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New in Town | The Settler's Experience Data Pack

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New in Town | The Settler's Experience Data Pack Minecraft Data Pack

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New in Town is a multi-stage, story-driven, settler's experience Data Pack for Minecraft version 1.20. You are tasked with founding, building up, and defending a modular settlement from the forces of the Nether, then taking the fight to them as you construct your own Nether Fortress! It is partially inspired by the long-discontinued Tale of Kingdoms mod, and seeks to recreate and expand on the town-building gameplay it popularized.

Starting from humble beginnings -- a settler's wagon -- employ the help of your Town Planner's expertise to build new settlement sites, from Mines and Lumber Mills to the Wizard Tower and Bard's College. As your town grows, invaders from the Nether will emerge nearby, seeking to destroy you. Their attacks will grow more fierce, eventually culminating in the appearance of the Tyrant himself, a mighty Wither!

This version of New in Town is compatible with 1.20.5 and 1.20.6, but not lower versions. However, you can download the last archived version that is compatible for those older versions from our Modrinth page.

New in Town: Dimensions is available now!
The Expansion Pack for the Settler's experience lets you explore four new dimensions to uncover a new foe's history and plot. Filled with unique and enchanting biomes, naturally generating structures, and new modular sites for the player to build including a fleet of ships and an underground mine, this data pack adds even more content to New in Town! Download at the link above!

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Help New in Town grow by submitting your feedback at this link!
I'm always looking to improve the pack and bring it to more players. Please let me know what you think!

New in Town features the following:
  • Multiplayer compatibility; each player can found their own town or work as a group
  • A natural progression system that doesn't detract from normal Minecraft gameplay
  • Fully modular town, fortress, and city construction and layout, from what you build, where you build it, and in what order
  • Hours of side content in the form of quests, random events, and research tasks
  • More than 100 structures spread across three dimensions
  • Progressively more challenging attacks from the Nether
  • Randomly generated natural features to explore, from a floating island to an ancient drill
  • Taxes, resource gathering, and interaction with your villagers' economy
  • Advancements to provide interesting goals as well as story beats
  • Room to grow; more structures, natural features, and story beats may be added in the future
  • And more!

We have a Discord!
Our growing community now has a Discord server, where you are free to discuss with other New in Town players about all things Minecraft, report bugs, and share suggestions for the future of the settler's experience! Come take a look!

Videos and Let's Play series' featuring New in Town



What to expect when you download New in Town:
  1. The Data Pack Zip File includes a Readme with helpful instructions for installing the data pack, as well as a strategy guide to help you get started and explain various time-and-progression mechanics, like Nether attacks.
  2. When you load your world with New in Town installed successfully, you'll receive the Town Charter when you collect a Log. (Any log can get you a Town Charter, but Oak Logs are the only type that will work for building town structures.) Click the text in that book, and your Wagon will generate around you.
  3. IMPORTANT: It is not recommended that you start your settlement near a large body of water, and especially not in the middle of an ocean. This can cause naturally generating features to generate very near or overwriting your Wagon, or not generate at all, as well as cause Nether attacks to destroy parts of your Wagon or town. You will receive a warning prompt if New in Town detects this as a risk.
Server Admin Information:
Due to being a data pack, New in Town is not compatible with Paper or Spigot. It is presumed incompatible with Bukkit. Reports indicate that it may be compatible with Forge, but this is not verified. As a result, support with any bugs related to New in Town in a Multiplayer setting may be limited to Vanilla and Fabric servers, but you are welcome to join our Discord and engage in discussion and possible workarounds for any problems you experience running this data pack on your server.
Do also ensure that Command Blocks are enabled on your server, as certain features and mechanics utilize them to run location-based functions.
For more information, it is highly recommended you read the "Server Admin Info.txt" file inside the New in Town zipped folder.

Uninstallation Instructions:
Before removing New in Town from your world, use "/function nitk:uninstall" to clean up excess entities. The villagers in towns, fortresses, and end cities, as well as the structures themselves, will remain, but all other features of New in Town will not work. The villagers will remain persistent, but players will become able to kill them if they choose. You will need to perform this action at all areas where New in Town features exist, including in each dimension, as New in Town does not forceload these areas.

By downloading New in Town ("The Pack"), you recognize and agree that you may not distribute the Pack on any platform, in whole or in part, in edited or modified form, without express written permission from kanokarob ("The Creator"). You are permitted to make modifications or changes to the Pack for your personal use. Personal use may include, but is not limited to, playing in a Singleplayer world, hosting or playing on a public Multiplayer server with an edited or unedited version of the Pack, and/or recording gameplay of the Pack in video or image format. You may upload video or image recordings of the Pack and its gameplay to any public platform, however a link to this page must be provided in a clear and accessible location, and you may not claim to have or have had any part in its creation or development.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.20
toMinecraft 1.21 pre-release

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Update 2.16.1 : by kanokarob 05/27/2024 11:13:31 amtoday

  • Fixed the Librarian not updating trades at noon each day. This was due to some missed usage of the former item stack formatting.

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05/02/2024 10:32 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
Vanlalruata's Avatar
Can you update old New in Town Worlds to the modern Versions (New in Town and Minecraft Versions)? And if yes how?
05/02/2024 1:04 pm
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
Unfortunately New in Town worlds made in 1.20.4 cannot be safely updated to 1.20.5, you'll need to start a new world to play with this update as a result of the required changes to item formatting.
05/03/2024 11:17 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
Vanlalruata's Avatar
Thanks for the reply!
04/24/2024 6:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
xsyzygy_'s Avatar
is there a command to give yourself the book?
04/24/2024 8:13 pm
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
Yes, you can find that info in the Server Admin Info txt file inside the zip folder. It should only be used if someone loses their book, and should not be used to let the same player start multiple towns, as that could break both of them.
04/10/2024 5:05 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
microwave224's Avatar
The portal does not work for me. nothing happens when i go into the portal
04/10/2024 6:44 pm
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
The Mysterious Portal requires you to have the New in Town Dimensions expansion installed as well. If you do, you also need to be in Survival mode.

If that's still not working, it may be because you're on a realm. Realms don't currently support custom dimensions.
04/10/2024 7:59 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
microwave224's Avatar
i have the new in town dienstions pack on but when i enter the water nothing happens
04/10/2024 8:24 pm
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
As I said, make sure you're in survival mode and not on a Realm.
04/10/2024 9:15 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
microwave224's Avatar
i have allways been in creative i will try
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