Copper and Archaeology Concept Addon


I really loved Minecraft Live 2020 earlier on in October, it was a great time! Especially with the announcement of the Caves and Cliffs update. But some things that fascinated me the most were the archaeology system and copper features that are coming. I thought they were really interesting, so I tried to somewhat recreate them with this addon! Hope you enjoy!

Our first new item is the Brush! This is the item you’ll need to get some of the new stuff. There’s two variants: the normal Brush and the Blue one. They both do the same thing but have different recipes.

To craft the blue one, you need two strings and a prismarine shard. To make the orange one you’ll need two strings and a Copper Ingot.

To obtain some copper, you have to look for Copper Ore underground. It’s not too rare so it should not be too troublesome to obtain some! When you get some ore, slide it into a furnace with some fuel and you’ll have a fresh Copper Ingot in no time!

So how does this work? Well as of current, you need to find scrap dirt or gravel deep underground. While they look identical to normal dirt and gravel, there’s a way to tell which is which! If you can’t mine the dirt/gravel, even with a good tool, that means it’s a scrap block. These scrap blocks are resistant to explosions so TNT might be a good way to find some! So, while holding a brush, simply just walk into the scrap block and it will break instantly, dropping something!

Below, you can find a table showing off the items that a scrap block can drop when broken with a brush:

Scrap blocks can offer you a new item: Ceramic Shards! The shards come in six types, each having a different look! These ceramic shards are useless right now but they look kind of cool.

Copper also has two other uses in this addon! The first one is to make a copper block, which can be made with 4 copper ingots. It has 4 different variants: normal, lightly weathered, semi-weathered and weathered. After an incredibly long amount of time, the blocks will change appearance to the next stage! If you want to go to the next stage immediately though, just put one of the types in a stonecutter to turn it into the next type of copper block:

You can also make 4 copper blocks into 4 cut copper blocks! In my opinion, they look much cooler then the normal type of copper block. They behave like the normal one does, will weather and change texture over time but you can immediately go to the next stage by putting it in a stonecutter!

Copper’s final use in this addon is to make another new item: the Spyglass! Normally this item is made with 2 copper ingots and an amethyst shard, but for now there are no amethysts in this addon so the shard is replaced with a glass block. While holding a spyglass, you get a bit of slowness effect which zooms your screen in a bit!

Remember to enable experimental gameplay!

*Added cut copper blocks.

*Added a sixth type of Ceramic Shard: the Brown Ceramic Shard.

*Added the Spyglass.

*Added a new “giveallitems” function command which gives you everything added by this addon.

*The normal copper block was retextured. The names of the different states were also changed from “Slightly Rusted” to “Slightly Weathered”, “Rusted” to “Semi-Weathered” and “Very Rusted” to “Weathered”.

*Copper Ore and Copper Ingots got retextured again.

*Normal copper block now only costs 4 copper ingots to make, instead of 9.

*After a very long time, the copper blocks now start to weather and change texture!

*Copper Ore is now able to generate at basically any underground level, and it now spawns in slightly bigger veins.

*Scrap Dirt and Scrap Gravel now look like normal dirt and gravel again because they looked too much like other 1.17 blocks.

*Scrap blocks no longer drop gunpowder and emerald blocks, but they can now drop emeralds, gold nuggets and brown ceramic shards if broken.

*All the new blocks added by this addon now have unique colours on maps.

*Added the copper block and it’s different states of rust.

*Updated textures of Copper Ingot and Copper Ore.

*Several changes to scrap dirt and scrap gravel:

* *Their textures were updated so you can distinguish them from normal gravel and dirt.

**You’re now able to obtain string, gunpowder and flint from them.

**Now they will sometimes drop nothing when destroyed,

**Both of them now spawn in lower quantities.

*Copper Ore now spawns at higher levels but in smaller veins.

*Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes crash after using a brush.

*Fixed some blurry textures with the items.


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