Realistic Torches Mod 1.10.2/1.9.4/1.7.10

Realistic Torches Mod for Minecraft 1.10.2, 1.9.4, 1.9, 1.8.9, 1.8, 1.7.10

Updated: Jul 16, 2016 | 558 views |


Realistic Torches Mod, a lightweight mod, is created to support modpack makers looking in implementing challenges to the game initially. The principal functions makes torches to burn out after a configurable amount of time, motivates players to looking for more permanent light sources as soon as possible.


  • Torches are now unlit when crafting, and must be lit using a matchbox in a crafting grid or flint and steel (not in the rain, though!) after being placed. As a result, the matchbox must be acquired before players can explore caves safely, prevent hostiles from spawning, etc.
  • Torches will burn out after a specified amount of time (60 minutes real time by default, can be changed in the config) and become unlit. This encourages players to seek more permanent light sources early on, such as lava or glowstone.
  • Permanently lit (vanilla) torches can be crafted using a glowstone crystal instead of coal.
  • Certain items and blocks (torches, glowstone dust and blocks, lava buckets, etc.) will emit light when held. This feature is disabled by default due to possible performance issues but can be enabled in the config.
  • Torch recipes added by other mods will be removed to ensure that the matchbox or flint and steel must be acquired to craft lit torches (can be disabled in the config).



Mod Showcase:


Unlit Torch (Coal)

Unlit Torch (Charcoal)


Lit Torch (Shapeless, matchbox takes 1 damage per craft)

Glowstone Crystal (Coal)

Glowstone Crystal (Charcoal)

Torch (Vanilla, permanently lit)

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the Realistic Torches Mod from link below.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder. If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
    • Windows – Open the Start menu and select Run, or press the Windows key + R. Type (without quotes) “%appdata%\.minecraft\mods” and press Enter.
    • OS X – Open the Go menu in Finder and select “Go to Folder”. Type (without quotes) “~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/mods” and press Return.
  • Copy the downloaded jar (zip) file into the “mods” folder that opens.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Download Links:

For 1.7.10

For 1.8

For 1.8.8

For 1.8.9

For 1.9

For 1.9.4

For 1.10.2

Credits: ChaosTheDude