The Twilight Forest promises that players will step “through a portal into a twilight realm.” That realm is filled with trees, breathtaking vistas, and amazing discoveries that await around every corner.
But the forest is not peaceful. The local denizens don’t take kindly to your adventures, which means that you’ll have to tread lightly and carry a big weapon if you want to explore as much of The Twilight Forest mod as possible.
Just like regular Minecraft, The Twilight Forest is an endless world. There is no limit to how much players can explore. The map is densely forested throughout, giving it an enchanting, fantasy-like feeling. And The Twilight Forest earns its name because the skies are always dim, giving the world a uniquely gloomy glow that is both haunting and beautiful at the same time.
The forest canopy in The Twilight Forest mod is so thick that players can walk across it in most places. In fact, this is one of the best ways to explore the word. From time to time, players will encounter a tree that stretches up to the ceiling of the world.
But forest walks aren’t the only adventures that The Twilight Forest mod has to offer. The mod also has plenty of hollow hills filled with caves, valuable ores, and of course, dangerous monsters.
Here are some of the things that make The Twilight Forest mod unique:
-Flatter, lower elevation: Usually, Minecraft terrain hovers around the 50 to 75 range. This allows enough room for deep, complex underground cave structures. In The Twilight Forest, however, the normal elevation is around 31, and the world is also much flatter. Instead of creating underground cave structures beneath the entire world, The Twilight Forest focuses on making cave structures beneath hollow hills and glaciers. In fact, the biomes included in this mod don’t even use the built-in cave generator.
-New biomes: There are seven new biomes in total that have been added to the game through The Twilight Forest mod. These biomes change the terrain levels and feature everything from highlands atop cliffs to sunken swamps and massive glacial ice walls.
-Plenty of new trees: When a mod calls itself The Twilight Forest, you know it’s going to feature lots of different types of trees. The Twilight Forest features massive ceiling-scraping trees as well as smaller mangrove-type trees and everything in between. As mentioned above, some trees even form a solid canopy which allows players to run across the tops of the trees for miles.
-Hedge mazes: Hedge mazes will randomly spawn throughout The Twilight Forest. These hedge mazes feature several different mob spawners but also include loads of valuable treasure. The mod’s creator also hints that there are underground mazes to be found.
Ancient ruins: The mod includes a half-dozen different types of ruins and structures that can be found throughout the world. These ruins are designed to give the forest an ancient and mystical feel.
Monstrous bosses: There are two different monstrous bosses in The Twilight Forest, including a Naga and a Lich. Players will have to do a fair bit of exploration in order to find the secret lairs of these creatures.
How to install The Twilight Forest Mod for Minecraft 1.7.3
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download The Twilight Forest from its official forum thread
Step 3) Drag and drop The Twilight Forest’s .zip folder into your .minecraft/mods folder.
Step 4) That’s it! Start playing and enjoy!