Too much iron but no diamonds? Carbon Steel Mod 1.8.9 adds in a new ingot which is better than iron and just slightly worse than diamonds. All you need is iron, sulfur (from gunpowder), manganese (from pumpkin seeds), and charcoal.
Carbon Steel Mod 1.8.9
How to install:
- Download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Download the mod.
- Go to %appdata%.
- Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
- If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
- Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into that.
- Enjoy the mod.