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How long do monsters take to despawn? [duplicate]

So, I'm in a bit of a pinch. I'm on an SMP server, with 1.5 hearts and no food, but all the ingredients. I'm about to prepare some mushroom stew, but alas, I got chased and cornered by a creeper in a ...
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Is there a way to lock the difficulty setting in minecraft?

In minecraft, difficulty settings can be changed anytime, and this is in fact (normally) a great feature. Yet, for some reasons given below, I am looking for an option to disable this feature, may it ...
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How can I bar outsiders from a town with the Towny mod?

Using the Towny plugin for Minecraft, how does one prevent people who are not the town's residents from being able to enter the town?
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Why is there a large stone area in my desert?

So after loading a new map for 1.8 I found a desert. In the desert is a few spots where there is no sand but a blank stone face with assorted dirt, coal, etc. There is sand nearby and it gradually ...
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How do I build down?

I'm playing Skyblock, and after getting my cobblestone generator working, I'm planning on a total revamp of my entire little sky-island. However, I want to make certain that I don't lose important ...
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How do I kill the enderdragon?

I've been battling away at this thing for a while, I always end up dead. I'm assuming you need to use some kind of trick or tactic to beat it, any idea what I should be doing?
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Random Stone Brick Replacement with Worldedit in Minecraft

How does one randomly pattern mossy and cracked stone brick among regular smooth stone brick using worldedit? Is there a script for it or does the "vanilla" worldedit have the capabilities of doing ...
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Can you build a solid wall of red mushroom in Minecraft?

When growing large red mushrooms in Minecraft using bonemeal, they seem to have a minimum distance, and will grow no closer than one square gap. Without cheating or using creative mode or mods, is ...
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How do I reset my viewpoint back to normal?

Minecraft 1.9.5pre let's you change the viewport with 'jkl' keys, and I've managed to distort the viewpoint on my game so much I have no idea how to get it back to normal. How do I return my ...
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How can I make the effects of button pushes last longer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you lengthen a redstone button signal in Minecraft? I am trying to create a piston-powered 3 x 4 doorway (with no visible pistons!). I have tested my machine ...
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What are some designs for “safe” melon farms?

I really like the wheat farms described in this answer, because it's impossible to trample farmland and harvested crops always bounce back at you. Are there any similar designs optimized for melon ...
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How do I fix my vintage world?

My favorite single-player map is relatively old - created no later than beta 1.1. Since then, the terrain generation algorithms have changed. When I explore any farther, I'm faced with glitches like ...
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What's The Significance of the House in “Crack in Stoney Port”?

I just finished "Crack in Stoney Port", but I don't get why the house is there. The notes said that I "felt that was the right place" and that "whatever was happening had something to do with this ...
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Why is the head of my custom skin white?

I made a skin for MineCraft and when I went to use it the head was all white. Every time I try to make a skin this happens. What do I do I've tried countless skin editors and always end up with a ...
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Error with Double-Dabble decoder

I'm using a Binary to BCD system using this double-dabble decoding device. It all seems pretty good, but it doesn't work properly. If you are unfamiliar with double-dabble, it should take an input, ...
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I've lost my portal home, and I am invincible. How can I leave the nether?

I've gone into the Nether and seemed to have lost my portal out of it, I also can't die in lava or by mobs attacking me, I'm appear to be invincible and can't die. This is Single Player by the way. ...
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Backup Minecraft SMP Server Seed

What is the best way to backup the seed of a minecraft server? I'm getting ready to set up a "permanent" world after the full minecraft version is released, and I want to do everything possible to ...
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Disable Minecraft Server Chunk Caching on Windows Server 2008

I'm running a minecraft server on windows server 2008, and I'm going to run the world on a RAM disk. However, since a RAM disk is RAM heavy, I would like to minimize or disable block caching in RAM. ...
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Is there an easy way to calculate a block's light level?

I'm trying to build a house out of ice, for no other reason than sheer novelty. (Though perhaps also because I want to use my Silktouch I pickaxe) Ice is a very finicky building material, prone to ...
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Can I change the Minecraft server path?

I'd like to move my Minecraft server to a Dropbox folder, but I don't know how to do it. Is it possible? Is it safe? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. Minecraft server created the world and server options ...
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Why is this message spamming my server log?

Lately, I've started seeing this a lot in my Minecraft server log: Attempted to place a tile entity where there was no entity tile! Sometimes I see it a lot, sometimes not at all. What does it ...
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Can i invite someone to my single player world? If so, How? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to turn a Minecraft single player map into multi-player server? I have wanted to invite my brother to my Single Player world because he hasn't been able ...
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Can I scan a LEGO structure and generate a Minecraft world?

I have a LEGO structure I would like to import into Minecraft. I have a digital camera, but no other specialist tools. Is there any way of doing this?
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How to channel Redstone current vertically?

I'm making a door with piston sliding sideways that reacts to pressure plates. As the pressure plates are sending the current to redstone at a very low level, I need to raise it somehow, and this ...
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Minecraft - Create new server using edited existing map/world - RandomSeed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to turn a Minecraft single player map into multi-player server? Problem I want to create a new Minecraft Server using Bukkit. I have an old world that I ...
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Can hostile mobs spawn on leaves in Minecraft Beta 1.8 or higher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do Minecraft monsters spawn on stairs? Will monsters spawn on top of trees? Can hostile mobs spawn on leaves regardless of graphic mode (fast or fancy) in Beta 1.8.1? ...
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What happens to my world when a Minecraft mod is uninstalled or overwritten?

