BuildCraft Mod – Often mods for minecraft are based around a single idea to produce a single, basic product. However the sometimes a mod will make a name for itself by creating a spectacular mod, still based around a singular idea. However the finished product is nothing close to simple, or basic. These types of mods have been developed by someone who is usually experienced, or knows enough to make the mod intelligent, yet fun to use. Often mods have a simple or basic idea how ever the mod has been created to be technical or complex to enhance the mod both for the player sake, and also for future development. The BuildCraft mod for Minecraft 1.6.4, 1.6.2 and 1.5.2 introduces a wide variety of different features; however these features are very unique and intelligent. Features used inside this mod are only found in few mods available today; even so, the BuildCraft mod implements these features beautifully into the game of minecraft. In such a way, this separates it from every other mod out there.
The Buildcraft mod for minecraft 1.6.4, introduces many unique features that conclude of constructional items, blocks and also new natural spawning materials, ores and even liquids. This mod contains the widest variety of features I have ever seen in a mod that are actually relevant to the game, daily life and also to the rest of the mod. Each newly implemented item must be used together to form the next item in the chain. For example, when making electrical equipment cables must be crafted for the process. However cables also require another crafted item for the process to work successfully. This process occurs in most of the implemented crafting recipes for the new item and blocks.
BuildCraft Mod For Minecraft 1.6.4 Features
By introducing new and unique features into the game such as rigging, electricity and technical processes; the BuildCraft mod makes minecraft a much more technical and complex place to live in. No longer are the players of minecraft restrained to living in a medieval world, now its users are able to the simplistic and savage minecraft world. Now, with the Buildcraft mod for minecraft you are able to develop factories, generators and new kinds of weapons, blocks and useful items that will aid you in your quest for survival. However now this mod will introduce a new goal to minecraft, research, you now can explore the finer details of the spectacular minecraft world by using science and mechanics!
This mod is very complicated and takes a lot of knowledge to fully understand and memorise each individual block usage, not to mention how things work and what they do. Also, seeing as each unique block, machine and item holds its own crafting recipe; it may take a long time to memorise them. However, a helpful wiki page has been created to aid new users to allow them to gain confidence when using the BuildCraft mod. Also, the forum page and official Buildcraft website are both equally helpful, stating upcoming updates, download links and also fine detailed features. All the implemented machinery can be used to make life easier and also help develop hard to get items already available in the default, vanilla version of minecraft. The introduced, craftable features are the following:
- Multiple gears
- Pipe waterproof (an item used for crafting waterproof piping)
- Multiple pipes (used for transport, and much more.)
- Automatic Crafting table
- Mining well
- Tank (used for storing liquids.)
- Land Mark
Each individual piece of machinery contains its own recipe. And usually cost a fortune to create. Even so, the outcome truly is magnificent and worth its cost. Machines, if used correctly can benefit the user significantly. Each piece of machinery is used for their own things. Some machines allow the usage of redstone to power them, however these machines cannot be charged simply by raw redstone dust. Redstone must be soon crafted into cables and wires to connect correctly with the machine. When using machinery such as a quarry; this piece of machinery requires a long process of crafting, however once the quarry has been crafted and set up correctly; it will begin to mine through the earth down to bedrock. Transport pipes can be transported to chests or any other machinery that a player could use to work alongside the quarry.
Tools and Materials Recipes
Can be found at the BuildCraft’s original site here
BuildCraft Mod For Minecraft 1.6.4 Usage
Using complicated mods can be very difficult. However one important thing to remember when using the BuildCraft mod is to make sure you don’t break a piece of machinery that cannot be reclaimed like usual blocks. Some pieces of machinery cannot be mined if placed in the wrong place. On breaking of the machine, you will not be resulted with it being given back to you. Instead wrenches must be crafted, wielded and then used to obtain the machine block once placed. Make sure you always have a wrench on you just encase you want to move some machinery. Even so, this procedure does not have to be used for every individual piece of machinery. Items such as pipes and blocks such as the automatic crafting table can be broken and placed as usual.
Each machine introduces its own GUI and usage system. These systems are very efficient and well made. Simply by understanding these unique GUI’s, the mod you have complete capability of using the mod correctly and efficiently. Both the machinery and also the systems/GUI’s can change your world significantly if used in the right way. However your world is your own, obviously and it is completely up the user of how he/she decides of using the mod.
How to Install BuildCraft Mod 4.1.0 for Minecraft 1.6.4
- Download and install Minecraft Forge for minecraft 1.6.4
- Download the BuildCraft mod for minecraft 1.6.4
- Browse to %appdata%/roaming/.minecraft/bin and open your “mods” folder. If this folder does not exist, simply create the folder.
- Drag the entire downloaded mod zip file into your “mods” folder. (do not unzip)
Have a fun day playing Minecraft!