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I see people playing around with Minecraft version 1.4, and I see that zombie spawners now also spawn infected villagers.

On another video I saw how you can cure an infected villager. I wonder if you could cure the villagers that are spawned from the zombie spawner.

This would be great for me. I have been wanting to bring villagers to my base, but it would be quite a project as the nearest village is miles away. I have a zombie spawner just under my base, so that would be ideal.

EDIT:

I answered the question bellow with screenshots. Here is a video I made of the system:

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We won't know for sure until the actual release of 1.4. Great question though! –  fredley Sep 10 '12 at 8:41
    
I'm playing with the pre-1.4 12w36a snapshot, and at least in Creative I can't get villager zombies to accept Golden Apples. Splash potions of weakness (which the wiki says is step one in curing them) don't appear to affect them. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 10 '12 at 19:56
    
@SevenSidedDie: Read further in the wiki and it should tell you that it takes a few minutes for the cure to take effect. –  MBraedley Sep 11 '12 at 1:25
    
@MBraedley I did read that. What I haven't figured out is how to effect them with a Weakness potion first. My test subjects appear immune. It's possible that only zombie villagers that were originally villagers (not spawned from an egg or spawner) can be cured. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 11 '12 at 2:50
    
@SevenSidedDie Well it is still working in creative for me. Just throw the splash potion on the infected villager. After that just leftclick him with a normal golden apple, and he starts shaking. After a few mins he is cured. I will work on the spawner in my survival world today, I will set up a quick test, let's see if it works. –  Saif Bechan Sep 11 '12 at 4:22

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I usually don't answer my own question, but in this case I have to I guess.

I am running Minecraft pre-release 12w36a and I can confirm that you can cure infected villagers spawned from dungeon zombie spawners in survival mode.

I had a zombie spawner underneath my base that I never destroyed, I am glad I kept it. I set up a small killing device for killing the unwanted zombies, and waited for a infected villager. In my case it spawned one every 30 zombies or so.

When I got one I used a splash potion of weakness (water bottle + fermented spider eye + gunpowder). As soon as I threw it I got my golden apple in my hand, and just right-clicked the villager. At this point he started shaking.

While he was shaking, I waited around. About 5 minutes later he turned into a normal villager.

At this point I wanted to know if he would despawn, so I went exploring in my world, slept for a few days, and went to the nether a few times. When I came back he was still standing there, which was great.


I do not know if this will stay in the game. I will update the game once in a while to see if it still works in the snapshots.

For now I will work on setting up my village, I am glad I don't have to build the 1000+ block railway anymore.


I can confirm this works in 1.4.2, see the video in the question for more details.

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Great answer, very conclusive. Nice! –  fbrereto Sep 11 '12 at 16:04
    
I have a question: what do the pistons do? –  Jeffrey Lin Oct 25 '12 at 21:01
    
Look at the video in the question for more details. –  Saif Bechan Oct 26 '12 at 5:31

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