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Do mobs behave differently if you have an arrow pointed at them?

Many times I'll attempt to shoot a mob (such as the Enderdragon), and as soon as I've drawn back my bow the mob adopts a radically different pattern of movement, as if it's actively trying to dodge my ...
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Can you blast bedrock with TNT if you have enough?

Can you blast through bedrock if you have enough TNT? I was mining and came accross it and I have 45 TNT blocks. If I could blast through it do you get to use the bedrock too?
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How does one become a beekeeper?

Alright so I read the beekeeping 101 on the Wiki for Forestry and really didn't feel like it gave me a good grasp on the subject. If anything it caused more confusion for me. Where should I start in-...
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Redstone door lock (memory cell)

I want to make a pvp map which has 2 spawnpoints on the map. The spawnpoints are closed off with an iron door. The teams can both get ready by flipping a lever. Now i want to make it so when both ...
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Will the Minium Stone work with the Automatic Crafting Table?

Using an automatic cobblestone generator and an Automatic Crafting Table (ACT). I will pipe the cobblestone into the ACT that has a Minium Stone in place, and hopefully it will output dirt, which in ...
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What is the bee genetic heirarchy?

In minecraft forestry, using a beealyzer on a wild or bred bee allows me to see it's genes for things like lifespan, speed, fertility, etc. However, there is little documentation on what those genes ...
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Minecraft Hunger Games late-game strategy

I have played several games of Minecraft hunger games, and have been pretty consistently been able to reach the top 10 by dispatching any enemies with a quickly-crafted stone sword, then immediately ...
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How often can animals breed?

After I've bred two animals, there is a time frame where they wont accept wheat/seeds/carrots, in order to breed again. However I've only got a couple of animals at this stage, and I would like to ...
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Single Player Commands “java.lang.StackOverflowError”

I am using Single Player Commands to assist me while making a map. I am trying to use the /butcher command (this kills all mobs near the player), but I keep getting this error: java.lang....
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Building up Cities in Minecraft?

Is it possible for the local villagers to build their own structures or do I need to do that for them? Also what are the city "limits" so that I can make sure my population grows while they still want ...
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How do you uninstall Modloader for Minecraft?

I was trying to install a mod for Minecraft, and it told me to install Modloader. I already had Forge installed, but I installed Modloader anyway, not knowing that the two mod loaders would clash. ...
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After migrating account with Mojang, where are my new/current saves?

Recently I migrated my account on Minecraft.net. I had two worlds/saves before migration called 'Exile' and 'TEST world'. A little after I migrated, I deleted 'Exile' and 'TEST world', and ...
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Why are there mob spawners?

Why are there mob spawners in Minecraft if mobs (hostile/friendly/neutral) can spawn without them? if the mobs can spawn without the spawner than what is the point of them?
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How to add Better dungeons to Feed the Beast

I copy and pasted the Better Dungeon mod into the minecraft folder, seems I am doing this horribly wrong since Minecraft crashes. Here is the crash report: ## ---- Minecraft Crash Report ---- // This ...
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Once I lose a villager's trade option, can I ever get it back?

Once you out-trade a villager's specific option, you lose it: it has a large red X on it, and you cannot make that particular trade anymore. Is there any way to recover options that fall to this fate?
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How can I teleport only certain people in Minecraft

I want to make a teleport command with command blocks that allows only people with certain names to teleport. So basicly its an admin only button and if your name isnt on one of the command blocks you ...
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How do I create a safe nuclear reactor?

Why do I want to make a nuclear reactor? Because they're awesome. They are a good source of EU. However, my first reactor did not end up well, and I need to learn how to create a safe one without it ...
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BuildCraft Filler with Saplings

I'm trying to build a self-contained automated tree farm with redwood trees. The main problem I have is how to replant saplings. So I thought I would use a BuildCraft filler with height 1 to fill in ...
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How do I escape a rift dimension?

Playing survival with the Big Dig mod pack, I made a rift door (from Dimensional Doors) so I could have my own house/secret room type of thing. I've discovered that I'm trapped now. How do I get out?
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How do I apply a /gamerule before opening a world?

I just downloaded a really cool lobby map, but I noticed hot air balloons with fire, and lava decoration with wood. Pretty soon everything was on fire :(. I know the /gamerule doFireTick command, but ...
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Can't survive the night

So I'm playing latest version of better than wolves mod for Minecraft on easy difficulty and can not survive a single night. What am I doing wrong? I'm not dying of hunger, but from mobs. Mostly ...
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Minecraft 2.0-How Do I Turn Super Hostile Mode Off? [closed]

I was wondering: how do I turn Super Hostile Mode off in Minecraft 2.0? I have tried many things, such as doing /weather clear 1000000 which was supposed to make the weather be clear for 1,000,000 ...
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How do I install the Voids Wrath modpack on Windows?

I have been playing Minecraft on my Mac for a while now, and have been trying to find ways to mod my Minecraft and have failed on that notion, and have gotten a new Windows computer for getting my ...
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Extreme Block Lag on Minecraft Feed the Beast [closed]

I have a pretty good gaming computer and I am having trouble playing Feed the Beast. This problem has happened pretty recently. The change wasn't sudden but it deteriorated very quickly. I am on a ...
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What's a simple breakdown of what Applied Energetics is?

