The Better Animations Collection mod seeks to enhance the Minecraft experience by reworking some of the in-game creature models to fit more and smoother animations. It aims to add a subtle effect to put a small smile on your face. Unlike some mods, Better Animations does not require any other mods, so no ModLoader or Forge are necessary



Ghasts, those giant creepy creatures that whine like babies and barf fireballs, yeah those things; well they had an upgrade.
Now introducing…again…Squiggly Ghast Tentacles! One of the first features written for this mod collection by KodaichiZero, this feature eases Ghasts of their stiff tentacles and replaces them with state-of-the-art flexible, yet blocky, ones.
In addition to that amazing tentacular improvement, Ghasts also can have same lengthed tentacles for all you OCD freaks. In case you never realized, in vanilla Minecraft (because, honestly who the Nether would spend their time in Hell staring at a Ghast) Ghasts’ tentacles are not the same length (in fact they are flipping you off since the tentacle in the middle on their front is the longest). Well, now all of you who just now noticed that and can never forget that can now make all Ghast tentacles even; every tentacle is made equally and deserves the same rights as all other tentacles (what?). You can also set the length of the tentacles from 0 to 14.
Also, as an extra bonus, when not forced to equal length, Ghast tentacles will be of a bit more random length, unlike vanilla Minecraft where tentacle lengths are always the same.
WARNING: Do not stare in awe at their new tentacles for too long or your face will explode.

Bad Wolf:

Are your dogs tired of their boring old tail? Do they wish they could lie down like a real dog? Well look no further.
Introducing Doggie+! An enhancement to your man’s best friend, now sold at a PetSmart near you. Upgrade your pet today! There are a multitude of features for your dogs.
Your dogs can now have the ability to lie down, if you so please, and will roll over when you tempt them with a piece of sweet, succulent meat.
You may also get the wagging tail package should you desire your dogs to have tails that do not look like they’re stiff on Viagra.
Tails come in two sizes, fluffy and flat, and you can have any or all of these for the low low payment of $29.99 a month for 6 months while supplies last.
Grab your Doggie+ package today!
WARNING: Do not touch the wagging tail of a dog that isn’t yours. (You’ll die.)


For [a] year, wild ocelots have run away from players, into the shadows, embarrassed by their broken bone-looking tail. Now, they will still runaway, but they will run with confidence that their rear end looks amazing and majestic…their tail, that is.
WARNING: Do not pull on the majestic tail or your face will be scratched into a thousand pieces.


As if slimes weren’t cute and adorable enough, now they will kill you with their jiggly awesomeness.
Introducing “Wibbly Wobbly Slimey Wimey…Stuff”! Like a fat guy or jelly, whenever a slime jumps, all of it will jiggle around. The eyes, mouth, and inside will all jiggle independently. Does not affect magma cubes, however, because they are not as awesome as slimes.
WARNING: Whatever you do, don’t blink. Blink and you lose out on jiggly goodness.

Magma Cubes:

Introducing the MagBurger, not a product knock-off of the McBurger, but a death animation for the not as awesome slime cousins. That’s all they deserve, a pretty death.
WARNING: MagBurgers are not edible and it is not recommended that you eat it since magma cubes are not as awesome as slimes and will melt your face off.

Kine: (By the way, “kine” is an archaic plural of “cow”.)

Did your know that there’s some weirdo that likes looking at cow butts to watch their udders swing back and forth. Before he was just a creep; now…he’s still a creep.
So if you like that kind of stuff there are a few options for you: you can change whether cow udders will swing back and forth, and you can change whether they have nipples or not (pervert).
WARNING: Do not stare at cow udders for too long or your face will be photographed and hung in post offices as a low-profile criminal.


Honored as the best animation KodaichiZero created, and inspired by CaptainSparklez’s TNT music video, creepers are now 46.2% more interesting when showing off their moves.
Creepers have been learning since BACR v1,0, though. Now they have more moves to show off, making them about 66.667% more interesting and maybe 3.14159% more hilarious. Not only can they swing back and forth, but you can make them swing side to side, and even around in a circle. You have to see it to believe it.
WARNING: Creepers do not appreciate it when you laugh at them, and they still won’t hug you. It’s not you, it’s them: they’re just not a people person and not the kind of person to be in any sort of relationship with


Spider Knees, Spider Knees,
Does whatever a Spider needs.
Creeps you out.
Any time.
Filler sentence to make a rhyme.
Look out!
Here come the Spider Knees.
WARNING: Does not play catchy theme song.


Whenever you agro an enderman for whatever reason, if they aren’t holding a block then they will now use the most idiotic and stupid-looking attack strategy: frantically waving their arms above their head like a crazed maniac. Have fun in the End with this.
WARNING: Don’t die laughing.


Ever since Notch introduced squids, players have been asking themselves ‘Why?’. Well, now no longer will those boat-eating kraken be stiff and ugly boat-eating kraken but instead flexible and ugly boat-eating kraken.
WARNING: Do not stare in awe at their new tentacles for too long or your face will drown.


Sheep kneel when they eat grass.
WARNING: That’s it.


So Steve, yeah Minecraft Steve, wrote to me saying that his legs hurt cos when he fell he had no knees to break his fall. He said it was like landing on two sticks. I didn’t respond cos this was back when Kodaichi was doing this mod, but Kodaichi gave him knees. Now, his knees bend when walking, sneaking, riding a boat or a minecart or a pig…pretty much when playing in only F5 mode.
Well…Steve wrote to me personally saying that his knees were great and all, but he was having difficulty scratching his back without elbows, so I gave him elbows.
Then, you’ll never believe this, a bunch of Zombies and Zombie Pigmen started coming to me demanding I give them these. They were banging on my door moaning “ghughughughugh!” which is Zombie for “Knees!”, so Zombies and Zombie Pigmen also have knees and elbows. Isn’t that great!? Now they can attack you and scratch their backs without having someone else do it for them. Why else do you think Zombies hold their arms out in front of them?
Elbows will bend slightly when holding and item in your right hand, and are especially more prominent when you walk. Also, sneaking will bend your elbows a bit, so if you feel in the need to see your wenis, just sneak.
WARNING: Elbows do not guarantee that you will be able to scratch that spot on your back that you can never reach.



