Desert Living

Living in the desert was impossible without any trees before. But now with this plugin you can use normal desert resources to live a complete minecraft survival life. Some changes made are adding new recipes, such as cactus giving 8 wood and tools made with sandstone, to changing the way trees grow to allow them to work on sand.

  • 1 Cactus -> 8 Wood Logs
  • Sandstone can replace stone in making stone tools
  • Sandstone tools have a higher durability and speed for desert resources than the same tool with regular cobblestone
  • Oak Logs->Spruce Logs
  • Spruce Logs->Birch Logs
  • Birch Logs->Jungle Logs
  • Jungle Logs->Oak Logs


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  • Avatar of OverlordMathias OverlordMathias Aug 25, 2013 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Crafting logs from cactus seems to work, but that's it.

  • Avatar of modwizcode modwizcode Jan 30, 2013 at 21:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @scifiboi: Go

    I could add that, I keep meaning to get the redesign started but school still gets in the way. If you are capable with java I will accept your github pull requests. My github repositories are all on


  • Avatar of scifiboi scifiboi Jan 05, 2013 at 09:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any way to change the amount of wood that is crafted from cactus? I would think that 8 is a pretty big amount for a place with tons of cactus. :P EDIT: Also, is there any way I can help you with this plugin? I think it would be a great starting point to help me learn Java. I already know C#, and by what I can see, Java isn't that much different.

    Last edited Jan 05, 2013 by scifiboi
  • Avatar of modwizcode modwizcode Dec 30, 2012 at 15:37 UTC - 1 like

    Sorry about long delay, I have basically forgotten about my plugins due to school and learning projects. I will have an update soon.

  • Avatar of modwizcode modwizcode Sep 01, 2012 at 14:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @OverlordMathias: Go

    That's a good suggestion I will try to add that, I might make a seperate branch that uses some mods to add new items for more interesting gameplay.

  • Avatar of OverlordMathias OverlordMathias Aug 05, 2012 at 08:24 UTC - 1 like

    You could make it so you slowly lose health in sunlight unless wearing armor crafted a particular way? I'm watching this plugin for fancy improvements. I'd like to see some kind of benefit/burden by living in the desert, so there's a reward for doing it, but not everyone will want to.

  • Avatar of modwizcode modwizcode Aug 04, 2012 at 22:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey im looking for some suggestions on where to go with this. I would like some suggestions on ways to increase functionality.



Date created
May 18, 2012
Last update
Apr 28, 2013
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MIT License
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