The mapping system in Minecraft isn’t exactly a bad one, but it’s so simplistic that many people wouldn’t call it good either. For one, you need to get your hands on a few items before you can make a map, and when you’re just starting off in Minecraft you probably don’t have all of the necessary things from the get go. Vanilla maps are also lacking when it comes to just about every aspect – the only thing they do well is point you to where copies of a held map have been planted in a frame and posted on a wall. It’s no wonder people look for tools like Rei’s Minimap mod.
Rei’s Minimap mod features faster processing than you might see in a handful of other minimap mods. This allows the minimap to be drawn quickly and without slowing down Minecraft, which isn’t the case with all minimap mods. Additionally, Rei’s Minimap keeps track of elevation levels and makes mapping out caves easy. Some minimaps won’t tell you anything about your height in the world, so they are pretty much useless for mapping out anything under the ground, in the water or in an alternate dimension, like the Nether. This is a solid mod.
There are other cool features in Rei’s Minimap mod which you don’t get from other map mods too. The map will actually mark and designate any chunks where it would be possible for slime mobs to spawn. This is great for anyone who wants to keep horses and needs a lead to tie them to posts, as well as anyone who wants to make slime blocks and integrate them into their construction in some way. It’s a nice feature that doesn’t break the game in any way – it just makes it easier for you to track down vital resources by telling you where to look in the first place.
Another nice touch is that Rei’s Minimap mod will automatically assign colors to the map based on the colors of the objects in your world. If you’re using a resource pack which turns all the green grass in Minecraft to a purple color, for example, then all the grass on the minimap will appropriately be purple, not green. This automatic detection of colors can be kind of buggy for textures which feature more than one color, but it’s still functional enough that your minimap will look like it actually shows your world, rather than some other place where everything is a different color.
Note: Rei’s Minimap Mod is renamed in Voxelmap mod.
How to Install Rei’s Minimap Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5
- Make sure you have already installed LiteLoader mod.
- 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 Rei’s Minimap Mod into your Mods folder. If you don’t have one, create it now.
- That was all, enjoy!