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How do I make a 1x1x2 piston door that opens when I step on a plate and not the other way around?

In Minecraft I need to make a piston door that opens when a plate is stepped on, it is normally the other way around. Does anyone know how? A video would be helpful but not required.
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Lost in the nether, how can I find my original portal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate(s): I've lost my portal home, and I am invincible. How can I leave the nether? Help! I got lost in Nether! I'm lost in the nether. Is there a way to find my original ...
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Allow Non-OPs to claim their own regions

I just installed Bukkit server. I have three plugins: Essentials, WorldEdit, WorldGuard. I have configured permissons so that users have all WorldEdit and WorldGuard commands available: - ...
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What does a red dot on a minecraft map mean?

Title about says it all. I built a map on minecraft. It has a red dot on it. My guess is that it means there's a bunch of lava at that spot. could it mean anything else?
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Changing delay with NOT gate?

I just asked this question 30 minutes ago and was told to use a NOT gate It worked at first, but I had to delay one of the pistons 100%. The problem is when they are to go back to the starting ...
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Activating one piston while deactivating another at the same time?

I just wondered if it is possible to activate one piston while deactivating another (activated) piston with the same lever. The idea is to pull some blocks into the wall while other blocks are pushed ...
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Minecraft Retractable staircase hangs on one side - sticky piston

I've build a retractable staircase. But, on the right side, the sticky piston stays in the open position. Does anyone know why?
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Get RCON working on a Minecraft server

Has anybody been able to get either the rcon or gamespy4 services working on a minecraft server? Following information on the wiki we've tried: rcon.password=ourverysecretpassword server-port=25565 ...
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Why are spiders always on my east wall?

I'm of the impression that they have the same spawn rules as the rest of the hostile mobs. IE: the place has to be sufficiently dark... and that's about it. (they obvoiusly would have to 'fit' where ...
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How do I find mushroom biomes?

Minecraft's mushroom biome sounds like a pleasant place: Food in abundant supply, and zero hostile mob spawns. However, in all my time playing, I've never ever found one. Is there a trick to finding ...
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Minecraft online model?

I couldn't find any info anywhere, even on the official website - what's the online model of this game? Is it a persistent massive world or what? If it's not, how to you play multiplayer? Everyone ...
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What exactly does 'Protection' enchantment do?

Does it protect from falling? Fire? Explosions? Suffocation? How much damage does it absorb per enchantment level? The Wiki says enough about other enchantments but for the 'Protection' enchantment ...
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Is there a way to keep a clock ticking with no players logged into SMP?

I'm planning to build a clock tower for my SMP server; however, it's occurred to me that my plans have a gaping flaw: when nobody's online, the redstone clock won't keep time. I'm using vanilla, so ...
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How can I force Minecraft to only spawn monsters from spawners?

I'm making an adventure map in Minecraft, so I've put a lot of mob spawners to make them spawn where I want them to, but they also keep spawning where I don't want them to spawn, messing up with mob ...
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Is there any way to speed up the chopping down of trees?

I find chopping down trees to be a long and laborious process, especially when dealing with extremely tall trees, where I need to build a tower up to the top to complete the job. Is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to have a dummy player in SMP?

Me and my friends are playing on a multiplayer server. We have a nether wart farm in the Nether, but it only grows if there is a player in the Nether. We are mainly building a castle so we are not in ...
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Installing Minecraft Mods on OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you install Minecraft mods on a Mac? I'm currently at a friends house, and we wanted to install mods for Minecraft (Latest version) on his OS X 10.7 system. ...
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64-bit Java not recognized in Minecraft

When I set the render distance to Far in mine craft (latest version as of December 30 2011) it says that I need to install 64bit java. Interesting Information: I am running Lion (Mac OS 10.7, ...
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How can I make persistent variables in WorldEdit CraftScripting?

When experimenting in Minecraft I usually create a large flat area to work on using WorldEdit. However, this usually results in a crash or big freeze. I'm going to make a script that can take a ...
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How can I set up a language filter for Minecraft?

My brother on the east coast recently got my family into Minecraft. There's only one catch to us really enjoying playing with him on his favorite public server: Foul language. Several of the ...
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Which mobs can I out-run?

It's a dark night, you can see the red eyes of a spider in the distance. Suddenly you hear the clack of a skeleton. Your heart races; you're out of porkchop and your last sword is broken, you only ...
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Is there a standalone free offline version of Minecraft?

I tried searching the website and couldnt find a question that answered this specific aspect of the game. Its very difficult for me to use the internet because of my location, and I have recently ...
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Need help installing Technic Pack when I have Sphax Texture pack on

I am following the instructions to the letter, but something goes awry somewhere. On a clean MC install, I patch the game using MCPatcher, with all the options except Better Grass on. Then, I move ...
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How do you breed animals?

In Minecraft, I know you can breed animals. In fact, in recent updates it's required for the player who just can't start their mornings without bacon and eggs! I've tried pulling two pigs together in ...
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How to disable hardcore in Minecraft?

