This mod is a replacement for Red Power 2, which hasn’t been updated since 1.4.6. This wouldn’t have been a problem if it wasn’t one of the most popular mods in existence. But, Eloraam got busy, and this guy made his thing. Enough of the history lesson, and onto the mod.
The main draw to this mod is the new redstone wiring system. Rather than having dust, which has to be placed on blocks, and doesn’t carry a signal very far, you have actual wires. These wires can carry a signal for 255 blocks. They can also be placed flat up against walls, instead of just on top of blocks. You make them by placing three Red Alloy Ingots in a vertical line in a crafting table.
Insulated Wire is similar to Redstone Wire in how it’s placed, but it has several differences. First, they won’t power the block they’re on, and they can’t recieve power from the block they’re on. So, if you place it on a redstone lamp, it won’t turn it on, and if you place it on a redstone block it won’t get power from it. The other use of them is that they won’t join with insulated wires of other colors. They will join with the normal wires, though.
Like that. They’re made by placing three Red Alloy Ingots in a vertical line, with six wool in the rest of the places.
Now, those wires may let you run wires closely. As shown above, you can put them right next to each other. But can they get closer? They can. Bundled cables allow you to run different colors of wire through the same wire. Nice, right? Say you wanted to run three different colors through a one-block hole in the wall to turn on various lights, or make one of those box-houses that have everything hidden by pistons. You can do it with these. If you make a + in a crafting table with Insulated Wire (they have to be the same color) and then put four string in the corners, you’ll get one bundled cable.
These can be colored, as well, allowing you to make even more compact systems. The colors only affect bundled cables, so you could still connect a green Insulated Wire to a purple Bundled Cable, but you can’t connect a green Bundled Cable to a purple Bundled Cable. All of these will connect to non-colored bundled cables. You make them by putting a column of dye, then bundled cables, then string in a crafting table.
This mod does have ”look good” items, like different colored lamps and micro-blocks, but I won’t go into detail on those.
Project: RED Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4 Main Features
- Vastly improved redstone system
- Various logic gates, such as and/or/not gates, as well as inverters
- The basic redstone wires are cheaper than vanilla redstone (12 wires for one iron-type ingot and one redstone)
- Micro blocks and colored redstone lamps
How to use the Project: RED Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4
- A basic understanding of redstone helps
- After that you’ll just have to get used to the new system, rather than the old one
- Make cool redstone stuff that’s actually small.
Project: RED Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4 Pros and Cons
- Cheaper redstone
- Improved redstone
- Try and find one. I dare you. Any redstone nut will agree with me.
How to Install the Project: RED Mod Build 11 for Minecraft 1.7.4
- Install Minecraft Forge
- Run and close Minecraft
- Download the Project: RED mod
- Drag the archives into your ~\.minecraft\mods folder
- Run Minecraft and make new redstone contraptions