For many, creepers are annoying. For others, they are incredibly useful. They are essentially free, walking TNT that can be used to harm other mobs – or of course, bombs that destroy everything you love and have worked for. User XAudu747 has created the More Uses For Creepers mod, making these little critters more than just destroyers of hopes and dreams!
Currently, only two significant items can be gained from this mod. The first is the dehydrator, which is used to make creeper dust. Dehydrators are usable blocks that must be crafted:
They do not work properly in the current state of the mod, but should be fixed in a coming update. The recipe requires a fan and six pieces of insulation, both of which are relatively easy to craft themselves (use something like NEI or CraftGuide to see recipes easily in-game).
In the future, right clicking the dehydrator with a Stable Creeper Cookie will provide creeper dust, which can then be used for other recipes. Creeper arrows are planned in the next update as well, which I can only assume will explode on contact (awesome!).
What is a stable creeper cookie, you ask?
It is a stabilized version of the normal creeper cookie:
Consuming an unstable creeper cookie has an interesting effect. In the future it will cause an explosion, but for now it sets your hunger to -1,000. Yes – negative one thousand. According to the mod creator, it takes about two and a half stacks of cooked steak to get back to full hunger. I’m not even sure you’d live that long without eating a golden apple first…
I have high hopes for this mod. I love mods that take existing features and expand on them. Creepers are already pretty useful, but this adds some diversity and gives players a better reason to hunt them.
In the future, I would like to see more unique drops from creepers. Currently the gunpowder is great because it adds another use for this item, but perhaps another drop (creeper tears? They just want a hug!) could be used for more impactful recipes.
I’ll be keeping an eye on this mod and posting updates in the future. Stay tuned if you are interested!
How to install More Uses for Creepers for Minecraft 1.7.10
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of More Uses for Creepers.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
What new features would you be interested in seeing in the future? Leave your ideas in the comments!