- With the Scenter mod you can easily find nearby ores, like coal, iron, diamond, and more.
How it works:
Whenever you interact with the environment (with left click or right click) the Scenter is activated and marks the direct path to your target ore with floating colored particles.
It searches 3×3 chunks (=3×3 x 16x16x256 blocks) surrounding the avatar for blocks of the selected target type (pressing ‘O’ lets you toggle between the targets). When it finds a block it marks the direct path to the block. If it finds more blocks of the same type then it selects the nearest one.
Supported block types:
- Coal Ore
- Diamond Ore
- Emerald Ore
- Gold Ore
- Iron Ore
- Lapis Ore
- Redstone Ore
- Nether Quartz Ore
You can extend this list by editing the Scenter configuration file (see below).
- O – Enable Scenter / Switch to next block type
- L – Disable Scenter
How to install:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Download the mod.
- Go to %appdata%.
- Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
- If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
- Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
- Enjoy the mod.
This section describes how you could configure Scenter, version 3.0.0 (or later).
Please note that Scenter has two config files of which actually only one is effectively used.
- Scenter.cfg – This file is currently unused (it contains only a version tag)
- Scenter3.targets.cfg – This file contains the target definitions for all blocks which Scenter can find.
To configure Scenter do the following:
- Locate your .minecraft/config folder (if it’s not there you have to install Forge and Scenter, and run Minecraft at least once)
- Open the file “Scenter3.targets.cfg”
- Make your changes (see below)
- Save the file
- Run Minecraft
To add a new block as a single-block target:
- Scroll down to the end of the file “Scenter3.targets.cfg”
- Add a new line with just the block name
- Optionally append a comment (marked with ‘#’) to this line
adds obsidian as a new target to Scenter.
If this single-block target is chosen during gameplay (choose it by pressing the ‘O’ key multiple times) then Scenter searches the environment for the nearest occurrence of blocks with exactly this name and marks the trail to it with floating particles.
For a list of block names please see below.
To find out the name of a specific block:
With Minecraft 1.7.x Mojang has replaced the numerical block IDs with (unique) block names.
The following spoiler contains a compiled list of all vanilla Minecraft block names.
List of Minecraft Block Names (1.7.2)
However, other mods might add custom blocks to Minecraft.
To find out the names of these blocks do the following:
- Run Minecraft with Scenter installed
- Enter a world
- Enable Scenter (by pressing ‘O’)
- Quit Minecraft
- Open your .minecraft/logs folder
- Open file fml-client-latest.log
- Search for the line containing “[mickkay.scenter.ScenterMod/Scenter]: These blocks are registered:”
- Below that line you’ll find a list of all registered blocks.
To add multiple blocks as a multi-block target:
- Add a new line with a comma-separated list of block names
adds a new target for stationary lava and flowing lava. If such a multi-block target is activated during gameplay, then Scenter searches the environment for any of those blocks and marks the trail to the nearest one found.
To add a block subtype as a single-block target:
- Add a new line with a the block name followed by a slash ‘/’ and the corresponding subtype ID (also known as ‘damage value’)
wool/14 # Red Wool
adds red wool as a new target. (The ‘#’ marks the rest of the line as a comment which will be ignored by Scenter.)
To add multiple block subtypes as a multi-block target:
- Add a new line with a comma-separated list of block subtypes
wool/14, wool/4, wool/6 # Red, Green, and Blue Wool
adds a target for red wool, green wool, and blue wool.
To use a custom color for a specific target’s particle trail:
- Locate the line with the target you want to change.
- Insert the desired color code right after the block name(s), but before any comment (‘#’)
- The color code must be specified as HEX value (but without any leading ‘#’)
lava, flowing_lava FF0000
sets the lava target’s color to red (FF0000).
You might want to use the Online Color Picker to choose the color code.
Scenter Mod Download Links:
For Minecraft 1.6.2: Scenter-Mod-1.6.2
For Minecraft 1.6.4: Scenter-Mod-1.6.4
For Minecraft 1.7.2: Scenter-Mod-1.7.2
For Minecraft 1.7.10: Scenter-Mod-1.7.10
For Minecraft 1.8.0: Scenter-Mod-1.8
For Minecraft 1.8.9: Scenter-Mod-1.8.9.jar – 91 KB
For Minecraft 1.9.0: Scenter-Mod-1.9.0.jar – 93 KB
For Minecraft 1.9.4: Scenter-Mod-1.9.4.jar – 93 KB
For Minecraft 1.10.2: Scenter-Mod-1.10.2.jar – 93 KB