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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 do ...
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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 modded, ...
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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 ...
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Are there any effective multilevel mob grinders in 1.2.5?

I've seen some of these super high efficiency traps (> 50,000 items/hour) but most of them seem not to work on 1.2.5. What I was hoping would work would be floors that spawn and let the mobs drop ...
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Minecraft Inventory Items moving strangely

Recently I've been using the SE Gaming Minecraft server a lot, and today when I tried to craft watermelons into seeds, I discovered that they wouldn't move to the crafting table when I clicked them, ...
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How much damage does each tool do?

I read on the wiki that a diamond shovel does as much damage as a wooden sword. This lead me to wonder how much damage each tool does. What I'd like to know is the specific values that each tool at ...
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Is it possible to use Minecraft bukkit AND forge at the same time?

I have a minecraft server which I can change the JARs on. Currently I am using v 1.2.5 of Minecraft_server jar with Minecraft Forge installed to allow the use of the Buildcraft mods. On my previous ...
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Why is my iron ore disappearing when mined with a wooden pickaxe?

I am on Peaceful mode and using a Wooden Pickaxe and whenver I mine Iron Ore, it just disappears. Am I doing something wrong?
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Running Multiple Minecraft Installations on Linux

So I was reading the following trying to solve a problem I'm having, but none of the answers were good enough for my specific situation. Essentially, I'm trying to run multiple versions of Minecraft ...
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How Do Hostile Mobs Spawn in Minecraft?

So I found a village near where I originally spawned and I expanded on it. I thought I could keep it safe by building a 3-4 block high wall around the village, unfortunately this didn't help (now all ...
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My village appears to be a ghost town. How do I get my people back?

So I have been building up a village, hoping that the 3-4 block high wall would protect it from nasty predators, but apparently I was wrong. I find it kind of weird that the smaller, wall-less ...
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Do wolves prevent hostile mobs from spawning?

In Minecraft, because of the limit to how many mobs can spawn and be in the same area, if you are carrying around, say 20 wolves with you, would that prevent other mobs from spawning? You could ...
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Is there a limit to the number of naturally-spawned wolves you can have?

I was wondering if there was a limit to the amount of wolves you can have in Minecraft. I have seen a lot of videos of people with a lot of wolves. Just wondering how because there is a limit to the ...
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How should I fill a tank?

On a floating-island challenge map I'm making a giant tank of water to try to get squid to spawn. How should I go about filling it; top-down or bottom-up? What's the quickest method to have it all ...
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Is it possible to change the linkage of Nether portals?

I have 3 portals that link together, but I want to remove at least the middle one. Edit for clarification: The portals I created are 1, 4 and 5, the others were spawned by the game as the "other ...
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Can Endermen pick up TNT then set it off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What blocks can the Enderman pick up and what blocks can't they pick up? Can an Endermen pick up a TNT block then place it beside a redstone torch or something and make ...