Fragile Glass and Thin Ice Mod provides you with fragile versions of glass blocks and panes which are made of sugar and smash gratuitously if something hits them fast enough. Additionally, it is great for adventure maps, videos, pranks, and a quick realistic glass substitute.
Fragile Glass and Thin Ice Mod gives you exactly what it says on the tin, and nothing more. Every mod is different, and small mods can be just as much fun as big ones.
With Vanilla textures, all fragile glass blocks have the same appearance as their equivalent glass block. However, this block will break if certain entities collide with them quickly enough. Most entities can break them, including fireballs, pigs, players, Minecraft blocks.
Previously 64 fragile glass could be made by smelting sugar, and later by smelting a Sugar Block in a Furnace. Now 16 Fragile Glass is made in the Sugar Cauldron – see Using the Sugar Cauldron.
Panes and stained fragile blocks are crafted with recipes equivalent to Vanilla glass blocks.
Sugar blocks are used to craft Fragile Glass (see Using the Sugar Cauldron) and can also be used as a “storage” block for sugar. As of versions 1.7.10-1.4 and 1.8-1.2, Sugar Blocks are interchangeable with sugar blocks from other mods. Like sand and gravel, Sugar Blocks will fall down if there is no suitable block underneath them to keep them up, and they can break fragile blocks.
The Sugar Cauldron is a special block introduced in versions 1.7.10-1.5 and 1.8-1.3 used in conjunction with some other blocks and items to produce 16 Fragile Glass at a time. For more information on this process, see Using the Sugar Cauldron.
The middle blocks are thin ice. Watch your step!
Thin Ice is a block introduced in versions 1.7.10-1.3 and 1.8-1.1, which behaves exactly like Fragile Glass but cannot be crafted. Patches generate in any biomes where it can snow, on bodies of water at y=62.* Patch presence, average size and frequency can all be modified in ftfragileglass.cfg.
Using the Sugar Cauldron
The Sugar Cauldron is the key block for producing Fragile Glass.
Fortunately, it’s quite simple to use:
Craft a Sugar Cauldron and place it on top of a furnace (you may need to hold shift and right-click).
Use a Water Bucket on the Sugar Cauldron to fill it up.
Craft a Sugar Block, and right-click the Cauldron while holding it to mix the sugar in. Start using the Furnace, and the sugar water will use its heat to start boiling. If you’re not cooking in the Furnace and the Cauldron hasn’t finished boiling, it will gradually cool down until you start cooking again.
The Cauldron takes about two items’ worth of cooking to finish boiling. Once it’s done, right-click the Cauldron and 16 Fragile Glass will pop out! You can then start from the beginning to make more.