The question is simple. In Feed the Beast, the Direwolf20 pack has had an update. It now has the Applied Energetics mod. I have heard a lot about it, and it seems pretty hard. What is it, though, and ...
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Change sea level in Minecraft [duplicate]

Is there any mod or server plugin that changes the map generation in Minecraft to adjust sea level? Basically I am looking for something that will let you customize what you want the sea level to be ...
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How can I move my character including all its content from one world (save) to another world (save)?

Since I'm playing with about 100+ mods and in singleplayer survival, I want to simulate Multiverse from Bukkit in my singleplayer mode this way. I want to create multiple saves and only transfer the ...
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Minecraft slow to load terrain

I have a minecraft server hired from Multiplay and when I play on it, I always get issues where the terrain loads very very slowly. As I start to run from the area I start in, it can take me being 10-...
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Minecraft Creative - Click Duplicate Items

I watched this video by Etho: Etho's Mini Farm And at 45s he picks a whole stack of items out of a chest, just by clicking on a single item. How does he do that?
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What does PvP logging mean in Minecraft?

I was playing on a Minecraft server and a guy was killing other people and suddenly it said he was killed for PvP logging. What does that mean?
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Can I stop the FTB launcher from refocusing while it loads the pack?

As you may have noticed, FTB refocuses about four times while launching the selected pack. For example, if I launch it and then come to Arqade, it refocuses when it checks for an update for the pack. ...
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Does SPC show a list of block IDs in the inventory?

Does SPC already come with a list of blocks when you open your inventory where you can just see and type in the name or number of the block that you wanna replace, Or is that just a different mod?
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What is Minecraft 2.0? [closed]

What's the point of 2.0? Is it optional to have 2.0 or do you have to have it because I don't really like it. Why did they make it in the first place?
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How can I make a redstone button with an X second delay?

I am making a grinder that kills you with lava, water, TNT and sends you into the void. I am having some trouble with the lava. Since lava flows really slow, I need a button that has a delay from 5 to ...
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How can I pump a large lake of lava?

I have a quarry set up, and it has encountered a rather large pool of lava. I can collect it and use it with cells, but that would be a waste of my time. Is there a machine I can use to collect it? I ...
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When is enchanting tools a good ROI?

In Minecraft, it's clear that enchanting at level 30 gives the maximum chance for the most and highest enchantments. However, is it always best to wait until that level of experience is accumulated ...
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Minecraft Force Update

I've been watching videos on how to install mods. Every time they install a mod they force update it. Will I have to force update my Minecraft every time I want install a mod?
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Can I install and use multiple mods at the same time?

If I have mods, can I use them at the same time or keep shifting between mods? For example Too many items mod and single player commands. I do know you need mod loader.
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Minecraft META-INF File

I have been watching videos about installing mods and Optifine on Minecraft. Out of all the videos I've watched, they always delete the META-INF File. I know what happens if you don't delete it but ...
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Consistently Unable To Connect To Minecraft (Login, Local LAN Server)

My kids have recently started enjoying Minecraft Pocket Edition, and it's a lot of fun to play with them. Of course, being hosted on a phone, the world isn't exactly persistent. We pretty much have ...
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Will an enderman teleport if pushed into a hole / void?

I'm playing the famous Skyblock survival map and I have a noisy enderman playing around. I have to walk looking at my feet to avoid him becoming hostile. I was wondering if it's possible to push him ...
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How can I define more than one spawn point? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have more than one spawn point (Red and Blue spawn points) in a map I am creating? It might be uploaded to a server, but I'd like to know a server and a client way.
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Jerky lag on Minecraft OS X

I've been playing Minecraft for a year now, and have had this weird problem where about 5 minutes after I start playing, the game gets jerky (will lag for a second, then be normal for 2 seconds) and ...
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What game mechanics in MineCraft introduce lag?

There are lots of articles on how to decrease lag by tweaking graphics settings, setting up graphics cards appropriately etc. That solves the problem for most, and while that helps, that doesn't get ...
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Why is my Alchemical Bag not opening?

Whenever I attempt to open the Alchemical Bag it won't open. I've re-installed the game and Googled for similar issues but haven't found anything. I used NEI to acquire it while my wife said she ...
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How do I make a 1 minute delay circuit? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a circuit with a delay of 600 ticks. I looked this up on the Minecraft wiki and found the following diagram: However, when I tried it, I couldn't get it to work. How can I make ...
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How do you uninstall Minecraft?

When I open the game, the screen stays at the Mojang sign and then crashes. It has something to do with my texture pack, but I can't start the game to change it and it won't let me delete the texture ...
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Why Can't I delete Minecraft Files? [duplicate]

Ever since I downloaded, & put on the Spahx PureBD Craft, Minecraft stays on the start screen (Mojang). It will stay on for about 10 minutes & then minecraft will crash. So I wanted to delete ...
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FTB Mindcrack Pack - Can't Play Properly / Extreme Lag

So I've been trying to play some Feed the Beast with my friend. We decided to download the mindcrack pack. The server was installed on my friends computer, and I downloaded the client and hamachi to ...
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Vanilla 1.5.1 server RandomAccessFile.write errors

I am running a 100% vanilla 1.5.1 server. I get - as soon as someone joins - tons of these here: java.io.IOException: Input/output error at java.io.RandomAccessFile.write(Native Method) at ...