Better Nether Mod 1.12.2 improves the Nether, adds more biomes, plants, and materials into it. Its content is unique and interesting for exploring as also useful. Many concepts are still in WIP, but here are some results. Mod was designed as compatible with other nether mods (especially in world generation). For other desirable compatibilities please write on the issue tracker.

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Features:

Biomes:

Biomes are volumetric, instead of default forge and Minecraft system, but they are not displayed in debug.

Empty Nether

  • Just default Nether as common

Wart Forest

  • The dense forest of wart trees with some small bushes
  • Ground made from Nether Moss and Soul Sand

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Nether Jungle

  • A very dense forest of some strange plants
  • Ground covered with Nether Grass, Egg Plants.
  • Ground made from Nether Moss, Netherrack and Soul Sand
  • Plants are: Egg Plants, Nether Grass, Stalagmite, Lucis, Eyes

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Nether Grasslands

  • Grassy places with some bushes
  • Ground covered with grasses and bushes
  • Ground made from Nether Moss, Netherrack and Soul Sand
  • Plants are: Egg Plants, Nether Grass, Smoker, Wart Bush, Black Bush, Ink bush

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Gravel Desert

  • Big semi-empty spaces of gravel fields with cactuses
  • Ground made from Gravel
  • Plants are: Nether Cactus, Agave, Barrel Cactus

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Mushroom Forest

  • Covered with Nether Mycelium and Soul Sand
  • Contains large mushroom trees – Red and Brown
  • Contains 3 different colored mushrooms as a source of dyes

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Plants:

Egg Plants

  • Small bush with egg-shaped glands.
  • Poisonous
  • Can be collected
  • Plant on Netherrack / Nether Moss / Soul Sand

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Eyes

  • Tall vine from the ceiling with a big or small eye on the end
  • Source of slime
  • Can be broken all-way-down from point of destruction
  • Seeds are plantable only on ceiling
  • Plant on Netherrack

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Black Apple

  • Small bush with a big berry on the stem end
  • Berry can be collected and eaten or spend on seeds (crafting as pumpkin seeds)
  • Berry (“Black Apple”) give your regeneration for 2 seconds (and ~5 hearts)
  • Plant on Netherrack / Nether Moss / Soul Sand

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Black Bush

  • Small decorative plant
  • Can be collected
  • Plant on Netherrack / Nether Moss / Soul Sand

Lucis

  • The glowing mushroom that grows on walls
  • Can be planted only on walls
  • Source of glowstone
  • Plant on Netherrack

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Nether Grass

  • Decorative plant
  • Can be collected with shears
  • Have 3 models chosen randomly
  • Textures based on new coral fan textures by Mojang
  • Can be grown with bonemeal used on Netherrack

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Nether Moss

  • Solid decorative block
  • Acts like netherrack

Nether Reeds

  • Acts like reeds from the overworld, but uses lava instead of water
  • Source of nether reed, that can be used for paper and sugar, or as a material for Reeds Block
  • Plant on Netherrack / Nether Moss

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Stalagnate

  • Bic column-like plant
  • Height 5-24 blocks
  • Has roots on top and bottom
  • Can be grown only with ceiling
  • Source of stalagnate wood (crafting and building material)
  • Climbable as a ladder
  • Plant on Netherrack / Nether Moss
  • Seeds can be planted on the ceiling or on floor

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Ink Bush

  • Source of ink sacs

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Magma Flower

  • A rare plant can be found on low levels
  • Source of Magma Cream
  • Has 4 stages of grow
  • Can be planted only on Magma Block

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Mushrooms:

Large Mushroom Trees

  • Have 2 types – Red and Brown
  • Can be grown from vanilla mushrooms, if they are planted on Nether Mycelium with Bonemeal

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Orange Mushroom

  • Has 4 stages of grow
  • Adult form drops 1-3 seeds and 1-2 dyes (orange and magenta colors)
  • Can be planted only on Nether Mycelium

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Red Mold

  • Cover Nether Mycelium
  • Can be collected and planted
  • Spreading around, it has only 1 neighbor
  • Source of red dye

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Gray Mold

  • Cover Nether Mycelium
  • Can be collected and planted
  • Spreading around, it has only 1 neighbor
  • Source of light gray dye

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Nether Wart Mushroom

  • Could not be grown
  • Grows on nether fortress support columns
  • Contains red mushroom blocks as filler and red wart blocks as skin

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Items:

  • Black Apple

Tools:

Cincinnasite pickaxe

  • * speed of gold pickaxe
  • * can break 512 blocks
  • * power of iron pickaxe

Cincinnasite-diamond pickaxe

  • * speed of gold pickaxe
  • * can break 1024 blocks
  • * power of diamond pickaxe

Materials:

  • Stalagnate Stem
  • Stalagnate Wood + Stairs, Slabs,etcs.

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Reeds Block + Stairs, Slabs, etc.

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Cincinnasite (metal, something between gold and bismuth)

Recipes:

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Generation:

Terrain “fix” pass:

  • Fix messy terrain by smoothing it before generation starts
  • Acts only on Netherrack, Gravel and Soul Sand

Before:

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After:

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Configuration:

  • Block registration (remove the plant or its part will remove it from world generation)
  • Item registration
  • Biomes registration
  • Biomes size in horizontal and vertical space
  • Additional pass on|off switch
  • Damage for players and mobs from eggplant
  • Plant density (global and per-biome)

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Requires:

Minecraft Forge

How to install:

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge.
  2. Locate the minecraft application folder.
    • On windows open Run from the start menu, type %appdata% and click Run.
    • On mac open finder, hold down ALT and click Go then Library in the top menu bar. Open the folder Application Support and look for Minecraft.
  3. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder.
  4. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.

Better Nether Mod 1.12.2 Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.12.2

Download from Server 1 – Download from Server 2