Mods or modifications or modules are alterations to the game that offer items, non-playable characters, or features otherwise not present in the game. Mods are created by the community, rather than the developers, and usually must be manually installed by the user.
Some mods are standalone programs that take the form of executables, or modded files that replace the original game. Many mods do not operate independently and require a program called tConfig (not useable with update 1.2) or TAPI (yet to be released) to operate.
Below is a list of mods documented on the Wiki.
These mods expand the game's items, non-playable characters, or features in one way or another. these mods may or may not require the use of tConfig. Read about each mod for instructions on installation. Always rememeber to backup files that are called to be overwriten.
Tarra Mod is an multi functional mod to Terraria adding rpg like stats and permanent Skills to player characters, world generator and building, cheats list, new storage option, and special key binding. This Mod is designed to auto update.
All of the following mods are for an older version of Terraria, and may not work with the current version.
N Terraria is an RPG mod that is great for RPG lovers. You can be of new races other than humans, craft new items, slay new mobs, and battle waves of monsters in the new graveyard biome. This mod allows you to play as a Bunny or a Slime.
The Alchemy Mod adds potions that make you mine faster or turn you into stone! A new designed workbench just for alchemy, new glass vials and a strange substance used to make almost all potions. Includes READ-ME on how to craft items inside the download.
The Jensen's Mod includes a few new items, one NPC, and two mobs. This mod includes a plethora of Christmas Decorations to go along with the 1.1.1 update.
Toparia is a total conversion mod, which brings RPG elements into Terraria, adding Classes, Skills, new NPCs, and more!
tAPI is a program that allows its user(s) to add their own content to Terraria 1.2 and later. It is still under development. This program will require a legitimate copy of Terraria (purchased through Steam) to be able to be installed.
This mod is for an older version of Terraria, and may not work with the current version of Terraria.
- Note: tConfig has its very own wiki full of information about how to create, use and install tConfig mods. Please see the tConfig Wiki for further tConfig support. tConfig is not useable with terraria update 1.2
tConfig is a program that allows its user(s) to add their own content to Terraria. It currently can properly program custom enemies, blocks, weapons, accessories and armor. Event, biome and map-generation/physics is not customizable yet with this program. Due to it requiring the Terraria Game Launcher, this program requires a legitimate copy of Terraria (purchased through Steam) to be able to be installed.
TShock is a server modification which allows you to summon different mobs, items, change the game time and lets you teleport to other players in the server. It also lets you spawn unlimited bosses and buff yourself or others.
External tools are mods that function separately from the game. They are installed and opened without need of the terraria exe and have their own interface.
TerraFirma is a mapping tool used to view the Terraria world, it allows you to see where all ores and chests are located, as-well as the contents of chests, you can also zoom in and out.
TEdit is a modification as well as a mapping program that enables the user to create chests, blocks, walls and practically anything that comes to your mind. It also is popular because of its ability to create worlds without even starting Terraria (similar to World Viewer). Similar to TerraFirma, you can zoom in/out, see where ore and chests are located. Unlike Terrafirma you can modify how much ore you'll find and can add new treasure to those chests.
Dean's Custom World Generator
Dean's Custom World Generator will allow a user to slightly alter the world generator's algorithms to make a still randomized world with or without the features the user desires. This tool is still in development.