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Please note the first release out (1.19-1.0.0 Preview) is still quite an early version! Changes may be made.
Geophilic is a mod that improves some vanilla Overworld biomes in a subtle and simple way! The main inspiration comes from scrapped illustrations for what was supposed to be the Wild Update - this is essentially meant to be a very easy drop-in improvement to vanilla biomes without any new blocks, items, or even new biomes.
Main changes are made to the rarity and density of certain biome features, such as grass, fern, or flowers. New features are added too - mostly fallen trees, moss, tree stumps, bushes, and sometimes, although rarely, new types of trees. Most trees are however left almost fully vanilla, with the only change being how tall naturally occurring trees generate, so you don't bump your head so often!
All and all, this is not meant to be an epic terrain overhaul, but rather a simplistic and nice way to update the feel of vanilla biomes to the new standard, without feeling too out of place.
This mod does not affect Overworld terrain generation in any way, which is important because it means it is compatible with other mods and data packs that actually do (e.g. Terralith). It is also fully server-side.
Geophilic currently affects these biomes:
Taiga, Birch Forest, Old Growth Birch Forest, Desert, Flower Forest, Forest, Swamp, Windswept Forest, Windswept Hills
See the gallery for more details!
Please know that this mod is still in development and new versions may differ slightly. I might make any changes, including the removal of features. While Minecraft can handle this and updating the mod will not corrupt your world, it's still best to make backups.