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Minecraft's FiniteWater mod: what is counted as “low in mass”?

I've recently installed DJoslin's FiniteWater 5.6 mod but am having a little bit of difficulty with how it works. The site says “Any water disconnected from the ocean and low in mass will be finite ...
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Minecraft control for eating

What key will let me eat?! My food bar is down low, and I'm not regenerating health. I also need to know which button to press to hand bones to wolves, or fish to kitties. It used to be the ...
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What determines the growth of a tree in Minecraft?

I have seen trees 1 block wide and some that are 4 wide and have a huge canopy. What determines the growth of the bigger trees? Is it the space between each planted sapling?
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What is the most efficient way to use TNT?

After months of curiosity I have finally caved (no pun intended) to trying out minecraft. I am currently trying to clear out a very large 25x25 area. I have built my first block of TNT and I'm ready ...
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How do I simulate the mousewheel on a laptop in Minecraft?

I cannot seem to be able to change blocks when playing Minecraft on my laptop. I have no idea how to either. It has changed before to a different block but i have no idea how it did.
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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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Is dyed color inherited?

If I dye a sheep and that sheep makes babies, will they violate genetics and produce offspring of the same color? The sheep's original color? Does it just re-roll?
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What's the purpose of poison potions?

What can I do with poison potions? I don't see any point in poison myself. Can I combine it with weapons or use it on enemies?
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Can I get struck by lightning in Minecraft?

I wasn't able to find this post on here, but I am extremely curious if I need to be worried about instantly getting fried when working on an outdoor project. Can I get struck by lightning during a ...
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Is it possible to share wolves with other players on multiplayer servers?

I have successfully tamed 4 wolves but of course my friends aren't able to "use" them. Is there any way to transfer ownership to other players? I asked a friend of mine to feed two of them so that at ...
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Minecraft starts lagging after a while

I have a decent PC, with an intel i3 CPU, 3 GBs of RAM and a 1 GB GDDR3 128-bits graphics card. I can run MC just fine, getting over 60 fps most of the time. I noticed that when the memory usage of ...
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Tamed dogs and cats won't leave me alone

I'm playing Minecraft SMP I've tamed a couple dozen wolves and cats, brought them back to my home, bred them, and left them in a kennel. My plan was to position the cats around my house to keep away ...
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Why can't I activate pistons with this layout? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my redstone to activate adjacent pistons? I have 4 pistons with the following layout: T==== PPPP P: piston =: restone wire T: redstone torch ...
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How do you make a ultra-compact repeating signal for dispensers?

My friends and I are working on a TF2 map in Minecraft, essentially making different weapons and abilities for classes. One of the classes we were working on was the Engie, and in Minecraft, there's ...
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Why are there mobs on my balcony?

I have a sweet ravine balcony, that I've lit up, and partially fenced off. It's not connected to anywhere that mobs could spawn yet, come night zombies are at my door creepers are lounging around and ...
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Do animals drown in Minecraft?

The title is self explanatory. I have a means of gathering animals without wheat via water as the flow is controlled by a push of a button (the beginnings of an auto harvester). I have a glass ...
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Do any mobs dive after you?

If a mob is chasing you, and the only way to get you is by diving under water, will they dive under water? I know they swim to get you, but I've never seen them diving.
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How can I get rid of spiders webs?

I've recently dug my quarry/mine down to a certain level where it has encountered a large mineshaft section and I am building a mine cart track through it to a nearby ravine and caves (because, hey, ...
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How do I get the Ender Dragon egg and what does it do?

So I finally killed the Ender Dragon! As I was climbing the portal back to the world, I noticed that on top of the column there was an egg. So I attacked, mined, clicked and nothing happened, it just ...
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Can silk touch shovels acquire all the same blocks silk touch pickaxes can?

In a stroke of bad luck (or misplaced good luck), I finally ended up with silk touch, but on a shovel. According to this article: Which blocks require the Silk Touch enchantment, or benefit from it?, ...
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Will any mobs spawn in my barn?

Will any mobs spawn in my barn? nothing has yet but there is lots of light There is most of the torches and the chicken just came in and the other was spawned by a egg Here is another view So ...
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How can I run Minecraft off of a USB stick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I play Minecraft on a USB flash drive? Where can I download minecraft from that will enable me to put it on a USB and load it from anywhere?
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How do I change my player name in Minecraft multiplayer when using MCPatcher?

When I connect on my Minecraft server, my name is something like "player255", and I spawn in the starting spawn. Can someone tell me how I can change my name on MCPatcher? I want to spawn where I ...
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Can Endermen build Snowmen or Iron Golems?

There's currently two mobs that can be spawned by arranging blocks in a certain pattern: Snowmen and Iron Golems. If an Enderman produces this pattern, does it spawn a mob as if I had placed the ...
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Vertical power transmission from top to bottom

Is it possible to transmit the redstone power with a lever, vertically, and from top to bottom?
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Can I host a Minecraft server from an iPad/iPod?

