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Contents

Introduction to Better Than Wolves

Better Than Wolves is a Minecraft mod that not only adds new items and blocks, but also provides incredible functionality for engineering and design while maintaining the original feel of Minecraft. FlowerChild created BTW since he felt the full potential of the game was not being realized by Mojang for the amount of time they were putting into it. FlowerChild realized the time Mojang spent to create wolves in Minecraft Beta 1.4 and other features in previous releases could have been spent on something with much more functionality and gameplay value. He started a forum thread called "Notch: Wolves Are a Bad Idea", which led to another forum thread challenging the community to come up ideas that were better than wolves, which led, after 5 days of WIP development, to the initial release of the Better Than Wolves mod on April 10, 2011. The mod has been in continuous development since then, with hundreds of new features and gameplay modes. It is nearing final release.

Installation Guide

Installing a mod that requires multiple steps can be a daunting task. This guide breaks it down into a simple step by step process, in order to help you install Better Than Wolves properly.

Changes From Vanilla

New gameplay modes introduced by FC for BTW that both changes a fundamental mechanic of Minecraft and challenges the player in new ways.

Crafting Recipes

Crafting recipes used in Better Than Wolves and changed vanilla recipes.

Mechanical Power

With the Better Than Wolves mod, the largest addition to Minecraft gameplay is the addition of mechanical power and mechanical devices such as Water Wheels, Wind Mills, Gear Boxes, axles, and other devices. All mechanical systems can be used in conjunction with redstone power. This addition to minecraft fleshes out the functional engineering aspect of the game and allows much more creativity in the systems a player may design and construct.

QuickStart Guide

A simple guide for New Players on how to survive Better Than Wolves.

Beginner's Guide

New to the mod and need some help getting started? Then this is the page for you. Simple, condensed, straight-forward guidance on what to do next without giving away all the strategies and automation options.

Ages of Progression

Better Than Wolves is organized into distinct "Ages" that represent different stages of Steve's technological progress. Each Age in turn may be organized into separate Tiers that represent separate tasks that the player must achieve in order to progress to the next.

Other Additions and Changes

Besides adding a lot of new features the Mod contains some Miscellaneous Features giving BTW its own unique personality and provides endless entertainment for its players.
For a full list of additions and changes the mod provides, see the Better Than Wolves thread on the Minecraft Forums. You can also check the Blocks and Items section below for a list of blocks and items added by this mod, along with some quick information about them. If you still need information or find yourself confused with this mod, you can always read over the Change log, containing every change and addition in BTW, to find your answer.

Helpful pages

Community
FC Interview FlowerChild answers to several questions about the mod and Minecraft Forge.
Thread The Mod's thread on the Minecraft Forums.
Forum The Mod's Official forum.
Wiki pages
Change log A list of changes in each new version of the mod.
How to A list of tutorials and showcase videos.
High Efficiency Recipes A list of alternate recipes for vMC items/blocks using less resources.
Not a bug list A list of things that come up frequently but are not bugs.
Frequent problems A list of problems which occur frequently on the forum.
Texture Packs A list of texture packs for the mod.

