Traverse Reforged Minecraft Mod
By Nathan Young
Exploring your Vanilla Minecraft world to find the perfect spot to build is a common activity, with players eventually finding a suitable location. However, some aren’t entirely satisfied with their in-game surroundings. This leads them to search for solutions, with modifications being a popular choice to enhance the world. If you’re wanting to keep the default aesthetic of Minecraft while introducing new biomes, then consider trying the Traverse Reforged mod. Using this provides players with custom environments to enjoy, such as autumn trees or better detailed forests. Setting this up to play with friends is quickly done on our panel, as our user interface is designed with convenience in mind. Unfortunately, newcomers to the hosting and modding scene may be unfamiliar with this process. Due to this, we’ll show you how to install and use Traverse Reforged on your Minecraft server in this Apex Hosting tutorial.
How to Download
- Navigate to Traverse Reforged on CurseForge, then click
Filesnear the top.
- Scroll down and locate your desired
Game Versionfor the modification.
- Click on the three vertical dots to the right of it, then press
- Save this somewhere easily accessible on your computer.
If you’re wanting the Fabric version of this modification, then navigate here and make sure to install the Fabric API dependency mod too. The features are almost identical, but may not fully implement all custom biomes in-game. With this in mind, it’s strongly recommended to use Forge as it offers the most functionality for the Traverse mod.
Depending on your desired setup, you’ll need to install Forge or Fabric on the Minecraft launcher. This is required for any modifications to work properly in-game, making this absolutely necessary. Once you’ve done this, follow along below to install Traverse Reforged.
- Open your Minecraft launcher and click
Installationsat the top.
- Locate your previously installed Forge or Fabric profile, then press its
- In the newly opened window, find and enter the mods directory.
- Afterward, drag and drop the Traverse Reforged file in this area.
- Return to your modded profile and press the
Playbutton to begin loading it.
Similar to setting up your launcher, Forge or Fabric must be installed on the server to support mods. This process is done by selecting it from the Game File section of your main panel. Once you’ve done this, review the steps below to begin installing Traverse Reforged on the server.
- Head towards your Apex server panel, then click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Continue to enter your
Passwordin the text box and press the
- Afterward, locate and enter the mods directory from the list.
Uploadat the top left corner, then drag and drop the file into the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main server panel and create a new world.
- Once made, click the
Restartbutton to begin loading everything in-game.
After joining the server, you may instantly see new and unfamiliar environments in the world. There are up to 21 more biomes to explore, with the vast majority of them being different variations of them such as snowy types. This only applies to the Forge version of Traverse, as its Fabric counterpart has limited features. Besides this, due to the sheer number of these biomes, we’ll show you the most common kinds to encounter in-game. Some of these include Desert Shrublands, Wooded Islands, and Meadows. Once players find one, they may notice texture differences compared to other variants. For instance, a couple new environments may resemble older versions of Minecraft due to its amplified grass and tree appearance. There will be many opportunities to explore and build in these locations, possibly leading to your ideal base.
A somewhat familiar feeling sight, the Rolling Hills biome encases a significant amount of land in large mountains. This forms a type of bowl or trapped sensation, which may be perfect for a base. Whether you’re making guard towers on these staggering mountains or a town in the center area, there’s plenty of possibilities to try out. Expect flowing water with trees nearby, plus some small sized hills. Additionally, there’s many kinds of flowers to find all around this biome.
An extremely common biome to find throughout the world is called the Woodlands, introducing a new forestry aesthetic to players. The trees and grass are darkened, with logs scattered around. This may make some feel as if the environment is dying, which is partially true. However, there’s many tall flowers to find as you continue exploring this biome. This type of land tends to be flat without any hills or mountains in sight, making this an ideal location for houses.
Instead of the classic dark green colors, Lush Swamp biomes make everything look brighter. This resembles a jungle area, as the grass and tree vines are similar. Due to the biome’s design, water will remain murky with dirt rather than a clear view. If you’re wanting to make a farm, then this environment is perfect for it. There’s always plenty of water available to use, giving you a wonderful farming experience. Additionally, lily pads are nearby in this area for players to collect for decorations.
