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The True Survival Mode | Core Features [1.17 RELEASE]

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Devons_Desk's Avatar Devons_Desk
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Make sure to check out the full release of TRUE SURVIVAL! It contains these survival features and much, much more!

True Survival by Devon Huge is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

This is a True Survival module. What is that?
True Survival is a comprehensive datapack containing many features like this datapack's and more. You can install True Survival modules like this one if you only want certain True Survival features instead of the complete True Survival experience.


- Harder Minecraft!
- Natural health regeneration is disabled.

- You can toss logs onto campfires to receive regeneration! (Multiplayer compatible)
  - Toss stems onto soul campfires to do the same.
- You will receive 1/2 heart of healing every 3 minutes if you have above 16 hunger and are in a light level of 8 or above.
- Torches can be made on campfires with sticks or wooden tools.
- Regular torch recipes are disabled. But more are added. (Recipes are granted to player's recipe book!)
- Craft 4 torches from 1 stick, 1 coal/charcoal, and 1 kindling. (Grass, seagrass, ferns, more)
- Craft 6 torches from 1 stick and 1 fire charge.
- Blazes drop fire charges upon death in addition to other drops.
- Most undead will extinguish torches when they walk over them!

Minecraft survival is far too easy. I think the source of this difficulty is the lack of threat to light and health regeneration. This datapack is the precursor to the comprehensive release of TRUE SURVIVAL! Good luck out there and enjoy! :-)

More true survival content is on the way! Let me know what you think about how I can improve it before the official release!

CompatibilityMinecraft 1.17

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Version 1.0 [1.17 Release] : by Devons_Desk 07/13/2021 5:11:26 pmJul 13th, 2021


True Survival's core mechanics have changed a fair amount since the last core update!

- Torch x4's are now crafted from "kindling" instead of grass. This includes grass, seagrass, ferns, and more. (Recipes are granted to the player's recipe book!)
- Craft torches from campfires by placing sticks or wooden tools.
- Multiple kinds of undead will now stomp torches instead of just regular zombies.
- Stems thrown on soul campfires will heal the players in the same way as logs on regular campfires.
- New passive regeneration added! You will heal 1/2 a heart every 3 minutes if you have 16 or more hunger and are sitting in a light level of 8 or greater.
- New optimizations and general performance increases.
- Organized recipes.
- Updated licensing and links.

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11/10/2021 8:43 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Unknown200000009899768453's Avatar
Make torches burn out an make when it snow you need to be next to a campfire so you don't freeze.
07/13/2021 10:33 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Blob
h_h_h's Avatar
For the longest time I've always thought survival was wayyy too easy. This is great and definitely deals with a couple big problems in survival. My only complaint is that torches from campfires is still pretty easy. It definitely makes getting torches harder and no way you'll get an entire stack before night time arrives but campfire torches are pretty easy to get. But I love this datapack, it's great.
07/13/2021 10:01 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Nerd
Pleasenotme's Avatar
This seems awesome!
07/13/2021 10:15 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Architect
Devons_Desk's Avatar
Thanks, glad you like it!
08/11/2020 11:54 am
Level 23 : Expert Nerd
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07/18/2020 12:06 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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After testing, it seems you cannot burn Crimson Stem, Warped stem, and both of their stripped variants on a campfire as well as their Hyphae and Stripped Hyphae variants. You also cannot burn any of the stripped log or fully bark covered "wood" variants (as well as the stripped version of these) on campfires.

Is this intended?
07/18/2020 12:48 am
Level 70 : Legendary Architect
Devons_Desk's Avatar
Yeah the nether trees are fireproof so I ommitted them from the campfire functionality. As for the bark blocks, I only took them out to save on commands and reduce lag.
09/22/2020 3:27 pmhistory
Level 55 : Grandmaster Llama
Suspicious Stoo
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Way late on this, but you could always make the campfire feature trigger by recipe advancements instead of checking on a clock.
    • Make a null recipe for every log type, and an advancement that triggers whenever that recipe was unlocked.
    • Make the reward for the advancement a function that revokes the advancement from @s.
    • Give @a[​distance=..5] regeneration 1 for 30 seconds.
This would considerably reduce lag and open up the pack to having more features. It would also make it much easier to add logs, and would make the feature compatible with soulfire campfires.
09/20/2021 1:40 amhistory
Level 38 : Artisan Blob
h_h_h's Avatar
I'm kind of Stoopid but from my experience campfire recipes don't work? I've tried something like this in the past and every time nothing happened (the advancement and function worked from my knowledge when I tried /advancement grant... And the criteria was also set to unlocking the campfire recipe.)

If you're trying with furnaces I think it should work?
09/22/2020 4:02 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Architect
Devons_Desk's Avatar
That is actually a fantastic idea and I wish I thought of it haha

I will heavily consider it, cause the performance improving sounds great

The thing that's holding me back would simply be just the novelty of literally "throwing" a log onto the campfire. I'll have to think about it a bit more! Thanks for checking out the pack <3
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