This mod shows some information about the village you're currently in. It also tells you if there's a village nearby. For technical reasons, it only works in single player. However, I thought it might help people to better understand the mechanics of villages.
To activate the mod, press F3 in a single player game. The output can be found below your coordinates.
- Finding a Village
- The mod automatically scans for villages close to you. If you're inside a village, it will say "Inside village". If you're close to one (<32m away), it'll say "Nearby village found". "Distant village found" means it found a village more than 32m away.
- Center and Radius
- The center of the village is determined by the average coordinates of the houses (i.e., it sums up all coordinates and divides them by the number of houses). The radius is determined by the largest distance from the center to a house. It is at least 32, however.
- Current villager count. The number in brackets stands for the breeding limit (determined by number of houses). Note that there's some oddity in the way Minecraft counts villagers (which is different than the method used to find a village for a specific villager), because it counts villagers using a box with only 9 height, instead of a sphere.
- Number shows the current count. The one in bracket stands for the limit (determined by number of villagers). If you're inside the golem spawn zone, an extra line will appear.
- Current house count. If it's in green (i.e., at least 21), there are enough houses for golems to spawn in the village (doesn't mean that there are enough villagers though).
- Breeding Status
- Since 1.4.2, if villagers are killed by mobs or non-entity-related damage sources (e.g. fire), they'll stop breeding for 3 minutes. The latter condition applies only if a player is nearby.
- Shows your reputation with the village. If it's -15 or less, it will turn red. At that point, golems may start attacking you.
Since Minecraft 1.6.1, there are two different versions of this mod:
Vanilla Mod (JAR Mod)
Only provides the functionality described above. Use this one if you don't want to install Forge. It does not work in SMP and it may cause conflicts with other mods that aren't explicitly supported (see download description). Unlike before 1.6.1, there will only be a single download which should work with or without any of the supported mods.
This version can also be used in SMP, but only if the mod is installed on the server as well (requires forge server).