Blocks and Items

Name Used For (As) Age Redstone Mechanical Power Detection Production Automation
Anchor Anchor Connection AoW 1 X X X X X
Anvil Anvil Crafting NA 1 X X X Soulforged Steel products, advanced redstone blocks & stone based aesthetic blocks X
Armor Plate Armor Plate Raw Material NA 1 X X X Plate Armor X
Axle Axle Mechanical Power Distribution AoW 2 X Input & Output X X X
Oak BarkSpruce BarkJungle BarkBirch BarkBlood Bark Bark Raw Material & Fuel AoV X X X Tanned Leather X
Barrel Barrel Raw Material & Aesthetics AoW 5 X X X Powder Keg X
Bellows Bellows Fanning (Stoking) Fire AoW 5 X Input X Stoked Fire (Two flame high) X
Belt Belt Raw Material AoW 3 X X X Saws & Bellows X
Oak Wood BenchSpruce Wood BenchJungle Wood BenchBirch Wood BenchStone Brick BenchStone BenchSandstone BenchNether Brick BenchBrick Bench Bench Aesthetics AoW 3 X X X X X
Blasting Oil Blasting Oil Raw Material AoW 5 X X X Dynamite X
Block Dispenser Block Dispenser Placing Blocks, Hidden Doors & Floodgates NA 1 Input X X X Mining & Farming
Block of Wicker Block of Wicker Aesthetics AoV X X X X X
Blood Wood Blood Wood Crafting AoW 6 X X X X X
Blood Wood Sapling Blood Wood Sapling Planting AoW 6 X X X X X
Brimstone Brimstone Raw Material AoW 6 X X X Gunpowder X
Broadhead Broadhead Raw Material NA 1 X X X Broadhead Arrow X
Broadhead Arrow Broadhead Arrow Ammo NA 1 X X X X X
Buddy Block Buddy Block Detection NA 1 Output X Block Updates X X
Candle Candle Raw Material, Aesthetics AoW 5 X X X Infernal Enchanter X
Canvas Canvas Aesthetics NA 1 X X X X X
Cauldron Cauldron Cooking & Rendering AoV X X X Cooked Food, Tanned Leather, Glue & Tallow Food Production
Cement Bucket Cement Bucket Building AoW 6 Input X X Stone X
Chopping BlockBloody Chopping Block Chopping Block Traps & Aesthetics NA 1 X X X X X
Coal Dust Coal Dust Raw Material & Fuel AoW 4 X X X Nethercoal X
Oak Wood ColumnSpruce Wood ColumnJungle Wood ColumnBirch Wood ColumnStone Brick ColumnStone ColumnSandstone ColumnNether Brick ColumnBrick Column Column Aesthetics NA 1 X X X X X
Companion Cube Companion Cube Aesthetics NA 1 X X X X X
Companion Cube Slab Companion Slab Aesthetics AoW 6 X X X Companion Cube X
Composite Bow Composite Bow Weapon AoW 5 X X X X X
Concentrated Hellfire Concentrated Hellfire Raw Material AoW 4 X X X Hibachi X
Corner Corner Aesthetics & Fuel AoW 3 NA 1 X X X X X
Creeper Oyster Creeper Oyster Raw Material AoV X X X Diamond Ingot X
Crucible Crucible Refining Steel & Re-smelting AoW 6 X X X Steel & Metal Ingots X
Detector Block Detector Block Detection NA 1 Output X Anything in front X Farming & Traps
Wooden Detector RailSoulforged Steel Detector Rail Detector Rail Variants Rail Detection AoW 3 NA 1 Output X Minecarts: Any, Occupied & Player X Railway
Diamond Ingot Diamond Ingot Raw Material AoV X X X Diamond Tools & Armor X
Donut Donut Food AoW 2 X X X 1/2 Heart X
Dung Dung Tanning Leather & Foul Food AoV X X X X X
Dynamite Dynamite Raw Material AoW 6 X X X Mining Charge X
Element Element Raw Material AoW 1 X X X Hibachi X
Ender Slag Ender Slag Raw Material NA 1 X X X Brimstone and Soul Flux X
Ender Spectacles Ender Spectacles Detection NA 1 X X X X X
Fabric Fabric Raw Material AoW 2 X X X Wind Mill X
Filament Filament Raw Material AoW 1 X X X Powered Light Block X
Flour Flour Raw Material AoW 1 X X X X X
Foul Food Foul Food Nothing AoW 3 X X X X X
Fuse Fuse Raw Material AoW 6 X X X Powder Keg & Dynamite X
Gear Gear Raw Material AoW 1 X X X X X
Gear Box Gear Box Mechanical Power Distribution & Control AoW 2 Input Input & Output X X X
Glue Glue Raw Material AoW 5 X X X Wood Blade & Haft X
Grate Grate Hopper Filter AoV X X X X Filtration
Ground Netherrack Ground Netherrack Raw Material AoW 4 X X X X X
Haft Haft Raw Material NA 1 X X X Refined Tools X
Hand Crank Hand Crank Mechanical Power Generation AoW 1 X Output X Mechanical Power X
Hellfire Dust Hellfire Dust Raw Material AoW 4 X X X X X
Hemp Hemp Raw Material AoW 1 X X X X X
Hemp Fiber Hemp Fiber Raw Material AoW 1 X X X X X
Hemp Seed Hemp Seed Raw Material AoV X X X Hemp X
Hibachi Hibachi Making Fire AoW 5 Input X X Fire X
Hopper Hopper Sorting AoW 4 Output Input Inventory Status X Drop Management & Filtration
Infernal Enchanter Infernal Enchanter Enchanting NA 1 X X X Enchanted SFS Equippment X
Kiln Kiln "Firing" (Uncooked) Pottery AoW 6 X X X Vase, Crucible, Planter & Urn X
Kibble Kibble Animal Feeding AoW 5 X X X X X
