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Fixing permanently dead redstone torches in Minecraft?

There seems to be a newish bug in Minecraft where redstone torches burn out sooner than they ought to, and never recover. (I think I heard that this can happen if you use /time set, but this is a ...
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Switches? I don't need no stinkin' switches! Or do I?

I have an iron door on the first floor (to the outside) of my tower. I tried to put a switch on both sides of the door so it can be opened from the inside and the outside. My problem is that because ...
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Bukkit DefaultCommands Permissions

I'm starting up a new Minecraft server. I was advised to use Bukkit and to use the DefaultCommands plugin to add functionality. However, upon installation of DefaultCommands, nobody but ops could ...
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Minecraft SMP mob statistics

I'm am trying to build a mob farm in Minecraft SMP, but barely any mobs spawn near it. I know there is a limit of 85 hostile mobs for the whole world. But even when I am the only player logged on, I ...
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How do I create a very long delay with Redstone?

The only things I've found so far are a cart method (which ceased working in 1.6), a dispenser method (utilizing the decay on dropped items, but this requires occasional feeding), and a binary counter ...
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Alternative to Bukkit's world-edit?

I play on a minecraft server. The admin likes a plugin that uses /sp. I aksed him to install world edit, so he did. He then uninstalled it when he realised that it overwrote /sp. So I'm looking for a ...
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Bukkit Permissions Not Being Enforced

Ok so I have a Bukkit server up and running and I want to use the Permissions Plugin to help give different users different permissions to help protect the server. I configured the permissions and ...
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Why is clay rare? [closed]

A while back I was digging in my mine, near the bottom level of my map, and I found something odd-- clay! So, I cooked the four blocks I found and it gave me some bricks. Awesome! I've never seen ...
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How can I preserve an active redstone circuit when I leave the chunk it's built in?

When I set up a redstone circuit for rotating blocks (with pistons) or flashing redstone lights, everything's fine, but when I exit that zone, the current is not saved, and when I return later, the ...
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How to make flashing lights in Minecraft with repeaters?

What is the best circuits for flashing lights with repeaters ? I've seen old school way with redstone but now with the repeaters, how to do it right ?
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Is there a way to change the difficulty setting of a saved Minecraft game?

I've been playing Minecraft for a couple months now. I've certainly discovered that I really am most interested in digging and amassing a bunch of raw material for building mega-complexes. ...
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How can I create a 1:1 map? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I choose the zoom level for my map? While browsing the minecraft wiki, I found the picture below, which appears to have a scale of 1:1. Is this possible using the ...
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Do maps show player-built structures?

If I build a giant castle made out of Gold, or flood the world with water, will those changes show up on a Map? If it does, that would greatly enhance the use of maps for me.
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Do compasses still point towards your spawn/bed?

When I use a compass it does not seem to point towards my bed. I have heard that now compasses point towards North. Is this true?
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Can you run in Minecraft?

I've seen a lot of people on SMP that seem to go faster than me when playing. Did I miss a run button that I'm not aware in the game?
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Who owns a dog?

So recently, I made an adventure map. While I was building it, I came across a pack of wolves, so I tamed them, and sat them down around the map, so that the player who discovered them would get a bit ...
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What's with this skeleton riding a spider?

Look at this I've found a skeleton riding a spider in my world, could it be a hidden monster ? It was very bugging jumping up and down from the spider when the spider died quickly from another ...
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Is it possible to run Minecraft on AGP Aperture Size?

I want to force Minecraft to use AGP Aperture Size. I played Minecraft on GeForce4 MX with AGPX8 (64 mb) but it burned one day so now I am using builded-in videocard. My current AGP Aperture Size is ...
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Minimum RAM needed for Minecraft server?

What is the minimum RAM needed for an Minecraft server? (without using custom servers) There will be at most 5 players, the VPS will be OpenVZ.
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My dog keeps catching on fire, what should I do?

My dogs keep walking through fires and dying. Is there a mod that makes them try and avoid it, or put themselves out (by heading for water) when they're on fire? I've lost countless dogs like this.
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How can I move massive buildings in-game in Minecraft?

Is there some way to move a massive building from underwater to above water in Minecraft? I suspect the answer is pistons, but how would I push the building more than one block? And would the water ...
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How can I see the sky dimension?

