Mods / Something in the Water

Category: #Creatures
Author: BluntTongs
Side: Both
Created: Jan 28th at 2:07 AM
Last modified: 5 days ago
Downloads: 3966
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Latest file for v1.19.8: 1-click install

This is a simple content mod that adds in a few new mobs to saltwater regions. Inspired by the old mod Dangerous Waters. Mostly for flavor if you happen to have oceans.

Sharks have 45 max health and do 8 T2 damage per bite. They will generally not seek out players to kill them, but will defend themselves or attack if you get especially close.

Ocean Sunfish look pretty and provide some meat in a pinch.

Moon Jellyfish can be spotted by their glow and will deal a slight amount of damage if you touch them, but otherwise simply look pretty.

Special thanks to my pal Radiomann01 for modelling, animating, and texturing the shark; I just did the technical stuff required to put it in the game.

Continue to expect some more mobs in the future.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.2.1 266 5 days ago Show Install now
v1.2.0 2634 Mar 16th at 7:16 PM Show Install now
v1.19.3 1066 Jan 28th at 3:27 AM Show Install now

17 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 DanaCraluminum, 5 days ago

Megalodon when?

💬 gndrneutralnoun, 5 days ago

+1 for what Nikkolai said, as I prefer realism to difficulty. Potentially, you could add a rarer kind of "corrupted" shark that actively seeks out and kills players? Like the rot creatures mod. Or maybe just add a useful drop to sharks to give players a reason to fight them, at which point the shark will of course fight back.

💬 Nikkolai, Apr 10th at 6:48 AM

Sharks are not aggressive. Only reason they even attack people is generally because they mistake humans for seals or other aquatic mammals. As long as you're on a raft, the shark should just leave you alone. Soon as you start swimming around though, that's a different story.

💬 BluntTongsAuthor, Apr 4th at 9:26 PM

JudgeRW There's nothing special in the vanilla code to my knowledge forcing entities to target your mount first if you're currently riding another entity; the raft just sits close enough for any mobs in the water to hit you. A custom behavior could be added to target whatever entity a player is riding first before moving on, but as is it's functioning "as intended." (This might even be addressed in the next big vanilla update if land-based mounts are added, but I don't think it'd be too hard to code a check necessarily. It definitely makes more sense for it to target your vessel first)

💬 JudgeRW, Apr 2nd at 1:52 AM

A bit more feedback.  The sharks are able to hit and kill players while they are on a vanilla raft.  We haven't tested yet with Joy of Sailing boats, but the vanilla rafts for sure.  Is that intended?  Seems like they shouldn't be able to?  Especially maybe without destroying the raft first?  Just a thought from our current playthrough.  

💬 JudgeRW, Mar 26th at 5:26 AM

Awesome. We'll be anxiously awaiting =)  Thank you!

💬 BluntTongsAuthor, Mar 26th at 2:26 AM

JudgeRW Of course! I've actually been meaning to get around to it. I can't give a timeline on how fast it'll come, but it's something I've wanted to do for a bit.

💬 JudgeRW, Mar 25th at 8:02 PM

Any chance of a config for this some time?  I love the new creatures, but as is all the saltwater in my worlds is teeming with sharks, lol.  Would love to be able to turn their frequency down a bit.

💬 NMND, Mar 21st at 12:04 PM

I second what SaiDeer requests!

💬 Tentharchitect, Mar 16th at 11:52 PM

Woo! Glad to see the new stuff is in now!

💬 SaiDeer, Jan 29th at 3:48 PM

Please make an optional setting where you can right-click the shark's nose to rotate that idiot 💜

💬 BluntTongsAuthor, Jan 29th at 1:21 AM

Leonoric Wow, thank you for the offer! It's no worries, I'll be able to whip some up myself... Eventually. 😀

💬 Leonoric, Jan 28th at 6:11 PM

Hello ! Great mod ! If you need more animated models, you can take them from my mod Dangerous Waters, i am the author. I will be glad of it.

💬 BluntTongsAuthor, Jan 28th at 5:51 PM

Hydromancerx While I can't guarantee I will anytime soon (since I'm working on a couple other projects at the time and just happened to have this model lying around), there are a few more things I want to see added to oceans for sure!

💬 Kessem, Jan 28th at 5:32 PM

I already feel dread when I swim over dark depths, even knowing that there is nothing there.... now there will be 😢.

💬 Mobius, Jan 28th at 8:02 AM

Looks quite cool!

💬 Hydromancerx, Jan 28th at 4:20 AM

Please make more types of sharks! 🦈

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