This mod attempts to address portable storage issues in a balanced, fun, and aesthetically-pleasing manner. It adds 4 tiers of backpacks (Basic, Iron, Gold, and Diamond), each of which can be upgraded from the previous tier to give more storage room as well as more upgrade slots. These upgrade slots can be used to apply a number of upgrades to the backpack to improve it’s functionality.
There are four types of backpacks, with their values (include the recipe to upgrade to the next tier) able to be modified in the config:
- Basic – The default backpack. Default values: 2 rows of 9 inventory slots (18 total) and 0 upgrade slots.
- Iron – The next tier. Default values: 4 rows of 9 inventory slots (36 total) and 1 upgrade slot.
- Gold – The next tier. Default values: 6 rows of 9 inventory slots (54 total, equivalent to a double chest) and 2 upgrade slots.
- Diamond – The final tier. Default values: 7 rows of 11 inventory slots (77 total) and 3 upgrade slots.
Each backpack has two GUIs (graphical user interfaces). The default GUI, the one which stores all of your items, is accessed by right clicking. The alternate GUI is accessed by shift-right clicking, and it will display the alternate GUI upgrades (if applicable).
When the backpack is upgraded to the next tier (ex: gold -> diamond) it keeps it’s inventory and any upgrades it had. The same thing happens when an upgrade is applied (shapeless crafting).
Button – Adds 4 buttons to the default GUI and a variable number of buttons to the alternate GUI which respectively perform these actions:
- Moves everything from the backpack to your inventory
- Moves everything from your inventory (the slots above your hot-bar) to the backpack
- Moves everything from your hot-bar to the backpack
- Sorts the backpack (condenses each stack of items and rearranges alphabetically according to the item’s name)
- Adds buttons to each category in the alternate GUI which quickly clears the items in the category of the respective button.
Crafting – Adds 9 slots to the alternate GUI, each of which can have 1 item in it. Whenever you pick up an item, each item in the backpack will check if it is also in a condenser slot, and if so, will try to be crafted into a condensed version. For example, if you have redstone in the condenser slot, and 64 redstone in your backpack, when you pick up an item you will now have 1 redstone and 7 blocks of redstone in your backpack. This upgrade will sort your backpack after it condenses an item. This upgrade works fine with the filter and restocking upgrades.
Damage Bar – This upgrades adds a damage bar to the backpack which reflects how full it is (in regards to it’s total capacity), meaning that you can simply glance down at the backpack to get a quick visual representation of how much space you have left.
Filter – Adds 9 slots to the alternate GUI, each of which can have 1 item in it. Whenever you pick up an item, if that item is also present in one of the filter slots the item will go directly into your backpack instead of just into your inventory. This upgrade works with the crafting and restocking upgrades.
Filter (Mod Specific) – Can be either applied on an empty slot, or it will replace the filter upgrade if it is already installed. Upgrades the filter so that it will not check for the exact item, but rather for any item from the mod that the item in the filter slot(s) is from. Groups vanilla Minecraft items together as a “mod” for this purpose.
Resupply – Adds 9 slots to the alternate GUI, each of which can have 1 item in it. This upgrade applies whenever you pick up an item. If the backpack contains the item that is present in any hopper upgrade slot (in the alternate GUI), the backpack will attempt to refill a stack of that item if it is present in your inventory. For example, putting cobble in the hopper slot will allow you to constantly have 1 stack of cobblestone in your hot-bar.
Nesting – Allows you to put as many backpacks of any previous tier as you want inside this backpack.
Renaming – This upgrade only appears if you have the config option “renaming update required” set to “true”. If you do, then this upgrade will add a bar in the alternate GUI where you can type in a new name for the backpack and then rename it (much like in an anvil). If the config option is set to false, this upgrade will be applied by default.
Eternity – Allows you to keep the backpack and all of it’s contents when you die. However, the upgrade will disappear after this, you will have to make and apply a new one if you want the upgrade again.
How to install:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- 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.