Do you long for buildings in Minecraft which look more realistic? Cylinders, ovals and other, non-cubic shapes are pretty much impossible to find in the vanilla game, and it’s something that eats at more than a handful of builders hoping to make something really beautiful. The ArchitectureCraft mod brings realistic pillars, Roman arches and most important of all, circles into the world of Minecraft. While it is actually an extension of the original Greg’s Blocks mod, it is unique in that it works with Minecraft 1.8 and features visual designs and elements which aren’t found in the source materials.
Because it requires MC Forge to work, you can bet ArchitectureCraft is compatible with any other Forge mods, at least if those mods are also compatible with Minecraft 1.8.x. You shouldn’t run into any issues there. Due to it being a mod used mainly for construction purposes, the chances are good you may have seen a custom world or two made using this mod which didn’t render properly because you yourself did not have the mod installed. If you can recall any maps which were highly rated by every review you saw but ended up looking wonky and broken on your computer, this may be the cause.
Unlike other construction mods which actually add blocks to Minecraft, ArchitectureCraft doesn’t add a single new block to the game. Rather, it allows for the creation of rounded corners, cylinders and other shapes, using blocks which already exist in the game. It simply makes blocks which already exist render differently, which means the mod works somewhat similar to the way resource packs do, though there’s no resource pack which would produce effects like these. This is a mod worth downloading and checking out for yourself if you happen to have any large construction projects in mind.
ArchitectureCraft Mod for Minecraft 1.8 Changelogs
- Initial version for Minecraft 1.8, based on Greg’s Blocks.
- Fixed orientation of roof blocks placed against existing upside-down roof blocks.
How to install ArchitectureCraft Mod?
- Download the mod!
- When you haven’t installed Minecraft Forge yet, download and install it.
- Move the downloaded .jar into the mods folder.
- Have fun!
Download Links for ArchitectureCraft Mod
for Minecraft 1.8.9/1.8.8
for Minecraft 1.8
Credit: Greg_Ewing – Website: cosc.canterbury.ac.nz