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Why doesn't my mob grinder spawn mobs?

Created a 50x50 cave with a water shaft in center. The mobs are pushed up my a tripwire/repeater/stickypiston mechanism. When the cave was at bedrock it spawned, now the top is at y:13 ...
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Can't connect to Tekkit server, lagged out by floating blocks

I am running a Tekkit 3.1 Server on a Linux Debian 64 bit virtual machine with 4GB ram allocated for it. Today, I noticed a lot of lag, and then went to my quarry and noticed I didn't have my ...
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Change install directory if using online applet in Minecraft?

I enjoy playing Minecraft with the online applet and the downloaded applet, but I noticed that what I can do with the downloaded application I cannot do to the online applet, such as change the ...
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How to Make an Instant Off/Delayed On Redstone Circuit?

I would like to make a circuit with one lever input and two outputs. When the user flips the lever, I would like for the one output that's ON to immediately turn OFF, while the other output which is ...
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Make tools indestructible in Minecraft

In Minecraft, is there any way to make tools indestructible (without using mods)? I want to make some tools indestructible (for an adventure map). Is it possible to do this using enchantments (or a ...
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Is there a block that spider can't climb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any blocks that spiders cannot climb? I want to build a wall. The spider can climb the wall. I am wondering if is there a block that spider can't climb?
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How to make a minecraft source file to hold files for both a windows and a mac version, both held on the same USB?

I recently made a "minecraft usb" that allows me to play minecraft on both a windows, and a mac machine (my main machine.) The root directory has two folders, "MC_MAC" and "MC_WIN". Everything works ...
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Is there a script to determine Minecraft Server Jar Version?

I'm trying to find a way to determine the Minecraft Server version (ie. 12w40b, 1.4.5, etc) of a given Jar file without needing to start up the entire server process? (I have full control over the ...
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Offline Demo Save Data to Full Version

I currently do not have the full version of Minecraft, but I've been using the semi-glitch where you can get the full (though not multiplayer, and not updated) version of the game by turning off your ...
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What do noteblocks do?

I have been playing Minecraft for some time, and am pretty good with redstone. However, I was spamming the Random Page link on the Minecraft wiki and came across the Note Block page. Of course, the ...
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Minecraft - Secret passage behind staircase?

I have a hidden fortress built, and near the entry, you move down a staircase into the main reception area. At the bottom, I have the 2 middle steps and the row just above it also has 2 middle steps ...
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Find a Minecraft SMP server seed based on known locations

Is it possible to find the seed of a 1.4.5 map without having the .dat file by using landmark coords? Is there a program that can come up with a list of possible seeds by entering the coords of ...
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Is there a limit to the amount of items a pipe can carry at once, or, a limit on the number of items within a chunk?

I've setup my own Tekkit 3.1.3 server which I'm playing on with a couple of friends. We setup 3 quarries in fairly close proximity. Each quarry's output is piped to a main transport pipe which pipes ...
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Magic Launcher error logging in [duplicate]

Hello. When I log into Minecraft it says that there is an "error connecting to servers". When I see the error log, it says: MagicLauncher 1.0.0 java.home: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7 ...
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What is the definition of “entity” in the Minecraft Debug Screen?

Title says it all. This other question indicates that the second line with an E on the debug screen is describing the entities. What is an entity? My guess, (based upon observations) is that it ...
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Mod to Protect Area From Mobs in Single-Player Minecraft [closed]

Is there a mod that I can use to protect an area from mob spawns in single player for Minecraft? I've built a giant city and would like to play it in survival, but I don't want to make it ridiculously ...
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VPS minecraft Putty

I have turned on minecraft in my VPS via PuTTY. screen sh minecraft.sh How can I stop this process and how can I go there so that I can use all the commands? I am very new to PuTTY and this.
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Why is my world anchor resetting?

We just started up a new tekkit server after the last one got corrupted in a power outage and the backup was too old. But it's exhibiting some odd behavior, particularly in regards to world anchors. ...
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How Do I Give Permissions for BuyCraft Through Console Commands?

I was wondering what the command to give a permission through console is. A permission, not a group, through the console?
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Is there any fix for blocks above y-128 not being visible with a >16x texture pack?

I recently discovered that, from below y-level 128, I couldn't see any blocks above y:128. After some experimenting, I found that the cause was the 64x texture pack I was using. With any texture pack ...
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Can quarry borders overlap in buildcraft?

Can I lay down a quarry which shares a frame border with another quarry, or will it get stuck trying to make the frame?
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stuck on minecraft

There was a glitch on minecraft where there was a massive hole and I could see the stuff underneath. Then it pushed me in and now I cant get back out because I'm falling continuously. Once I hit ...
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Can I write a stable MystCraft age that has dense ores?

I've been trying to write the perfect MystCraft age for me to plunder for its resources, but unfortunately including the Dense Ores symbol invariably seems to make it unstable. At least I get hit with ...
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Bucket contents slowly disappear

When I dump a bucket with water or lava on the ground, or anywhere else, it slowly disappears when it hits the ground. It's impossible to use. This happened after I installed modloader and the Better ...
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What's the minimum requirement for /sethome command in single player on OS X

I have Minecraft 1.4.5 installed on OS X. I can connect to other servers, and I can play Single-player, but I cannot run many commands in Single-player mode. I would like to run the commands ...
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How can I create a semi automatic TNT cannon in Minecraft which does not need reloading?

