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First time I battled the dragon, it was a great experience but I never felt like doing it again. The lack of proper challenge made the battle dull, and so I created the Hardcore Enderdragon mod way back in March 2012.
After some time, the mod has expanded from the dragon battle to the whole End dimension, and I felt like the name needed to change too. Welcome to Hardcore Ender Expansion!
========================================================================================== The End has been redefined ==========================================================================================
Hardcore Ender Expansion offers unique, new content across the End. The dragon became a truly challenging boss with a great reward, but the adventure doesn't end there. The End is no longer just an island. Go investigate unique ores, battle new mobs, travel to new biomes, the death awaits you! ... I mean, adventure. Adventure awaits you.
To get familiar with the mod, use the Ender Compendium, which is a source of information about every feature of the mod! By exploring new blocks, items and mobs, you gain points which you can use to unlock information about these objects. You can open the Ender Compendium using the 'P' key by default.
Another important part of the mod are achievements, which will guide you through the main features.
The mod also has its own website http://hee.chylex.com, where you can find authors, version history, configuration guide and other information.
========================================================================================== Screenshots ==========================================================================================
One of the MCF updates broke galleries, so you can now see screenshots on the official website.
========================================================================================== Videos ==========================================================================================
There are no up-to-date videos that showcase the mod in its current state. If you make one, please let me know and I might add it here.
========================================================================================== Videos of outdated versions
Showcase by SSundee [R1.2.2]
Showcase by TheAtlanticCraft [R1.2.1]
Showcase - part 1 by Puredominace [R1.1.2]
Me talking about new name & showcasing new Essence Altar [R1.1.1]
Derpy first-time gameplay - part 1 by Ritz [R1.1]
Mod review - part 1 by setosorcerer [R1.0]
Review by Deadlox [PR1]
- shows only some of the features so people would try the mod for themselves
Short teaser for the pre-release 1 made by myself [PR1]
========================================================================================== Download ==========================================================================================
All downloads have been moved to CurseForge and the official website.
I recommend using OpenEye mod, which helps with reporting crashes, and makes it easier to fix them. If a crash is known, it will also show you how to fix it.
========================================================================================== Installation guide ========================================================================================== Client
1. Download Forge installer, open it and install
2. Open the Minecraft launcher and select Forge in the profile list
3. Click Edit Profile and Open Game Dir, this opens a folder
4. Create a new folder called mods
5. Download the mod and open it in an archiving software
6. Drag both .jar files (HardcoreEnderExpansion & Java7Checker) into the mods folder
7. Go back to Minecraft launcher and play!
1. Download Forge installer, open it, select Install server, choose the location and install
2. Create a new folder called mods
3. Download the mod and open it in an archiving software
4. Drag both .jar files (HardcoreEnderExpansion & Java7Checker) into the mods folder
5. Run forge-(...)-universal.jar to start the server!
For latest license information and modpack policy, please visit the official website.
========================================================================================== Texture packs ==========================================================================================
Here is a list of texture packs which modify HEE's textures. If you made a texture pack which supports HEE, contact me for addition.
========================================================================================== Support the mod - banners! ==========================================================================================
Add a banner of the mod to your signature to support it! Open the Edit profile menu (you need to be logged on) and copy & paste in one of the codes below. You just need to remove the spaces around "url" and "img", because the post editor is one of the buggiest things I've seen, and I can't post it without spaces and have it not implode.
Are you an artist and want to make your own banner? Create a picture of size 728x100 pixels or smaller (official banner is 607x100), upload it to imgur or other image sharing service and send it to me! I will add it here and credit you ;).
========================================================================================== Links and social stuff ==========================================================================================
Me, and everybody who helped out have put a huge amount of effort into the mod. We would like to thank you for all the amazing support, and we will appreciate any feedback and thoughts!
If you are interested in translating the mod, you can do so by visiting the HEE translation project. If a language is missing, let me know either here or tweet me and I will add it!
I made a mod review of your mod. I have to say you have done AN AMAZING JOB in making this mod. This mod really needs to get more attention, and very nice on your first mod! See if you could implent the suggestions for a better fight that I have included in the video/description. I hope you enjoy
I didn't know how to activate the video window ever since the new forum update. Either way, here is the link to the video
I just want to post here suggestions on possible improvements for future patches
1) Allow it to breath fire similar to that of Animal Bikes mod.
2) Include a divebomb attack
3) When it touches End Stone in Berserk Mode, it breaks it similar to the obsidian pillars
4) Able to stop in place (similar to skyrim) and perform some epic fire attacks, and hopefully lighting or ice attacks in the future
5) Add a new texture to the boss that will indicate it is in Berserk mode
6) Increase the overall speed of the ender dragon by 2.
7) Have a retribution attack when the Ender Dragon dies. This can be shooting a lot of TNT from the source, a massive lighting storm, and/or have all Enderman start to attack you once the EnderDragon has died.
Theses are some suggestions, and I hope others will support and agree to make this mod even more epic
Thanks to all, today I made a lot of improvements. If everything goes well, SSP update should be done in 3-4 days, SMP will take a little bit longer because I want to make sure everything is working fine in singleplayer version .
EDIT 2012-03-30: It's not completely finished yet, it needs some changes. Next betatest will be probably on Sunday, so hopefully the update will be ready on Monday or Tuesday.