Ellian’s Material Detector is a very useful information focused mod that’s going to be the perfect mod for players who frequently travel across the Minecraft world in search of materials ores and other things that they use in construction or item crafting. The mod won’t add any overwhelming new functionality to Minecraft, but it’ll still give you access to a variety of incredibly useful features through which you’ll be able to track down materials and ores. The Ellian’s Material Detector mod might take some getting used to at the beginning but, after some time, you won’t be able to stop using it.
The Ellian’s Material Detector mod basically adds a material detector to your Minecraft user-interface that’ll highlight the location of nearby materials whenever you come close. With this mod applied, you’ll no longer need to frantically browse around an entire area in order to locate your object of interest since the mod will pinpoint the location of said objects for you. Thanks to this mod, you’ll be able to save a ton of time and will be much more efficient in all your ore mining tasks. The best part about this mod is that the metal detector UI is really easy to read, so you’ll be able to get all the information you need in a mere glance.
On top of its other features, the Ellian’s Material Detector also indicates the height of the materials that you’re looking for. If the materials of interest are at an altitude level that’s higher or lower than your character then, the interface will tell you this as well. It’s worth mentioning that the height indicator of this mod is limited to two blocks so if a material is more than two blocks up or two blocks down then the detector won’t be able to analyze its location for you.
How to install Ellian’s Material Detector Mod?
- Install Minecraft Forge.
- Put the mod’s .jar file you downloaded into mods directory.
Download Link for Ellian’s Material Detector Mod
for Minecraft 1.11
Credit: Ellian – Original Thread on Minecraft Forum