A look into what Minecraft could become when you add a splash of magic...Ars Magica is a mod about casting powerful spells, fighting bosses, and having fun with magic! It features a unique spell creation system where you can create any spell you can imagine!
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Getting started in AM2 is quite simple to do.
First, you need to find a pool of liquid etherium:
Place an item frame within a few blocks of the pool, and put a book into the item frame, and watch the show.
This will give you the Arcane Compendium, which has everything you need to continue using the mod, from guides, to structures, to items, to bosses.
The Compendium by default is staged to unlock as you go - this can be turned off via config.
Keep in mind, the compendium doesn't limit progress, so even if something is locked, you can still craft and use it. Using and crafting items/blocks that you haven't yet unlocked will unlock them, as well as other items directly related to them.
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3-part spotlight by Direwolf20!
Part 1: The basics
Part 2: The Blocks and Mechanics
Part 3: Cool stuff you may not know
The section you're most interested in.
There is a chance with any update that your save may get broken. Back up your world and configs, just in case! Also, be sure that you read the patch notes before upgrading! There may be special considerations.
A brief note about 1.7.2/1.7.10 - I do not guarantee complete stability! This is a late BETA version and may have problems. Of these, note that shrink doesn't reduce your viewport properly and thus is exploitable. On servers you may want to disable it. Also the Ender Boots do not properly flip your view. There may be others! You have been warned!