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Where have my items disappeared to?

I made a system with my quarry. Quarry output is put into an enderchest, which is put into a diamond chest, and that is pumped into my barrel system, like so: But alas, all my barrels and my ...
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How can I convert between EU, MJ, and Blutricity?

I have RedPower, BuildCraft and Thermal Expansion, and IndustrialCraft. Unfortunately, these all use different forms of energy. Is there a way to convert between the three forms of energy?
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How can I grief protect certain parts of a world?

I'm working on creating a world for an SMP server I plan on buying. I've created a structure at spawn that I would like to prevent players from griefing. I don't want to prevent players from placing ...
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How do I op myself in Minecraft 1.5?

I have started a server in 1.5 and was wondering how to op myself. The /op <player> command does not work and in 1.4.7. I used to open up the ops.txt file but I cannot find it in 1.5. Can anyone ...
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How can I cause Zombie Pigmen to drop their golden swords?

Is it possible to acquire a Zombie Pigman's golden sword without killing them (Something like trading with them by throwing another weapon to their feet, such as a wooden sword for example)?
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Can I split item stacks evenly using a trackpad?

In Minecraft 1.5, a new feature was added: when placing a stack of items in the workbench, if you hold both the right and left mouse buttons down and drag, the stack of items will be split evenly ...
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How do I write better worlds using Mystcraft?

I've recently started playing Feed the Beast and started getting into the Mystcraft component. I've got a basic grasp of how to use the pages found in forgotten libraries to spawn decent worlds, but ...
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What's the point of an enchanted book?

I've seen that you can have enchanted books in Minecraft with enchantments such as Sharpness and Knockback... but is there any point or advantage to beating someone to death with a book instead of, ...
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How to find unlit points or fence leak points where mobs come from?

I've surrounded a village with a 2-high fence and lit it up with torches, and all was hunky-dory until I heard a zombie trying to tear a door down. It was just one and I dealt with him quickly, but ...
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How can I make an unsupported inclined rail?

Normally, to place an inclined rail, you have to place it diagonally below another rail: _ _/█ Breaking the higher rail will leave the inclined one still inclined, like so: _/█ … but breaking ...
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How can I make Optifine compatible with FTB?

I want Optifine compatibility with the Direwolf20 pack because it can in theory increase my Frames Per Second (FPS). I am willing to accept no for an answer.
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Is it possible for 4 dungeons to join together in minecraft

In Minecraft, I had found a few regular dungeons, on a Youtube video video, I saw a double dungeon and on the Wiki I found out that triple dungeons can spawn. Just then I thought "Can a quadruple ...
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How can I get rid of a lot of wisps?

So I think I placed a quarry near a corrupt node, which meant it got chunk loaded. There are... a few wisps now... Is there a way to get rid of them, or should I leave this forsaken place and take ...
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Minecraft forestry multiple arboretum multifarms cannot work at the same time

I have two of the largest size multifarms set up as arboretums to generate saplings for biofuel production. They are both set up correctly and have all resources piped in through thermal expansion ...
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What are these red lasers?

These just appeared. What's going on?! They seem to follow me around, but appear patchily. What have I done?
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Error Logging into Minecraft [duplicate]

After pressing the log in button it would said updating minecraft and after that it said Failed to launch Fatal error occurred (4): null I have forced an update and updated Java but it still doesn't ...
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a graceful optional station

I've built roughly 3000 blocks worth of underground railway in my Survival game. There are stations along the way, near interesting features of terrain that require me to press button to continue. ...
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How can I transport EU?

I have a nuclear reactor set up in a different dimension, and would like to transport some of the power home. How can I do this without doing something stupid like putting the reactor in my basement? ...
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Minecraft - decorative and peaceful fish plugin for Bukkit

I'm making an aquarium for the city on our server (a big building with a glass tunnel). I'm going to fill it with water and put Squid and Silverfish in it. But I thought it would be better if we had ...
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Can I automate the creation of Withers?

I know that in vanilla Minecraft it is impossible to automate the creation of Withers by using pistons. Is it possible in FTB?
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Can withers be created in a mushroom biome?

I'm currently playing Minecraft on a factions server where raiding is a pretty common occurrence. Obsidian is an effective defense against tnt and creepers, but a wither can still get through it. ...
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How to purge a corridor of spiders?

I've blocked off a corridor with a spider spawner in an abandoned mine with some stone. Then I loitered far too long outside. The sounds from inside suggest breaking the stone is a guaranteed suicide. ...
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Item Lock-up Bug [duplicate]

For some reason I'm having trouble moving items in my inventory. Instead of just clicking to select, then clicking once again to deselect; I have to click and hold then move it to the appropriate ...
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Is an Enderman classified as a monster?

I'm trying to go to bed, but it's not letting me. I have a showcase in my house that is upstairs, and that showcase has a trapped Enderman in it. Everything else in my showcase is an animal. Could it ...
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What can I do with all my EU?

On my Tekkit server I have several solar arrays and a nuclear reactor producing tonnes of EU, and most of it if going into storage and rarely used en masse. Aside from a mass fabricator, how could I ...
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How large can a NPC village be?

