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Can the query.port setting be the same as the Minecraft server port?

There is a property in the Minecraft server.properties file allowing you to specify a query port for the server: query.port. Can this be the same as the server's listening port? If I have my ...
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Can I use part of one beacon pyramid as part of a second pyramid?

If I want to have more pyramid powers available than a maxed pyramid can provide, I'd have to build a second pyramid. Can that second pyramid be partially made of blocks that are still within the ...
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How can I update my smp server to a snapshot?

I want to update my server to 12w41a, but I don't know how.
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How do I make stone bricks in minecraft?

I did it according to this from the wiki, but it does not work. I'm in survival mode. Can this be the problem?
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How can I pump items/liquids in Tekkit with IC2's EU without Forestry's Electrical Engine?

I have loads of solar panels generating enough power to fill 5 MFEs and I use the energy link to power BC machines but I can't pump items. Well, I can use redstone engines but they're slow. Is there a ...
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How can I create a horizontal torus in Minecraft World?

I want to make a Torus in Minecraft - I found the formula on the SK Wiki; //g stone (0.75-sqrt(x^2+y^2))^2+z^2 < 0.25^2 This creates a vertical torus, extending the torus in the y plane. What I ...
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Can Item Frames be nested?

Can you place an Item Frame within an Item Frame? How about an item, inside an item frame, inside an item frame? If you can do this, is there a limit?
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Does the Ender Dragon egg ever hatch?

I've just defeated the Ender Dragon and a portal opened somewhere below it. on the top is an egg. I've managed to get it down by right-clicking on it but can you do anything with it? Does it hatch? ...
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Reduce Minecraft server lag

I recently decided to set up a Minecraft server on an old PowerEdge 1850 I had lying around. I'd like to start expanding and getting more players on, but I've been having massive lag issues when the ...
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I can't build or destroy anything in minecraft! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why cant i destroy blocks on minecraft? I am in creative mode and when i switch to survival mode i cant build or destroy anything! I am playing alone with my lan ...
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Random glass block found under snow, what does this mean?

I found a glass block under some snow, and I was wondering if it meant something. Has anyone else come across this?
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problem with two-level piston

I'm trying to make a two level piston (i.e. when it is powered on it pushes blocks up two levels rather than just one). The way that I am doing it is placing a row of pistons on top of a row of sticky ...
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I can't break in Minecraft even if I click once on the move! [closed]

I can't break down stuff or kill animals I can't even if I click with one finger. I wish someone could help me.
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IC2 brewing recipes?

Whenever I try to brew things in Industrial craft 2, I always get "Black Stuff". What are some brewing recipes that make things other than Black Stuff?
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Autopick items from inventory when emptying stack in hand

I want to setup a Bukkit server for Minecraft and I wonder whether there is any multiplayer plugin which automatically "refills" your equipped item stack if possible. That is, assume you build ...
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Create superflat map in Minecraft with trees, grass, etc

As of the latest Minecraft snapshot (12W40A), it is now possible to create superflat worlds with structures such as trees and grass. I still haven't found out how to create a superflat world with this ...
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Can we still farm iron? [closed]

I heard a lot of changes have been made related to iron golem farms. There's an atmosphere of pessimism around iron golem farms after 1.2.2. I'm gonna follow this tutorial on creating an iron golem ...
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What happened to my Gearbox?

So, I am playing Better Than Wolves mod for Minecraft and I have a very nicely redstoned up kiln/crucible with a pottery wheel to the side. And it all works great most of the time.. But one to two ...
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Minecraft Running Slowly

I'm trying to play Minecraft on my 64 bit HP dv6, with a Core i7 3rd gen. processor and a Nvidia Geforce GT 630M graphics card. I am able to play games such as Borderlands 2 without any lag at all, ...
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What server config do I need to get monsters to not spawn in the main world, but to spawn in the nether?

I have a small server with my wife, and she doesn't like playing when monsters spawn. That's fine, I can deal with Peaceful, and Spawners still spawn mobs that I can farm. But in the Nether, there are ...
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minecraft wont download on my Macbook [closed]

I had minecraft on my computer before but was playing through a file in evernote (if that makes sense. I saved the application from my iPod into evernote then opened it on my computer. I'm not sure ...
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Are there any blocks Endermen can't teleport through?

I'm trying to build a mob zoo but the Enderman keeps escaping. Is there any way I can keep it in? Are there blocks they can't teleport through?
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Will witches' huts be generated in a minecraft world that was created before they were (will be) added? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will new Minecraft features appear in existing worlds? I'm a bit confused about how updating works. I imagine the already existing chunks will remain the same but new ...
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How can I grow trees underground? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can trees grow without sunlight? Ok, so I'm trying to plant this tree underground and it's surrounded by torches and directly under a 4x4 sky light. It's a normal ...
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Is it worth it to craft the Alchemical Tome?

I have been playing a lot with equivalent exchange the last month or two (seriously, it was mid-August when I started messing with it, and I think I've logged over a hundred hours in there). By this ...
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How do I make a Minecraft server with Legend of Notch Installed?

