I wanted to ask if there has ever been any thought given to creating a mod that was simply a collection of the various custom mob skins, models, and animations from various sources into a single mod that could be used with Forge?
Recently, I've been using the Custom NPC mod which allows me to make custom monsters as well as NPC townsfolk, shopkeepers, etc... One other great feature is that if you install other mods with custom mobs, Custom NPC automatically allows you to access those mob skins, models and animations to create custom mobs for your world. The problem I encountered was that after installing the LotR, Twilight Forest and Lycanites Mobs Complete mods, my server would eventually crash and then each time I'd restart it and login again it would immediately crash.
Now each of those mods I mentioned above have custom skins, models, and animations for their mobs, but they also have lots of other things like custom items, and many other great features, but with all of those mods and all their bits and pieces it makes crashing and duplicate ID type issues much more common.
I'd personally love a mod that just included all the custom mobs from various packs and mods out there. Of course the authors of each of these mods would have to give the OK to use their material and they'd probably have to submit their material to a modder who could create the All-In-One Custom Mob mod.
After fighting with my server and having to remove a few of the above mentioned mods, I now lost access to some cool custom mob skins and animations. I'd love to have them all without the rest of the great features those mods include which for my custom adventure map are not necessary.
Has anyone thought about a project like this, or does anyone else think its a good idea?