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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. Mods can be installed on PCs, but there are no other known mods available for other platforms.

There are different kinds of mods: many can be used with only a standard copy of Terraria; some are run independent of the game; others can only be used with a special launcher.

Content Mods

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 another Mod. Read about each mod for instructions on installation. Always remember to backup files that are called to be overwritten.

Buildaria

Buildaria is distinguished from other map editors by the ability to build in-game, instead of through a program. Among other features, it allows copy and paste, unlimited material use, and a "noclip".

TerraMod

TerraMod is a multi-functional mod to Terraria which adds 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.

Terraria Leveled

Terraria Leveled is a dedicated RPG mod. It adds no items to the vanilla game, but instead focuses entirely on character level up through fighting mobs and mining. Mobs and traps have been modified.

N Terraria

N Terraria is an RPG mod which allows the player to play as races other than humans, craft new items, slay new mobs, and battle waves of monsters in the new graveyard biome. This mod even allows the player to play as a Bunny or a Slime. Its Terraria Online thread can be found here.

Terraria Trainer

Rydian's Terraria Trainer is an indirect mod that runs at the same time as Terraria but in a different instance. This mod contains the following features: become invincible and get infinite item use/placement; obtain huge building range to make creating structures easier; fast-forward time to night; obtain infinite wings or rocket boot fuel; have infinite breath; and many more possibilities.


Modding Aids

These are not actually "mods". Instead, they allow easy access to and manipulation of other mods.

Terraria Custom Content Loader

Terraria Custom Content Loader (TCCL) allows players to add lots of texture, music, and minor functionality changes to Terraria. Includes a handy GUI and helps keep content mods from overlapping.

Detox

Detox is a client modification for Terraria that extends the base of what the game can do and adds a layer of customization to the client via the use of plugins. Detox does not modify the client executable that is on disk and does not rely on a specific version of the Terraria.exe, which means that Detox is almost guaranteed to work for any version of Terraria.
Known plugins here
Terraria Online thread here

tAPI

tAPI is a program that allows its users to add their own content through the use of Hooking and JSON to Terraria 1.2 and later. This mod is still under development. It will require a legitimate copy of Terraria (purchased through Steam) to be able to be installed.
TOnline thread


Server-side Mods

Server mods allow special functions with Terraria multiplayer servers.

TShock

TShock is a server modification which contains tools which allow users to summon different mobs (including bosses) and items, change the game time, and teleport to other players in the server.

External Tools

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.

Terrasavr

Terrasavr is a web-based (no downloading needed) inventory editor to mod a characters current profile including colors, equipment, and inventory.

TerraFirma

TerraFirma is a mapping tool used to view the Terraria world. It shows where all ores and chests are located, as well as the contents of chests. It can also be zoomed in and out.

tEdit

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 mind. It is also popular because of its ability to create worlds without even starting Terraria (similar to World Viewer). Similar to TerraFirma, it can be zoomed in/out and see where ore and chests are located. Unlike Terrafirma, tEdit allows ore to be created/deleted and chest contents to be modified.

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.

Terraria Save Game Editor

Terraria Save Game Editor (TSGE) is a program to mod Terraria characters. Characters can have all their stats changed (i.e. changed from medium core to soft core), manage and edit the inventory, and edits the character buffs/debuffs.

UI Mods

These mods alter user interface.

Inventory Manager

The Inventory Manager mod aids players in sorting and crafting new items with lots of hot keys and sorting buttons.

XBox Remote on PC

The XBox remote mod helps players with navigating the menus of the Console Version on XBox.

Texture Mods

These mods change the textures of the game or UI without any game play changes. For more textures, please visit the Terraria Online Forums.

Interface Mod

The Terraria-Interface-Mod by Testing_1_2 sharpens up the inventory and font in Terraria to make a very easy to see UI.

Svard's Fonts and Cursor

Svard's Fonts and Cursor will allow the player to choose from an assortment of fonts and cursors to fit his or her liking.

HQ2X

hq2x is a (minor) complete texture overhaul.

Solstice's HD texture pack

Solstice's HD texture pack provides a more granular, high contrast texture for the entire game. (Pre-1.2, but the author is working on it.)

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