Do you often get lost in Minecraft and the Minecraft Map and compass just doesn’t cut it anymore? Then you might need a wonderful Minimap mod!
Xaero’s Minimap mod is a Minecraft modification that adds a simple yet highly functional minimap at the side of your screen while maintaining the wonderful vanilla feel. Created by username xaero96, the mod is the very first rotating square map in Minecraft and has many other features to suit your exploration and navigating needs.
What the Mod Offers
As with other Minimap mods, this one has tons of feature. However, Xaero’s Minimap boasts to have smoother performance and the aesthetic feel and look of vanilla Minecraft.
Modes for Balance and Style
Some mini-map mods are game-breaking as it destroys the balance and removes the challenge of exploration. However, this mod features a Fair-Play mode that does not display entities and cave maps which is suitable for PVP servers. The mod also has 2 color modes depending on the style you want.
Item Binding for the UI
Having the minimap UI display at the very beginning of the game is a little bit OP. But with Xaero’s Minimap, you can bind the minimap display into an item – displaying only when the chosen item is held. A perfect bind for the compass!
This wonderful minimap mod has many toggle options like locking the position of the map so it won’t rotate, display chunk grid and slime chinks, and many more. You can even change and adjust the mobs that can be displayed in the map, as well as show or hide other players.
Deathpoints and Waypoints
If you want more guide in navigating, you might want to add some waypoint for your character to follow. Similarly, deathpoints are automatic waypoints that are created upon the character’s death. Useful when trying to recover that precious diamond sword!
The mod is designed with compatibility in mind. Hence, the mod has a very useful Edit Mode which allows the users to adjust the minimap’s UI however they desire – making it compatible with almost all UI changing mods.Xaero’s Minimap Mod Showcase
How to Install Xaero’s Minimap Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5
This useful mod requires Minecraft Forge to be installed.
Just as with most of the mods, the Xaero’s Minimap Mod for Minecraft 1.13 uses the standard installation procedure.
- Download the mod, download buttons are below.
- Grab the downloaded file.
- Drop and place the downloaded file in the mods folder inside Minecraft’s directory (%appdata%/.minecraft/mods).
- Play Minecraft with the latest Forge version.
- Have fun!
Should You Install Xaero’s Minimap Mod?
There are many mini-map mods that offer the same thing. And although it all comes down to preferences, the Xaero’s Minimap does offer what it sets out to offer – A minimap that looks and feels like vanilla Minecraft. In fact, there are many instances where we thought that it’s a built-in Minecraft function and forget that it is a mod. The mod is very user friendly and the additional Fair-Play mode provides a nice balance in servers where knowing the location of other players is crucial and unfair.