My iPad is, by far, faster than my laptop. Would I be able to instead host a Minecraft server on my iPad? EDIT: I found that the iPad 2 (which I have) only has 512MB of RAM. However, I wanted to do ...
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I am currently on fire. Can I survive this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Minecraft, how much damage does fire do? Usually when I go mining, I accidentally hit some lava and I catch on fire. Sometimes I 'try swimming in lava' but when I ...
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I'm downloading Minecraft for the first time. Will I need to buy anything?

This is the first time I'm seeing Minecraft. I don't know what it is I've never played it. I saw a "Buy now" button but I didn't press it. I instead clicked on a button that said download and I ...
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How do I use block IDs in WorldEdit for Minecraft?

When I type: //set 7271 To change it to a modded block, it says 7271 isn't a valid block name. Is there any way I can make it understand block IDs?
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How do you add maps?

I am trying to add Asteroid 5251 I put the unzipped folder in my "saves" folder but when I open the game the only thing I see is my map.
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Cache of others skins?

I've been wondering. Most games with custom content cache the custom content from others somewhere. Is there a way to find the custom skins of others somewhere in the Minecraft folder after you ...
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Minecraft monster spawner/trap

My monster spawner/trap wont work. It is about 25 blocks tall, made of cobblestone and it is really dark. I'm on normal mode and I've tried hard but none will spawn. Heres heaps of pics of my stuff. ...
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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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Stronghold locations in 1.2.4 vs 1.1?

It appears that the stronghold locations have moved. I had found a strong hold at one point in a creative world that my little kids like to play in. I found it in 1.0 or 1.1. I didn't write down ...
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Do Enemies Ever Drop Beds?

I was playing on a SMP server, killing mobs, when I found a bed in my inventory that was not there before. Is it possible that a mob dropped it? I guess I could have randomly picked up a bed but I ...
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Minecraft moon changes?

So i was playing on a server of my on when i noticed one night a moon with a square in the middle of it appeared for some reason. I know in Terraria they had different Moon Phases that would cause ...
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Why do my sound settings not save upon exit in Minecraft?

When I launch Minecraft, I have to go into the sounds menu and change the music volume level to 0. When I close Minecraft and reopen it, the sound level will be back at 100. I am running 1.2.3 (I ...
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Can I “ignore” rain?

Am I able to stop or lessen the sound of rain, and only rain? I want to hear all the other interesting sounds of Minecraft, but the pitter patter of the rain is getting to me...
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What's the largest size of “door” I can open with a single switch?

I'm fairly new to using redstone, and I'm wondering what's the largest size of "door" that can be opened with a single switch? I have a huge arena, and I'd ideally like to be able to hit one switch ...
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Why do my minecarts move through me and leave without me?

I'm trying to make a roller coaster. I have powered rails, a block at the end, and a button. When you push the button, it makes the carts go, but they leave me behind. I right-click on the cart and it ...
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Is there any way to use a nether portal to travel to y = 250?

I have recently build a platform above my house at y=250. As my house is at ground level, I would prefer not to have to build a tower every time I wish to get up there, and ideally I would like to not ...
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Allow Minecraft to Use More CPU

A lot of people seem to be having problems with Minecraft using too much CPU power. I wish for my Minecraft to use more CPU that it does now. Some Info: I have a dv7 laptop with an i5 quad core 2.4 ...
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Can there be sheep in a biome with wolves around?

I spawned in an area where it seems there's mostly wolves. I was wondering if I had to get rid of all of them in order to be able to get sheep. I'm in a snowy/hilly area. I was thinking that there ...
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Can BuildCraft's Redstone Engines explode?

BuildCraft's Redstone Engines are slow, but I have always been taught that their one advantage is their inability to explode. Is this true, or am I secretly in danger if I leave them on too long?
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How can I prevent mobs from spawning in unlit places?

In vanilla minecraft mobs don't spawn if the light level of the block is 9 or above. However, I often don't want to fully lit all my structures. I might want a courtyard or a cellar that isn't fully ...
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How can I keep ghosts out of my machine?

I've been building a number of redstone circuits lately, and to keep them protected I've been enclosing each entire circuit in obsidian. However, recently I noticed that a zombie managed to spawn in a ...
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Zombies found on minecraft server with mobs disabled

I'm pretty new to Minecraft having only just bought the game about a week ago, so apologies if I'm missing something obvious here (I've attempted to search for the answer, but didn't find any relevant ...
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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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How can I prevent my chest from being sat on?

Cats will now sit on chests, beds, and furnaces until you give them a fish. While a cat is sitting on a chest, the chest cannot be opened. Is there any way I can prevent a cat from sitting on a ...
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Is there any way to keep constructions and non-inventory items from server 1.1 worlds in newer server versions?

I've been running a Minecraft server for a while and never had any problems with server upgrades before, up to and including version 1.1. Now I'm testing 1.2.x, and although I always spawn in the ...