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[1.7.2/1.6.4] [Forge] [SSP/SMP] MrCrayfish's Construction Mod v1.1 Beta - A.O.E Inspired Construction! Huge Update!

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Level 94 : Overlord Modder
WARNING: Old building packs do not work with the new update (1.7.2). Please delete them or they will crash your game.

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You've seen those instant buildings mods, right click the block and it generates a structure. I've always thought that they could be so much more better. Well I've decided to try my take on it and create something that is completely unique from the rest. Today I introduce to you my Construction Mod! How is this unique from the others? I will eleborate.

In this mod, there are 4 main items/blocks which are involved of the creation of a structure.

The Blueprint
A Blueprint is the key to making any structure as it holds the plans on it. I decided this would be a great thing to implement as I wanted to get that real life feel of when constructing a building. The Blueprint can hold any plans you want. (Read Custom Buildings).

Planning Table
You can can't fly a plane without training, same with building, you can't build a structure without a plan. This is where the Planning Table comes in. The Planning Table draws the designs onto the Blueprint at the cost of a certain amount of Ink. The bigger the structure, the more Ink that is required.

Construction Block
I needed a way to translate the plans from the Blueprint to tell me the materials needed. The Construction Block can do that. It will display every required block/item needed to generate the structure. Once you have them, you can proceed to construct your building by placing the required blocks/items into the slots provided. Press the start button to begin the construction process.

The Hammer
This is where I have been inspired from Age of Empires (A.O.E.). Once you have the required materials placed into the Construction Block and you have pressed the Start button, you will need to get a Hammer. You begin the construction process by hitting the Hammer on the Construction Block. Now this is where it gets very unique! Every 10 hits on the Construction Block, it will generate 1 layer starting from the bottom until you get to the top. I really liked this idea and it really sets it apart from every
instant/construction mods out there.

Sorry for my mini essay but I wanted to tell you guys why this isn't your typical instant building mod. If you read this, thank you Posted Image +1 me.

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How To Construct a Building


How To Use The Pencil Tool (Coming Soon!)

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This mod requires Forge. To install the mod, simply drag the zip file into mods folder. This is the same for client and server.

(1.6.4) MrCrayfishConstructionMod v1.0.5 - Download

There will be no backports unfortunately.

Development Builds:
(1.6.4) MrCrayfishConstructionMod v1.1 beta-build2 - Download - Change Log

WARNING: Remove old building files from buildings folder. They do not work 1.7.2+

(1.7.2) MrCrayfishConstructionMod v1.1 beta-build2 - Download - Change Log

NOTE: This mod alone does not contain any Building Packs. You need to download them below!

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Want to get an exclusive feature? By donating you will be able to wear the Hard Hat! If you do, make sure you provide your username in the payment or reply to this thread with it. If you can't donate, press that +1 button. All support keeps me motivated Posted Image

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Note: Previous donators from my Furniture Mod will be able to access this feature. No need to donate again.

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This mod (plugin, a patch to Minecraft source, henceforth "Mod" or "The Mod"), by the terms of http://www.minecraft.net/copyright.jspis sole property of the Mod author (, henceforth "Owner" or "The Owner"). By default it may only be distributed on minecraftforums.net, planetminecraft.com. It may only be mirrored or reposted with advance written permission of the Owner. Electronic Mail is fine if you wait for a response. URL shorteners or other attempts to make money off The Owner's Mod are strictly forbidden without advance written permission.

Stole first post
CreditPhasedTG and Some random guy on Twitch.tv.
Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.7.2

4 Update Logs

v1.1. Beta : 03/21/2014 7:26:53 pmMar 21st, 2014

Update for 1.7.2 and 1.6.4

+ Added Offsets (Can adjust in Construction Block)
+ Added Building Outline (Can change colour and disable)
+ Added Pages (Support larger buildings with more materials).
+ Added Hammer tiers. (Wood, Stone, Iron, Gold and Silver)
~ When using pencil, where you stand when saving will be where the construction block will be when you construct it.
~ Rewrote the structure generation code. (Performace update for servers and singleplayer).
~ Construction time is now dynamic. The bigger the stage, the more hammer hits it will need.
* Fixed internal server errors when using the mod on a server.
* Fixed torches bug (Note: all building files will have to be remade)
* Fixed bug with constrction block breaking instantly.

