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stuck in hole on minecraft [duplicate]

I am stuck in a hole in minecraft 50-125 bricks deep and I only have flint on full game! I can't kill myself and I am very stuck. Please tell me how to get up as soon as possible
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Can slimes spawn in midair?

Do slimes need some floor to spawn in their spawn chunks, or can they spawn midair if I remove all the stone? The Wiki is inconclusive, the notes marked with [citation needed] and [Verify]. A ...
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Why Can't I Change My Skin in Minecraft?

I have a premium account, but I can't change my skin. This error keeps popping up every time I try. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
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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 do I stop a system from overfilling a chest?

Ok I have a turtle mining, and filling Enderchest(a1) with it's payload. I have buildcraft pipes emptying Enderchest(a2) into Diamond chest(1). I wanted to have a second set of pipes emptying Diamond ...
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Adding Minecraft to Steam's games library with multiple JREs

Is there any trick to getting Minecraft to launch from the Steam games library? When I add Minecraft as a non-Steam game via the usual process, I see it is added to the library. However when I try to ...
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Is there a way to see how deep I am?

Is there a way to see how deep a hole I've dug in Minecraft, besides counting the number of squares I've dug through? I realize at some point there is bedrock so if I can't see how far down I am, can ...
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Minecraft 1.6.2 alternate mod loader folders [closed]

Minecraft 1.6.2 launcher seems like an improvement for managing different version profiles with different mods in place. However, minecraft forge looks for mods in the %APPDATA%/.minecraft/mods ...
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Is there a point going beyond Bellman's map? [closed]

Minecraft Vanilla, "Large Biomes" is off. After filling the maximum zoom-out map of terrains surrounding the spawn, I took to the sea. I found some jungle connected to a taiga and a desert, then went ...
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What's the most efficient iron golem farm design for SMP? [duplicate]

This takes into account size, materials required, and golems spawning and villager placement. I'm aware that there's a design to spawn villagers and subsequently spawn iron golems when you reach ...
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How can you make Minecraft look like it did back in the Alpha stages?

Minecraft Alpha used to have a brighter texture. How can you apply these bright, vivid colors to today's Minecraft? I am aware that there is a Biomes O' Plenty biome which is like this, but I want it ...
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Can baby animals fit though a one block high hole?

Baby animals are much smaller and cuter than their adult counterparts. Are the baby piglets, cows, and sheep small enough to fit through a one block hole in a wall?
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Cannot Connect to Minecraft.net AND Bad Login? What do I do?

I bought Minecraft the day before yesterday and we were having problems then too. I figured those out so my new problem is that I try to log in to Minecraft and it always says without hesitation ...
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Is there an “inventory mod” that doesn't allow cheating?

I've used TMI and NEI many times in my SMP adventures, but I always find myself thinking "Well, I can just cheat in a few Stone to build this house. I mean.. I can get it easily anyhow so it's not ...
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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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Magic Launcher for 1.6.1 shuts down when I try to get into a server [closed]

Okay so I struggled with Magic Launcher until I realized I had to change the enviroment, minecraft.jar, etc to 1.6.1 (By the way, "Configuration" is set as default because there is no 1.6.1 option, is ...
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Offline Demo Save Data to Full Version

I currently do not have the full version of Minecraft, but I've been using the semi-glitch where you can get the full (though not multiplayer, and not updated) version of the game by turning off your ...
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Zombie Kids in Minecraft?

When on a hardcore mode game I was killing cows in broad daylight. Then 5 small zombies appeared and killed me. I searched on the wiki and found them. How do I counter attack them since there so fast? ...
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How long can vines grow in Minecraft?

When placing a vines, how long can they reach in height and width ? Does it need to be on a wood or tree and near water too ?
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Analog redstone signal amplifier/multiplier?

Is there a redstone circuit that could alter redstone signal strength by multiplying it by a constant factor? For example, my circuit produces signal in range 1-8 strength, and I'd like to get 2-16 ...
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What is a snow golem's range?

I want to incorporate snow golems into my mob grinders. How close does a hostile mob need to be in order for a snow golem to begin throwing snowballs?
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What do the values on the Minecraft debug screen represent?

If you hit F3 while playing Minecraft, an overlay appears. Some of the items, such as fps, x, y, and z are obvious, but I'm curious about some of the other values. What do they all represent?
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How can I determine which direction I'm facing?

In Minecraft, it's useful to know which way is north in order to determine how to manipulate mine cart tracks. Usually, people keep track of which way is north by placing torches on the northern walls ...
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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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Minecraft can't connect to Lan: Operation Timed Out [duplicate]

Me and my friend are trying to connect via a LAN world on Feed the beasts Yogscraft, and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with him being on a mac. I don't really want to start up a bukkit server ...
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How can I get a priest villager to get gold trade?

I've tried several times in creative to get the Priest type villager to have a trade gold, Gold -> Emerald. My goal is to have a villager in SMP that does gold as the last trade. But even though the ...
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What is the algorithm/formula for natural leaf decay?

