SimCraft is an incredibly ambitious mod for Minecraft. It has been in the works for a long time and now, finally, SimCraft has been labeled 100% complete by the mod’s creator.
SimCraft has been in development since the beta days of Minecraft. Over the years, more and more content has been added to the mod to get to where it is today. Now, SimCraft has hundreds of new blocks, items, mobs, vehicles, and more.
When I say “hundreds”, I’m not joking. Here’s the content count in SimCraft:
-144 new building bricks
-16 different types of stone and 16 different types of marble
-48 (!) new ores
-48 extra flowers
-30 different types of rooftops and 32 different types of wooden planks
-16 new doors and 16 new windows
-12 fruit trees
-32 fish mobs that spawn underwater and munch on 16 new coral reef blocks
-176 new stair blocks, 176 new corner pieces, 176 new upside down slopes, 176 new half slabs, 176 new fences, 176 new panes, 176 new wall blocks
-1 new vehicle (a truck)
Wow, right? That’s a lot of content. But here’s the best part: all of the items in SimCraft features new high-resolution textures. The lowest texture resolution for this mod is 64×64, so if you have an older, slower PC then this mod might not be the right choice for you. However, if you run vanilla Minecraft at a relatively smooth framerate then the 64×64 textures in this mod won’t be a huge step up.
Meanwhile, those of you with better gaming rigs will be able to enjoy higher resolution textures beyond 64×64, making this one of the best-looking mods/texture pack combinations in the Minecraft community today.
What’s the point of all this content? Is there a theme? Here’s how the mod’s creator describes it:
“With SimCraft you will be able to build more buildings, mine more ores, have loads of decorations to add to your home and that is only the beginning…This mod is the biggest mod available to date.”
That’s an ambitious statement, but SimCraft truly does take Minecraft to a whole new level. You can create awesome-looking homes inside your Minecraft world. These homes can look like homes made in the Sims – complete with familiar looking doors, fences, and windows.
Although the mod has been labeled 100% complete on Planet Minecraft, the team behind SimCraft does have more exciting additions planned for the future, including useful machines like the Stone Crusher, Generator, Conveyer Belt, Iron Forge, Ore Pan, and more. There will even be an ATM included in future updates and new vehicles, world generation, and dimensions. So if you thought that SimCraft was ambitious now – just wait till you see what it looks like in a few months.
There’s something for everyone in this mod. If you want to play a Minecraft that looks different and feels different but is still a lot of fun to play, then SimCraft is an excellent choice. Check it out today by following the download instructions below (it’s easy with Forge).
How to install SimCraft for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of SimCraft from here
Step 3) Drag and drop all of your downloaded files (including the mod and texture files) into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Start playing and enjoy!