Tired of the old Minecraft vanilla animation? Want your character to move like the ones you see on Youtube? Then check out this alternate animation and move like in movies by installing Mo’ Bends Mod on your Minecraft 1.7.10.

As of the moment, the mod is around 65% complete. Even so, it is totally usable and features a lot of cool animations for both the player and the zombie mobs.


Player Animations

The player animation is completely overhauled, and thus it features a new standing animation, walking animation, running animation and so much more.


jump mo bend


Player animation is mostly covered and includes jumping and swimming. Although it does not feature a real swimming movement (i.e faster surface swimming or diving), seeing your character take a dive into the water really makes a difference when it comes to immersion.

The best part of the new player animation is the three hit sword combo inspired by many games video animations. The three hit sword combo can be unleashed when the player spams the attack button while using any weapon or tools.


mo bend attack


Along that line, a new sword trail, custom hurt, death effects, and unarmed combat are also added to the game to further enhance fighting animation in Minecraft.

Mob Animations

Currently, the only mob affected with the new animation is the zombie – and it is my favorite feature on this mod.


mo bend zombie


The new zombie animation features limping and creepy zombie-like behavior you can see on other video games – thus making minecraft zombies more spooky, and I love it.


mo' bend gui


Aside from the new animations, the mod also features its own graphical user interface (GUI), which allowsplayers to toggle certain animations or even all animations without the hassle of uninstalling the mod.


Future Features

The mod author Gobbob_Antyvirus does not want to stop there. He also wants to create alternate animations for most mobs and to further enhance Minecraft making it closer to the Minecraft-inspired video animations found in Youtube.

Overall, I highly recommend this mod for the zombie animation. If you already have altered the player animation from other mods or have some incompatibilities with the player model, you can just turn off the player animation from this mod and you’ll be fine.


How to install Mo’ Bends Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Mo’ Bends.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.


Is there any particular part of this mod that you like or dislike? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

November is not over yet. The season of scaring the soul out of someone has not yet come to pass. And with it, I bring you a spooky horror adventure map for Minecraft 1.8.




Therapy is a single player horror map created by username Betathedata especially for Halloween.


The story revolves around Jim – a mental asylum patient, as he talks about the memories of his childhood to the only therapist who is up for the job.

In the game, you will control the 9-year old Jim as he relives a tragic memory of the past.


The map takes the full potential of a custom resource pack and pushes it to the limit as it features many things that are not available in vanilla game play. One obvious example is the fully working TV found in the living room. (Make sure to use only the default resource pack in the pack selection screen – since the Therapy resource pack is built inside the map.


Albeit it is a bit short when it comes to game time, there are many things about this map that make up for it and make the map special. For one, I have never played an adventure map with a story line this grim and spooky.


The adventure map is also filled with in-game cinematics, cut scenes, and jump scares (sorry, no spoilers for you.). Players are advised not to move during cut scenes to avoid bugs.


My favorite thing on this map — aside from the TV– is the fully voiced narration of the story. To avoid narrations from overlapping, it is recommended for players not to proceed to the next room until the current narration is over.

The Therapy horror map was part of the 72-hour map challenge. Thus the entire map was created in no more than 3 days. Even so, it is obvious that a lot of work have been put into the creation of this map.

Unlike many maps under the “adventure” category, Therapy takes only about 10 minutes to complete.


How to Install Therapy for Minecraft
Download Therapy.

Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or access it via the start menu.

Type in %appdata% and navigate to .minecraft\saves

Unzip the .zip file from step 1 and place the folder in this directory.

Run the launcher without mods, select single player, and start the game!

archimedes ships mod

Ever wished for your creations to move like what they are supposed to? Well now they can with the Archimedes’ Ships mod for Minecraft 1.7.10.

The Archimedes’ Ships mod was created by BalkondeurAlpha who also happens to be the creator of the famous Balkon’s Weapon Mod.


archimedes ship UI


The mod adds a total of 24 blocks located in the transportation tab in the creative menu. These blocks are all useful for creating your very own transportation vessel with the ship helm block being as the most important.


archimedes ships helm


The ship helm block (the one that looks like a steering wheel) is a block that when used, creates the ship from the blocks attached to it. It is also the pivoting point when you are controlling your ship while mounted.

How it works is that the mod will turn your created vessel into a mountable entity. With the ship’s inventory interface you may be able to switch back and forth on the go.

The mod does not stop in just making your own ship set sail, as with it you can also create air ships! Thus allowing players to roam the skies.


archimedes ships mod


There are many good things about this mod, one in particular is that you are able to take passengers – both players and NPC mobs alike. NPC mobs require the block called “wooden crate”, while players require the block “passenger seat”.

My favorite feature is the banking and bob effects on boats and airships. This makes transportation more realistic and immersive. (especially in first person view)

In addition, block recipes is not too hard to get, but not too easy as well. This makes the mod merge well in your vanilla gameplay.


archimedes ship


Any attached non-block items (e.g. torch, ladder, painting) will be carried to the ship too and will function correctly when aligning back to the world. This includes Redstones! – allowing ships to have TNT cannons, and other contraptions.


archimedes ships mod


Overall, the Archimedes’ Ships mod is one of my favorite mods in Minecraft as it does not only improve vanilla gameplay in a seamless integration, but it also makes multiplayer ten times more interesting.


How to install Archimedes’ Ship Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Archimedes’ Ship.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.


