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BuildCraft waterproof pipes and water/oil pumping, does liquid get lost?

I found an oil well the other day and have now successfully pumped it dry into a ton of tanks, some 450 tank blocks, spread over 25 high tank towers. Now I want to refine it. The question is, do I ...
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Are there any blocks that don't damage your tools?

I was farming with a friend of mine, and he was gathering crops with a diamond sword. I told him not to use a diamond sword as it takes damage, but then he told me crops don't damage your tools when ...
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How should I design a powered rail station?

With the advent of Minecraft beta 1.5 and powered rails, I'd like to find designs of good "railway stations" so I don't have to babysit minecarts in getting them set up for launch down a rail line. ...
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Who's this person with vines on him? [closed]

There's a person on minecraft creative mode, he has vines on him and red eyes. when you attack him he doesnt atack back, and he moves really slowly. does anyone know what he is called?
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What is the actual “spread speed” of water and lava in the context of a stone generator?

I'm currently experimenting with stone generators, e.g.: I'm having problems figuring out what speed of pulse do I need to provide to the piston in order to maximize the speed of stone production. ...
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Can I use Redstone underwater?

Fairly simple question: Do redstone dust/redstone torches/switches/etc. work underwater?
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How to get the music disc 11 without being in creative or /give command

I was wondering how can we get that special disc named "11" in Minecraft without any cheat. Do we have to kill some monsters, look for hidden chests ??? Can we get that disc ?
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How do you run multiple servers or worlds at the same time with MineOS Crux?

I am trying to run multiple servers at the same time using MineOS Crux. I am new to this so hopefully this is not obvious. I am experimenting right now with MineOS Crux running on a VirtualBox, and ...
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Can creepers destroy spawners

I have found two cave spider spawners that I can connect to eachother, but it is quite a complicated setup, so I am spending a lot of time. One big problem I am having that the spawners are in a huge ...
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Buildcraft and vertical distance for machines operating?

I built a large quarry and as it was getting closer to the ground I dug a hole with a ladder in it to get down to the bottom, but as I was down on the bottom I noticed that I could see the quarry arm ...
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Items get forgotten by crafting logistics pipes when the world is reloaded

I'm playing Minecraft with the Technic Pack and using Logistics Pipes, especially Crafting Logistics Pipes, to automatically process items in machines, e.g. smelt items in a furnace. The logistics ...
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How can I get rid of rubber trees in Redpower?

I'm playing with the Redpower mod and spawned near a village. After helping it grow, I've run into a problem where some rubber trees are blocking building space (in addition to looking ugly). There ...
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Inverting pressure plate without powering piston

I'm working on a trap, where if a person steps on a pressure plate, then the pistons deactivate and a pit forms in front of the plate. I decided to do this like a vertical jeb's door (a piston door in ...
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Force texture pack or mod on minecraft server

I have a minecraft server with DaddyCheese with the server JAR using Bukkit 1.2.3. Is there a plugin that would allow me to force a certain texture pack? I read about SproutCraft which looks nice, ...
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How fat is 'Steve'?

So I was experimenting with half-blocks and stairs, and made this structure: and since I was inside it when I placed the last stair, I found that I was trapped. This surprised me since the space ...
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What happens when you take out the blue wool from a desert pyramid?

New to Minecraft are desert pyramids with a bunch of colored wool in them. The wool at the very center is blue and apparently a "surprise" is deployed if you were to remove it. What does happen ...
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Is it possible to play Minecraft with ocean water turned off?

Is it possible to play Minecraft without any water in ocean biomes?
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Overworld zombie pigmen spawns

With the new 1.3.1 version, do zombie pigmen spawn immediately adjacent to the nether portal in the overworld, or do they spawn anywhere nearby like mobs from a mob spawner? ETA: I'm interested in ...
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Is there a mod / bukkit plugin to fine-tune mobspawners in SMP?

Using WorldEdit I can create a mobspawner of arbitrary kind (except that it still spawns client-only ghost-pigs that haunt me 'till I reconnect). Unfortunately they work too good so rooms get ...
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Recommended version of OpenGL for Minecraft?

I'm wondering what version of OpenGL is best for Minecraft. Currently, I'm running Windows XP (2G RAM), OpenGL 2.1, JRE 5 (and Minecraft 1.2.5, haven't downloaded the latest yet). Minecraft runs ...
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Can emeralds be found in a world created by a version below 1.3?

With minecraft 1.3 emeralds were added. Is it possible to find emeralds in a world that was created with an older minecraft version? If yes, does this take effect only on new generated chunks?
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How do I construct a blaze rod harvester?

I found a blaze mob spawner in the Nether, now I'd like to build an automatic blaze rod harvester around it. Can it be done?
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How do I change my offline name on the mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change player name in Minecraft smp in offline mode on a Mac? I want to change my offline name in MineCraft on my mac. I have only found ways to change it on ...
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I teleported too far away and now the game crashes on world load

I'm stuck in Minecraft! I was flying around teleporting myself to random locations to find new biomes to build on. I teleported to 12345678,64,12345678 and it froze. I restarted minecraft and my ...
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Minecraft LAN won't work? [duplicate]

Ok, I have no trouble setting up my server, or connecting to said server with my personal machine, but when my friend attempts to join we get this message: Internal client error: ...
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Why does Minecraft get stuck when javaw.exe reaches 757.356kb of memory use?

