Rediscovered Mod 1.8/1.7.10 adds special hidden features to Minecraft. This mod adds in features to Minecraft that were originally in the code, but never implemented. You will find new blocks, traps, furniture, mobs, villagers, a new dimension, and even the Red Ender Dragon.

Rediscovered Mod

The purpose of this modification is to add in anything that has been unused, unimplemented, or removed from Minecraft’s files. It covers a wide variety of topics that could have made it into the vanilla game but sadly, did not.

There are many other neat new, albeit old, additions that come with this mod. While most of these have probably been scrapped for good, some may be added in later versions of the official game but until that happens, this mod seems to be your best bet for playing around with fun items that you may have never seen before.

Screenshots and Features:

Crying Obsidian

A block originally used to set your spawn point. It does not do anything in this mod yet but it will in the future.

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Old Sponge

A block originally used suck up water. It will absorb all water blocks within a 5x5x5 area. Not to be confused with the sponges added in 1.8, this sponge will not stop absorbing water. In this mod, they generate naturally in oceans in groups of 5-6 and will not suck up water until placed.

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Gears

These were an original idea to make blocks that produce a kind of electric current, but were replaced in favor of redstone. In this mod, they provide a redstone current to all blocks around them and will rotate.

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Lanterns

These were Notch’s idea of replacing torches. Originally, he would have made torches extinguish after a certain amount of time, and made lanterns a source of permanent light. Due to the overwhelming negative response, he decided not to implement them and keep things the way they were. In this mod, they provide a source of light and will emit light around a player if held in the hotbar.

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Dirt Slabs

These were the original slab. Notch used these to test how slabs would work before he added the wood and stone ones we have today.

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Tables, Chairs and Lecterns

These are pieces of furniture that at one point had sprites in Minecrafts files. Their original purpose is unknown.

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Locked Chest

The April Fools joke of 2011, these chests would ask you if you wish to go to the “Minecraft Store” in order to buy a key to open it. In this mod, it does the same, linking you to the April Fools Minecraft Store webpage.

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Spikes

These were an idea to be added to pistons in order to make them pull blocks before Jeb thought of sticky pistons. In this mod, they hurt the player when touched for 2 hearts of damage (4 times as much as cactus) and can be placed sideways. Perfect for traps.

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Scarecrow

An idea discussed by the Mojang team. Originally thought to attract monsters. In the mod, they attract zombies which will attempt to break the scarecrow. Passive mobs will try to avoid them.

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Quiver and Old Bow Mechanic

This was an unused sprite in Minecraft’s game files. It had no real purpose, but in this mod, when worn on the back like a chestplate it gives the player the ability to rapid-fire arrows like in the versions of Minecraft before Beta 1.8. It can also be crafted with armor to combine the protection of armor with the quiver rapid-fire mechanic.

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Leather-Chain Armor

Originally unused sprites in Minecraft, it is assumed that it would have given the player the protection of chain armor and leather armor combined. In this mod, it does just that. Crafted from combining a piece of leather armor and the respective piece of chainmail armor.

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Unused Potion Effects

There are a few potion effects in Minecraft that can only be obtained through commands. This mod makes them obtainable in survival mode. There is a Potion of Nausea (Awkward potion and Rotten Flesh in crafting), Potion of Slow Mining (Awkward Potion and Apple), and Potion of Blindness (Awkward Potion and Poisonous Potato). Splash potion versions can be made by combining each potion with gunpowder.

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Purple Arrow

These were originally shot by skeletons before Notch changed the texture to be wooden. In this mod they are shot by ranged pigmen and are purely aesthetic

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Unused and Removed Flowers

Roses (as many may know) used to be a flower that generated throughout the world, but was removed. Paeonias are flowers that appeared in a screenshot for the 1.7 “Flower” update, but never were implemented and instead Peony Bushes were. In this mod, both of these flowers are obtainable by shearing their respective bush. Shearing the bush will drop 1-3 of the respective flower and cause the bush to become a sheared version which will grow back its flowers over time.

