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Cottage Witch: Recast

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Description

Cottage Witch, a vanilla+ Minecraft modpack focused on the magic of exploration, nature, cooking, crafting, and the everyday.

Cottage magic is a type of modern, contemporary eclectic witchcraft practice that utilizes domestic magic. It emphasizes the magic in everyday things such as cooking, crafting, and decorating one's surroundings. Cottage Witch has a similar emphasis, expanding on the mechanics of cookery, artisanry, and decor - and, of course, magic. It enhances the natural world that your adventures take place in, both by overhauling biomes and wildlife.

It intends to try to preserve the vanilla progression, augmenting it with mostly-balanced items and new mechanics. The pack also provides Quests to lead you through much of the content, making it suitable for those who are new to mods, or who just want some guidance.

Recast is a remix of the original Cottage Witch.

You can find the original modpack here.

What is Different about Recast?

Recast is a smaller pack which sticks closer to the creator's original vision for the pack (hi it's me). It is still on Minecraft 1.19.2. For a wide overview of the differences between the packs, please see this wiki article: Differences Between Versions! Or, if you want to delve into the nitty gritty, check out the full Patch Notes from 0.1 to 1.0!

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Magic:

Ars Creo
Ars Instrumentum
Ars Nouveau - a high-concept, customizable magic mod which allows you to create your own spells with Glyphs, using the Source energy that flows through all natural things.
Hexerei - a naturalistic witchery mod focusing on herbs and brewing, as well as adding flying brooms!

Casting Crystals
StarbuncleMania

Too Many Glyphs

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Farming and Gardening:

Enjoy new foods and cooking mechanics from the following mods:

Abnormals Delight

Brewin and Chewin

Chef's Delight

Collector's Reap
Create Central Kitchen

Cultural Delights
Delightful

End's Delight
Farmer's Delight
Farmer's Respite

Neapolitan
Nether's Delight
Twilight's Flavors and Delight

Vinery/Let's Do Wine

Enhance your farming experience with the following mods:

Overweight Farming
Incubation

Reaping

Fishing is overhauled by these mods:
- Aquaculture 2 (heavily altered with datapacks and scripts)
- Nether Depths Upgrade

And we also have Nutritional Balance, to ensure that making a variety of multi-ingredient foods is always beneficial.

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Building & Decorating:

Another Furniture
Beautify
Biomes in Jars
Building Gadgets - Looking for schematics for BG? Try these by Howester!

Camera Mod (hang photos you take!)

Charging Gadgets
Chimes

Chipped

Cluttered

Colorful Azaleas
Connected Glass
Dark Paintings
Decorative Blocks

Deepslate Cutting

Diagonal Fences
Dramatic Doors

Fairy Lights
Fantasy's Furniture

Handcrafted

Joy of Painting (hang up your art!)

KleeSlabs
Macaw's Fences and Walls
Night Lights

Plushie Mod

Portfolio
Prefab

Shorks
Sooty Chimneys
Twilight Forest: The Lost Blocks

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Wildlife:

Biome Makeover

Creatures and Beasts
Creeper Overhaul
Critters and Companions
Domestication Innovation

Ecologics

Environmental

Fins and Tails

Friends and Foes

Friends and Foes: Flowery Mooblooms
Goblin Trader

Infernal Expansion
Luggage
Snuffles
Sprout

Upgrade Aquatic

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Exploration:

These mods overhaul biomes to make your world vibrant:
Biome Makeover
Ecologics

Environmental
Incendium

Infernal Expansion

Nullscape
Swampier Swamps
Terralith (also with Treeplacer and Terralith sapling compatibility)

Upgrade Aquatic

These mods provide structures or items for you to discover:
Better End City datapack
Choicetheorem's Overhauled Villages (with integration datapacks)

Explorify
Integrated Dungeons and Structures

Integrated Stronghold

Moyai

Mystical Oak Tree
Structory
Structory: Towers
Towers of the Wild datapack
Yung's Better Dungeons
Yung's Better Mineshafts
Yung's Better Witch Huts

These mods help you to traverse your world or make progression more interesting:
Chalk
End Remastered

Explorer's Compass

Forgiving Void

Jump Over Fences

Nature's Compass

Useful Slime

Waystones

Xaero's Map/Minimap

And we also have The Twilight Forest dimension and Dimensional Dungeons, if you fancy a side excursion!

