What is Clef Mod
Clef Mod opens up the ability to have instruments which plays ABC files.
By default the mod comes with several ABC tracks, and also adds the 32 instruments available in Starbound (with permission).
Clef reads any ABC files in the /mods/clef/abc folder, and instruments in the /mods/clef/instruments folder, so you are welcome to add your own ABC tracks or Instrument Packs. As an added bonus, Clef is also able to read Starbound mod packs in a .zip format.
When in the game, open up the inventory and open up the Instruments creative tab to view the instruments in creative. In here, you can find all the instruments that Clef was able to load.
In survival though, there are three (configurable) ways to get instruments. Chest loot from structures, Mob drops, and the Instrument Player (more on the player later).
Instruments can be played by either one hand or two hands. By default configs, all two handed instruments will be one handed, to allow you to hold it in your off-hand slot whilst you adventure around.
After having your chosen instrument in hand, press the use key and a GUI would pop up, allowing you to select a song, play solo or in a band (with options to sync to their play time or their track), and to force the mod to reload all the ABC files or Instruments, and finally a Play button. Start playing a song in the song list by double clicking it.
When playing an instrument, if the instrument is two handed, your both hands must be available to be ready to play. If it’s one handed, the main hand will be prioritised and that will be played. To stop playing, merely use the instrument again or attack with the instrument.
Right clicking the Band Name will cycle through the available bands currently playing.
Remember to load your ABC files if you have a significant number of them, it will cause the game to stall momentarily.
Holding shift whilst mousing over the instrument will tell you what pack the instrument is from, and what the item name for the instrument is.
Instrument Player GUI
Clef Mod Review:
Clef Mod installing instruction:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge
- Download the mod.
- Head to %appdata%.
- Head to .minecraft/mods folder.
- Drag and put the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
- If it does not exist, you can create one.