'+' = Addition
'-' = Removed
'~' = Modification
'*' = Bug Fix

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Building Packs? I can't install them.
  • Curiouse9
  • Level 46
  • Master Kitten
  • September 10, 2017, 6:34 pm
1.12 this is a very cool mod and I would love to use it.
  • Vitro576
  • Level 29
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • February 5, 2017, 7:39 pm
Do you ever plan on implementing this into 1.10 or 1.11? If not would it be possible to transfer ownership? I am constructing a "one size fits all" mod and think this would be perfect with it, I really love your work with all your mods, this one in particular, and I hope to see it updated someday!
when's the next update?
PLEASE UPDATE TO 1.10.2 !!!!!!!!!!
  • xEkyrn
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • September 23, 2016, 5:04 pm
  • Alex_boo
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • August 2, 2016, 6:02 am
You can't install build packs x
  • Xizake
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • July 12, 2016, 11:09 pm
This mod looks really cool and I love your other mods as well! Although I can't get mod because it's not 1.8. If you are able to make it for 1.8, please do. I am aware it takes time to make mods, but if you can, please make it for 1.8
update to at least 1.7.10
could you update to 1.9?
I can't install the building packs, meaning this mod is impossible to use! Could you please try to gte your website back up, otherwise I won't be able to use this awesome mod!
  • Laserbilly
  • Level 42
  • Master Engineer
  • February 16, 2016, 10:04 am
Wow, this is pretty cool, is there any way this will be updated to 1.8? It doesn't look like you've looked at this post in a while, but I just wanted to tell you I liked this all the same.
  • SkateKing360
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • January 14, 2016, 9:24 am
update to 1.8 pls :)
  • Raze_Fish
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 10, 2015, 7:36 pm
The bulding packs don't work, but the blocks are cool
  • MakeThat
  • Level 24
  • Expert Creeper
  • July 2, 2015, 4:59 am
Dear Mrcrayfishs, i got some problems playing the mod cause you need the building folders, but i can't download them cause your website is down, and i ca't fing the building folders somewhere else, could you please do something about that.
  • Hk_Wolf
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • June 21, 2015, 1:18 pm
Can You Update it please (1.8).
And You Do Great Job :D
i was so excited for this mod, but the link to the build packs doesn't work, and I cant find them on Google.
the link to the building packs aren't working
Can you make a update? for 1.8?
By the way this mod really useful. keep it up! :D
I love your furniture mod! Is this mod for 1.7.10????
  • hernik
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • April 1, 2015, 3:15 am
  • NovaGamer11
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • March 27, 2015, 4:30 am
You should make it for 1.8
  • pyperwithay
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 27, 2015, 6:08 pm
is it compatible with 1.7.10?
  • DJ_333
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • February 11, 2015, 2:40 pm
Is there a way you could impliment a function to where the building could be constructed layer by layer even if you don't have all of the recources?  It'd be a nice addition if you could.
are u gonna update this for 1.8?
  • brickman940
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Nerd
  • January 11, 2015, 7:14 pm
What happened to your server?
Please! I want to Get people's buildings and use them for my house! Also, I have an Idea for the crafting recipe for the Pencil. 1 Flint in the Top right coner, and 2 any wood diaganaly across it.
Are you gonna update this to 1.7.10?
  • Terazze
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 8, 2015, 10:04 pm
we need 1.7.2 build packs
  • Pepperoni343
  • Level 20
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • December 31, 2014, 7:20 pm
Update Please! I love the mod but I can't enjoy it anymore!!!
  • yjaemagno
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 8, 2014, 10:49 pm
how can i know that its too old for the game? i mean, why i cannot see what is the date of publishing ya know what i mean... am i right? help me please
load mc
  • TheSioux7065
  • Level 29
  • Expert Creeper Hugger
  • November 1, 2014, 9:17 pm
I love your Furnitures mod!, can you update this to 1.7.10? i would love to try this mod too!
I cant even craft >_<
  • plutte99
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • October 22, 2014, 10:02 am
1.7.10 uppdate ?

  • Valengolas
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 31, 2014, 4:09 am
Can't use this mod at all. When I save my project it will crash the game when I reload Minecraft. I have mods installed but I don't include mod parts with the buildings
  • devilninj
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 30, 2014, 2:55 am
i love your mods they are usefull and fun to mess arround
They pushed her down a sewer

About 6 years ago in Indiana, Carmen Winstead was pushed down a sewer opening by 5 girls in her school, trying to embarrass her in front of her school during a fire drill. When she didn't submerge the police were called. They went down and brought up 17 year old Carmen Winstead's body, her neck broke hitting the ladder, then side concrete at the bottom. The girls told everyone she fell... They believed them.

