In vanilla Minecraft, it’s impossible for players to make cities. Sure, you can push a few houses together and excavate some land, but you’re going to have trouble making your cities look modern.
That’s a problem that Silvania Studios aims to solve with the FlenixCities Mod. This mod lets players create their own cities complete with roads, buildings, and other modern features.
The mod is in its very early stages of development and is still officially in its Alpha 0.5 stage. It aims to be “the modern answer to something like Millenaire”, which is the popular village generation mod.
FlenixCities is a modular mod, which means there are core mod files as well as extra modular files. You need to install the core mod files and you can choose to download whatever modular files you want. The mod’s creator, Silvania Studios, suggests downloading all modules for the best possible experience, although it’s totally up to you.
FlenixCities currently contains the following modules:
-Core Module: This module contains the FlenixCities API along with some basic building blocks that can be used to create cities. This module also contains the economic system.
-Food Module: Contains a number of food and drink items as well as a vending machine. In the future, this module will contain new animals and crops.
-Large Buildings Module: Want to build large buildings in your cities? You’re going to need this module, which lets you create sports stadiums and shopping centers. You can also build escalators and travellators which are designed to move players around as quickly as possible.
-Office Module: Contains all things you might find in an office, such as computers.
–Streets Module: There’s an entirely separate mod called FlenixRoads (also built by Flenix and Silvania Studios) which adds a number of high-quality roads to the game. The Streets Module adds a number of new street blocks that aren’t already part of FlenixRoads. There are 16 street blocks in total and you can use these blocks to create modern-looking streets, lines, turning lanes, etc.
In the future, the FlenixCities mod has some lofty ambitions. It wants to add a complete in-game economic system using dollars and cents to the game, for example. This system could be used to give servers their own currency. Other planned features include adding many different NPCs with their own unique personalities to the game in order to make the cities feel as alive as possible.
Players can currently experience the beginnings of the FlenixCities economic system by adding an ATM. ATMs can be used to make withdrawals although their functions are fairly limited in this latest update.
Right now, FlenixCities is just 15% complete. If this mod ever gets to 100%, it will be one of the best Minecraft mods we’ve ever seen. We’ll have to wait and find out.
How to install the FlenixCities Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of FlenixCities from here
Step 3) Drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Start playing and enjoy!