Vanilla Minecraft already has a decent amount of environments, but if you’re like me, most of your enjoyment from this game stems from finding new and interesting areas to explore. User SMEZ1234 has created the Enhanced Biomes mod to bring massive amounts of diversity to the world of Minecraft without lag or significant change to the vanilla experience.
This mod is actually a rewrite and enhancement of the creator’s previous mod, Better Biomes. If you liked the old mod, you will love this one. It features 30 additional biomes, some of which are simply improved or altered versions of the originals:
Silver Pine Forest
This list was taken from the .jar file and could grow at any time that the mod is updated.
An interesting feature in this mod is that villages are constructed from the materials found in the surrounding environment. This is especially nice considering that the mod introduces six new types of stone. There are also some biomes (even in vanilla Minecraft) that are completely lacking certain materials, so to see houses made out of them is unusual. Villages can also be customized to appear more often, if desired.
How to install Enhanced Biomes for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of Enhanced Biomes.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
Comment below and post some screenshots of the most interesting biomes you have encountered using this mod!