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Better Genetics (Survival Datapack)

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avatar mc_da
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
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Better genetics is a datapack that adds a twist to animal breeding. Wild animals now spawn with random statistics. Your goal is to find specimens with good properties and breed them together to create super-animals.

CONTROLS/UI

Right click or left click (right click sometimes doesn't work with horses/llamas) an animal with a carrot on a stick to view its statistics. Hover over lines of text in chat for additional info about a certain statistic.
Note: Punching an animal with carrot on a stick or a mutation catalyst (see below) deals no damage.

FEATURES
  • Most animals get asigned a Growth stat (determines how fast babies grow into adults) and a Fertility stat (determines how often they can breed).
  • Most animals have the ability to get asigned a Special Mutation.
  • Cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, horses and llamas now drop different amounts of meat, leather, feathers etc. depending on their stats.
  • Chickens may lay eggs more often depending on their Egg Laying value.
  • Sheep have a chance of spawning with the ability to regrow wool without having to eat grass.
  • Some rabbits are more likely to drop rabbit's foot.
  • Wolves now spawn with randomly generated Attack damage, Armor and Movement speed attributes.
  • Cats will bring players different morning gifts based on their Personality. Some cats will also give nearby players positive potion effects.
  • Some parrots will apply negative potion effects to hostile mobs.
  • Foxes have many boosts that help accelerate the breeding process of nearby animals.
BREEDING

Animal breeding is the main focus of this datapack. Babies inherit their stats from their parents: the baby's stat value is the average of both parents with a small chance for it to be increased or lowered by one (The only exception are wolf attributes, which can vary much more from parents' values). You can get perfect animals by selecting babies with stats better than their parents and breed them together.

MUTATION CATALYSTS

Mutation catalysts are special items that allow you to increase numerical stats of an animal without breeding. They come in two varieties:
  • Weak catalyst (common): increases one non-max stat by 1
  • Potent catalyst (rare): increases all stats that can be increased by 1.
Punch animals with mutation catalysts to use them.
Catalysts can be found in most types of loot/treasures chests and are more common in rarer structures (i.e. strongholds).


INSTALLING THE DATAPACK

Download the file and put it in the datapacks folder for the world/server you want to install it.
For a better explanation watch this tutorial: Click here
Note: It's important that you do not extract the .zip file, only copy it.

COMPATIBILITY

  • Version: Minecraft Java 1.14 or higher
  • Servers: This datapack is compatible with any 1.14+ vanilla server. I cannot guarantee it will work on spigot and modded servers.
  • Other datapacks: Better Genetics will conflict with any datapack that changes animal loot tables (for example datapacks that make animals drop their heads). It should work normally in combination with any other datapack.
FINAL NOTES

Depending on the feedback I may update the datapack to support more animals, add more features to already supported mobs or balance them (because all animals are balanced but some animals are more balanced than others). Therefore any feedback and suggestions are highly apreaciated.

RELATED CONTENT

Datapack showcase by skunkmunkee:


PS: If you made any content related to this datapack (youtube video, reddit post etc.) and you want it to be linked in this post please contact me.
Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.14
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2 Update Logs

Fox Update : 10/04/2019 8:29:52 pmOct 4th

  • Foxes now have special boosts that affect animals in 20 block radius. They can for example decrease grow-up time, breeding cooldown time, increase random mutation chance etc.
  • New special mutation: featherweight
  • Fixed some bugs, including a bug that caused babies to have lower fertility than they should
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23 replies

