Virtual pets are as old as the internet. From Neopets to the Tamagotchi, there’s something alluring about taking care of a virtual pet.
Thanks to the PixelPets Mod for Minecraft, you can raise your own virtual pet inside your Minecraft world. This mod lets players own cute cubes that will level up and grow over time.
Here’s how this mod works:
-Cubes will be found throughout your Minecraft world as they spawn naturally
-To tame any cube, simply give it a Ghast Tear
-To make your cube level up, give it a Magma Cream. However, Magma Cream isn’t guaranteed to make your cube level up, and instead only gives it a 1 in (Cube Level) x 64 chance of leveling up, so be prepared to have a lot of Magma Creams nearby.
-You can pick your cube up by right clicking it with a bucket. This lets you carry your cube around with you wherever you go.
-To place your cube, empty the bucket onto the ground by right-clicking
-You can teleport tamed cubes in the same world as you, equip a blaze rod and right-click
There are multiple types of cubes in the game. A Magma Cube, for example, is hostile towards players but still tameable.
The major issue with this mod is that Ghast Tears and Magma Creams are difficult to find when playing on multiplayer servers. For that reason, a leveled up cube companion is a very valuable friend. Don’t lose it!
PixelPets is a Bukkit server plugin and is only available in multiplayer. In the future, the plugins’ creator plans to give players the ability to ride cubes, level up cubes, and add new custom textures.
How to install the PixelPets Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download the PixelPets plugin from here
Step 2) Place the PixelPets .zip folder into your server’s plugins directory
Step 3) Run the server and wait for it to fully load
Step 4) Restart your Minecraft server or login to your admin account and execute the /reload command
Step 5) Run the server and your plugin should have been completely installed