Magic Bees is an addon for Forestry that adds several new bee species with a magical theme. Breeding them will help you brew potions, or give you extra ways to make resources for other magic-themed mods such as Thaumcraft and Ars Magica.
Magic Bees depends on Forestry, which is required. You may download Forestry on the Forestry Wiki.
Minecraft Forge is also needed to run Forestry. Magic Bees will usually work with whichever version of Forge Forestry requires.
To install, simply download the mod and place in the mods folder of your Minecraft instance.
Adding the following mods will result in additional features being unlocked:
- Extra Bees - Mutations to get the Thaumic Bees species will use Extra Bees species in some cases. If Thaumcraft is installed, TB will add aspects to Extra Bees items. You will also get access to Thaumic Bees alleles though the genetic machines.
- Thaumcraft 3 - Adds several tools related to Thaumcraft & Forestry, as well as adding Thaumcraft aspects to many Forestry items and blocks.
- Equivalent Exchange 3 - Adds the Minium Bee, which produces Minium Shards. More features to come in the future.
- Ars Magica - Adds 13 bee species that interact with Ars Magica, or produce AM items.
- Tinker's Construct - Adds 3 new bee species to help produce some of the higher tier metals. The Aluminum bee will also help with producing some lower-tier alloys as well.
- More to come as I get permission.
Downloads hosted on CurseForge:
Magic Bees CurseForge Project Page <-- Go visit! You know you want to.
For older versions and changelogs, visit the Magic Bees section on the Forestry forums.
Migrating from ThaumicBees
There is one subtle change between TB and MB that you should be aware of. While TB's item IDs were shifted by 256 when loaded by Forge, Magic Bees compensates for this so the IDs in the config files are exactly what you find in-game. If you are concerned about losing items in the move to Magic Bees, I have written a guide to help you upgrade. Please note that this guide is written for advanced users in mind, so if editing configuration files intimidates you, you may want to ask a friend to help, or save yourself the trouble and just create a new world for Magic Bees and Forestry 18.104.22.168. (:
Magic Bees subforum
SirSengir has created a section on the Forestry Forums to discuss Magic bees specifically. I will be paying closer attention to those forums than this thread, since it is easier to keep track of multiple discussions there than it is to do here on a single thread.
Click here to go there!
Magic Bees supports localization for nearly all strings in the mod (except for scientific branch/bee names - those are always Latin. ). I have placed the localization files in a public repository, so if you want TB to support your particular language, you can create an XML file for it! If you want to help translate the mod into your own language, see the Localization project page on Github. Your jumping off point will be copying en_US.xml and modifying the text within each entry tag. Send the project a PR once you're finished, or if you have updated any other language file.
The Localization github is the correct place to send reports of incorrect translations. Do not submit bug reports to the localization github - they will be ignored.
Modpack Permissions & License Info
You are permitted to redistribute the original Magic Bees mod from the download links in both Public and Private server packs. My implicit permission is granted for all uses.
Magic Bees is not open source, but I am not going to stop anyone from decompiling it for educational or debugging purposes. I do not provide support for modified versions of the mod.
If you encounter an issue while running Magic Bees, check the crash logs to see that Forestry started up correctly. For some reason, these errors may not appear in your Minecraft Crash report, you will have to check the full ForgeModLoader-client-0.log for other problems. The best way to do this is to open the file and search for the term "conflict". If you do not see any matches, then report the issue in this thread with the FML client log (NOT the short one that Minecraft gives you) and I will investigate. If it turns out that the problem is a simple issue with your client configuration (such as block conflicts) and you post it without taking 2 minutes to look yourself, be warned that I reserve the right to get very snarky with you, or ignore your post outright. Take the two minutes to check stuff yourself before you waste time posting here and waiting for me to waste time answering you.
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