The Seasons Mod is back! The legendary mod that adds a seasonal cycle consisting of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter has been updated by The_WeatherPony for 1.7.10. This is the first stable and public build of the mod we've had in a long, long time, so let's get right into it…
One of the best memories I have of Minecraft was way back in 2012 - playing a singleplayer world with a couple of my favorite mods including the Seasons Mod. The passage of time marked by the changing of the seasons was something that left me in awe. I had a room in my house where I'd put a sign up after each season had ended to mark what I had accomplished in that time. I'd harvest crops in the Fall, stocking up for the Winter, during which I'd usually go mining or stay indoors, shying away from the cold. The Seasons Mod made the progression feel more meaningful and made it all feel so special and planted the memory firmly in my brain which is why I remember it so fondly today.
If you're not familiar with the mod itself, here's a quick rundown:
There are 4 seasons (in order of change): Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Each lasts 7 days and has its own special features, both gameplay and aesthetic. Creating a new world or loading an old one that has no season yet will place it in the middle of a random season.
- During Spring, leftover snow from Winter will melt in non-snowy biomes, new plants will sprout on the surface.
- In Summer time wheat will grow faster, all rains will be storms, it will rain in snowy biomes, and leftover plants from Spring will wither and die. You will also take damage in desert biomes when not protected by armor and exposed to direct sunlight.
- If Fall falls onto your world, grass, flowers and leaves will turn brown and orange giving your world that Autumn look. You will also gain bonus drops from crops.
- When Winter comes, it will snow everywhere all the time except in deserts. In snowy biomes you will take damage and slow down when not protected by armor and outside, similar to deserts during Summer.
I made a short timelapse video with the seasons length turned down to 1 day to showcase how the change happens (the shorter timespan cause the ice and snow from winter to not melt fully, but you get the jist):