Hal’s Exploration mod is a big, fan-made Minecraft project in the works from creator HalbeargameZ, which is about a steampunky take on exploration, and will take players to “many dimensions which have unique abilities”. The mod’s been in the pipeline for a year or so, and it doesn’t look like its final launch will be for a good while yet, but the modder has just posted some exciting updates on how it’s coming along, so we’ve got a good idea of the upcoming mod’s tech.
First up, HalbeargameZ has posted a look at one of the upcoming Minecraft mod’s key bits of kit: a “steampunk steam engine!” That is, a power generator in a steampunky style, used to power all vehicles in the mod, which – along with some other machines – players will have to craft, as they’re how you’ll get to different places. That’s right – there won’t be any portals to use in the mod.
This engine is the “power source for the transporter it’s connected to,” the creator explains in the post comments, adding that the “transporter has access to a few dimensions depending on the tier of computer it’s connected to”.