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The cave game
Fool's Gold(and other dumb stuff)
version 184.108.40.206: ATTACK OF THE SLIMES!!!
This mod, to nobody's surprise, adds fools gold. It also adds some other dumb stuff.
Features & screenshots.
In earlier centuries, when the gold rush was going on, many gold hunters were tricked by pyrite, a material looking much like gold and found in similer places, but almost worthless in total. This material became famous under the name "fool's gold" and-
Nobody cares! Let's get into what the mod actually does!
When I was mining, I ran across some gold ore.
It looked a little different from that other gold that was nearby, I only barely noticed.
After smelting it into ingots in my furnace, it looked much more distinctly strange.
What's even stranger, is that I can't seem to build armor or tools out of it...
However, it does seem to be craftable into blocks. I can't even tell these apart from normal gold blocks! That's a very nice building oppertunity, seeing as my other mods add in a very large number of other uses for normal gold!
Later, in an ill-fated study of why golden apples were supplimental to my health, instead of damaging to it, I attempted to craft an apple with some of this fake gold.
And then I ate it.
Let's just say that I'm going to stick with normal gold for my apples from now on....
That's annoying as heck, but luckily I have an anvil for renaming items as well as a fairly stupid friend...
I've had the chance to experiment a bit more, and have made an exciting discovery! Putting a Fake Gold Ingot into my crafting table now seems to give me nine "Pyrite Nuggets" (on the left in image below.)
What's Pyrite, you ask? Dunno. Sounds like "Pirate" and has something to do with Fool's Gold. Better actually look it up if you care, you should know better than to trust me.
Now, what about that melon? After studying the Glistering Melons I could make with normal gold, I got to thinking, what happens when I do it with these Pyrite Nuggets?
Yuck. Get a look at this thing. It's all dark and ominous. This is not a good sign. No, really, you can't use it as a sign. I tried. Those still seem to be a wood planks and sticks thing.
After a bit more investigation, I found that I can't make potions from this thing, but I seem to be able to eat it! Weird!
Wow. Okay. Eating this appears to be... Not good for my health... No potion effects, and it even adds some hunger, but it did three hearts of damage to me! I almost died, and it feels like the modder just basically reused the idea of the Fool's golden apple instead of making something new! Not cool!
There also seems to be some development stuff that I can get in creative mode:
There are also some Pyrite bricks afoot, with the actual work in progress abreviation in their name. They're a decorative block with a temporary, kinda ugly texture that will probably be changed later.
I mentioned a fairly stupid friend a little while up. Well, they decided recently to go look for the farlands. I'm pretty sure they were patched out though. Whatever the case, this friend got bored quickly, but still explored some new places, and when I went to visit them, I made an exciting discovery! My friend was complaining about Iron not stacking with itself, in addition to gold! Clearly they were experiencing something new! When they were afk, I mined around beneath their house for a while, and found what I was looking for!
Smelting this stuff gave me yet another weird fake ingot, which I quickly discovered was called "Irony!" It seems to make normal-looking blocks as well. What's infinitely more facinating, however, is what I found out next, which also seems to work with fool's gold!
Then, I tried to combine the two dusts in my crafting table. Sure, I can smelt 'em back into ingots, but this was much more interesting.
That smiling dust is adorable! I can smelt it into ingots as well, but these feel a little more creepy to me...
And of course, some blocks of this "Happy Iron."
That's all well and good, but what about this smiling dust? Surely there's more I can do with it? Well, yes. It, some gold dust, and some fish, give me a weird crunchy snack. That miiight just not be a permenent texture...
Yum. I can also combine the smiling dust with a pumpkin, to make the pumpgrin, and then that with a torch for the Happ O' Lanturn. Creepy smiling pumpkins.
Now, Crafting an Iron-golemy shape with my fool's gold blocks and a pumpkin gives me an unsettling Totem. I'm a little worried about what will happen when I use an item like this...
Now, There's a freezer that turns Fool's Gold into Fool's Cold, or 'Cold Gold.' Thing is, I need Cold Gold to make the freezer. I can probably get the stuff another way. Anyway, this stuff seems to be about as good as diamond in the tools department! Woot! There are also some pretty neat decorative blocks
Now, making a sword with these gave me something with as much damage as a diamond sword! It also works as a shovel, and has more durability! The only problem I see is that I need to enchant it with books or it just gets shovel enchantments.
Now, the pickaxe is pretty normal. Pick shaped. Frosty. Hit things real good. Around as fast as diamond, slightly higher durability, enchantability, and damage.
There's also some apples. The blue one is weird, the grey and yellow one is weird for other reasons. Blue is unsafe to eat, Gray-Yellow takes skill to eat correctly. Want elaboration? Hah, nah. Use it ingame...
What an update!
- Version 220.127.116.11 -
Joke update for april fool's day
- Version 18.104.22.168 -
Added possibly even more than v1.2!
The doccumentation will roll out pretty slowly.
Whenever I right-click on a block with a GUI, the GUI sticks to my hand! It's a GOOEY GUI!
Those darn slimes :\
These things can be used to do the G.U.I's effect in a crafting table!
They work with both the gold freezer and the pancake flipper!
Old downloads & how to install
Old versions: (minecraft 1.7.10)
-Versions after 22.214.171.124 are available on curseforge, here.
To install, just drop it in your mods folder like any other forge mod. Seriously, do I still have to go over this?
