Fun Ores by SilentChaos512

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The main point of this mod is to add metal ores that will be needed by other mods eventually, so that these ores will already be in your world when you add a mod that needs them! No need to hunt for new chunks. Every ore is highly configurable and can be disabled individually.

The current metal ores are: copper, tin, silver, lead, nickel, platinum, aluminium, and zinc.

Since I was already making a mod about ores, I decided to make ores that drop meat as well! Who doesn’t want to eat porkchops they dug out of the ground, right? These ores also drop other items from their relevant animal, such as leather and wool. The drops are even configurable! They are moderately rare by default.

And there are also ores that correspond to hostile mobs! Like meat ores, they are moderately rare and have configurable drops. By default, the Enderman ore drops Ender Shards instead of Ender Pearls. Four Shards can be crafted into one Pearl.

The Metal Furnace is like an upgraded vanilla furnace. It cooks most items faster and with less fuel, except for ores. Ores take longer to smelt and use more fuel, but you get a random number of bonus nuggets in addition to an ingot! This will work for any ore that has a smelting recipe and is registered in the ore dictionary along with a corresponding ingot and nugget. For example, an ore registered as “oreCopper” smelts into “ingotCopper” and some mod also adds a “nuggetCopper”. The nugget doesn’t even need to be from the same mod!

As seen above, Fun Ores adds an iron nugget, so you get a bonus from smelting iron.