Alright guys, today I have a really really REALLY, useful mod for you. Something that will make yours and mine’s Mining and Minecrafting a whooole lot easier. Have you ever got bored of having to switch around toolswhen your mining? Or when you totally get confused to where and what buttons to press. I have that all the time, but not anymore. The AutoSwitch Mod will totally make it all automatic. No, you don’t have to press any button to change your tools, it will do it for you. So when you mine dirt it will switch to a shovel automatically and when you suddenly reach stone, it will change to pickaxe, without you having to do anything. Its like when you were driving a manual shifting gear car and suddenly your dad buys you an automatic gear shifting car. It will all go sooooo smoothly!
Now here are the things you need to know to be able to control AutoSwitch Mod. To enable or disable it. Press F10. Now when your mining and the Mod switches to tools, AutoSwitch Mod will automatically choose the best tool. If you don’t want that, press ‘P’ to make it go the opposite way. Also by default when you don’t have a tool for a given block type, it will choose the sword, this is because the sword mines 50% faster than your hand. To turn that off, press O…and that’s O for Oliver not the number 0.
AutoSwitch is a highly-configurable, advanced mod that automatically switches to the correct tool when mining a block and automatically uses the correct weapon when attacking a mob or a player. It will also switch back to your previous item when you are done mining or attacking a mob, useful for building and going on mining trips.
AutoSwitch will look at every tool in your hotbar and pick the best one to use, using a complex algorithm that doesn’t just use the fastest tool, it also takes into account other factors such as enchantments like Silk Touch or Fortune, and if the item is damageable or not.
AutoSwitch is off by default, so hit F10 to toggle it on and off. If F10 doesn’t work for you (like on many laptops or on many Mac OS X computers), then you can change the key bindings and all the other options with Esc -> Options -> Thebombzen’s Options -> AutoSwitch Options. Also, changing the keys in Options -> Controls will not work, because the keys aren’t there. See below for details.
AutoSwitch does not modify class files, only adds them, and therefore AutoSwitch should not conflict with any mods, including mods that were made with Minecraft Forge. In fact, AutoSwitch 2 was specifically designed to be compatible with Minecraft Forge, and understands forge extensions such as the charge on a red matter pickaxe for EE2, among others.
- Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Download and install ThebombzenAPI.
- Download the mod.
- Go to %appdata%.
- Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
- If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
- Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
- Enjoy the mod.
How to configure AutoSwitch:
- Hit Shift+B while in-game to open the ThebombzenAPI options window, then click AutoSwitch to open the AutoSwitch GUI. Hover your mouse over each of the options for a description. Instructions for adding overrides are in the overrides file.