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Can enderman hold items?

Is there any probability that an Enderman can pick up an item/blocks that are lying on the ground? I was going to test this myself but I don't think I would be able find the answer unless I look into ...
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What difficulties might I encounter being a nomad?

I want to try to be a nomad for as more days as I can, playing in hardcore mode. What difficulties will I encounter with this strategy, compared to a more traditional approach of establishing a base?
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What are Enderman doing in the Overworld, and why are they not in The Nether [closed]

This is more of a story question than actual gameplay or strategy. I have been reading the wiki and some other websites but I have not found an answer to this. From what I understand is that ...
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Recommended way of clearing large lava pools

Next on my list of Minecraft todo's is building a slime farm. I looked up the spawning locations online and chose my location. I dug out the spawning plateau (16x32x5 blocks) and dug out an extra ...
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Creating an Overworld portal to a specific location in the Nether

I have been reading the Wiki lately and have read some interesting facts about portals. One thing in I was interested in was the teleportation aspect. First thing I did with success is placing the ...
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In Minecraft, can ocelots get lost during teleports?

I tamed an ocelot, and I was far away from my home so my friend teleported me to where he was. But when I arrived, my cat didn't teleport to where I was. Can cats die during its teleport or ...
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Having a problem with lighting a large area

I can't be the first person to have this issue but I can't seem to search out a solution. I have a large box that I'm building in. About 100x100x20. I have glowstone all around the perimeter and I ...
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Is it possible to change the power of the shots by turrets?

In the Portal Gun mod is it possible to change the power of turrets bullets?
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Is there a way to hide Minecraft's system messages for spawning items?

Whenever I add something to my inventory using commands, Minecraft reports the following in the chat window: Giving [user name] some [item]. Is there a way to hide this?
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How can I hydrate trees in the desert?

I'm trying to grow a perfect jungle tree in the desert. I tried to grow it with: S S S S D S S S S schema (s = sand, d = dirt) and bonemeal and it grows correctly but is seems rotten or dry. Is ...
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Minecraft Port Fowarding Issues and Errors

I have been looking across the internet for an answer to this problem but, alas, there is none. So I've come here. I am currently trying to make a new Minecraft server on my laptop. My router is ...
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Is there an app that generates chunks for Minecraft maps using a command line?

I'm looking for an application that takes a seed and some parameters (such as X,Z coords and radius etc) and builds the files that contain chuck data. I want this so that I can load a large area and ...
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Recommendations on lighting up a big uneven surface

I need some tips on lighting up an area. Basically I am building a mob trap under the ground, and I want to light up the surface so nothing will spawn there. I have considered building this elsewhere ...
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How can I disable commands after enabling adventure mode?

I'm trying the new features included in Minecraft snapshots and I just discovered that jeb_ is adding adventure mode! Yay, finally! The goal is to create adventure maps in which the player won't be ...
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How can I count and remove all of the mobs of a specific type on a bukkit server?

I have 2900 passive mobs according to the entity suppressor plugin, and I would like to know how many of each kind has spawned. Hopefully that will help prevent this from happening again. =/
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Can Endermen spawn underground?

In the middle of the day, I assumed that I'd lit up all my houses, but then I heard night-mobs including the Endermen. There are a lot of caves under my little village, so I thought that they must be ...
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Is redstone deterministic?

In circuits not using pseudo-random 'dice-roll' type randomizers (i.e. a fast clock that the player stops to produce a random state), is the output state always the same for the same input state?
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What do tripwires detect?

Can tripwires detect anything other than the player? In particular, which of the following, if any, causes a tripwire to trip? Mobs Blocks (moved with pistons) Dropped items Empty minecarts
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How to orientate yourself down in caves? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for not getting lost underground? Today I discovered a very big cave (I explored it for like hours and it still has a lot of places I have to visit) but suddenly I ...
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Can I break the fall of an Enderman with water?

I am planning on building an XP farm and I am wondering which route to choose. I have the basic setup figured out, I am going to use gravity as main transportation. There will be a tunnel from where ...
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How can I pose my Minecraft Player?

Is there a way that I can pose my Minecraft character in a running postion or just anyway I want for that matter?
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What blocks does the fortune enchant work on?

The Minecraft wiki tells us that Fortune applies to a certain set of blocks, but a person who I know and trust tells me that he has seen it work on iron ore, and gold ore blocks, which seems to ...
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What happens if you get to The End on peaceful?

I just wondered, what happens if you get to The End on peaceful? The mobs always disappear on peaceful, so what happens with the enderdragon and such?
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Why doesn't my technique stop spiders from spawning

I just starte playing minecraft a few days ago and there is one thing really annoying me. Before I start I know this must have been answered somewhere already, there are thousands of articles ...
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Is there a way to prevent animals from escaping a fenced area?

