Snow is an important part of several Minecraft biomes. However, in vanilla Minecraft, let’s be honest: snow doesn’t look all that great.
Snow looks like someone dropped a bucket of white paint onto a dirt block, and now, thanks to Minecraft’s talented modding community, Minecraft players can enjoy a totally improved snow system.
The Better Snow Mod completely changes the way Minecraft handles snow. In vanilla Minecraft, snow is very simple. It never reaches higher than an inch on each block – no matter how much it’s actually snowing – and of course, it never melts either. Snow doesn’t affect players at all, really, and it’s one part of the game that’s “just there”.
With the Better Snow Mod, the following snow-related features have been added:
-Snow has 16 different heights
-Snow will pile up during a snowfall/blizzard
-When snow stops falling and the sun comes out, the snow will start melting
-Snow never melts completely
-Snow will slow down mobs and players when walking through it; the deeper the snow, the slower you go
-Placing one snow block on top of another snow block makes the snow one layer deeper
-Mobs will sink into the snow no matter how high it is
-Depending on how high the snowpile is, each snow block will drop snowballs (you can also change this in the settings menu to make snow blocks drop snow, not snowballs)
-Full in-game settings menu
-Compatible with another popular Minecraft snow mod called AllSnow
-Snow can fall under trees and build up
This mod comes with full LAN support if all players have the mod installed. But if only the LAN host has the mod installed, players can still enjoy partial features. It’s a well-polished mod that is mostly complete.
In the future, the mod’s creator, acomputerdog, plans to add some interesting new features, including different snowfall amounts per biome, frosted leaves in the winter, frosted glass panes, and the ability for flowing water to freeze over after a large snowfall.
Unlike other mods that transform central game mechanics, the Better Snow Mod does not require APIs or any other mods. In fact, installation is relatively easy. To download and install this mod today, follow the instructions below.
How to install the Better Snow Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download the latest version of the Better Snow Mod from here
Step 2) Extract the Better Snow Mod to a temporary location
Step 3) Drag and drop all of the files from the Better Snow Mod into the minecraft.jar folder
Step 4) Delete the META-INF folder in your minecraft.jar folder
Step 5) Start playing and enjoy!