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I'm really sick of getting all of my items destroyed when I die.

Is there any way, even by cheating, to re-acquire the items or to disable the 5 minute item-disappearance countdown?

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I can totally relate to that. When I stumble across enormous caverns, I can't seem to pick the right moment to stop mining and go to the surface. When I do, it's usually when I realize that I'm lost. –  Neil Jul 4 '11 at 8:22
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@Niel Worst case, just build a spiral staircase going straight up, then use your compass to get home. –  Keaanu Jul 4 '11 at 14:25
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@Neil Build safehouses with a chest to put goodies in so if you die, you lose less. (Also a good place to put furnaces and crafting benches.) As a bonus, the safehouses become landmarks that make it easier to get un-lost. –  SevenSidedDie Jul 4 '11 at 18:06
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@Keaanu: The problem with spiral staircases is that they rarely spiral through the heart of the caverns, meaning you'd need multiple staircases or you'd have to spiral your way back up to the surface. Only way I can find my way back is if I make a point to put torches on the right-hand side always so I know what direction led me there in the first place. –  Neil Jul 5 '11 at 11:59
    
@SevenSidedDie: You mean build safehouses in the caverns? Not a bad idea. I'll consider it. –  Neil Jul 5 '11 at 12:05

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Risugami's has made a mod that will take items in your inventory and put them in a chest upon death.

When you die, if you have a chest in your inventory, it will be placed where you die, or in the closest available spot. The chest will be filled with as many items as possible. Items stored in the crafting slot are still lost, as usual, and any excess that won't fit in the chest will be dropped.

Here is the link on the Minecraft forums and here is a direct download.

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If you have cheats enabled, you can use /gamerule keepInventory true to avoid losing items on death. This will cause the items to stay in your inventory on death.

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What you want is the Death Chest Mod, which places a chest of your items at the spot you die.

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Thank you very much it will do it. One last question: I quit the game in the respawn screen. I think it will automaticly respawn when I open the game so if I install this mod can I prevent what I already dropped? I had a chest with me. –  kilimci Jul 4 '11 at 9:11
    
No, I'm afraid you won't be able to recover items from a previous death :-( Since you don't mind a little cheat here and there, consider using InvEdit to restore your lost inventory on this occasion. –  fredley Jul 4 '11 at 9:21
    
Thank you. It will be really great if I can use that invedit thing :) –  kilimci Jul 4 '11 at 9:23
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InvEdit it great, TooManyItems is amazing. I use it for my creative projects. It's a little more effort to install, but well worth it if you don't mind that it's not 'legit'. –  fredley Jul 4 '11 at 9:25

Install the Death Chest mod.

Or, if you die miles away from spawn, I suggest you use the TooManyItems mod and save your inventory, so you can reload it when you die.

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Take lots of signs, and signpost the way out. Wear armour, and take cooked porkchops. Build safehouses with chests as you go, and discipline yourself to offload your stuff when you know you're entering a possibly dangerous area.

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Mmmmm.... Pork chops. –  Coronus Mar 22 '13 at 20:01

There are a few different ways of doing this:

  1. Download the Death Chest Mod and the chest will place itself and throw as many items as possible into it.

  2. Have the /gamerule keepInventory true command on

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  1. There's this other mod which I forget about what it is, but you can use a cheat /back and you will go back to your death point.

These are all the ways I know and I will edit the answer if I find out more ways.

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What does this add that isn't already in the other answers? –  Coronus Mar 22 '13 at 19:28
    
The /back command –  danilka1 Mar 22 '13 at 20:54
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That's a very vague addition. Strip out the info that's in the other answers and you're left with "A mod I can't remember." –  Coronus Mar 22 '13 at 21:57
    
To be fair, the Death-Chest mod has been answered in triplicate, including one that was answered almost two weeks later, so if you want to complain about duplicate answers, then all three duplicates should be removed. –  Synetech Nov 3 '13 at 5:07

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