In my regular Minecraft survival world (1.17.30), I want to know if there is a way to make only certain mobs make no sound or only some sounds.

Example 1: A creeper would not hiss when charging but would still make a boom sound when exploding.

Example 2: A pig never oinks but a chicken still clucks.

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    One approach would be to use the regular modding techniques to replace those sound files with empty sounds.
    – Philipp
    Dec 6, 2021 at 16:05
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    Maybe the Silent tag is what you are searching for? Add it to a mob and it will be completely silent. Not tested with the creeper explosion
    – IceFreez3r
    Dec 12, 2021 at 0:47
  • The "silent" tag is a mod or plugin, it is not in vanilla Minecraft
    – Josh Hales
    Dec 31, 2021 at 7:47

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The only way to achieve this in vanilla Minecraft would be to use a texture pack that replaces the .ogg sound files of the noises you want to silence with empty sound files so that you cannot hear them.

  • Note that this wouldn't affect closed captioning.
    – Laurel
    Jan 3, 2022 at 14:21
  • Some texture packs appear to rewrite the closed captions, perhaps they could be left as empty strings?
    – Josh Hales
    Jan 3, 2022 at 14:28

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