This question is more out of curiosity than anything else. The Wiki and other places do mention that leaves decay once their tree is cut down (but not if you place them of course), but there doesn't ...
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How do you make hunger go down in minecraft but without monsters spawning?

I want to make a Hunger Games LAN world, but I keep getting killed by mobs. I want hunger to diminish, but to prevent monsters from spawning. Is there a command for that? If there is, what is it?
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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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Is there a plugin which will allow Gates?

I was wondering, does a bukkit plugin where you can select an area, and then when right-clicking a sign, a fence/other block fills in the selected area? So a player could right-click a sign (or ...
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Minecraft Spawner GUI

Well, I got the mod Spawner GUI and it's pretty cool, but I noticed it will only let you change the spawner in creative mode and NOT survival, Is there any way I can configure this? Please let me ...
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How do I download 1.6.1 on minecraft

I have downloaded everything I need and forced a download, but I dont know how to get 1.6.1 on my minecraft account? Please Help!
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How do level seeds work?

I see minecraft seeds listed, and I started trying some of my own. I have noticed using the same seed produces very similar styles of maps, i.e. start in a specific biome, very high mountains etc, ...
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Minecraft skin is the same on LAN networks?

I changed the skin on my computer but when i play on lan with a friend on their account i have the same skin as them, and when they play on my server vise versa they have the same skin as my default ...
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Do calves jump?

This may seem like an odd question, but yes, this is what I wanted to know: do the baby cows jump occasionally, without specific reason? Rationale: I've built an automatic cow butchery. I have a ...
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The Shadow City cools its bones near this water. Where is the next clue?

I have been searching throughout the Shadow City of the Sunspear in Westeroscraft for weeks now and still have yet to find the next clue. I have read the books and watched the show and do not believe ...
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Black screen after installing mods [closed]

Minecraft isn't working and just gives a black screen. My wifi is working, so that's not it. I've tried running it over and over again, but it's a black screen every time. I've only installed Rei's ...
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Sphax texture pack & Feed the Beast

I tried to use the Sphax texture pack for Feed the Beast, but it caused mobs to display as wireframes and my minimap to break. Is there something special I need to do to get it to work correctly?
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Is it possible to use Magic Launcher with Minecraft 1.6.1?

I tried Minecraft 1.6.1 a couple of days ago and noticed that the Launcher and the directory layout changed. I wonder if there is any information available if Magic Launcher supports 1.6.1 and if I ...
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Is it possible to automate the winding up of a Clockwork Engine?

The clockwork engines in the 1.5.2 version of Forestry provide essentially unlimited power at the cost of winding them with right-clicking. Is there any way to automate these, maybe with turtles or ...
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Is it possible to set up a map of my Minecraft server I can access outside of minecraft?

I was wondering if it's possible to get a map of my Minecraft server which would show a updated version of everything on my Minecraft sever which I would be able to access whilst I'm not on Minecraft. ...
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What works with Vanilla Ender Chests in FTB?

In FTB, lots of items interact with chests, such as Miners. Which, if any, of these items also work with vanilla Ender Chests? Or conversely, which items do not work with vanilla Ender Chests? ...
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How do you set Minecraft offline mode player name and also pass parameters into the jar?

I know how to set the Minecraft offline mode player name via: Java -Xms512m -Xmx1024m -cp "%APPDATA%\.minecraft\bin\*" -Djava.library.path="%APPDATA%\.minecraft\bin\natives" ...
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What are the properties of fire?

How exactly does fire act in Minecraft? Specifically, I'm wondering about things like: Which materials are flammable? Within how many blocks of a flaming block can a block catch fire? When you're on ...
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What are various block heights in Minecraft?

I've managed a rough method of rating both horse speed and jump distance, but I still need to rate their jump height and I guess an obstacle course with obstacles of varied height could be helpful. ...
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Starting Minecraft via Batch script in maximized mode?

I've got it down to start minecraft with a batch script and auto-login. start /high javaw -Xmx2048M -Xms1024M -Djava.library.path=bin/natives -cp ...
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What's the maximum height mobs can fall from without dying?

The question stands for itself. I'm especially interested in skeletons, but I like to keep the topic general. I something to get skeletons from a monster spawner go up and fall, but they still need a ...
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How do spawners work going in and out of the radius?

This is somewhat of an extension on this question. It has been answered that the spawner is activated when a player is withing a 17 block radius. Suppose I'm 16 blocks from the spawner. Timer is ...
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Can I transfer enchantments from one item to another?

I currently have a thaumium pickaxe with Efficiency IV, Unbreaking III, and Repair II. What I would like to transfer these enchantments to a thaumium sword (not crafted yet) and hopefully get the ...
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Using Mods with the new Minecraft Launcher [duplicate]

I read the question "How to install mods for the new minecraft launcher" and got the modified directory to show up in the list and I can load mods for a 1.5.2 version from the launcher now. The ...