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All the contents of my shelter exploded, killing me and leaving my shelter virtually unscathed. How could this happen?

I finally gave in to my curiosity this weekend and bought Minecraft 1.1. I had largely avoided learning too much about it because I wanted to play through it myself and discover things without the ...
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How can I get the server time in Minecraft?

Is there a plugin to tell what time it is in my SMP server (time in game) without changing the time? I'm hoping for a plugin, and not a mod like Single Player Commands that I have to compile into the ...
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Is this the correct Java command for Minecraft?

I wanted to run Minecraft and tell it to use more RAM than whatever its default is, the purpose was to decrease loading times when entering new biomes and the like. I saw, when using the name ...
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Why are my trees in Minecraft not growing?

I'm trying to grow trees underground, and they are not growing?? I have other underground spawning locations, and they grow fine. The depth here is 17. Could that matter? Ceiling is 8 blocks up. ...
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Why is it snowing in a forest?

I started building in a forest biome, no snow at all. Then, after awhile into the build, it starts snowing and the water in the area starts freezing. I am wondering how or why an area would change ...
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How to blend (fix) broken biome transitions?

Is there an easy way to fix broken biome transitions that happen due to game updates? Any good editors that are used to smooth this transitions up?
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How do I plant cocoa beans?

I've got two cocoa beans and would love to plant them, but I can't seem to figure out how.
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Can Zombie Pigmen spawn on Soulsand?

I just realized that in all my time within the Nether I've never had a mob spawn in my netherwart farm. Now, while this would make sense after my farm was complete, because of the netherwart being on ...
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Will mobs despawn when moved by water?

I am working on a big project where I need to move mobs pretty far using a water system. They wont see light at all. Will they despawn after some time? Im guessing the tour will take about 3-4 mins.
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Do Cave Spider Spawners work by a different set of rules than other Monster Spawners?

During exploration of an Abandoned Mineshaft I found a Cave Spider Spawner. Nothing odd or special about it, but coincidentally my seed has apparently spawned a Dungeon two blocks from it. A Skeleton ...
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How can I create a “master” switch with redstone?

How can I create a "master" switch with sub-switches all connected to the master switch? When then master switch is turned on, it allows power to go to all the sub-switch (when the sub-switches are on)...
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How exactly does the statistics mechanic gather its information?

How exactly does the statistics mechanic gather its information? Does it matter if I'm actually 'logged in' or 'playing offline'? Does it matter if I'm playing in any one particular world I've ...
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How frequently should I place booster rails to maintain maximum speed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the maximum number of powered rails in a row that's useful? I want my minecarts to travel as quickly as possible, whether or not they are occupied. Assuming ...
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How should I destroy a Mob Spawner?

I just came across my first dungeon in Minecraft, and already the Mob Spawner is giving me problems. What would be a quick way to destroy the Spawner? All the Minecraft wiki mentioned was ways to trap ...
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Minecraft server, Water Pouring Problem

I'm playing on my own server with Minecraft 1.1 and have installed Industrialcraft 1.62 and Buildcraft 2.21 and the required ModLoader MP 1.1 v2.1 Server and minecraftforge server 1.3. I have a ...
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Is there a limit on tamed wolves?

I want to know if I can tame an infinite amount of wolves so I have a giant army of them. Do they despawn if there are too many of them in one spot, or do they stay forever?
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Can a bow get a non-bow enchantment?

Is it possible in minecraft to enchant a bow with an enchantment that was originally just for non-bows, such as looting?
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How do I make friends with Wolves who have defriended me?

I have this problem with wolves, happening within on Single Player mode. What happens is, I friend the wolf with between 1-5 bones. Simple right? Then, I log out of MC, and come back a couple days ...
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How do I set spawn on a vanilla Minecraft server?

I have a small server for my friends and I that does not use Bukkit. I can't seem to figure out how to move the spawn away from the default position. How can I do this?
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Is there a way to shut down a Nether portal with redstone?

Since it is no longer possible for flowing water to deactivate a Nether portal, you can't use pistons to push blocks into the nether portal and finally you can't move the obsidian powering the portal ...
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Minecraft rcon tool for Linux Console

I am searching for a Linux commandline tool to use the rcon to send Command to the minecraft server. While I found one in the Minecraft Forum it does not work as expected, most time the Auth ...
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Black screen under Linux (Fedora 16)

Launch: java -jar minecraft.jar Exception after login: Exception in thread "Minecraft main thread" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /home/fabianhjr/.minecraft/bin/natives/liblwjgl.so: /home/...
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Do all players spawn on the same block in SMP?

Do all players on server spawn at the exactly same spot? What I mean is, do all the players have the exact same spawn coordinates? I know that the player spawns at the same point so if I place a ...
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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 Files\Java\jre6\bin\...
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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: java.net....
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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 ...