The Finder Compass mod adds a useful compass into the Minecraft world. Instead of forcing players to find diamonds through guesswork – as is the case with vanilla Minecraft – players can now use a special compass to easily discover any diamonds that are located nearby.
The Finder Compass mod allows players to hold a compass as they walk through a cave or a dungeon. This compass will always point towards the closest diamonds. The mod scans both horizontally and vertically around the player, although there is a limit to how far the compass can reach. The compass will only point vertically up or down if the player is directly above or below the diamond supply. Otherwise, it will only scan horizontally.
Of course, there are other mods which allow players to see through the ground and pinpoint exactly where diamonds are located, but most players consider those mods to be equivalent to cheating. The Finder Compass mod is a nice middle ground between these mods and vanilla Minecraft. Players still have to work to find their ore, although the thrill of discovering that ore is still there.
The Finder Compass is not just used for finding diamonds. It also includes a feature called the Dungeon Finding Needle that performs a scan every 15 seconds. This scan will look for any mob spawners in the area, effectively allowing players to find dungeons that are located above or below them.
Finder Compass 1.6 is a simple but effective mod. It gets the job done and it helps players collect hard-to-find diamonds in the world around them. If you’re ready to find diamonds without completely cheating the system, then Finder Compass will help.
How to install Finder Compass Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download the Finder Compass mod from its official forum thread
Step 2) Extract the Finder Compass archive into your .minecraft folder
Step 3) Run MCPatcher and select Finder Compass
Step 4) Adjust the config file (found in the .minecraft folder) then start playing
Or, if you want to install this mod without using MCPatcher, follow these steps:
Step 1) Download the Finder Compass Mod
Step 2) Drag and drop all of the *.class files from the Finder Compass folder into the Minecraft.jar directory
Step 3) Delete META-INF folder
Step 4) Put the config file from the Finder Compass mod into your .minecraft folder
Step 5) Adjust your configurations as you like (not required)
Step 6) Start playing and enjoy!