Have you ever found yourself lost in the darkness of night, alone in the dim abyss of cave systems beneath the surface in your world of Minecraft? When exploring, losing or running out of a supply of torches can be extremely frustrating. Without them, adjusting to the darkness can be very difficult, and whilst doing this; you may lose your trail and are not able to create a new one. With the Lantern mod for Minecraft 1.7.4, all these annoying problems can be solved in a few steps! After the simple installation process located at the bottom of the article, using the mod is just as easy, perhaps even more. The mod itself, created by -Reaper-, is an incredibly unique mod. It works to help players use another way source of light emitting abilities. The Lantern, as it is called, can be crafted and then held or placed. The lantern can act as a portable torch when held, and can also work to be a placeable lamp.
When inside your world(s) of Minecraft, you will be given the ability to craft the new, unique lantern. When held, you may walk and explore as the item works to emit light around your character. Not only this, but upon placing the lantern on another block, it will instantly emit light around the area, and when placed; face towards your character. This allows you to change the direction of the block to your own likings. Lanterns can also be placed to hang off ceilings, rather than clip to walls like ordinary blocks. Experimentation is recommended to users new to mods such as this, or ones similar. Thankfully, the crafting recipe for the item implemented into the game is very simple and can be memorised easily also. However, if the player has no access to the nether realm, he/she may struggle to find all the necessary materials that are needed. Glowstone dust , iron ingots, and glass are needed to complete the crafting recipe successfully.
How to install the Lantern mod for Minecraft 1.7.4
- Download and install the Modloader Mod for minecraft 1.7.4, OR download and install the Minecraft Forge for Minecraft 1.7.4. (required, and must also be on a fresh version of Minecraft)
- Download the Lantern mod zip file for Minecraft 1.7.4
- Browse to %appdata%/roaming/.minecraft and open the “mods” folder. If this folder does not exist; create it.
- Drag the entire downloaded mod zip file into the “mods” folder. (Do not unzip)