This item, when rightclicked, spawns a 10×10 grid of a minefield right under you. You can play with this minefield just like the original game. You’ll notice XP gets dropped as you reveal numbers. The minefield doesn’t have to be 10×10. You can spawn multiple minefields next to eachother (like the screenshot). Another possibility is to craft a bigger sized board, by putting four of the small sized Field Generators in a crafting grid (shapeless).
If that isn’t even big enough, you can craft an even bigger field by putting in four of the just made medium sized Field Generators in a crafting grid (shapeless).
These recipes are all about easy minefields, which means each minefield has a 1/10 of a chance to be a mine. You can choose more challenging difficulties though. In the following recipes is displayed what each difficulty is all about.
the Hardcore difficulty is the same as the Hard difficulty, except for the fact that when you hit a bomb, all other bombs in the field also will explode. Beware!
Each of these difficulties can be increased in size, like the easy difficulty. This gives a total of 3×4=12 different Field Generators.
Maybe you’re thinking: “Why would I bother playing with bigger/harder minefields?” Well, when you’ve found all the mines in a minefield, the minefield degrades, and a reward will fall on the ground. That reward is dependant on the amount of tiles you’ve cleared and on the difficulty you’re playing on (the mine density & hardcore yes/no).
Are you also hating the fact that no matter how good you are at Minesweeper, the first click is always russian roulette? This can be over by crafting this item. The Mine Detector will like the name says, detect wether the tile you are right clicking on is a bomb or not. If the tile is a bomb, you’ll hear a beep sound. If it isn’t, you won’t hear anything. This is a one time use item (in survival).