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Better Villages Mod

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mc head By Nathan Young


After playing Vanilla Minecraft with friends for prolonged periods, some users may want to spice up their experience. This is achieved by using mods, introducing new features to the game. Few of these alter how structures are generated in the world, leading to customized buildings full of loot and useful resources. If this piques your interest, then consider using the Better Villages mod for Minecraft. This allows you and others alike to visit massive villages full of surprises across multiple biomes. Whether you’re in snow plains or scorching deserts, there just might be a large town to enjoy. Setting this up is quickly done on our panel, only taking a few minutes to complete. However, newcomers to the modding scene may be unfamiliar with the exact process. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use the Better Villages mod on a Minecraft server to play with friends.

How to Download

We’ll be covering the instructions for downloading Better Villages for Forge, as it’s the most commonly used version across the community. However, you can choose to do the exact process for Fabric if you want. Besides this, follow along below to get started.

  1. Navigate to Better Villages on CurseForge, then click Files near the top.
    Better Villages CurseForge
  2. Locate your desired Game Version in the list below.
  3. Once found, press the three vertical dots on the right and click Download File.
    Better Villages Mod Download
  4. Save this file somewhere easily accessible, then repeat this process for Library Ferret.


Client Installation

Normal Minecraft cannot support mods, so installing Forge on your launcher is required before doing anything else. Follow our guide here to begin that process and when you’re finished, review the steps below to set up Better Villages.

  1. Open your Minecraft launcher and click Installations near the top.
    Minecraft Installations
  2. Locate your previously installed Forge profile, then press its Folder icon.
    Minecraft Forge Profile
  3. In the new window, find and enter the mods directory.
  4. Once there, drag and drop the downloaded files into its folder.
    Better Villages Mod Client Installation
  5. Return to the main launcher and proceed to load the game using your mods.


Server Installation

Similar to the above section, Forge is required to support mods on a Minecraft server. Doing this is easily done on our panel, as all you need to do is select it with your desired version in the Game File area. Afterward, make sure to restart so everything loads accordingly. When you’re done, follow the instructions below to install Better Villages on the server.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel, then click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP
  2. Use your account password accordingly and press the Login button.
    Minecraft FTP Login
  3. Find and enter the mods directory, then at the top left corner click Upload.
  4. Proceed to drag and drop the downloaded files into the respective area.
    Better Villages Mod Server Installation
  5. Wait for them to reach 100%, then return to the main panel and Restart the server.


Getting Started

While exploring your Minecraft world in the server once connected, the occasional village may appear on the horizon. These are entirely different compared to the vanilla kinds, as the mod completely overhauls their designs. However, this isn’t true for specific biomes since the developer still needs to update it. Regardless, you’ll be able to enjoy Better Villages in common biomes in Minecraft. For example, plains and savannas are two areas that players will inevitably encounter. Once inside of a town, feel free to take items from chests and other locations. There are countless possibilities for looting resources in these villages, especially in certain ones. We’ll be showcasing all the different settlements in the subsections below to get you started with the Better Villages mod for Minecraft.

Plains Village

The first village on our list is located in the plains biome, the most common environment to build on by millions of players. This flat landscape is perfect for a large settlement, which is the case for villagers with this mod. There’ll be tall buildings with many decorations inside and outside, along with lootable chests. Additionally, you can expect to see specific houses for jobs like smelting or farming. This is extremely similar to vanilla villages but with extra benefits.

Custom Plains Village


Desert Village

Custom Desert Village

Players will notice the vast emptiness throughout deserts in Minecraft but will be shocked when encountering a unique settlement from the Better Villages mod. This transforms a simple town into an entire city, as there are shopping districts and towers surrounding everything. There’ll be more loot and resources available compared to other villages, making this a highly sought-after settlement. This can be amplified by desert temples nearby too, adding to the overall appeal.


Savanna Village

Those looking for more aesthetically pleasing towns will absolutely enjoy savanna villages, as there are detailed buildings all around. Windmills near farmland are a perfect example of this due to their unique designs, along with other surrounding structures. In this biome, players will notice the abundance of food and crops compared to other villages. This means if you’re hungry in-game, consider searching for this settlement in your Minecraft world. Alternatively, raiding each house for valuables is another option.

Custom Savanna Village


Snow Village

Custom Snow Village

Rather than small huts with nearby campfires, Better Villages introduces a widely different design for snowy biomes. Players will be amazed at the houses in this settlement, as they have unique architectures with multiple levels to them. Almost all of these structures are the same, but their interior designs aren’t. This means that you’ll stumble into many different rooms in each building, with some being similar. Besides this, there’s an outdoor area with minimal farmland for you to enjoy too.


Mod Compatibility

In cases where you want more features with these villages, consider installing compatible mods like Repurposed Structures, More Villagers, or Waystones. There are lots of other ones too, which are viewable from the main page of Better Villages on CurseForge. Setting them up can reveal new jobs, extra diversity of buildings, and other aspects to enjoy. We highly recommend trying this out to have a better time with friends on your modded Minecraft server. Otherwise, continue using Better Villages to have a more simplified experience in-game.

Common Issues

Unable to Load Game / Join Server

Sometimes you and others alike might be unable to load Minecraft after installing the mods. This can happen when forgetting to set up the required dependency, Library Ferret. Make sure that you’ve done this before trying to play the game, along with ensuring Forge is installed too. These concepts also apply to servers, as similar issues will arise if left untouched. However, you need to double-check that all mods and game versions are identical. This means you can only use 1.20.1 and not something else at the same time.

There’s No New Villages

On rare occasions, you might notice there are no new villages after installing the mod successfully. This happens when older chunks were previously generated without the changes, meaning you need to create a new world. This is done by simply pressing Change World on your panel, and then entering a different name for the world. Alternatively, continue searching for them in areas that aren’t loaded to find new villages. This applies to your Minecraft server and singleplayer world.

My Game / Server is Crashing

After installing other mods to have more features in Minecraft, some issues can arise. These tend to be incompatibility problems, which typically results in a crash. Whether you’re experiencing this on your launcher or server, it’ll be the same situation. Due to this, we encourage you to remove any recently made changes to see if that helps. For example, uninstalling specific mods might resolve the crash. If you’re still having trouble with this situation, consider reaching out to our 24/7 Support Team for assistance.

Useful Links

Better Villages on CurseForge
How to Install Forge on Minecraft
Setting Up a Minecraft Forge Server
How to Generate a New World

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