Spotlights, reviews, videos, whatever:
Here's a spotlight by Max_the_Technomancer that covers everything in version 126.96.36.199 in fair amounts of detail.
Since that version, a lot has changed though...
I know almost 15 words in spanish, so, needless to say, I have no idea what is going on in this one, but it seems to be almost current, and google translate sorta gets across something, so enjoy!
-Fix obvious issues in 188.8.131.52
-Add in False Emeralds, Called "Emery"
-Add in a contrapositive to fool's gold, "Bold Gold"
-Re-implemented everything. That was dumb.
-Keeping it real
-Wait no nevermind
-April fool's day update.
-Added rotten flesh blocks
-Actually just a repackaged 184.108.40.206. Shhh.
-Cold Gold, Irony, & Happy Iron, along with blocks and some tools.
-Some brokenish stuff
-Smash those ores!
-Re-broke ore generation! (oops)
-Did I mention happy iron? That stuff is wonderful.
-Fixed crafting recipe for Blistering Melon
-Fixed spelling in Blistering Melon's name.
-Fixed the crash when the thing happened with the stuff
-Remade entire mod's existing features from scratch, since I lost the original, and it wasn't hard.
-Fool's Gold Dust
-Better ore gen? We hope?
-Fool's Gold Blocks are now able to be crafted back into ingots.
-Renamed the mod in some of it's files to 'Better Gold,' just to toy with waila users. You're welcome :3
-Fool's Gold Block renamed to "Block of Fool's Gold" to fit better with the vanilla naming scheme.
-A few things optimised for hopefully better performence
Please do suggest things, I'm happy to hear them. :3
Legal info, Modpacks, credits, that stuff.
If you want to put this in your modpack, go ahead, just mention it here so I can keep track :3
If you want to redistribute this on some other website or claim it as your own, just bury yourself in compost and think about your life.
Mod by ArloTheEpic
Special thanks to MCreator for:
-No ore dictionary support! (in the 1.7.10 versions)
-Making the Golem summoning item spawn extra 'ghost golems' sometimes! (in the 1.7.10 versions)
-Making me have to make a Golem summoning item instead of just allowing it to work as a construct in the world
-Several things being in the 'food' tab for inexplicable reasons.
-The tools not being as cool as they could be!
-Some blocks like the pumpgrin and happy iron block facing in a specifc direction, rather than facing toward the player who placed them!
-I guess technically also this mod existing at all :\
Th1s m0d iz dunb trash & the bottum comment in ur 'things people hav sayed' section isn't even a thing that anyb0dy ever said. 1 hate this m0d and 1 hate u for mak1ng it. Go bern in da Nether for etern1ty u pile of V1lloger dung, and 1 hope to nevah hav 2 c u again. Buttbreath.
Don't download the latest version. It was an april fool's joke. The actual latest version is 220.127.116.11 until I can get 18.104.22.168 to work. It will be soon.
If you like this mod, hit that green arrow pointing up. If you don't like this mod, I don't care what you do,
because everybody loves this mod and the problem has never come up.
I'd reccomend allowing players to use it as a king of "lower-tier" gold with a little higher mining speed than stone and a REALLY low durability.
Unless, of course, this mod is literally just for the irony.
Either way, a cool idea! Could be used for a vanilla-esque modpack.
I'm kind of planning on adding more uses for it, but I want it to be mostly useless, since gold isn't worth much in minecraft anyways, and it's pretty hard to make a worse version of it. Since I've gotten this far, I am at this point planning another update, that will include nuggets and a use for them. I may do something like this afterward.
Even like that, it could still be just for Irony...
Thanks, and I'm glad you're actually considering it for a modpack. It's ahead of my other mod already!
lol why is this a thing XD either way, would be funny to give that fake gold apple to a friend XDD
That's a pretty good question, and I don't have a coherent answer to it. So here's a very much not coherent one instead: Gorrila, lawnmower... Totalitarian pineapple?
And I agree, although I only thought of that after making the apple. Plus, now all of my friends are trying to figure out which one of them I was talking about, and that's possibly more entertaining.
If I helped you in any way or agree in my ideas or posts, make sure you click that green arrow pointing up below my post or simply huggle me! I use 1.7.10 (Modded), so when I comment that I like a 1.8 mod, I will comment to downgrade to 1.7.10. I support no pics, no clicks. Suggestions that I think that are the best deserves a banner!
It is almost time to say goodbye to 1.7.10 because of the recent surge of big 1.9 mods.
Why MCreator sucks: jcm2606's file (doesn't open a new tab) He allows/welcomes anyone to link the file, so I put it here in my signature for people to know how MCreator functions. I thank jcm2606 (he's awesome) for creating the document/file and I'm just here to spread the word.
Because I don't really know much of anything about Fool's gold or the gold rush, I was too lazy to look it up, and quoting wikipedia directly would have been lame. I suppose I could just make up a historical explaination section though. Made-up history is fun sometimes!
BTW I'm the guy with first comment I just forgot my password on my first account
I'm not sure I understand why you want that. To make a good dimension for a minecraft mod takes a lot of time and effort, and although I have two awesome and fairly original ones planned, I'll need to learn a lot about coding first, and they will be a mod of their own, not part of this monstrocity. What would a fool's gold dimention even be like? An awkward nether-clone made out of fool's gold blocks? I'm sorry to say it, but I don't think I can go with this idea.