This mod lets you build a working custom PC inside Minecraft

I'm gonna ask that you watch the entirety of the gif above, which shows a neat-looking Minecraft mod that lets you order a bunch of computer parts (using a craftable tablet) which arrive from space via rocket (why not?) in cardboard boxes.

You can then open up your PC case, add a motherboard, a CPU and GPU, RAM, and a hard drive, and set up your monitor and keyboard.

Then you can install an ISO (the gif shows Windows 98 being installed, and please note that this part takes long enough for the sun to go down and the moon to rise) and use your PC inside Minecraft like a real PC. Play Doom. Use MS Paint. How cool is that?

The mod is called VM Computers, made by DeltaTwoForce, who posted it over in r/gaming a couple days ago (that's where the gif is from). It uses VirtualBox, so you'll need to download and install that, too. Once you've got the mod running, craft your tablet and contact the PC store, which is orbiting the Minecraft planet and should pass over you about five times during a normal Minecraft day.

Then just wait for the rocket to deliver the PC parts you ordered and get building. Another post from DeltaTwoForce says the mod is now working in multiplayer, too, so you can build your new PC with a friend. 


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Christopher Livingston
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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.