ATTENTION: This mod is no longer being developed, and it's maintained (bugs and crash fixes) until August/September of 2021.
Emoticons is a cosmetic Minecraft mod which adds custom player animations (which can be disabled, see FAQ) and emote system. There are 62 emotes (you can also animate your own, see FAQ) which can be triggered by the player using keybinds which come with the mod.
Check out this playlist for showcase of the mod.
After that, Emoticons mod should be installed and will appear in Minecraft's mods menu. If Emoticons didn't appear in the mods menu, then something went wrong.
Q: I don't like Emoticons' animations, but emotes are very cool. Can I disable them?
A: You can disable them in McLib's dashboard (Ctrl + 0, check for conflicting keybinds in Options - Controls, if it doesn't work) by enabling Disable non-emote animations toggle option.
Q: Will you downgrade/upgrade mod to other version of Minecraft?
A: No. It's gonna stay 1.12.2 (and 1.8.9) only.
Q: I'm using 1.8.9 version and it says something about "mclib"?
A: You need to install McLib for 1.8.9 so it would work.
Q: I'm playing with my friends on the server, and why I can't see them emote, or they can't see me emote?
A: In order to see other people emote, the server must also install the mod. No mod on the server, no people emoting.
Q: Can you add support with mod X?
A: No, I won't add support with any other mods.
Q: Can I add custom emotes myself?
A: Yes, watch this tutorial video! Those are not synchronized across clients though. You'll have to manually send these emote files to other people.
Q: I've seen emotes exactly like yours in an X client. Do you know about it?
A: Most likely I know about this, as I gave permission to use the mod's source in their client. The known clients to me are Badlion and Lunar.
Q: Can you add custom music to emotes?
A: No, because I have no time/skill to make cool tunes for every emote, and if I use the original audio that would be illegal. However, you can replace the sounds in Emoticons' jar. Keep in mind that these sounds are going to loop.