The first thing you’ll want to get your hands on is the Smelter. It allows you to use redstone and lapis for other things. It acts just like a furnace, but only smelts redstone, and lapis blocks. It only runs on lava, and after they’re smelted you can use them to make tools and weapons.
Redstone tools textures, since I like them:
They look cool, don’t they?
The next thing you can make is steel. (Note: I’m pretty sure anything with a bucket in the fuel slot is Smelter-only.) First you have to crush some coal like this:
It’s a normal crafting grid. No crusher block.
Then you surround a piece of iron with that (I’m not going to waste your time with this recipe. It’s just 8 of the coal dust around an iron ingot.)
Then you smelt that in the Smelter. Again, you know how this works. You can make tools, weapons, and blocks out of steel ingots. No armor, though. That’s for later in the review.
Black Iron is the next metal. You have to find ebony ore around the world (below layer 32).
Smelt that in the smelter and you get black iron. You can use it for tools, but I’d save it for later.
Oh, he also added in meteorites. There are two blocks that look the same, and have the same name, but give different ingots. It’s impossible to tell the difference between them until they’re smelted. Normal furnace smelts them.
The tools all have the same recipe, but the sword’s different. Made like this:
Other than that, the textures are the only change to the tools.
Crystal is the same as above, but it drops one of seven types of shards. Each increasing in rarity. The chart is Crystal, Blue, Green, Red, Purple, Purple (it’s a brown shard, but it’s called purple. Confusing.), and Black. Each can be used for weapons and tools with the recipes we’re all used to, but the Crystal Shards can be used to make more crystals to grow yourself (yes, they grow.)
Two new mobs! They look like this:
Not the spider.
I’m not sure what this is.
The skeletons drop new things, refer to the article for them. Pumpkin-things are the same story.
The last item I’ll go over is the forge. It’s used to make a ton of new weapons. It’s like a crafting table that needs fuel.
Cheap enough. And it’s another use for coal. Win-win.
Xerxes Weapons Mod for Minecraft 1.6.2 Main Features
- Tons of new weapons
- New structures
- New worldgen (needs a new world, sadly)
- New crafting stations (and more to come)
- New mobs
How to use the Xerxes Weapons Mod for Minecraft 1.6.2
- Look for the new stuff
- Make the weapons you want
Xerxes Weapons Mod for Minecraft 1.6.2 Pros and Cons
- New weapons
- New worldgen structures
- New ores
- New mobs
- Weapons are expensive
- Weapons are a bit OP
Xerxes Weapons Mod version 18.104.22.168 for Minecraft 1.6.2 Changelog
- Added new weapons and armor
- Added config file for compatability
How to Install Xerxes Weapons Mod for Minecraft 1.6.2
- Download Minecraft Forge
- Download the Xerxes Weapons Mod
- Drag it into ~.minecraftmods
- Run Minecraft and enjoy