Finder Compass Mod 1.11.2, 1.10.2, 1.9.4 allow you to take your standard compass into your hand and use it to swap between settings. Each setting can feature different needles, pointing at awesome things like diamonds, strongholds, the nearest mob spawner, etc. It adds extra needles to help you find strongholds, diamonds, mob spawners or any other ores. There are 3 modes to set the compass: Adventuring, Shiny Stones, and Working Man’s Mineables; each able to find different things. If the server you are on has it enabled, it might be an Item you have to craft first. The recipe is a compass in middle, with diamonds at the sides (left, right, top, bottom).
Diamonds within a certain range and in your height region appear on your standard compass. If there are multiple, it always points to the closest one.
It will by default _not_ point to diamonds “above the ceiling” or “below the floor”. If you really want to clean out an area, you have to run through it in different heights. For performance reasons any scanning only occurs once a second. Scanning is multithreaded and should not lag your Minecraft.
Dungeon Finding Needle. Unlike the Diamond Scan, this will only run every 15 seconds. Also different: It checks a lot more space below and above you. The green Needle will then point you toward the coordinates of the Mob Spawner inside the dungeon. Once you are at the coordinates (but wrong height), the needle will point up or down, indicating whether the dungeon is above or below you.
Note Dungeons and Strongholds are so rare you might just not be in range of one.
Tutorial, ONLY MCPATCHER VERSION:
- Extract archive into .minecraft folder
- Run mcpatcher, select Finder Compass from List
- (Important: If it’s not in the List immediatly upon launching you screwed up step 1. Repeat!)
- Adjust config file in .minecraft folder as you need
Tutorial, FOR MODLOADER VERSION:
- Extract archive into .minecraft folder. Thats it!
- You can add your own searchable materials and needle colors.
- Read the included textfile.