Minecraft is an infinite game . We can dedicate our whole lives to roaming, exploring, digging and we would still have a lot of biomes - areas - to discover. If we add to this his faithful community of modders , who make the original game grow every day - if there ever was an "original" -, a version for educational use included, we find that Mojang's popular work hides much more than that hinted at first..
Let's first make it clear how to classify mods . On the one hand we would have those that act as a mere complement or additional tool - such as Lemon's Simple Teleporters, which serves to create teleporters with Ender crystals, an object that is obtained from burning Ender's eyes in a furnace -; on the other hand we would have mods that modify the behavior of our game —like Big Dig, with which we avoid having to dig for hours looking for veins, because worlds much richer in minerals are generated—; finally we would have the so-called mod packages, ideal for building new worlds with new rules.
We must also bear in mind that not all mods are compatible with all versions of Minecraft , although most are already updated to support version 1.9 - the most popular are 1.7.10, 1.8.9 and 1.9.4. The way to install mods is always the same: double click on the installer, drag and paste the downloaded file of the mod into ".minecraft / mods", in its corresponding folder, and the program itself will read it..
Hexxit: claim your wealth
As if it were 'Sid Meier's Pirates', this mod pack - which you can download right now from this link - turns your game into an exciting pirate story. Ships spawn on the horizon randomly. Towering castle ruins, mist-washed towers, and cloudy skies turn our game into a Dungeon & Dragons campaign . We will find great dangers and great rewards, vast dungeons and a lot of secrets. One of the favorite mods of risky players.
Crafting Dead: survive one more day in Minecraft
Among so many abandoned village and impossible dungeons, one of the first mods that were born in the Minecraft universe was the zombie mode. Among all the apocalyptic packs, full of wild beasts and survival modes, Crafting Dead stands out for its balanced and addictive gameplay. This multiplayer mod faces us against hordes of zombies in exchange for juicy prizes. We can equip our character with backpacks, tactical vests and firearms such as shotguns or machine guns. With the current aftermath version 1.4.4, survival is not assured, they have fixed several glitch of duplication of objects, but yes, you will be hooked..
Crazy Craft 3: over a hundred ways to die
This is my favorite way to play Minecraft: unpredictable, insane, incoherent. This mod pack is like a scrambled deck. Traffic lights can appear in dark moors or bosses in the middle of the forest with more than 3,000 health , empty dungeons or full of death traps. It is a mixture of random mods in the single player mode, where we can also find the Kraken to cast spells against armed policemen. The perfect complement for the jaded gamer looking for a little extra risk. You can download the third version from here or, more directly, from here.
Yogscast: the ultimate all-in-one
Minecraft players are thoroughly familiar with the use of launchers . They are packages that run various mods that are compatible with each other. Depending on the version we use, the pack will work in a less or more stable way. The case of Yogscast is a real monster: it will eat more RAM and resources than usual, but it brings almost anything you can think of to your single player game. More than 200 mods with all kinds of changes , from magic spells to new furniture and the famous 'tropicraft'. You can download it from here.
Legacy Mod Pack is one of the most popular launchers — also Minecraft Forge, one of the most recommended installers by its community. From it you can download the old Kovacic's, add more fauna, flora and dungeons to the world.
In any case, packs tested by the community , official in some sense, are recommended before those that group users in an amateur way, because some can lead to unexpected behavior. The PAQ is one of the most popular and stable out there; for foodies. Quick access pipes, the SHPD pistol from the Portal video game, jewelery chests, lighting and smart electricity - even nuclear power plants; the variety is amazing.
Long ago, in a mine far far away
GalactiCraft, currently compatible with version 1.7.2, is a fantastic mod that allows space travel between different planets in the Solar System, create our own rocket and establish a base of operations. Everything we obtain from mining can be transferred to the construction of new bases, but one element comes into play: oxygen tanks. The space is hostile but also beautiful and full of intoxicating loneliness . You will fall in love with this mod from the moment it enters your PC. Who does not want to walk and place their flag on the lunar surface with the sun in the distance bathing our profile?
AbyssalCraft: the other world
Another classic where there are. This mod adds a separate world that adds to the Nether and The End. The world of the dead is quite uncomfortable, even terrifying. AbyssalCraft has a clear Lovecraftian influence , with some mythology inherited from the Necronomicon. Created by modder Shin00w, Abyssal includes new fortresses and bosses, zombies and ghouls, the Abyssalnite materia, 7 different biomes for the overworld - the one above - and 4 biomes for Dreadlands. If we add permadeath (permanent death) to this, we may get some surprises, even if we are veteran players.
Actually Additions: traveling in a hurry
And we leave Actually Additions for last. It is a pack of mods similar to Crazy Crafts but without the insane component, more focused on speeding up the game through magic rings, drills, wings, teleportation portals and different tools to avoid going biting or traveling through pipes. We can build machines to automate processes, spawners of almost anything — even monsters. And the version that we link here is compatible with Minecraft 1.9.4.
And, if you are still wanting more to fill your PC, from here you can download the most popular and relevant mods of the moment. Good luck with crafting.