It seems that animal mobs (sheeps, cows, pigs) are trying to break out of my fence instead of going in the middle and moving around. This makes it really frustrating when trying to mate the animals ...
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How can I find my world's NPC Villages?

Is there any way you can find NPC villages in your world? Assuming the map's settings aren't set to "superflat" or "large biomes", is it more or less running off in different directions, hoping to ...
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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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What's the best level to mine Emerald Ore?

I mine for diamonds at level 10, what level should I mine at for Emerald ore?
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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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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 mix a iron golem farm and a villager (breeding) farm?

With a villager farm, you get villager numbers that grow exponentially and iron golems spawn as a result. Isn't it optimal to make a villager farm and put an iron golem farm next to it so that we can ...
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What is this texture for?

I was making a texture pack when I saw this: What is this texture for?
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How do i know how deep I am in minecraft for the MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I check my depth on OS X? I know that if you press F3, you can see the coordinates, but i'm on the mac and whenever I press F3, all it does is shows all the ...
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How to delay an input for a short while after it turns off?

I want to make a redstone device that prevents an input from turning on, then off, then on again very rapidly. For example, if a player turns a lever on, it should update instantly. However, if they ...
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Can I even out an entire ocean with world edit?

So, in my minecraft ocean, I have a lot of uneven little raises and empty valleys due to poor use of world edit and lot's of water deletion. Is there a fairly easy way I could just even out the ocean? ...
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What are the implications of using mods in minecraft?

I'd like to install the Redpower mod, but every time that this comes to my mind I try to imagine the situation after I installed it and I feel like minecraft wouldn't be pure anymore, full or risks ...
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Minecraft Double Switch Door

I'm trying to make a base with a hidden door that can be opened from the inside and outside. I was wondering if there was a way of making a circuit that could be operated from two different switches ...
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Is there a best practice for resolving Block IDs when working with multiple mods?

Ok I'm setting up a Minecraft vanilla server (i.e. Mojang server, not Bukkit) with Red Power 2, Industrial Craft 2 and Build Craft 2.2 Red Power and Industrial Craft work together nicely. However, ...
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Can I have a different camera angle in Minecraft?

Am I able to set the camera angle to a certain block at a certain angle in singleplayer? Specifically speaking, like this (starts at around 13:40):
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Make a column of floating blocks become a row

Let's say I have variable number (minimum 4 to maximum 7) of blocks positioned vertically: (B) (B) (B) B B B - B What's the most efficient way to have them put horizontally like ...
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Do creepers attack villagers?

I found traces of explosion (and missing villagers) in my village. Did villagers aggro some creepers, or was it someone else on the server?
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Minecraft greed trap

I'm making a trap so that when an object is removed from the pressure plate, it blows up. But Im a bit stuck. The pressure plate does not change the state of the redstone torch on the endblock. I need ...
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How do I make a Stronghold locater?

I want to make a stronghold finder using TNT and redstone, but I don't know how. Every time I try it out I end up blowing myself up. This is my current design:
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Is Minecraft (PC) Controller-Friendly?

Am I able to use a controller to play the PC version of Minecraft? If so, can I just plug it in and play or do I have to do something else before being able use one?
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When do the player data files update in Minecraft SMP servers?

I'd like to know exactly when the <playername>.dat files are saved on the server. (I'd like to run a script that tracks the players' locations and inventories, and this is crucial to whether ...
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Minecraft offline name changing mac WIth MCPatcher

I want to change my minecraft name to be able to connect offline with friends on a mac and I am doing so at the moment with this command: #!/bin/bash cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft - ...
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Why have I got low spawn rate for animals and mobs

In my server.properties, I have game mode set to 0 (survival), spawn rates set to defaults (1 tick for mobs, 400 ticks for animals) difficulty set to normal and we are harldy seeing any mobs or ...
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Can't host a Minecraft server anymore

I have hosted Minecraft servers from time to time; I know how to do it. Now suddenly people can't seem to join my server. I am talking about a LAN server now because I need to port forward if I want ...
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Is there a plug-in that prevents Towny towns in certain areas?

On my server, I have a pretty decent sized area that I want to protect from Towny towns. Would WorldGuard work for this? Is there even such a plug-in that will do this? Thanks.
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How to be self-sufficient in the sky?

Along the topic of this question, I was wondering whats the minimum amount of stuff you need from the surface to be self sufficient living in the sky? I tried living in a cave for long time and it ...