[ANGRY PIXEL] The Betweenlands



The Betweenlands is a mod developed by the Angry Pixel modding group. This large and expansive mod adds a whole new fully fleshed-out dimension with a plethora of exciting new content that offers an exciting and challenging survival experience. 


The Betweenlands dimension is a dark and mysterious realm where strange, monstrous creatures roam amongst the remnants of long lost civilisations that have succumbed to the spread of decay. As dangerous as it is beautiful, there is much to explore and discover. The player must learn of their surroundings and keep their wits about them or else perish.
The mod is in active development, and many exciting new features are in the works. These will include new dungeons, bosses and a race of NPCs. 


Features include -
  • A complete independent survival experience with hours of gameplay
  • A whole new dimension to survive in
  • Many new creatures and monsters to fight
  • Bosses to defeat
  • Plenty of unique biomes and structures to explore and loot, from towering fortresses to scattered underground ruins
  • An extensive herblore system that allows you to create over 30 unique infusions from 14 different aspects found in plants
  • A unique farming system with several new crop types
  • Over 300 new blocks to build with, including various machine blocks and a whole lot of plant life
  • Over 350 new items, including lots of unique weapons and loot, complete tool and armour sets, plenty of food items, new raw materials, scraps of lore and more
  • Over 250 new sounds, including 7 immersive ambient tracks and 33 music tracks
  • Lots of new mechanics, including food sickness, corrosion of tools, decay of the player, and a combat circle revolving around 3 new gem items
  • Randomly occuring events, including changes in the weather as well as sometimes more supernatural occurrences
  • Special built-in custom shader effects to make the worlds look even prettier
  • Multiplayer compatibility so you can survive with your friends
  • ...and much, more more!



Lore - 

During the time when the Overworld and Nether were just being born, this dimension existed as little other than a void of nothingness, but energy seeped into it, giving it potential to grow. Eventually, an interdimensional rift appeared, allowing life force to populate this dimension. A race of NPCs inhabited it, including a powerful Druid. He and his followers worked to twist the Nether's evil into a weapon of peace. However, when they opened the portal in this dimension, evil surged out into it. This caused the NPCs to become Wights. The druid himself became the Prime Wight, and he now wielded power over this dimension. He caused the Betweenlands to become a swampy, deathly land, as it is now. After much time, a traveler (the player) found their way to the dimension.

Features - 

The air is so foul that any creature breathing it slowly decays.  The realm has no day/night cycle.  Clocks, maps, redstone, flint and steel, and compasses are useless here. Due to the warm and wet environment of The Betweenlands, food from other dimensions rots when traveling through the portal to this dimension, becoming Rotten Food.

As Flint and Steel cannot operate in the dimension, there is an alternative way to creating a fire. Simply hold right-click Moss, Cave Moss, or Thorns (either placed or dropped, both block and item forms work) with an Octine Ingot to light it on fire. The ingot will cause the plant to slowly build up flame until it turns into a fire block, without consuming the ingot in the process. This is essential for getting an Infuser started.

Torches will not work here, and you will require Sulfur Torches instead. Along with that, tools from other dimensions will be diminished in effectiveness in the Betweenlands, prompting the player to use the Betweenlands tools. However, Betweenlands tools in your inventory will undergo Corrosion.


How to access - 

The Betweenlands can be accessed by creating a Portal Tree, which contains four portals to the dimension. For more information on how to access the dimension, visit the How to get there page.


Environment - 

The Betweenlands revolves around a swampy-like theme. It has a randomly generated, animated green sky dotted with mysterious, hazy stars. These skies have Auroras from time to time, one of the last sparks of happiness in the dimension. The once verdant soil retains a very dead green color.

The dimension is composed of Swamplands, Patchy Islands, Coarse Islands, Sludge Plains, Deep Waters, and Marshes. The Middle Gem Ores can be found within a couple of these biomes. These biomes are crawling with very thick and uncontrolled flora and fauna, and some contain remnants of long lost civilizations in the form of Small Ruins, Dungeons, and Idol Head Statues, among other mysterious structures. There is one rare major dungeon landmark, the Wight Fortress, that is central to progression. The Betweenlands may give birth to new biomes in the future and will receive more structures, such as Tribe Settlements.

