Do you know about the igneous rocks which were added to Minecraft with the most recent update? Diorite, andesite and granite all give players new options for construction, especially since they come in rough and polished forms. That’s a lot of new colors, textures and whatnot. However, that was not enough for one modder who decided to add a lot of function to the new rocks. The Igneous Additions mod does just that, allowing players to craft slabs and stairs with each of the three new rock types – and that’s just the beginning of what you can do with this mod.
Granite, diorite and andesite can be used to make pillars, furnaces, crafting tables, buttons, gates and many other objects; much more than the stairs and slabs which were the first goal of the mod’s author Syntaxial. The mod is still getting regular updates and was recently made to work with Minecraft Forge version 1334, so it should easily work with any other mods you currently have installed, as long as you’re using Forge to manage them. Because you can make tools and even weapons from those rocks with the Igneous Additions mod, the new rocks effectively stand in for cobblestone in almost all recipes.
That does not mean you can mix the two materials together, though. If you want to make a granite pickaxe for example, you will need three blocks of granite; you can’t use two and a block of cobblestone, or something like that. The three igneous rocks are also much harder to farm than cobblestone. Even amateur Minecraft players know how to make cobblestone generators, but no such thing exists for andesite, diorite or granite, so keep that in mind. Overall, this is a nice mod for those who want more function from the materials which already exist in vanilla Minecraft.
Igneous Additions Mod for Minecraft 1.8 Changelogs
- Fixed: Dark Prismarine Hoes can now transform blocks that are under other blocks.
- Added: Configuration for all recipes and materials, as well as changing material statistics.
Download Links for Igneous Additions Mod
for Minecraft 1.8 – Minecraft Forge Required