Lens Lens Infinite Uses NA 1 Input X All entities and blocks with the 128 block range X Infinite
Light Block Light Block Light source AoV Input X X X X
Lightning Rod Lightning Rod Lightning Rod AoV X X X X X
Mill Stone Mill Stone Production AoW 1 X Input X Hemp Fiber, Scoured Leather, Flour, Ground Netherrack, Sugar & String X
Mining Charge Mining Charge Demolition AoW 6 Input X X X X
Mysterious Gland Mysterious Gland Raw Material AoV X X X Potions X
Mould Mould Crafting Efficiency AoW 6 X X X X X
Moulding Moulding Raw Material & Aesthetics & Fuel AoW 3 NA 1 X X X X X
Nether Brick Nether Brick Raw Material & Aesthetics AoW 5 X X X X X
Nethercoal Nethercoal Fuel AoW 4 X X X X X
Nether Sludge Nether Sludge Raw Material AoW 5 X X X Nether Brick X
Nether Groth Spores Nether Groth Demonic Hellspawn AoW 6 X X X X X
Nitre Nitre Raw Material AoV X X X Gunpowder X
Obsidian Pressure Plate Obsidian Pressure Plate Detection NA 1 Output X Player X X
Ocular of Ender Ocular of Ender Raw Material NA 1 X X X Ender Spectacles X
Padding Padding Raw Material AoW 2 X X X X X
Oak Wood PedestalSpruce Wood PedestalJungle Wood PedestalBirch Wood PedestalStone Brick PedestalStone PedestalSandstone PedestalNether Brick PedestalBrick Pedestal Pedestal Aesthetics NA 1 X X X X X
Packed Earth Packed Earth Movement AoV X X X X X
Planter Planter Planting without water AoW 6 X X X "Safe" Farms Farming
Plate BootsPlate LeggingsChest PlatePlate Helm Plate Armor Protection NA 1 X X X X X
Platform Platform Aesthetics & Elevators AoW 2 X X X X X
Potash Potash Raw Material AoW 5 X X X X X
Powder Keg Powder Keg Explosives AoW 6 Input X X X X
Pulley Pulley Elevators & Gates AoW 2 Input Input X X X
Redstone Eye Redstone Eye Raw Material NA 1 X X X Detector Block X
Refined ShovelRefined HoeRefined AxeRefined PickaxeLongswordMattockBattle Axe Refined Tools Standard Tool Use NA 1 X X X X X
Rope Rope Raw Material & Climbing AoW 1 X X X X X
Rotted Arrow Rotted Arrow Ammo AoV X X X Flint X
Sail Sail Raw Material AoW 2 X X X X X
Saw Saw Cutting AoW 3 X Input X Planks, Panel, Moulding, Corner, Gear & Companion Slab Tree Farming
Saw Dust Saw Dust Raw Material & Fuel AoW 3 X X X Dynamite X
Screw Pump Screw Pump Water Movement NA 1 X Input X X Water Transportation
Scoured Leather Scoured Leather Raw Material AoW 3 X X X X X
Siding Siding Raw Material & Aesthetics & Fuel AoW 3 NA 1 X X X X X
Slats Slats Hopper Filter AoW 3 X X X X Filtration
Soul Flux Soul Flux Raw Material NA 1 X X X Soulforged Steel X
Soulforged Steel Soulforged Steel Raw Material NA 1 X X X X X
Soul Dust Soul Dust Raw Material AoW 6 X X X Saw Dust & Soul Urn X
Soap Soap Raw Material AoW 5 X X X X X
Soul Urn Soul Urn Raw Material AoW 6 X X X Soulforged Steel & Block Dispenser X
Stake Stake Construction AoW 3 X X X X X
Strap Strap Raw Material AoW 3 X X X X X
Oak Wood TableSpruce Wood TableJungle Wood TableBirch Wood TableStone Brick TableStone TableSandstone TableNether Brick TableBrick Table Table Aesthetics AoW 3 X X X X X
Tallow Tallow Raw Material AoW 5 X X X Dynamite & Soap X
Tanned Leather Tanned Leather Raw Material AoW 3 X X X X X
Tanned Leather CapTanned Leather TunicTanned Leather PantsTanned Leather Boots Tanned Leather Armor Protection AoW 3 X X X X X
Turntable Turntable Rotating Blocks & Redstone Circuitry AoW 6 Input Input X Unfired Pottery X
Unfired Pottery Unfired Pottery Raw Material AoW 6 X X X X X
Urn Urn Raw Material AoW 6 X X X Soul Urn X
Vase Vase Aesthetics & Hiding an Item AoW 6 X X X X X
Venom Sack Venom Sack Raw Material AoV X X X Potions X
Vessel of the Dragon Vessel of the Dragon Enchanting AoV X X X X X
Water Wheel Water Wheel Mechanical Power Generation AoW 5 X Output X Mechanical Power X
White Cobble White Cobble Aesthetics AoW 6 X X X White Stone X
White Stone White Stone Aesthetics AoW 6 X X X X X
Wicker Wicker Hopper Filter & Aesthetics AoV X X X X Filtration
Wicker Slab Wicker Slab Aesthetics AoV X X X X X
Wind Mill Wind Mill Mechanical Power Generation AoW 2 X Output X Mechanical Power X
Raw WolfchopCooked Wolfchop Wolf Chop Food AoV X X X X X
Wood Blade Wood Blade Raw Material AoW 5 X X X Water Wheel X
Blue Wool SlabBrown Wool SlabPurple Wool SlabMagenta Wool SlabLight Blue Wool SlabOrange Wool SlabRed Wool SlabBlack Wool SlabWhite Wool SlabCyan Wool SlabLight Gray Wool SlabGray Wool SlabPink Wool SlabGreen Wool SlabLime Wool SlabYellow Wool Slab Wool Slab Aesthetics AoW 3 X X X X X
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