FACT: 2 months ago, 16 year old David Gregory read this comment and didn't recomment it. When he went to take a shower he heard laughter from his shower, he started freaking out and ran to his computer to repost it, He said goodnight to his mom and went to sleep, 5 hours later his mom woke up in the middle of the night cause of a loud noise, David was gone, that morning a few hours later the police found him in the sewer, his neck broke and his face skin peeled off.

If you do not re-comment saying that she was pushed down the same thing WILL happen to you
Oh no I'm SOOO scared [insert sarcasm mark here]
  • Valengolas
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 31, 2014, 4:11 am
You really think we care about this, we just want the mod, so stop advertising some fictional story, because we all know that it aint true
  • MadMiner7
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • October 4, 2014, 4:36 pm
yeah. like that genna happen
  • Karrthus
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
  • October 17, 2014, 12:03 pm
what if i want my face peeld off
  • Moeztar
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Cake
  • October 24, 2014, 9:08 am
I could assist that... >:)
  • Karrthus
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
  • October 24, 2014, 2:51 pm
  • KerianH
  • Level 24
  • Expert Dragon
  • June 26, 2014, 6:40 pm
This is actually pretty handy.  For a moment there I thought it was one construction block per house until I saw the GUI for it.  Nice way to build easy stuff without requiring too much creativity.

Though it does take the fun out of some things, I do like this mod.  Pretty nifty, definitely earned a diamond.
Nice, diamonds to you!
  • Vcriper
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 8, 2014, 1:15 pm
I'm having a problem wiht mine. Everytime I put a blueprint in and press draw it does'nt do anything at all i tried doing it in survival still didnt work
I have an idea. Custom blueprints: You can build a house and place it in a blueprint. And you can get all the materials for it *which is hard if it is a big mansion* and build it. Also, love this mod. Diamond, Favorite and Subscribe.
Guys I don't mean to advertize but I have been working on this for about an hour: www.mrcrayfish.com/uploads/buildings/Cool%20Spruce%20wood%20house..txt
  • Bomb787
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 20, 2014, 12:13 pm
There aren't any building packs for 1.7.2.
I'm still having trouble with the building packs. I downloaded them and put them in the buildings folder, but they still don't show up in-game. only the one I saved myself shows up in-game. All files in the folder are there, even the one it made for my building, but it's still not working.
am i suppose to unzip it?
it kicks  me from my server every time i shift click with the pencil
  • AC1DAT3D
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 16, 2014, 10:45 am
You, my friend, are an outstanding mod maker. Just FYI

Though, I have a quick question. I have many, many, mods installed and am receiving an error:


Since this mod is more like many blocks in one, I'm not sure how to go about interlacing this with the other mods.

Thank you for this mod and I can't WAIT to hear a response. Happy coding.
  • MicahMiner
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • December 31, 2013, 7:05 pm
This is fantastic. It's different then those other insta-building mods in so many ways. and the fact you can MAKE YOUR OWN BLUEPRINT is super cool.
AWESOME!!! Diamond, and subscribe! :)
  • bobFilms
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 23, 2013, 1:55 pm
Is there any 1.6.2 version of this
  • MrSerr
  • Level 43
  • Master Ninja
  • December 14, 2013, 11:35 am
You'r awesome!
I just gave you a diamond! :D
  • Carpool29
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 24, 2013, 4:22 am
Thanks dude for making my dream come true!

Dear MrCrayFish,

I've t[size=10pt]ried everything to install the building packs but i cant! please make a tutorial on how to install the Building packs.[/size]
  • Sapient70
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Taco
  • November 23, 2013, 12:43 pm
The medieval pack + Life HD 128x128 Resource pack = Freaking AMAZING!!!
  • MindcraftHD
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Architect
  • November 20, 2013, 8:21 am
Couldn´t you implement iron, gold(butter) and Diamond Hammers,
wich would need less hits?
  • 2powerful4u
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • November 20, 2013, 2:28 am
I can't do it! whenever i want to make a blueprint NOTHING happens.
  • Sapient70
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Taco
  • November 23, 2013, 12:44 pm
Install the building packs
  • 2powerful4u
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • November 24, 2013, 10:36 pm
I did, they still don't work.
  • Sapient70
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Taco
  • November 29, 2013, 1:56 pm
You need to drag the contents of the downloaded file into the buildings folder in you .minecraft folder
  • nock30440
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Cake
  • November 19, 2013, 10:32 pm
I GOT IT NOW! You Are Supposed To Drag Everything Inside The Medieval or Village Pack The .txt Files And put them inside the buildings folder! :D
well now the building packs don't work either! Help me!!!!
I was about to say that the mod wouldn't work because it said no buildings but i just realized the building packs

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