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(1.17 only) Minecraft Overwritten - Wider Rivers, Mountain Ranges, Islands, Continents, and More

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cookedporkbacon avatar cookedporkbacon
Level 54 : Grandmaster Waffle
Notice- I made a critical mistake in update 8 that causes an end stronghold to generate upon return from the nether, but I fixed it in update 9. You can download the latest version to fix it and do not need to create a new world.

Have you ever wanted mountains to spawn in ranges, or terrain to generate more like it does in real life? Are you just bored and want to see a volcano? Minecraft Overwritten is the pack for you! I'm taking common complaints about world generation (bigger rivers, mountain ranges, more coal in swamps) and using them to create a new community-inspired datapack that uses all these common suggestions.

Here's what the pack will give you:

- Mountain ranges, bigger mountains
- Wide rivers
- Volcanoes (occasionally erupt and spew lava-filled fireballs)
- Volcanoes do not erupt in peaceful.
- All** vanilla biomes generate in a more realistic way
- Large continents surrounded by ocean
- Tropical islands with coral reefs and volcanoes
- Cold Islands with all the snowy biomes
- redwood forest
- more lapis in jungles, more iron in mountains, more coal in swamps, more diamonds under volcanoes
- New Ocean Biomes: Marine Forest, Kelp Forest, Seagrass Prarie, Large Underwater Volcanoes
- structures are more likely to generate in interesting ways: e.g. a desert temple in a village
- More interesting animals in certain biomes (hoglins in jungles; nether-born hoglins still can become zoglins)

**I think I included all vanilla biomes, but I may have missed 1 or 2 since there are so many.

Here's what I want to add:
- swamp and jungle villages
- stuff y'all suggest

Works on Minecraft 1.17.
Might not work with other overworld generation packs.
Does not work on Realms
Download the 1.16 version with the alternate link.
CreditThanks to UbolD and starsailor04 for testing and suggestions!
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.17

8 Update Logs

Update #8 : by cookedporkbacon 07/01/2021 10:36:13 pmJul 1st, 2021

Update 8 - 9:30 PM July 1
Fixed a glitch from the last update that made end portals generate upon return from the nether -sorry!

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04/22/2022 4:55 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
niklask98 avatar
its a very nice idea. u should make sure that it doesnt look so much like painted in paint but more natural, with not so harsh and straight edges, like in vanilla minecraft
01/05/2022 9:01 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Drakio-X avatar
Is this datapack working on 1.18? I suppose not, but just asking
01/16/2022 12:48 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Waffle
cookedporkbacon avatar
No. Some of the stuff this datapack did is already in vanilla 1.18 (like bigger mountains and more logical biome placement)
07/25/2021 7:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
CeoOfNaeNae_ avatar
hey, for some reason the pack isnt showing up when i put it in the data pack folder. could someone tell me why?
07/25/2021 10:08 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Waffle
cookedporkbacon avatar
Sorry to hear that. It's probably because you need to unzip/decompress the file before putting it in
08/03/2021 7:13 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
Zalustra avatar
Also not showing up for me in the following situations:

1) Copy ZIP manually to the save folder - Not showing up.
2) Create New World, Datapack section - Drag file to Datapack area to add => Throws a copy error
3) Try to unzip the file before copying, throws an unexpected error => Error 0x80010135: Path too long (._volcano_lava.json)

4) Delete old files/downloads try a fresh download, repeat attempts 1-3, no luck.

NOTE: I did eventually manage to unzip this file and it appears to be working now but it definitely gave trouble compared to adding/unzipping other datapacks. No clue why.
06/25/2021 7:33 am
Level 1 : New Miner
UbolD avatar
Hey, i love the data packs its really cool made. I only have 1 problem and that is that my eyes of enderr dont work, Is it even possible to go the end in this data pack then?
06/25/2021 2:47 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Waffle
cookedporkbacon avatar
Thanks. I completely overlooked the end, but I just released an update that should fix that problem.
06/28/2021 7:24 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
UbolD avatar
Maybe im doing something wrong but eyes of ender still dont work. :(
06/28/2021 10:16 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Waffle
cookedporkbacon avatar
You'll need to start a new Minecraft world to go to the end.

If you really want to keep the old world, then you can follow these instructions:

1) create a new Minecraft world, then log out of it

2) go into the saves folder under Application Support

3) you should see a folder for each Minecraft world you own. Copy the regions, player data, DIM1, and entities folders from the old world into the new one

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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