The Space Age Mod for Minecraft 1.11.2/1.8.9 (Build Spaceships)

Have you ever wanted to build spaceships out of blocks and fly them to other planets? If so, then you will likely find this to be a truly amazing mod!

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The Space Age Mod 1.11.2/1.8.9 is different from most of the other space themed mods in that it allows you to build spacecraft out of basically any blocks, and fly them into space- without being too difficult to use. You can also travel to the Moon with them. (More planets coming soon…)

For a spacecraft to work, it must have a rocket controller block, a dimensions settings card to tell it which blocks should be considered part of it, enough engines, and enough fuel (currently gunpowder) in its fuel tanks. See the useful tips section for detailed information on how to build good spacecraft.

Screenshots:

The interior of a fairly large space station.

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Some sulfur ore next to a pool of lava.
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A massive space station that was actually filled with breathable air without creating much lag.
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The crash site of a “wooden rocket” on the Moon.
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How to build a spacecraft:

  • Step 1: Build a ship that has a rocket controller block, as well as some fuel tank blocks and rocket engine blocks on it. You can add fuel to fuel tanks by clicking on them with gunpowder, and check the amount of fuel in them by clicking on them while holding nothing. Fuel tanks can also be fueled by taking gunpowder from a hopper directly above them.
  • Step 2: Click on the rocket controller using a dimensions settings card item and use it as it says. Then Put it in the correct slot in the rocket controller.
  • Step 3: Press the launch button in the rocket controller’s GUI to activate it! For a spacecraft to fly, its amount of thrust must be larger than or equal to the total number of blocks on it.

How to fly a spacecraft:

  • Launching: Once you have built and loaded your spacecraft with fuel. Open the rocket controllers GUI and press the launch button to launch.
  • Travelling: When you are in orbit around Earth, you can press “travel” to go to orbit around the Moon, or to go back to orbit around Earth if you are already orbiting the Moon. A “space travel card” item to select your destination will be added when Mars is added…
  • Landing: When you are in orbit around any planet, you can press “land” to land. While you are landing, you have to press the space bar to fire your spacecraft’s engines to slow down. You can also use the “WASD” keys to move forwards, backwards, left, and right, or the left and right arrow keys to rotate while in flight.

Useful Tips:

  • Gunpowder can now be crafted with charcoal and a new material, sulfur. Sulfur ore can be found very close to pools of lava.
  • One gunpowder item will provide 20 units of fuel when put in a fuel tank.
  • When full, fuel tanks will try to transfer their fuel to any other fuel tanks below or beside them.
  • Fuels tanks can also take gunpowder from hoppers right above them.
  • One Mk1 Rocket Engine provides 30 units of thrust, and consumes 0.2 units of fuel per tick. Be careful with how much fuel your spacecraft has, as it can run out mid-flight!
  • For a rocket to fly, its total number of units of thrust must be greater than its total number of blocks.
  • When you are in a zero gravity environment, you can go up and down by looking up or down while colliding with blocks or by using an EVA pack.
  • You can fuel an EVA pack by pressing shift while wearing it and holding gunpowder. Yes, gunpowder is currently the main source of fuel for the things in this mod. I will probably add a better kind of fuel sometime soon, although it may still contain gunpowder…
  • To use a pressure creator, it must be in a closed space of some kind, you must load it with a filled air tank or place an air generator adjacent to it, and then activate it with a redstone signal.
  • Due to how difficult and time consuming it is to obtain large amounts of iron or aluminum on survival mode, do not hesitate to build the structural part of your spacecraft out of something like wood, cobble stone, or hardened clay!

Requires:

Minecraft Forge

The Space Age Mod Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
TheSpaceAgeMod-Beta-1.3.0.jar Release 1.11.2 Sep 9, 2017
TheSpaceAgeMod-Beta-1.0.0.jar Release 1.8.9 Jan 9, 2017

Author: nanorover59

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