RedPlusPlus (not to be confused with the different RedstonePlusPlus) is a mod that focuses on adding vanilla-style enhancements to your redstone work. It's an update of my older Red+ mod for 1.7.10, with the following focus:
Update to 1.12! Even when Red+ was released, 1.7.10 was already becoming obsolete. Time to have a modern mod!
Simplify! While Red+ aimed to have vanilla-style additions, it also added quite a few things that would seem very modded (block breakers, placers, quartz golems, etc.). With RedPlusPlus, I've added fewer features, but focused on making sure they fit the vanilla theme. Everything in this mod, except the easter eggs, are things I could see being added to a future vanilla Minecraft version -- and that's how it should be!
Utility! Red+ had some features that were a bit useless, like glass buttons or golden doors. I've aimed to make sure every feature of RedPlusPlus has a utility, because redstone is all about functionality!
With that said, here are the features of RedPlusPlus:
New Blocks & Items:
Right-click to cycle through numbers 0-15; emits a redstone signal equal to its displayed number.
To unlock recipe... Obtain a comparator
Emits light with brightness equal to its highest redstone input.
To unlock recipe... Obtain Nether quartz
Right-click a directional block with this to rotate it so it faces where you clicked. If you click the front of a block, it will flip to face the opposite direction.
To unlock recipe... Obtain redstone
Produces a 1-redstone-tick (2-game-tick) redstone output when pressed. Can be pressed repeatedly and quickly by holding right-click/Use Item button.
To unlock recipe... Obtain a gold nugget
Player Pressure Plate
A pressure plate that can only be activated by players.
To unlock recipe... Obtain a diamond
Right-click any block with this to get its indirect power level. Useful for debugging redstone devices.
To unlock recipe... Obtain a redstone wrench.
Trapped Shulker Boxes
Just like a shulker box, but emit redstone when opened like a trapped chest. Strength is equal to the number of players looking in the box; will power strongly through the block it's attached to, weakly in the other 5 directions.
To unlock recipes... Obtain a purple shulker box and a comparator (not necessarily at the same time)
Heavy & Light Smart Plates
Act like heavy and light pressure plates, but count individual items in a stack rather than counting item stacks as a single entity.
To unlock recipes... Obtain a comparator
They're three secrets!
To unlock recipes... Two can be unlocked if you do certain, secret things. One can't be unlocked in the recipe book, but can be crafted manually if you figure out the recipe
Lava pushes mobs like water; great for Nether farm transport.
Dispensers will plant crops/seeds/saplings if faced into a suitable planting block (dirt, farmland, soul sand, etc. depending on crop)
Dispensers with wrenches will rotate the block they face around the axis they face.
Dispensers will place gravity blocks in the world (sand, gravel, anvils, concrete powder, etc.)
The secret things are secret because they don't quite fit with the mod's theme; two can be unlocked in survival Minecraft if you do things right, one can't, and none of them are in the Creative menu. The one that can't be unlocked can still be crafted (as long as your doLimitedCrafting gamerule isn't turned on), so if you can figure out the recipe, you've got something new