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I don't know if it only happens to me but I can only find pigman. Could it be a bug or certain seeds don't spawn ghasts?

I've tried looking for them around the nether and have not found any.

FYI - My option for monster spawn is set to true. No peaceful mode is off and it's a SMP map.

How could that happen?


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So as you can see only pigman in sight.

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Peaceful mode on? – Joe the Person Sep 9 '11 at 2:04
Nope and I'm in a SMP map that I host. – Warface Sep 9 '11 at 2:06
It isn't your seed, they don't affect mob spawning. Do you have any mods? – fredley Sep 9 '11 at 7:57
How can I get that problem??? – Cyclops Sep 9 '11 at 12:52
Start building a precarious walkway over lava. In my experience, ghasts will suddenly show up just to spite you. – Joe Dovahkiin Sep 10 '11 at 10:17
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Get out in the open

Start digging tunnels and look for a BIG AREA (the ones that involve lots of lava).

A Ghast can spawn in a small area but the chance is very small compared to a big area...

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Im in a big area – Warface Sep 9 '11 at 22:06
@Warface: That's not really constructive, can you upload a screenshot/world? – Tom Wijsman Sep 9 '11 at 22:29

If you generated the world before the 1.2 patch, there is a chance of them spawning above bedrock, assuming you have been there.

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Right, any areas of the world generated later than this, however, will not follow this rule. – GnomeSlice May 24 '12 at 3:20

Use command /gamemode 1 for creative. Then dig a ditch into netherrack until you fall into a lower story of the Nether. ghasts usually like to spawn lower. If you accidentally fell into The Void, you dug too far down. And if you fell into the void, you need to dig up then. Just use your creative mode flying ability to fly up to the ceiling. Then just keep holding space and when you reach a room, stop and go forawrd. If lava is flowing in your way, just dig a tunnel over the lava or just swim up the lava since you're in game mode 1. I hope this helped you a lot.

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If you look at the screenshots, they are already low enough and in an open enough area, so this advice doesn't apply. – SevenSidedDie Jul 11 '13 at 18:28

its either your difficulty, or you don't have any room.

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First of all, he's not in Peaceful. The evidence is that there are zombie pigman, which are affected by Peaceful difficulty. Second of all, there's already and existing answer accepted which mentions space a ghast spawns. – Jim Jones Jan 3 at 5:36

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