SimpleOres Mod for Minecarft 1.9.4 Mods is a relatively small mod in that it doesn’t completely overhaul the Minecraft experience, add any new realms, add any form of currency, add any mobs or NPC’s, or anything like that. All it does is add five new ores to the game. That might not seem like much, in-fact you might be thinking to yourself right now “Why would I use this ore mod when I could be using one like Metallurgy, that adds LOADS of ores.” Well, the simple answer to that is balancing. SimpleOres may only add five ores, but each one has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. Each ore is unique, with many hours put into finely balancing them so that they feel like a perfect extension of the vanilla Minecraft ores. Don’t be fooled, five new ores adds a whole lot to the game, leaving you feeling like they should have always been in Minecraft.
SimpleOres Mod wiki:
Copper ore is one of two ores that you are likely to encounter very near the start of the game. Copper is abundant and can be found up to heights of 90.
Copper tools provide a slightly better alternative to stone tools early on in the game. They have more uses than stone tools, and a slightly higher enchantability, but are not any faster.
One advantage of copper, though, is that it is able to be used to craft armor, while stone is not. The total defense of a full set of copper armor just scrapes in above that of leather.
Copper buckets provide an early method for moving water. Made in the same fashion as iron buckets, but with copper ingots, the copper bucket can be very helpful. They can even be smelted back into ingots, simply pop them in a furnace. Just don’t try picking up lava with them.
Copper doors are simply an aesthetic alternative to normal Iron Doors. They cannot be opened with a right click, and require redstone input.
Copper bars are an aesthetic alternative to Iron Bars.
Tin is the second ore you will most likely find around surface heights. It is very similar in its properties to those of copper. Like copper, it can also be found at heights of up to 90, and has a slightly lower spawn rate.
Tin tools are very similar to copper tools. They have a few more uses, but are slightly slower, still being better than stone tools however.
Tin can also be used to make armor, which is identical stat-wise to copper armor.
While tin can’t be used to make doors like copper can, it can be used to craft shears, which have less durability than Iron shears, but obviously you will have access to them earlier.
Tin bars can also be crafted, and are simply an aesthetic alternative to Iron or Copper bars.
Mythril ore is the first really interesting ore you will stumble across. Unlike tin and copper, mythril has a lower spawn rate, and only spawns below layer 35.
Mythril tools are comparable to those of diamond, but with a lot less uses. They are the same speed as diamond tools, and have a higher enchantability, which coupled with their higher spawn rate will make them very useful even after you find diamonds.
Armor made from Mythril is on-par with iron armor, and even has a similar enchantability.
Mythril really starts to shine when its magical properties are harnessed for use in other items, such as the Mythril Bow. This bow is a significant upgrade over the standard bow, with improved damaged. When fired, the bow has a 50/50 chance to not consume an arrow.
The Mythril Furnace is the second unique object that can be crafted from Mythril. The efficiency of the Mythril Bow extends to the Furnace, and the result is that your fuels will last 2x as long!
Mythril bars are a mostly aesthetic alternative to Iron bars, however they do have a higher explosion resistance, and can even occasionally withstand creeper explosions.
Adamantium is the next ore you may encounter after Mythril. With a lower spawn rate and only spawning below layer 20, you may want to keep your eye out for this interesting ore.
The first thing you may notice when you get your hands on some Adamantium tools is that they are blazing fast! At 75% faster than diamond, they are the tool of choice if you’re after speed, however they still have less uses that diamond, and are seriously crippled when it comes to enchantability.
Armor made from Adamantium is almost level with diamond armor.
Like Tin, Adamantium can be used to craft shears. These shears have significantly more uses than Iron shears, so you won’t have to worry about them breaking after every few trees you shave!
Adamantium bars are a mostly aesthetic alternative to Iron bars, however they have a higher explosion resistance and have been know to resist both Creeper and TNT explosions.
Onyx is the final ore, and unlike the others is only found in the Nether. With a texture that even blends in somewhat with its surroundings, and a low spawn rate, this ore can be tricky to find, but if you do, you won’t be disappointed.
Onyx tools are ultimate when it comes to durability. With over double the number of uses as diamond tools, these will last you a long time. Couple that with a fairly decent enchantability, and if you happen to get an Unbreaking IV on these you could very well be looking at your new life companion.
