Bad Mobs Mod Guide

Bad Mobs allows you to control which mobs are allowed to spawn.

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Bad Mobs is a mod which allows you to remove mobs from the natural spawning list, making it a great choice for Zombie Apocalypse modpacks. In these modpacks, you might only want Zombies, Husks and Zombie Villagers to be able to spawn.

The mod is available for multiple versions of Minecraft, including 1.7.10, 1.12.2 and all the way up to the latest version. In this guide, I’m going to show you how to use and configure the mod.

Custom Config File

I’ve provided a custom config file below which you can download for Bad Mobs on 1.12.2. This is based around a Zombie Apocalypse pack, and will only allow the spawning of Zombies in your world. It will still spawn passive mobs, only removing the likes of Overworld hostiles such as Creepers, Skeletons, Spiders and others. Everything in the Nether and End will remain the same.

Clicking the link below will open a file which shows my own config file. All you need to do is highlight the text, copy and paste it into your own Bad Mobs config file and save the changes. If you want to learn how to edit Bad Mobs yourself, scroll down to the next section.

Open the Minecraft Config Folder

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to open up your Minecraft’s config folder, which contains all the configuration files for mods. If you know how to get to that folder, then you can skip ahead to the next step.

On Windows, there are multiple ways to access the folder. The first would be to open your AppData folder. This can be done by opening the Start Menu, entering %AppData% into the search bar and pressing Enter. This should bring you to C:\Users\YOU\AppData\Roaming. In this folder, you should see .minecraft which you should open, and the config folder is inside.

Alternatively, you can open Minecraft and go to the main menu. If there is a mods button on your screen, select it, and then press the Open Mods Folder button. This will bring you to the mods folder inside your Minecraft directory. You’ll just need to go up a level so you’re inside the Minecraft directory, and then open the Config folder.

Edit Bad Mobs Config for 1.13+

Launch Minecraft at least once with Bad Mobs installed in your mods folder. That way, the configuration files can be created in your config folder, which is what we need to edit.

Inside, you should see a file called badmobs-common.toml. Open this file with a text editor, such as Notepad or Wordpad. Inside, you’ll see lots of text which should be made up of multiple paragraphs, similar to the image below.

Each section lists a different entity, with the above example showing the Zombie Horse mob. If you want to stop this mob from spawning, you’d have to change the allowNormalSpawning from true to false.

There’s a lot of different entities to change, so make sure to change the value from true to false on any mob you don’t want to spawn. When you’re done, you can save the config file, close it and reopen Minecraft.

Edit Bad Mobs Config for 1.7.10 – 1.12.2

Launch Minecraft at least once with Bad Mobs installed in your mods folder. That way, the configuration files can be created in your config folder, which is what we need to edit.

Inside your config folder, you should see a file called badmobs.cfg. Open this up with a text editor of your choice, whether it be Notepad, Wordpad or something else.

Look for the paragraph shown above, where you’ll see the likes of example1, example2 etc. Move your cursor to the end of example1, and press backspace multiple times so that the line is empty, but you need to keep the empty spaces before it intact.

You can start entering the names of mobs that you don’t want to spawn. You should do so in the following format minecraft:enderman but of course, replacing Enderman with a mob of your choice.

Repeat this process for the other example lines, replacing it with mobs of your choice. It’s very important that you don’t remove any of the indents beforehand, or add any afterwards. If you start a new line, you can press TAB on your keyboard to create a space that’s the correct size. Alternatively, download my config files above.