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[1.2.5] Gem Mod 1.3 BETA

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Level 43 : Master Engineer
Gem Mod 1.3 BETA

For Minecraft 1.2.5

NOTE: This mod is currently in the beta stages and is unfinished.

The textures are TEMPORARY, they are place holders for now till I design the new looking veins and gems.

All changes can be found in the Update Log


Version 1.3 Beta: http://adf.ly/8U5Pc

Version 1.2 Beta: http://adf.ly/8Qx8d

Version 1.1 Beta: http://adf.ly/8POnW

Version 1.0 Beta: http://adf.ly/8MzxU

Current version 1.3 Beta for Minecraft 1.2.5

What is in the mod so far:

  • 17 NEW blocks
  • 17 NEW gems
  • 55 NEW items
  • 1 NEW mob

The gems I have included in this mod can be found in real life, the hardness of each block is representative to their hardness in real life (Mohs Scale).

Also the rate of spawn for the blocks are representative of the rarity of the elements in real life.

At this moment in time the gems do not have any uses.

Here is a list of the gems in game.

  • Citrine
  • Quartz
  • Ruby
  • Emerald
  • Fluorite
  • Heliodor
  • Iolite
  • Morganite
  • Opal
  • Sapphire
  • Sodalite
  • Tanzanite
  • Melanite
  • Ametrine
  • Topaz
  • Jeremejevite

There is also a mystery block which looks exactly like stone but will drop a random gem, again according to their rarity in real life.

New Items:

  • Golden Rod
  • Golden Sceptre Heads
  • Golden Sceptres
  • Gem Sceptres
  • Gem Fragments

New Mob:

Gem Guardian: This mob will spawn when you mine Melanite, it also is hidden in random blocks of stone found at level 25 and below. IN VERSION 1.3 THE GEM GUARDIAN STONE BLOCK IS MARKED WITH A PURPLE CROSS. Also the mob is UNTEXTURED. I may be holding a competition for the best design for the Gem Guardian skin in the future. I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY DESIGNS NOW. The Gem Guardian will drop Gem Fragments which can be made into Impure Gems (4 fragments in crafting window) which currently have no use. Also there is a chance for the mob to drop all kinds of gems at random.

This mob is very dangerous with a large amount of health, big hits and lots of speed. When you see one, run...

Also Melanite veins have a 20% chance of dropping an Enchanted Melanite Gem which will be used for powerful items.

Planned Features:

  • New mob
  • Uses for Gems
  • 15 different golden crowns with each needing different gems to craft.
  • 15 different golden sceptres each needing different gems to craft.
  • A fire launching item crafted with the Enchanted Gems.
  • Gem cutting machine.
  • Gem stone stands (like an Ender Dragon Egg)

Known Bugs:


Again I would like to say this is in BETA mode, I would be grateful if anyone can give suggestions in improving the mod and pointing out bugs and issues. For example if veins are too easy/hard to find etc.

Please do not ask me to add any more gems into the mod.






Progress: 40% Complete
Game Version:Minecraft 1.2.5

Version 1.3 : 05/13/2012 7:01:51 am5/13/12

New Mob: Gem Guardian [Info in description]
New Item: Gem Fragments [Dropped by Gem Guardian]
New Item: Impure Gem [ Made with 4 Gem Fragments in crafting]

Version 1.2 : 05/12/2012 5:26:04 am5/12/12

New Items: Sceptres (each made with their respective gems)
New Achievement: Rarest of the Rare: Make an enchanted sceptre.
New crafting recipes

Removed achievement "Sparkles"

Version 1.1 : 05/11/2012 5:26:03 am5/11/12

New block: Jeremejevite
New gem: Jeremejevite Gem
New Item: Gold Rod
New Item: Gold Sceptre Head
New Item: Gold Sceptre
New Item: Enchanted Melanite Golden Sceptre (basically a glorified flint and steel with higher durability)
New Item: Melanite Gold Sceptre Head
New crafting recipes.

Removed bug when Melanite blocks appear in crafting window.

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It's sad no one comes on this post anymore (why post this comment? lol). I'll try to update this mod for those who miss it.
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • July 21, 2013, 7:31 am
Hi there, I haven't been on Planet Minecraft in quite a while. I've just seen how many views/downloads this mod has had, pretty amazing.

