Villages are an important part of Minecraft. Unfortunately, vanilla Minecraft doesn’t really tell you anything about those villages. That’s why a modder named trunkz made the Village Info Mod.
The Village Info Mod provides the following information about villages:
-Village ID number
-The coordinates of the center of the village
-The radius of the village
-The number of villagers in that village
-The number of houses in that village
-The number of golems in that village
All of this information is clearly displayed in a small text GUI on your screen. Even better, this mod will automatically scan for villages that are close to you. If you’re inside a village, it will say inside village, and if you’re within 32 meters of a distance, it will say Nearby village found. Players who are more than 32 meters away will see a message saying Distant village found.
On the GUI, you’ll notice that there is a villager number as well as a villager number in brackets. The second number, in brackets, indicates the limit for breeding in that village (which is determined by the number of houses).
The golem number also has a second number in brackets. This number indicates the golem limit, which is also determined by the number of villagers. If you are inside the golem spawn zone, an extra line will appear on the GUI to warn you to keep an eye out.
Certain indicators will also change color based on the information received. For example, if there are at least 21 houses, then the house number will show up in green. If your reputation with a village is less than -15, then it will turn red, at which point golems may start to attack you.
The Village Info Mod is exceptionally useful. It’s one of many Minecraft mods that becomes difficult to live without after you’ve installed it. If you’re ready to learn more about each and every village you encounter, then the Village Info Mod is the best way to do that.
How to install the Village Info Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download the latest version of the Village Info Mod from here
Step 2) Go to the versions folder inside your Minecraft directory (%appdata%/.minecraft/versions)
Step 3) Create a copy of the folder of the Minecraft version you want to use and rename it whatever you like. For example, take the 1.7.5/1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/184.108.40.206.4 folder and rename it 1.7.5/1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/220.127.116.11.4 mods
Step 4) Rename the .jar and .json files inside that folder to the name of the folder you just made, like 1.7.5/1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/18.104.22.168.4 mods.jar and 1.7.5/1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/22.214.171.124.4 mods.json
Step 5) Open the .json file using any text editor and change the line next to id from 1.7.5/1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/126.96.36.199.4 to 1.7.5/1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/188.8.131.52.4 mods
Step 6) Launch Minecraft, click on Edit Profile and then choose Use version and select the version of Minecraft you just made
Step 7) Save the profile, click Play, and enjoy!
Fortunately for those who don’t want to go through all of the above steps, you can also install this mod with Forge, in which case you just drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder then start playing.