Gear Swapper Mod for Minecraft 1.11/1.10.2

Gear Swapper Mod is an interesting mod, I think. In this mod, you will have chances to work with a block. Moreover, this mod  allows you to define up to four different sets of hotbar, armor and switch. If you are interested in Minecraft games, you never neglect this mod. Let’s try!

See also: Actionbar (Hotbar) Extension and Swapper Mod


By default it works as follows:

  • Sneak-left-click on one of the four slots to remember your current hotbar+armor selection in that slot. Your armor and hotbar remains on you. The block will also remember how many given items you had, and it will attempt to restore that amount later.
  • Right-click on one of the four slots to restore the hotbar+armor as it was remembered then. All items currently in your hotbar or armor that are in the way for the remembered items will be stored in your inventory. All slots that were empty when you remembered your setup will be unchanged (i.e. it will by default not empty them).
  • When restoring a selection, the block will first look in the player inventory, then in the local inventory (a 4×4 internal buffer) and finally in any possible adjacent inventories until it finds the items it needs.

However, this block can be configured for more control. If you right-click the block on the ‘Settings?’ label or on the sides of the block then it will show a GUI:


The example above shows a gui with four different configurations:

  • The top-left configuration (top row in the gui) is configured with your prefered mining gear like sword, pickaxe, torches, some sand and good armor. The slots that are crossed out (two of them in this selection) will be cleared. The other two slots are left alone (i.e. whatever is there will remain there).
  • The top-right configuration (second row in the gui) is configured for gardening. No armor is desired here.
  • The bottom-left configuration (third row in the gui) is configured for tech work.
  • The bottom-right configuration (last row in the gui) is configured to clear the hotbar and armor slots completely.

The three icons on the top-left of the gui show the preference for storing items from your hotbar and armor when you restore a different selection. The default settings are to first store items back in the players’ inventory. If that is full, it will go to the internal inventory. If that also fails, it will store it in an adjacent inventory. If that final fallback also fails, it will simply throw the items in the world. Nothing will be lost.

By clicking those three icons, you can change the priority. For example, if you prefer that armor and tools that are stored away, you should go to the internal inventory, then you can change the top icon until it resembles the wooden icon with the four boxes on it.

There are five different gear swappers (stone, wood, lapis lazuli, iron, and glass), and you can also configure another one with a modded texture through the config.

Mod Demonstration:

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
gearswap-1.10_1.11-1.3.0alpha2.jar Alpha 1.11 Nov 23, 2016
gearswap-1.10_1.11-1.3.0alpha.jar Alpha 1.11 Nov 17, 2016
gearswap-1.10-1.2.7.jar Release 1.10.2 Nov 7, 2016
gearswap-1.8.9-1.2.6.jar Release 1.8.9 Mar 10, 2016
gearswap-1.2.3.jar Release 1.7.10 Nov 17, 2015

Credits: McJty

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