Hunting down resources in caves, abandoned mineshafts and sunken, underground fortresses is one of the more exciting parts of Minecraft. Who knows when that patch of coal or iron you chop out of a wall will lead to a dungeon with mob spawners and chests, or whether it will be a long drop to a fiery end in a pit of lava that waits for you on the other side of that next wall? Well, now you can know with the Xray Mod, which works a lot like any old X-Ray resource pack you might find.
By turning specific blocks like dirt or stone invisible, the textures for these blocks will simply disappear from your view. The blocks will still be there of course – you can’t see them but they’re still there. With all of the filler made invisible, you can more easily find your way to veins of coal, iron, gold, diamonds and other valuable resources buried beneath the ground in Minecraft. If you want to play on Hardcore mode or go through Survival without turning on cheats, the XRay Mod is probably the most powerful tool around for helping you to quickly amass resources and get the goods you need.
Of course, actually using the Xray Mod will be considered cheating by many players. Server owners don’t like the mod either, and there are specific plugins which watch exclusively for people finding patches of ores and metals too frequently while playing online. If you use this mod on a multiplayer server you should expect to get banned, either automatically when the server security system detects you using bad mods, or a little down the line when some moderator or owner notices you finding too many valuable in too short a time. The bottom line is, don’t use this mod online.
If you’re playing alone though, why go through the bother of digging through stacks and stacks of blocks of dirt, stone and other worthless materials to get what you want? Nobody actually like the digging and mining parts of Minecraft; they love pulling ores and gems out of the world though, and you need to do the first thing before you can do the second thing in most cases. The X-Ray Mod features a config file which will let you “erase” any blocks you like, so you can focus on just the resources you need or want to find and forget everything else.
Xray Mod Changelogs
- This is still only the XRay mod.
- Coordinates and Fly will be released at a later date.
- Fixed a crash if using an older version of Java
To change the keybinds, go to Options -> Controls and scroll down to XRay section.
- Cave Finder – C
- Fullbright – L
- Xray – X
- Xray GUI – J
How to Install X-Ray Mod?
For Minecraft 1.12.2
- Download and install the recommended Minecraft Forge.
- Download the Xray Mod from below.
- Put the XRay-58-vDLB.jar file into the mods folder of your Minecraft installation (%appdata%/.minecraft/mods).
for Minecraft 1.6.4 to 1.12.1
- Download the official Xray installer.
- Select the version of Profile that you want to install the mod.
- Open the installer and click on “Install” button!