The main point of Fun Ores Mod is to add metal ores that will be needed by other mods eventually so these ores will already be in your world when you add a mod that needs them. There is no need to hunt for new chunks. Every ore is highly configurable and can be disabled individually. There are also some config options to disable entire categories of ores (they should be at the top of the file)
There are also two “machines” currently. The Alloy Smelter is how you craft alloys now, and the Metal Furnace lets you get a little extra out of your ores. They run on furnace fuel, and other mods can add alloy smelter recipes if they want to.
In version 1.1.0+ (currently in beta), this mod also adds gears, plates, and additional alloys.
Note: The versions for Minecraft 1.9 and higher require Silent Lib in order to function. For older version of Minecraft, you do not need Silent Lib.
The current metal ores are copper, tin, silver, lead, nickel, platinum, aluminium, zinc, and titanium (not pictured below).
Since I was already making a mod about ores, I decided to make ores that drop meat as well. Who doesn’t want to eat porkchops, they dug out of the ground, right? These ores also drop other items from their relevant animal, such as leather and wool.
In Minecraft 1.9+, the ores use the loot tables for their respective mobs. This means the ores will also drop items added by other mods. Additional drops can be added in the config file.
These ores are moderately rare by default, but spawn in large veins.
And there are also ores that correspond to hostile mobs. Like meat ores, they are moderately rare, spawn in large veins, and reference loot tables. Additional drops can be added in the config file. By default, the Enderman ore drops Ender Shards instead of Ender Pearls. Four Shards can be crafted into one Pearl. Blaze and Ghast ore are similar, dropping shards instead of the full item.
The Alloy Smelter smelts alloys. You can give it the ingredients and fuel, then wait. JEI recipe handler included. It is capable of pulling multiple items from a single stack. For example, place three copper ingots in a single slot, and one tin ingot in another to make four bronze.
The Metal Furnace is like an upgraded vanilla furnace. It cooks most items faster and with less fuel, except for ores. Ores take longer to smelt and use more fuel, but you get a random number of bonus nuggets in addition to an ingot. This will work for any ore that has a smelting recipe and is registered in the ore dictionary along with a corresponding ingot and nugget. For example, an ore registered as “oreCopper” smelts into “ingotCopper” and gives “nuggetCopper” as a bonus. The nugget doesn’t even need to be from the same mod!