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How to Install and Use the Animania Mod in Minecraft

Last modified on Nov 3, 2022 in Mods

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As you play throughout a Minecraft world, animals are a wandering resource for food and other items. It can become pretty boring to constantly breed and kill the animals, especially if a player wants to run a proper farm. Introducing Animania, a Minecraft mod that adds a variety of new mobs and items to make your survival experience more unique. From goats to peacocks and a variety of blocks like troughs, Animania adds many new features. Rather than just locking your animals in a pen forever, you must provide adequate food and water to maintain their happiness. Installing mods is easy with the Apex Hosting panel uploader, so we have created this guide to help you get started.


Animania is owned by Purplicious_Cow_ on CurseForge and is authored by Tschipp, javaraptor, and RazzleberryFox. The mod is available for 1.10.x, 1.11.x, and 1.12.x with well over 9 million downloads. By adding various breeds, genders, behavior, and blocks, this mod completely revamps the passive mobs from the game.

Animania Download

  1. Navigate to the Animania CurseForge page.
  2. Press Files at the top, then scroll down to the available versions.
    Animania Files
  3. Locate the version you desire, then use the download button to the right.
    Animania Download
  4. Save the file to a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.
  5. Perform the same steps with the matching version of CraftStudio API.
  6. Also download Animania Farm and Extra Animals.


Server Installation

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the Game File section and open the dropdown menu.
    Animania Forge Version
  3. Ensure the server is running the matching version of Forge.
  4. Afterwards, log into the FTP File Access from the left-hand menu.
  5. Here, locate or create the mods folder, then enter it.
  6. Press Upload in the top-left, then drag + drop your mod files.
    Animania Upload
  7. Once at 100%, return to the main panel page and restart the server.

Your server will now load up with Animania and any included addons! Before you can join, you must first install the same mod files on your own game as well.

Client Installation

  1. Before proceeding, ensure you have Forge installed client-side.
  2. Afterwards, open your Minecraft launcher.
  3. Proceed to Installations at the top, then use the Open Folder icon on your profile.
    Animania Folder
  4. Locate or create the mods folder, then enter it.
  5. Paste your mod .jar files here, then return to the launcher.
    Animania Client Mods
  6. Press Play to load Minecraft Forge with the Animania mod installed.


Gameplay Additions

As you spawn into your world, you may notice some new creatures roaming around. While some of these are cows and pigs like in vanilla, their new models should be evident in comparison.

New Animals

When both addons are installed, there are tons of new animals that are added to the game. Many of these animals are upgraded from their vanilla counterparts to have more designs and item compatibility.


Animania Peacocks

The peacock comes in a variety of different colors, as well as dropping meat and peacock feathers upon its death.


Animania Rabbits

Upgraded from their vanilla counterpart, these cute rabbits do not drop hide at the time of writing, but are still a good source of meat.


Cows and Bulls

Animania Bulls and Cows

While the cows are similar to vanilla, the bulls are often the same size as the player. There are many different breeds, including the mooshroom bull.


Animania Pigs

With ears and a real curly tail, these pigs love to spend their time in mud, so make sure to include plenty in their pen!



Animania Chickens

These chickens will drop meat and feathers like normal, but will only lay eggs when they are happy and have access to a nearby nest.


Animania Goats

Like real life, bucks may occasionally spar with each other and will often graze on a handful of crops. They provide milk, which can be used to make goat cheese.



Animania Sheep

Like their vanilla counterpart, sheep can be sheared for wool and will graze on grass or other crops. Rams may also try to spar with each other on occasion.


New Items/Recipes

With new mobs come new items and recipes to use as well. These are important for keeping your mobs happy, as well as some quality-of-life adjustments.


Animania Trough 1
Animania Trough 2

Eating and drinking are vital to survival, which is the same for your dear farm animals. By placing a trough, you can fill it with water, pig slop, or wheat in order to keep your animals happy. Keep it stocked up though, as animals will go through it very quickly!


Animania Nest 1
Animania Nest 2

You may notice that the hens added through Animania will not drop eggs on their own. In order for eggs to be laid, a nest must be placed in close proximity. Additionally, having a rooster close to a nest will allow chickens to breed.

Leads and Nametags

Animania Lead
Animania Nametag

While the items themselves are not new, Animania reworks the vanilla recipe for a lead and adds a recipe for name tags. This makes it significantly easier to craft as leads no longer require slime balls and the name tag can be crafted very easily for use with your animals.

Common Issues

I get an error when attempting to join the server:
In order for any players to join the server, they must have the same mods installed on their own game as well. Make sure both of the mod files are fully installed to your game before trying to join. If you still receive issues, make sure you are launching your Forge profile, otherwise you will be unable to join.

The game gives an error when attempting to start:
Oftentimes, this will occur if CraftStudio API is not properly installed or the Forge version is incorrect. If the game doesn’t specify the exact error, ensure the correct version of Craft Studio API is installed, then try again. Otherwise, see if your specific version of Quark needs an exact version of Forge, then install it before attempting to start it again.

Helpful Links

Animania CurseForge
CraftStudio API CurseForge

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