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Looking for Minecraft 1.4.6 server mod to nerf creeper explosions

I'm running a private Feed-the-Beast MindCrack server for Minecraft 1.4.6. I'm about to open the server to a friend who is inexperienced with Minecraft and I'm concerned about creeper damage. Is ...
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How can I start a minecart from a dead stop in the middle of a flat track (using redstone)

Creating minecart terminal stations are simple, but building minecart substations are more challenging. When a minecart is stopped either by running out of velocity or through a powered redstone ...
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What is the actual function of the third torch in the comparator?

I have heard different explanations for what the function of the third torch is in the comparator. But I have never gotten a definite answer for what the use is being able to right click on the ...
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Will I have all the new resources if I move my vanilla server map to Tekkit?

I want to upgrade my vanilla MineCraft server to Tekkit server. Is there a way to copy my current map form vanilla server to tekkit server? What I am looking for is a way to keep most of my stuff ...
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When wheat is harvested, does it drop 0 - 2 or 1 wheat?

I'm trying to decide whether to make a wheat or sugar cane farm. I want to know whether wheat drops 0 - 2 or 1 wheat when it is harvested. The wiki does not say.
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How do I change Minecraft skin in multiplayer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to change your single-player skin? I changed my skin in my single player Minecraft, but when I play multiplayer on servers, my skin is just plain old ...
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Some Minecraft sound effects on Mac are too quiet

I bought Minecraft last year and all went well until I bought a Mac. Now, the following sounds are either missing or very quiet: Walking on any material. Breaking materials. Placing materials. ...
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Change existing world to superflat (server)

I have a default generated world and I created a few things in it. I want it to become superflat and I don't want to loose any progress I made in the world. Is that possible ? I've seen the opposite ...
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Minecraft doesn't work on Windows 8

When I try to run Minecraft on my Windows 8 computer, it comes up with a error that says: The registry refers to a nonexistent Java Runtime Environment installation or the runtime is corrupted. The ...
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Why don't vanilla Minecraft “Exp Shops” work when Single Player Commands is installed?

An Exp Shop is a button that, when pressed, will give you items in exchange for a set amount of exp. You build one by placing a button on a wall, and putting two repeaters and command blocks behind ...
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How to use the Carpenter from the Forestry mod?

I'm trying to craft a small circuit board with a carpenter. I've put a redstone engine next to it like this: And I have added the needed ingredients and recipe like this: But nothing is ...
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Any way to undo using an alchemical tome?

So, as the title says: I made the foolish mistake of 'using' an alchemical tome, which means I now find it basically impossible to find ANYTHING on my transmutation slab. Is there a data file ...
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Minecraft inventory dragging glitch

How do I fix my Minecraft inventory? I am trying to select items, but ever since the recent update, I have to click on the item and drag it to my inventory. It isn't working to fast move it using ...
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What are the commands for the LAN world?

I've figured out that if you do /spawnpoint it changes your spawnpoint for the LAN world. So every time I die, I spawn where I want to. And I don't have to use my bed! I'd like to learn other ...
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Do Doors and trapdoors block light?

Will a door or a trapdoor diminish or block out a light source on the other side of it? If so, by how much, and does the direction in which the door is placed change this effect?
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How do I disable specific mods?

I've been mucking around with the Technic pack and I want to try to play game with only Mystcraft. I don't want to be bothered by managing/avoiding Taint from Thaumcraft nor do I want the multitude of ...
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Minecraft Force Update Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minecraft 1.4.6 Force Update Problem In Minecraft 1.4.6 I wanted to download a mod so I did force update. I checked back in the file but the other normal files weren't ...
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Is there any way to play Bukkit plugins in Single Player without having to make my own server?

I'm just wondering if there was any way I could install this mod into my single player minecraft client so that I would be able to play a singleplayer world with this mod.
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What are all the gamerule commands in Minecraft?

I want to know what are the gamerule commands in Minecraft, and what do they do? Please help as I want to have special stuff without using mods and plugins!
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How do you make a Mob Spawner spawn enemies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change a spawner’s type in Minecraft? When I place a Mob Spawner in vanilla Minecraft, it seems to only spawn pigs. How can I manually place a Mob Spawner that ...
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Is it possible to convert the type of a Minecraft world?

I have built a train station in the "redstone-ready" superflat world preset, and I was wondering if I could change the world type so all new chunks are normal world chunks, instead of superflat ...
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What is the frequency of witch huts in Minecraft?

I'm on a quest to find a witch hut in Vanilla Minecraft, in my usual world, with no mods. I've traveled about 10K squares, and have found 3 relatively large swamp areas, and no witch hut. I can find ...
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Is there any way to synchronize a list of servers in Minecraft?

I have installed Minecraft on several different computers, and I want to synchronize the list of servers with all of my computers. Is there any way to do this (e. g., by linking the list of servers to ...
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Why can't I break blocks in minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I destroy or break blocks? after playing in creative for a little bit, I went back to survival and found that I could not damage or break any block without the ...
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My minecraft won't update to 1.4.6 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minecraft 1.4.6 Force Update Problem I can't update to 1.4.6. I go into minecraft and hit login and it says login failed. When I play offline it doesn't update. I've ...
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Minecraft 1.4.6 Force Update Problem

I just bought Minecraft and suddenly my whole Minecraft folder inside is gone; nothing except saves. I tried to Force Update but it said Not Downloaded. I downgraded to Snapshot 12w50a/12w50b, and I ...
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What is the most efficient enchantment collection for PvP? [closed]

What is the most efficient enchantment collection for minecraft that would prove to be the most advantageous in pvp? By best i mean, will take down players quicker and protect me more while not ...
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How to reduce/prevent the Wither effect?

