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This word is capable of great pain and also great pleasure.
It strikes fear into the hearts of most that have been faced with it.
To some (mainly physics teachers), it brings joy.
If you’ve had emotionally distressing experiences with physics like I have, just know that physics in Minecraft will be nothing like that.
Take a deep breath and relax, because we’re going through some physics mods to alter your Minecraft worlds.
10. Realistic Explosion Physics
Supported Versions: 1.14, 1.16
I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a menace when it comes to Minecraft.
There’s nothing I love more than blowing things up.
This is why I love Realistic Explosion Physics. Instead of the blocks simply disappearing when blown up, this mod sends them flying in all different directions.
It’s beautiful, really.
You’ll feel like you’re in an action movie when you blow something up and walk away from the blocks flying everywhere behind you.
9. Timber Mod
Supported Versions: 1.16-1.17
Skyblock lovers may argue that maybe Minecraft shouldn’t have super-realistic physics.
Honestly understandable, given that the entire foundation of their house is a floating island.
I think most people can agree that physics would be useful for one thing in particular: trees.
And this Timber mod allows trees to timber, which saves everyone a lot of time.
What do you lose by downloading this mod? Personally, I can’t think of a single thing.
On the other hand, not downloading this mod will cost you blood, sweat, and tears anytime you want to build a little wooden house.
8. Gliby’s Physics
Supported Versions: 1.8, 1.12
This handy mod adds physics to blocks.
It uses the same physics engine that games such as GTA use, so you’ll certainly feel the difference between this and vanilla Minecraft!
Gilby’s Physics also comes with Gilby’s physics tools.
These tools will let you play with the physics of blocks in various fun ways. So there’s lots of room to customize this for whatever playstyle you want.
7. Water Physics Overhaul
Supported Versions: 1.16
Water in Minecraft isn’t made of one oxygen molecule and two hydrogen molecules.
We know this because water does not act the way water is supposed to behave. I’m telling you, it’s made up of some magical element only known to witches.
Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if every ocean in the game came from cauldrons.
Well this mod overhauls the strangeness of vanilla Minecraft’s water, and replaces it with realism – or at least as much realism as you’re going to get in a game where chunks of grass can levitate.
With this installed, water loses its property of magically creating more of itself.
The Californians won’t like this one.
Supported Versions: 1.7
Good old quantum physics.
The branch of physics that everyone loves talking about, but no one actually understands.
Lucky for you, qCraft is here to teach you some of the basic principles of quantum physics.
And there’s no better way to learn than through experience and analogies – good thing this mod gives you both!
When I say “analogies”, I don’t mean verbal analogies. This mod definitely doesn’t add a physics professor to the game that lectures at you for 3 hours about quantum physics.
That kind of thing is going to cost you thousands of dollars!
No, this mod teaches you the principles of quantum physics through blocks and items.
And the best part? It won’t leave you in debt!
5. Realistic Block Physics
Supported Versions: 1.14-1.16
Skyblock players may have been cool with Timber Mod, but they’re going to hate this one.
Realistic Block Physics gives each block its own properties, such as mass, ability to support other blocks, and fragility.
If you thought this would only make building harder, you’re in for a nasty surprise.
Well, it actually won’t be a surprise anymore since I’m about to spoil it…
But like most spoiled things, it’ll still be nasty.
Cave exploration is about to get a whole lot riskier.
If you’re the type of person that’s constantly worried about the sky falling on them, add cave ceilings to your list of fears!
4. Up And Down And All Around
Supported Versions: 1.10-1.12
If you suffer from headaches, this mod is not for you.
If you don’t suffer from headaches, this mod will change that.
If you’re emotionally stable, this mod will also change that, because you’ll be experiencing some crazy ups and downs!
Up And Down And All Around changes the very foundations of your Minecraft world – literally!
“Ground” is now arbitrary, since everywhere is ground. If you’re Isaac Newton, this mod is also not for you – because honey, this mod messes with gravity.
Gravity Controllers allow you to change your direction of gravity to the different directions: up, down, and all around (and by “all around”, I mean the cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west).
If you’re chaotic evil, gravity generators allow you to change the gravity of players in that area.
If you’re like Kanye West and your last name is a cardinal direction, this mod also probably isn’t for you, because it may seriously mess with your sense of identity.
You might just end up with “directional dysphoria” which isn’t an actual disorder… yet.
3. Velocity Based Damage
Supported Versions: 1.16
Better start hitting the running tracks because with Velocity Based Damage, speed is power.
The faster you go, the harder you punch.
But be careful: the faster your enemies go, the harder they can punch too!
This mod doesn’t apply to projectiles, so there’s no need to worry about skeletons and drowned being insanely powerful.
2. Physics Mod
Supported Versions: 1.16-1.17
It shouldn’t surprise you that the best physics mod for Minecraft is literally just called “Physics Mod.”
And yes, this really is the ultimate physics mod, adding physics to mobs, items, and blocks.
It’s highly customizable too, so you don’t need a NASA computer to run it.
Simply open the settings and enable the parts you want your physics to be applied to, and disable the rest.
Physics has never been so easy!
1. Ampz (Voltz for 1.16)
Supported Versions: 1.7, 1.12, 1.16
Are you a fan of electricity?
You’re reading this article about a game that uses electricity, and you’re reading it via a device that uses electricity, so you’ve gotta be.
And if you want to get into the geekier side of electricity, Ampz is the modpack for you.
It adds plenty of interesting features such as realistic power generation, realistic electricity, solar panels, radiation, and so much more!
This modpack will show you that physics doesn’t just exist in the classroom. It exists everywhere.
Oh my god, I’m becoming my high school physics teacher.