[1.7.10] Village Names Mod Download

This mod patches up a shortcoming that I’m surprised that nobody else has addressed.

Whenever a village is generated, it also generates a sign nearby the well:

An option in the configs changes the well’s rim to slabs so that villagers and players won’t get stuck inside.

Anyway, that sign shows a randomly generated name for the village:

Whenever you interact with a villager (i.e., open the trading GUI), the villager will reveal its name to you:

  

The village’s sign can be broken, or may accidentally not generate; or you may install this mod after a village has generated, but this mod has no retrogen. In any of these cases you might think that affected villages won’t have names. But don’t worry:

  

If you right-click a book onto a villager, it will record the village’s name and location into it!

  

This of course will also work even if the village has a sign by the well. Anyway, according to this Village Book, there is a fourth villager that we haven’t discovered.

  

Ah, there s/he is.

The village and villager names are generated from a pool of many hundreds of real-world and fantasy town/character names that are split apart and reassembled, resulting in so many possible combinations that honestly I can’t be bothered to calculate the number. These name pieces are accessible in the config files.

Lastly, since this is my first (and only) modding project, I had to learn Java/Eclipse/Forge—absolutely everything from scratch. As a result of the many tutorials I browsed, I did make one custom decorative block:

Here’s an imgur gallery of all the pics above and a number of others showcasing more random names I generated during the testing processes.

How to install Village Names Mod:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Click on the Start Menu in Windows.
  • Type run into the search box, and select the Run program at the top of the results.
  • Type %appdata% into the Run program, and press Enter.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into that.
  • Enjoy the mod.
 

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