Focusing initially on wilderness survival, you will progress to mechanical energy for early automation and ultimately learn to harness electrical energy. Different tiers of metals are scattered through the world, and may require unique methods to obtain.
An optional quest book is provided to explain gameplay changes, and to nudge the player in the right direction if they're stuck.
Homestead offers unique mod interactions so the pack feels more cohesive, and less like a "kitchen sink". A custom nutrition system was also written to encourage dietary variety in a realistic setting.
This is a difficult pack, and experience with modded Minecraft is suggested. There are very few "magic blocks"; instead you are provided the tools to assemble and automate your own creations.
Homestead was designed to work as a base for new survival-focused packs. It remains compatible with much of the existing mod ecosystem, and dropping in new mods should work without requiring configuration. Of course, this will affect game balance.
Existing worlds will not automatically receive quest changes on pack updates. On clients, you can run "/bq_admin default load" to update existing worlds. On servers, please copy the file /config/betterquesting/DefaultQuests.json over /world/betterquesting/QuestDatabase.json.
Screenshots and source files for Homestead are available on GitHub. Please use the issue tracker to report any problems.
There have been 3,630 server installs of this pack.
Players have played a total of 28.23 years of this pack.
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More bags? More bags!
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Better Achievements (0.3.3)
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By: Joseph 'Nuchaz' Sinclair
Big Doors (1.10.2-1.3.0)
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Bird's Nests (1.5.1)
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Charcoal Pit (1.4)
Free shape multiblocks for charcoal and coke production
Chisels & Bits (12.17)
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Hunger Overhaul (1.1.0.jenkins118)
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Immersive Craft (1.1x-1.3.6)
Immersive Engineering (0.10-61)
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Item Zoom (1.4)
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Just a Few Fish (1.5.3_for_1.10.2)
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Just Enough Items (220.127.116.110)
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Literal Ascension (1.10.2-18.104.22.168)
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Login Shield (1.10.2-25-g2a63586)
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Nomadic Tents (7.01)
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Underground Biomes (1.0.v.18)
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Vanilla Automation (1.10.2-1.6)
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Village Box (1.10.2-0.6.0)
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Watering Cans (1.10.2-1.1.2)
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Winter WonderLand (1.2.2)
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Wolf Armor and Storage (wolfarmor-18.104.22.168.jar)
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Projectile melee weapons!
- Disabled morning fog
- Updated Pig quest to use a checkbox instead of entity detection. This was required as Animania Pigs do not inherit from their vanilla counterpart, and there was no easy way to detect all sub-types.
- Leaves now have some resistance, slowing movement and falls
- Startup noise will consistently play XP chime
- Corrected crash caused by Animania sheep
- Updated player footprint style
- Tree felling is now more directional as ChopDown replaced TimberJack
- Sound Filters has replaced Sound Physics due to conflict with Dynamic Surroundings
- Sound engine crashes should be resolved with an update from Dynamic Surroundings
- Fixed Slop iron duplication again
- Fixed Market block recipe
- Resolved crash caused by Animania salt licks and troughs
- Sheep and goat milk can be used for slop
- Slightly increased distance between villages
- Halved feather drop rates from chickens
- Integrated Projector into quest tree
- Restored Compost Bin
- Crusher can now process ardite and cobalt (into nuggets)
- Removed Railcraft plates oredict to clarify recipes
- Updated Vanilla Automation to resolve desync bug with redstone clocks
- Disabled Compost Bin due to crashes
- Rolled back Dynamic Surroundings to restore footstep sounds
- Animal quests won't trigger completion until revealed
- Many artificial blocks are no longer affected by gravity
- Resolved "format error" in Nutrition quest
- Converted Mowzie's Mobs sounds to mono to fix positional audio and volume levels
- Sheep and Goats have been added
- Vanilla sheep will be transformed into Animania variants upon updating
- Quests have been updated to support the new animals
- Minor quest icon and layout changes
- Updated recipes that required vanilla fishing rods
- Ground Traps now require cut leather
- Fixed metal duplication glitch
- Enhanced Visuals mod has been disabled by default
- Increased challenger mob rarity
- Ores have been rebalanced. Copper and iron are more common, while gold is reduced.
