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New in Town: Dimensions Expansion Data Pack | Pre-Release for the Settler's Experience Minecraft Data Pack

New in Town: Dimensions is an expansion pack for the popular base New in Town data pack, a multi-stage, story-driven, settler's experience.

This expansion, in pre-release status, serves as a glimpse into the content you can expect to continue the story of New in Town, however, it is provided as a stand-alone experience. You do not need to have the New in Town data pack installed to explore these dimensions. However, the fleet and mine building experiences are only accessible with the base pack installed.

Accessing the Dimensions
Access to the dimensions provided by this New in Town Expansion is not done by the traditional manner of building a portal. Instead, a mysterious portal will open for you when you kill a Phantom in the Overworld using a Spectral Arrow. When you step into the water of the portal (in survival mode), you will be taken to the In Between. If you are playing with the original New in Town data pack, you can also utilize the Mysterious Portal structure for your settlement, the recipe for which can be found in the Mayor's Office.

The In Between
The In Between, as the name might imply, serves as the bridge between the Overworld and the other dimensions included in this data pack. All across the floating islands of the In Between, you will find existing Mysterious Portals. Entering these will take you to one of the three other dimensions: the Primordial Desert, the Buried Ocean, or the Tempest. There is no way to tell which world the portal will take you to until you step through, but once you do, that portal will always take you to that same place in the same dimension.

New in Town: Dimensions Expansion Data Pack | Pre-Release for the Settler's Experience Minecraft Data Pack
New in Town: Dimensions Expansion Data Pack | Pre-Release for the Settler's Experience Minecraft Data Pack

The In Between is a peaceful world, populated mostly by sheep and llamas. In the Sparkling Glacier biome, Polar Bears may take up residence in the ruined towns that generate there. The Battlefield biome may look hostile, but the gravestones are long-forgotten, and only Mooshrooms walk among the Wither Roses. However, you may still stumble upon the ruins of Nether machines like the Ancient Drill, utilized by the Tyrant in his invasion of the End during the story of New in Town.

Also in the In Between, you will occasionally find the ruins of towns, composed of structures that might be built with the New in Town data pack. They are long abandoned, but some chests there contain Stone, Oak Logs, Gold Ingots, and very rarely, the Building Permits used in settlement construction in the settler's experience data pack.

The Primordial Desert
The Primordial Desert is a harsh and hostile world, a seemingly endless desert peppered with pockets of peace and danger, hundreds of blocks apart. The Oasis biomes are small, and the only place to find water in this ultrawarm dimension where Hoglins do not zombify as they roam the warm sands. Volcanic cave biomes dwell under the surface, flooded with lava deltas and their magma chambers guarded by Blazes. Diamonds and Emeralds generate more commonly in the volcanic zones, sometimes even nearing the surface, though in smaller deposits. You must be careful mining here, though, as in the whole dimension, silverfish and deposits of infested stone are common occurrences.

Most notably, the Primordial Desert is an exceptional location to mine in, featuring a maximum world depth of -128, with the surface terrain leveling out at about Y=72.

Piglins have carved out a home for themselves all across the Primordial Desert, hunkering down beneath the sands. These advanced Piglins have cooks, stonecutters, and gold mines, but they guard their homes fiercely. If you can manage the Piglin Brutes, these settlements may prove to be allied respite from the Husks of the night.

Dotting the landscape between the Piglin Settlements are a variety of mysterious and dangerous structures. Mirages may lead you astray from your path, promising shade and cool from the warm desert, but providing only deceit. Strange formations of stones seem peculiarly placed in the sand, their intricate shapes tempting you with unknown treasures. Illager Obelisks tease a story of cruel experimentation, and the ancient past is uncovered with vast riches in the Pharaoh's Tomb.

The Buried Ocean
The majority of the Buried Ocean is flooded with dark seas, where fish and Squids may swim, but Drowned as well. Due to the low light level across this world, the high ceilings and low, flooded caves beneath the seafloor, Drowned make up the majority of hostile mobs, and thanks to this, the odds of encountering one or more trident-wielders is extreme. The obsidian pillars which float at the water's surface may allow skeletons, spiders, and creepers to spawn as well, but they will be largely relegated to the different landmasses which generate in the Buried Ocean, with hundreds of blocks of water between them.

