Highlands Mod for Minecraft 1.8 by sdj64


In Highlands Mod, highlands aims to be a comprehensive improvement of Minecraft biomes, trees and terrain. If you’ve ever felt bored exploring the world of Minecraft, this is your mod.


  • 18 new biomes
  • 8 trees with their own wood, leaves and planks
  • 6 small plants
  • Custom world type and mountain generation
  • Fully compatible with customized world settings
  • Settings to disable biomes you don’t want
  • Biome rarity fix
  • Ore generation changes per biome
  • Forest generation based on height
  • Improvements to vanilla biomes


  • Adirondacks: Tall mountains of dirt and exposed stone with forested foothills.
  • Alps: Inhospitable mountains covered in deep snow with pine forests in the valleys.
  • Badlands: Plateaus and valleys of clay and dirt.
  • Bald Hill: A tall treeless hill that provides a good lookout point over forests.
  • Bamboo Forest: A dense forest of thin bamboo plants.
  • Dry Forest: A low landscape covered in Aspen trees and shrubs.
  • Grey Mountains: Ominous rocky crags covered in boulders and gnarled plants. The forested valleys contain many dead trees.
  • Highlands: Rolling hills covered in shrubs and flowering plants.
  • Lake: A small body of water that appears in many inland biomes. Poplar trees can grow on the shores.
  • Lowlands: Scattered lakes and low hills with stone and pine trees.
  • Meadow: An idyllic plain with poplar trees and many flowers.
  • Mojave: A dry semi-desert with red sand and Acacia trees.
  • Pinelands: Tall but weathered hills and mountains with pine trees and shrubs.
  • Poplar Hills: Lakes and hills covered in poplar trees.
  • Redwood Forest: A dense forest with fir and giant redwood trees, and a podzol floor.
  • Tropical Hills: Tall hills with a forest of Eucalyptus trees.
  • Tropical Islands: A player lost at sea might discover one of these palm tree covered islands.

Trees and Plants:

  • Aspen: A medium tree with light colored wood and autumn leaves.
  • Bamboo: A small tree with a very thin stem.
  • Eucalyptus: A tall straight tree that grows in the tropics.
  • Fir: A tall thin pine tree with dark wood.
  • Palm: A tropical palm tree.
  • Poplar: A small tree that grows straight and thin.
  • Redwood: A giant redwood tree that can grow to be more than 40 blocks.
  • Dead: An oak tree that has lost all of its leaves.
  • Great Oak: Oak trees can grow much more massive in the forests of Highlands.
  • Shrubs: Pine and oak shrubs that grow low to the ground.
  • Waterflower: Small blue flowers on a dark stem.
  • Cattail: Reeds that grow in the swamps and wetlands.
  • Cotton: A bush with fluffy white tufts that can be spun into cloth.
  • Blueberry Bush: Wild blueberries that grow in hilly areas.
  • Raspberry Bush: Wild raspberries that grow in hilly areas.
  • Lavender: A purple flowering plant.
  • Tropical Leaf Fern: A fern-like plant with one big leaf.
  • Thornbush: A bush with prickly thorns.






How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the ?mods? folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Download Links:

For 1.8


Credits: sdj64

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