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How can I get wood in a desert?

I want to get some wood so I can make chests and crafting tables in my desert biome. The problem is that I can't explore to new biomes because I don't want to leave the village settlement that I would ...
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What is the difference between cave spiders and regular spider loot?

It seems that killing cave spiders is easier than killing regular spiders to me. Is there a difference in the loot bonuses (mob spawners, mob crushers) or are they generally the same thing just in ...
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What is an easy way to get bones in Minecraft?

How should I go about getting bones? I only use them for bonemeal for my crops. I'm terrible at fighting the skeletons and almost always die! How can I kill them without dying myself?
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why is my minecraft open to LAN not working 1.5.2 [duplicate]

When my brother and I try to play together on minecraft LAN it does not work. I have allowed all access on firewall and the direct connect trick does not work. I am on Windows 8.
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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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Can I transfer enchantments from one item to another?

I currently have a thaumium pickaxe with Efficiency IV, Unbreaking III, and Repair II. What I would like to transfer these enchantments to a thaumium sword (not crafted yet) and hopefully get the ...
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Minecraft game play is red & blue, but title is gray [duplicate]

Everything in Minecraft is red & blue and makes it hard to see. It's like one of those red & blue 3D movies. How do I change it back to normal?
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What does this in the MOTD for an MC server mean?

Random text? What could it mean? I'm actually referring to specifically the random text. Any idea what it could represent?
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Is branch mining effective?

I know that in vanilla minecraft you're practically guaranteed to get more materials than you use while branch mining. Is this still true in the TerraFirmaCraft mod or is using the prospector's pick ...
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Desert Temples have a purpose in Minecraft?

What are the bonuses to a desert pyramid in minecraft? Are they best to be converted into homes?
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What are the NPC homes in swamp biomes?

What are the homes that generate in the swamps called? What can you find there?
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Can Pigs with saddles mate in Minecraft?

Can you mate two pigs with saddles on? I can't seem to get the pigs where I want them when they are far away and I need to ride them.
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I Do Anything on WoM, and it Goes to the Pause Menu and Won't Let me Out

I downloaded WoM and XWoM and so everytime I build or break something, and it goes to the pause menu. I click Back to Game and it does not. So effectively I am trapped in the pause menu. I have Java ...
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Redstone clock leaks current

I built a small clock like the example at the beginning of this video, however, the pulse redstone is triggered slightly every time the cobblestone blocks move over it, instead of just when the glass ...
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What's the easiest way to get rid of mountains of sand in Minecraft?

There are five large mountains of pure sand and gravel on my map. I want to get rid of them as fast as I can before night comes and my brains get eaten. IS there a way to get rid of them without the ...
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Redstone Ore Giving Nothing When Mined [duplicate]

So, I'm finding that when I break Redstone blocks while mining I am getting nothing in return. I've read this happens on PE but I'm using the PC version(Windows 7), which I downloaded yesterday. I am ...
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Minecraft server disconnect/quit command

I once disconnected from a server using a command. I don't remember what the command was and i need that command to setup something for my server. Does anyone know what's the command for disconnect/...
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“Minecraft” is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash

I recently got a new computer (Mac) and tried to download Minecraft (which worked). I then opened the .zip file, but after I put Minecraft into Applications and tried to open it, it said: "Minecraft"...
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How can I protect my home against the creatures of the Nether? [duplicate]

I currently live in a Nether Ruin. My not-so-sweet home always seems to be overrun by Zombie Pigmen, Wither Skeletons, and Blazes. What am I supposed to do to keep them away?
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Running wom.sh in Terminal, but Error message Appears

I followed the instructions at the World of Minecraft Website. When I enter the command line in terminal /home/apotter96/Downloads/wom/wom.sh it finds it but the Terminal comes back with Error: Unable ...
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How do you import texture packs in Minecraft?

What is a reliable website to download texture packs from? Also, how do you import the texture packs into an offline world in Minecraft?
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Is there a way to disable item name changing from anvils in minecraft?

In a server the anvils are disabled from being used for glitches to get money using anvil item name changing. Is there a way to disable item name changing from anvils in minecraft? (Thus keeping the ...
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How can you respawn in Minecraft without killing yourself?

I have lost my self in the nether and can't find away back to my portal. How can I save myself from sudden Doom?
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Can mobs spawn on slabs?

Endermen are dismantling my mob grinder. This question has an answer that suggests endermen can't spawn on slabs, so if I cover the whole floor with slabs, I should be fine. Except I read single ...
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How do I retexture Minecraft blocks [duplicate]

I am curious how I can retexture my minecaft blocks so it would look better :D
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Is it possible to set up a map of my Minecraft server I can access outside of minecraft?

