Unless you’re playing on Creative or Peaceful mode, food is kind of a big deal in Minecraft. On standard Survival mode, you need to eat enough food to keep your hunger bar full or else you won’t naturally regenerate health. You’ll also actually lose health if you don’t eat, up to a point. This can be downright fatal on Hardcore mode, where many players have starved to death during their first night, before they could secure a food source. The Hunger Strike mod is perfect for people who are sick and tired of stuffing their faces just to stay alive.
While the Hunger Strike mod doesn’t totally do away with the food bar, that’s actually a good thing when you realize what it does do, specifically. By keeping the bar locked at half capacity, players are still able to spring and move quickly, but the natural HP regeneration is disabled. Instead of waiting for it to refill slowly, players can restore lost health in seconds by eating food like normal. Some special effects, like hunger and regeneration, can shrink or expand the size of the hunger bar, which could turn off sprinting or turn on natural regeneration, depending on the direction.
Basically, you’ll get half as many health points as the number of hunger points a food item would normally give you. If you eat a cooked pork chop, which would normally give back 4 hunger points, it will restore 2 full hearts of health instead. Cookies, which give only a single food point, will restore an equally measly half a heart. This means food items like rabbit stew, which would normally max out your food bar in one feeding, are now the strongest healing potions in the game. It takes a little getting used to, but the Hunger Strike mod makes Minecraft play like a significantly different game. It’s not bad.
How to Install Hunger Strike Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5
- Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge.
- Open Minecraft launcher then select Forge profile.
- Find your .minecraft application folder:
On Windows, open Run from the start menu, type
%appdata%\.minecraft\and click Run. On Mac, open Finder, hold down ALT and click Go then Library in the top menu bar. Open the folder Application Support and look for minecraft.
- Place Hunger Strike Mod into your Mods folder. If you don’t have one, create it now.
- That was all, enjoy!