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Why can't I destroy or place blocks?

I'm playing on a Survival world with cheats on, "easy" difficulty, and at night in-game. I didn't have a sword or anything to make a sword with, and I was starving, so I switched to Creative to give ...
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Minecraft crashes on launch with EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION, Problematic frame: ig4dev32.dll or ig4dev64.dll or ig4icd32.dll or ig4icd64.dll

When I try to launch Minecraft 1.7.4 or newer, the game crashes on startup, and the game output screen says this: # EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=*, pid=*, tid=* # # JRE version: ...
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Why isn't my Minecraft LAN server working?

My LAN server won't let my cousin join me or me join my cousin. It won't show up on the multiplayer screen - it keeps saying "scanning for LAN servers" but it never finds it. I am at his house and we ...
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Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft?

Similar to this question on the bugs in Minecraft, I would like a complete list of what error codes exist in Minecraft and how they occur, as well as how they can be resolved.
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How to install mods for the new Minecraft launcher

I've recently changed to the new Minecraft launcher, and I have noticed a change in the .minecraft folder layout. I can no longer install mods just by copying it over into the versions/1.6.1 jar file, ...
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I'm stuck in a teleporting loop. What can I do?

I set a command block to /tp. It was supposed to activate only if you had 0 time left, and to activate the command block with a hopper clock to keep giving it power. But it is not checking if you ...
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Finding my house in minecraft

I wandered too far to go look for sheep and now I'm on a completely different island. How do I find my way back to my house?
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How do I make a setblock or a fill clock?

Often, when asking about command block contraptions, people suggest using a "setblock" or "fill" clock? What are those and how do I make them?
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I can't find my bin folder. Where is it located?

The other day I was trying to download something for Minecraft and it involved my bin folder. So I was looking for it and couldn't find it. I then thought that I might have accidentally deleted it, ...
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How can I host my own Minecraft server?

I would like to create a minecraft server for me and and my boyfriend to play on. Our PCs are networked and on the same LAN. How do I set it up? Do I need any additional software? Do you have some ...
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What's the most efficient Minecraft mining strategy?

When I'm not exploring fresh caves or lands in minecraft, I'm busy trying to find deposits of diamond, gold and iron deep in the earth. So far I've just been digging around just above bedrock on a ...
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How can I avoid mobs spawning inside my house while I sleep?

The latest Minecraft update now has beds, which is very nice for the first few nights of the game while you establish a mob-resistant area that you can work in during the night. For reference, you ...
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Where is my Minecraft folder on Windows?

I don't have a minecraft folder. I've looked through forums and videos, followed all the steps. I just don't have one. I have windows 7, and I have "view hidden files" turned on. I have look in the ...
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How can I trick Minecraft into thinking two computers are on the same wifi network?

Minecraft's got an "Open to LAN" feature, which can be used to set up a local server when two computers running Minecraft are on the same network. Some young relatives of mine use this to play ...
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Can two users play on a Minecraft server using the same account?

I bought a Minecraft account for my little brother for Christmas, and I'd like to play with him on my server every now and then. If I log in while he's on, however, it kicks him off since we have the ...
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How do I keep two different versions of Minecraft installed?

When a major version of Minecraft is released, it takes a while before mods are updated to work with it. It can happen that you want to install the new version, but keep a copy of the old version with ...
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How exactly do I install Minecraft Mods and what is Forge?

I'm having a really, really hard time figuring out how to install mods on Minecraft. I've looked everywhere I can think of for help but the information is almost always outdated or unhelpful. I've ...
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Is it possible to turn a Minecraft single player map into multi-player server? [closed]

I've got some funky minecraft maps that I'd like to share with my friends. However, they're, more often than not, far away and unable to stop by my computer and see what I've wrought. I was wondering ...
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When do mobs despawn in Minecraft?

I understand monsters only spawn in a 9 x 9 grid of chunks centered on the player, and I assume they stay around while they remain within that distance of you. But do they despawn as soon as you move ...
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Minecraft Vanilla 1.9 crash with problematic frame ig8icd64.dll

I go to the Minecraft menu and click on singleplayer to test out the 1.9 update. I made a new world (no mods), it said downloading terrain and then it crashes every time (I've tried about 20 times now)...
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X,Y,Z missing in F3

When I press F3 to see the debug screen in I use Minecraft 1.8.1, some information is missing. Most notably, there are no XYZ coordinates. What happened to my debug overlay?
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How can I keep monsters out of my nether regions?

In order to find myself some nice lapis lazuli and get away from my current base, I'm building a little tunnel in the Nether to allow me to get into the midst of some fresh chunks fairly quickly. I ...
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How can I find my World's Strongholds?

I've been searching for hours in the game to find a Stronghold and haven't seen one. Apparently lots of mobs and treasures can be found there, but the question is where can we find those? Can we find ...
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Can Minecraft Pocket Edition play with a desktop Minecraft on LAN?

My kids are playing Minecraft on 2 PCs, creative mode. They are connected by the way of one of them starts a single player game on the other one than joins that game over the LAN. Can I, using ...
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Is it possible in Minecraft to switch over from survival to creative in single player?

