Ever want to sort through your books, but don't know how without tediously looking through every one of them? Do you ever wish sending mail in minecraft felt a little bit more genuine? Do you like to assign your own lore to various objects and write stories in the game, but get thrown off by how monotonous the books are?
The Chronicle datapack is a Lightweight Datapack that simply adds in the small chance for Librarians to sell a handful of new trades. At level 1, your librarians will trade you one written book, and one dye, and will dye that written book for you; level 1 librarians also have a chance to trade for various Scrolls, and even Letters. When your librarians reach level 4, however, they can potentially unlock any of the special Tomes, or gold scrolls.
These books function exactly like a Book & Quill, and, when signed, look like dyed enchanted books! This is because I figured I would rather give users the option to use a nice book & "tied" book texture, rather than having only a book & quill texture (not very usable) or the book texture. Functionally, though, again! These are just retextures of the Book & Quill & Written Books, sold by villagers, completely vanilla.
Download & Installation:
As the Chronicle pack is actually a datapack and resource pack, there are two files the user must download,
Once this has been finished, keep in mind that as a datapack, these books show up per-world. If you’re running a single-player world or if the server you wish to host Chronicle on is Yours, you won’t have to worry one bit, but if you want to get these books on a server that belongs to someone else, you won’t be able to without asking the owners/managers of that server. However, if you have access to the files of your single-player world / multi-player server, follow this simple installation process:
- Go to your .minecraft folder.
- Open .minecraft/saves/
- Select the world you wish to install the datapack in.
- Drop “resources.zip” into .minecraft/saves/[YOUR WORLD NAME]/
- Go to .minecraft/saves/[YOUR WORLD NAME]/datapacks
- If the folder “datapacks” does not exist, create one.
- Drop “chronicle.zip” into .minecraft/saves/[YOUR WORLD NAME]/datapacks/
And that’s the entire process! If you’re running a server, you may need to do a restart, but otherwise everything should be ready to go.
Credit & Usage:
If you feature this content in a video of yours, or use it on a server, please credit me accordingly via linking to either the download page at Minecraft Forums, or to my twitter account.