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What's the Bow Weapon's enchantability?

The Minecraft Wiki Enchanting webpage lists a lot of mathmatical formulae and charts all designed to help us understand how enchanting works in Minecraft. I pretty much understand all of it. Here's ...
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Minecraft is sometimes misremembering my username

Lately, when I open the Minecraft launcher my username (“kpreid”) is sometimes replaced with “O” (just the one letter). The password is remembered correctly — if I retype the username I can log in. If ...
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Connecting my two installs of minecraft?

I have a dual-boot PC, one has windows and one has Linux. They both have minecraft, and I've like them to share the same savegame/server data. Is this possible, and if so how do I set it up?
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Can you completely kill a big slime with a single detonation of TNT?

While playing a creative flat map the other day, I noticed something: It's basically impossible to kill a big slime with a single detonation of TNT? There's always some medium or small slimes left, ...
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I'm levelling up too quickly, what could be the cause?

The experience, E, required to achieve level n from level 0 is: E = 3.5 * n * (n + 1) That's the formulae I found on the wiki. So, If I replace N with 50 my answer for the amount of experience is ...
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How can I get the data values of blocks added through ModLoader?

I have installed ModLoader and several ModLoader mods (light sensors, shelves, etc). I am also using Zombe's modpack, and am setting up custom build sets. What I need to know is how I can get the ...
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When does Minecraft decide to start playing gameplay music?

I've played mostly with Minecraft's music muted since Alpha, and have just recently started keeping it on while I play. In the latest version (1.10), the subtle gameplay music seems to kick in ten or ...
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When does a monster spawner activate in minecraft?

On the minecraft wiki entry for monster spawners, there is this statement: A monster spawner is only active when a player is within a distance of 16 blocks from the spawner (where distance is ...
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Minecraft not starting under JRockIt VM

I have been trying to run minecraft under 64-bit JRockIt, hoping to get better performance (Will I? It works very well for server applications.) I use the command: "C:\Program ...
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How to construct a //g command with WorldEdit in minecraft?

The WorldEdit Generation manual I'm looking for an example of how to construct an arbitrary 3D shape from formula to script. SK gives an example formula for a stone torus, which is as follows. //g ...
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What happens when I create a Nether portal in the End?

If I go to the End, and bring the things I need to create a portal with me, where will my portal to the Nether go? Will it even spawn at all? New Edit: SPC has a command called spawnportal I tried it ...
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Minecraft LAN won't work? [duplicate]

Ok, I have no trouble setting up my server, or connecting to said server with my personal machine, but when my friend attempts to join we get this message: Internal client error: ...
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How can I make animals unkillable?

Since I showed my 3 year old son the tree house and farm I had built in Minecraft, he has become a huge fan of the game also. At first I would play and he would watch, but now he has started playing ...
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How does Height play into hostile mob spawns?

The Minecraft Wiki Spawn page goes into great detail about how hostile mobs spawn. But it omits details about how height plays into common spawns. It DOES mention how slimes require the chunks they ...
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What are the color values for dyed wool?

I'm looking to make some art in Minecraft with colored wool, and I want to use Illustrator to pixelize my pictures. It would be very helpful if I could make a color palette of the available colors. ...
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Equivalent Exchange: Adding block IDs from other mods

I am using the Technic pack for Minecraft 1.0.0 and have added Equivalent Exchange. EE is wonderful, and can transmute any vanilla item to any other. However, the blocks added by IndustrialCraft^2, ...
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How can I prevent hostile mobs from spawning?

I have a lot of difficulty dealing with hostile mobs. How can I prevent hostile mobs from spawning?
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What's different in the British English translation of Minecraft?

I see that Minecraft 1.1 adds foreign language translations, including separate translations for US English and British English. Are there any differences between the two? If so, what are they?
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[warning] 'Player' moved wrongly?

I'm getting this warning from my server console (and just happens to be for the same player each time). I'm the only mod of the server so I know no one is using commands to teleport themselves and ...
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On minecraft multiplayer, do all the members in the server save a local copy of their attributes and the map?

My mate suspects some members of my server for cheating using player editors to edit their inventory however I'm the mod, shouldn't all the data be JUST on my server? They shouldn't have access to it ...
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What music discs are available in Single Player Survival?

This wiki article states two different answers in two different locations and coupled with my in game results has me completely confused. Specifically it says in one place: After the 15 December ...
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What to do when I can't find sheep?

I am currently playing Minecraft 1.1 and I can't find any sheep! I know that there are sheep in this world because I have seen the same world in videos with sheep. Does anyone have any tips or ideas ...
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Do creepers make a sound when moving?

You're in a cavern. It's dark. But your ears work fine, so you know you're safe. All mobs make noise, right? Zombies moan, Spiders squeak, Skeletons' Bones tinkle, Slimes splat, Endermen... make... ...
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How does repairing work?

I understand that repairing an item requires two items of the same type, and that putting them together in a crafting area will create a new item with more durability than the ones being repaired, but ...
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What enchantments can bows have?

As of 1.1 bows can be enchanted, what enchantments can they be given and what approximate level are they?
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Can I make hostile mobs/nether mobs “hatch” from eggs in Creative mode?

