Alternate Terrain Generation Mod


The terrain generation in Minecraft is nice, but it can be quite stale at times. The rivers never really seem to feel like rivers, and the mountainous regions in the game seem to fall short of being considered mountains, and on top of that, they aren’t really all that tall either. Sure, there might be some exceptions here and there, but those exceptions are usually pretty rare and hard to find. Additionally, when you hear the word “mountain”, it is natural to think of streams of water flowing down them as well, such as waterfalls, or small rivers and creeks. Minecraft’s terrain generation doesn’t necessarily feature these, sadly.

Fortunately, there’s a mod that adds this, and it’s called theAlternate Terrain Generation Mod. This terrain generation mod is a mod that changes the way Minecraft generates the terrain in a fashion that is deemed more natural and fitting. It does so by replacing various aspects of the terrain, including the width and height of the mountains, the blocks used in the terrain to get a more natural feel, and even the size and shape of the trees that appear in the biomes as well. For example, if you were to look at the mountains that have been reworked in this mod, you would see that the mountains are now much higher, and have different peaks as well, similar to the ones you would find in real life in places like Virginia in the United States. On top of that, with this mod, biomes should transition in a more smooth fashion, meaning that those abrupt changes between the forest and swamp biomes are essentially ironed out and more natural looking.

Even though this mod isn’t exactly one of the most feature-packed mods out there, it does a good job in what it says it does. Thanks to this mod, exploring in Minecraft can once again be fun, new, and exciting. Before, when you were to explore in Minecraft, you would only explore for so longer before you got tired of how the terrain looked, mainly due to the fact that most of the trees looked the same. On top of that, several of the natural landmarks you may have come across don’t really have anything remarkable about them. With this mod, trees will now differentiate from one another, and landmarks will now have different features that weren’t present before. One example is that mountains will now sometimes feature natural looking streams that start off at the peak of the mountain, running all the way down to an adjacent river. If you put all of this together, what you will have is a nice and breathtaking view of the terrain.

Overall, this terrain generation mod is very well done, and in my opinion, some of the features added into the game thanks to this mod should be added into the vanilla version of Minecraft. Anyways, if you’re looking for a mod that changes the way the terrain looks in Minecraft in a more elegant and natural way, then this mod is definitely worth checking out.

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Alternate Terrain Generation Mod

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Compatible Minecraft Version
1.6.4 1.7.10
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Hello there Everybody! I am Joseph, or BlueOrchard, the owner of Minecraft Modding. I mainly direct the Minecraft Mods and Minecraft Maps sections, but I occasionally do server reviews too.