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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 ...
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Why can't I get Zombie Pigmen to spawn?

I have spent the last several days making a Zombie Pigman Grinder/Gold Farm. this is on Minecraft SMP, and so this took a while. Now it is built, and I cannot get any Zombie pigmen to spawn for the ...
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Something wrong with my Minecraft!

Okay my minecraft graphics seem to be spazzing out. I keep getting black flashing on mobs, and the pc, as well as chests and signs. Nothing else that I know of is spazing. I was able to play it fine ...
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How to make a tree miller

Tree milling There are plenty of videos about already done tree miller. But none explain how to build one. I'm currently trying to create one and share it with you once done but I'm stuck. What I ...
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How can I control each piston of a pile of 8 pistons?

Is there a way to be able to control (make it open or close) each piston (separately) of a pile of 8 pistons put like this: P P P ... P
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How can I get rid of rubber trees in Redpower?

I'm playing with the Redpower mod and spawned near a village. After helping it grow, I've run into a problem where some rubber trees are blocking building space (in addition to looking ugly). There ...
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Is there a tree with a fixed height?

Is there a tree that once grown (from sapling to tree) it has always a X height and remain that amount forever?
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Why does this redstone circuit burn out?

I'm testing a circuit with restone but came across a very odd behavior, so I isolated a part of circuit composed of a block with the NOT gate which has a lever attached to it. When I activate the ...
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Are there any blocks that spiders cannot climb?

I'm building a spider spawner exp farm, and I have everything planned out. Now the only thing is to build it. But what material should I use? Are there any blocks that a spider (either type) just ...
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Minecraft VPN server problem

I can make my own server and connect to it with ease, and my friend can do so likewise. However, I would like to join my friends server, but I cannot connect to his server but he can. If I have my ...
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How can I automatically mine wood? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What items can be farmed fully automatically? Is there any way to go from wood blocks to items without manual intervention? I'd like to mine wood automatically without ...
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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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Minecraft Closes Randomly with a Java Exception

Unlike when the game crashes it goes to a black screen and then the stack trace. This time the game just closes and leaves a nice hs_err_pid.txt file for us, which you can find here. I've checked ...
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Transparent items like glass

Are there any other materials that are transparent and could be used in replacement of glass? PS: Is there any other way to cook glass without sand? ( Near my house I have basically no sand :( )
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How many items can produce light?

I was wondering, leaving the torch and the jack o' lantern apart, how many items and which can produce light?
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Minecraft TNT Mining

I've got some TNT and a way to set it off, but I'm scared I might destroy precious minerals like diamonds, redstone or gold. Is there a way to set it off, but in a safe way? I know water stops it but ...
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Are the XBLA and PC versions of Minecraft compatible?

Can players on a PC and an Xbox play together in any way? I.e. can Xbox users connect to a (modfied?) PC server, or vice versa?
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Can I add wood to trees to make them bigger?

In minecraft, can I put wood blocks on top of trees to make them grow larger?
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What features differ between the XBLA and PC versions of minecraft?

What differences does the Xbox 360 version of minecraft have compared to playing on the PC? EDIT: At the risk of this being too localized, I'm asking more about differences exclusive to each ...
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How much knockback does a normal punch do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far are enemies knocked back? I have a feeling I was encountering someone with a hacked client, but just to make sure, about how much knockback does a normal punch ...
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Which rare drops can drop already enchanted?

I have a zombie spawner set up to farm exp, and I also have a skeleton spawner set up to do the same. Because I'm using them as exp farms (getting them down to half a heart and then punching them to ...
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What's an acceptable Diamond/Stone ratio to determine if somebody is cheating?

I manage a minecraft server using hawkeye for grief rollbacks, which has the interesting side effect of knowing exactly how many of each block my players break. Currently I compare the amount of ...
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Adminium plugin

I am running a Bukkit server with the TCAdmin panel and I would like to use the Adminium app on my iPod to control it remotely. I got the JSONAPI plugin installed and configured and enter all the ...
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How can I have multiple Minecraft installs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep two different versions of Minecraft installed? I'd like to have at least three different Minecraft installs - one Minecraft Vanilla, one FiniteWater ...
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Extend Pistons By Default in Minecraft [duplicate]

I'm working on my first redstone structure, so it's extremely simple. It's a secret entrance to my base, and it's just two horizontal stickypistons, one of top of the other, that extend one piece of ...
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Adding Minecraft to Steam with 64bit JRE

I am running a 64bit version of Windows 7 with a 64bit version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and have been wondering for a while why Steam only says that I am running Minecraft at the login ...
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Why do my chickens keep dying?

In order to get a constant supply of food and feathers, I decided to set up a simple semi-automated chicken farm, but for some reason, my chickens keep dying. Why is this? Here are the details: The ...
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Can't delete Minecraft files

Ok, so I wanted to download a mod. But the mod has nothing to do with the problem... Anyway, I went to delete the META-INF file in the Minecraft .jar (or Minecraft) and it did not delete, due to the ...
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Are there any efficient spider traps on minecraft?

I have a full suit of iron armour but I can't kill any spiders without dying myself. I was wondering if there was a simple yet efficient spider trap/killer in Minecraft. I do not have any cacti on my ...
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Minecraft Not Using All of RAM

My Minecraft has been crashing a lot lately. I've tried everything, batch files, going into the Control Panel settings, all I could. This is the problem: When I play Minecraft, I turn on my F3 view. ...
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How do you make bows set things on fire?

Can someone tell me how to make bows set things on fire? I tried enchanting, but it doesn't make them set things on fire.
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What is the smallest iron golem spawner?

I'm trying to create an iron golem trap, and while I can create huge ones (see screen shot below) I'm interested in making smaller ones. I have tried several different variations, including this one, ...
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Does saturation increase before or after hunger?

Saturation is a hidden value that is like a second hunger bar. Most foods that you'll be eating constanly (meat, bread etc, but not watermelon) give you more saturation than hunger, but saturation ...