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I am thinking about making a mod that goes into really complex methods of blacksmithing; where you could create your own metals. I am wondering if it is possible to have the colour, properties, name and NBT data changed to create a new liquid in game.


I have probably not explained myself very well, but i hope you get the gist. THANKS!

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Been there, done that. Also - I am not only one (lookup Tinkers Construct).


Answer is clear 'yes, it is possible'.


You can colorize blocks, items and with a bit of knowledge - even fluids.

You can store colors, blend them inside NBT (for block you need TE).

1.7.10 is no longer supported by forge, you are on your own.

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has an NBT compound tag like


does. Most


getter methods supply a


parameter, which you can use to determine the returned value.



s only exist as


s when in a tank or container (e.g. buckets) of some sort; when they're in the world as a


, only the


is known (so you don't have anywhere to store NBT data unless you make a


for the



Please don't PM me to ask for help. Asking your question in a public thread preserves it for people who are having the same problem in the future.

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