Trainguy’s Animation Overhaul Mod

Trainguy’s Animation Overhaul aims to overhaul the animations in Minecraft, making them more realistic when it comes to the third and first-person view. These changes are most noticeable when it comes to head movements.

This mod is in the early stages of development and requires you to compile your own JAR file to use it. With it being an alpha, bugs may be present and animations missing. Use this mod at your discretion.

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JAR Download

Please note that the developer of this mod has explicitly stated that sharing a pre-built JAR file is not allowed, as shown here on the GitHub page: You may not upload compiled versions of the mod to public sites like Curseforge or Modrinth without getting explicit permission from me to do so.

Therefore, you must download and compile the source files into a .JAR file. The process isn’t too complicated, and we’ll talk you through it below and also link to a video tutorial. Trainguy’s Animation Overhaul Mod is in alpha, so you should expect bugs and glitches until development is completed. Then it will likely be released on other platforms such as CurseForge.

How to Install Trainguy’s Animation Overhaul Mod

Go to the GitHub page to download Trainguy’s Animation Overhaul mod for Minecraft 1.19.4. A green button in the top right corner says ‘Code.’ Click this and choose the ‘Download as ZIP’ option.

Once the ZIP file has been downloaded, place the contents on your Desktop into a folder. Click the directory URL inside that folder, type CMD, and press ENTER. A command terminal will appear. You’ll want to ensure you have Java 17 installed, but other versions could work.

Then type gradlew build and hit ENTER in the terminal. After a minute or two, it should say BUILD COMPLETE in green. A ‘build’ folder should exist in the folder you opened the terminal from. Go into there, then the ‘libs’ folder. Two JAR files will be created; take the one that doesn’t say sources on the end and place it in your Minecraft mods folder.

There is also a YouTube video below, provided by Kxffie, which shows these instructions in a video format. 

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The links above will take you to the CurseForge page for the Trainguy’s Animation Overhaul Mod. Specifically, they direct you to the download for your chosen version of Minecraft. Learn more about why you should only download files from CurseForge.

How to Install

If you haven't already, make sure to install Forge for Minecraft. It's a simple process and takes just a few minutes. Once Forge is installed:
  1. Download the mod for your Minecraft Version. It will be a .JAR file.
  2. Take this file, and place it in the 'mods' folder of your Minecraft directory. If this folder doesn't exist, create it. The easiest way to access your Minecraft directory is opening the game, going to Resource Packs and pressing the 'Open Resource Pack Folder' button.
  3. Once it's inside the mods folder, run Minecraft with the Forge preset selected. The mod will be installed and can be played with in-game.