Similar to plains. Meadow biomes are large flat areas with water pools scattered throughout. The main difference is the enhanced color of grass, among tons of pumpkins or flowers in the environment. This is an amazing location for almost any structure, as the flat surface provides you with endless opportunities. It’s a rather common biome to stumble on in your world, but can be adjusted in Traverse Reforged’s settings. We’ll discuss more about this process later on.
If you’re looking for biomes that aren’t too green, then consider exploring Autumnal Woods. These areas have large forests with different colored trees, resembling the Fall season. This location grants players with more possibilities than ever before, as the unique vegetation may increase a base’s appeal or be used in other ways. Remember, there are variations of all these biomes, allowing some to have hills, mountains, snow, among other aspects.
In some cases, players may want to enjoy island life compared to being surrounded by endless amounts of land. Luckily, the Wooded Island biome allows them to have an abundance of resources while being trapped on a medium-sized island. This area is great for colonizing the entire landmass, as there’ll be enough trees, food, and room for structures. However, this is by far one of the rarest biomes to discover in your Minecraft world. It’s best to craft a boat and explore the ocean to find them, but it may take a long time.
An extremely bulky location to find is Arid Highlands, as it resembles the Badlands. This means the entire ground is elevated by many levels, while also being a desert-savanna mixture. There are minimal resources in this type of environment, making it an unfavorable spot for base building. However, its unique generation allows for interesting design ideas. If you’re lucky enough, a village may spawn on this biome to reveal a wonderful layout.
Another similar biome to Arid Highlands is Desert Shrublands, sharing features such as the desert-savanna aspect. However, these areas provide players with basic resources in the form of tree shrubs and flowers. Sadly, the vast majority of this biome is sandy with no life in sight. This location might be suitable for a mob farm, as no large trees are nearby. Alternatively, it’s at least an area to collect small portions of wood logs.
Coniferous Wooded Hills
The last biome on our list is Coniferous Wooded Hills, extremely vast forests with enormous trees. This is a wonderful place to gather wood with an enchanted axe, as everywhere you look is encased with logs. As for building anything in this area, you’ll have to clear some patches of land. Afterward, it’ll be a perfect location for cabins and other similar structures. Although, during nighttime the entire biome may feel uneasy or uncomfortable if not lit up with torches.
If you’re wanting to disable or tweak biome generation, then editing the mod’s configuration file is needed. This process slightly changes depending on if you’re using Forge or Fabric, with the latter having less options. When you’re ready, follow the instructions below to access and edit Traverse settings.
- Navigate to the
FTP File Accessarea and use your login credentials accordingly.
- Enter the
configfolder, then press
Editon the traverse-common.toml file.
Note: Fabric requires you to edit the
biome.jsonfile in the
- Make any of your desired changes and click
Saveat the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply the edits.
Sometimes, players may not be able to join the server properly. The most common issue for this situation is entering an incorrect IP Address:Port or Subdomain during the connection. This information can be verified in the main server panel, which is important as any mistake will result in failure. Besides this, other problems such as an incorrect mod installation for either the server or launcher may be present.
In some cases, the modification will not work on the server or your launcher. This may happen due to a failed installation and setup of everything. Make sure you’re using Forge or Fabric, depending on your desired configuration. This applies to both your server and launcher, plus the additional file transfer steps. Ensure you’re uploading Traverse Reforged in the mods directory, then restarting to apply the changes. However, making a new server profile may produce better results for you. This allows you to have a new area in the FTP panel to use game files, which limits any internal conflict from pre-existing documents. If you’re using the Fabric version and nothing works, then double check you’ve installed all dependencies to see if that works.
Remember, you’ll need to create a new world after installing the Traverse Reforged mod. This applies to both multiplayer and singleplayer, making it extremely important. While on your server panel, locate the World section to begin this process. Once found, simply change the name to something else and confirm the changes in the prompts, then restart to try it out in-game. However, the situation may persist if there’s an underlying issue.