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Minecraft Dinosaurs Mod

Last modified on Dec 4, 2023 in Mods

mc head By Nathan Young


Fans of Jurassic Park or ARK: Survival Evolved may want to have dinosaurs in Minecraft for extra fun. Whether you want to build an entire exhibit or enjoy prehistoric creatures with friends, there are plenty of possibilities with dinos. This is only achieved by using the JurassiCraft mod, which also has a modpack for additional features. Using the standalone version provides you with several dinosaurs, blocks, plants, and items to try out. Having this mod installed on your dedicated server is a great way to spend time with others, especially since there are many activities to consider. For example, players can build museums with large dino skeletons or hunt for fossils throughout the Minecraft world. As for setting this up, our panel simplifies the entire process for your convenience. However, some newcomers to the modding scene may be unfamiliar with our system. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and play the JurassiCraft mod in Minecraft.

How to Download

  1. Navigate to JurassiCraft on CurseForge, then click Files near the top.
    JurassiCraft CurseForge
  2. Afterward, locate your desired Game Version for this modification.
  3. Once found, click the three vertical dots to the right and press Download File.
    JurassiCraft Mod Download
  4. Save this somewhere easily accessible for later, such as on your desktop.
  5. Repeat this process for the LLibrary dependency mod, as it’s required.


Client Installation

Before using this dinosaur mod in Minecraft, you’ll need to install Forge since it’s required. After doing this, you may follow down below to use it in-game. Keep in mind that you’ll need to make sure the game versions match with everything so it works as intended.

  1. Open your Minecraft launcher and click Installations near the top.
    Minecraft Installations
  2. Find and press on the Folder icon for your previously installed Forge profile.
    Minecraft Forge Profile
  3. In the newly opened window, locate and enter the mods directory in the list.
    Note: If you don’t see this folder, then create it before proceeding.
  4. Afterward, simply drag and drop the downloaded files into this area.
    JurassiCraft Client Installation
  5. Return to the main launcher and click Play on the Forge profile to load the mods.


Server Installation

Similar to the above section, you’ll also need to set up Forge on the server panel. This is done by selecting it from the Game File area, then restarting to generate its required files. Once you’re finished, follow down below to begin using this dinosaur mod in Minecraft.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel, then click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP File Access
  2. Continue to type your Password accordingly, then press the Login button.
    Minecraft FTP Login
  3. Enter the mods directory from the list and at the top left corner click Upload.
  4. Proceed to drag and drop the downloaded files into this area.
    JurassiCraft Server Setup
  5. Wait for them to reach 100%, then Restart the server from the main panel.


Getting Started

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Upon joining the server, players will need to click Close on the popup message regarding the premium version of the mod. This provides even more dinos in Minecraft but costs money. Besides this, you and others alike may notice minor changes such as new blocks. This depends on your spawn point but is easily found once you mine in caves. It’s encouraged to install the JEI mod before you collect resources and craft basic tools, as it’ll come in handy for JurassiCraft’s recipes. For instance, there are lots of blocks to make so you can start hatching dinosaurs in Minecraft. This is an involved process, which can be tedious to accomplish. We recommend using cheats or operator permissions if you’re having trouble. Otherwise, review the information and subsections below to get started with the JurassiCraft mod.

The first step towards making dinos in your world is finding fossils. These come in many shapes and sizes within cave systems, occasionally found near the surface. In most situations, players will stumble upon them deep within the world. As for their appearances, they may generate as blobs or squiggly lines with other patterns too. It can be hard to miss in dark environments, so make sure to have some torches or other light sources available.

JurassiCraft Fossils

Upon finding a fossil, avoid breaking it since a special item is required beforehand.

JurassiCraft Plaster and Bandages

The unique item used for collecting fossils is called Plaster and Bandages, which is used to wrap around the block. Simply right-click this while holding it out, then you can begin mining. Gathering the materials needed to craft plaster and bandages involve you collecting paper, wool, and gypsum powder, only attainable after breaking its block form. It’s strongly encouraged to save up all these items in preparation for obtaining fossils in Minecraft.

This is amplified by the amount of them you need for bringing back dinosaurs, as it’s a lot.

How to Make Dinosaurs

Minecraft Dinosaurs Mod

This entire process can be challenging, as you’re essentially extracting DNA from the fossils and perfecting it so eggs can be created. In other words, there are many steps involved to complete this goal. Remember, you can use the JEI mod to help with crafting recipes since many craftable machines are required. With this in mind, the subsections below will guide you through everything to get dinos in Minecraft.

Fossil Preparations

Transforming your fossils into actual bones involves using a Cleaning Station. This interactive block requires water to power it online, so make sure to have plenty of liquid nearby. Its process is similar to smelting food, so be certain there are plenty of fossils for this process. However, it’s technically possible to make dinos with a few bones instead of large quantities of them.

JurassiCraft Cleaning Station
JurassiCraft Fossil Grinder

Once you’ve gathered enough bones, craft a Fossil Grinder to begin smashing them up. This provides you with soft tissue from your deceased dinosaur, laying the groundwork for its rebirth. In some cases, you may get bone meal or flint instead since fossils aren’t always perfect. This means you’ll want plenty of resources prepared for your adventure with dinosaurs in Minecraft, especially when making more of them.

If you don’t have a sufficient amount or get extremely unlucky, then head back to your mine(s) to collect more fossils.