How to install:


Step 1: Check the versions and download
This shouldn’t be a problem if you keep your Minecraft up to date, but if you’re a few versions behind, be sure that the file you are downloading is the same as the version of your Minecraft. First, download the corresponding version of BACR and save that file. Then, go to the LiteLoader thread and download the installer for your current version of Minecraft and your OS. If you are going to use Forge, get the appropriate version.

Step 2: Install LiteLoader (and Forge, if needed)
If you are going to use Forge, install it now. Run the installer and install it to your Minecraft version.
Now, run your LiteLoader installer. If you installed Forge, check the box to “Chain to Forge”, otherwise, don’t check it. The installer will create a new Minecraft profile called “LiteLoader“. You have a choice to use that profile, or edit an existing profile to use the version “LiteLoaderX.X.X” where “X.X.X” is the Minecraft version.
I would recommend running Minecraft on your LiteLoader profile to check that it installed properly. First, edit the LiteLoader profile and tell it to keep the launcher open during gameplay. Save and hit play. Wait for the game to load, then quit it. Either look very carefully through the console for, or copy everything to a text editor and find

Client> INFO: Loading tweak class name com.mumfrey.liteloader.launch.LiteLoaderTweaker

If you found it, then LiteLoader was installed, go to the next step. If you didn’t find it, delete the profiles and start from vanilla again.

Step 3: Find your Minecraft root directory
After you install LiteLoader (and possibly Forge), go on a treasure hunt to find the Minecraft root directory. Minecraft likes to hide for whatever reason in the deepest depths of your computer directory. Rather than sitting itself comfortably in a nice folder in Program Files, it decides to live on the edge in the \.minecraft\ folder, which is always hidden and difficult to get to.

For Windows users, open the “Start Menu” and click “Run…”, or type the key combination “Windows Logo Key + R” to open the same “Run” box. Type “%appdata%\.minecraft” and you’re there in the Minecraft root directory. Pretty simple right, now that I told you (you’re welcome).
What about Mac users, they play video games too. For you guys, click the desktop or open “Finder” so it says “Finder” on the top toolbar. Click the “Go” menu and hit “Go to Folder…”, or type the key combination “Shift + Command + G”. In the box, type “/users/<insert your Mac username here>/Library/Application Support/minecraft” and you’re there in the Minecraft root directory. Good luck finding that out without knowing.
Oh, yeah, Linux users. The often neglected OS in the “Mac v PC” debate which really is one sided since a Mac IS a PC (PC stands for “Personal computer” and since a Mac is a computer that can be your personal one it is therefore a personal computer). But enough rambling. Open your “Home” directory. Click the “View” menu and hit “Show Hidden Files”, or type the key combination “Ctrl + H”. Scroll down on the page and the .minecraft folder is right there. Open it. You guys have the closest Minecraft root directory: it’s in your “Home” folder. Don’t come complaining to me that nothing supports your system cos you have the easiest to get to Minecraft folder, while us Windows and Mac folk have to trudge away and dig through folders and folders to find it!

Step 4: Install your mods
Remember that BACR file I told you to save? Well now we’re going to put it to work. In your Minecraft root directory, open the /mods/ folder. If you don’t have one, make one. This folder is used by every loader under the sun, especially Forge, making it a nice, convenient, central location to put all of your mods. Move your BACR.litemod file into there, and now you just installed the mod. No more jar editing, I’m past that. Now everything will be installed through that folder. I strongly recommend, if you haven’t already, to create a shortcut to that folder from the desktop or some easily accessible location. You will be accessing it quite often if you like to keep your mods updated.
Run Minecraft once more. BACR will be installed automatically and will open the config folder for you. In the folder is BACR.txt, which is your config file. If BACR doesn’t open the folder for you, the config file is located at \.minecraft\config\BACR.txt. Check the config section of this thread to learn more about it. Determine the features you want and make any necessary changes.Save it, close it, and you’re done. Remember to restart Minecraft to make all changes effective.
Note, if you’re on a Windows computer, don’t use Notepad to open the config; to edit the config, use Notepad++, WordPad, even Microsoft Word. Notepad is crap and will not show the config properly.
At this point, install all your other mods: Forge mods, LiteLoader mods, self-contained mods, you name it. You don’t need to install BACR first, order doesn’t matter; I just listed it first because it’s the mod of this thread.




  • Code Optimization
    • Restopped annoy() method from running multiple times
    • Rerefined slime code
    • Made player rendering and reflection follow same system as the rest of the creatures
  • Readded hideable features
  • Readded easter eggs (Ghast.Body=medusa, User=lazy, Player.Body=rayman)
  • Readded ability to use “on” or “off”
  • Readded flexible chicken wings (“Chicken.Wings”)
  • Readded true randomization for Ghast tentacles (every ghast is different)
  • Readded something I thought I had before but instead didn’t (BACRModelRenderer.class.setHidden())
  • Readded Pig tails (“Pig.Tail”)
  • Added safeguards against incompatibilities (if any arise, set the features of the associated creature to 0)
  • Removed now redundant “HasModThatEditsPlayer” option in config
  • Removed randomized Creeper.RockOut due to issues with getting it to work

Mod Download Links:

For Minecraft 1.6.4

For Minecraft 1.6.2

For Minecraft 1.5.2

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