I'm tempted to get back into modding again, I've heard modding is a lot different compared to 1.2.5 so I'll have to figure out how to do it all again. I might update this mod for newer versions of Minecraft if I can find the time.
  • ameen8
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 28, 2012, 5:04 am
Is the only way to find the gems is to mine?
  • Sevarate
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 13, 2012, 8:20 pm
Duh, of course
  • jelcrafter
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • May 31, 2012, 11:06 am
make tools now it really ......
srry but i love mods that add gems and ores buth here are no toools so please add it soon
  • Evan_1998
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • May 23, 2012, 12:16 pm
Are You making armor and tools?
  • Skinzombie
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Zombie
  • May 19, 2012, 1:18 pm
  • Skinzombie
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Zombie
  • May 19, 2012, 1:18 pm
  • Tatsu007
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Miner
  • May 15, 2012, 12:53 pm
Add more gems LOL JK JK JK
Ok im back and i have a HUGE update you could make but would make this the epicest mod ever.

ok first, enchanted melantite in a pattern like you would put wood planks to get a crafting table gets you the gem tabe(or whatever you want the name to be) in it you can craft lots of things dif. tools and such but on to the next thing.

with enchanted melantite again you put it in the same recipe as a furnace in the gem table to get the enchanter furnace. I'll explain it later.

Ok now the fun part. put ANY gem in a 2 by 2 square in the gem tabe to get the condensed version of the gem. from there you put that version in the enchanter furnace to get the enchanted version of the gem. from there you can make tools and such.

Now, lets use topaz as an example. you make 8 topaz septers. then put them around an enchanted topaz gem to get the enchanted topaz septer. then put the new septer above an enchanted topaz sword and another enchanted topaz gem to get the septsword. it does insane damage along with other things up to you. I think this would be an AWESOME addition to the mod or if the gem table and enchanting furnace are to complicated just do it in the normal ones. i hope you add this. plus you could add a new fuel or something. i hope you listen to the ideas. THANKS.
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 15, 2012, 8:07 am
Wow, thanks for the detailed response.

In response to the furnace and crafting table, I was thinking about making a "furnace" called a gem cutter which would cut gems into a more pleasing form. I like the idea of an enchanter furnace, I'll think of a possible fuel, possibly gem fragments.

I am going to be making tools, this is going to take quite a while to do since there are so many different gems and tools (80 unique tools to design/code/organise)

I like the idea of making enchanted sceptres with the use of non-enchanted sceptres, I shall look into that.

Making new containers (that's the coding name for crafting tables and furnaces) is tricky but I shall see what I can do.

Thanks again for the detailed idea.
  • twisterball1
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Taco
  • August 14, 2012, 3:20 pm
Is it ok if i use this mod for my modpack? i will give credit to you and a link to this page,

~ Thanks ~
  • cheesesnacks
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • May 20, 2012, 6:54 am
hey dude i checked the mob and it works fine also check your inbox i sent you a message bye
NO PROB just like to help out if you need any more detail on it just tell me because im happy to help however i can.
  • x-seraph-x
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 14, 2012, 2:53 am
Hi. I have 2. questions: 1-can you add some pickaxes (axe's) (shovels) etc...?
2-can you add more usefull stuff... also by the spears (enchantet spear makes fire..) by the other spears other uses. Mfg. Seraph

ps: sry 4 my bad english... :( german .... xD
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 14, 2012, 3:00 am
1. I will get around to making tools soon, it will take some tome to do so though. 2. I am thinking about giving more sceptres different uses.
  • x-seraph-x
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 14, 2012, 3:08 am
Ok thx 4 the fast answer :)) mfg: seraph
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 14, 2012, 3:16 am
That's okay, I'm working on tools now.
  • XStardust
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 13, 2012, 7:07 am
are you going to put in tools for this like a citrine sword etc
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 13, 2012, 7:13 am
Possibly, but that will take a very long time. Think, there are 16 materials each with 5 tools. 16*5=80. That's 80 new items I need to code and organise. Then if people want armour that's another 64 items to make.

If players want armour and tools I have to make 144 new items. That will take quite a while.
  • XStardust
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 13, 2012, 7:28 am
fair enough since thats a lot of coding or whatever.
  • LikeaMoss
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 13, 2012, 6:20 am
How do you install it? Do you drag the files to the minecraft.jar or just put the zip file in the mods directory?

*EDIT* Nevermind, I opened the zip and there's a read me :/
  • Goldblock099
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • May 13, 2012, 3:28 am
Are you a mineral-fan?I am , too
Great mod!
Here is an error I recieved while testing other mod compatibility:

Mods loaded: 13
ModLoader 1.2.5
mod_SmartMoving 8.7
mod_Display V1 - 1.2.5
mod_Pokeball V1 - 1.2.5
mod_galaxies V1.0 for Minecraft 1.2.3
mod_northernLights 1.0.0 V1.0.2
mod_planets 1.0.0 V1.1
mod_stars V1.0.2 1.1
mod_Decoratives 1.4.2
mod_Revolver Revolver v1.10.1
mod_JammyFurniture 3.2
mod_GemMod Gem Mod 1.2

Minecraft has crashed!

Minecraft has stopped running because it encountered a problem.