Lets say I install a Minecraft mod which adds new blocks and items. I then update to a newer version of Minecraft, which does not have these new blocks. How does the game handle maps with what are ...
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Why don't animals always follow me when I'm holding wheat?

Sometimes they do, but sometimes they don't. This is most noticeable when they are following me and I switch from wheat to another item and back to wheat. Does anyone have any idea what causes this?
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Why is my piston powered cobblestone generator crashing minecraft?

I was trying to build an automatic cobblestone generator using pistons, and while I think the machine should work, it instead causes the Universe to implode game to crash. The stone is created from ...
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Why are my mods gone?

I used MCpatcher to run Misa's texture pack and all my mods except for TooManyItems were gone! Why did this happen? For the record, I saved them and I have reinstalled SinglePlayerCommands and will ...
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Is there an online community of game community/server leaders? [closed]

I'm just wondering about what resources might exist for gaming community leaders. I'm on the admin team of a large Minecraft server that is slowly becoming a gaming community beyond Minecraft. I'd ...
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Tricks for getting lots of arrows?

Any tips or tricks for getting arrows (besides cheating)? Or tricks for finding a skeleton spawn? I've tried farming chickens and gravel for feathers and flint, but it takes a ridiculously long time. ...
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Slimes do not spawn in SMP [closed]

I am having trouble getting any slimes to spawn in SMP. I have dug out 2 slime chunks with the floor at y=6.6, lit it up, and left it there for about 2 hours. Nothing spawned. Getting the world ...
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What do I do if my spawn point is in lava?

I was roaming around and died. My spawn point changed because the last bed I slept in got destroyed, and my original spawn point is covered in lava. Now what do I do?
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Does the amount of levels spent on enchanting affect the magnitude of potential enchants?

The MineCraft pre-releases have finally implemented enchanting, which gives us something to do with all the experience we've been collecting since 1.8. The enchanting screen features random ...
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How do I change player name in Minecraft smp in offline mode on a Mac?

This post pretty much summarizes my question : How do I change player name in minecraft multiplayer in offline mode in Linux? I know for a fact that Mac and Linux are both Unix based And the ...
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Can I use a steam engine to extract items from chests or automatic crafting tables?

The BuildCraft wiki is rather light on information, but I need to know: is it possible to use a steam engine to extract items from chests or automatic crafting tables without the engine blowing up? If ...
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How come animals don't spawn near my house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren't there any passive mobs spawning in my single player world? In Minecraft, I settled next to a pretty mountain range, planted tress, gave plenty of light ...
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Why is there a tower of glass in my lake?

While exploring I've found a tower of glass blocks coming out of a lake in Minecraft. As far as I can tell they go up to the top limit of the world. It also goes down in to the ground, as you can ...
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Will a storage minecart keep going through chunks that aren't loaded?

My house is located some 38,000 blocks away from the house of another player on my SMP world. We are planning on creating a railway between our houses, and I was wondering if I could send a storage ...
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Are BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft compatible with each other?

I installed IndustrialCraft into my BuildCraft game, as I would like to have electric (or some other renewable energy powered) engines using the IndustrialCraft power running my buildcraft custom ...
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Is it possible to make a house out of endersand?

If I mine endersand with a pickaxe, it drops cobblestone. Is there any way to mine, craft, or otherwise create endersand such that I can build a house out of it in the real world (not The End or The ...
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Can I generate dirt in minecraft?

I came accross this on the internet it claim that there is a way to generate dirt: To generate dirt: place dirt. bonemeal mushroom climb on top of the huge mushroom place ANOTHER ...
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Can I sprint while flying in creative mode?

Can I sprint while flying in Creative Mode to move faster?
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How do I pre-generate a Minecraft world?

I want to create a new world on our Minecraft server, but exploring a new map and generating terrain causes massive lag. Is there a way to pre generate the chunks (with the default map generator) in ...
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How do I create an empty minecraft world?

My friends and I want to create an adventure map, so I want to have a empty Minecraft Craftbukkit server map to start with, so there will be nothing other than the things I want to put into the map. ...
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Where did the world go?

I was playing on my main world when my laptop ran out of power. I found a charger and woke it up, but Minecraft had crashed. Now, it doesn't appear in the world selection screen! I have verified ...
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Why isn't my detector rail igniting my TNT?

I'm trying to blow my friend up on our server to get back at him :) The problem is, it doesn't work for some reason. My TNT is connected to a detector track, but it isn't activated by minecart going ...
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How do I get the “Sniper Duel” achievement in Minecraft?

The "Sniper Duel" achievement in Minecraft requires me to kill a skeleton from 50 meters away. Is this equivalent to 50 blocks? What is the easiest way to do this? I've recently located a skeleton ...
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What are the Consequences of Updating a Minecraft SMP Server?

I currently run a server with a few friends and am interested in upgrading my server to the most current version (I'm a few behind). I particularly want to know what the consequences are of doing so, ...