Geochests Mod 1.6.4
- Geochests let you pick up and place down areas of blocks in the world!
- Pick up Geochests and carry them with you – they keep their inventory!
- Supports all vanilla block types as of Minecraft 1.6.4, in both Survival and Creative mode!
- Responds to a redstone signal allowing complex new interactions!
- 5 different colours and sizes – From 3×3 through to 11×11!
- Chaining Geochests allows you to store areas of any shape or size! Like that village? Well now you can steal it!
After years of enjoying Minecraft’s many awesome mods, I thought it was finally time to give something back. Enter the Geochests Mod – I hope you enjoy it!
Take your home with you
Take the guesswork out of mining
Copy and paste in Creative
Note: I’ve done my best to make the mod stable, but this is only version 1.0.4, so please let me know if you see any bugs and I’ll try to fix them in future updates.
- Make sure you are running Minecraft 1.6.4 with Forge (I find the Technic Launcher particularly useful for this).
- Drop the zip file into your mods folder.
- Play the game!
Tips and Tricks
- To build Geochests you’ll need geodite which is mined from geodite ore and you’ll need lots and lots of coloured wool.
- Geodite ore only exists above sea level and is most easily found in the extreme hills biome where it is sometimes exposed on cliff faces. Alternatively you can craft Geodite by placing an emerald and some magenta dye into the crafting grid.
- You can now use the config file to turn on/off world spawned Geodite ore and/or crafting Geodite to suit your tastes.
- To build a 3×3 White Geochest, place a normal chest in the middle of a crafting table. Place geodite above it and fill every other square with white carpet.
- To upgrade to a 5×5 Yellow Geochest, use the same recipe but with a White Geochest in the middle and using yellow carpet instead of white.
- Use the same pattern to upgrade Yellow to Blue (7×7), Blue to Red (9×9) and Red to Black (11×11).
- To trigger a Geochest, right click on it, then press the button with the Geochest icon on it. This will swap whatever is in the chest with whatever is in the world in front of the chest.
- If you have multiple Geochests you can name them to easily distinguish between them in your inventory. Use the textbox to the left of the button with the Geochest icon. The larger the chest, the longer its name can be.
- When other Geochests are placed within the area of the first, triggering the first chest will also trigger the others, before placing them in the Geochest’s inventory. This allows you to chain Geochests.
- Once you have enough geodite, experiment with chaining Geochests – you can chain many more than just 2 chests together, in fact the potential for chaining is near limitless.
- When working with large chains, you may find a Geovisualizer useful. Create this by crafting geodite with a stick, then to use it, simply equip and right click on a Geochest – this will toggle showing the area that will be collected by the current chain.
- If you’re running a server, you can set the maximum chain limitations in the Geochest config file to protect your server from excessive use of this feature.
A Caution on Use with Other Mods
This mod has been thoroughly tested with all block types in Minecraft 1.6.4 and should work without any significant hitches. Use with other mods and mod packs however has not been thoroughly tested and should be approached with great caution!
Non-vanilla blocks will not rotate with the chest. This is generally harmless but can result in things like lava pipes suddenly spilling out onto the ground. As such, I’ve included an indicator to show if your chest is in the same orientation as its contents (the top of the clasp on the chest is magenta when it is oriented the same and grey when it isn’t).
A far more significant risk, however, comes from the fact that not all mods know how to handle their blocks being unexpectedly ripped out of the world and put back again elsewhere! In extreme cases, they can crash and/or cause data loss in the geochest or the affected chunk. If combining Geochests with other mods or mod packs, back up your server regularly!
All that said, this mod provides a lot of utility and makes a fun addition to most mod packs – so please do comment if you find another mod or mod pack that Geochests plays nicely with!
Download Geochests Mod 1.6.4