Gamemode 4

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What is Gamemode 4?

Gamemode 4 is a collection of Minecraft datapacks to enhance the vanilla survival experience. Gamemode 4 has added varying levels of content from simple ideas such as Bat Grenades to fully fleshed mechanics such as Zauber Cauldrons. These additions are named modules because of their modular nature. It is encouraged to mix and match modules to create your own custom experience.

Who Created Gamemode 4?

Created in 2014, Gamemode 4 was started by Sparks. He has said:

"I was inspired by the new command blocks and their potential for making cool stuff and since I was doing a lot of YouTube at the time I thought it would make a nice showcase series that the community could get involved with too."

. Various other contributors to the project have submitted modules or worked directly with Sparks. This has now been expanded with the addition of other core developers Bloo___ and SpecialBuilder32.

Solo Project Examples

Zauber Cauldrons by Bloo__

Mob Conversion by Torbray

How to install Gamemode 4?

To install Gamemode 4 modules onto your server or single player world, download the datapack from the Gamemode 4 website and insert the datapack zip folder into the datapacks folder in the world you wish to install the module on. For more information on how to install datapacks, see the video below.

Watch on YouTube

A Brief timeline of Gamemode 4

Gamemode 4 has gone through several iterations with each Minecraft update, from version 1.8 to version 1.13.

1.8 Minecraft

"One Click" installation, MC Edit schematics and world downloads are all common. This lasted from 2014 until 2016 with the 1.9 Combat Update.

1.9 to 1.12 Minecraft

"One Click" installation is the officially supported method. This lasted from 2016 until 2018 with the 1.13 Update Aquatic changing command via the introduction of the datapack system.

1.13 Minecraft to Present

Datapacks are the officially supported method. This has lasted from the 2018, 1.13 update, until present day.