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Bitter Cold --- Hardcore Survival Development v6 for 1.20.2

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OscMan's Avatar OscMan
Level 52 : Grandmaster Taco

This datapack uses world generation meaning that you have to install it whilst creating a new world.

The temperature system isnt multiplayer compatible so there is an alternative link to the original non temperature system for those that wish to play in multiplayer

if you find bugs and want to report them you can in the comment section


The world is in a constant winter and you need to survive the brutal cold..

Difficulty : Hard

- Constant snow

- Slow healing : Natural regeneration is slowed to one heart every 2 minutes

- Witheringly cold water : (Gives you wither effect when in water)

- SNOWSTORM : in game event that causes extreme cold and wind. you wont survive without shelter

- Snowier snow : When walking in snow you get slowness effect unless you wear boots (any type)

- Wind and Snow ambience : Wind sound effects play when in the cold, wolves howl at night

- mobs : Bears, hostile wolves, stray, snow hogs, white foxes, snow golems, wither skeletons, vex, witches, occasional warden

- Warmth of a fire : When near a campfire you gain regeneration faster

- Custom Structures: Abandoned cabins w/ loot + lore

- Hardcore Mobs : All monsters damage increased and spiders put web at your feet zombies don't burn in daylight.

- No tree punching : you need to make flint tools to gather wood/stone instead of punching trees
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- Caves..? ..no

- Animal hibernation : Animals spawn less frequently and chickens / pigs are extremely rare
  White foxes and wolfs are common everywhere
This makes food more scarce.

- Hunting: all animals will drop some kind of meat when killed. they will also drop animal fat a resource needed to make a campfire

- Rotten flesh can be cooked on a campfire to make leather


You will see a bar at the top of your screen that displays temperature.
Being outside will slowly lower your temperature (Night is 3x colder)
Walking through snow increases the rate that you lose temp
If your temperature gets too low, various negative effects will be applied and eventually youll freeze to death
Standing next to a campfire will increase your temperature
Swimming in water rapidly decreases temp (lava will heat you up fast too but its not recommended)
Wearing leather armor will slow down the rate that you lose temp
When inside or under some kind of cover you wont lose temperature
The BEST way to gain temperature in survival is by standing next to a campfire indoors while wearing leather armor

- more soon to come...


- Fyrsta - Olafur Arnalds
- La Joya - Aukai
- With everything that breaths - Greg Haines
- Reframe - Aukai
- Prelude - Joep Beving
- Elegy for the arctic
- Healah Dancing - Keaton Henson (ft. Ren Ford)
- Tomorrows song - Olarfur Arnalds
- Lag Fyrir Ommu - Olafur Arnalds

All music from the long dark soundtrack
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.20

16 Update Logs

Update #16 : by OscMan 12/14/2023 12:09:44 amDec 14th, 2023

added a few new achievement page titled "bitter cold" it contains some progression and useful info for new players
(will be adding more next patch)

- bones can now be used to craft arrows instead of flint resulting in fewer arrows

fixed issue where mesa biome was able to be generated when creating a world
tweaked monster spawning at night
- fixed snowstorm particles from going through walls
- decreased audio significantly when indoors (also snowstorm wind sounds can be turned off or adjusted with the "Weather" sound slider)

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02/28/2024 11:03 am
Level 1 : New System
dierngrey's Avatar
Hey! Even though I removed the datapack from my world, the radiation bar is still there.

How can I completely remove this? Many thanks in advance.
02/28/2024 12:07 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Taco
OscMan's Avatar
/bossbar remove minecraft:temp
02/29/2024 12:59 pm
Level 1 : New System
dierngrey's Avatar
thank you so much!!
01/02/2024 3:52 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
JoramMC's Avatar
Many thanks for this 1.20 port!

I think there is a bug with Zombies : with this datapack they ignore Villagers & Golems now, and Villagers & Golems also ignore Zombies.
12/23/2023 10:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
PatchEye125's Avatar
I don't really like the fact that the caves are just completely gone. For balancing reasons it can make sense. However, you could always add dangers in the caves themselves, like Yetis (maybe just a warden retexture) or cave-ins. I think the complete removal of them is a bit over the top. The caves could be a high risk high reward scenario, where you can't die from the cold, but the dangers make it a gamble.
Unit Core
12/18/2023 3:06 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
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so, two new bugs I think I discovered, I don't know if you intended to allow us to tame wolves, but I managed to do so, and they're stuck in a fixed position when sitting and would not stop growling at me as if they are still aggressive when I'm around, however, they behave just as normal tamed wolves do. also, even though the bone knife's crafting recipe is removed, I discovered that the wither skeletons have a chance of dropping a blue sword that's named "bone knife."
Unit Core
12/13/2023 4:07 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
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played it on 1.20.4, love the mod, even with some of the bugs. although not compatible with other mods that changes recipes, it's quite enjoyable none the less. although I'm sure some of the bugs will be fixed along the way, I just want to say thank you for making this data pack. I been wanting to try something that's as close to realistic to a winter survival type data pack and this fulfilled it. I hope to see more fixes soon.
12/13/2023 5:27 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Taco
OscMan's Avatar
hey glad you enjoy it! its unlikely for this to ever be compatible with other mods but im always trying to fix bugs and add features.
Do you think you could list some of the bugs that youve encountered and how they can be recreated? would help a lot
Unit Core
12/13/2023 9:11 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
Unit Core's Avatar
Alright, the bone knife is uncraftable when I tried following the recipe on the picture. Although that's the only bug for now from what I can tell. I think some things that can make it better is muffling the sound of the blizzard when under a roof might help since I founded it to be agitating seeing how long these blizzards can last and being unable to sleep through them. If possible, I think the snow particles could be removed when indoors. thank you.
12/14/2023 12:16 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Taco
OscMan's Avatar
Alright, so i managed to get a work around for particles spawning outside without going indoors. Unfortunately muffled audio and other sound physics are simply not possible with only datapacks however I managed to make the wind audio much much quieter indoors with the same work around. Also i had removed the bone knife in an earlier version as it was simply obsolete when you could craft a flint knife that would do more damage. I haven't updated the picture so you can still see the bone knife recipe. I am planning on updating all the pictures to show all the new recipes but for now im going to bed :)

Thanks so much for your comment and suggestions it helps a lot!
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