Armor is no less impressive, with a total defense higher ever than that of diamond. You will also look totally bad ass in your new jet black armor.
Like Mythril, Onyx can also be used to make bows, which have a damage boost even higher than Mythril bows. Charge the bow fully, and when you release your arrows will be lit on fire using the power of the hells from which you pulled the onyx.
Onyx Furnaces are another step up from Mythril Furnaces. Rather than improving your fuel efficiency though, the Onyx variant has a chance to give you extra results. The default chance is 33% to give one extra result, though this is configurable
Onyx shears are the final upgrade to the shears, with an insane amount of uses. You probably won’t have to make more of these ever.
Onyx bars are a mostly aesthetic alternative to Iron bars, though they have a higher explosion resistance that allows them to withstand both TNT and Creeper explosions.
Alloys are a new feature introduced with SimpleOres 2. Alloys allow you to combine some materials to produce a hybrid of the two. Currently there are 3 alloys: Bronze, Thyrium and Sinisite.
The first step to creating alloys is to craft the Fusion Furnace. It has a GUI somewhat similar to a normal furnace, but with more slots.
If you look at the GUI, the two left and right most slots are the two input slots. This is where you would put, for example, your copper and tin ingots. The bottom slot is the fuel slot, which will accept any normal furnace fuel. The top slot is the catalyst, which will effect the outcome of the recipe. And finally the center slot is the output slot, where you ‘fused’ result will appear.
The Fusion Furnace is a lot slower than a normal furnace (8x in fact), and will consume twice as much fuel. All the fusion recipes can be found in the recipes section.
Now, for the alloys themselves.
Bronze is the first alloy you will likely make. It is a combination of copper and tin, and can be very useful even mid-game.
Thyrium is a combination of Mythril and Adamantium, with an insane speed almost 3x the speed of diamond. This is a very worthwhile alloy to get your hands on.
It can also be used to craft the Thyrium Bow, which features enhanced damage coupled with enhanced zoom. This bow will zoom about 40% more than other bows, although this can be configured.
Sinisite is the final alloy, a combination of Mythril and Onyx, which gives it a very high enchantability (higher even than that of gold), with a ridiculous number of uses.
While not as fast as Thyrium, Sinisite tools are still more that twice the speed of diamond. Thyrium can also be used to make a Thyrium Bow, which has the highest damage of all the bows, and even has increased knockback.
Fusion Furnace Recipes:
Enum Comparison Table:
Ore Gen Table:
Fusion Plugin (Alloys)
The Fusion plugin adds 3 new alloys and a new special furnace, the Fusion Furnace, to SimpleOres. Originally intended to be a part of the mod, it’s now a plugin to allow those who don’t want it to not have to use it.
Netherrocks was previously a separate “companion” mod for SimpleOres. It adds 6 new ores to the Nether, with a similar focus on balance. However, Netherrocks also delves more into the magical and mysterious side of the Nether, with special armor and tool effects and even a new Furnace.
How to install SimpleOres Mod for Minecraft:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Download the mod.
- Go to %appdata%.
- Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
- Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
- If one does not exist you can create one.
- Enjoy the mod.
In 1.7.2 and higher, ID’s no longer need to be configured, as they are not controlled by mod developers, and so there shouldn’t be any conflicts. However, SimpleOres has many other settings you can change, as almost ever part of it is configurable.
Settings: The SimpleOres settings file is located in %appdata%.minecraftconfigSimpleOresSimpleOres Settings.cfg.
Plugin settings files are located in their respective folders under the Plugins folder
SimpleOres Mod Download links:
SimpleOres 2 + Plugins (Fusion Plugin): SimpleOres-Mod-Plugin-1.6.4
SimpleOres 2 Core (No Plugins): SimpleOres-Mod-1.6.4
SimpleOres 2 Core: SimpleOres-Mod-1.7.2
SimpleOres 2 + Fusion: SimpleOres-Mod-1.7.2-Fusion
SimpleOres 2 + Plugins: SimpleOres-Mod-1.7.2-Plugins
SimpleOres 2 Core: SimpleOres-Mod-1.7.10
SimpleOres 2 + Plugins: SimpleOres-Mod-1.7.10-Plugins