Biomes like the Mystic Roughs may look to be a welcome escape from the cold oceans, but even they present their own dangers. Should you find the Mushroom Forest or Verdant Grove, you might be safe, but these biomes provide little reward outside of comfort, and even that can be challenged by neighboring biomes and the hostile mobs which spawn at the borders.

The Chandeliers that hang over the Deep Dark Sea are filled with Illagers, dark wizards who are researching the inherent magic of the Buried Ocean. Their loot can be grand, but is heavily guarded not only by Pillagers, but also Evokers and, rarely, an Illusioner.

Ghost Ships can be found in any sea biome, haunting among the other shipwrecks found commonly here. The Ghost Ship is populated by more powerful Strays, and carries loot that could help in the construction of a Conduit among the ghostly remains of the vessel and her crew.

The Ancient Sea is an endgame biome, dotted with Dark Prismarine Brick pillars, as though to keep something inside the deeper biome. The ruins of Conduits can be found in any sea biome, but appear more commonly here, and with a greater chance of being completed, however this entire seascape is patrolled by Guardians. If that wasn't enough, the Ancient Tower rises out from the floor of the Ancient Sea, sometimes stretching all the way to the ceiling of the Buried Ocean, as though to hold it up.

The Tempest
This dimension is cursed with an eternal storm, with rain and snow falling from the sky in every biome, and thunder crashing frequently as lightning strikes the earth. Due to the volatility and high electricity in the air, every Creeper of the Tempest is immediately and constantly charged, and Phantoms grow greatly in size, spawning naturally in any biome that does not have a forest.

In the Lightning Fields, the frequent lightning strikes have created floating magnetites, drawing iron, redstone, and gold ore to the surface and into the air, hovering over the brown fields where livestock and undead tread. In colder biomes, the snow has begun to pile and settle so much that drifts of hardened snow generate, and a barrage of hail threatens to injure any survivalists that would choose to venture out from under the protective leaves (simulated by poison). In the Foreboding Wood, traveling above the canopy is discouraged by haunting spirits.

The Lightning Fields, being one of the more common biomes, are important locales to traverse even for the native Illagers. Here, you can find their abandoned towns, as well as the Illager Railways! These systems of rails carrying locomotives and cars full of ore, passengers, and prisoners between stations don't have too much in the way of loot, but the Pillagers there will guard it nontheless!

Due to the constant rainfall, water has collected and congealed into slimy reservoirs, where an elemental battle of wet and warm has been waged. Slimes and Magma Cubes spawn here, largely sticking to their respective territories.

Stockpiles have also been curiously arranged throughout the world. These reserves of gunpowder have been hardened into concrete by the torrential downpour. However, these biomes are still guarded by Pillagers, and charged Creepers will spawn more naturally here, among the powders of their fallen kind.

In the Glacial Wall biomes, the Ice Castle can be found very rarely. Although empty for now, it will soon serve as a significant challenge to overcome and claim valuable loot!

If you're playing with the original New in Town, you can also now enjoy and test early versions of the structure-building expansions coming to these dimensions! See below for what is currently included (no tutorials yet, unfortunately. You will have to explore on your own or ask for help in the Discord until closer to the full release!).

Seafarers | The Fleet-sailing expansion
If you've played the original New in Town, you may be familiar with the non-functional Fleet Manifest sold by the Mayor. Now, that charter book will become functional with both New in Town and the Dimensions Expansion installed! Head for the Buried Ocean dimension and use the Fleet Manifest while in water (the Deep Dark Sea or Pristine Sea biomes are the most recommended) and the Captain's Ship will be constructed around you!

The Ship Planners for adding more ships to your fleet function in the same way as Site Planners, positioned diagonally at the ends of your vessel's gangplanks. The First Mate can sell you the Seafarer Ship Recipes book for a single feather, as well as turn your Stripped Oak Logs and White Wool into Prepared Ship Hulls, used for every recipe in the same way a Building Permit is done for your town. You will also need to use wool of various colors for the various sails, and may need resources from other dimensions. Please feel free to provide feedback on these recipes and ships, as well as suggest new ships for this expansion, in our Discord server!

