Star Wars fans rejoice – MaggiCraft, creator of the epic Star Wars resource pack I reviewed recently, also has a Star Wars mod in the works. It is already quite well underway, and is being updated just as regularly as Indictor-Textures, so if you enjoyed the pack or just enjoy the franchise in general, read on!
Before I get into anything else, I need to introduce this mod’s vehicles. Vehicles are an iconic part of any science fiction universe, and undoubtedly so for Star Wars. They aren’t particularly integral to the rest of the mod, they are just awesome and will get you psyched for the rest of the mod:
Awesome, right? Five new vehicles, including the memorable AT-AT Walker. With these new stylish and useful rides, you can conquer the land with ease –
No. Not just five. There are a whopping fifty-four new vehicles in this mod:
This alone is just mind boggling and could be enough for an entire mod in itself! I am not entirely sure, but I believe all vehicles are more like above-ground structures that can be explored.
With that through: this mod is massive to say the least. It is updated nearly every day, and it certainly is not showing any sign that it is slowing.
The ultimate, quintessential block to craft as soon as you begin playing with this mod installed is the Console. This block acts as an in-game guide (or wiki, if you will), which is always a welcome sight. It is crafted with relatively common materials:
The object at the top is a Display, which is crafted from dyes and iron poles:
And finally, iron poles are simply crafted with two iron ingots:
This may seem like a complicated recipe to deal with just for an in-game guide, but it is more than worth the trouble – even for seasoned veterans of this mod. Simply right-click the console once it has been placed to activate it. Oh – and did I mention that it just looks awesome?
Next up is the addition of clone trooper armor. What kind of Star Wars fan would MaggiCraft be without clone troopers in this mod? Here is a screenshot of our good friend Steve donning the Clone Trooper armor with pride:
This set of armor is stronger than diamonds and looks way more awesome. It is crafted using Carbon as its only ingredient, which can be found in ore form underground. It must then be smelted like any other metal.
As expected, the requirements and placement of Carbon is the same as any other metal or material used when creating armor. Simply craft the desired piece(s) as you would with any other material and you’re good to go:
However, without a rifle you would not be a complete clone trooper! The recipe may look a bit complicated:
However, it mostly requires a large quantity of iron – so if you haven’t yet, get mining! It is completely worth the effort to walk around as a clone trooper blasting creepers with lasers, so let us break this recipe down:
Two (2) barrels, made with iron poles:
One handle, again made with iron poles:
One stock. Iron poles:
And one scope – which also requires lenses:
Which in turn can be made with just a block of glass:
And there you have it! An awesome laser rifle. Allow me to take a moment at this point to explain how much I love these simple recipes. So many mods have ridiculous twists and turns, complex layered recipes, and ridiculously difficult to find materials – what fun is that? Accessibility is just as much of a component to fun as anything. Keep that in mind, modders!
Now for the moment you have been waiting for: lightsabers. These are pretty powerful, dealing 10 damage when not enchanted (enough to slay a zombie in two hits, and nearly any passive mob in one). Especially when using the high-res version of this mod, they look just like their originals:
Creating a lightsaber takes a bit of time and effort. First, you must mine and smelt Cortosis Ore into Cortosis Ingots:
This ore is only found in the Nether, making it somewhat dangerous to acquire. It is used to craft the lightsaber handles:
Which can then be crafted together with any of the crystals to form a lightsaber. Crystal ore may be found throughout the world and come in many colors:
Lightsabers do not vary in power, so crafting one depends solely on which color appeals to you the most (or fits your character!).
Finally, I wish to mention Tatooine:
If you are a fan of Star Wars, you know this world well. It has made an appearance here as a dimension that can be traveled to by creating a portal (similar to a Nether portal in design) out of Tatooine Portal Frame blocks. These blocks are made with a very common material that takes little effort to find or gather: sandstone.
Once the portal is ready, simply craft a Portal Igniter (flint and steel except with one redstone to replace the flint) and light it as you would a Nether portal. Step inside, and you will see….
…. Nope! I’m not going to spoil EVERYTHING for you. You’ll have to go see this on your own.
Allow me to sum up by saying that this mod is truly well executed. It feels polished and definitely came from the skilled hands of a Star Wars lover. The sheer depth of content when it comes to vehicles, along with the simplicity of recipes and graceful implementation of each item into the game, are factors that make this mod what it set out to be – and perhaps. I award MaggiCraft ten Jedi mind tricks out of ten.
How to install MaggiCraft’s Star Wars Mod for Minecraft 1.7.2
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of MaggiCraft’s Star Wars Mod.
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.
With this mod in active development (literally almost every day – go see for yourself!), new features that are not covered here will undoubtedly arise regularly. What would you like to see in a future update, or what new feature not covered here is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!