RLCraft is a free Minecraft mod developed by the community. The mod requires you to own the Java edition of Minecraft for your computer. Additionally, you’ll need Minecraft Forge with the 1.12.2 update.
The mod makes the simple and fun game of Minecraft more realistic. To ensure your game runs smoothly you’ll need the Optifine mod. If you prefer a more relaxed game the Pixelmon mod is a fun alternative. However, for more challenging options the Curseforge launcher provides plenty of difficulties.
RLCraft is a mod for the Java edition of Minecraft, requiring you to already own the game. Additionally, you’ll need to download the Forge API which allows mods to run on Minecraft. RLCraft runs on version 1.12.2, which lacks many world updates such as enhanced caves and an expanded Nether.
Useable in multiplayer
RLCraft takes a bit of work to function in multiplayer with. You’ll need to follow a guide to set up your own server and install the mods.
Due to the many new features and changes that RLCraft introduces, the game is more difficult. As you watch your health bar and encounter the new mobs, you’ll need to think tactically. Proper preparation before venturing out may mean the difference between life and death.
RLCraft is based on the idea of adding realism to the world of Minecraft, hence the RL in its name. The mod adds a new mechanic requiring you to drink water unless you want to die of thirst. Additionally, you’ll no longer heal from having a full hunger bar and have to ensure you don’t freeze in cold weather.
Installing the RLCraft mod is a quick and easy process. Installing the file manually requires you to place it in the mods folder with any other mods you have. Additionally, you can install Curseforge launcher to ensure the mod stays up to date.
Evolving the game
RLCraft is a great way to enhance and change the way you play Minecraft. With new mobs, tools, and weapons there's a lot to discover. However, managing the thirst bar or attempting to heal from food is no longer an option.