Mods / The Nightwatcher

Category: #Creatures #QoL #Utility
Author: Buggi
Side: Both
Created: Nov 16th 2021 at 6:29 AM
Last modified: Jan 11th at 3:49 AM
Downloads: 1957
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Once placed the Nightwatcher prevents Drifters from spawning in a radius around it. He does not affect animals.

The radius is configurable, look for the file "watcher_config.json" in the ModConfig directory once you load the game once with the mod. Default radius is 64.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Nightwatcher, while an able and hearty helper can't overcome Temporal Storms. The effect on spawns is DISABLED during such storms.

1.16 you no longer need the Vanilla Spawn Fix mod! Tyron fixed the issue in the base game!

You may catch him looking around once in awhile, don't be alarmed, he remains steadfast in his duties.

Crafting requires a temporal gear, a straw dummy, and gold plate. So not an early game option.

v1.2: Updated to support 1.16.

v1.1: Fixes a bug. Unsubscribe to event when Entity is picked up (Shift Right-Click).

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Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download
v1.2.0 1564 Jan 11th at 3:49 AM Show
v1.1.0 266 Nov 17th 2021 at 6:51 PM Show
v1.0.0 127 Nov 16th 2021 at 6:30 AM Show

3 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

Sneegler, Apr 15th at 6:30 PM

How about a nightwatcher addon that disables wolf spawns?

Buggi, Nov 16th 2021 at 6:20 PM

While it could be done, you can already tweak the radius by editing the watcher_config.json. I didn't want to be able to craft this too early as the early game should be harder.

Polraudio, Nov 16th 2021 at 4:33 PM

Very Nice! This is almost the exact mod i was looking for. Dont suppose you could make different tiers?

Does a 32 block area.

Does a 64 block area.

Does a 128 block area.

Does a 256 block area.

Steel, Gold and Temporal Gears:
Does a 512 block area.

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