SYWT: View world ore distribution – eiHort / X-Ray

Here goes another installment of So You Want To: !

Today i’ll talk about how to view the distribution of ore in Your worlds. If You followed the guide i posted in my last SYWT  i’m sure You’ll have a use to “see underground”. Of course without resorting to any in-game x-ray hacks !

I recommend either Minecraft X-Ray by ApocalypTech or eiHort by Iloigor which both are standalone 3D world viewers to be used for this task:

X-Ray:

  • Download the archive from the ApocalypTech Site
  • Extract to a folder of Your choice
  • If You’re on vanilla minecraft start minecraft_xray.exe
  • If You want to see ores and stones added by Tekkit download and extract my modified config files to Your %APPDATA%\.minecraft_xray folder. I’ve added definitions and textures (by Sphax) for ore, stones and rubber-tree blocks  introduced by IC2, RP2, NetherOres and Forestry. Those files will work with the Tekkit 3.1.x release
  • Configure X-Ray the way You want. Press (Y) for a keyboard reference, (`) to choose which blocks to put on the highlight hotbuttons (F1)-(F10).

eiHort:

  • Download the archive from the Minecraft Forums
  • Extract to a folder of Your choice
  • If You’re on vanilla minecraft start eihort.exe
  • If You want to see ores and stones added by Tekkit download and extract my modified config files to the folder eihort.exe is in. Overwrite if asked. I’ve added definitions and textures (by Sphax) for ore and stones introduced by IC2 and RP2 but could not get Forestry ore’s to correctly show up. Those files will work with the Tekkit 3.1.x release.
  • To highlight Tekkit ores click “Extra Options“. Change block lighting by pressing (L)
  • If You want to open a specific world-file start eihort like so: “eihort.exe path\to\folder-of-the-world-level.dat

 

Needless to say: This can be used for Singleplayer saved worlds as well as worlds on Your server eliminating any reasons to NOT block any ZombeMod or other in-game XRay tool ;)