Millénaire is a single-player mod for Minecraft. It aims to fill the “emptyness” of single-player worlds by adding NPC villages to it, with loose 11th-century Norman, North Indian and Mayans themes and additional cultures planned.
Villages are populated with men, women and children of various kinds, who perform tasks such as trading with the player, expending current buildings or improving existing ones, cultivating crops such as wheat in Norman villages and rice in Indian ones, crafting tools and powerful amulets, etc. As the village expends, the number of villagers increases as couples have children who grow up into new adults.
Trade with the player
There are three locations at which the player can trade with the villagers: their Town Hall, the bakery and the tavern (when built):
- Town Hall (present at start): you can sell wood, stone, cobblestone, iron and glass (plus extra blocks at time). Payment made in deniers, a special item. You can also buy wood there, and the “village wand”.
- Bakery (when built, requires only wood, so normally they can do it without help): buy bread.
- Tavern (when built, requires glass, so only after you’ve sold enough to the villagers): buy cider and in upgrade taverns calva. Cider and calva can be used multiple times and give back health.
To trade, go to one of the locations in question and stand near the chests. If no woman is around one will arrive shortly. Right-click on her to bring up the trade screen.
Hold the left shift key while clicking on a trade good in the trade screen to trade 8 by 8 or the left control key to trade 64 by 64.
Finding a village
Since 0.1.4, the easiest way to find a village is to press the V key. If a village is nearby, it will display its name, the distance to it and the general direction. Most new worlds should have villages near the spawn point. If you can’t find one at all, check in the world with the seed b. If there are none there, there is an issue with the mod install.
Creating a new village: the Village Wand
With enough deniers, you can buy a “village wand” from the Town Hall of a village. When used on a obsidian block, it will attempt to generate a new village around the block. Warning: using a village wand is dangerous, as the village can end up being built on top of you, killing you if the ground level goes up. Don’t use it you can’t afford a respawn…
Help villages grow by trading with them and be rewarded with unique items such as Normand and Indian food or statues and tapestries to decorate your house with. And if they start liking you enough, they might even build you a house of your own.
Millénaire is available in the following languages: French, English, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese and Slovenian (more coming!)
Advanced Indian village
Mayan agricultural village
Type of villagers
There are currently seven types of villagers:
- Farmers, who grow crops in the fields around their house, and bring the resulting wheat back to their house chest.
- Lumbermen, who chop trees, plant new trees with saplings they get from destroying leaves, and gather cider apples from leaves as well. They put the wood and apples they gather in their house chests.
- Wives, who have the most complex work: taking resources from their husbands’ work to the various public buildings, making bread from wheat, making cider from cider apples, trading with the player and building new constructions.
- Children, born at night, and which grow up to become adults when bread is available and new houses are built.
- Guards that patrol the village
- Priests that visit the church (and the tavern…)
- Smiths, which makes Norman tools in the forge
Expansion of the village
The main “aim” of the villagers is to improve their village. There are six initial villagers, but their number will grow as they have children and build new houses. They can also build new types of buildings and improve existing ones. For this they need building materials: wood, cobblestone, glass and stone. The first they can get themselves, the rest only through trade with the player. A complete village currently includes a bakery, a tavern, a church, fountains, a presbytery, a guard tower and an (ugly) castle, plus custom buildings if advanced.
Advanced village, with almost all the default buildings as of 0.4.5
Inside a Hindu temple