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Nether Survival Datapack (1.13 - 1.16)

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Yirggzmb avatar Yirggzmb
Level 35 : Artisan Kitten
Why the Nether? Why not?

Nether Survival asks a very simple question: What can you accomplish if you're trapped in the nether?

This is a simple datapack designed to transport players to the nether, optionally give them a few supplies to enable survival, and then keep them there even if they die.

This datapack is multiplayer friendly. After setup is complete, any new players joining the server will spawn in the nether instantly.

The downloaded file contains two datapacks. The first is the legacy version for 1.13 through 1.15. The second pack is the version for 1.16. The legacy pack will also likely work in 1.16, but the 1.16 pack will NOT work in earlier versions. Any updates or tweaks will be for the 1.16 pack

Difficulty Modes

The 1.16 pack includes two modes, which are selected during setup:

EASY - Same as the legacy pack, starts you with a few items to make your life easier
HARD - No items, just a spawn box. For those who want a pure nether experience

Difficulty can be changed after set up by running:
/function nethersurvival:difficulty_easy OR /function nethersurvival:difficulty_hard
This will only affect new players

To Install
  1. Unzip the download and choose which datapack to install
  2. Create new world with cheats (If you are using 1.16, you may add the datapack via this screen and skip the next step)
  3. Copy the datapack into your world's Datapacks folder. Do not unzip!
  4. In game, type /reload (If you skipped step 3, you still MUST do this)
  5. If running 1.16 pack, choose a difficulty when prompted by chat
  6. Take hands off keyboard while terrain is generated
  7. Setup is complete when you are put into survival mode
To install on a server: The steps are exactly the same. Setup requires one player to be online while it runs, so I strongly suggest running /reload in game instead of via the console.

Surviving in the nether isn't easy, but as proven by a group of friends over the course of a month, it's totally possible to thrive. It just requires a little creativity and minecraft know-how. If you are curious or want some ideas on how to survive, I documented my survival on Youtube.

Playthroughs and Showcases
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.13
toMinecraft 1.16

2 Update Logs

[Bug Fix] - 2020/06/25 : 06/25/2020 4:28:47 pmJun 25th, 2020

Fixed a small bug that caused the Easy/Hard setting to get reset on server reload.

If you are using this pack on a server, I highly recommend updating

The legacy version has not been changed.

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02/22/2020 4:57 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ShoutcasterShy avatar
Well this be updated for 1.16?
02/27/2020 3:23 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Kitten
Yirggzmb avatar
I do plan to look into it.

As far as I can tell so far, there haven't been any major command changes in the snapshots that would break it. So at minimum, you ought to be able to load it up in 1.16 as is. But once the first pre-release is out, I plan to make double sure.

I don't have any plans for balance changes at this moment. My goal is to give the minimum with which you need to survive, and so far it seems my choices still apply. Will be keeping an eye on snapshots to be sure though.
07/17/2019 5:35 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Miner
EpicKakao avatar
Hey man could you make a datapack, where when the player dies he gets send to nether with an empty inventory this would be a pretty cool feature
02/15/2019 7:34 pm
Level 23 : Expert Dragonborn
skunkmunkee avatar
I love the premise of this datapack! I can't wait to play it. I did a showcase video for it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-rtMieP_NY which you are welcome to use.
02/18/2019 9:13 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Kitten
Yirggzmb avatar
That's awesome, thank you very much! <3
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