I have seen this really awesome mod and thought that would be cool to have a server with it(just for my friend and I). I have tried myself to install it on a server but then it didn't want to start. ...
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What is the difference between Technic and Tekkit?

I have found that Tekkit is the most amazing Minecraft mod ever, but I notice that often Technic is also listed with Tekkit. So, I must ask: What is Technic and how do I use it (is it a server mod, ...
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Does breaking the wrong type of block with a tool damage it more?

I've heard that breaking the wrong type of block with a tool, e.g. sand with a pickaxe, uses up twice as much durability as breaking the correct type. Is this true?
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What is the name of the texture pack featured in “20 Things You Didn't Know About Minecraft”?

I saw a video by marosells, "20 Things You Didn't Know About Minecraft", and I've been looking for the name of the texture pack used in it since then: it's like the regular texture pack, but way ...
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What is this floating obelisk thing?

What is this thing? Is it dangerous? Is it useful? I've scoured the Technic Pack Wiki and I'm stumped. I don't even know which of the pack's mods this thing comes from. The page on obelisks I did ...
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How can I despawn mobs in Minecraft 1.3.2?

I griefed my sister's creative world by making a really big lag zone. I spawned a bunch of NPCs using dispensers and eggs. Our PC is really bad so I couldn't go close enough to kill them in any way, ...
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Why are my carrots and potatoes popping out of the ground

I am creating a carrot and potato farm in the Nether but it is not working. Every time I plant one of them they pop out of the ground. The light levels are ok, if I plant wheat on that land it works ...
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Should my energy collectors be running even when I'm logged off?

I have a private server running Tekkit and I'm finding that some (perhaps all) of my energy collectors are running 24x7, even when nobody else is logged on (supposing I log off in the evening, when I ...
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What's the lowest that you'll find lava in the nether?

What is the lowest level where lava in the lava oceans will go down to?
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How to destroy a chest using redstone in minecraft?

I am acquiring emeralds. I am having the issue that if I destroy 4 double chests of paper at my location with a pickax, I can't run through it all (i.e. exchange the paper for emeralds) in time ...
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Where is sulfur found when using Railcraft?

Title says it all, really. When using Railcraft, where can sulfur be found?
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Getting string in Minecraft

How can I get string in Minecraft? Spiders are so few and far between (for me anyway), and I don't like to venture outside at night for fear of mobs, and even in the daytime there are creepers to ...
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Why is everything in minecraft opaque red and blue?

I have updated my drivers, updated java, restarted my computer and downloaded the game several times. When I try to play the game everything is duplicated in opaque red and blue. Does anyone else have ...
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How to kill someone in Minecraft using the console

In the server console I tried kill <playername> But I get [INFO] You must specify which player you wish to perform this action on. Is this even possible?
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How to Escape a 1x2 Hole with Villager?

Help! I'm stuck in a 1x2 hole with a villager. The hitbox of the villager takes up the whole range of area that I can hit unless I jump. I have no tools because I was on a trading run, so my ...
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How do I power an Information Panel?

I've been using Tekkit quite a bit and I love it! However, I've stumbled onto a conundrum. I have a number of IC2 Industrial Information Panels and I need to power them. Sounds really simple right? ...
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How is the straight line drawn?

The wiki article for 'doors' in a village in refrence to population concerns states that the inside blocks have to be more than the outside blocks, in a straight line 5 blocks long. Is that line ...
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Minecraft Exponential Lag

When I had my old laptop, I could run Minecraft quite fine, even with the Amazing Shaders mod. When I got my brand new laptop, I could already imagine the possibilities. 2000+ fps. No lag. I was going ...
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Is there any way to recover a deleted Minecraft save file?

I accidentally deleted my Minecraft save file and I want to get it back. I have heard that if you right click on the saves, and click properties you can get your save folder back but I don't see any ...
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Mods in single- and multi-player

I have a question about mods for Minecraft. I fumbled on the internet recently and I liked a few of them and I would like to play with them a little bit, but there is one thing that bothers me. The ...
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Need help with Minecraft Graphics Bug

I have been playing Minecraft on this computer for at least a month and suddenly I start getting graphics glitches. See the pictures in the links to see what I mean My graphics drivers are up to ...
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Can I make the Village bigger?

Villages. Can someone legitimatly expand a village by building more houses for villagers (Testificates) to breed and fill? Would these houses have any conditions to be met beyond a roof and a door?
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Find out the latest version of Minecraft

Is there a programmatic source for checking what the latest version of Minecraft is? For example a RSS feed or other URL from an official source that states the latest release version? Ideally ...
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Tekkit factory line, avoiding item surplus?

I am trying to create a fully automated HV solar panel factory in tekkit, but I have a problem. The parts I need for various other parts and machines are all produced at different speeds, and some of ...
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How to split item stacks exactly into fractions using Buildcraft pipes?

I'm building an automated factory in tekkit that is fed by items generated through EMC from Energy Collectors. However, i need to split items up into exact amounts so i don't have any overflow ...