Mod: Add Dinosaurs to Minecraft with the Fossil Mod (1.8.1)

The Fossil Minecraft Mod makes things more interesting by adding ancient artifacts to the game. These artifacts can be used to make new weapons, blocks, and creatures. These new creatures include dinosaurs such as Triceratops, Velociraptors, and even the feared Tyrannosaurs Rex! Beware though, unleashing these creatures in your Minecraft world can be harmful to your health.

New Blocks:


Fossils look very similar to stone but take longer to mine. When mined they will drop new items such as bio-fossil, relics, bones, Skulls, Broken Swords, and even the rare Scarab Gems.

Skull Lanterns:

A torch can be placed inside of a Skull to make the scary Skull Lantern. They are perfect for making a Minecraft dungeon or trap.


The Analyzer is one of the most important inventions that this mod has. It analyzes the complex biofossils found deep in the ground.

By placing biofossils and relics in the Analyzer you have have a chance of recovering DNA from ancient creatures. This can be extremely useful, but not in the current form.


When you get DNA you will need to cultivate it to make it useful.

To cultivate, put the DNA in the first slot and some bio-fossil in the second slot. If everything goes right the cultivator will produce an ancient egg. Ancient eggs can be placed on the ground to make dinosaurs! They can also be used to make cakes.


Archeology Workbench:

The Archeology workbench is a complex machine that can read relics and restore ancient equipment.

Put broken equipment in the first slot and relics in the second to restore an ancient tool back to new.



The feeder is used to feed your newly created dinosaurs. It has two separate slots, one for carnivores and herbivores. For carnivores it accepts: pork, fish, egg, and slimeball.
For herbivores it accepts: apples, wheat, reed, bread, paper, and books.

New Mobs:


You can right click on them to change how they behave:

One click: They will follow the player.
Two clicks: Will walk around freely and eat.
Three clicks: Will stay in place, even if hungry.

Triceratops are herbivores so they are only able to eat ferns or wheat.

Once a Triceratops is fully grown it can be ridden. Press the sneak button while controlling the dinosaur to rush. You can run over other mobs and flatten the land while rushing.


You can right also click on these to change how they behave:

One click: They will follow the player and pick up dropped items.
Two clicks: Will walk around freely and hunt, run, and jump.
Three clicks: Will stay in place unless they are hungry.

Velociraptors will attack in groups. If they are tame and a mob attacks the player, the dinosaurs will team together and defend the player.

Untamed Velociraptors will hunt for food by themselves if they do not have a feed near by.

If the player attacks its own Velociraptors they will become hostle and attack back. They will then run away and cannot be tamed again. They will also become hostile if they are not fed enough.

They will hold any item except for food for you. Just right click on one with something in your hand and they will hold it their mouth. Right click again with an empty hand to get the item back.

Velociraptors can heal themselves if they have pork in their mouth. They will eat it if hurt.

Tyrannosaurus Rex:

The Tyrannosaurs Rex is an extremely aggressive and dangerous creature. As babies they will stay away from the player. But when they mature things are much different. They can use their massive size and strength to destroy any blocks (iron or lower) that gets in its way. It will attack the player if it sees it and is immune to arrow attacks.

The good news is that they can be tamed. Once they are tamed they can be ridden around the Minecraft world. They retain their strength even after being tamed so they can still break blocks, but only if they player wants it to. It can also run over mobs and is still not effected by arrows.


The Failuresaurus is a lot like a zombie. It cannot jump and is fairly dimwitted. They have no real use.


Anu is the Emperor of the ZombiePigman. They are a rare creature that is only found in the Nether. By default it attacks with fireballs but also has a sword for melee attacks.


Fossil Mod for 1.1

ModLoader for 1.1

AudioMod for 1.1

Forge for 1.1


  1. Browse to minecraft.jar. On Windows, this can be found by going to %APPDATA%/.minecraft/bin.
  2. Open minecraft.jar in a program such as WinRar or 7-Zip.
  3. Delete the META-INF folder from Minecraft.jar.
  4. Drag all of the files from the extracted ModLoader and AudioMod files into Minecraft.jar.
  5. From the Fossil Mod file, drag the files from the “Put in Minecraft.jar” into Minecraft.jar
  6. Drag the file from “Put in resources folder” into your resources folder found at \.minecraft\resources.
  7. Close Minecraft.jar and have fun!