A new addition to the incredibly long list of Minecraft mods, Macaw’s Furniture adds over one hundred and fifty new pieces of furnishing to the game. This mod is the first completely overhauled version of the game’s furniture, and it brings a wealth of new items into the game that players won’t see just from going out and buying them. The best thing about this mod, however, is that it actually has some major positive effects on the way that the game is played!
If you’ve played Vanilla Minecraft before, then you know that while the furnishing is great, the block placement is terrible! You can place every single kind of block in every single corner of the map, so you get the look of a giant house made out of giant blocks, but it just doesn’t work! That’s what makes this mod so much fun: it lets you place the blocks where you want, and also lets you customize the block graphics by switching between a few pre-made images or designing your own. In fact, if you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own unique pictures for your furnishing blocks!
There are three main sets of furniture in this mod, and they all have their own unique style. The first set, The Arborist’s Furniture, is modeled after the real antique furniture from yesteryear, including such furniture from America’s West Coast or Europe’s Holy Land. It comes with four new types of woodblock, including oak, maple, pine, and cherry. The two other sets, The Renaissance Furniture and The Classic Furniture, basically take their design cues from the period when furniture was extremely popular, around the 1400s.
The most exciting thing about this mod is that it overhauls both the block models and the textures of the vanilla game, meaning that your furniture will be more detailed than anything that’s been done yet! The result is a blocksy feel, similar to the texture of cobblestone streets. It adds a nice touch to the environment, and it is very pleasant to look at!
The two types of furniture items are very basic: dining tables and chairs, and wardrobes. But don’t let that fool you – the furniture is actually quite decorative, and each item in the set comes in a beautiful wood finish. This is a great addition to any home, and you can use it in any room – especially if you add some vintage touches. You’ll find that the furniture items are not just functional – they are also very decorative, with lovely wooden finishes. So you should be able to match them up with existing furniture – or paint a new wall to coordinate with the bedroom for example.
As for the actual game itself, it is very enjoyable! The story is about a boy who has to rescue his friends and defeat a big enemy on his way. While playing, you’ll meet some new people too and explore a large number of randomly generated rooms. The music is quite nice too and can blend well with the game’s theme music. The graphics were left as they were originally, but I personally preferred the slightly thicker colors and less detailed backgrounds – I think they did a good job on it!