For my Minecraft mod Blocks, Tools, Realms and Beyond, a new snapshot has released: 2021.4. It features some new blocks for the upcoming fantasy dimension Alexandroth. This snapshot brings a new brick type called "Frosty Bricks," drothium block variants, stone texture overhauls, quality of life improvements and bug fixes.
Frosty bricks are a new brick type made from frosty dirt. They come in many decorative variants and can be made by smelting frosty dirt blocks. They were added for upcoming ruins and structures for the icelands. The decorative variants include chiseled, tiles and pillars as well as stairs, slabs and walls.
Drothium now has heavy doors, trapdoors, and bars like salagnite (formerly vibranium). Aleot hide now can be made into carpet, stairs and slabs. Highstone now has a cobbled variant like deep slate from 1.17 which can be made into stairs, slabs and walls. Finally, a carved brinemud brick variant was missing a wall variant, so that was added.
Stone Texture Changes
The frozen, basic and scorched stone textures are now stonier! The bricks now have clearer borders and the smooth/polished stone textures now have more detail but are still smooth. The pillars now are sharper with their borders and are more contrasting. Here is the comparison of the changed textures.
The old textures (2021.3)
The new textures (2021.4)
Quality of Life Improvements
This snapshot adds several quality of life improvements (QLI's). Some QLI's are listed here. Refer to the changelog for the full list of changes in this snapshot.
Raw highstone now has a smooth texture (more like a seamless polished texture).
Frostwood logs now have a brighter and less saturated bark texture.
Overworld basalt now has its texture improved to be based off the 1.17 deep slate texture.
Polished, tile and smooth prismarine now use the color palette of the prismarine bricks and have much brighter borders.
Nylium now grows roots much more slowly.
Viridescent and azuri blocks are flammable and less resistant to explosions to be less overpowered. They however burn very slowly, giving you plenty of time to put a fire out if they ignite.
The folium (viridescent and azuri leaves) now look like other leaves and are not solid anymore.
The alternate stone types of Alexandroth as well as aventurine and sodalite ore now generate less commonly.
Vibranium has been renamed to "Salagnite" to make it unique.
This snapshot fixes a total of 6 bugs (refer to the changelog).
Get the Snapshot
When a new snapshot releases, you can download the mod and overwrite your old file. Make sure to back up your mod and worlds just in case of problems.