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How can I create a semi automatic TNT cannon in Minecraft which does not need reloading?

Suppose I have a hill or a mountain I wish to demolish. I created a cannon using the classic recipe so I can do this task: My problem is that reloading is quite cumbersome. I know that I can ...
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Keep items in inventory on death in Minecraft

I once played a vanilla Minecraft adventure map (called "Herobrine's Mansion") that prevented the player from losing their items on death. Which commands can be used to prevent the player from losing ...
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Teleport to spawn in Minecraft creative mode

When in Minecraft creative mode, there are times when I need to return to the spawn point. Are there any commands (in vanilla Minecraft) that you can use to quickly teleport back to spawn?
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Transporting Sheep in Minecraft

When exploring some of the farther reaches of my Minecraft world, I found this little, remote island. On this island, I found 13 pink sheep and 13 brown sheep, as well as a few (normal) white sheep. ...
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What are the benefits of venturing into The End?

In simple terms, what can I get out of journeying to the End?
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How do I move a Minecraft saved world from my desktop to my server?

I've been working a lot on my world on my computer in single player mode. My dad got me a server and so I want to transfer my world onto my server. How is this possible? I noticed that in %appdata%\...
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I can not connect to my friends Minecraft Hamachi server

I am trying to connect to my friends Hamachi server, but whenever I go to my sever selection, it says can not connect. Is there something I am doing wrong? I have been using his server for a while, ...
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How do I make a fire bow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you make bows set things on fire? In minecraft, how do I make a fire bow that shoots fire arrows? When you shoot it at something like a skeleton, the skeleton would ...
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Can walls stop mobs from entering my town?

A recent update added Cobblestone Walls, which are basically cost effective decorative fences that prevent players from jumping over it. I'm wondering if these same walls can protect me from mobs ...
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How Can I Kill a Enderman and Not Lose 5-6 Hearts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I better hunt Endermen? There is a problem that I face, how can I kill a enderman and not lose something like 4-6 hearts? Also, does a enderman have more ...
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Remove blocks without logging in to the minecraft server

Is it a mod, or another way to remove blocks without logging in to the server? I have a server but someone has placed a world anchor thats crashing the server when we try to log on.
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How can I make a nice looking house without using A LOT of materials?

Yes, I am a builder, I make nice houses but they take 10 stacks of logs 2 stacks of glass and 5 stacks of cobble, (this is in survival) and friends want me to build them one. How can I make a house ...
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How do I cover my IndustrialCraft cables with Construction Foam?

I've been playing a bit of Tekkit recently, and while looking up stuff on the IC wiki, I came across this paragraph here: As of 1.70, CF [Construction Foam] can cover & harden around a placed ...
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Can I completely prevent destroying blocks in adventure mode?

I am trying to make a vanilla worldguard using command blocks in Minecraft 1.4. In 1.3, players couldn't do anything while in adventure mode. Is there any way to put players in 1.3-style adventure ...
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How can I make a treehouse that spiders can't get into?

As a first-night house in Minecraft, I always make a tree house, but spiders keep messing with me. How can I prevent this?
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What is the safest way to kill blazes?

What is the best way to kill blazemen without losing any health? If I just shoot them at a distance they can easily take 6-8 hearts off me by setting me on fire with their fireballs. Fire resistance ...
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How can I use /manload on my server?

I have finally figured out how to make new groups and stuff in groupmanager. I made some standard groups and went on the server to do /manload (reloading the GM config file) But when I did, I got ...
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Server-Friendly Minecraft Elevator?

Is there a server-friendly redstone elevator I can build in Minecraft? The "zipper" version doesn't seem to work, unfortunately.
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Minecraft doesn't work if there is a “!” in the System username

I have downloaded minecraft on my windows vista x64 computer but I when I click to run it and tried to log in a black screen appears. Because Im bloody brilliant i figured it might be a problem with ...
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Will Villagers occupy houses with half-slab roofs?

I built some houses for a village with elegant pitched roofs made out of half-slabs. The villagers I put there (with eggs) refused to stay, and moved elsewhere pretty quickly. Is this due to the roofs,...
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Gate to allow only one player to pass through

On my server I have a quiz which you need to take before you can go to most of the areas, build etc... However, sometimes people try to cheat by going with friends into there. I want some kind of gate/...
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Horrible Lag in Technic/Tekkit?

Overview So, I'm playing Tekkit and Technic, and it seems like there is horrible lag. The lag is so terrible that I died trying to kill a wolf on Peaceful. I have an average of 2-3 fps for the first ~...
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Connecting Jacketed Wire in Technic/Tekkit

In the Minecraft mod packs Tekkit and Technic, Jacketed Wire doesn't appear to connect to Insulated Wire, levers or anything else apart from lamps. Does anyone know how it works?
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A more efficient mob pushing redstone circuit?

I am trying to build a mob system where the pistons push the mobs. The screen shot below shows my current design, but I'm thinking there has to be a more space/redstone efficient way to get at this. ...
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My world keeps not responding correctly, how do i fix that?