My girlfriend accidentally enabled hardcore mode in Minecraft, dooming herself to experience the ultimate frustration sooner or later on her first playthrough. Is there any (presumably non-legitimate) ...
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How to temporary disable bookshelves

I have enchanting table with bunch of bookshlves around (5x5x2 square with door). Now I want to make some level 1 enchantments. How to temporary disable bookshelves (preferably by some mechanism)?
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How to locate fortresses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find my World's Strongholds? Is there any reliable tool for determining the locations of Fortresses and Nether fortresses in Minecraft? We migrated our ...
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Why don't I have permission to use WorldEdit?

I'm trying to install WorldEdit, and I've done the following: Gotten the craftbukkit JAR, run it, stopped it, replaced world with my save from single, run again, stopped again, copied ...
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Is there a way to get water into the nether?

Just exploring the nether, found my first nether fortress, and lots of netherwart. Wanting to start brewing potions in the nether fortress, but getting a source of water is problematic. Is there a ...
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Minecraft Corrupt Jar After Deleting Meta-inf

I'm trying to install OptiFine on minecraft and I'm taking the following steps: Open minecraft with archive manager Delete the Meta-Inf folder Open OptiFine with archive manager Copy contents of ...
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Why are zombie pigmen attacking for no reason?

It's a well known fact, that zombie pigmen are passive mobs. I was always relying on that, and recently one of them attacked me for no reason. As soon as I showed up in his line of sight, he started ...
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How to disable the short viewing distance near the bedrock layer?

The last time I played Minecraft (beta 1.7?) I had a large hall right above the bedrock layer which was illuminated by quite a lot torches. Having updated recently to release 1.0 down there the ...
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How much RAM does a Minecraft server need for a Spleef arena?

How much memory does a Spleef server need for each slot? All players will be in the same area (at most 5 chunks away from spawn).
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Will Minecraft Servers Detect Mods?

When you have mods(Modifications) to Minecraft, are people going to know like Admins, Operators, or even other players? Will the server be able to detect them?
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Bukkit Permission Nodes

I have a question about permission nodes in Bukkit. I want to give my moderators the ability to define and redefine their own regions but not regions that they are members of. I found WorldGuard's ...
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Find coordinates of fallen items in minecraft

In my single player world, I landed my airship (pchan3's mod) to kill a few endermen, instead, I got killed by some mobs and lost a bunch of stuff. My spaceship is still out there (and probably my ...
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Remove rain in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you turn weather off in Minecraft? God I hate when it rains in Minecraft... Is there a server command to stop/remove rain? Can you make your singleplayer world ...
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Is there a way to un-nock an arrow in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, I nock arrows at the slightest provocation or thought of danger. As a result, I frequently have a nocked arrow and don't need to fire it. I don't want to waste it, but I don't like my ...
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How to speed up minecraft on my computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I improve the performance of Minecraft? I need to know ways to speed up Minecraft on my laptop. It is a new laptop with 4g RAM. I could play it with Generally no ...
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What is 110813 in Minecraft?

In the splash screen for Minecraft, there are random quotes that come up. One is: 110813 What does that mean?
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How can I build a simple flip-flop with Redstone?

I've been trying to learn more about Redstone after doing some research for another Minecraft question. I've never played Minecraft before, although I'm familiar with Terraria, which I believe is ...
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Are there any mods for writing notes on paper or books?

Builders of adventure maps often use separate text files or maps (the item) to display the storyline. This seems a little silly since there are books in minecraft, but you can't write in them. ...
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Where can I get a Portal mod for Minecraft multiplayer?

I have made my own Minecraft server that isn't using Bukkit and I need the warp commands and a teleporter mod for it but can only find ones for Bukkit. Is there a site where I can find these mods ...
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What's the fastest way to find mineshafts?

I'm on the hunt for melons, and one place I'm fairly sure I can find them is a mineshaft. Which leaves me back at square one, how do I find a mine shaft? It seems they were made substantially harder ...
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What's the fastest way to find melons?

I'm frequently finding myself in situations where I am barely hungry with 9\10 Drumsticks filled, but also with low health. I don't want to waste cooked meat on filling that last Drumstick to start my ...
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Why won't pigs spawn?

Minecraft will not spawn any pigs in this area. It fits the required dimensions on the Minecraft Wiki. "A monster spawner is only active when a player is within 16 blocks of it. While the block ...
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What are some good novice applications for redstone circuitry? [closed]

I've just decided to finally bite the bullet and learn redstone circuitry in minecraft. I'm already familiar with logical circuitry, and the minecraftwiki page about redstone circuits is certainly a ...
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Is it possible to use Equivalent Exchange to convert Cobblestone to Wood in Minecraft?

I'm working on setting up an 'everything' factory in minecraft using equivalent exchange and buildcraft. However, I would like the sole source material to be cobblestone, and it seems there's no way ...
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How much bandwith does a Minecraft server use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much bandwidth does a Minecraft client use in SMP? How much bandwidth does the average (20-40 person server with an average of 30 people playing) Minecraft server ...
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Water “retaining” light? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where's all this light coming from? My very simple hostile mob spawner has a slight problem. The problem being that the mob spawner doesn't spawn mobs. The basic ...