If you’ve ever used the Equivalent Exchange (EE) mod for Minecraft before then you will already have a good idea how the Exchange Orb mod works. Basically you can make an item, the exchange orb, using a number of other valuable items (coal, iron and gold ingots, diamonds, etc.). By combining this exchange orb with other items, you can convert them into completely different items. For example, by mixing an exchange orb with a couple of diamonds, you can turn them into a single emerald. Most of the exchanges also work in reverse, allowing you to get a greater number of lesser items.
Because you can use diamonds for making gear and emeralds are mostly useless, sometimes it can actually be profitable to exchange backwards like this. Other times it is a total waste of the items needed to make the exchange orb in the first place. It’s important to note that the Exchange Orb mod won’t actually work as a standalone. For full function, you need to also download and install the author’s library mod, MattDahEpic Core. This will also make a few other mods from MattDahEpic work, so if you like his work then be sure to pick it up for seamless integration.
Though there are a host of other mods which perform the same function as the Exchange Orb mod, the Minecraft community tends to feel that most of those mods are extremely overpowered, allowing users to create all kinds of powerful items and equipment from using what basically amounts to a heap of trash. The exchange rates in this particular mod are far more balanced, and on top of that you don’t get access to any overpowered weapons, armor or other items – this mod simply lets you turn things you already have into things you can already get. It’s probably the fairest mod of this type today.
How to install Exchange Orb Mod?
- Download the mod!
- When you haven’t installed Minecraft Forge API and MattDahEpic Core yet, download and install it.
- Move the downloaded .jar into the mods folder.
- Have fun!
Download Links for Exchange Orb Mod
for Minecraft 1.10.2
for Minecraft 1.8.9/1.8.8
for Minecraft 1.8
for Minecraft 1.7.10
Credit: MattDahEpic – Original Thread on Minecraft Forum