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Better Foliage Mod [1.12/1.11.2/1.10.2/1.8/1.7.10]

Better Foliage mod basically deals with anything vegetation in Minecraft. In other words, this mod has been designed to improve the vegetation inside the game to give it a more realistic look and feel. Better Foliage mod improve the Shaders mod through leaves, wheat, grass, and flowers – basically anything that has to do with vegetation.



Extra Leaves

It allows you to add more leaves which is heavily visible at 45-degree angles. See, without this mod, the trees would be blocky, however, through the better foliage mod 1.12, you can be able to increase the fluff and fullness of trees.

Short Grass

Among other features better foliage, this feature allows you to add short grass on top of the grass blocks which is similar to the Long Grass. This improves the appearance of forest floors and meadows.

Round Logs

Without this mod, the wooden logs in the game would appear squared in shape, blocky and unrealistic. However, with the better foliage mod 1.11.2/1.10.2, the blocks are now octagonal in shape, meaning the edges are a bit smoother and the logs appear circular in shape.

Better Cacti

With the mod, the cacti vegetation is no longer blocky since the mod gives them a natural look which is uneven, giving it a rounded core. In addition to giving the cacti an uneven characteristic, the mod gives the cacti sticking-out arms similar to real cacti vegetation.

Better Lily pads

Features mod gives the lily pad vegetation life as it adds some roots which stick into the water, similar to those in real life. Moreover, the lily pads are given colorful flowers on top of the pad.


It allows you to add some reeds in which creep out of dirt blocks on water. This features makes rivers lakes and coastline have a more realistic look. Players with the Shadow mod will have wavy reeds when it’s windy.


Adds algae on dirty blocks in deep waters.


The better foliage mod allows you to add coral at the bottom of the ocean, making the scenery look more realistic.

Netherrack Vines

Allows you to add netherrack vines at the bottom of the netherrack. This is important as it gives the Nether a dungeon look and feel, amazing right?

Falling Leaves

You can now have falling leaves with better foliage mod minecraft. Such falling leaves are reactive to wind and blow even faster when the wind is blowing fast. Moreover, the leaves actually blow in different directions.

Rising Souls

A neat addition to the better foliage is the rising souls’ features which gives rise to souls from the Soul Sand. These souls rise upwards in a corkscrew motion.



The mod is client only, although it will not crash your server if you add it accidentally.

Extra leaves will be rendered for each leaf block that has at least one side touching an air block. Grass will be rendered for grass blocks with an air block above them.

There is a config GUI, opened by pressing F8 (configurable), or using the config button after selecting it in your mod list. Here you can set rendering options for grass and leaves.

  • On/Off: self-explanatory
  • Size: size of the extra polygons, relative to block diameter
  • Offset: how much off-center the polygons should be (relative to diameter), to break up the regularity. Separate horizontal and vertical value for leaves
  • Offset mode: leaves only. In Translate mode, round leaves will be moved off-center, but have a perfect 45° angle. In Skew mode, leaves will stay centered, but the corners will be dragged around.
  • Height: for grass only, minimum and maximum values
  • Flower Chance: how many lilypads out of 64 should have a flower on them
  • Reeds/Algae Chance: how many suitable blocks out of 64 should have reeds/algae (approximate)

There’s some minor inconvenience with short grass: because mipmaps and transparency are not good friends, the grass looks darker than it should at a distance, and large flat patches of grass look a bit weird. If you have the horsepower for it, turn off mipmaps and crank up anisotropic filtering in the video settings.

Works fine with the GLSL Shader Mod 1.11.2. You may want to turn off the short grass though: because of the shadow map resolution the grass looks like it is floating slightly above the block (it doesn’t).

The mod does not need textures supplied for the crossed leaf polygons for each and every leaf type, as it will generate them on the fly, making it very easy to use: it will (should) support every mod and texture pack automagically.

Confirmed to support leaves from: Vanilla, BOP, Natura, Forestry and Thaumcraft.

Mod Review:

How to install?

  1. Make sure you Need Forge API
  2. Download  Better Foliage Mod file from link(s) below
  3. Go to Start menu. Type:  %appdata%/.minecraft. Press Enter to Run %appdata%/.minecraft
  4. Go to minecraft/modsfolder. If Mods folder does not exist, create one
  5. Put  Mod file into the mods folder
  6. Launch Minecraft using Forge Profile, then Open Menu

Note: Please make sure you create a backup before installing any mods so you won’t have any issues with Minecraft.

Download Links:

For minecraft 1.7.2

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For minecraft 1.7.10

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For minecraft 1.8

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For minecraft 1.8.9

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For minecraft 1.9

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For minecraft 1.9.4

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For minecraft 1.10.2

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For minecraft 1.11

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For Minecraft 1.11.2

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For Minecraft 1.12

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