ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Minecraft Wasteland Terrain Generator Mod

Updated on August 7, 2011

Sick of always being spawned in a welcoming world full of grass and trees and sheep and other lovely bouncing mobs just begging to be slaughtered for their resources? Well, there's a mod for that. It's called the Wasteland Mod, and it generates a hostile world you'll have to actually fight to survive in.

When you install the Wasteland mod and generate a new world, you generate a world with no grass and no chickens, pigs, sheep or cows. The dream of cake seems to be a very distant one. We do not know who struck first, us or them – but we do know that it was us who scorched the sky. Which is my Matrix-y way of saying that the sky is a burned red. Instead of wild grass, you get dead saplings, which means there are dead saplings as far as the eye can see. The occasional tree does spawn, but even then it has no leaves.

The exception to all these rules are 'oasis', small patches of grass where trees grow leaves and there are flowers and mobs do spawn.

In order to assist your journey through the arid and inhospitable landscape. There are modified dungeons which appear above ground and contain chests with much (and not so much) needed supplies in them. Some are infested with harmful traps, you have been warned.

So how does this mod stack up? Very interestingly as it happens. There are a couple of versions of the mod available, one that you can just toss into your minecraft.jar (once you have mod loader installed) and go from there. This is the version I tested and the problem with it is the fact that the oases occur so frequently that the wasteland feel of the place is somewhat lost. Dungeon shelters are equally prolific. I have a feeling that this is not intended but is probably the result of the default Minecraft terrain generator having an obsessive need to change biomes every three blocks or so. The other version of the mod works with Hippoplatimus' World Generator Mod, which is more configurable.

Good news however, there's also a version for multiplayer – so you can play with your friends on a devastatingly depressingly wasteland server. There's also a few other addons for mutated mobs and other mod support which you should check out if you're a prolific mod user.

For even more fun, install this mod then go for a wander in an already existing world. It doesn't affect the terrain already generated, but you'll come to a border where the normal world ends and the wasteland begins, and that's ever so jolly.

Download Minecraft Wasteland Terrain Generator Mod

Looking into the Wasteland.
Looking into the Wasteland.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)