To me, going into the Nether was never worth it. You go in, get blown up by Ghasts and what do you get from it? Some netherrack and a tiny bit of lightstone dust. Because of this I've made NetherTools. NetherTools allows you to craft the items you get from the Nether into cool new tools and armor.
-Backup your minecraft.jar
-Install ModLoader and Dynamic Lights (Note: Dynamic Lights is not required, but is HIGHLY recommended.)
-Download the .zip
-Open minecraft.jar with 7-zip (or any tools like 7-zip)
-Drag and drop the files into the .jar
-Add this code to the end of the Dynamic Lights config file:
Onyx is a very tough and rare substance found in the Nether. You can craft armor and tools from it. Onyx ingots are obtained either from finding the ore and smelting it. Ore shown here:
Or you can craft it from six onyx shards. Onyx shards are found from killing Ghasts. You craft them into an ingot in the way shown here:
Onyx tools are created from onyx ingots and bones. They are as effective as diamond but only have a third of the uses. They have a special ability where if you right click it will shoot a highly inaccurate Ghast fireball. Doing this will take up a fourth of the tool's uses. They are made in the pattern shown here:
You can also create armor that is as strong as diamond. It is crafted like regular armor using onyx ingots.
Onyx bows can be made with bones and onyx ingots. They fire arrows like normal but they also fire flame arrows.
Flame arrows catch things they hit on fire. They are crafted like this:
Light tools are crafted with light orbs. Light orbs are found by mining light ore. Light ore is a fairly common ore found in the Nether. It is easily spotted because of its bright glow. Some ore is shown here:
Light orbs are very useful. They can be crafted into torches, which are pretty much the same as normal ones except that when held underwater they will still glow with the Dynamic Lights mod. Recipe shown here:
They can also be crafted into tools. These tools will glow in the darkness. They are extremely durable and mine fairly fast. You make them with light orbs and bones, shown here:
Well, I'm sure your thinking that you want something that glows without you having to hold it. Good news, you can make this! You need to first create a helmet light with the recipe shown here:
Then you can create a light helmet with your helmet light and some light orbs. Recipe:
When equipped, it will constantly glow while leaving your hands free.
Flame tools are made by reinforcing a stone tool with netherrack and then dipping the tool in lava. The recipe is shown here:
Flame tools have the same stats as stone tools, but they will light blocks on fire by right clicking them. Also, when you attack a mob with the flame sword it will light the mob on fire. Lighting things on fire takes a third of the tool's uses.
I would also like you to make basic survival necesities so you can go straight out and survive in the nether without trees.
Such as Netherstick-2 Netherdirt(Cant remember name xD)
And you can make Netherdirt tools useing Netherstick and Netherdirt.
And then Nethercrack(AKA Netherstone) and so on :biggrin.gif:.
Dont forget Glow Torches.