Suppose I have a hill or a mountain I wish to demolish. I created a cannon using the classic recipe so I can do this task: My problem is that reloading is quite cumbersome. I know that I can ...
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Keep items in inventory on death in Minecraft

I once played a vanilla Minecraft adventure map (called "Herobrine's Mansion") that prevented the player from losing their items on death. Which commands can be used to prevent the player from losing ...
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Teleport to spawn in Minecraft creative mode

When in Minecraft creative mode, there are times when I need to return to the spawn point. Are there any commands (in vanilla Minecraft) that you can use to quickly teleport back to spawn?
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Transporting Sheep in Minecraft

When exploring some of the farther reaches of my Minecraft world, I found this little, remote island. On this island, I found 13 pink sheep and 13 brown sheep, as well as a few (normal) white sheep. ...
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What are the benefits of venturing into The End?

In simple terms, what can I get out of journeying to the End?
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How do I move a Minecraft saved world from my desktop to my server?

I've been working a lot on my world on my computer in single player mode. My dad got me a server and so I want to transfer my world onto my server. How is this possible? I noticed that in ...
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I can not connect to my friends Minecraft Hamachi server

I am trying to connect to my friends Hamachi server, but whenever I go to my sever selection, it says can not connect. Is there something I am doing wrong? I have been using his server for a while, ...
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How do I make a fire bow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you make bows set things on fire? In minecraft, how do I make a fire bow that shoots fire arrows? When you shoot it at something like a skeleton, the skeleton ...
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Can walls stop mobs from entering my town?

A recent update added Cobblestone Walls, which are basically cost effective decorative fences that prevent players from jumping over it. I'm wondering if these same walls can protect me from mobs ...
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How Can I Kill a Enderman and Not Lose 5-6 Hearts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I better hunt Endermen? There is a problem that I face, how can I kill a enderman and not lose something like 4-6 hearts? Also, does a enderman have more ...
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Remove blocks without logging in to the minecraft server

Is it a mod, or another way to remove blocks without logging in to the server? I have a server but someone has placed a world anchor thats crashing the server when we try to log on.
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How can I make a nice looking house without using A LOT of materials?

Yes, I am a builder, I make nice houses but they take 10 stacks of logs 2 stacks of glass and 5 stacks of cobble, (this is in survival) and friends want me to build them one. How can I make a house ...
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How do I cover my IndustrialCraft cables with Construction Foam?

I've been playing a bit of Tekkit recently, and while looking up stuff on the IC wiki, I came across this paragraph here: As of 1.70, CF [Construction Foam] can cover & harden around a placed ...
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Can I completely prevent destroying blocks in adventure mode?

I am trying to make a vanilla worldguard using command blocks in Minecraft 1.4. In 1.3, players couldn't do anything while in adventure mode. Is there any way to put players in 1.3-style adventure ...
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How can I make a treehouse that spiders can't get into?

As a first-night house in Minecraft, I always make a tree house, but spiders keep messing with me. How can I prevent this?
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What is the safest way to kill blazes?

What is the best way to kill blazemen without losing any health? If I just shoot them at a distance they can easily take 6-8 hearts off me by setting me on fire with their fireballs. Fire resistance ...
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How can I use /manload on my server?

I have finally figured out how to make new groups and stuff in groupmanager. I made some standard groups and went on the server to fo /manload (reloading the GM config file) But when I did it it ...
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Server-Friendly Minecraft Elevator?

Is there a server-friendly redstone elevator I can build in Minecraft? The "zipper" version doesn't seem to work, unfortunately.
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Minecraft doesn't work if there is a “!” in the System username

I have downloaded minecraft on my windows vista x64 computer but I when I click to run it and tried to log in a black screen appears. Because Im bloody brilliant i figured it might be a problem with ...
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Will Villagers occupy houses with half-slab roofs?

I built some houses for a village with elegant pitched roofs made out of half-slabs. The villagers I put there (with eggs) refused to stay, and moved elsewhere pretty quickly. Is this due to the ...
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Gate to allow only one player to pass through

On my server I have a quiz which you need to take before you can go to most of the areas, build etc... However, sometimes people try to cheat by going with friends into there. I want some kind of ...
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Horrible Lag in Technic/Tekkit?

Overview So, I'm playing Tekkit and Technic, and it seems like there is horrible lag. The lag is so terrible that I died trying to kill a wolf on Peaceful. I have an average of 2-3 fps for the first ...
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Connecting Jacketed Wire in Technic/Tekkit

In the Minecraft mod packs Tekkit and Technic, Jacketed Wire doesn't appear to connect to Insulated Wire, levers or anything else apart from lamps. Does anyone know how it works?
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A more efficient mob pushing redstone circuit?

I am trying to build a mob system where the pistons push the mobs. The screen shot below shows my current design, but I'm thinking there has to be a more space/redstone efficient way to get at this. ...
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My world keeps not responding correctly, how do i fix that?

I was using a lan server on my favorite world and when i saved and exited the world everything worked fine. Then later i tried to enter the world and it glitched out a bit at the load screen and when ...