I was wondering if it's possible to get a map of my Minecraft server which would show a updated version of everything on my Minecraft sever which I would be able to access whilst I'm not on Minecraft. ...
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What is this Item I found in Minecraft?

This item above was accidently found when playing Minecraft Multiplayer, what is it? Could someone please explain what it does?
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What Happens If I Run My Advanced Pump Continuously?

What happens if the Advanced Pump is left running continuously and the output pipe is full? I noticed it will continue to consume power, but does it stop pumping until there is enough room in the pipe ...
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On the ME Drive, what do the bars mean?

There are two bars on the back of the ME Drive. What does each bar mean?
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Does horse-armour degrade in Minecraft?

Does horse-armour degrade? Does horse armour lose durability like with the player wearable armour? Is it repairable or enchantable?
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How often will a horse egg contain a donkey?

I recently heard that you can spawn a donkey from a horse egg with a random probability so I am curious: how often does this happen?
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Multi Farm and Peat Bog setup

I'm using a 3x3 MultiFarm and it works for the most part I think. But I left it idle and it seems to have glitched or my understanding is not correct. When it initially placed the bog earth, it left ...
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How do I create a Minecraft server? [duplicate]

Someone please tell me how to create a Minecraft server.
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Why does it say “Bad Login” when I try to connect to this server with one account but not the other? [duplicate]

Every time I try to log into one particular server with my main account it says Bad Login, but I can log in fine using my other Minecraft account. I also tried logging into that server from another ...
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Minecraft constant internet usage

I recently started a minecraft server (locally, my server sits next to my desktop on my local network) and today I noticed that my 200 gb monthly limit is nearing, which is an 800% increase in ...
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Preventing snow from sticking around in Minecraft?

The spawnpoint of my Tekkit Lite server is a massive ice plains biome for hundreds of blocks. In order to make it a bit more hospitable, I'm wanting to somehow get rid of the snow near the spawn. So ...
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Minecraft Graphics Card [duplicate]

so whenever I open minecraft, I log in and it tells me minecraft has crashed because of a bad video card driver. I have an intel driver and it is up to date, the issue is that i'm running the video ...
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What is the optimum player position respective to mob grinder?

I've noticed a bunch of rules regarding monster behavior relative to player position: they don't spawn near the player, spawn then despawn far from player, spawn and stay somewhere in between, move in ...
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How to Run World of Minecraft on Ubuntu?

I have Downloaded World of Minecraft, (WOM), and have received an wom.sh file instead of a jar. I've researched on how to install this but nothing seems to be working. What am I supposed to do? I have ...
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Slimeballs on the surface?

While playing survival on vanilla Minecraft, I came across a shallow pool of water with 5-6 dropped slimeballs randomly in there. I've been playing Minecraft for some time, and understand that Slimes ...
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In Minecraft how do you save yourself if you fall in Lava? [duplicate]

When mining Glowstone or finding rare areas of Nether Wart, if I fall into the lava how do I save myself from dying?
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How can I easily harvest Glowstone in the Nether?

What is the best way to retreive Glowstone in the nether? Usually it spawns above the lava and I'm having a hard time making bridges out of the netherrack.
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Can villagers trample my crops?

When a village jumps on a patch of farm land will the seeds and the plants there be uprooted? If so, whats a good way to avoid this?
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What is a good technique to light up vast areas quickly? [duplicate]

I have a Bukkit server, and in part of that server I loaded on the Star Ship Enterprise. One of the things I still get annoyed by is mobs spawning where they shouldn't. I think the best low-...
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Is there a way to keep the chunks always loaded in SSP vanilla Minecraft?

Is there any ways to keep a chunk (in any dimension) always loaded as long I am playing? EDIT: I have possibly found a better way to do this : BY SimplySarc EDIT2: I realised I have no idea what's ...
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Monsters under my Minecraft bed! [duplicate]

I am scared of monsters in Minecraft. Does peaceful difficulty make them go away? Please help, I don't like creepers, zombies, skeletons, or spiders! Please help!
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Minecraft versions in Feed the Beast

I've heard various things about the Minecraft version Feed the Beast runs. Some people say it runs 1.5.1, others say it runs 1.4.7. Others still say it supports the features of 1.4.7, as if to imply ...
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Minecraft bukkit plugin for maintaining a separate resettable mining world?

A friend told me that he had played on a server that had a plugin or something that maintained a separate world he could teleport into, which was rich in minerals. Every so often, that world was ...
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Is there a way I can daisy-chain tanks to store liquids?

I'm simply not sure how much oil my well is going to transmit back to my base so I'd like to be able to expand my tanks as required, is there a way I can maybe connect additional tanks to my first one ...
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Setting up a minecraft server on a website

I have a website asifslab.com and I want to set up a minecraft server there so that it is 24/7. Is there any way to do this through FTP or cPanel or will I have to set it up on my PC?