This question is regarding the minecraft Beta 1.8 prerelease -- I have a beautiful house in single player survival which I'd like to record while flying. I want to be able to change the game mode of ...
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How do I select two types of entities in Minecraft with the type selector?

I've asked this question towards a developer for Minecraft and I thought I'd ask here too since they might not see the question. How do I select two types of entities in Minecraft? For example, ...
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Is the .minecraft folder hidden on a Mac?

I have a friend who is playing with me on a server we've created. Unfortunately, he is on a Mac whereas I am on a Windows machine. I told him that I should be able to compile and send a .minecraft ...
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How do I turn off the Minecraft 1.7.2 Super Secret Settings?

How do I turn off the Minecraft 1.7.2 super secret settings? I tried F3 and F4, hitting Esc repeatedly, all things mentioned on blogs – nothing is working.
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My Custom Skin won't Change

I made a skin by using Skincraft and I exported it to minecraft.net. I chose my skin and uploaded it. At the top it says, "Your skin has been changed! Please wait a few seconds for it to update....
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I changed my username and now I cannot play online

I don't understand this and I'm now worried as I have donated to a lot of servers and I don't want to lose this account. On the launcher it says my new username but when I log on it says "Account not ...
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Why won't my nether portal bring me back where I left?

On our minecraft server, I've built a Nether portal in my basement. Which connected two-way (tested) to a location in the Nether. This nether portal took me to an area in the nether which was a ...
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Will new Minecraft features appear in existing worlds?

I'm a new Minecrafter, and was wondering if new updates are backwards compatible. Specifically, will the new "Adventure Update" features (Beta 1.8) appear in existing worlds created with Beta 1.7 and ...
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How can I make a block only be placed on certain other blocks

I want people to only be able to place TNT on only Quartz Blocks and I've see this done before where you can only place blocks on certain other blocks but I'm not sure of the command used to do that. ...
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How to set Command Block(s) to test for a particular time and output a message?

I simply want one command block to test for the time of day or night (e.g. time = 18000) and output a message in the chat to everyone if that time returns true. I was trying a simple set-up with two ...
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How do I change NEI to cheat mode?

When I heard that you could look up recipes and cheat items with Not Enough Items, I downloaded NEI. It worked, and then I got another mod and the all of a sudden NEI still worked, but it was locked ...
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How Can I Butcher Animals en Masse?

So, my friend just implemented a bunch of new mods into his SMP server, which meant a host of new commands to play with. I thought I'd give the /mobspawn command a few goes, and see what I could ...
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What can I do to secure my towns/castles/hovels from climbing spiders?

So with the latest patch spiders can climb walls. What can we do to secure our towns/castles/hovels against these new mobile menaces? Does adding a lip to the wall work? Or is there some block they ...
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I've lost my portal home, and I am invincible. How can I leave the nether?

I've gone into the Nether and seemed to have lost my portal out of it, I also can't die in lava or by mobs attacking me, I'm appear to be invincible and can't die. This is Single Player by the way. ...
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What blocks can the Enderman pick up and what blocks can't they pick up?

I have seen the Enderman pick up grass blocks but I want to know is what blocks they can pick up and what block they can't pick up.
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How can I disable creepers block damage on my Minecraft server?

Please note that these are NOT acceptable solutions: Completely disabling monsters (peaceful mode) Completely removing creepers Completely disabling explosions (TNT + Creepers) Disabling creeper ...
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How do I use F3 to get my coordinates when my laptop makes F3 a special key?

I can't get the coordinates on my computer because it keeps changing the brightness. I have a windows 8 Samsung, and I'm playing Minecraft version 1.6.4.
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Username and Password not recognized when logging into Minecraft

We just got a new laptop (ASUS) though we did have a mac. We are trying to log onto Mojang to download Minecraft and it keeps saying, "The username and password are not recognized." We have done ...
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What causes an item to disappear in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What persists after a respawn in Minecraft? I've apparently lost my diamond sword due to a death far from my spawn point. Was I just unlucky or do items disappear if you ...
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Why can't I log in to Minecraft? unknown username or password

My Minecraft password will not work. I've reset it about 5 times and no matter what I choose as my password, it will not take it. I just made my Minecraft account today I am entering my username ...
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How Do I Make a Custom Texture Pack For Minecraft? (16x16)

I've been toying with the idea of creating a custom texture pack for Minecraft, just to see how successful I'll be at it. Problem is, I have no idea how to go about doing this. Where do I begin, ...
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What's the best way to protect your house from Endermen stealing your walls?

Since Endermen are capable of picking up blocks, they can pick up your blocks from your house. What's the best way to prevent Endermen from stealing your blocks?
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How do I change a spawner's type in Minecraft?

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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How do you install Minecraft mods on a Mac?

I've seen videos for Minecraft mods which add features like oil, pipes and guns. Where can I find these mods, and how do I install them on a Mac?
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How do I find diamonds?

The durability of iron tools is really starting to annoy me, but in all my hours of playing I've only stumbled across one deposit of diamond ore that provided around 7 Diamonds. What's the best way ...
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Do compasses still point towards your spawn/bed?

When I use a compass it does not seem to point towards my bed. I have heard that now compasses point towards North. Is this true?