VanillaEX Addon

This is an add-on which focuses on improving the functionalities and behaviors for survival gameplay. All things which have been implemented are features which could just as well have been a part of the vanilla game. This means that all changes have been designed in a way to ensure that the game stays balanced and nothing is overpowered. As a whole, it’s a really good add-on which makes some welcome changes to the game!

Creators: JoePaleto (Twitter), _GlitchMC (Twitter)
Updated: 3 September, 2018 (read changelog)

How does it work?

You can find a detailed list of each change further down on this page. However, one of the main and probably most liked change is that you can now place a chest on a boat.

Another neat (and absolutely adorable) change is the new baby parrots! They spawn when two parrots breed which is also a new feature.

New Entity Behaviors

  • Boats – Can now have up to one chest on them. Use a Chest item on a boat to transform it into a Chested Boat. Sneak and long-press on the Chested Boat to open it.
  • Elder Guardians – Doesn’t attack Squids. Immune to knockback.
  • Endermen – Scared by rabbits.
  • Evokers – Ability to summon Silverfish as a parts of its attacks.
  • Guardians – Doesn’t attack Squids or Fish
  • Llamas – Controlled similarly to a Horse.
  • Parrots – Breed using any kind of seeds. Baby parrots!
  • Polar Bears – Attacks Strays.
  • Rabbits – Doesn’t run away from players or monsters. They are also slightly bigger similarly to how they used to be on Java Edition
  • Squids – Milkable!
  • Strays – Scared by Polar Bears.
  • Wither Skeletons – Transforms into Blazes when falling/entering into lava
  • Wear a Zombie Head on your head to prevent zombies from attacking you
  • Wear a Creeper Head on your head to prevent creeper from attacking you
  • Wear a Skeleton Skull on your head to prevent skeletons from attacking you
  • Wear a Wither Skeleton Skull on your head to prevent wither skeletons from attacking you


  • 1.6 compatibility
  • New feature: wearing a Zombie Head in your head will prevent zombies from attacking you
  • New feature: wearing a Creeper Head in your head will prevent creepers from attacking you
  • New feature: wearing a Skeleton Head in your head will prevent skeletons from attacking you
  • New feature: wearing a Wither Skeleton Head in your head will prevent wither skeletons from attacking you


  1. Download Resources & Behaviors .McAddon
  2. Activate the packs for a world in-game

You can get a .ZIP file for this add-on here.

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31 Responses

4.75 / 5 (8 votes)
  1. Dorami says:

    This is cool I love it that it is not over powering and couldve been what the vanilla version of minecraft is but could you add something – add a feature where if you smelt iron or gold armour instead of giving only one nugget instead the number of nuggets is dependent of the durability that would be cool

  2. Tv UEA says:

    I would like it if you added to climb on top of a bear just like the horse would be a cool resource !!

  3. PersonWhoNeedsHelp says:

    Thanks!! This was relly helpful in my Survival SMP!!!

  4. Nicholas says:

    Can you make Enderman afraids of Cats and TNT cause fire?

  5. Sefferdoodle says:

    Since bunnies are now useful in fending off Endermen, is it possible that you make the bunny tameable? Or is that already in-game?

  6. S4/\/\ says:

    Great addon! One feature I don’t like is guardians not attacking squids. It’s usually a fun and useful feature, but sadly removed in this addon

  7. LugiaGamerYT says:

    One idea drowned zombies will attack boats

  8. RivalSeeker65 says:

    Great Add-on guys

  9. Codysaur2004 says:

    Hey, is it intentional that strays/wither skeletons float instead of sink? Because undead mobs were made to sink in water 1.5 (beta). If it is intentional to match 1.4, please update this add-on once 1.5 releases.

    • joepaleto says:

      Hey! I’m one of the authors.
      Yes, the post doesn’t mention it but the add-on is intended to be used on v1.4.4, not on the betas. Of course, once 1.5 is fully released I will publish an update for this add-on asap that includes compatibility with it.

  10. Switter says:

    Can you make fish breed

  11. Shuddho says:

    How to use the chested boat one
    I don’t know how to use it

  12. Shuddho says:

    But how the chested boat one works
    I am confused

  13. AnandaNeeg says:

    Hi…i like your addons and i showcased it…but i not showcased all your feature…i just showcase one of them…thanks.
    Nice addons you make it bro 🙂
    If you want to watch i will give you a link
    I hope you like my video [ ^_^ ]

  14. Zev20x says:

    When I used it the chest in boat texture didn’t work. The chest was white and it didn’t work.

  15. 3 LOL's says:

    Can the link be replaced with MediaFire?

  16. Captain says:

    There’s a bug with the chest boats they have a weird Whit chest when nothing has been equiped to the boar

  17. LuckyGuy2017/Celtic Celery says:

    Can anybody give me the original link? (without adfly)

  18. Arceus says:

    How do you download it?

  19. Sean says:

    I really like this since I live underwater so carrying kelp with the boat is great and my friend loves the parrot part, but we were wondering if there was a way of changing boat controls to not be annoying the way it is and back to normal movement controls?

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