People are always looking for ways to improve Minecraft’s terrible vanilla mapping system. Sure, those little square bits of paper work, but the fact you need to actually craft a map before you can start keeping track of your surroundings is just frustrating. How many times have you died in Hardcore while running around, only to find you don’t know how to get back to your home where all your nice food and equipment is stored? It happens. The Voxelmap mod features a small minimap which you can use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in or out on to see all kinds of details about your surroundings.
The Voxelmap mod features a waypoint system which you can easily manage and manipulate by just right-clicking on the minimap itself. Waypoints can be set for your home, the dungeon where you farm items, the mineshaft you’ve been looting, really wherever you want. Then you can follow colored markers on your minimap to find those places again, which makes getting lost pretty much impossible with Voxelmap installed. But this isn’t even the best part of the package. Lots of minimap mods feature a waypoint system, but Voxelmap does something all of them fail to do.
With the Voxelmap mod installed, you can see a map for the entirety of your world before you go to explore a single step of it. This feature is very buggy in multiplayer servers where different players can make changes to the world at the same time, so don’t expect it to work there. But how much easier would Minecraft be if all the dungeons, villages and temples were outlined on a map for you right from the time you created the world? This feature will take some time to load and work when rendering new worlds, so expect that startup process to take a little longer if you use Voxelmap.
It’s important to note that Voxelmap was designed to work with LiteLoader. That doesn’t mean the mod is incompatible with all Forge mods, but it does open the doors for some conflicts there. If you’re already a dedicated user of LiteLoader then you don’t really need to worry about this. Also, since most LIteLoader mods are inherently compatible with Forge mods, this tiny problem isn’t even going to be a tiny problem for most people who use Voxelmap. If you do run into issues, take a look at any other mods you might be using.
How to Install Voxelmap Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5
- Make sure you have already installed Forge 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 Voxelmap Mod into your Mods folder. If you don’t have one, create it now.
- That was all, enjoy!