Photoptics Mod [1.11.2/1.10.2/1.9.4] – Optical instruments
The Photoptics Mod is one of the mods which have been tailored for players who specifically enjoy using a variety of optical instruments. This has the sole intention of implementing a wide range of different instruments into the game in order to use them later on and enhance your overall experience.
It’s also supposed to add a lot of depth to the gameplay, making the entire experience a lot more enjoyable. Furthermore, it has to be noted that right now it’s only going to add only two additional items into the game. However, this low amount is only because the Photoptics Mod has been effectively issued recently and there are definitely going to be a lot of updates to come as they are already scheduled.
Photoptics Mod for Minecraft in Details
The first thing that the mod has to offer to the players is the basic binoculars. The item does pretty much what you might have expected from a regular pair of binoculars – it allows you to see what’s going on at a fairly moderate distance which you’d usually won’t have the chance to check out with your regular sight.
This is something particularly crafty as it would allow you to scout around and explore new opportunities without having to directly approach them. They can be crafted throughout the crafting table, and you have to use four glass panes thoroughly on the edges as well as three iron ingots which are stacked in the middle row.
The second item which the Photoptics Mod 1.11.2 brings to your attention is the telescope which would seemingly serve the same purpose as the binoculars only that it allows you to take a peek at a much greater distance. This is also rather useful as it would provide you to further explore the opportunities provided by the designers and you don’t have to waste time running towards a particular destination. However, in order to craft this telescope, you are going to put a block of glass in the middle of the first row. After that, you should put an iron block in the second row, and once you are through with these, you have to finish it up with a glass pane in the third row.
Golden/Diamond (Red/Green/Blue) binoculars and telescopes are added:
Each of them have special colors to enhance your view.
They uses recipes with gold / diamond ingots and blocks, and red/lime/cyan stained glass (pane).
Ultimate binoculars and telescopes are added:
It has unbelievable magnification & light gathering power, to brighten up your view.
Quite expensive, as one will need as ender pearl/eye and enchanting table as ingredients.
Observation Reward System
Observation on certain celestial objects using handheld telescope will give you certain reward.
Pressing F key (Shift+X key on 1.9.4) (by default) while directly looking at the object does this.
The rewards are configurable, one can edit the list of object & reward commands match to modify the rewards!
Explore New Horizons
The sole intention of the mod is to provide you with the opportunity to properly explore the never-ending realm that Minecraft has to offer. With the mod, you’d be capable of doing so without wasting hours and hours in reaching particular destinations, and you could also craft the items pretty easily.
Configuration & Commands
You can configure rewards Repeatable with Wait Duration, or Limit the observation by number (e.g. Like only available for 3 times) using ‘/observe setlimit’, ‘/observe resetcount’, ‘/observe setwait’ commands. Just try setting them in reward commands:
‘/observe setlimit’ sets the limit number of observation for the player and object.
‘/observe resetcont’ resets the observation count for the player. This allows inifinitely repetitive observation take place.
‘/observe setwait’ sets the wait duration time before next observation. The time can be specified with unit ‘d’, ‘s’, ‘t’ where each means day, second, tick.
Reward commands may have these alternative parameters:
@p : the observing player
@o : the ID of the celestial object being observed
@x, @y, @z : the x, y, z coordinate of the player
How to install?
Make sure you have Minecraft Forge.
Download and install Stellar API
Download and install Stellar Sky Mod
Download Photoptics Mod
Move the downloaded Jar (zip) file into the “mods” folder
Go to Start menu. Type: %appdata%/.minecraft. Press Enter to Run %appdata%/.minecraft
Go to minecraft/modsfolder. If Mods folder does not exist, create one
Put Mod file into the mods folder
Launch Minecraft using Forge Profile, then Open Menu.