Custom Ore Generation – First Revival Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10

The popular Custom Ore Generation mod by JRoush has long been abandoned by the mod author. Luckily, a mod revival was created by noogenesis to bring the mod back to the community.

Originally, Custom Ore Generation mod allows players to decide what type of ores will be generated in their world and how they are distributed.

The mod offers several other ore distribution method, including the vanilla “cluster” generation. With this mod installed, you can now choose “vein” distribution and “cloud” distribution to make ore generation more interesting and a bit realistic.

As the name implies, this mod focuses on player customization. With that in mind, every aspect of the ore generation can be changed and altered through its config text file, as well as it’s succinct in game menu/ UI.

The mod also provides out-of-the-box support for several mods that expands ore types and alters ore generation.

The original mod author created this mod as he is not satisfied with the other ore and ore generating mod that is already available. It is a shame that he has to abandoned the project. Luckily the community managed to pick up where he left.

Below is the comparison of the ore generation algorithm.


StandardGen – also known as “clusters”, is the expanded vanilla pattern that supports mods and has been modified to support special features from the mod. In this ore generation, ores are clustered in relatively small group and are scattered randomly across the ground.


Veins is a special algorithm that creates branches of ore leading to a central “motherlode” These branches often twist and can be modified to create many flexible algorithms including vertical pipes, large isolated tunnels, and other unique shapes. This type of generation is easier and more interesting to mine than that of the vanilla.


Finally, the Cloud algorithm creates an irregulalr sphere that concentrates in the middle and scatters slightly randomly from the center g0ing out (as if it exploded). This type of ore generation can yield the most ore mined when the center “sphere” is found.


How to install Custom Ore Generation for Minecraft 1.7.10

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Custom Ore Generation First Revival.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.


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