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10/11/2019 1:41 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Ninja
skunkmunkee
Very, very cool datapack. I can tell you put a lot of effort in. I did a showcase video of it on my YouTube channel. You can use it if you want.
1
10/06/2019 12:55 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
alionguy
I have some pigs and they only have the bulk stat. does this mean their fertility and growth stats are maxed? or are they 0?
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10/06/2019 1:49 pmhistory
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
mc_da
It should show growth and fertility stats. It's either a bug and those stats were not asigned or you have Unfocused Height in Chat Settings set to minimum. In case it is a bug: are they naturally spawned or bred pigs?
1
10/06/2019 2:19 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
alionguy
I bred them. their parents had those stats
1
09/28/2019 12:58 amhistory
Level 24 : Expert Miner
7modyGamer_YT
Keep going I like that I Des ♥️
1
09/24/2019 9:26 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Artist
isolato
I would really love to see some support / improvements for pandas, foxes, and maybe mooshrooms? :)
1
09/27/2019 8:22 pm
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
mc_da
I have an idea for a cool feature with foxes. Mooshrooms have the same mutation properties as cows and I don't really have any ideas for more mooshroom features. I want to give pandas some kind of special ability but I don't have a clue what that'd be. If you have any ideas feel free to suggest.
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09/27/2019 8:55 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Artist
isolato
My apologies if I missed the Mooshroom properties; I'll go look at them in my test world.
Perhaps you could tie the unique panda properties into some unique abilities?
The whole 'cats giving you gifts' thing could apply to pet Pandas, too; since they're more exotic pets, they could provide you with more exotic rewards?
Or they could be a guard animal ! A bigger, bulkier wolf that dishes out more damage? These are a few ideas. Not sure if they're the greatest, but there's some to toss out. Can't wait to test the new update ^^
1
09/22/2019 8:10 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Sylvenight
does it work on 1.15? 19w38b
1
09/22/2019 3:34 am
Level 24 : Expert Miner
7modyGamer_YT
What should we tag our mobs if we want to except them from being used with ur datapack

To avoid reflection between other datapacks
1
09/21/2019 9:46 pmhistory
Level 3 : Apprentice Artist
isolato
So far, I would like to note that if you stand far enough away, you can actually right click horses and view their data :)

Additionally you have to punch llamas as well to see their data.
1
09/21/2019 8:59 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Artist
isolato
Oh I love this! I'm going to have to download right away. If I decide to make a YouTube video I will be sure to post it so you can use it :)
2
09/21/2019 7:45 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
BrokenHeart3d
Very interesting idea, loving it so far! Found a fire proof chicken lol!
1
09/20/2019 11:28 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Hadies_Alchemist
it would also be cool if you made a datapack that did something similar to this with hostile mobs
1
09/20/2019 7:44 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Hadies_Alchemist
it would also be nice that even if you cant fix the right click on horses and lamas to get their stats. it would be nice if you made the carrot on a stick deal no damage somehow, i keep getting spit at by my lamas.
1
09/20/2019 7:42 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Hadies_Alchemist
i like this datapack. If i could make a suggestion, maybe giving golden food to animals increases their stats a little. Also i would love to see this datapack continue to grow.
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09/20/2019 8:37 pm
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
mc_da
Interesting idea.I don't think golden food is the most balanced way but I may add a way to increase animal stats.
About hitting the llamas and horses I'll probably just make it trigger from 1-2 blocks further away.
1
09/20/2019 3:37 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
smooff
hello, i'm new to using datapacks, and was wondering what was the name i need to use the /datapack enable command?
1
09/20/2019 4:22 pm
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
mc_da
It should be automatically enabled when you first instal it. Othervise the command should be /datapack enable "file/better-genetics-datapack-1569007662.zip". If you're sure you installed it correctly and it still doesn't work please explain more about the problem.
2
09/20/2019 2:28 pm
Level 24 : Expert Miner
7modyGamer_YT
Idk why but it doesn't seems to work
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09/20/2019 3:21 pmhistory
Level 49 : Master Technomancer
mc_da
Please explain more. Which part doesn't work? If nothing works use the /datapack list enabled command to see if the datapack was correctly installed.
1
09/20/2019 11:02 pm
Level 24 : Expert Miner
7modyGamer_YT
It's working greatly 😊

I recreated the world
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09/20/2019 1:24 pm
Level 24 : Expert Miner
7modyGamer_YT
I really like that idea 😊
Going to test it ♥️❣️

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