Underground Biomes Minecraft Mod
By Nathan Young
While exploring the vast landscape of your Minecraft world, there will be many notable biomes to enjoy. Whether you prefer plains or deserts, there are always new and exciting environments in-game. However, this isn’t the case for cave systems in 1.12.2 to 1.14.4 versions. Due to this, some players may consider using mods to help with that. One of these is known as Underground Biomes for Forge, introducing new caves, blocks, and ore variations for players to use. This means you can explore unique biomes while mining for resources, adding to the diversity of Minecraft. Playing with friends while using this mod is a wonderful way to spice up your gameplay experience. However, setting it up can confuse newcomers to the modding scene. With this in mind, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use the Underground Biomes mod for Forge.
How to Download
- Navigate to Underground Biomes on CurseForge, then click
Filesnear the top.
- Locate your desired
Game Versionin the list below.
- Once found, click its three vertical dots on the right and press
- Save this mod somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
Before doing anything else, you and others alike must install Forge on your Minecraft launcher. This is required to support mods, making this necessary. Once you’re finished, follow along below to set up Underground Biomes on your client.
- Open your Minecraft launcher and click
Installationsat the top.
- Proceed to press the
Foldericon on your previously installed Forge profile.
- In the newly opened window, find and enter the
- Once there, continue to drag and drop the downloaded file into the folder.
- Return to the launcher and load the game using your modded profile.
Similar to the above section, you’ll need to set up Forge on the Minecraft server to use mods. We offer a quick and easy way to do this, which is done by selecting it with your desired version in the Game File area of the panel, and then restarting to generate its required files. After doing this, follow the instructions below to install Underground Biomes on the server.
- Head towards your Apex server panel, then click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Use your account password accordingly and press the
- Find and enter the
modsfolder, then at the top left corner press
- Continue to drag and drop the downloaded file into the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and generate a new world.
While in your new Minecraft world after joining the server, you’ll want to begin collecting basic resources. This provides you with the means to create tools, weapons, and other items to explore caves. Once underground, there’ll be many different biomes to discover from this mod. Some of these are commonly generated in the world, while others might be rare. It all boils down to your luck and positioning in-game, so embarking on adventures will be required to find them all. Whenever you stumble upon a modded cave biome, new blocks will become available. These can help you build more interesting bases or structures in Minecraft. Otherwise, it’ll give you more chances to find coal, iron, gold, diamonds, and more. We’ll showcase what Underground Biomes has to offer in the subsections below to get you started.
Just as you would in Vanilla Minecraft, search for cave openings in the world to begin your adventure. These can lead to caverns or entire systems full of useful resources. Alternatively, dig underground to create tunnels until you find large caves. While inside of them, hopefully there’ll be unique biomes from the mod to enjoy. Remember, there are still normal caves to encounter, and not only modded kinds. This means you need to get lucky or spend enough time to successfully find them.
These custom cave biomes in Minecraft don’t have any official names, so they’ll only be based on their in-game appearances. The first and most common one to discover is built from sand and white colored smooth blocks, with standard ores throughout its environment. This means you can easily stumble upon this biome near the surface of your Minecraft world. In some cases, extra blocks will blend with it to create interesting surroundings.
Further down into caves may showcase stone-colored smooth blocks and different gravel variations, along with its corresponding ores. This can be easily overlooked in a dark environment, as it’s extremely similar to normal blocks. However, these can be used for custom building materials to help you make more appealing builds in Minecraft. In other situations, different textures and colors of the same custom biome will be available.
Other times, you’ll notice granite biomes full of unique textures and variations depending on your luck. These add more diversity to your Minecraft caves, making them feel more realistic and vibrant compared to vanilla types. Besides this, there are even overgrown environments with wildly different blocks. Keep in mind that these biomes are extremely difficult and rare to discover in the world. This means you’ll need to constantly search for them underground.
New Blocks / Ores
As there are tons of new biomes from the mod, there are bound to be custom blocks. These are all attainable and available for players to collect. Whether you prefer bricks or overgrown stones, these might be perfect for your structures. This is amplified by all the unique stairs, walls, slabs, and buttons too. This means you have more options to consider while building your base in Minecraft. However, finding and mining these blocks are required beforehand. We encourage you to enable cheats or become a server operator to quickly obtain them. Otherwise, using JEI can showcase them all to you in-game without creative mode. Besides this, remember that there are ore versions of these blocks that can be smelted or used for extra decorations.
There are many new opportunities to build with Underground Biomes, along with custom cave adventures. However, most players might not even notice one strange feature of this mod. While exploring and collecting resources, you may stumble upon fossils. These add a bit of realism to the game but don’t serve any important purpose. We recommend trying the Underground Biomes mod for Minecraft, as it provides you with a better experience.
In some cases, you and other players may be unable to join the Minecraft server. This can be caused by an invalid configuration on the panel, such as failing to install Forge with its corresponding version in the
Game File area. Make sure you’ve done this before uploading the mod into the FTP panel. Afterward, reboot the server to see if that helps the situation. If you’re experiencing similar issues on your launcher, then double-check that Forge is successfully set up with your downloaded file stored in the local
mods directory. This should resolve all problems related to connectivity and loading errors. On rare occasions, there could be some underlying conflict with other mods that results in this situation.
Some players might encounter freezing or crashes while using the Underground Biomes mod for Minecraft. This can be caused by all sorts of reasons, with a low amount of dedicated memory being the main one. We encourage you to add extra RAM to your launcher to see if that helps the overall performance of your gameplay. However, this situation can also be triggered by other mods installed on your client or server. In this case, we suggest removing some resource-intensive modifications to hopefully resolve the issue(s).
Remember, generating a new world is required for this mod to successfully load new cave biomes. This is done in the server panel, only taking a few minutes to complete. All that’s required is clicking
Change World, then naming it accordingly, and restarting to generate everything. After doing this, join the server to begin finding custom biomes in your Minecraft world. Alternatively, explore ungenerated chunks or regions in your existing one to achieve the same result.