When playing minecraft, I’m sure we’ll all realize that “diamonds” are a huge chunk of the game. Its everyone’s first goal, first major achievement. Diamond gives you useful tools that last a long time. Diamonds is the perfect mineral, but we all know that in the real world, diamonds aren’t the only type of gem out there. The Gems+ mod by Boilingfort adds a variety of new gems: emerald, ruby, sapphire, amethyst and topaz.
These work a lot like diamonds. The ores for these will spawn naturally, some rarer then others. The gems can be crafted int; pickaxes, axes, swords, spades and hoes. Unfortunately, none of these can mine obsidian, so you’ll have to stick with diamonds for that. All of these gems have different speeds and durability’s. For a full list of the uses and speeds , go to the source here. From what I understand; best to worst is: ruby, saphire, topaz, emerald and amethyst. These gems can also be crafted into armour, so you can swagger around with your new purple/ green armour!
The Gems+ mod is a great addition to minecraft, adding more natural Gems that occur in the real world, into minecraft. I think mojang should really take a look at this mod and consider some things to put into vanilla minecraft. It just adds so much more to do when you’re mining. Truly excellent mod, well done Boilingfort.
How to Install The GemsPlus Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4
- Download and install Minecraft Forge API
- Download the Gems+ mod.
- Drag the contents of the .Zip
- Make sure your META-INF is deleted.
A great addition to minecraft. It adds a lot more to do when mining. The ability to get more realistic gems such as ruby and topaz, then turn it into some armour or equipment, is just awesome.