This is a vanilla themed mod for minetest game, designed to bring vanilla like biomes with least amount of changes to the vanilla minetest.
Several popular mods are supported - bonemeal, mobs_animal, mobs_monster, mobs_npc, mob_horse, moreblocks, flowerpot Post 1.0.0 - forgotten_monsters, animalworld, nssm
To gain better compatibility with other biome mods(like ethereal) the user has to disable unregistering and reregistering of decorations.
Retouches to vanilla(if reregistering is ENABLED) - Blueberries are removed from Snowy Grassland. Cowberries have taken their place, they spawn at - Snowy Grassland, Taiga, and Tundra biomes(on moss) If rereg_mtg_decors is disabled cowberries will only spawn in tundra and taiga.
As of 1.2.0 the player can disable bamboo in Extra Biomes modmenu, either as a preference. Or if a different mod will be used for adding bamboo - for this to work the player has to disable reregistering of decorations.
Don't use v6 mapgen, every other common mapgen is fine.
- Deciduous forest variants - Warm and Cold Deciduous forests
- A swamp biome on humid Cold Deciduous Forest zones near sea level.
- Mediterranean biome.
- Dry grasslands - Found between grasslands and deserts
- Warm grassland - Intended as a transition biome
- Steppes - Between Grassland and Snowy Grassland
- Bog - Internal Swamp biome (1.1.0)
- Humid Savanna (1.2.0)
- Japanese Rainforest (1.2.0)
- Jungle Savanna (1.4.0)
- Temperate Rainforest (1.4.0)
- Grassland and Deciduous Forest Extensions (1.4.0)
Bonemeal mod is highly recommended
There is a hurful bush in game which can only be cut with bronze or a better sword.
Bog is nasty, watch your step.
As of version 1.2.0 the player can encounter moss patches in the Japanese Rainforest. Those are useful for making mossy cobblestone. Or the player can use bonemeal to grow the occasional moss patch out of the rainforest litter there.
Bamboo patches also occur on regular rainforest. (On default)
Fireflies on the mods biomes(a bug on mtg end as of July 13th 2022, the code for them is in the mod)
Jungle Savanna - Biome between Humid Savanna and Rainforest
Temperate Rainforest - Thick wet forest found near various Temperate forest biomes, has beech tree
Grassland and Deciduous Forest extensions that blend with nearby biomes
Color adjustments in steppes and warm grass biomes
Various tweaks and fixes
Code refactor - Biomes made before 1.2.0 release are now toggleable, closely related biomes are lumped into groups.
Cowberries can also be now disabled, disabling them will disable reregistering of decorations even if reregistering toggle is set to enabled. (Since they are the only reason for that to begin with)
Support for nssm. However nssm seems to significantly slow down mapgen, even when it's the only mod active. Therefore it's recommended only for the biggest fans of it. Support toggle can be left on, it's fine as long as nssm isn't actually loaded.
Player can now also disable buffer biomes. (Since 1.2.0 there were only two Sandstone Desert Buffer and Cold Desert Buffer)
Slight adjustments to mob spawns - e.g. Bunnies now spawn in more biomes. (When using mobs_animal)
Uppdated grassland code with normal_grass group to match current minetest game versions.
Wilhelmines Animal World (animalworld) by liil support.
Warm steppe underground parameters fixed, small general cleanup. Before version bump - Reeds fixed and cranberries retexture.
Fixed ground layer in Humid Savanna.
Added settings for Humid Savanna and Japanese Rainforest.
Added Humid Savanna and Japanese Rainforest biomes.
Bamboo - Can be turned off if need be. (Don't do this on worlds where it was on)
Filled in missing aliases.
Removed 2 biome fillers(Humid Rainforest, Humid Deiciduous Forest). Those do not add anything, they merelly fill space with a preexisting biome to prevent abnormalities.
Tweaks in arid grasslands. Colors and Cool Arid Grassland now has more grass.
Added a setting to disable reregistering decorations, so that the mod can be made compatible with other biome mods.
Reduced the unregisters. Previously reregister.lua unregistered all biomes, ore and decorations before reregistering them. Now it unregisters and reregisters decorations only.
Version 1.1.0 - Reworked Swamp
Swamp has 2 zones now: The external wetland - For the most part the swamp biome from before (uses the swamp name in code)
The internal zone - The Bog. Watch where You step! Has peat, which has many uses. Also most of the swamp plants have been moved there.
Version 1.0.1 - Added Forgotten Monsters support
Version 1.0.0 - Release
To remove blackberry from snowy_grassland the default mod together with other vanilla game mods have had their decorations reregistered. So far there is no method(dev term, look up the minetest modding wiki or doc folder in install/build minetest directory(not .minetest)) designed to remove or change a single decoration.
Fireflies are bugged outside of mtg. Tested this in Ethereal as well.