Mine & Blade: Battlegear 2 will probably make your Minecraft world more interesting as it is a recreation of the popular combat mod for minecraft currently in development. Its main functions are:
- Providing players with interesting and balanced combat features, including:
- New weapons
- Dual wielding of weapons
- A shielding mechanic
- An extremally high level of customisation for a select number of items
- Opensource, meaning anyone is free to add to the code base
Weapon System / Dual Wielding
Mine and Blade 2 introduces a new weapon system to minecraft. This system will allow the player to have up to 3 weapons sets available to them that can be switched to using the ?R’ key. The system allows the player to specify a mainhand and an offhand weapon (so allows select dual wielding).
By default any weapon can be placed into the weapon system and any weapon without a special right click function can be dual wielded. The mod will also scan though items for weapons added by mods. For further mod support there is an API (check the github repository)
Items are placed in the weapon system in a new GUI bound to the ?I’ key
When dual wielding, the left mouse button will attack with the mainhand (right) weapon and the right mouse button will attack with the offhand weapon (left) or block with the shield
Mine and Blade 2 introduces a shielding mechanic different to the normal sword block. Blocking with a shield will reduce all blockable damage taken from the front 120 degree arc. However a player cannot block indefinably as there is a stamina bar that appears above the normal minecraft health/armour icons.
Shields are crafted as follows
When struck by an arrow, the arrow will appear in the shield. Arrows can be retrieved by placing the shield by itself in the crafting matrix (the arrows will be added to your inventory when you retrieve the shield)
A shield bash can be preformed by pressing the ?Z’ key. This will cause any mob in front of you to be knocked back. Using a shield bash will cause you to loose a third of your stamina bar and render you unable to attack for 1/2 a second.
Weapons & Armour
Although the waraxe does less damage to unarmoured foes than the sword, it is more able to penatrate armoured foes.
The mace’s blunt surface is perfect for dazing enemies
The spear is the weapon for those who would rather poke their enemy from a distance
The dagger is a quick weapon with lower damage than the sword
Mine & Blade: Battlegear 2 introduces a new way of obtaining chainmail armour. 3 chain links can be obtained by placing 2 iron ingots in a vertical arrangement in a crafting grid. Chain links can then be used to make chainmail armour
Quiver and arrows
The quiver is a small item that has the ability to stack four times more arrows than a common arrow stack.
It can be crafted with leather and arrows.
You can empty it by right click.
Once you have a charged quiver in your inventory, a bow will deplete this item rather than using free arrows.
With a bow equipped, a custom bar will appear showing slots from the quiver. You can switch between slots (and thus, between arrows) with the special action key. The quiver will also appear in the player’s back.
There is an API that allows modders to make their own container for their own custom arrows, with hooks to customize enchantments, bow damage, etc.
Mine & Blade Battlegear 2 adds six types of arrow which can be fired only from the quiver.
The bow is also rendered differently to show those different arrows when used.
The fire arrows?set things on fire.
The explosive arrows?explode things.
The ender arrows?teleport things around.
The poison arrow?gives a wither effect on hit.
The piercing arrow pierces through armors and glass blocks.
The mystery arrow?has weird effects.
It is said that skeletons may have acquired the knowledge to use those arrows.
Mod Update Detector (M.U.D)
Mine & Blade Battlegear 2 contains a sophisticated new mod update detector known as M.U.D. The mod will check to see if you are running the most current version (for the version of minecraft you are using) and notify you if you are using an old version.
Pressing the Mod Update Detector button on the pause screen or in forges ?Mods? screen or typing the command ?/mud’ will take you to the download screen. This will allow you to view the changelog and download then newest version of the mod (a restart will be required)
How to install Mine & Blade: Battlegear 2 Mod:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge
- Download the mod
- Go to %appdata%
- Go to .minecraft/mods folder
- Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it
- If one does not exist you can create one
- Enjoy the mod
- Update for 1.7.10
- Fixed invalid attributes while using weapon in left hand
- Fixed arrows not obeying GameRule
- Added DynamicLight support for light sources in left hand
- Reduced M.U.D chatting (with verbose option to configure)
- Fixed flagpole crashing dedicated servers
- Fixed iron textures for some systems
- Remapped item registry names for consistency, world saves should be convertible without loss
- Fixed pickable quiver arrows from infinity bow
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