Did you always want the plants in Minecraft to be fluffier and verdant? Then you should consider installing this great mod as it does manage to bring in front a very good value right from the start. That’s what manages to make the Better Foliage Mod great here, the fact that it helps you fully understand a new approach towards Minecraft, one that does pay off well and which you will enjoy.
The nice thing in Better Foliage Mod 1.12/1.11.2 is that it adds shaders. Basically, the game world does tend to look a little better and the foliage gets the most benefit. Of course, shaders in a blocky game can ever do so much, but in the end that’s what makes Better Foliage Mod minecraft distinct and unique when compared to the games found here.
The lack of good foliage in Minecraft was problematic but the mod does a very good job in solving that. The experience is simple, more refined and the value you receive is nothing short of impressive. The Better Foliage Mod 1.11.2 helps you better improve the plants and their look which in turn does make the game more fun and immersive to begin with. If you are a fan of foliage and want the game world to look shinier and more realistic when compared to the regular blocks, then this particular mod might be exactly what you need. It’s a very good mod, one that delivers value and which you will have no problem using if you want to enjoy the experience and have a lot of fun.
It is client only and the extra leaves will be rendered individually. They added a configuration GUI that allows you to individually modify a wide variety of things inside the game, from the activation to size, offset mode, height, flower chance and the algae or reeds chance.
What you will need to keep in mind in regards to this mod is that it has a little bit of trouble with the short grass. Due to the transparency and mipmap problems, the short grass does tend to look quite strange, but you can easily get over this minor mishap, so there’s that.
You can use the Better Foliage Mod with the GLSL shader mod without any problem and you don’t need textures for the crossed leaf polygons and each leaf type individually. The results you receive are very good as a whole and you do get a pretty good value as a whole, so you should check Better Foliage out if you want better foliage in the game.
The mod is client only, although it will not crash your server if you add it accidentally.
Extra leaves will be rendered for each leaf block that has at least one side touching an air block. Grass will be rendered for grass blocks with an air block above them.
There is a config GUI, opened by pressing F8 (configurable), or using the config button after selecting it in your mod list. Here you can set rendering options for grass and leaves.
- On/Off: self-explanatory
- Size: size of the extra polygons, relative to block diameter
- Offset: how much off-center the polygons should be (relative to diameter), to break up the regularity. Separate horizontal and vertical value for leaves
- Offset mode: leaves only. In Translate mode, round leaves will be moved off-center, but have a perfect 45° angle. In Skew mode, leaves will stay centered, but the corners will be dragged around.
- Height: for grass only, minimum and maximum values
- Flower Chance: how many lilypads out of 64 should have a flower on them
- Reeds/Algae Chance: how many suitable blocks out of 64 should have reeds/algae (approximate)
There’s some minor inconvenience with short grass: because mipmaps and transparency are not good friends, the grass looks darker than it should at a distance, and large flat patches of grass look a bit weird. If you have the horsepower for it, turn off mipmaps and crank up anisotropic filtering in the video settings.
Works fine with the GLSL Shader Mod. You may want to turn off the short grass though: because of the shadow map resolution the grass looks like it is floating slightly above the block (it doesn’t).
The mod does not need textures supplied for the crossed leaf polygons for each and every leaf type, as it will generate them on the fly, making it very easy to use: it will (should) support every mod and texture pack automagically.
How to install:
- Download Minecraft Forge
- Right click, Run as Administrator and press OK to install Forge. (You can skip this step if you’ve installed Minecraft Forge)
- Open Start on desktop => Open Run (Or you can use the Windows +R keyboard shortcut)
- Type %appdata% into Run and press enter
- Go to folder /.minecraft/mods
- Put the jar file of mod into mods folder and then run Minecraft. Done!
Better Foliage Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2/1.10.2 Download Links:
For minecraft 1.7.2
For minecraft 1.7.10
For minecraft 1.8
For minecraft 1.8.9
For minecraft 1.9
For minecraft 1.9.4
For minecraft 1.10.2
For minecraft 1.11
For minecraft 1.11.2
For Minecraft 1.12/1.12.1/1.12.2