Sometimes diamonds just don’t cut it. In most games, beyond the basic minerals translated from the real world, there are always fictional materials that surpass them in quality, strength and durability. Enter stage: the Crystal Orb Mod by ASHninja1997. This introduces blue orb and the red orb ores that can be refined to create better armor, weapons and a few other tools and blocks that are also introduced in the game through this mod. It also introduces a new dimension: The Crystal Dimension.
“You have not enough minerals!”
This mod adds various items used in crafting:
- The Crystal Orb
- The Energized Crystal Orb
- The Blue Orb
- The Red Orb
- Pure Iron
- Pure Gold
The Crystal Orb is stronger and more durable than ordinary diamonds, but requires two new materials combined together: a red orb and a blue orb. These orbs can be obtained by mining the new Red Orb ore and Blue Orb ores that appear at any ground elevation, be it on the surface or within the depths just above the bedrock. Miners will require an iron pickaxe or better to mine this new ore. Once mined, one orb of its respective ore color will be obtained.
An Energized Crystal Orb can also be created by energizing a regular Crystal Orb. This makes it two times more durable than diamonds.
Cryrite, which is another mineral, can be found in special types of dirt, logs and leaves. It is created by putting a Crystal Orb into a Grinder. So far, its only use is to ignite the Cryport used to access the Crystal dimension.
Pure iron and pure gold are extracted by either putting iron ore or gold ore into the extractor, which is a new item introduced in the mod. This has a chance to yield one or two pieces of pure ore.
Along with some new bling, The Crystal Orb Mod also brings new tools to the table, as well as upgrades a few existing ones.
The list of additions contains:
- Crystal Pickaxe
- Crystal Axe
- Crystal Shovel
- Crystal Hoe
- Crystal Sword
- Crystal Armor
- Crystal Chest
The pickaxe, axe, shovel, hoe and sword also have Energized Crystal versions. Even though the craftable items are the main attraction, even more features await you in this mod!
How to install The Crystal Orb mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of the Crystal Orb mod from Planetminecraft.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
This mod basically provides a new set of awesome looking items. What else would you like to see “crystallized”? Comment below and let us know!