So I found a Nether fortress, got in, found the two Blaze spawners, got hit by some Blaze fireballs, killed the Blazes and got some blaze rods and experience orbs, then went wandering in the fortress, ...
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Can repeatedly mining & smelting stone be efficient for gaining xp?

Since 12w22, smelting yields experience orbs. Stone, when mined with a normal pickaxe (without silk touch enchantment), yields cobblestone. Smelting cobblestone yields stone and some experience orbs ...
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Copying an SMP server

A few players on our server are concerned that the admin is on the verge of abandoning his (our) server. He hardly logs in and when he does it's for nothing more than to complain about how the server ...
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Is it possible to increase the local Vis Aura?

I discovered my base is in an area with very low background magic, which is unfortunate. Is there a way to grow/strengthen the nearest aura node? I know Crystal Clusters help a bit, but they can only ...
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How do I get Silverwood saplings?

Silverwood trees apparently purify the area around them, and have their own aura nodes. It seems like a no-brainer to plant a couple of them around my base to offset the damage my inept thaumaturgical ...
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Turning fullscreen on made Minecraft crash, and now it crashes on start every time

I switched to full screen on minecraft, the screen turned black as if it were loading it took a while so i closed minecraft and reopened it. When I logged on it gave me a program on my taskbar saying ...
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Minecraft closes after I click Login [closed]

I've tried every solution I've found online. Please can someone help me with this. Here is the log. Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance! # # A fatal error has been detected by the Java ...
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java.lang.NullPointerException in vanilla Minecraft?

I have been playing Minecraft for a few months with no problems. I started it up this morning, and got an error. The dark blue screen says something about a NullPointerException, the full thing can be ...
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Tons of visual glitches in TechnicPack

Title: Tons of visual glitches Version: 7.2.6 | 1.2.5 (Rec) OS: Windows 7 x64 Professional (java's website says it's Win7 version 6.1) Java Version: Java SE 7 Update 09 Description of Problem: So my ...
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Minecraft command block logging

I had just updated my friend's minecraft server to the beta build of bukkit (1.4.6 R0.1). This restored all of the plugins that weren't available when it was vanilla. However, the internet (and its ...
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Distributing Different Items

Currently, my set-up uses a chest with several advanced wooden transport pipes, each keyed to a single item. Is there anyway to have one pipe pull from the chest and then somehow distribute several ...
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What enchantments can books have?

Since books can now be enchanted in Minecraft 1.4.6, I haven't been able to find much information on how their enchantments work. I know you can enchant a book and then later apply that enchantment to ...
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How do I make an automatic server backup in Minecraft?

There is no built-in implementation in a Vanilla Minecraft server to force a save every X minutes, then back up the files into a folder. I know how to do log rotations and I can also do a normal ...
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How can you give a player fireworks?

I'd like to give some firework items to a player, using a dispenser, or via some similar mechanism. How can I do this? Is it possible?
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What is the best way to fill a lot of dispensers?

Using mods or tools (like MCEdit filters), what is the best way to fill a substantial amount of dispensers (on the order of hundreds at once) fully with items?
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Torches in a 1x2 tunnel

When you're mining in a tunnel that is 1 wide and 2 high (essentially just drilling through the ground from one place to another), what is the optimal way to place torches? Is there a minimum ...
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Why isn't spawn-protection protecting the spawn?

I've run into a headache setting up a Minecraft server (using the FTB modpack). Having set up a sweet open air spawn-jail and moved the spawn point into it (using MCedit), I started hitting things as ...
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Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft?

Similar to this question on the bugs in Minecraft, I would like a complete list of what error codes exist in Minecraft and how they occur, as well as how they can be resolved.
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Is there a faster and more reliable way to install a mod?

I'm trying to install the Pet Bat mod for my kid. After installing the mod twice, I still can't get it to work. Is there a way to auto-install a mod from a zip file? Once I've installed an existing ...
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Can I create another portal home from the end after I've lost mine?

I was in creative mode and I killed the ender dragon. I then broke every portal block so I could collect the dragon egg. I forgot I could cover them, and now I can't escape the end without dieing. Can ...
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What do I do in Technic/Tekkit?

As you may have noticed, I have always had a fascination with Technic and Tekkit. I started reading up on it, but got lost very fast since there are many mods to read up on, and many things to ...
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How to get the “Overkill” achievement on Minecraft?

I'm having some problems to get the "Overkill" achievement. The achievement's description says: Deal eight hearts of damage in a single hit. So to achieve this achievement I built a Diamond ...
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Terminal script for Minecraft server autosave

I've been looking into Minecraft servers recently, and since I use a Mac, I know that the terminal application is an effective way to run a server with additional ram (you know, with the java ...