Better Archery Mod
For Minecraft 1.6.2/1.6.4
This mod adds some new bows, various new arrow types, and quivers to hold arrows and allow you to easily switch between arrow types to fire.
This mod does not replace vanilla bows, so if you want to use the bows from this you'll have to craft them. The vanilla bow crafting recipe is removed, however, and the crafting recipe for the normal bows is changed to have leather for padding on the string, see the list of bows below.
The bows from this mod are meant to be used with the quivers, not with arrows straight in your inventory, because with quivers you can nock the arrows quicker and switch between them more conveniently. Do not judge the pull-back times without your arrows in a quiver in your inventory.
This mod has to replace the vanilla arrows to make them able to split, expect a message saying item ID 262 is mismatched.
Skeletons will spawn with this mod's bows, with a small chance of spawning with a longbow, and a larger chance to spawn with a recurve bow. They also have a chance of spawning with potion arrows (poison or weakness). If you enable "allowSkeletonGriefing" in the config, they also have a chance of spawning with fire arrows, and a much much lower chance of spawning with impact explosive arrows, but only in hard mode.
If you have any ideas of things to add to it, post them! I'd love to know what people want to see.
If you'd like to help testing the pre-releases, take a look at this thread. If you think you have time, please follow that thread so you can help test any pre-releases I need tested. DO NOT POST ISSUES WITH PRE-RELEASES IN THIS THREAD.
The downloads are now on CurseForge. Follow this link and download the latest version for your version of Minecraft. (The version of Minecraft the mod is for is in a column of the downloads list.)
The changes for the latest releases are on the files' pages.
CurseForge Better Bows files page
- Open your minecraft.jar (in Windows it's in "%appdata%\.minecraft\bin\" if you use the vanilla launcher).
- Download and install the Forge Universal version for whatever version of the mod you're installing (instructions, under the section "Install Forge")
- Copy the mod zip to the mods folder.
- If you want quivers to render on your/other players' backs, install the RenderPlayer API too.
- To have an in-game options menu that contains almost all the config file's options, install the GuiApi mod.
Some old versions are on the CurseForge files page, click the download link to see them. The others are here:
The bows from this mod are in their own creative tab.
When a bow from this mod breaks, it turns into an unstrung bow which can be pulled back like a normal bow to be re-stringed. This process consumes three string from your inventory. Enchantments are lost when this happens.
Any bows that are crafted from the normal bow should not need the normal bow to be damaged, if that is the case, then it's a bug.
Normal bow: This bow is basically the same as the vanilla bow.
Recurve bow: This bow fires faster arrows than the normal bow, has less durability and takes longer to pull back.
Longbow: The longbow is the longest-range bow in this mod (so far). It fires much faster arrows than the normal bow, has the same durability, and takes much longer to pull back.
Yumi: Has the same durability as the normal bow, higher power/range than the recurve bow, and takes a bit less long to pull back than the longbow. Its stats are basically between the recurve bow and the longbow, except its durability is the same as the longbow and normal bow.
Composite bow: The composite bow is the fastest-firing bow (in rate of fire) of them all. The crafting recipe is (so far) the most complicated, too. To craft it, you'll need two rotten flesh, a water bottle, a bone, a stick, a piece of leather, and three string. The crafting recipes using all these items are below.
Bottled rotten flesh (crafted with rotten flesh, not sinew):
The arrows (including the vanilla one) are in their own creative tab.
Last but not least, the quiver!
Quivers can hold up to 64 items in 16-sized stacks, to allow you to have multiple types of arrows per quiver.
Quiver hotbar overlay:
With the overlay at the top of your screen, you can select which arrow type you want to shoot from the quivers in your inventory. Press + to move your selection forward, - to move it backward. The overlay has three different animation styles to show the selected arrows, which can be selected in the config file.
The quiver that contains the arrows you have selected in the hotbar is rendered on your back if you have the RenderPlayer API installed. Press backspace to switch between wearing it on your belt or your back.
Quiver inventory GUI:
This GUI is opened by right-clicking while holding a quiver and allows you to place arrows in your quivers. The button in the middle allows you to remove all the arrows from the quiver at once. Shift-clicking any arrow stack in your inventory will fill as many slots in the quiver as possible with that stack.
Quivers can be dyed:
First, dye a plain quiver (it must be empty) white with this recipe using bone meal:
Then dye it whatever color you want it to be using the same recipe:
Texture pack support:
- For Sphax (64x to 512x), by AranhaPreta!
- For Dokucraft, by TheHaraCast!
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