Better Villages Mod – Make the villages in Minecraft more convenient, as well as more fortified when it comes to fending off zombies!
Overview of this Mod
Villages in Minecraft are cool and all, but they are sort of tasteless and are incredibly inefficient. When you find one, you will end up modifying it so it looks better, as well as having better protection. The end product will take several minutes to complete. Why not make it so the villages come with these features built in?
That’s why the Better Villages Mod was made. The Better Villages Mod is a mod that, well, makes villages much better. For starters, villages are now less rare, and spawn more often. In addition to that, villages also spawn in more biomes, meaning that just because you spawned in a snow biome, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find villages anymore. There are also several aesthetic improvements to the villages, including better looking torches, better looking buildings, and fenced in wheat farms.
Because of the fact that villages are more common now, this mod also has a use for survival. For example, let’s say that you decided to play hardcore for once, meaning that time is really against you now. Rather than trying to make a shelter and attempt to make a stable food supply at the same time, you can just find a village, and fortify that with fences and more torches.
All in all, this mod is pretty nice. There were times where I couldn’t find a single village, even after hours of searching! Thanks to this mod, I can find villages at a faster rate now. If you would like to fine villages at a faster rate as well, then this mod is for you.
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Videos of this Mod
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How to Install this Mod
- The Steps (1.6 and up)
- The Steps (Windows)(Old-Fashioned Way)
- The Steps (Mac)(Old-Fashioned Way)
- The Steps for Forge and Modloader Mods (Old)
- Be sure to get WinRAR or 7-zip. It’s a necessity for installing mods.
- Be sure to backup your “minecraft.jar” before doing anything! We don’t want you to have to force update now, do we?
- Be sure to delete META-INF inside “minecraft.jar”.
- Be sure to install the mods listed in the yellow box below first. They are usually mods required for the mod you want to install to work.
- The Forge and Modloader installation instructions only apply if the yellow box below states that the mod requires either Modloader of Forge. If the yellow box does not, use the “Old-Fashioned” instructions.
- The Forge and Modloader instructions only apply to the mod itself. Any mod in the yellow box below must be installed using the “old-fashioned” instructions.
In the case that you need more help, post a comment below. We will be glad to help you out!
If you need any additional support, just comment below, or on the post mentioned above! We will be glad to help out!
- Close Minecraft. This is to ensure that the files will overwrite properly.
- Open up Windows Explorer.
- In the navigation bar, type “%AppData%”.
- Navigate to “Roaming”. (Skip this step if you can’t see a roaming folder.)
- Open up a folder called “.minecraft”.
- Open up a folder called “bin”.
- Right click the file called “minecraft” or “minecraft.jar”.
- Select open with.
- Open with WinRAR.
- Open up the mod. (be sure to extract the mod first.)
- If there are no specific instructions included with the mod, it is safe to assume that you drag all the files in.
- Be sure to delete META-INF. I can’t stress this enough.
That’s it! Have fun!
Hopefully that helped you out! If not, you could post it in the comments, and we will help you!
- Install Minecraft Forge, Modloader, or any mod dependency listed in the yellow box below using the “Old-Fashioned” installation instructions to the left.
- Start Minecraft up. Close Minecraft afterwards.
- Navigate to the “.minecraft” folder. Once you open it, you will notice that there is a “mods” folder. If there isn’t a mods folder to be seen, create one.
- Place the mod inside the “mods” folder.
- Open Minecraft up and have fun!
For the most part, that’s it when it comes to Modloader and Forge mods. Also, please note that you no longer have to do steps 1 and 2 once you already installed it the first time (you may need to reinstall them however, if you updated your client). Also, just a heads up, if you don’t see the mod loaded into the game, you might have to extract the mod into a folder. Most mods work in their zipped form, but some require you to extract them first. Have fun!
Important: This mod requires you to install the following mods:
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Note: This mod/texture pack/map has not been updated to Minecraft version 1.7.4/1.7.2 as of yet. You can, however, subscribe to our newsletter with the form below, and we will notify you via email as soon as this mod gets updated (You only have to subscribe once). Subscribe below now!