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I can't dig certain materials in Minecraft [duplicate]

I've been playing the game for a little while already, and this hasn't happened until now. Suddenly, I can't dig certain blocks like sand, dirt, gravel, cobblestone, bookshelves, and cacti. I can, ...
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Command Block Problem

I'm new to Command Blocks in Minecraft and want to solve this problem: If X players in radius Y around the command block, then output power. I read a bit about testfor and tried things like testfor ...
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Whats the point of a Bottler?

I don't see the point of a Bottler. All the things it puts into cans\cells other machines can put into cans\cells, usually the default machine that creates the substance. So what gives?
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Are Turtle Charge Stations as inefficient as they seem?

The wiki states that Charge Stations refuel Turtles at a rate of 1EU\t. Some quick math shows this is 20 fuel per second, 1200 fuel per minute. I can give a turtle 1000 fuel instantly using a bucket ...
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How does energy loss work in Redstone Energy Conduits

In this situation you see I have my conduits linearly running along the line of engines. It says on the wiki that the conduits have a 5% energy loss, implemented at points where energy enters the ...
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Feed the Beast Unhinged Version History

My server is currently running FTB Unhinged version 1.0.1 I logged in today and noticed that for the first time ever FTB Unhinged is no longer a private code only pack, and it seems to be released to ...
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Allow others to use Op/Admin levers

Sorry if this is a simple question, but searching this forum and general googling wasn't yielding anything that seemed useful. Anyway, I am using the Yogcraft mod pack, and was wondering if there is ...
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How to pump mercury into Industrial Grinder?

I've tried everything I can think of to put mercury in the Industrial Grinder. I'm using FTB Ultimate. I have a setup that pumps water in just fine. I have been unable to pump in liquid Mercury, or ...
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Minecraft Optimisation

Having played minecraft on both my gaming PC and on my Netbook, i have experienced the 4 frames per second gameplay that minecraft has to offer for low end spec computers. Besides from: Minimal ...
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Automated tree-farm in Minecraft?

I've seen a few videoes where people create near (or completely) automated tree farms in Minecraft, so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm playing 1.7.3 beta SMP though, no mods (at least none that alter ...
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Running Essentials on FTB Unleashed

I'm fairly new to running my own server, but I decided to take the plunge and I'm currently developing a spawn on my new FTB Unleashed box. The issue I have is I really want to use Essentials - but I ...
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Can you farm leaves?

Can I repeatedly shear tree leaves to get unlimited saplings? If so, would this work on Silverleaf Trees? Just to clarify, I was attempting at shearing leaves to get the leaf block AND a sapling, ...
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Does Minecraft have an API?

I'm now sure if this is the correct place for this question (or something like StackOverflow) but I'll ask it here first in any case. Does Minecraft have an API for obtaining information about it's ...
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How to farm tall jungle trees? [duplicate]

I have a jungle tree farm, but all of the trees that grow are short and they're not producing any cocoa beans. How can I farm tall jungle trees and cocoa?
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Is it normal for Redstone Ore to light up?

Whenever I mine redstone ore, it always lights up. When I stop mining it, it stops lighting up. Is this supposed to happen or a bug with my game? If so, why does it do this?
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How can I protect my buildings against creepers?

I love building in minecraft just as much as I love the idea of random mobs attacking me while I build. However, I don't like it when I'm just walking out my door after a snooze and a creeper didn't ...
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Why am I not spawning where I expect with certain Minecraft seeds?

When I enter a custom seed for a village or a rainforest I always spawn in an area completely different. For example, I want a plains biome but I spawn into a desert. Is there something I'm missing? ...
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Create superflat map in Minecraft with trees, grass, etc

As of the latest Minecraft snapshot (12W40A), it is now possible to create superflat worlds with structures such as trees and grass. I still haven't found out how to create a superflat world with this ...
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Are Cactus Grinders still viable in mob traps (and if so, how)?

Is it possible to make a mob farm with a cactus grinder in the current Minecraft version (beta)? And if so, what would a basic general layout be? I have seen pre-beta versions, but one patch changed ...
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How do we make our multiplayer spawn area less of a disaster zone?

My friends and I have a pretty fun multiplayer Minecraft world going, complete with a strip mine with an automated transit system and an enormous cobblestone pyramid. Everything is totally sweet... ...
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Why is the Gold on Fire?

I've recently been trying to find a Texture-Pack for MineCraft that I'm happy with, and I seem to have run into a problem with some of them. In 3 of the 4 packs I've tried, Gold Blocks don't display ...
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Is there a way to add furniture to Minecraft SMP?

I've already investigated the mod FancyPack, and it is only for single-player. Is there any way to add furniture to Minecraft SMP? Just to make it clear, as I'm being pinged once a month by someone ...
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Is there a world generator that can create a Minecraft world that is solid rock?

Is there a world generator that can create a Minecraft world that's solid rock? Literally, with one layer of bedrock at the bottom and the other 127 layers stone? I don't care if it generates ores or ...
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I deleted my Minecraft folder on my Mac

I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8, and I deleted my Minecraft folder in user/Library/Application Support and now Minecraft will not run. I still have my saves folder, but when I tried to make a new ...
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What are the base materials of Chain Mail Armor?

