Realistic Torches Mod

Realistic Torches Mod makes the game more dificult with modpack makers. The main feature of this lightweight mod causes torches to burn out after a configurable amount of time, encouraging players to move toward more permanent light sources early on.



  • Torches are now unlit when crafting, and must be lit using a matchbox in a crafting grid or flint and steel after being placed. As a result, the matchbox must be acquired before players can do things like explore caves or prevent hostile spawning.
  • Torches will burn out after a specified amount of time (60 minutes real time by default, can be changed in the config) and become unlit. This encourages players to seek more permanent light sources early on, such as glowstone or lava.
  • Torches will be extinguished when rained on.
  • Permanently lit torches can be crafted using a glowstone crystal instead of coal.
  • Naturally light-emitting blocks (and some items) will emit light when held, making it easy to explore at night without having to constantly place torches.
  • Torch recipes added by other mods will be removed to ensure that the matchbox or flint and steel must be acquired to craft lit torches.
  • Torches generated in vanilla structures will be replaced by lit torches.
  • Highly configurable in order to provide you precisely the play experience you want.
  • Translations for English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Pirate.


Torch before being lit


Torch after being lit with flint and steel



Unlit Torch (Coal)


Unlit Torch (Charcoal)




Lit Torch (Shapeless, matchbox takes 1 damage per craft)


Glowstone Crystal (Coal)


Glowstone Crystal (Charcoal)


Torch (Vanilla, permanently lit)


Glowstone Paste (Shapeless)


Vanilla Torch (Lit Torch + Glowstone Paste)


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.

Realistic Torches Mod Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
RealisticTorches-1.15.2-3.0.0.jar Release 1.15.2 Mar 19, 2020
RealisticTorches-1.14.4-3.0.0.jar Release 1.14.4 Mar 19, 2020
RealisticTorches-1.12.2-2.1.1.jar Release 1.12.2 Jan 15, 2018
RealisticTorches-1.11.2-2.1.0.jar Release 1.11.2 Jan 28, 2017
RealisticTorches-1.10.2-1.6.4.jar Release 1.10.2 Nov 9, 2016
RealisticTorches-1.7.10-1.6.3.jar Release 1.7.10 Sep 4, 2016
RealisticTorches-1.9.4-1.6.2.jar Release 1.9.4 Jul 16, 2016
RealisticTorches-1.10-1.5.6.jar Release 1.10 Jun 24, 2016
RealisticTorches-1.8.9-1.5.6.jar Release 1.8.9 May 27, 2016
RealisticTorches-1.9-1.5.4.jar Release 1.9 Mar 30, 2016
RealisticTorches-1.8.8-1.5.0.jar Release 1.8.8 Dec 31, 2015
RealisticTorches-1.8-1.5.0.jar Release 1.8 Dec 31, 2015

Credits: ChaosTheDude

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