Our Crafters requested some mods at the end of camp today. As I detailed in a post last year, we’re running an older version of Minecraft (version 1.7.10, Stable Build 22), which is what MinecraftEDU ran on before Microsoft obtained the property. The new version of MCEdu runs only on Windows 10, and we’re still running Windows 7 (which, let’s be honest, is much more stable anyway), so we’re content to run our older build.
That said, it does limit some of the mods we can run, and our Crafters’ eyes are bigger than our spunky l’il build can handle. As such, there are always a few mods that we simply can’t run; sorry, Crafters!
But Fortune smiles on the bold, and every year we manage to get some cool new mods working with MCEdu 1.7.10. After camp today, Mr. Cook and Counselor Bryson got two much-requested mods, the Backpacks mod and the Extra Golems mod, to work!
That means that around 9 AM tomorrow, students will be begging for sweet new backpacks and diamond golem pals to hang around with.
As always, a brief disclaimer: please mod carefully. We can’t vouch for the safety of some Minecraft mods that are out there. As I wrote last year, some mods are perfectly safe, but are on websites riddled with click-bait and pop-up ads. We’re not responsible if you pick up a nasty computer virus while trying to add zombie unicorns to your child’s build of Minecraft.
Note, too, that mods can seriously affect gameplay, and some mods are more like “total conversions” than simple add-ons (such as the popular Pixelmon mod that we’ve run in past years). Also, some mods simply won’t “talk” to each other—they won’t work together! Be sure to do your research before installing mods.
All the technical notes aside, we’re excited to see our l’il Crafters’ faces light up with delight when they get here tomorrow morning.