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Is it possible to remove some of the enemies that spawn during the night but retaining some? I actually like playing on a non-peaceful mode but I don't like those creatures (enderman, creeper) that can destroy my structures and other works of art while still retaining some threats during the night and cave exploration.

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There are some mods that can do that, for example http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/631622-endermen-dont-pick-up-blocks-mod/. I remember there was somewhere mod for creepers too.

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Additionally, if you're running a Bukkit server (and perhaps some other servers), there are plugins for things like preventing creepers from breaking blocks when they explode (but still deal damage) –  MBraedley Sep 4 '12 at 14:18

An upcoming option (in 1.4, previewable by downloading the 12w34b prerelease .jar client file) is to turn off mob destruction ability. If you have cheats enabled in single player or admin privilege in multiplayer you can type

/gamerule mobGriefing false

Creepers and Endermen will still spawn and Creepers will still explode, but they won't be able to destroy blocks.

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