Mining is tough. Seeking out ores while crawling through mineshafts full of mobs is not easy at all! Install the scenter mod and all that could change.
This mod is very simple to use, but very adaptable! Basically, whenever you press “O”, it cycles through blocks that you can sniff out (such as diamond ore, redstone ore, nether quartz ore, etc). Then, once a block is selected (you’ll see it in the top left corner of your GUI), every time you interact with the environment by left or right clicking (or mining!) you will see a colored trail of “smell” go out that guides you towards the nearest ore!
The mod has incredible range, and searches 9 chunks around your position to hunt out ores! The colored trails are easy to follow, and the mod tells you how far away they are.
The mod will, by default, be able to pick up these blocks:
- Coal Ore
- Diamond Ore
- Emerald Ore
- Gold Ore
- Iron Ore
- Lapis Ore
- Redstone Ore
- Nether Quartz Ore
But if you know what you are doing and want further customizability, Check out the developer’s minecraft forum thread for details on editing the config files. However, for most people, this won’t be necessary, since all the blocks you’d really want to search out are conveniently pre-set!DownloadForumInstall Guide