Realistic Minecraft Physics Mod
By Nathan Young
Players looking to strive for realism in Minecraft may have played around with mods to achieve that goal. Whether a new survival system is added or shaders are used, there are lots of opportunities to create a realistic experience. However, the Physics Mod for Forge and Fabric is a must have for anyone wanting to enjoy this type of gameplay. This introduces a wide variety of mechanisms to Minecraft, such as broken blocks being accurately displayed and mobs having ragdoll effects. These and other features can be customized in your image, as there are tons of configurable settings in the main menu. This mod is a client-sided addon, meaning you can use it on almost any Minecraft server. Setting this up and using it is extremely easy, but may confuse newcomers to the modding scene. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use the Physics Mod for MInecraft.
How to Download
- Navigate to Physics Mod on CurseForge, then click
Filesnear the top.
- Locate your desired
Game Versionfor this modification in the list.
- Once found, press the three vertical dots on the right and click
- Save this somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
- Fabric Only: Repeat this process for the Fabric API dependency mod.
Alternatively, you may download this modification from their official website for the latest version(s) of it. This also provides you the means to purchase the premium edition of it too, granting you more in-game features to enjoy. Due to this, we’ll only be focusing on the standard mechanisms from the Physics Mod to showcase them to you.
Before anything, you and others alike must install Forge or Fabric on the Minecraft launcher. This is required to use the Physics Mod, making it important to accomplish. After doing this, follow along below to install the main modification on your client.
- Open your Minecraft launcher and click the
Installationsoption near the top.
- Locate your desired Forge or Fabric profile, then press its
- In the new window, find and enter the
modsdirectory from the list.
Note: If you don’t see this, create it before proceeding with the installation.
- Drag and drop the Physics Mod file in this area, then return to the launcher.
- Click the
Playbutton on your Forge or Fabric profile to begin loading it.
Once you’ve connected to your Minecraft world, there’ll be no noticeable difference at first. Only after breaking blocks, slaying mobs, and other interactions does it become easily viewable. Remember, this mod introduces physics to Minecraft and nothing else. Getting started is as simple as collecting logs, where you’ll instantly see the new effects of breaking blocks. The same applies to killing creatures for food, blowing up structures with tnt, among other activities. Keep in mind that almost everything about the Physics Mod can be configured in the settings. This means you can alter how specific visuals appear in-game, along with other minor options. The following subsections will help you understand the default features from this mod and how to edit them.
Throughout your adventure, slaying monsters will be a common activity to enjoy. The Physics Mod for Minecraft provides you with realistic ragdoll effects for all mobs. After killing one, they’ll fall down to the ground and become limp for you to move around. Once enough time has passed, their corpse will disappear. There are different variations to this feature, such as detached parts and even bloody portions too. This is entirely optional and configurable in the setting if you want.
As you might have guessed, there’s also item physics from this mod. Instead of floating entities on the ground, they’ll have the force of gravity on them. This means all items would be flat and still without any animations. This is an extremely popular feature in many modpacks, as lots of players favor this over the vanilla feature. Besides this, it can also come in handy for taking screenshots of your armory or other structures.
If you’ve dropped some items in ponds, rivers, or oceans, then they’d have unique animations. They’ll begin rotating and floating around with realism, sometimes combining with each other depending on the amount. This is a subtle, yet enjoyable feature from the Physics Mod in Minecraft. Besides this, a similar animation is played when dropping anything in the world. For instance, throwing blocks at a friend makes them rapidly spin around before falling flat on the ground.
One of the most popular features of the Physics Mod in Minecraft is the ability to realistically break blocks. There are many variations to this, with a bunch of small broken portions of them falling around being the primary type. This can be a tad frustrating though, as mining too many blocks can cause tons of debris to go everywhere. Changing this in the settings might be better, as you can limit the number of broken pieces.
Besides breaking blocks or ragdolls, there’s realistic weather in Minecraft too with the Physics Mod. For example, strong thunderstorms now have winds that change directions. This is indicated by the raindrops, which are slanted accordingly. Additionally, debris from broken blocks are flown in the direction of the wind. This is a wonderful feature for those looking to truly get an immersive experience in Minecraft. Similar concepts apply to snow and other weather events.
In cases where you’re wanting to switch up visuals or anything else from this mod, you can do that through its configurable options. This is achieved by opening the main menu and navigating to the settings, then selecting the physics option. Afterward, you’ll be brought to an area with all available features for you to tweak. Keep in mind that certain ones are unavailable due to them being premium, meaning you must purchase the mod from their website to use them properly.
Occasionally, the Minecraft launcher will crash after attempting to use the Physics Mod. This may happen if you’re trying to use an incorrect game version with it properly installed. Solving this requires you to ensure Forge/Fabric supports the mod type you selected for the setup. For example, having Forge 1.20.1 means you’ll need Physics Mod 1.20.1 so everything works as intended. Otherwise, Fabric users may have forgotten to install Fabric API. Remember, this dependency mod is required for the launcher to function correctly. Besides these solutions, the overall situation could be caused by a lack of allocated memory. We advise you to increase that to an adequate amount, then try again. If nothing appears to be working, then you may have incompatible mods installed with this one. Removing some might be needed to resolve this problem, as other client-sided addons may cause issues with the Physics Mod.
If you’ve noticed there’s no physics in-game after setting up this mod, then you may have failed to correctly transfer the JAR file into your local directory. Remember, this is supposed to be stored in the mods folder on your computer with an appropriate Forge/Fabric loader on the launcher. However, some players may have attempted to install Physics Mod on their Minecraft server. This won’t work, as it’s only meant for the client due to its functionality. In other words, dedicated servers cannot run this and it’ll appear as if no physics are in-game.
An extremely common issue to encounter is lag after playing around with physics in Minecraft. This is primarily due to the number of entities being created by broken blocks but can be triggered by too many ragdolls. We encourage you to limit the number of them to save resources on your computer. Although, you can see about using performance mods to test if they can help. Otherwise, changing some physics settings in the menu can also help reduce the lag in-game. We recommend playing around with these options to see what works best for you.