Hey guys, Klokinator here. When I tried to learn how to install mods, the information was all jumbled up and nobody had explained very well how you would go about setting it up. In addition, the mods themselves may have jumbled or missing information on setting up their mod, leaving some newbies confused. To top it off, aside from asking around, there's no way to know which mods are worth using, which are discontinued, and etc. SO, this post will slay two birds with one stone =) Mods Setup Tutorial (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Mods Setup Tutorial (open) Mods Setup Tutorial (close) Before we do anything else, back up all your worlds and player files, anything can be happen and it's better safe then sorry. Go to your terraria content folder (For me it's located in Libraries< Documents< My Games< Terraria, and I have windows 7.) and make a new folder there called Backup. Copy your folders into it, as some mods erase worlds whether by accident or intention. Great, now, make another folder and name it "ModPacks". We're doing this now, because why not save a little time? You'd have to do this sooner or later anyway Allll riiiight. Now, we need two things, and only two things, before we do anything else. First, download Terraria Game Launcher from that link, and then download TConfig. (Be sure and Like their posts, they deserve it!) TConfig actually comes with TGL bundled, but it's polite to give a Like to the original author, and the TGL topic may have a more up to date version. Okay, this is really all you need for now. Run the TGL installer first, and after doing the automated setup, run the TConfig installer. Now this is the part where I originally got confused. All you have to do here, provided you're using a legit Steam copy (I don't support pirates! You're on your own!) is run Terraria from Steam as you usually would. Now, it should pop up with the TGL GUI, and from there you select TConfig or the Vanilla Terraria. Success! If it didn't work at this point, ask in a post below and we'll help you out. Now, you want to run mods eh? Simply download a mod from the list I'll be providing below, and place the zipped folder anywhere you like, but extract the contents to the ModPacks folder. If there's an installer in the folder (Most have one) simply run the installer and you're golden. If there's a .obj, then I think you just stick that in the folder as well. If there's an actual source folder, it probably comes with a .obj as well. Stick that in the ModPacks folder. So now you wanna play that awesome mod with totally overpowered and ridiculously insane weapons right? Run Terraria, open TConfig with the TG Launcher, and once Terraria is up and running you will see a menu similar to this. Load up the TConfig settings, and you'll see something similar to this, but different depending on what mods you've installed. Final success! Select what mods you wants on or off, and click the Reload Mods button! Now play the game as normal and enjoy your new OP weapons xD Awesome, now that you know how to play mods, hummm what should you do? What is there to play with? Well, this is also the official mods listing thread, so now you can pick from all active mods! Notice to mod creators: Post here in the topic if you want to be added to the list. Do NOT PM me anymore. Also, include a brief description of your mod and a link to the topic. As stated, my net is slow and I'm not going to install every mod and read every topic to get an idea. Preferred submission format: (Please use the CODE tag.) Code: [url=http://www.terrariaonline.com/threads/yoururlhere]Your Project Name![/url]: Description of mod, keep to only a short sentence or two please. I will edit if necessary. In addition, if I ever stop coming to these forums, I do hope a moderator or two keeps these up to date. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will not include tags like [Finished] or [Released] as these are tough to maintain as the mods are updated and maintained. External Terraria Programs (Move your mouse to reveal the content) External Terraria Programs (open) External Terraria Programs (close) Terraria Game Launcher The program used to launch other programs into Terraria. You need this to run the vast majority of mods. TConfig + Portal Gun + Accessories 2.0 TConfig is a multipurpose tool that lets you create mods, as well as run them. I think it has many other uses but I don't use any of them. This page also contains the Portal Gun and a bunch of additional accessory item downloads for Terraria. TCCL (Custom Content Loader) This allows you to load many files into Terraria that would not be normally possible. A good example is easily adding custom music! It is also useful for running texturepacks and multiple texturepacks. TehModAPI A powerful mod development system. However, I think it doesn't work with Terraria 1.1.2, I may be wrong about that. Terraria Viewer A cheater's heaven, this mod lets you modify anything about your character files. Names, stats, inventory, equipment, player colors, it can modify it all. I'm unsure if it works with anything other than the default terraria or if it supports modded items and weapons too. Game Save Editor Featuring a beautiful GUI and all sorts of cool features, this is as good an editor as the Terraria Viewer itself! Terraria Inventory Editor A slightly less robust inventory editor, still very usable. Monster Viewtool It just lets you see nearby enemy and NPC mobs, doesn't really do anything else. Terrafirma/Terraria World Viewer An external program that lets you modify maps in many ways. World Edit Using the features of an ingame GUI and all sorts of cool features, this mod is very handy for helping make your world sparkle! Omnitool A very powerful world generator, editor, and all-in-1 tool. Maze World Generator Using Omnitool, generates a world that is a humongous maze! The goal in single player is to find the 5 scattered shadow orbs and destroy them. There are tons of multiplayer goals as well. TEdit A map creation tool which allows