Extracting DNA

Continuing with this process, you’ll want to build a DNA Sequencer to extract everything you need from the soft tissue. However, players also need to Empty Storage Discs to correctly store the information. Once you’ve gathered everything, begin placing them accordingly in the GUI menu and wait. It’ll take a short time for this to finish, which will return random DNA qualities in the discs.

JurassiCraft DNA Sequencer

The best is 100%, meaning it’s ready to be used for later. If you don’t get this perfect quality, then another item is required.

JurassiCraft DNA Combinator-Hybridizer

Using a DNA Combinator-Hybridizer allows you and others alike to combine previously created DNA filled storage discs. Remember, this is only required if the quality isn’t perfect. It’ll take a short time for this to complete but is well worth the effort. Although, you may need to continue doing this until the quality is at 100%. If players don’t reach this DNA level, then it’d be impossible to create dinos in Minecraft. Alternatively, using cheats can bypass this tedious portion of the process if you want.


DNA Synthesizing

Afterward, you can use a DNA Synthesizer to begin getting everything ready for the next steps. This involves you having an Empty Test Tube and Nucleotides, along with your perfect storage disc. Similar to other blocks, this acts as if you’re smelting items. Place them accordingly and wait for it to finish, then take your filled up vile of dino DNA.

JurassiCraft DNA Synthesizer

It’s encouraged to have many of these synthesizers since only one disc can be used at a time.

Creating Embryos

JurassiCraft Embryonic Machine

An incredibly important aspect for creating dinosaurs in Minecraft is making embryos, involving the Embryonic Machine. Additionally, have your dino DNA on hand with an Empty Petri Dish and Empty Syringe so everything works out. Essentially, this portion of the process is the final step to preparing your dinosaur egg. It’s also recommended that multiple embryonic machines are used since the production of them is low.

Dedicated areas in your Minecraft world are perfect for this, such as laboratories or factories.

Embryo Calcifying

As for making your eggs, an Embryo Calcification Machine is needed, along with a standard chicken egg. Remember, these creatures are closely related to each other! Besides this, simply place the filled DNA syringe accordingly and wait for everything to wrap up. This shouldn’t take too long unless you want countless dinosaur eggs. Remember, only one slot is available in these machines.

JurassiCraft Embryo Calcification Machine


Using Incubators

JurassiCraft Incubator

When you’re finally finished with all the above steps, you can create an Incubator to begin hatching dino eggs in Minecraft. Unfortunately, this is the longest part of the entire process. In other words, you and others alike will need to wait a few minutes. Luckily, there are plenty of slots for your eggs to be hatched. This means extra machines aren’t necessarily required, but always helps.

Before anything happens, you’ll need to collect some Peat Moss for the substrate so it functions properly.

While in the GUI menu of an incubator machine, you’ll see five available slots with one for the substrate materials. Simply place everything accordingly, then use the sliders to determine the dinosaur’s gender. Breaking this down is straightforward, with the red color being male and yellow for female. If you configure this to be in the middle, then it’ll be randomized instead. Wait a few minutes and watch its progression in the bars below.

JurassiCraft Incubator Eggs


Types of Dinosaurs

JurassiCraft Dinosaurs

As for the unique kinds of dinosaurs to hatch, you have several options. These are Brachiosaurus, Coelacanth, Dilophosaurus, Gallimimus, Microraptor, Mussaurus, Parasaurolophus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, and Velociraptor. Whether you want large or small dinos in Minecraft, there are many of them to try out. Keep in mind that players can breed them with unique items and other materials from the JurassiCraft mod.

It’s highly recommended to explore these options in creative mode or with JEI to see what else is possible.

Additional Features

Minecraft Helicopter

This mod provides you with endless possibilities, as it’s not only dinosaurs. Remember, this is inspired by the Jurassic Park movies. This means you’re given vehicles, unique blocks, and tools to build an entire habitat for these creatures. It’ll take to fully understand them all, so we suggest visiting their Discord server to learn more about everything. Otherwise, playing around in-game is another way to start using these additional features from the mod.

Common Issues

Cannot Join Forge Server

Remember, you and others alike must install Forge on the Minecraft launcher before joining the server. This is required to have mod support, making it possible for your connection to be accepted. Afterward, try again, and if it continues, then double check you’ve successfully installed the modification files accordingly. These are supposed to be stored in the local mods directory from the game files, including their dependency. Similar solutions are also applicable for the server, as Forge and its modifications follow a similar pattern. If you’re crashing or encountering other issues related to a rejected connection, then consider reaching out to our Support Team for more assistance.

Unable to Find Fossils

While in your Minecraft world and fossils aren’t appearing in caves, then you may need to generate a new map. This mod directly impacts the generation of everything, including adding more ores for extra items. With this in mind, it’s required that a new world is created or you can alternatively explore new chunks/regions to see fossils. Otherwise, you may need to continue searching in-game for them if everything is correctly configured.

Dinosaurs Can’t Hatch

In some cases, your dino eggs cannot hatch in the incubator machines. This tends to happen when you’ve forgotten about the substrate material, peat moss blocks. Make sure to have enough of these items so you can properly hatch your dinosaur eggs without further issues. Otherwise, this could mean your mod’s version is broken and needs to be fixed by the developer(s). However, this situation may be caused by impatience. Remember, it takes a long time for these eggs to hatch, so consider waiting a little bit more before trying out other fixes.

Useful Links

JurassiCraft on CurseForge
How to Install Forge on the Minecraft Launcher
How to Set Up a Forge Server in Minecraft
Adding Mods to a Minecraft Server

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