I would like to embark on a massive Minecraft build that includes NPC villagers. Now I would like to know how large of a "village" I can make. I was reading that they have to be within 16 blocks ...
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How do I create a blast-proof exp grinder in Minecraft?

How does one make an efficient kill room in Minecraft, that can survive creeper explosions? So, I contained the spawner; I can probably augment it with some spawn rooms that will transport the mobs ...
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Things being destroyed on private server when no one is logged in

So I have a private server that I rent and run Minecraft on. Me and two others have access to it only. On two occasions I have logged on to find that some things have been destroyed. First time I ...
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Is there a difference in speed between the spider and cavespider?

I have been exploring an abandoned mineshaft lately in minecraft and I saw regular spiders and a cave spider spawner. The cave spiders seemed to be a lot quicker than the regular spiders. Is this true,...
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Stopping to eat is tedious, is there any way to automate the process?

While I've managed to optimize and automate almost everything, constantly having to stop and eat is annoying (I run around a lot, so I get hungry quickly). Is there any device or tool that will keep ...
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Why does unoccupied cart have so much higher friction?

...or is it other effect? Kinetic energy cap vanishing? I've built a test setup: six powered rails on the bottom of a 40-block incline of unpowered rail, and a short loop of rail on the bottom. If ...
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How to get things off your head in Minecraft Mo' Creatures mod

I installed the Mo'Creatures mod into Minecraft, then made a fish bowl. After catching a fish I went to put it on top of a bookshelf in my room, but instead of placing it, the bowl just dropped at my ...
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What do I do if my minecraft doesnt ask for a password?

I have just recently purchased minecraft, I downloaded the launcher for windows, and it isnt asking for a password, just the account. Please Help :(
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How do I remove Not Enough Items?

I have not enough items, and after seeing how Too Many Items is better, I want to remove it. I open my MC Jar File, and I have no clue on what to remove. What do I need to remove so I can input Too ...
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Looking for a browser live map working on current minecraft server

Is there a browser live map that works with the current minecraft server version (running on debian)? It should at least be possible to annotate locations and mark players positions. Features for ...
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What is the fastest way to travel in Minecraft using non-standard means?

"Travel" meaning getting roughly 200 meters between two locations in the regular world. Includes time to prepare expendables and/or eat to get full (but not worrying about damage). I don't care how ...
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What can Not Enough Items do?

What are the capabilities of NEI? Can NEI create potions like TMI? I know it can enchant, but I don't know about potions. Can it also create custom fireworks like TMI? I would like to know the ...
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How densely on average are dungeons placed in the world?

I recently have started a new world in minecraft and I spawned near a mountain that had a dungeon in it. Then I had a thought 'How many dungeons spawn in a world?' Also, what is the average and can a ...
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Minecraft Biome Editor for Ubuntu?

I need to change some biomes on my Minecraft server, but I'm on Ubuntu and all the biome editors I can find are for Windows. How can I edit the biomes of my world on Linux/Ubuntu?
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What are all the commands for singleplayer minecraft? [duplicate]

I want to know all the commands for singleplayer minecraft without mods
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What are the odds of spawning in a dungeon?

I just got MultiVerse and created a new survival world. I was surprised that I spawned in a dungeon. Is this a 'nothing special' type of thing or is it very rare? If so, what might be the odds of ...
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How do I create multiple worlds?

I have been searching for a while now for a way to create more than the default, nether, and end worlds to play in. Example: I want a PvP world, a no-grief world, a grief-allowed world, etc. Is this ...
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What are the space requirements for a tall Jungle Tree trunk?

Can I dig a deep 2x2 shaft in the ground, plant 4 saplings on the bottom, give them light and bonemeal and have the tree grow to the very surface? Or does the space requirement mean there must be free ...
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Is Spigot more lightweight than a vanilla minecraft server?

Is Spigot more lightweight (in terms of memory and cpu) than a vanilla Minecraft server?
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Making mobs ride other mobs in Minecraft

As of the latest Minecraft snapshot (13W09A), it is now possible for mobs to ride other mobs. Is there any way to make mobs ride each other in Minecraft now (i. e. placing a pig on top of a spider, ...
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What is this block I keep seeing in Tekkit with Sips and Sjin?

I've watched nearly every episode in the Tekkit with Sips and Sjin YouTube series, and I keep seeing this particular oddly-colored block amongst the stone bricks that make up the bases of their ...
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Average Minecraft RAM

I have been playing Minecraft for quite a while now and occasionally, my computer overloads of Minecraft using too much RAM and shuts down. I'd like to clear up some RAM for Minecraft so, how much ...
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What is this block in Minecraft's terrain.png?

What is this block? Is it some development thing? I can't seem to find it. (It's right underneath the jungle plants as you can see)
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minecraft crashes on osx

I just bought minecraft and every time i run it , it crashes. When i double click on its icon in the application folder nothing happens so i have to go into the contents folder to launch its jar file. ...
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What are the minimum items I need to get from the Overworld to the End?

I'm planning to do a "speedrun" per say. Not really a speedrun, but a run that invovles creating a new world in hardcore mode, and venturing to the End to defeat the Ender Dragon. My question is ...