The Lake Caverns, or Pitstone layer of The Betweenlands. It houses Valonite Ore, and Life Crystal Ore.

The Betweenlands's default tree is the small Weedwood Tree, although there are bigger variations. The dimensions also provides Sap Trees, Rubber Trees, and Dead Trees. More trees are to come in the future.
The dimension carries a whole underground system with ores such as Sulfur Ore,Slimy Bone Ore, Octine Ore, Syrmorite Ore, Valonite Ore, and Life Crystal Ore. The caves themselves are often wide and house underground flora and dripping stalactites, along with echoing cave ambiance.

There are two main locations of the Betweenlands's underground structure: The Caverns and the Lake Caverns.

The Betweenlands only has two underground structures at the moment, and those are the Tar Dungeon, located in the Caverns layer, and the Underground Ruins, located in the Lake Caverns layer. Ancient Temples and more will be arriving in the future.




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Lots more information, as well as lengthy, in-depth guides for the mod, can be found on the official wiki, and you can follow @BetweenlandsDev on twitter for updates on development.


We also have an official Discord server for The Betweenlands where you can hang out and maybe chat with the developers (we're usually around). Come drop by and say hi!



"How do you install this mod?"
The Betweenlands is installed just like any other Forge mod. Just install the Forge API (you can use an installer) and drop the Betweenlands .jar file into the mods folder that should appear in .minecraft. 
"What's this? What's that? Where am I?!"
The mod can be pretty overwhelming, but don't worry, we have a highly detailed and comprehensive wiki with information on everything and anything in the mod. It is highly recommended that you check that out if you aren't sure about something.
"Why is my game crashing?"
First and foremost, make sure that you are using the correct version of Minecraft and the most up-to-date version of Forge API for that version. Another common cause of crashes is the mod's built-in shaders, which do not work on all computers. To fix this disable them manually in the mod's config file found in .minecraft/config/thebetweenlands. Since the mod has not been released for a long time, certain mods may not work with it. If you can tell which mod is incompatible, report it and we will look into it eventually. If you aren't sure what is causing the crash, then just leave a report and we will try to get back to you. 
"My screen is totally black! Have I gone blind?"
Probably not, no. If this happens to you, I'm guessing you're using Optifine, in which case you need to turn "Fast Render" in the settings to OFF. 
"How do I report a crash?"
You can leave a reply on this thread. Be sure to include the crash log, but always put in a spoiler or post it on something like pastebin.com otherwise we will not address the issue.

"How do I report a bug?"
Just let us know here, or make an issue on the Github page. 
"Can I make a suggestion?"
Sure, but just keep in mind that we have tons of ideas of our own that we would like to implement. 
"So... when is the next update?"
When it's ready. Seriously, we have no idea you just gotta be patient. 
"Can I include the mod in my modpack?"
Go ahead, so long as credit is given to the Angry Pixel team.
"Will the mod work on my server?"
Yup, the mod is completely multiplayer compatible.


The Betweenlands mod has a comprehensive team of talented people behind its creation. Their development team is called Angry Pixel.


Project manager -


Code -
TheCyberBrick, Vadis365, Imdutch21, GoryMoon, pau101


Textures -
MrCompost, TripleHeadedSheep


Models -


Music -
Voog2, Scarecrowman, Mr.Owltkins


Sound effects -


Additional code -
BobMowzie, Lexiconn, MrCompost, OnyxDarkNight, SanAndreasP


Additional textures -
Stealthgert, WightofShadows, Dylan4Ever

Additional models -
Vahkiti, MrCompost


Additional sounds -
TripleHeadedSheep, Freesound.org


Wiki maintenance -

Special thanks -
Aginsun, Cricket, Daveyx0, FairWolf, Fish2, Hologuard, Hwd45, Iridium616, Ivorius, KazunariAkito, Laskeri,  Quintinity, RandumbDude, Robonix, Sagotomi, Sartharis, Stealthgert, Vazkii, ZeuX, calebmanley, daveyx0, kiko0804 and probably many more!


All of the dedicated fans who showed their love and support for this project during its development. We couldn't have done it without you!




About This Project

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    Mar 27, 2016
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    Nov 5, 2018
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