Minecraft is one of the most popular games, and it has a lot of mods, like tech mods that go beyond just redstone.
Minecraft has stayed one of the most popular games of all time in part because players can do anything they want with it. Even in Vanilla, there are a lot of choices, but when mods are added, it becomes a whole new game, and the sandbox setting makes it easy to try out anything your mind can come up with.
Redstone is the only real way to experiment with technology in the base game, so modders in the community have taken things into their own hands, with some pretty amazing results. Here are the best tech mods to try out if you are new to modded Minecraft or an old pro.
Extreme Reactors throw you right into the deep end. They might be the most fun way to make power in Minecraft because they are so over the top. The mod is all about building nuclear reactors to get power. This takes a lot of resources, but it’s amazing how easy it is for beginners and early game players to do. It will take a lot of room and time, but the benefits will be well worth it.
This mod is great because it works with a lot of other tech mods, and with a few adapters, almost all of them. It also uses fewer resources than a lot of other mods’ endgame power sources. It’s great for a new world and works best as part of a mod pack.
Refined Storage is a great mod that can be used on its own or with Vanilla Minecraft. It does exactly what its name says it does. Instead of using Ender Chests and Shulkers, the mod lets players store all their items on drives and make grids and controllers to reach and organise them.
This early- to mid-game mod lets players access a huge library of things from anywhere in the world. It also requires fewer resources and is easier to set up than many other storage mods. Players don’t have to go End exploring to get to good storage systems, which is a huge weight off their shoulders as they move through their world. This is something that shouldn’t be underrated.
Ender IO is a more complicated mod, but the learning curve is worth it if players are ready to put in some time. The mod will be much easier to use in the late game because many of the resources needed will be much easier to get. However, it can streamline a lot of processes and make players’ lives much easier after that.
Ender IO is a great mod for automating things, and the obelisks it adds can be used to store things like XP that couldn’t be stored before. Powered spawners are probably the most interesting feature. They are just one way that the mod makes it easier to farm resources.
Thermal Dynamics is made to work with other mods in the Thermal series. It is mostly about moving and keeping resources. But since the base power source is Redstone Flux, which is one of the most common power sources in Minecraft mods, it can also work great with other mods, since most of them can be changed to use or turn RF.
This mod focuses on making life easier and fills in a lot of the gaps that other mods left in making it easy to move supplies over any distance. It’s easy to get in the early game and works well in the late game, so you should definitely think about it.
Mekanism is the most complete mod on this list so far. It makes mining and crafting much better by letting players refine materials more quickly and do a lot more with them. It can be used as a stand-alone mod, and players can use it from the beginning of the game until well after the end, because all of the tools it adds can be upgraded as the world changes.
As players get to the middle and end of the game, some of the best things they can get are fully functioning jetpacks, a fusion reactor, and a digital miner that can filter out all the chaff from collecting resources. Mekanism is one of the most detailed mods out there, and it will change the way anyone plays Minecraft for the better.
Industrial Craft 2
Industrial Craft 2 is probably best known for the power armour and jetpacks players can get at the ending, but this mod has a lot more to offer at every stage. Starting early in the game, it adds a lot of machines to help process materials and get the most out of them. It also puts any world on the fast track to the industrial revolution.
But what makes this mod so powerful is the long list of add-ons that add a lot to the material that is already there. One of these is Advanced Solar Panels, which can fully manage the process of making electricity and do much more besides. The only bad thing about it is that it uses EU as its power source, but this can be easily changed with more mods.
The Thermal series is one of the most well-known in the Minecraft modding community, and Thermal Expansion is the best of the bunch. It’s also the first one. This mod adds a lot of tools that can do everything from process resources to store power. It works well with other mods or on its own.
Thermal Expansion is one of the easier mods to use, but that doesn’t make the late game any less interesting. This mod can make any world start out small and grow into a type 1 society.
Yes, it’s annoying to have to look for hundreds of clay to get started, but most players agree that Tinker’s Construct is one of the best early-game changes and one of the best ways to start on a new world. Tinker’s doesn’t add a lot of new technology to Drive Mad game. Instead, the smeltery changes how tools are made and how materials are refined.
This mod’s best feature is that it works well with most others that add new metals. This makes it the best way to quickly gather and refine resources that can be used to make tools added by other mods.It’s one of Minecraft’s oldest and most famous mods, and there’s a good reason for that.
Applied Energistics 2
Applied Energistics 2 is a very well-known mod in the community. It is thought to be the best storage and sorting update in the game. It adds the ME system, which is one of the simplest computer systems added by a mod but is a very easy way to sort, craft, and store any thing a player might need.
AE2 is a great way to get into Minecraft’s more advanced mods, and it works great in mod packs because the hundreds of new things can be kept at a player’s fingertips so they don’t have to dig through chests.
Gregtech 6 is a full overhaul mod that doesn’t need any other mods to be installed. This is different from earlier versions of the mod. GregTech is made to add to the game by making everything more compatible and realistic and by adding a lot of complicated machines and a lot of tools to make everything work as it should.
Gregtech is one of the best mods to play through by yourself. If you’re new to this kind of thing, the learning curve can be a bit steep, but the benefits are huge. It also works well as part of a mod pack and goes well with a lot of other tech mods.
Minecraft came out on November 16, 2011, and you can play it on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and many other devices.