The Cactus is a mod that definitely seems quite odd on paper because there really isn’t anything like it and it seems to be rather strange thematically as well but, surprisingly enough, the mod does seem to have its merits and can definitely add a bit more depth to your gameplay experience if you choose to give it a shot. The mod, as the name suggests, revolves around the cacti of Minecraft and has been designed for the purpose of giving cacti in Minecraft a bit more versatility by allowing them to be used for more than just making green colored dye.
Features and Functionality
The Cactus mod adds a whole bunch of different tools, armor, blocks and even food items that players can make by using cactus and, while this might seem rather strange at first, these items are actually quite helpful at times and can certainly aid you on your Minecraft journeys. The mod includes things like cactus chests, cactus hoppers and even a cactus carpet that’ll hurt mobs when they touch it. It’s important to remember that the items and blocks in this mod are a bit of a double edged sword as they have both advantages and disadvantages to using them. For example, the cactus chests offer the same amount of storage as the regular chests do but it keeps voiding the inventory over time so you can’t store your items in them for long.
Compatibility and Technical Aspects
Since The Cactus mod only adds new things to the game and doesn’t alter its core functionality in any way, it won’t cause any performance issues as long as it’s used with version 1.12 of Minecraft as this is the version it’s compatible with.
All said and done, The Cactus is a Minecraft mod that’s definitely unlike most mods we usually come across and is worth trying out solely due to how distinct it feels.
How to install The Cactus Mod?
- Download and install the recommended Minecraft Forge for your Minecraft version.
- Download the latest mod version for your Minecraft version.
- Put the .jar file into the mods folder of your Minecraft installation.