I'm aware the anvil combines an item with its base materials to repair it. What are the base materials of chainmail so I can repair my Respiration I Chain Helm?
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What type of blocks/items can't you obtain by trading?

What are the items/blocks, that are considered unrenewable, that you cannot obtain by trading with villagers?
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Moving minecraft mods from old Mac to new Mac

I have an old Macbook with Minecraft 1.5.2. I have several dozen mods I use daily. I just got a new Macbook Pro and downloaded the Minecraft app. It works fine. But I need my mods. So I went to the ...
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How can I be sure to only get one enchantment per item?

Question Is there a way, and if so how, to be sure to enchant one generic item (sword, pickaxe, armor, box etc...) with only one enchantment? If so, will it be possible to get the maximum level of ...
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What can I do to secure my towns/castles/hovels from climbing spiders?

So with the latest patch spiders can climb walls. What can we do to secure our towns/castles/hovels against these new mobile menaces? Does adding a lip to the wall work? Or is there some block they ...
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How do I check my depth on OS X?

I know that if you want to check your depth on a PC, you press F3, but on my Mac, pressing F3 brings up Mission Control and/or the Dashboard. Is there a way to check depth in OS X without manually ...
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What's with this skeleton riding a spider?

Look at this I've found a skeleton riding a spider in my world, could it be a hidden monster ? It was very bugging jumping up and down from the spider when the spider died quickly from another ...
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How do I toggle TNT off

How do I toggle TNT explosions off? I need to know because I want to play TNT Run by CraftedMovie Group.
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What is this Item I found in Minecraft?

This item above was accidently found when playing Minecraft Multiplayer, what is it? Could someone please explain what it does?
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I keep dying when I'm mining Obsidian on Minecraft. Why?

When I'm mining Obsidian I keep either missing the broken block and watching it burn up in the lava, or dying when I try to catch the broken block. Why? I keep falling in lava below – is that the ...
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How do I make a piston go up and then down?

I'd like to make a piston go up and down just once (then I'll make this thing repeat forever), how do I do that? How do I give the piston the order to go down after it went up in a single tick?
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What is the name of the texture pack featured in “20 Things You Didn't Know About Minecraft”?

I saw a video by marosells, "20 Things You Didn't Know About Minecraft", and I've been looking for the name of the texture pack used in it since then: it's like the regular texture pack, but way ...
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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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Can you make a clock as a placeable block?

In Minecraft can you make a clock and then place it? I want to have it as an "Alarm clock" for my mansion.
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How do i get rid of lots of horses? [duplicate]

In Minecraft, my friend built a horse spawning system to get many horses of one color. When he was done, there were a lot of excess horses which are now roaming my land. The horses are causing frame ...
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How Do Hostile Mobs Spawn in Minecraft?

So I found a village near where I originally spawned and I expanded on it. I thought I could keep it safe by building a 3-4 block high wall around the village, unfortunately this didn't help (now all ...
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can't clone a map in minecraft

I have read the wikis and know the recipe for cloning maps (one piece of paper next to a map) but when I put them in their associated slots, there is nothing in the 'created' box for me to get. There ...
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How can I play multiplayer against creeps on Minecraft SMP servers?

I purchased Minecraft yesterday and from what I've read, I understand that there are survival multiplayer servers, but so far none have any survival elements. Most have day/night cycles, but you can't ...
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minecraft button 1 takes me to menu every time [duplicate]

Every time I hold button 1 to break a block it sends me to the menu screen. I can't figure it out so its impossible to play classic. I've tried re installing Java 7 but that didn't change a thing, ...
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How can I recover my deleted Minecraft bin folder and minecraft.jar? [closed]

I was trying to make my own resource pack, and I put lots of unneeded files in it, such as my bin folder. I deleted it thinking it was a bunch of copies, but turns out, they weren't. I tried to get ...
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Minecraft keepInventory command not working [duplicate]

I began a new map with cheats enabled, and tried to use the keepInventory command, but it's not working, i.e. I still drop items after death. I typed the command right, as I copied it directly from ...
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New Tekkit - What to do with excess cobblestone

I have started playing the new Tekkit. In the old Tekkit I created quarries, and used the energy condenser to turn masses and masses of useless cobblestone into useful materials. In the new Tekkit ...
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Are there any issues with storing ME storage devices in ME storage?

I haven't tried it because I'm afraid this kind of recursive storage might break something, but is there anything that could happen if I fully load a storage device using an ME I/O, then store the ...
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What are the rules of spawning zombie pigmen from nether portals?

Is zombie pigmen spawning (in overworld) affected by light? Do they need to be a specific distance from the player? Do they need some clearance around the portal? Any other influences?
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Do Minecraft save files use a Python interface?

How do Minecraft save files work? Is there a Python interface?
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Preventing blocks form gravitating to player

I'm currently playing with the Hexxit mod pack and the blocks/items are gravitating to me and when my inventory is full, they will orbit around my FOV. I'm not sure if this is desired behaviour, but ...