There is not currently much logged information for Seafarers or Excavators (below), but as you expand your fleet, you may come across the Illager Galleon and, in time, begin to uncover the dark secrets that the Illagers are trying to work towards, culminating in a unique and challenging boss battle!

Excavators | The Mining Expansion
In addition to the Fleet Manifest, you can also purchase the Excavation Lease from the Mayor to begin a mine in the Primordial Desert! Use this new charter book to establish a lift down below the sands. Expand your mine with all kinds of functional shafts and drills, uncover buried artifacts and perform research to restore them to their former glory, and uncover the secrets of the Illagers' intentions in this harsh dimension.

New in Town: Dimensions features the following:
  • Multiplayer compatibility; each player can open one portal to the In Between and travel amongst the different dimensions
  • Four new and unique dimensions, as well as a peculiar method of traveling between them
  • Play with or without the original New in Town; this pack is compatible with it, but independent
  • A large and growing variety of naturally-generating structures, with varying complexities
  • Room to grow; more structures, natural features, and story beats may be added in the future
  • And more!
Please note that everything provided in this Pre-Release for New in Town: Dimensions is subject to change. However, your feedback is greatly appreciated, so please get involved in making these new dimensions as great as they can be for the future of the settler's experience!

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!
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.20

28 Update Logs

Update 0.39 : by kanokarob 01/20/2024 12:58:15 pmJan 20th

  • Fixed bosses not behaving correctly. This was due to an undiscovered change with how functions were handling a scoreboard that tracked their health. If you hae no started anby bossfights yet, you can update to this version safely and everything should work without further action. If you started a bossfight and found it was not working, you can use these two commands to fix it:
    • /scoreboard objectives remove nitBossHealth
    • /scoreboard objectives add nitBossHealth dummy

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07/08/2024 12:58 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
User5242207G's Avatar
Hey! Currently progressing through the New in Town datapack in 1.20... super excited about the dimensions add-on, do you have any info about when it'll be updated to 1.21?
07/08/2024 1:12 pm
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
I don't have an ETA yet, but I am actively working on. 1.21 seems to have introduced quite a few stealth changes to worldgen that's required some effort to fix and update older features, but things are beginning to stabilize. After that, I plan for this next update to bring the Seafarers and Excavators content up to standards with the base New in Town pack, particularly with regards to the Illager Attacks.

I'll announce in my Discord when beta testing becomes available.
06/25/2024 2:17 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Ameliastarr's Avatar
when i try booting up my server on aternos with the treecapitor and base new in town datapacks with the new dimensions datapack it crashes and i dont know why
06/25/2024 10:13 am
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
New in Town Dimensions is not updated for 1.20.5+
02/08/2024 5:12 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Im_Galaxy's Avatar
Hi I wanna Ask If This Datapack lags The server as i use a free host and have 400% cpu and 8.3 gb ram
02/08/2024 9:22 am
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
All data packs affect performance, just due to the nature of them. I have done my best to keep New in Town: Dimensions fairly optimized, but with a larger world, more players, and more fleets or mines (if playing with the original New in Town), the more it will impact performance.
01/14/2024 9:27 am
Level 32 : Artisan Sus
PenguinBob12's Avatar
Used the Excavation Lease and the chat said: Unkown scoreboard objective 'nitContract'
01/14/2024 10:30 am
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
You're either using the wrong version of New in Town Dimensions for your version of Minecraft and/or base New in Town, or have an incompatible mod or data pack
01/14/2024 10:32 am
Level 32 : Artisan Sus
PenguinBob12's Avatar
It was actually because I never grabbed the Town Charter which adds the Objective. However there is a bug where the Boss Didn't Spawn
01/14/2024 3:39 pm
Level 73 : Legendary Programmer
kanokarob's Avatar
The Excavation Lease also starts the objective :)

Gonna need more detail on the supposed bug.
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