Enhanced Biomes for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

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:

 

Archipelago

Boreal

Desert

Flower

Forest

Jungle

Mountains

Pine Forest

Plains

Snow

Grass

Alpine Tundra

Badlands

Mountains

Plateau

Plains 2

Grasslands

Grasslands roofed

Low Hills

Meadow

Meadow 2

Prairie

Savannah

Steppe

Sand

Rocky Desert

Sahara

Scrub

Snow 2

Alpine

Alpine 2

Glacier

Ice Sheet

Polar Desert

Snowy Desert

Snowy Plateau

Tundra

Snow Forest

Alpine Edge

Fir Forest

Wasteland

Sandstone

Clay Hills

Creek Bed

Sandstone Canyon

Sandstone Ranges

Scree

Rock

Basin

Rock Hills

Stone Canyon

Volcano

Wastelands

Wetland

Carr

Ephemeral Lake

Fen

Lake

Mangrove

Marsh

Woodland

Aspen Forest

Boreal Forest

Cherry Blossom

Cypress Forest

Kakadu

Oak Forest

Pine Forest

Shield

Silver Pine Forest

Woodland 2

Tropical

Oasis

Rainforest

 

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

 

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Enhanced Biomes.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. 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!

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