Mining Mannies

Published by kreatorKen on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 21:50
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This is my mod MiningMannies. It consists of little block-like creatures which will "mine" any block for you. You have to tell them which block they should pop, by placing it in their search slot, so yes, that means they are programmable. They will evolve on their own over time, being able to take more damage, and carry more items.

Notes I made the mod with v2020.4 for Forge 1.15.2. Here is the mod guide: Mod Guide. The game advances by following the Advancements and Recipes and is designed to be an addition to survival gameplay. In fact, it seems the gameplay changes a lot, by changing the way you normally would play as they end up digging lots of holes all over the place! My recommendation is to start with a wooden axe and some shears, get some grass so that you can make a grass block; you give that to a Manni. To make them belong to you, sneak-right click on them with an empty hand and they will send secret messages to you, telling you when they dig what you told them to look for. If you get far enough, you can also build a teleporter for them to teleport back to when their bags are full. There are other treats which I think you might like too. I will make a full guide later on on my webpage. But, for now please enjoy and don't forget to try to get them to evolve in survival mode! But keep in mind, they are monsters (that won't attack you). Just means you can't play in peaceful mode!


Modification files
MiningMannies1.1_1.jar - Inital release version: workspace and license can be found here: MB
MiningMannies2.0.jar - Current version: license can be found here: Workspace coming.1.14 MB


  • official beta release.


  • corrected phase34 slot bug
  • added Steel Bar advancement (was missing): recipe release.
  • corrected Steel Block advancement: recipe release.
  • made steel stackable.


  • seekers now actually seek through blocks below them and will dig to the object they detect. level 1: 32 blocks. level 2: 64 blocks. Will add a level 3 and 4 in the future.
  • changed OreDetector to scan the block which is clicked on and not stood on.
  • teleport drop now possible when destroyed dependent on the teleport probability. Found a few small bugs in the teleport calcs. Fixed those and found a way to keep it when you exit the game and come back.

I don't know if I'm doing anything wrong but every time I spawn Manni it immediately disappears.

In creative mode or in survival mode? I run only single player games on my MC at home and have been testing it the last few days. Everything works in my hands. So, I dont have any experience from a server side, just in case that is what is going on. Do you have Forge 1.15.2 installed? Both the creative mode eggs and the eggs I made work in my hands.