Back Tools


Currently for Minecraft 1.10.2

  • This mod adds a new aesthetic feature onto players.
    Like its name it shows some tools on the back of the player. These tools are based on the last equipped tool that the player had.
  • The mod tries to figure out what is a “tool” and renders them on your back. It will try it’s best to detect mod tools as well! Modders can also send an IMC Message to the mod to improve support.
  • This mod is purely Clientside. It will not do anything when installed on a server.
  • Mainly inspired by multiplayer FPS games where you see unequipped items on the player. Disabled on players with capes/cloaks though 🙁


Many thanks to shantomken for testing during the development process.


What else do I need for this mod? What version should I get? Help? Answered on the FAQ.



Known issues

  • Not compatible with mods like Smart Moving and MineLittlePony which change the player model.

Modders (MC 1.8 and later).

  • The mod accepts two kinds of IMCMessages with ItemStack values. (Sent after Init phase, before PostInit phase, to “BackTools”)
  • Key: “blacklist”, and the mod will add the Item from the ItemStack’s getItem() to the blacklist (won’t be rendered)
  • Key: “backtool”, and the mod will add the Item from the ItemStack’s getItem() to be rendered. Use the stack size to define the orientation of the tool.



      • Cancc June 8, 2013 11:41 pm  Reply

        to. install forge you have to Go to Then downlaod it Delet Coremods foldor in .minecraft
        Then pput forge in then ya done

        • Sammie August 3, 2013 10:48 pm  Reply

          Go to school and learn how to spell, then come back and try again.

          • WTFman? August 11, 2013 10:59 pm 

            What if his first language is not english? Dick.

          • somebody January 28, 2014 10:23 am 

            don’t be such a dick, its true, what if…

          • u an ass April 7, 2014 6:14 am 

            y u abuse person u don’t know

          • Anonymous May 31, 2016 1:01 am 

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        • Jonas Pribyl October 31, 2014 1:13 am  Reply

          we, who don’t have english as main language, are doing mistakes like this: “Then forge in put”. Not this: “pput that therre and then ddelete this”

          • Justin August 5, 2015 4:52 am 

            I’m not hating on you, but learning a language is more than speaking, its also spelling. Maybe his first language has spelling rules that English doesn’t.

      • chaoticmonkeyHD December 30, 2013 2:10 am  Reply

        Install it, that is how -_-

        • You sir, are a genius! January 19, 2014 3:19 am  Reply

          You need an award! It really helped me out!

          • Holy crap that was so helpful! September 28, 2014 4:15 am 

            WOW! THANKS SO MUCH!

      • [ADMIN] Ichun October 30, 2014 7:18 am  Reply

        Do you still need Forge?

      • chris December 20, 2014 8:30 am  Reply

        Go to
        And get The INSTALLER

      • Ohaiderr February 8, 2015 10:15 pm  Reply

        what you do is:
        1.go to google forge downloads first link you see
        4. find the version you want(now has to be at least 1.7.10)
        5. click the word installer next to your wanted version on the now downloaded installer
        if your computer says it doesn’t trust forge, then do steps 7+8, if not, skip to step 9
        7. go to settings and go into security and privacy will ask in there if you want to trust forge, click yes. the installer and check the download that is not for a server(i forgot what it is called)
        10.there should be a button on the bottom right of the box, click it
        11. open Minecraft launcher and go to edit profile.
        12.go to choose version and go to the bottom.
        13. forge should be there, select it
        14. download mods for your forge version and enjoy!

      • MR.nobody February 17, 2015 2:27 am  Reply

        cmon search minecraft forge files and double click to instaler…easy peasy lemon squizzy

        • ZZZ... I'm sleepy. November 13, 2016 9:30 am  Reply

          No. Your channel is garbage.

      • SPOOPY February 4, 2019 9:53 am  Reply

        go on forge

    • TigerHuskey June 8, 2013 3:15 am  Reply

      Does it work with other mods?

      • zenithBemusement January 30, 2014 7:54 am  Reply

        Yes, it does.

    • Canc June 8, 2013 11:52 pm  Reply

      Help how to Use mod becuse im haveing trobbule
      It wont have any info about the mod or any info about how to use!!! please help

      • LoganDark June 24, 2013 4:00 am  Reply

        Put the files into Minecraft.jar! Dont forget to backup, cause these mods modify your player stuff, and is you have mods that interfere wth your player installed, this makes it more likely you will end up with a black screen, which you will NOT be happy with if you don’t backup your minecraft.jar.

      • Ichan (this is my real name) July 16, 2015 6:31 pm  Reply

        What happened to your grammar?

    • someone July 3, 2013 4:44 pm  Reply

      I am having trouble with this mod, in multiplayer I can only have 1 hat, but I see mobs wearing other hats, how can I wear other hats? the hats menu is empty for me.

      • Psylink August 5, 2013 3:14 pm  Reply

        Kill the mobs with the hats, you should get their hat. Then you press either H or V (depending on the version), to select your unlocked hats! Simple!

    • CorpsesReborn August 8, 2013 6:52 am  Reply

      Hay Can some one update this to 1.6.2 i really love this it also gives you an edge…

    • Guy Person WHo has a cape October 12, 2013 8:30 am  Reply

      please make it so I can were a cape on my skin 🙂 Thank you

      • deFENCE_ November 27, 2013 10:20 pm  Reply

        You need a cape mod…

      • Somebody Random December 29, 2013 8:35 am  Reply

        for me it only works of you have cape enabled in multiplayer

    • bert September 7, 2014 6:50 pm  Reply


    • Awesome mod finder! September 28, 2014 8:23 am  Reply

      hey dude is this compatible with animated player mod where the players arms bend and flying is more realistic and swiming is more realistic and jumping and running and sneaking

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  2. Mega November 1, 2012 5:53 am  Reply

    This Mod is a big advangate, because the back tools still render, even when invisible. Kinda cheap, if you have this installed in 1.4+

    • GloopMaster January 1, 2013 9:38 am  Reply

      So does armor.

    • Cookies160 August 8, 2013 7:35 am