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posted 05/19/2013 10:53:10 PM (modified 05/21/2013 06:02:12 PM by [KC] nex) Bookmark and Share
I use Optifine to help the game run better, and it gives more granular control over video settings, too. So, if you want to improve the performance of the game or crank up the settings, I really suggest you check it out.

Also, I use the Faithful texture pack since I like the default look of Minecraft but wanted something a bit higher-resolution. Most of the 'realistic' texture packs are usually too dark or are just incongruous with the game's look.

I'm also considering running a minimap mod, but at the moment I haven't made up my mind.

So, what do you guys use?
posted 05/20/2013 12:33:51 AM
Nothing. I tried some texture mods and didn't like them.
posted 05/20/2013 09:35:47 AM
I'm running Optifine, but I had to install it manually at home, as the Magic Launcher was causing my push to talk button for Vent to malfunction. I definitely recommend Optifine if you're having any sort of performance issue, or even if you're not. If you need help installing it, let me know and I'll help you out.

I like the Faithful texture pack, too. I like the base look of the game, so this one is nice because it's pretty much the base look, but a bit sharper and cleaner. And if they don't update it right away when new blocks are added, it's no big deal because the difference between the new, default blocks and the pack is just a matter of sharpness, not color or contrast.
posted 05/21/2013 08:44:15 PM
The REI mini map mod is great. It allows you to set way points on the over world so you can quickly find points of interest you have found.
posted 05/22/2013 12:15:41 AM (modified 05/22/2013 12:16:55 AM by [KC] Jak)
Cool. Does it have a map, too? The Minecraft maps are a pretty awful game mechanic. The game should really have a map where you can see all of the places you've visited.
posted 05/23/2013 07:48:47 PM
No, it is just a minimap. But it is pretty nice. You can have it add a point of death way point automatically to help you find your body.
posted 05/24/2013 08:29:16 PM
That's definitely worth it for just that. Items don't appear if you're too far away.