A lot of Minecraft mods as of late have been focusing on filling the void that is often felt when playing on single-player. While some do a pretty good job, others are still leaving players feeling like they’re missing out on something. Well enter the Millénaire village mod for Minecraft:
Millénaire is a single-player mod for Minecraft. It’s primary objective: replace that empty hole in single-player worlds by adding NPC villages to it with loose 11th-century Norman and North Indian themes and additional cultures planned. (Btw: for those that don’t know, NPC stands for Non-Playable Character)
With the Millénaire mod villages are populated with men, women and children of various types who will perform tasks such as trading with the player, expending current buildings or improving existing ones, cultivating crops such as wheat in Norman villages and rice in Indian ones, crafting tools and powerful amulets, etc. As the village expends, the number of villagers increases as couples have children who grow up into new adults.
You can help your game’s villages grow by trading with them which will provide you with unique in-game items such as Norman and Indian food and even statues and tapestries that you can decorate your house with. If the villagers warm up to you enough, they very well may even offer to build you a house.
Type of villagers
As of right now, there are 7 different types of villagers
– Farmers who will grow wheat crops in the fields around their houses and then bring the harvested wheat
to be placed in a chest inside of their house
– Lumberjacks who will cut down trees and replant them with the resulting saplings. They will also
gather apples for cider from the destroyed leaves. Lumberjacks will place the wood and the apples
that they gather into chests inside of their houses
– Wives who will take the resources gathered by their husbands into the public buildings to produce bread from wheat, cider
from apples as well as trade with the player.
– Children are born at night and grow into adults
– Guards that patrol the villages
– Priests that visit the church
– Smiths who make the Normans tools
Expansion of the village
The main “aim” of the villagers is to improve their village. There are six initial villagers, but their number will grow as they have children and build new houses. They can also build new types of buildings and improve existing ones. For this they need building materials: wood, cobblestone, glass and stone. The first they can get themselves, the rest only through trade with the player. A complete village currently includes a bakery, a tavern, a church, fountains, a presbytery, a guard tower and an (ugly) castle, plus custom buildings if advanced.
Creating a new village: the Village Wand
With enough deniers, you can buy a “village wand” from the Town Hall of a village. When used on a obsidian block, it will attempt to generate a new village around the block. Warning: using a village wand is dangerous, as the village can end up being built on top of you, killing you if the ground level goes up. Don’t use it you can’t afford a respawn.
Compatibility / installation
Millénaire is compatible with Minecraft 1.7.3 single-player only.
Millénaire uses ModLoader 1.7.3 and should be compatible with all other ML 1.7.3 mods as long as they do not use block IDs 121 to 126. To install it, first install ML 1.7.3, then copy in the minecraft.jar the class files, the gui and the mod folders. Then place the “buildingplans” folder directly in the minecraft folder (alongside bin, saves etc.). Millénaire requires quite a lot of CPU on top of the regular game, especially when generating new areas, so is not recommended for computers where the regular game lags.
– When reloading a village, sometime two women will end up building the same thing
– Buildings should face the Town Hall, but often don’t
– Occasionally pathing issues will cause a CPU-spike
– Ladders and stairs sometime not placed properly
Check the FAQ page on the Millénaire wiki: http://millenaire.or…ki/Category:FAQ
Version 1.4.5 (Compatible with Minecraft 1.8.1)