Why does Minecraft get stuck when javaw.exe reaches 757.356kb of memory use. Can I remove this limit or is there anything else I can do to solve the problem?
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How does this rapid pulser work?

While experimenting with redstone, I seem to have come across this strange piston-based circuit: Although it may not be obvious from the picture, this circuit causes the upper wire to rapidly turn ...
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Why am I stuck underground? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I teleported too far away and now the game crashes on world load I just jumped off a really tall tower and died. When I respawned I respawned underground. For some ...
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Why does my character walk forward automatically?

I'm sure that I'm not alone. Sometimes when I go somewhere or build something, all of a sudden, the character keeps going forward just like the W is stuck. But it's not. To recover from this I have ...
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How do I change my player name in Minecraft multiplayer in offline mode in Windows

How do I change my name in Minecraft multiplayer offline mode in windows?
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Automatically crafting Buildcraft Mining Wells

Minecraft Version: 1.2.5 Mods: Buildcraft plus additional pipes plus logistics pipes, equivalent exchange, thaumcraft, IndustrialCraft, Forestry, RedPower2 Using the Buildcraft automatic crafting ...
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Has 'Herobrine' ever been in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is (or rather, was) Herobrine? Does herobrine exist? On the Minecraft launcher start screen (just after you launch the game) it says 1.3.1 Single-player now runs ...
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Show the mob health in the multiplayer mode

Are there any mods which can be used to show health of mobs in Minecaft? I tried to use Mob Health Bar and Show Health but they don't work in the multiplayer mode. I also installed the MobHealth ...
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My friend can't join my LAN server and I can't join his [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my Minecraft LAN server working? My mate and I have updated our Minecraft and it's fine, but we are trying to join each other's games via LAN. It just says ...
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How to make multiple minecarts turn together?

I have a railway and I want to have multiple carts on it. However, when I launch my carts together, the one behind jams when they come to a turn and doesn't continue. How can I make this so both carts ...
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Is there a way to allow the placment of torches on Red Power 2 columns?

I have started messing the saw in the Minecraft mod Redpower 2. One of the items you can create is columns made from pretty much anything in the game. The problem is I cannot seem to place torches on ...
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Is mining for emeralds with a diamond pickaxe sustainable?

It has previously been shown that mining for diamonds with a diamond pickaxe will cause you to run out of diamonds - you don't mine as many as you use up. However now that diamond pickaxes can be ...
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Minecraft skin script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: View a Minecraft skin as a 3D model? Is there a way from the base of a minecraft skin it will show a 2d picture of it from all sides like planet minecraft does? If no ...
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What's missing from the XBox version of Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What features differ between the XBLA and PC versions of minecraft? I recently purchased Minecraft for my XBox and I have been playing thorugh it. I've started lookign ...
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Fixing permanently dead redstone torches in Minecraft?

There seems to be a newish bug in Minecraft where redstone torches burn out sooner than they ought to, and never recover. (I think I heard that this can happen if you use /time set, but this is a ...
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How can I download and install Uranium for mine craft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you install Minecraft mods on a Mac? My 11 year old son has gotten into Minecraft. He wants me to help him install some mods, including one called "Uranium." ...
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Is there a way to make cave spiders passive in minecraft?

According to the Wiki "Cave Spiders, like regular spiders, are pacified (made neutral) by bright light." But, in my cave spider spawner area, I am lighting regions with redstone lanterns and the ...
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Minecraft Mod: look through nether portal (gl nether mod)

I watched this video Etho Plays Minecraft - Episode 200: 200th Special . At about 23 minutes he mentions a mod called something like "gl nether mod". This mod looks really cool, but i can't find it ...
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Essentials Plugin config.yml: Prevent mob spawn not working?

I am using the Essentials plugin for my Craftbukkit server. In the config.yml file, under the prevent tag, I set creeper to true in order to prevent Creepers from spawning: # General ...
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Are there gremlins in my nether portals?

Ok... I'm pretty sure the nether is out to get me. I built a nether portal at (213, 14, 295), and I hopped through. After exploring the nether for a while, I returned to my portal and hopped back ...
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Best way to deal with slightly non-connecting mob spawners

I have found a nether fortress where there are two blaze spawners that are pretty close to each other. However, they are not close enough for me to connect them, I think the gap between then is about ...
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How do I power Redstone through a block?

I have seen this in YouTube videos: a person places a Redstone Torch on the wall like in the picture, and it activates a circuit. No matter how many layouts I have tried I can't seems to get a power ...
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Minecraft crashes on ubuntu system

System Specs: Intel DH55HC Intel core i3-550 @ 3.2 GHZ using Java JVM not openjdk. Minecraft works for a while but then it crashes, so I upgraded to 11.04 and graphcs are all choping and the ...
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How can I connect a field of pressure plates to a single output?

I have a large flat area covered in pressure plates (30x70) and I was wondering how I might wire them from beneath to detect if a mob or object has touched ANY of them. I guess I could cope with a few ...
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Query Server time from Minecraft server

Is there a wayto get the current ingame time from a minecraft server from the web?, does a plugin exist that can do this? Or would I need to create my own? Minequery sends some basic info, could it ...