- Resolved harvest level tool exploit
- Bagginses bags now properly accept modded items
- Antique Atlas now shows minimap when placed anywhere in the hotbar
- Coal dust can now be created more efficiently in a grinder
- Kitchen structures no longer require stained clay
- Buffed most VillageBox quest rewards
- VillageBox bankers now trade in foreign currency (emeralds)
- VillageBox villagers now require their own homes
- Snow now accumulates during snowfall
- New quest to explain The One Probe
- New quest for Medicine Bag
- Minor quest wording changes
- Astral sorcery marble generation has been disabled
- Water bucket yields 4 salt per craft
- Fridge recipe requires less iron
- Planks, fences, and scaffolding are no longer affected by gravity
- Better With Mods-0.14.25-1.10.2.jar
- Corrected bucket dupe bug
- Corrected iron ingot display bug in JEI
- Fixed leaves being unbreakable with fists
- Reverted HarvestTweaks changes
- Fixed dirt/sand being unbreakable with fists
- Refined Relocation has been removed as it caused item loss. Please move any items out of Refined Relocation chests before this update.
- Resolved single player crash caused by hopping frogs (again)
- Fixed painting and item frame duplication bug
- Fixed leather strips duplication bug
- Minor quest description and layout changes
- Water can now be drank directly from deep water sources
- Fish are now physical entities, and fishing mechanics have been revamped
- Underwater creatures have lost their nameplates
- Updated market block with advanced version that supports search
- Path block recipe has been made much cheaper
- Increased breaking speed of most stone types
- Reduced some console spam
- Better With Mods-0.14.3-1.10.2.jar
- Resolved single player crash caused by hopping frogs
- Minor quest wording changes
- Saddle quest is now a retrieval quest, not a crafting quest
- Fixed detection of Steve's Carts quest items
- Cooking For Blockheads Sink functionality restored
- Booster Rockets mod removed due to server-side exploit
- Forked WTF's Expedition to allow placement of ore blocks, as required for Astral Sorcery's progression
- Terraqueous plants no longer require shears to harvest
- Harvestcraft market and shipping bin now only accept crops
- Changed default darkness indicator method to Dynamic Surroundings
- Mobs will now rarely spawn with backpacks containing loot
- Added tooltips to explain rock types
- Added all smoothies to ore dictionary to fix Delighted Meal recipe
- Decreased water strainer lifespan by 25%
- Reduced stick drop chance from leaves
- Thatch is no longer affected by gravity
- Engineering blocks have been made significantly cheaper
- Iron Chests resource cost has been reduced by half
- Rock Paths are now crafted with rocks, not cobble
- White Candles now give 4x per craft
- Enabled Piggybackpack as late-game item
- Nuggets can now be melted into ingots using a stoked crucible
- Rebalanced and corrected some VillageBox trades
- Smoldering torches can now be relit on the ground
- Increased frequency of slime islands
- Increased frequency of dungeons, ravines, and underground pools
- Increased frequency of many ore types
- Cave density has been increased
- Decreased frequency of ancient shrines
Chunk boundaries will not be created
- Atlas quest changed from Bibliocraft to Antique Atlas
- Tanning quest now requires bark instead of iron knife
- Updated charcoal filter recipe
- Water buckets now yield four Fresh Water per craft
- Regular torch recipe now yields six torches per craft instead of one
- Hang glider cost has been reduced
- Increased watering can speed by 25%
- Hardened leather has been renamed to studded leather
- Hardened leather is now accepted for Combat quest
- All metal armors are now accepted for Advanced Combat quest
- Food tooltip method changed to now show correct values
- Fixing lemon food names from Harvestcraft
- Correcting VillageBox bankers again
- Slightly increased length of day/night cycle
- Unlit torches in your hand can now be relit on torches in the world
- Dirty water can now be converted directly to clean water using a lit campfire
- Lit Torches now last four hours, instead of one
- Nutrition system has been corrected and reintroduced
- Changed Coke Brick recipe to require Charcoal
- Made some informational quests available earlier
- Minor quest text updates
- Obsidian is no longer affected by gravity
- Storage Crates are no longer affected by gravity, resolving an item loss bug
- Slightly increased rate of zombie and skeleton boss mobs
- Decreased rate of challenger mobs
- Wither boss no longer spawns additional skeletons
- Fixed clay bucket > water exploit
- Neat HUD no longer displays above players
- Slightly reduced bug drop rate from sand
- Added silver>bronze trade to VillageBox Banker
- Changed F7 light overlay to better function on servers
- Removed nutrition from slime products
- Records can now be broken down into gold nuggets
- Broken Gearboxes can now be broken down into gears