What is Sophisticated Wolves? It's a mod that aims to improve wolves in the games through a series of gameplay tweaks, AI improvements, and added features. The focus is not to have overpowered items or crazy abilities, but rather balanced additions that make sense in the world of MC. Essentially, wolves should be able to better respond to your actions and take care of themselves, so you don't have to consider them a liability when mining, exploring or fighting.
Requires ModLoader! NOTE: If playing on 1.6.2 it is recommended that you install this Modloader patch by acomputerdog or use Forge Modloader.
1. In your /.minecraft/versions folder make a copy of the 1.6.2 folder
2. Name this folder something like "1.6.2 Mods" or "1.6.2 Wolves"
3. Open the new folder, and rename 1.6.2.jar and 1.6.2.json to match the name you chose in step 2
4. Open the .json file using a text editor like Notepad (or preferably Notepad++)
5. On the first line where is says "id" change 1.6.2 to the name you chose in step 2
6. Save and close the file
7. Install ModLoader (and any patches) in the .jar file
8. Unzip the sophwolves folder
9. Drag the assets folder and all class files into your .jar
10. From the launcher, select Edit Profile and choose your new modded 1.6.2 in the versions drop down menu
This mod modifies the EntityWolf, RenderWolf and EntityAISit files, and uses item IDs 1558-1559.
This mod may NOT be compatible with the following mods:
- Better Than Wolves
- Mo' Creatures
One of the most oft-requested features, names to differentiate between your pets. Craft a leather Dog Tag and you'll be able to give your pet a proper title (12 chars max). They behave like normal player nametags when standing but are not visible through walls when sitting.
Nameplates will also change color according to the health of your wolf. White = full health, and it gets progressively more red as a wolf's health goes down.
No more accidental breeding, wolves now have a new item to get them in the mood. Feed two tamed wolves a Dog Treat made out of two wheat and a porkchop (raw or cooked) and they'll produce a puppy. Puppies are automatically tamed and will inherit a parent's breed.
Wolves' appearance will vary depending on the biome they spawn in. Taiga wolves are the classic gray, while forest wolves are light brown. You can also find black and dark brown wolves, but these colors are harder to find than their lighter counterparts.
Tired of your wolves burning to death? So are they. If they happen to catch on fire, they'll stop and shake to put themselves out.
Wolves are loyal, not stupid. If they see a Creeper about to explode they'll scatter regardless of what you're doing.
Like ocelots, wolves will spawn sporadically in Taiga and Forest biomes and only become persistent when tamed. This also means they won't stick around if you wander off so be sure to bring bones with you if you're looking for wolves!
Wolves will now also gobble down fish and gain the max amount of health whether their meat is cooked or raw. In addition, they will no longer wander around while begging, so you don't have to chase them down trying to feed them.
Crouching with Shift will make any wolves currently attacking a creature stand still and stop attacking. Holding down Shift for around 5 seconds will cancel their attack entirely, so they don't slaughter your flock of sheep because you accidentally punched them. Wolves will also lose interest in a target if you're far enough away from it when they teleport to you.
Peace of Mining
Wolves will no longer wander around and bump into you when you're mining or on a ladder, instead they'll wait patiently for you to finish (unless you're being attacked by monsters of course).
Evil Detecting Dogs
Though they won't attack Creepers, wolves will growl to alert you if one is nearby.
Want to use a texture pack instead of biome-specific wolves? Don't like wild wolves despawning? Want to set breeding back to default? Change it in the config file, located in your .minecraft/config folder. You can also change the ID numbers of the items if you run into a conflict with other mods.
Smarter teleportation, fire avoidance, more responsive interactions, and many other various bug fixes and tweaks have been made to improve your experience with wolves. Check out the changelog for more detailed notes.
RickyTheHedgehog made this great 32x resolution Dogtag sprite for those who use a 32x texture pack. To install, open the minecraft.jar and replace the dogtag.png in the sophwolves/items folder with the one from the link below.
RaustBlackDragon for help with fixing wolf breeding
Feel free to leave a comment below. I'm continually updating this mod (more improvements to come) so I appreciate the feedback!