I haven’t tried this minecraft mod out yet, but I see a lot of people using it and I hear good things about it. So here we have it, Simple Map – the only minecraft minimap mod!
As you can see in the picture above what this mod does is add a small minimap to the top right of your HUD/screen so you can see where you are or where you’re going. It gets darker at night too, so it’s not too cheat-y.
HOW TO INSTALL – If you’re not comfortable doing any of these steps, best not to play with it, just to be safe.
1. Unzip the entire contents of this zip file to your Minecraft folder. In windows this can be found at “%appdata%/.minecraft” . On a Mac, “library/application support/minecraft”
(PLEASE NOTE when I say the Minecraft folder I really mean that, so NOT the minecraft/bin folder)
If you do this right it will create a new directory under .minecraft called “mods”, where all the settings for SimpleMap live, and a patcher called MrMPatcher.jar which is based on MCPatcher by xau.
2. Follow the rest of the instructions in README.txt
TO UNINSTALL THIS MOD
From the bin folder:
1. Delete “minecraft.jar”
2a. Replace it with the backup you saved earlier
or if you want to be thorough:
2b. Delete the file called “version”,
3. Delete any “.mrmbackup” files
4. Run Minecraft again and it will redownload clean files
TO CONFIGURE – The config file for SimpleMap is in .minecraft/mods/SimpleMap, its called SimpleMap.properties, again read the README for the full jenny.
LATEST VERSION – v1.8 – http://www.multiupload.com/ZJWVAP6EUB (this includes BetterLight too)
Credit goes to MrMessiahSimpleMap - Minecraft Minimap Mod,