From the Ground Up is quite a clever mod that implements the concept of research into Minecraft. If you’ve played strategy games before then you know that a lot of in-game features require research before they can be unlocked. For example, before you can unlock better weapons for your troops, you’ll need to research the appropriate things. The From the Ground Up mod implements similar features into Minecraft and, while this might sound a bit tedious on paper since it slows down progression a little bit, it’s actually a nice feature that makes the game feel more rewarding and satisfying to progress through.
The From the Ground Up mod basically ties all vanilla Minecraft items to various kinds of technologies and makes it so that you can’t craft these items before you’ve researched their respective technologies. The mod’s actually been inspired by Thaumcraft so you might notice quite a few similarities between these two mods if you’ve used Thaumcraft before. As for the research itself, it takes place in the form of puzzles so, as long as your creative juices are flowing, you’ll have no trouble researching new technologies and progressing further into the game.
The From the Ground Up map also comes with an incredibly useful research book will keep track of all the technologies you’ve researched and will also tell you what you’re supposed to research next. Although there’s a lot to like about From the Ground Up, one thing in this mod that we aren’t particularly fond of is the fact that there isn’t any helpful resource through which players can learn how to solve the research puzzles. Due to the lack of information, you’ll need to figure out the puzzles entirely by yourself but, thankfully, this isn’t that big of an issue since the puzzles aren’t that complex so you’ll probably able to solve them by yourself as long as you keep trying.
From the Ground Up Mod Recipes
How to install From the Ground Up Mod?
- Download and install the recommended Minecraft Forge for your Minecraft version.
- Download the latest mod version for your Minecraft version.
- Put the .jar file into the mods folder of your Minecraft installation.
Download Links for From the Ground Up Mod
for Minecraft 1.11.2
for Minecraft 1.10.2
Credit: HeroWorkbrine – Original Thread on CursForge