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I want to change the type of my mob spawners on my server. My server is a vanilla server, as it has no mods. Is there a way I can edit it without mods? If not, is there a mod I can get to change them?

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As @SaintWacko said, there is no way to edit spawners in vanilla Minecraft, even in creative mode. MCEdit will let you do this, though. It's a separate program for editing worlds. It's probably not the best tool for the job, and you'll have to know where the spawners are that you want to change in order to do the work effectively. You'll also have to take the server offline while you do the work. This also assumes you can sit down at the server, or at least get a remote desktop of it, otherwise you'll have to transfer the world to your home machine to do the work.

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That's true, this would allow you to do it while still keeping the server vanilla, although it's not as easy, and you would be the only one that could do it. –  SaintWacko Aug 25 '12 at 18:00

You cannot edit spawners in vanilla minecraft. The Spawner GUI mod will allow you to change the spawner type, as well as being able to pick up the spawner, and disable it with a redstone signal. It require's Risugami's Modloader, but that's pretty common, and actually makes it easier. There is an explanation on the page I linked to, but if you have any trouble, let me know here. I'll be around for a while, waiting for GW2 :D

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there is a specifific number at the end of the spawner id like for an xp orb spawner (random) it would be 52:2 i found this out when i got too many items because it shows the id. so an enderman spawner would be 52:58

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Yes, but they cannot implement this on a vanilla server. –  Jeffrey Lin Dec 15 '12 at 23:50
oh i didn't know –  lll Dec 16 '12 at 23:57
But can I download Too Many Items, then create a single player world, place spawners, then switch the world to a server? –  Shadow Z. Dec 19 '12 at 1:23

Yes, you can this.

Type in minecraft /give (Player name) 52 1 58

Where the last two numbers are the id of the spawner. The number 1 is the quantity.

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