Caterpillar Mod Installer for Minecraft 1.8 – Updated!

Caterpillar mod is a mining mod, it adds a drill that makes 3×3 mineshafts for you. You can add any parts to customize your drill!

This mod is made by codegreen, all credits to modder. Visit the original mod thread here for all info.


drillbase  drillhead

Internet Explorer users:

When downloading the .exe version of the installer, save the installer to a location like desktop, then run it. Do not run it straight from the browser, if you do you might get the “Skydaz Addons has stopped working”.

Mod Version: v0.3.18 for Minecraft 1.8

Mod Prerequisite: Forge

Mod Uninstall Option: Yes

Default Mod Profile: Forge

This mod uses Forge. The default setting will install mod and if not present, Forge to Forge profile. If you want the mod installed to another profile select the version using the installer and then install.

To support development of this mod, the modders adfly links have been added to downloads.


Download Mod from Original Thread

Download Here .zip (MD5: 73da0d50a8c3447e427c72a49c422f44) [drct]

Download Here .exe (MD5: 1b5879632b396ef5052dc620358e1c71) [drct]


Version 0.3.18 is out, this is a major update.

Patch Notes

  • “Adds: Storage unit.”
  • “Adds: Labels on GUI.”
  • “Adds: Block names localized.”
  • “Adds: Drag.”
  • “Adds: More section the slow it moves.”
  • “Adds: More section the more it burns the fuel.”
  • “Adds: Tooltip for drag/burn time.”
  • “Adds: Decoration tab, designer.”
  • “Adds: Reinforcement tab, designer.”
  • “Updates: Recipes to use OreDictonary for more mod compatibility.”
  • “Fixes: Save bug.”
  • “Fixes: Caterpillar now has its own creative tab.”
  • “Fixes: Typos.”
  • “Fixes: Reinforcement placing cobblestone in tunnel.”
  • “Fixes: Drill head letting water/lava flow by.”
  • “Fixes: Now runs on multiplayer/servers.”
  • And More!!

All installers require Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 to work. Most PC’s already come with it installed.
If you get an error when starting installer then download the framework from here: NET 4.0

1. Download a mod installer for the mod that you would like to install.

Make sure that the mod is for the version of Minecraft you want to use. If the mod is for Minecraft 1.7.10 then all other subsequent mods should all be for the same version of Minecraft. Mixing different versions of Minecraft mods will usually cause conflicts/crashes. Most always the crashes are caused by conflicting mods. Some mods cannot be installed at the same time. The crash log usually tells us what mods are conflicting etc..

2. Run the downloaded installer and click on “Options” tab. Then click “Clear Mods” and “Clear Config”.

This should only be done once per version or if you have a crash that you do not know how to fix! This will remove any old mods and outdated files, this way they do not cause the new mods to crash. This should be done every time you want to switch the version of Minecraft. Say, if Minecraft updates to 1.9 version and new mods come out for that version then you would have to remove the old mods and config files in order to add the new mods.

3. Now go back to the “Install” tab and click “Install Mod”.

This will install the mod and also create the “Profile” where the mod will be installed. If the mod uses the Forge loader then usually the profile will be called “Forge” and so on. The installer shows what profile it is installing the mod to.

4. Play Minecraft. Make sure you use the profile “Forge” to play.

If the profile is not setup then you can follow these instructions on setting up the profile. Make sure to use the profile the mod is installed to, otherwise the mod will not work!

Installing mods is simple using the installers.

Simply download either the .exe or .zip version of the installer from the “Downloads” section. (Both are same, you just have to extract .exe file from zip folder and sometimes zip works without any issues)

After downloading the installer, run it and click “Install Mod”. That’s it!

Your mod is now installed and ready to use. Please refer to the “Installer Instructions” page should you need more information or if you have issues installing the mod.