Fun Ores Mod (Add Metal Ores)

The main point of Fun Ores Mod is to add metal ores that will be needed by other mods eventually so these ores will already be in your world when you add a mod that needs them. There is no need to hunt for new chunks. Every ore is highly configurable and can be disabled individually. There are also some config options to disable entire categories of ores (they should be at the top of the file).

Fun Ores Mod

There are also three “machines” currently. The Alloy Smelter, which is how you craft alloys, the Metal Furnace, which let’s you get a little extra out of your ores, and the drying rack, which can be used to create leather and jerky. The Alloy Smelter and Metal Furnace run on furnace fuel, and other mods can add Alloy Smelter and Drying Rack recipes if they want to.

In Minecraft 1.13.2 and higher, the mod adds only mob drop ores. All other blocks and items (aside from the “shard” items) have been removed. Ore configs have be redesigned completely. The mod can now be made to spawn any block as ores in the world.

Note: The versions for Minecraft 1.9 and higher require Silent Lib in order to function. For older version of Minecraft, you do not need Silent Lib.



Metal Ores

The current metal ores are (left to right in screenshot): copper, tin, silver, lead, nickel, platinum, aluminium, zinc, titanium and osmium. Each metal has a corresponding ingot, nugget, block, dust, plate, and gear. All metals are also compatible with Silent’s Gems: Extra Parts, allowing you to craft tools and armor from the ingots.


Meat Ores

Since I was already making a mod about ores, I decided to make ores that drop meat as well! Who doesn’t want to eat porkchops they dug out of the ground, right? These ores also drop other items from their relevant animal, such as leather and wool.

In Minecraft 1.9+, the ores use the loot tables for their respective mobs. This means the ores will also drop items added by other mods! Additional drops can be added in the config file, and normal drops can be removed.

Current ores (left to right): pig, fish, cow, chicken, rabbit, sheep, squid, bat. Bat ore has a configurable chance of spawning bats.

These ores are fairly rare by default.


Mob Ores

And there are also ores that correspond to hostile mobs! Like meat ores, they are fairly rare and reference loot tables. Additional drops can be added in the config file, or normal drops removed. By default, the Enderman ore drops Ender Shards instead of Ender Pearls. Four Shards can be crafted into one Pearl. Blaze and Ghast ore are similar, dropping shards instead of the full item.

Current ores are (left to right, top to bottom) in the overworld: zombie, skeleton, creeper, spider, enderman, slime, witch, guardian. In the Nether: zombie pigman, ghast, magma cube, wither skeleton, blaze.


The Metal Furnace is capable if giving extra nuggets when smelting ores. The Alloy Smelter smelts alloys. They are “less powerful” than similar machines from other mods. This is by design. You are welcome to ignore/disable them if you wish. There’s also a handy drying rack.

Fun Ores includes an API that allows mods to add alloy smelter and drying rack recipes. You do not need to ask permission to use it, but I would love to hear about your project!

Alloy Smelter

The Alloy Smelter… smelts alloys. Give it the ingredients and fuel, then wait. JEI recipe handler included! It is capable of pulling multiple items from a single stack. For example, place three copper ingots in a single slot, and one tin ingot in another to make four bronze.


Since the JEI recipe handler has a tendency to break down, I’ll list the recipes here.

  • Bronze x4 – 3 copper, 1 tin
  • Brass x4 – 3 copper, 1 zinc
  • Steel x1 – 1 iron, 2 coal
  • Invar x3 – 2 iron, 1 nickel
  • Electrum x2 – 1 gold, 1 silver
  • Enderium x4 – 2 tin, 1 silver, 1 platinum, 4 ender eyes
  • Prismarinium x4 – 2 silver, 1 diamond (or 2 sapphires), 1 titanium, 12 prismarine crystals


Metal Furnace

The Metal Furnace is like an upgraded vanilla furnace. It cooks most items faster and with less fuel, except for ores. Ores take longer to smelt and use more fuel, but you get a random number of bonus nuggets in addition to an ingot! This will work for any ore that has a smelting recipe and is registered in the ore dictionary along with a corresponding ingot and nugget. For example, an ore registered as “oreCopper” smelts into “ingotCopper” and gives “nuggetCopper” as a bonus. The nugget doesn’t even need to be from the same mod!


As seen above, Fun Ores adds an iron nugget, so you get a bonus from smelting iron.

Drying Rack

The drying rack is used for creating jerky, drying rotten flesh (which can then be made into leather), and drying sponges. Other mods can add additional recipes as well. Recipes show in JEI. Jerky textures courtesy of M4thG33k.

Right-click an empty drying rack with an item in your hand to place it on the rack. Right-click again to remove it. Different items take different amounts of time to dry. Drying racks also work faster in sunlight, so place them outdoors for maximum speed.


The drying racks are just a single block, there are 6 in this screenshot. I like to make them look nice, but you can place them wherever.


Minecraft Forge

How to install:

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge.
  2. Locate the minecraft application folder.
    • On windows open Run from the start menu, type %appdata% and click Run.
    • On mac open finder, hold down ALT and click Go then Library in the top menu bar. Open the folder Application Support and look for Minecraft.
  3. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder.
  4. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.

Fun Ores Mod Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
FunOres-1.14.3-2.4.1+15.jar Release 1.14.4 Jul 28, 2019
FunOres-1.14.3-2.3.1+13.jar Release 1.14.3 Jul 5, 2019
FunOres-1.14.3-2.3.0+12.jar Release 1.14.3 Jul 1, 2019
FunOres-1.14.2-2.2.0+10.jar Beta 1.14.2 Jun 12, 2019
FunOres-1.13.2-2.1.1+8.jar Release 1.13.2 May 29, 2019
FunOres-1.12.2-1.6.3-124.jar Release 1.12.2 Dec 1, 2018
FunOres-universal-1.5.7-117 Release 1.12.1 Aug 8, 2017
FunOres-universal-1.5.6-116 Release 1.12 Jul 23, 2017
FunOres-1.12-1.5.4-111.jar Beta 1.12 Jun 24, 2017
FunOres-1.11.x-1.5.2c-107.jar Release 1.11.2 Mar 13, 2017
FunOres-1.11-1.4.2-84.jar Release 1.11.2 Feb 8, 2017
FunOres-1.10.2-1.4.1-83.jar Release 1.10.2 Jan 23, 2017
FunOres-1.11-1.4.0-82.jar Beta 1.11 Dec 15, 2016
FunOres-1.9.4-1.3.2-76.jar Release 1.10.2 Oct 23, 2016
FunOres-1.9.4-1.2.7-68.jar Release 1.9.4 Jun 24, 2016
FunOres-1.9-1.2.4-63.jar Release 1.9 May 7, 2016
FunOres-1.8.9-1.1.4-56.jar Release 1.8.9 May 7, 2016
FunOres-1.8-1.0.3b-24.jar Release 1.8 Dec 17, 2015
FunOres-1.7.10-1.0.3b-12.jar Release 1.7.10 Dec 17, 2015

Author: SilentChaos512

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