you to make huge changes to a map file very easily. External program, I don't think it requires any other mods to work. Buildaria A tool for map builders, it's meant for fine tuning and tweaking, unlike TEdit which is for large scale changes. CMod An older mod of sorts that came before TConfig. It may never be supported for Terraria 1.2 therefore this really is just there for show. Still, it was cool in its heyday. TerrariaRV Unreleased as of this post, but it's an effort to increase the speed, efficiency, and options of Terraria. (To the mod owner, please PM me upon release and I'll update this.) TSL (Terraria Server List) A really great external program that has a list of contributed Servers to play on. However, I strongly recommend GameRanger if you really want to play Terraria multiplayer. T-Shock T-Shock is a program/mod designed to enhance the multiplayer in Terraria in every way possible. Featuring expansive Admin commands, like kicking and banning players from your server, well worth it for anyone running a public server. XNB Exporter A program that rips files of many types from Terraria. Themed Mods (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Themed Mods (open) Themed Mods (close) Scooterboot's Metroid Mod!: Adds tons of armors, weapons, and enemies to Terraria ripped or inspired by the Metroid series. SonicR's Doctor Who Mod!: Adds many enemies, weapons and items from the popular TV show to Terraria! Includes an optional species system. FreyModder's Star Wars Mod!: Adds a huge variety of Star Wars themed items, weapons, and armors to the game. Possibly imbalanced but worth a look. Terraria Overhaul Mods (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Terraria Overhaul Mods (open) Terraria Overhaul Mods (close) Classikly's Pickaxe+!: A modpack that literally adds just about every missing item in the game, such as armor tiers. Very balanced, highly recommended. Yoraiz0r's Races Mod!: I cannot stress this enough. If you ever can only get one mod to enhance your terraria replayability, this is THE MOD. Adds a bunch of easily selectable races to Terraria, each with their own incredible racial traits! A must see! Bullseye55's Hellish Hardmode!: A mod that adds many powerful (OP?) weapons, items, and enemies to the lategame terraria. This mod requires W1K's Hunger Mod to run. BlahBlah's Avalon!: Adds new bosses and enemies, weapons and armor, and adds another tier of difficulty past Hardmode by adding a Super Hardmode. SurfPup's Epic Loot!: Changes the way stat bonuses are configured on items you find and craft so that they're more dynamic and interesting! 12/10 must see. Modpack Compilations (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Modpack Compilations (open) Modpack Compilations (close) W1K's Modpacks!: A huge set of items, armors, features, NPC's and more! Omnir's Modpacks!: Gigantic collection of mods, one of the biggest threads in the Modding section. Obsidians Modpacks!: Another huge collection of mods, this thread encompasses nearly every aspect of Terraria amongst all the downloadable packs. Bugfixes and Feature Enhancements (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Bugfixes and Feature Enhancements (open) Bugfixes and Feature Enhancements (close) Shockah's Mods!: Adds in many great UI and gameplay enhancing mods, including HP bars and Achievements! TunnelKing's Anti Meteor Mod!: Adds barriers ingame that let you prevent meteorites from striking ares of your designation. Spacechase's Terraria Rebalancer EXE!: This mod is really almost a necessity. It changes the Terraria.exe so that many of the most annoying bugs are fixed or needed features are added to the game. Biome Mods (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Biome Mods (open) Biome Mods (close) Dogsonofawolf's Other Worlds!: Adds multiple new biomes to Terraria and adds new types of worlds that can be randomly generated when you create a new world. Weapons; Items; Armor (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Weapons; Items; Armor (open) Weapons; Items; Armor (close) Nawe's Terraria Balancer!: Adds many weapons, items, and armor to Terraria that aim to be as balanced as the vanilla game. Saph's Alchemy Mod!: Adds a huge variety of new potions to Terraria. Some may be imbalanced, be forewarned. Classikly's Platinum Gear!: Adds a fully expanded new tier after Hallowed, including armor, weapons, tools, and even building material. NPC's; Enemies; Bosses (Move your mouse to reveal the content) NPC's; Enemies; Bosses (open) NPC's; Enemies; Bosses (close) Steve: Who is Steve? Oh, nobody important really, just that guy you know. The guy who is morbidly depressed. Steve was engineered by the community and contains 60+ hilarious quotes, a great addition to any playthrough. Kaiio's Town and City NPC's!: Adds a ton of new filler NPC's that spawn in empty rooms. They're meant for filling up your city assuming you build one. Building and Creation Mods (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Building and Creation Mods (open) Building and Creation Mods (close) Mirai's Never Enough Devices!: Not enough things to wire up? Add in dozens more with this mod! Yoraizor's Holowires!: This adds easily connectable non-block-based wires that do not overlap in any way. Extremely handy and much more intuitive than the vanilla wires. Multiplayer and PVP Mods (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Multiplayer and PVP Mods (open) Multiplayer and PVP Mods (close) Overpowered and Just4Fun Mods (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Overpowered and Just4Fun Mods (open) Overpowered and Just4Fun Mods (close) Poro's Modpacks!: This is a series of overpowered but really fun mods, including a Nyan cat! When you post in this topic, please list the categor(y/ies) you think your mod belongs in. A mod may be in a couple different categories unless you link to a modpack thread with several different mod types available. If you do so, I'd prefer it if your thread was also arranged categorically, but maybe that's asking too much.