The Minecraft Real Life Seasons mod allows your biome to change with real world seasons.
One of the great things about Minecraft is that it has always allowed for a lot of creativity — not just for in-game builds, but also in the kinds of mods that people have been able to come up with. Since the game’s alpha “launch” players have been creating player skins, texture packs and a variety of mods that do things like modifying the in-game mobs, creating new mobs like the weeping angels from Doctor Who, change the way certain blocks work, or even add vendors and currency to a server.
Modders have even played around with the weather to a certain extent. And now, a modder named TQuin has decided to add seasons to the game with the Minecraft Real Life Seasons mod.
Who cares about seasons?
Okay, yes. Minecraft already — kind of — has seasons. Or, at least we have those different weather areas known as biomes. So if players decide they want to be somewhere with snow, they could just simply walk for a while and start building a house in a wintery biome.
But, there is a downside to this.
The weather in the biomes doesn’t change, so, if you decide you’re sick of snow, you have to relocate. With the Minecraft Real Life Seasons mod, you’ll get a change of scenery four times a year — six, if you count the spring and winter holiday looks.
How does it work?
According to the creator of the Minecraft Real Life Seasons mod, TQuin, it is launcher-based and operates by rotating the texture packs already available in the game. He has offloaded the modification process to happen outside of the game — which will negate any possibility of conflict with other mods you may have installed. I am also guessing will help keep the mod from slowing things down.
The mod is available for download through minecrafties.com, but it should be noted that if you want the full visual effect seen in the video, you’re going to need to pick up a few more mods to go with it.