In Minecraft 1.1 there's been the addition of eggs. Everything can now be "hatched" (including Villagers...) I've started a new (flat) map to have a play around with epic creeper battles but can't get ...
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How can I convince my sheep to regrow their wool?

Minecraft 1.1 is out now, and sheep once again regrow their wool by eating grass. I've got a sizeable herd of blue-colored sheep I'd like to farm wool from - is there anything I can do to make it ...
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How can I run Minecraft in offline mode on OS X and still have my name?

I'm trying to run Minecraft in offline mode on OS X while still setting my name to something other than "Player". I found some AppleScript written by Naschroe that may do the job: property user_name ...
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Does knockback make creepers explode?

Twice I've attacked a creeper with my sword, which has sharpness and knockback enchantments, and twice whilst still far away from me it's exploded. Is this coincidence or does the knock back set the ...
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How can I get this redstone blast door to do what I want?

I'm working on expanding my Minecraft Redstone experience and contraptions. Here, I have a 2 blocks high x 3 blocks wide section of a tunnel with a track approaching it that is meant to act as a ...
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Is Zombie-pigman aggro contagious?

If I attack a zombie pigman, it'll attack me. If I do this on a server will it attack other players, or just me?
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Does Finite Liquid work on Minecraft SMP

I was wondering if DJoslin's Finite Liquid mod for Minecraft is usable on an SMP server. Do anyone know?
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Wilderness Regrowth with Towny

Is it possible to use the Towny plugin for Bukkit for Minecraft to regrow "wilderness" areas? I'm hoping to allow blocks that are commonly harvested, like sand, to regrow over time so the landscape ...
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Why do two identical redstone contraptions not do the same thing?

I was experimenting with redstone manage to build the first example were everything works thine. I've built the exactly same thing in my building but there it won't work any ideas why? (the delay is ...
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How do I make a 1x1x2 piston door that opens when I step on a plate and not the other way around?

In Minecraft I need to make a piston door that opens when a plate is stepped on, it is normally the other way around. Does anyone know how? A video would be helpful but not required.
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Lost in the nether, how can I find my original portal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate(s): I've lost my portal home, and I am invincible. How can I leave the nether? Help! I got lost in Nether! I'm lost in the nether. Is there a way to find my original ...
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Allow Non-OPs to claim their own regions

I just installed Bukkit server. I have three plugins: Essentials, WorldEdit, WorldGuard. I have configured permissons so that users have all WorldEdit and WorldGuard commands available: - ...
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What does a red dot on a minecraft map mean?

Title about says it all. I built a map on minecraft. It has a red dot on it. My guess is that it means there's a bunch of lava at that spot. could it mean anything else?
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Changing delay with NOT gate?

I just asked this question 30 minutes ago and was told to use a NOT gate It worked at first, but I had to delay one of the pistons 100%. The problem is when they are to go back to the starting ...
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Activating one piston while deactivating another at the same time?

I just wondered if it is possible to activate one piston while deactivating another (activated) piston with the same lever. The idea is to pull some blocks into the wall while other blocks are pushed ...
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Minecraft Retractable staircase hangs on one side - sticky piston

I've build a retractable staircase. But, on the right side, the sticky piston stays in the open position. Does anyone know why?
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Get RCON working on a Minecraft server

Has anybody been able to get either the rcon or gamespy4 services working on a minecraft server? Following information on the wiki we've tried: rcon.password=ourverysecretpassword server-port=25565 ...
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Why are spiders always on my east wall?

I'm of the impression that they have the same spawn rules as the rest of the hostile mobs. IE: the place has to be sufficiently dark... and that's about it. (they obvoiusly would have to 'fit' where ...
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How do I find mushroom biomes?

Minecraft's mushroom biome sounds like a pleasant place: Food in abundant supply, and zero hostile mob spawns. However, in all my time playing, I've never ever found one. Is there a trick to finding ...
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Minecraft online model?

I couldn't find any info anywhere, even on the official website - what's the online model of this game? Is it a persistent massive world or what? If it's not, how to you play multiplayer? Everyone ...
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What exactly does 'Protection' enchantment do?

Does it protect from falling? Fire? Explosions? Suffocation? How much damage does it absorb per enchantment level? The Wiki says enough about other enchantments but for the 'Protection' enchantment ...
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Is there a way to keep a clock ticking with no players logged into SMP?

I'm planning to build a clock tower for my SMP server; however, it's occurred to me that my plans have a gaping flaw: when nobody's online, the redstone clock won't keep time. I'm using vanilla, so ...
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How can I force Minecraft to only spawn monsters from spawners?

I'm making an adventure map in Minecraft, so I've put a lot of mob spawners to make them spawn where I want them to, but they also keep spawning where I don't want them to spawn, messing up with mob ...
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Is there any way to speed up the chopping down of trees?

I find chopping down trees to be a long and laborious process, especially when dealing with extremely tall trees, where I need to build a tower up to the top to complete the job. Is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to have a dummy player in SMP?

Me and my friends are playing on a multiplayer server. We have a nether wart farm in the Nether, but it only grows if there is a player in the Nether. We are mainly building a castle so we are not in ...