--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 93bc8741 --------
Generated 12/05/12 4:12 PM

Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.5
OS: Windows 7 (amd64) version 6.1
Java: 1.6.0_24, Sun Microsystems Inc.
VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
LWJGL: 2.4.2
OpenGL: GeForce GT 555M/PCIe/SSE2 version 4.2.0, NVIDIA Corporation

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Slot 162 is already occupied by [email protected] when adding [email protected]
at pb.<init>(Block.java:249)
at pb.<init>(Block.java:281)
at IanFancyBlock.<init>(IanFancyBlock.java:11)
at mod_Decoratives.doDecorationBlocks(mod_Decoratives.java:179)
at mod_Decoratives.doContent(mod_Decoratives.java:164)
at mod_Decoratives.load(mod_Decoratives.java:96)
at ModLoader.init(ModLoader.java:891)
at ModLoader.addAllRenderers(ModLoader.java:189)
at ahu.<init>(ahu.java:77)
at ahu.<clinit>(ahu.java:8)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(Minecraft.java:394)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(Minecraft.java:732)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 9d7d57bc ----------
Hope it helps :)
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 13, 2012, 2:41 am
Thanks, this just means that two blocks from different mods have the same item ID. I can change this so it wont cause an error in the next version.
  • evan839
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • May 12, 2012, 9:55 am
You should add a diamond, oh wait...... I just did.
  • Johny182
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 12, 2012, 6:24 am
no rush but do you have an idea of when it will be finished, looks awesome btw (diamond for you sir)
Can you make it so that you can use the gems to craft armor/tools?
btw what are the recipes?
Yeahh , Do That
  • someguy990
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 11, 2012, 10:43 pm
does it need modloader?
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 12, 2012, 12:34 am
  • minij516
  • Level 28
  • Expert Farmer
  • May 11, 2012, 4:56 pm
If you need any help with coding or textures I have experiences in both fields.
Just contact me via skype or Email
Email [email protected]
  • Evan_1998
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • May 11, 2012, 2:29 pm
What are the recipes
if there is anything you want me to do pm me and ill be happy except doin texture but i could test it or something. no coding either but i MIGHT be able to advertise a bit, just maybe, so pm if you want any of this stuff.
BOOM diamond, dude you earned it plz add armour and tools and maybe a fuel that would be AMAZING so ya. thanks for the mod :D
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 11, 2012, 1:12 pm
I may be soon.
  • Penguin191
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • May 11, 2012, 10:59 am
man this is sweet if you want any help on the textures for the veins or gems i'm happy to give you a little preview?
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 11, 2012, 11:21 am
Okay, send me a couple designs.Google the gems and try and draw them as the same shape and colour. And can you make the base of the veins the normal stone texture.
  • Penguin191
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • May 11, 2012, 2:30 pm
of course, we can't have it look different from default! i'll message you a link to the textures via mediafire
I think the textures are fine and i really like the mod but plz add tools soon im getting tired of having 20000000000 gems and nothing to do with them except burn them for fun, speaking of burning could one maybe be a fuel better than coal? that would be amazing
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 11, 2012, 1:12 pm
I don't want the textures looking too similar to diamonds, the colour of some is too similar. I the latest update (1.1) I have added Golden Sceptres, you can craft different sceptres with different gems, only the Enchanted Sceptre (made with enchanted gems) has a use. I will be adding tools soon. And yes possibly I might add them as fuels.
Armor and mixed armor using differnent gems would be nice i am diamond #11
plus maybe tools if it not so hard and myabe like this awesome block that is invincible using all of them
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 11, 2012, 9:43 am
I might possibly add tools/armour/weapons later on, I want to get the meat of the code sorted first.
oh ok then
i cant use it coz i have 11 mods
the third most epic
  • TalonOTSH
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Ninja
  • May 11, 2012, 2:56 am
the melanite vein apears in ur inventory right when u open it
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 11, 2012, 8:02 am
Yeah I know about that bug, fixed in the latest version which I am uploading soon.
  • Luis
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Pokemon
  • May 11, 2012, 2:04 am
For the Mohs Scale make
talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, orthoclase , quartz, topaz, corundum, diamond, hyperdiamond, ultrahardfullerene, oh and could you make my favourite mineral jeremejevite (pronounced ye-rem-ay-ev-ite)
Anyways great job +1 Diamond
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 12, 2012, 1:36 am
I have added in Jeremejevite
  • Luis
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Pokemon
  • May 12, 2012, 2:00 am
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 11, 2012, 8:03 am
I did use a few of the materials I found on the Mohs Scale, I'll see what I can do about adding Jeremejevite.
ive installed it it dont work
  • MattexFilms
  • Level 43
  • Master Engineer
  • May 11, 2012, 8:04 am
Do you have ModLoader installed, are you running Minecraft 1.2.5, did you delete the META-INF folder in your minecraft.jar file?
Checking it out will report back
cant wait im loving the mystery block
  • ShizzleSnake
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • May 10, 2012, 11:45 am
Looks cool, but there is just the textures by now? You can't make swords etc?

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