Whether you’re a science nerd or just casually interested in chemistry, it’s easy to appreciate a new Minecraft mod called The Elements Mod. This mod seeks to add of the elements from the Periodic Table into the world of Minecraft.
Each element has its own unique block or item with special features that are related to its real-life properties. Although the creator of the mod – fiendfan1 – mentions that he is “not a chemistry expert”, he claims to have done plenty of research while making the mod, so the blocks in the mod should accurately reflect their natural properties.
Currently, the Elements Mod is far from complete, and only about a dozen elements have been added thus far. The mod’s creator is turning to the community for suggestions on improving the mod and adding new elements, and full details about his efforts can be found in this thread.
Here is a full list of the elements currently included in the Elements Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5:
-Beryllium: Non-reactive metal with a custom designed texture
-Boron: Another metal with a cool texture, although it can burn
-Carbon: Extremely explosive element that is resident, super hard, and according to fiendfan1, “super awesome”
-Copper: Transmits power through universal electricity
-Fluorite: Players can use fluorite to obtain fluorine, which is the most reactive element included in the mod
-Helium: An inert, non-reactive gas
-Hydrogen: Hydrogen is a flammable element that will react with oxygen to produce water
-Lithium: A custom designed metal with a “great texture” that is highly reactive when it comes into contact with other elements
-Neon: fiendfan1 has “something in store for this one”, but so far, it’s just a basic gas
Instead of just adding each basic element into the game, the Elements Mod also adds element-related items and machines. For example, there is an air purifier that turns normal air into pure oxygen, and there’s an electrolysis machine that applies an electric current to water in order to release hydrogen.
The third element-related item included in the mod so far is called the SuperFreezer, which currently converts nitrogen to oxygen. In a future update, the creator of the mod plans to use the SuperFreezer to turn nitrogen into liquid nitrogen.
The mod is currently available to download, although the mod’s creator has some grand future plans for it. Follow the instructions below to download it yourself!
How to install the Elements Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Install Forge Mod Loader (FML)
Step 2) Download the Elements Mod from here
Step 3) Drag and drop the Elements Mod .jar file into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Run Minecraft and start playing