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Minecraft: Nightlands

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Level 60 : High Grandmaster Architect
Welcome to Minecraft: Nightlands!

This pack adds a fourth dimension to Minecraft, and a new portal to access it. Here, you'll find a darkly beautiful and varied landscape with all kinds of mobs and other dangers...

Nine custom biomes have been added to generate Nightlands:
Night Plains (custom:night_plains)
Night Moonflower Plains (custom:night_moonflower_plains)
Night Forest (custom:night_forest)
Night Wooded Hills (custom:night_wooded_hills)
Night Mountains (custom:night_mountains)
Night River (custom:night_river)
Night Shore (custom:night_shore)
Night Ocean (custom:night_ocean)
Night Deep Ocean (custom:night_deep_ocean)

A new Dark Tower structure rarely generates in Night Plains and Night Moonflower Plains biomes. These are made primarily from Polished Blackstone Bricks, are packed with Spawners, and house chests bearing Netherite tools and equipment.

The moon (as would actually be correct based on the position of the Sun and World) is in a constant state of eclipse; it also appears much larger in the sky (as would actually be correct with less light pollution). As well, four new plant/flower decorations exist in Nightlands: Starseed, Dusk Rose, Thorn Bush, and Moonflower (the latter being like a mix of Twisting Vines & Sunflower; they have neat little crescent moons at the top, and they grow very tall).

Many of the same vanilla structures that generate in Overworld can also be found in Nightlands - but keep in mind, there are no jungles, sand, or snow in Nightlands (and so no igloo, pyramid, etc.). Strongholds and Ruined Portals also don't generate, since going to The Nether & The End is really more an Overworld thing.

To visit Nightlands, simply build a full nether-sized portal frame using Crying Obsidian and activate it with Flint and Steel, or use
/execute in minecraft:nightlands run tp ~ ~ ~
With regard to what has been sacrificed, this is limited to: Warped Roots, Warped Fungus, Nether Sprouts, and Twisting Vines; so basically, Warped Forest biomes are slightly less decorated.

Happy hunting! And don't forget to download the resource pack!
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.17

1 Update Logs

Update #1 : 01/06/2021 6:25:31 pmJan 6th

Thanks to an excellent suggestion by Chimerabot, construction of a Nightlands portal is now done with a frame of Crying Obsidian rather than Polished Blackstone Bricks.

The frametime of the animated twinkly-star portal has been tweaked.

The preview photo of the portals has been updated to reflect the portal change.

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02/17/2021 11:29 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
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when i make the portal, it don't light ! I'm on snapshot 21w05b !
02/17/2021 1:25 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Architect
Baroque Obama
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Try again using Vanilla Minecraft only - world generation usually doesn't work with mods.
01/25/2021 5:55 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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i saw your other datapacks, underground labyrinth and towers of wizardry, and thought it would be cool if those spawned in this new dimension too. cool datapack
01/07/2021 6:18 pm
Level 42 : Master Wizard
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01/07/2021 6:02 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
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I downloaded this data pack and added it to my server folder and whenever I make the portal I dosen´t work. The portal does light up and everything but when I enter the portal nothing changes , how can I fix this ?
01/07/2021 7:35 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Architect
Baroque Obama
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It's only been tested in Single Player with Minecraft 1.16.4 latest release, with no mods of any kind and no other data packs.

If anyone else experiences this issue on a server under otherwise similar circumstances as mine, it could be something I've overlooked. If you aren't using 1.16.4 latest release (with no mods of any kind and no other data packs), it should work fine. That being said, running on a server is not my area of expertise.
01/06/2021 5:30 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Theorist
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Nice! The blackstone bricks for the portal seem a little cheap, though. Maybe replace it with Crying Obsidian or something?
01/06/2021 5:47 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Architect
Baroque Obama
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I think that's a fair observation, especially with the reward being high (via the Dark Towers), and implementing that change would make the project better. I'll be releasing an update that includes your idea shortly!

I really appreciate your contribution :)
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