I was using a lan server on my favorite world and when i saved and exited the world everything worked fine. Then later i tried to enter the world and it glitched out a bit at the load screen and when ...
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Group manager permission dosen't work in other world

I have spend a lot of time making a group in group manager and given the group permissions, but when I add myself to the group and go to another world the permissions don't follow - it's like I never ...
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Graphical Glitch - Stretched Textures

I have been continually plagued by graphical glitches. I've tried every combination of drivers, various settings on OptiFine, settings on the Control Center, but nothing has solved the issue. I've ...
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underground home [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I avoid mobs spawning inside my house while I sleep? So, i'm making my real pad (home) underground, if I place a bed next to a wall underground, will monsters show ...
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Witch spawn areas for already generated worlds in Minecraft?

I have a large explored area in a pre "Pretty Scary Update" world. Including several swamp areas. Will witches spawn in those areas? If so, is there a stand alone tool (like this one for slimes: ...
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How to make villagers spread around

I am planning on creating a village, but I am wondering if I can influence them to spread around a little bit more. Currently, I have a small temporary village set up, where I have 4 houses and about ...
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How can I stop playing nether portal tag with a mooshroom?

Minecraft 1.4.2 The Pretty Scary Update! Portals to the Nether can now transport items and mobs I was trying to transport a mooshroom off a mushroom island using nether portals, but ...
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Problems with Java when installing minecraft

I'm trying to install minecraft on a new computer, but whenever I try to run minecraft.exe I get a message that says "The registry refers to a nonexistent Java Runtime Environment installation or the ...
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Tekkit on Mac not starting up - White Screen

Recently there was an update for mac (just a regular system update, i thought nothing of it) and immediately after the update, when i try and launch the Technic launcher and run tekkit, it lets me log ...
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Waiting for things is tedious, is there any way to speed up the passage of time?

I'm making a creative map that uses a lot of vines. Waiting for these to grow naturally is taking a long time, and placing them manually would be a huge amount of effort. Is there anyway to expedite ...
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Is it possible to download a previous version of minecraft_server.jar?

I am trying to set up a Tekkit-like server (+ some different mods). Most mods are not 1.4.2-compatible, yet, so the server runs 1.3.2. I can use MCNostalgia to downgrade the client, but is there any ...
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How to most effectively explore underwater?

I see cool looking structures underwater sometimes but I never find it worthwhile to try and investigate them - it's dark and I can barely get to the bottom before I need oxygen. Is it even worth ...
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Multiplayer Map blanking

In Minecraft 1.4.2, multiplayer, I get the following error: If I place a map in an item frame and use a new map, the old map in the item frame gets blanked, thus making it impossible to use multiple ...
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Safest minecart tracks for after-dark travel?

What's the safest way to construct minecart tracks so that they can be used during night-time without mobs ever getting on the tracks and stopping you?
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How can I hold 256 bits of memory in Minecraft?

I need to build a type of memory that can hold 256 bits of memory, including on's and off's but it seems like the only way to do it would be with hundreds of RSNOR latches and I was just wondering if ...
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Is there a new fix to restart redstone clock

I think everyone in this section knows about redstone clocks, and that sometimes when you log in and out, the repeaters get stuck. Sometimes they get stuck when you are just a little but far away or ...
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How can I transport animals over long distances?

Apart from holding the food that the animal like and walking, is it possible to transport animals over long distances? I'm thinking about what happens if I find a mushroom biome on a boat trip with ...
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What do the green bars next to players' names in the 'tab' window mean?

When I push TAB on Minecraft servers it comes up with a little green connection bar next to the players' names! What does this mean?
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How can I make automatic lighting in Minecraft?

I have been trying to create a redstone system for my "town" on multi-player and was using some guides on creating automatic lighting using redstone, water, and pistons, but it is not working properly ...
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Do passive mobs breed or respawn naturally in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t there any passive mobs spawning in my single player world? I've noticed that on Minecraft multiplayer servers (since mob breeding was introduced), there tends to ...
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Why can't I craft anything with items from cheats?

I wanted to do some testing with the Nether so I made a fresh world on Survival, with cheats enabled. I used the following command to give myself 64 diamonds: /give [me] 264 64 264 But for some ...
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How do I create villages?

I would like to create a village. Apparently this is possible as of Minecraft 1.4.2, so how do I do it?
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Why can't I log in to Minecraft? unknown username or password

My Minecraft password will not work. I've reset it about 5 times and no matter what I choose as my password, it will not take it. I just made my Minecraft account today I am entering my username ...
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What exact command can I put in a command block to set all players to Adventure Mode?

I need everyone playing the map to be automatically set to adventure mode. How? What is the command?
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How many trade offers can a villager have?

After the Pretty Scary Update, the trade mechanics have changed: villagers can now have multiple trade offers after you increase your reputation with them. This got me wondering how many trade ...
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How do I create a custom flat world?

On Minecraft, I am trying to make an adventure map the requires an entire world made of iron blocks. I have no clue how to edit the adventure maps besides villages, dungeons, ect. ect. If posible, ...