The goal of the Vanilla Plus mod is to give a good use to many of the blocks and items in Minecraft which are normally useless for the majority of players. These are the same blocks which often get turned into bits and pieces of modern architecture on modern resource packs – things like wool blocks and carpeting, quartz and so on. So, how does this mod add utility to some of the things which are normally considered to be devoid of it? For starters, it adds recipes for bread and rotten flesh to make edible sandwiches which don’t make the player sick with the Nausea effect.
This probably seems silly though; shouldn’t rotten meat make people sick if they eat it? Some of the other changes in the Vanilla Plus make more sense than this. On the other hand, some other recipes make even less sense, like the set of tools which can be crafted using gravel in place of stone, iron or diamonds. Seriously, gravel tools, how would those ever work normally? Well they do here, about as well as their stone alternatives, though they don’t last as long. There are special weapon items as well as armor, blocks, construction materials, and even food as was already mentioned.
A handful of new ore types like purified gold and rubies allow for the crafting of some powerful weapons, but nothing so strong that it breaks Minecraft. The Vanilla Plus mod even gives you more use from blocks and ores which already existed, like letting you make obsidian weapons and tools, just to name one example. This mod is perfect if you’re just looking to get more out of Minecraft, but to be honest there are other mods which improve the vanilla experience without adding new ores or other items to Minecraft.
How to install Vanilla Plus Mod?
- Download the latest version of the Minecraft Forge installer.
- Run the installer and select client/server.
- Start Minecraft using the Forge profile.
- Exit the game.
- Download Vanilla Plus below and place it in the mods folder.
- Re-launch Minecraft and have fun!
Download Links for Vanilla Plus Mod
for Minecraft 1.8
for Minecraft 1.7.10