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Quality of Life:

These mods add or modify items to make your life easier:
Akashic Tome
Backpacked

Charm of Undying

Diagonal Fences

Easy Magic

Easy Anvils
Enhanced Mob Spawners

Enigmatic Graves

Experience Obelisk

Gilded Armor

Infinity Water Bucket

Item Collectors

Lexicon

Magnum Torch

Mob Lassos

Pipez

SBM Jukebox
Sophisticated Storage

Time in a Bottle (with curio support)

Trash Cans

These mods make beneficial gameplay changes or provide overlay information:
AppleSkin
Bad Wither No Cookie
Better Advancements
Better F3 Plus
Better Tips
Bow Infinity Fix

Cat Jam
Catalogue
Clickable Advancements
Configured

Connectivity
Controlling
Cosmetic Armor Reworked
Crafting Tweaks

Crash Utilities
Crying Ghasts
Cycle Paintings
Default Options

Ding
Dismount Entity
Equipment Compare
Extreme Sound Muffler

Farsight
Fast Leaf Decay

FindMe
Fix Experience Bug

FTB Backups
FTB Essentials
FTB Ultimine

GravelMiner

Health Overlay
Inventory Essentials
Inventory Sorter
ItemZoom

Jade
Jump Over Fences
Just Enough Items
Just Enough Professions
Just Enough Resources
Loot Beams

Lootr
Mouse Tweaks
Notes

Night Config Fixes

Overloaded Armor Bar
Polymorph
Sound Physics Remastered

Spawn Balance Utility

Swing Through Grass
Tips
Toast Control

Trade Cycling
Trashslot
Visual Workbench
Xaero's Minimap
Xaero's World Map

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Miscellaneous:

These mods add content to the game:

Apple Crates

Artifacts
Camera Mod

Create

Dimensional Dungeons

Gateways to Eternity
Glassential

Immersive Aircraft

Joy of Painting
Majrusz' Accessories

Mermod
Quark

Supplementaries
Tarot Cards
Ring of the Enderchest

Unique Enchantments (base and util)

Useful Slime
Villagers Plus

These mods enhance aesthetics:

CraftPresence

Drippy Loading Screen
Effective

FancyMenu


These mods provide a framework for the modpack maker to customize the experience:
FTB Quests (and Quests Additions)
KubeJS
KubeJS Create
MoreJS 

Loot Integration

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Performance:

AI Improvements
Alternate Current
Better FPS Render Distance
Entity Collision Fix
Entity Culling
FastFurnace
Fastload
FastSuite
FastWorkbench
FerriteCore
ImmediatelyFast Reforged
Lazy DFU
Magnesium/Rubidium Extras
MemoryLeakFix
ModernFix
My Server Is Compatible
Observable
Oculus
Pluto
Radon
Rubidium
Saturn
Server Performance - Smooth Chunk
Smooth Boot
Spark
Starlight

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Multiplayer:

These mods facilitate online play:
Lootr
No Chat Reports

Open Parties and Claims
Personality
Simple Voice Chat
Snail Mail


These mods provide tools for server admins to monitor performance:
Observable
Spark

This modpack was designed to be used on mid-range computers, and 4-6gb of RAM is suggested. This modpack is also NOT compatible with OptiFine, but it includes Oculus if you want to use Shaders! All screenshots are taken using Complementary Shaders v4 - which is my favourite shader pack, and I highly recommend it!

Need Help? Join our Discord!

We now have our very own Discord Server where you can pop in to ask questions or offer feedback. Bug reports and crashes should be posted on GitHub, however.

Support the Modpack!

Are you interested in hosting a server of your own, and would like to support the modpack? Consider hosting through Akliz.com, our official partner! They are a quality host with good products, good customer service, and a great community. You can host any modpack through them - or even other games if you like! - but if you want to host Cottage Witch: Recast, choose the 4gb server option if you have 5 or fewer players. Otherwise, 8gb is a great choice if you have under 10.

 

You can save 20% off your first month's hosting by using these links:

North America - https://www.akliz.net/cottagewitch

Oceania (Australia/Asia) - https://www.akliz.net/cottagewitch-oce

Europe - https://www.akliz.net/cottagewitch-eu