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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Config:

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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
  • Run Minecraft

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

For example:

obsidian

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)

acacia_stairs
activator_rail
air
anvil
beacon
bed
bedrock
birch_stairs
bookshelf
brewing_stand
brick_block
brick_stairs
brown_mushroom
brown_mushroom_block
cactus
cake
carpet
carrots
cauldron
chest
clay
coal_block
coal_ore
cobblestone
cobblestone_wall
cocoa
command_block
crafting_table
dark_oak_stairs
daylight_detector
deadbush
detector_rail
diamond_block
diamond_ore
dirt
dispenser
double_plant
double_stone_slab
double_wooden_slab
dragon_egg
dropper
emerald_block
emerald_ore
enchanting_table
end_portal
end_portal_frame
end_stone
ender_chest
farmland
fence
fence_gate
fire
flower_pot
flowing_lava
flowing_water
furnace
glass
glass_pane
glowstone
gold_block
gold_ore
golden_rail
grass
gravel
hardened_clay
hay_block
heavy_weighted_pressure_plate
hopper
ice
iron_bars
iron_block
iron_door
iron_ore
jukebox
jungle_stairs
ladder
lapis_block
lapis_ore
lava
leaves
leaves2
lever
light_weighted_pressure_plate
lit_furnace
lit_pumpkin
lit_redstone_lamp
lit_redstone_ore
log
log2
melon_block
melon_stem
mob_spawner
monster_egg
mossy_cobblestone
mycelium
nether_brick
nether_brick_fence
nether_brick_stairs
nether_wart
netherrack
noteblock
oak_stairs
obsidian
packed_ice
piston
piston_extension
piston_head
planks
portal
potatoes
powered_comparator
powered_repeater
pumpkin
pumpkin_stem
quartz_block
quartz_ore
quartz_stairs
rail
red_flower
red_mushroom
red_mushroom_block
redstone_block
redstone_lamp
redstone_ore
redstone_torch
redstone_wire
reeds
sand
sandstone
sandstone_stairs
sapling
skull
snow
snow_layer
soul_sand
sponge
spruce_stairs
stained_glass
stained_glass_pane
stained_hardened_clay
standing_sign
sticky_piston
stone
stone_brick_stairs
stone_button
stone_pressure_plate
stone_slab
stone_stairs
stonebrick
tallgrass
tnt
torch
trapdoor
trapped_chest
tripwire
tripwire_hook
unlit_redstone_torch
unpowered_comparator
unpowered_repeater
vine
wall_sign
water
waterlily
web
wheat
wooden_button
wooden_door
wooden_pressure_plate
wooden_slab
wool
yellow_flower

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’)
  • Quit Minecraft
  • 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

For example:

lava, flowing_lava

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’)

For example:

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

For example:

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 ‘#’)

For example:

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.

Scenter Mod Download Links:

Older versions:

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For 1.8.9

http://dl6.file-minecraft.com/index.php?act=dl&id=1458109626

For 1.9

http://dl2.file-minecraft.com/index.php?act=dl&id=1475293417

For 1.9.4

http://dl7.file-minecraft.com/index.php?act=dl&id=1475293423

For 1.10.2

http://dl2.file-minecraft.com/index.php?act=dl&id=1475293447

For 1.11

http://dl7.file-minecraft.com/index.php?act=dl&id=1483951059

For 1.11.2

http://dl7.file-minecraft.com/index.php?act=dl&id=1483951083

Credits: MickKay