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Craft Tools From Anything

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Maniacobra avatar Maniacobra
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What is this mod ?

Craft Tools From Anything is an absurd mod that allows you to craft tools and armor from literally any item in the entire vanilla game.
That's right, you can take a completely random item from the game and make a pickaxe, axe, shovel, hoe, sword, helmet, chestplate, leggings and boots with it in the same way as iron or diamond.
In total, the mod features 8738 new items.

And more importantly, the tool/armor stats (efficiency, damage, durability etc...) for each material are set manually, meaning you can use this mod in a survival game and it will be balanced.
All new items have a their own texture made from the texture of the material used for its crafting, armor models too.
Every new item can be repaired with an anvil using its crafting material, and some of them can be used for smelting (coal tools for example).
The mod is only compatible with Forge for Minecraft Java Edition 1.16.5.

How this was made ?

Not fully manually of course !
I used MCreator, a software to make Minecraft mods (pretty cool software btw it works very well). I created a random project with some tools, armor, recipes etc and "dissected" how it was made by opening all the created files in notepad. The goal was to understand how MCreator projects and mod elements work.
Then, I wrote a program in Python to automatically write a MCreator project file and all the mod elements, with this program it's possible to make thousand of items in seconds !
Here comes the only manual part : All the tools and armor must be somehow balanced, so I made a giant spreadsheet with all materials in rows and stats in columns, and I give this file to my program so he knows the numbers to fill in the files he's writing (and it does some calculations of course, for example with only the chestplate defense point the program will calculate the helmet, leggings and boots defense points, same thing happens for tool damage and other numbers).
The spreadsheet is manually filled, here's the values : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KP3CsUDXgpdp0FxL1cfDKdYcsCgT2PK9F3DhNDEpwEY/edit?usp=sharing
I also wrote another program to make the textures automatically, copying the iron tools/armor/armor model textures and filling each non-transparent non-brown pixel by a random non-transparent pixel from the crafting material texture file.

What's next ?

Because the mod seems to be a success, I plan on making updates later, to give special properties to some tool/armor sets.
I'll keep you informed of the updates on my twitter page : https://twitter.com/Maniacobra1
If you want to contact me, here's my Discord : Maniacobra#8660
CreditSpecial mentions to Caraidas and Yaco77 (helping a bit filling the spreadsheet)
Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.16.5

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09/24/2021 2:31 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Collective
chyzman avatar
This mod is amazing...

Ive attempted to contact you on discord but wasn't able to if you see this my username is chyzman.
09/23/2021 7:19 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
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any dependencies required bro?
09/11/2021 6:28 am
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make a discord server
08/21/2021 5:15 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Ranger
Blitzwolf avatar
how... how long did this take? this is insane...
08/24/2021 3:59 pm
Level 29 : Expert Miner
Maniacobra avatar
Honestly, not long at all, because nearly everything is automated, I explained how just above.
So I would say, in total... 3 hours of studying of how MCreator projects work, then 20 hours to code the program to automatically build the mod and textures (the code is not that long, but testing was slowing things down a lot) , then 15 hours to fill and verify the speadsheet for the tool/armor stats.

I can be completely wrong, but these are my estimations, so a total of 38 hours only.
08/23/2021 11:34 amhistory
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il parrait que le createur a cree un petit systeme pour que cela le fasse tout seul d ailleur c est noté
08/19/2021 3:16 pm
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I love this mode I am going to sponsor it and I am going to use it for a video I am going to put the credits for your channel you have a youtuber channel
08/15/2021 8:00 pm
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08/07/2021 10:17 pm
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eu te amo
08/06/2021 8:08 am
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i'd ask why, but science isn't about why, it's about why not?
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