Loot Beams goes great in any adventure and RPG pack. When an item is on the ground, a beam of light appears above it, indicating the rarity of an item. It helps with quickly seeing how good an item is, and whether you’ve missed any rare drops.
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Loot Beams are added to all Minecraft items. You might have seen this mechanic in other games, like Diablo or Borderlands, so that you can quickly get an idea of how good or rare an item is.
With just Vanilla Minecraft, you can expect to see items in 4 different colors. Basic items have white beams. The likes of Bottles o’ Enchanting have yellow beams. Whereas rarer items like Beacons and Enchanted Golden Apples have cyan and purple beams.
The color of a Loot Beam is determined by the item name color. Therefore, you can expect it to be compatible with other mods that you install, as long as they change the item name.
Alternatively, there are some configuration options available. You can change the size of a Loot Beam, determine whitelists/blacklists, and even override the colors for each item. When looking at an item on the ground, you can see its name before picking it up too, thanks to this mod.
Loot Beams Mod Download
The links above will take you to the CurseForge page for the Loot Beams Mod. Specifically, they direct you to the download for your chosen version of Minecraft. Learn more about why you should only download files from CurseForge.
How to InstallIf you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
- Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
- Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
- Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.