From left to right: Paeonia, Peony Bush, Empty Peony Bush, Empty Rose Bush, Rose Bush, Rose

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Fish

These creatures were going to be added in the 2010 Halloween Update, but Notch never got around to it and only ended up adding the item. In this mod, you can find them swimming around in oceans and lakes. When killed, they drop one fish item. Can be used as a more aggressive way to fish or simply for an atmospheric detail.

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Undead Horses

These horses are still in the games code, but do nothing and can only be found by spawning them in. This mod revamps them to spawn at night, be hostile to the player, and attack living horses, If you plan on taming a horse, make sure to protect it from these monsters.

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Giants

Unused in Minecraft’s code, these can only be spawned in with commands. In this mod, they appear in the Sky Dimension (More further down) as hostile mobs. They drop 1-2 golden apples when killed and very rarely a super golden apple (the one made with gold blocks).

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Pigmen and Green Villager

Pigmen were originally going to inhabit the vanilla villages until someone at Mojang decided cavemen squidwards were better. The Green Villager is a default version of normal villagers and does not normally spawn. In this mod, Pigmen spawn in their own Pigmen villages in the Sky Dimension (more on that further down) and are holding a Green villager hostage! If you are able to get past the Pigmen guards, you can make EXCELLENT trades (They generally trade for rubies (see below), similar to how Villagers trade for emeralds.)

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Rana, Steve, Black Steve, and Beast Boy

Made by Dock who used to work at Mojang, these were random mobs that he added for god knows what reason. In this mod, one of each spawns in Pigmen villages in the Sky Dimension (More on that further down) and are all hostile except for Rana. Steve, Black Steve, and Beast Boy drop an assortment of items, from feathers, to gunpowder, to string, to very rarely flint and steel. Rana drops 1-2 apples

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Red Dragon

Mentioned by members of the Mojang team, this red version of the ender dragon would have spawned in the Overworld and would be tamable. In this mod, they spawn in the Sky Dimension in order to cause havoc and make it a bit more interesting (More on that below). They drop 1 Red Dragon egg which can be used to summon another dragon. For the future I have plans to make the hatched red dragon tamed.

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Ruby Ore

Ruby ore can be found throughout the overworld below level 32, about as rare as gold. The ore drops rubies (Fortune level applies) which can be used to trade with Pigmen in the Sky Dimension or make into Ruby Blocks. (Ruby tools were never confirmed by anyone at Mojang, therefore they will not be added to this mod. Though the rubies in this mod are Ore Dictionary compatible, meaning if another mod adds ruby tools, you can make them out of the rubies from this mod if you wish.)

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Cherry Trees

Cherry Trees were mentioned to be added in the 1.7 “World-Changing” Update, but never were. In this mod, Cherry trees generate in the Sky Dimension.

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Sky Dimension

A land full of mystery and wonder! This dimension was being played around with by Notch, before scrapping it and reusing the code to make The End. It was rumored that Jeb would be continuing work on it, but he has said that there are currently no plans to reimplement it. Originally, Notch wanted the Sky Dimension to be a sort of “Dream World” and that you would randomly be sent there when you sleep. You would then obtain an item that would allow you to go there at any time. In this mod, the Sky Dimension does all this and more.

There is a random chance when you sleep in a bed (changeable in the config) that you will be sent to the Sky Dimension. When you do, you will appear in a small house with a bed, chair, table, and fireplace. Once in the dimension, you can sleep or fall off the edge to return to the bed you slept at in the overworld. But you probably don’t want to do this on your first visit. Try to find a pigmen village. If you do and manage to fight your way to a loot chest hidden within it, you can find a Dream Pillow.

Be warned though: Giants and Red dragons spawn throughout the Sky Dimension to hunt you down. It is not as safe a place as it may seem.

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Requires:

Minecraft Forge

How to install:

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge.
  2. Locate the minecraft application folder.
    • On windows open Run from the start menu, type %appdata% 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.
  3. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder.
  4. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.

Rediscovered Mod 1.8/1.7.10 Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.6.4

Download from Server 1

For Minecraft 1.7.2

Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

For Minecraft 1.7.10

Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

For Minecraft 1.8.0

Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

For Minecraft 1.8.8

Download from Server 1Download from Server 2