Oh The Biomes You’ll Go Minecraft Mod
By Dalton Whalen
As you explore or build in vanilla Minecraft, biomes make up the entirety of the world. From vast deserts to tall forests, each one is unique and has its own charm. As you gain years of experience, however, the existing biomes become predictable and monotonous. This is no longer the case with BYG (Oh The Biomes You’ll Go), a Minecraft mod that adds tons of new places to explore and items to collect. From colorful trees to giant stone spires, this mod has it all. Installing mods is made easy with the Apex Hosting panel, so we have created this tutorial to help you get started.
BYG is owned by AOCAWOL on Curseforge, with YaBoiChips_ and Corgi_Taco authoring the mod. The mod has well over 18.2 million downloads and spans from various versions starting at 1.12.2 up to 1.19.2 at the time of writing. The mod adds 80 new biomes to find and explore, as well as various recipes to go with it.
Biomes You’ll Go Download
- Visit the Biomes You’ll Go Curseforge Page.
Filesat the top to display all downloads.
- Within the list, locate the version that you wish to download.
- Once found, click the
Downloadbutton to the right-hand side.
- Save the file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.
- Install the matching version of the TerraBlender dependency.
- Navigate to the Apex server panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to the
Game Filesection, then open the dropdown.
- Ensure the server is running a matching version of Forge.
- Afterwards, proceed to the
FTP File Accesson the right.
- Locate or create the
modsfolder and then enter it.
Uploadin the top-left, then drag + drop the files.
- Once at 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page.
- Restart the server to load up your installed mods for use.
Generating a New World
In order for these biomes to appear in your game, you must first create a new world with the mod installed:
- From the Apex panel, scroll down to the
- Press the
Change Worldbutton until a prompt appears.
- Choose a new name, then continue through the prompts.
- Afterwards, restart the server to generate the new world.
- Before you proceed, ensure you are running Forge Client-Side.
- Open your Minecraft launcher, then proceed to the “Installations” tab.
- Hover over your Forge profile, then press the
- In the new folder, locate or create the
modsfolder, then enter it.
- Drag + drop the mod .jar files into this location.
- Afterwards, return to the Minecraft launcher and press
There are tons of new biomes added through this mod, each with their own unique charm. For a full list of biomes consider visiting the BYG Wiki.
Populated primarily by oak trees, the Autumnal Forest provides a warm tint with its green, red, and brown trees. The tree shape can vary from vanilla-like to more unique and chaotic. Its access to plenty of wood is balanced out by the shade provided by the trees, which can cause monsters to spawn during the day.
While simplistic, the Rose Fields are beautiful, adding rose-type flowers as far as the eye can see. Standard mobs can spawn in these plains, in addition to horses, donkeys, and foxes. This biome is often accompanied by the Red Spruce Taiga variant.
Weeping Witch Forest
This mythical-like biome is almost out of a fairytale. The biome is covered in large mushrooms as well as various different colored trees. In addition to this, flowers such as crocuses and pink anemone are scattered across the ground. Many of the trees are quite tall, but are distanced enough to have visibility and sunlight around you. Swamp huts and taiga villages can also be found on occasion.
The Zelkova Forest is covered in the aptly named zelkova trees, which tower above the player with their red hue. Sheep appear to spawn in higher numbers as well as the different flowers that cover the ground. Crocuses, kovan flowers, and white anemone are found all over in addition to ferns. Thanks to the height of these trees, this could be a great spot to build a treehouse and gain extra visibility in your world.
While the previous biome is tall, the Fragment Forest completely puts it to shame with its massive stone spires. These overgrown columns are covered in oak and ebony trees as well as many tropical flowers. Springs of water and lava will often generate on the sides, similar to vanilla mountains, which can start forest fires if unattended. This appears to be a great spot for an elytra takeoff or simply a challenge to scale.
Similar to a snowy taiga biome, the Frosted Taiga is covered in beautiful blue spruce trees to compliment the cold atmosphere. The trees come in many unique shapes, with the ground consisting of grass, coarse dirt, and podzol. Blueberries, irises, and crocuses grow on the ground and accompany the various ferns scattered about. Taiga animals such as arctic foxes, wolves, and other common animals will spawn as well.
None of the biomes are appearing in my world:
In some cases, the biomes may not immediately appear in your world. This can sometimes be due to you spawning in a vanilla biome, so you may need to travel a bit to locate a new one. Alternatively, this can occur if a new world is not generated after installing the mod to the server. To do this, visit the main panel page then scroll down and click the Change World button. Enter a unique name, then follow the prompts to restart your server with the new world.
I get an error when starting the game:
There are many reasons that either the server or the client may throw an error after installing the mods. First, make sure that the version of Forge and the mods match. If issues still occur, ensure you have also installed the matching dependency mod, as neither game can start without it. Once this has been done, restart both the server and your own game, then try again.