Want to show off your magnificent vessel? Perhaps you came to challenge our warship in a duel? Let us know in the comment section below!

Tired of communicating with your friends using dumb old texts? Wishing you could express your self using other means? Then Emotes mod might just be your thing.

Created by username Vazkii, emotes is a fun mod that enhances player interaction in minecraft by adding funny animations such as dancing, waving, facepalm(ing), and a lot more.


Emotes list


Currently, the mod has 20 emotes that you and your friends can use. To use them, all you need to do is type in “/emote list” and press the emote you want to do, or you may just use the command /emote [action].

The mod is both for multiplayer and singleplayer, although that it is obviously meant for the former.

What I love about this mod is the simple animations like waving to say hi, cheering, clapping, pointing, saying yes and no (without words), and other animations that are crucial for interacting with the community.


emotes gangnam style


Hilarious animations like doing air guitar solo, dancing Gangnam Style, and playing like a zombie are also present.

Sadly, due to Minecraft’s current limitations, the mod’s animations will not work if you have other mods that alter animations.

The Emotes mod is fairly new, and it does have plenty of room for improvements. For one, hot keys or a graphical user interface would be helpful.

Although you may not stop or cancel an animation mid-way, you may still be able to move or perform vanilla actions without any problem.

The mod is also tagged as “open-source”, this means that the community can take part in the mod’s progress either directly or by other means.


emotes salute


Overall, Emotes is a fun mod to mess around with in multiplayer and it does add a lot of value in immersion and multiplayer interaction, but the mod is almost useless in singleplayer. Nonetheless, this mod is a must-try. I am personally looking forward to the mod’s growth.


How to install Emotes for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Emotes

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

Did you like this mod? Do you have any animation suggestions? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

This week, Mojang announced the 4th pre-release for Minecraft version 1.8.1.

Since Minecraft 1.8 had been released, people were turned off because of the number of bugs present and a lot of performance issues, but Mojang quickly followed it with the promise of Minecraft 1.8.1.

Pre-releases are like early beta access to the new version. By trying a pre-release snapshot you are expected to report bugs to the official bug tracker – and not complain about it. The more the community helps, the faster the next official update will be for everyone.

The first pre-release was, as expected, filled with bugs. the following pre-release updates squashed a number of bugs.


This particular update fixed the following:

  • –  Villagers trading mismatch
  • – Air blocks floating in Water (!!)
  • – Anvil messing up long item names.
  • – Item duplication glitch in multiplayer
  • – Ghost/ dummy  player in multiplayer
  • – Funny chunk render in third person mode
  • – and many more.


MC 1.8.1


Playing with SNAPSHOTs or Pre-release Versions

In order to try the latest Snapshot, you have to do the following steps with your Minecraft launcher.

  1.  Open up your Minecraft Launcher
  2. Once the launcher UI is opened, choose to create a new profile
  3. Input the profile name (preferably something with “SNAPSHOT” to avoid confusion)
  4. On the version selection, click “Enable experimental development versions (“snapshots”)”
  5. A new window will open with written warning and notice – asking you if you want to continue. Press “Yes”
  6. Hit Save Profile. Use the recently-created profile and try to play the game normally – bugs will be expected.


Mojang is Now Officially a Microsoft Property

On the same day, Microsoft formally announced their ownership of our beloved game. The announcement marked and finalized the deal between two companies. What will happen to Minecraft and all other Mojang games? Nobody really knows, but hopefully it’s for the best. The official announcement can be found here. And yes, there is a lot of “Don’t Screw This Up” comments… but that goes to show how concerned the Mojang community is.


minecraft forge logo

Mods are game modifications that can alter the game completely or improve gameplay and replay-ability.

Minecraft is one of the many games that support community modifications. Back when Minecraft was still in the Beta stage, Minecraft mods played a great role in gathering support and players. Today, Minecraft has countless of mods ranging from small improvements all the way to space travel and giant robots.

Minecraft Forge

Minecraft Forge is a community based API that allows mods to work together seamlessly for maximum compatibility. In itself, Minecraft Forge is also a game modification that creates a GUI that allows players to view the mods that are currently installed in the client. Most mods require Minecraft Forge in order to run properly – making Minecraft Forge all the more important.

Installing Minecraft Forge

In order to run most mods, you need to install Minecraft Forge to your client first. Installing Minecraft Forge is very easy, all you need to do is download the Forge version relevant to the Minecraft version you want to modify. The Forge download archive can be found here.


Choose the “Installer” to start the download.

forge API

Once complete, just run the installer and choose “Install client”. Then press “OK” and let the installer do its job.

forge minecraft

After the installation, open your Minecraft launcher and choose the new profile named “Forge” and hit play. Forge will then download the required libraries. When it’s done, you will now notice a new option in Minecraft’s Menu along with some foot notes.

Installing a Mod


Once the steps above are done, open your explorer and type in %appdata% then press enter.

minecraft directory

Find the folder .minecraft and open it (most of the time, it will be on top of the alphabetical folder list). This folder contains all Minecraft files, where you should see the folder “mods”.

The next step would be to find a mod you want to install and download its .zip or .jar file. Copy that file and put it inside your Minecraft “mods” folder (the one you navigated above), restart Minecraft, and BAM! Congratulations!

Did you find this guide helpful? Share some tip by leaving a comment below!