Overhauled Villages Mod

Overhauled Villages changes Minecraft’s existing Villages, adding new types of structures and decorations. Although some new Villages can be found too, which are themed to fit in with some other biomes.

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About Overhauled Villages

Firstly, this mod is also known as ChoiceTheorem’s Overhauled Village, as it was developed by ChoiceTheorem. It was also originally a Datapack but has since been converted into a mod for both Forge and Fabric.

The slideshow above shows just a few of the new Villages included with the mod. But in total, there’s 23 to come across, and some of these are overhauls of the existing Vanilla Villages, and new ones themed around other Biomes.

In general, they’re a lot more interesting than Vanilla Villages, due to the size of them being increased. Different styles of blocks are also added to match the surrounding Biomes, although no new blocks or items are included with the mod.

When it comes to Pillager Outposts, these have received lots of changes. There are different variants that might make them look like Forts, Homes, Towers, Ruins, and more. Whereas in Vanilla Minecraft, all Pillager Outposts look the same.

Alongside the standard Pillager Outpost, additional ones are available for the following biomes: Beach, Dark Forest, Desert, Jungle, Mesa, Mountain, Plains, Savanna, Snowy, Swamp, and Taiga. In total, expect to find 14 different Pillager Outpost variants.

Overhauled Villages Mod Download

1.12.2No Release
1.13.2No Release
1.14.4No Release
1.15.2No Release
1.16.5No Release
1.17.1No Release

The links above will take you to the CurseForge page for the Overhauled Villages Mod. Specifically, they direct you to the download for your chosen version of Minecraft. Learn more about why you should only download files from CurseForge.

How to Install

If you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
  1. Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
  2. Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
  3. Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.