Scenter Mod 1.11.2/1.10.2/1.9.4/1.8.9
Follow Your Nose: The Scenter Mod for Minecraft
Every now and again a mod shows up that allows you to hunt resources easier and give you the convenience that you deserve. If you are someone that needs help finding resources, and do not want to cheat by using some of the more aggressive mods that lead you right to resources, the Scenter Mod may be for you. The Scenter Mod for Minecraft allows you to locate resources when you are close by, without zoning you in on exactly where they are at. Furthermore, the mod only kicks in when you are close enough to the resource to be able to track it. This allows you to enjoy playing the game without breaking it completely. You are able to “see” the ores and track the most valuable minerals and materials easier than ever before.
Ores by the Smell
What makes the Scenter Mod unique is that it gives you a scent that is color-coded based on what you are looking for. No matter the type of material, there is a “smell” that will lead you to exactly where the vein is so you can reap the benefits. All it requires you to do is walk the playing field as normal and wait for the smell to reveal itself. This gives you a sense of freedom and exploration as you can ignore the veins you do not want to be worried about and gravitate towards the rare ones. This flexibility really adds a different layer of gameplay to Minecraft and makes it one of the most fun mods around to use.
Legit and Fun
This mod is, unfortunately, still considered to be a cheat by some users but many just see it as a way of increasing the practicality of an already practical game. The Scenter Mod for Minecraft gives you the freedom to only use it as much as you would like and even allows you to configure out to track particular ores only. You need to be sure to be extremely close for it to even work, thus adding to the legitimacy of it being a not-so-illegal mod. There is nothing wrong with wanting to spend more time actually building in the world than finding the resources needed to do it. Minecraft is all about exploration and construction, and now you can do one of those even better than before. How you play the game is up to you but there is certainly no doubt this mod adds an extra layer of much desired fun to the game.
Scenter Mod Installation:
Download and run the latest version of Minecraft Forge
Go to Start Menu > Type %appdata%/.minecraft/mods
Download the mod
Move the downloaded Jar (zip) file into the “mods” folder
Done and Enjoy the mod.
This section describes how you could configure Scenter, version 3.0.0 (or later).
Please note that Scenter has two config files of which actually only one is effectively used.
Scenter.cfg – This file is currently unused (it contains only a version tag)
Scenter3.targets.cfg – This file contains the target definitions for all blocks which Scenter can find.
To configure Scenter do the following:
Locate your .minecraft/config folder (if it’s not there you have to install Forge and Scenter, and run Minecraft at least once)
Open the file “Scenter3.targets.cfg”
Make your changes (see below)
Save the file
To add a new block as a single-block target:
Scroll down to the end of the file “Scenter3.targets.cfg”
Add a new line with just the block name
Optionally append a comment (marked with ‘#’) to this line
adds obsidian as a new target to Scenter.
If this single-block target is chosen during gameplay (choose it by pressing the ‘O’ key multiple times) then Scenter searches the environment for the nearest occurrence of blocks with exactly this name and marks the trail to it with floating particles.
For a list of block names please see below.
To find out the name of a specific block:
With Minecraft 1.7.x Mojang has replaced the numerical block IDs with (unique) block names.
The following spoiler contains a compiled list of all vanilla Minecraft block names.
List of Minecraft Block Names (1.7.2)
However, other mods might add custom blocks to Minecraft.
To find out the names of these blocks do the following:
Run Minecraft with Scenter installed
Enter a world
Enable Scenter (by pressing ‘O’)
Open your .minecraft/logs folder
Open file fml-client-latest.log
Search for the line containing “[mickkay.scenter.ScenterMod/Scenter]: These blocks are registered:”
Below that line you’ll find a list of all registered blocks.
To add multiple blocks as a multi-block target:
Add a new line with a comma-separated list of block names
adds a new target for stationary lava and flowing lava. If such a multi-block target is activated during gameplay, then Scenter searches the environment for any of those blocks and marks the trail to the nearest one found.
To add a block subtype as a single-block target:
Add a new line with a the block name followed by a slash ‘/’ and the corresponding subtype ID (also known as ‘damage value’)
wool/14 # Red Wool
adds red wool as a new target. (The ‘#’ marks the rest of the line as a comment which will be ignored by Scenter.)
To add multiple block subtypes as a multi-block target:
Add a new line with a comma-separated list of block subtypes
wool/14, wool/4, wool/6 # Red, Green, and Blue Wool
adds a target for red wool, green wool, and blue wool.
To use a custom color for a specific target’s particle trail:
Locate the line with the target you want to change.
Insert the desired color code right after the block name(s), but before any comment (‘#’)
The color code must be specified as HEX value (but without any leading ‘#’)
lava, flowing_lava FF0000
sets the lava target’s color to red (FF0000).
You might want to use the Online Color Picker to choose the color code.