In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the god of the sea. In God of War 3, Poseidon is killed by Kratos. In Minecraft, Poseidon has nothing to do with anything. But, you can still be a master of the Minecraftia waterways nonetheless thanks to the Finite Liquid Mod!
The Finite Liquid mod, currently in its second version, maintains the infinite supply of Minecraft ocean water but creates finite amounts of liquid, whether it be lava or water, everywhere else. More importantly, it completely alters the physics of it as well.
We’ve picked out three videos which showcase the neat little mod (created by DJoslin), the first of which presents some basic uses of water and the pump/pipe system and ends with the creation of a total tsunami. No more source water blocks wherever you want (although you can create the old school water source blocks by mixing gold and redstone into the new water)!
The piping system is very slow, especially when it comes to transporting large amounts of water, but the potential creative uses for it are limitless and it would sure help in building some very neat water/lava systems for castles and cities.
The next two videos, from the creator himself, show the capabilities of both version 1 and 2 of the mod. Don’t worry, the beats get a little better in part 2. You can skip version 1 if you want to get right to the good stuff. V2 lets players create heating irons, using iron blocks with fire and/or lava which can actually evaporate water.
You’ll definitely want to see the scene in the last video where DJoslin uses lava to quickly burn down a cotton dam, letting the floodgates in as the ocean water pours into a massive cave. Needless to say, the water physics work drastically better than in the stock Minecraft beta and this should be a mod Notch and company look to implement after the 1.6 update.
Is the finite liquid mod something you could make use of in Minecraft? I already have some ideas for it…
If you’re interested in Finite Liquid, head here for details and to download it.
Minecraft exits beta status on November 11, 2011 and the 90-minute Minecraft demo is available now.
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