Since version 1.6 or early 1.7, Minecraft has referenced the sky dimension in its script. Is it accessible? If so, how can I play in the sky dimension in single player or SMP?
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How dangerous are windows?

I'm relatively new to Minecraft. I've built a few shelters on a few worlds, usually with a high level of success. However, I've recently been trying to spruce up these shelters and make them nicer-...
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I want to be able to die, but I can't. How do I die?

I have infinite health (due to hacking with WorldEdit, or possibly TooManyItems, I'm not sure how I did it). This is on an adventure map, so this is not desirable. How can I reverse the effect?
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How do I fix a corrupted world?

If I haven't got any backups, is there any way of recovering, or partially recovering the world from a corrupted save file?
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How can I tell if two Minecraft mods are compatible?

If I want to use two mods together, e.g. SinglePlayerCommands and TooManyItems (which don't state compatibility with one another), how can I tell if they will work together (and not break Minecraft - ...
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Is there a way to create a water item-slide from a creature-trap without chickens passing through it in Minecraft?

I have created a vertical trap that uses water to drag unsuspecting creatures from the surface into a vertical pit, they literally fall to death. Well, except chickens, and sometimes spiders. Right ...
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Any benefits to running minecraft in a 64bit environment?

I'm wondering if I was to run minecraft in a 32bit or 64bit ubuntu server; would there be a benefit (speed improvements) or something else, or just the same? Downsides?
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What is a Minecraft mod really, and how can I sanely manage them?

I have found a few mods for minecraft I like a lot. I know you cant use them all at the same time. I know that some go together well, so how do I find out what goes with what? Is there a way to load ...
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How do you make a water portal in Minecraft?

I was recently on a server with these things that looked like portals except with water, it was before the aether mod. I was wondering, how do you build them? I don't want the Aether or Portal mods.
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I've set off some TNT, what should I do?

I accidentally set off a large pile of TNT. I managed to hit escape before the explosion. Is there any way to prevent it going off?
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Does snow falling on a transparent block allow it to start spawning mobs?

I'm building an extremely long elevated boatway and am trying to figure out what blocks I could use to hold in the water/guide the boat without needing to light them. My boatway, however, passes ...
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Where is the “terrain.png” file located in Linux?

I have tried to search for it in my home directory and my .minecraft directory without any success. find / -name terrain.png also outputs nothing.
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Security issues minecraft server time capsule

I'm running a public minecraft server (public ip) from my time capsule. Could someone get disk access if they figured out the password, or knew my ip and I had a time capsule? The server is running ...
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Making Mob Spawners

I'm trying to make Mob Spawners with WorldEdit. According to their wiki: Mob spawner mob type The mob spawner mob type can be specified after a pipe symbol (|). Example: Setting mob type ...
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How can I disable creepers block damage on my Minecraft server?

Please note that these are NOT acceptable solutions: Completely disabling monsters (peaceful mode) Completely removing creepers Completely disabling explosions (TNT + Creepers) Disabling creeper ...
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Unable to talk in SMP chat

Whenever I enter any server on Minecraft, if I press T and write later on I can't send that message to the chat. I've already tried removing /bin folder and letting the game download it again, but ...
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Run MineOS from USB Stick

I'm using a mac and I'm making a virtual machine (MineOS) with VirtualBox. If I were to run the virtual machine (and it's resources, including the virtual hard disk) from the usb drive, would it wear ...
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Is Minecart motion preserved if a chunk is unloaded?

I'm making an adventure map. In one challenge you have to shoot a minecart with a bow and arrow and destroy it in order to open a door. I have the minecart on a loop of powered rails (except for the ...
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Java uses all CPU while playing Minecraft

I recently purchased Minecraft, but after I have been playing for about 5-10 minutes, the Java process uses all CPU power, leading to a sudden shutdown. This is weird, because some months ago it ran ...
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How can I stop Minecraft from crashing while going to fullscreen on the Intel HD3000 graphics?

I'm using a laptop with both nVidia and Intel graphics cards. The Intel card is actually fast enough to play Minecraft, and I'd rather not use the nVidia card because it causes the battery life to ...
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How is a half door made in Minecraft?

How can we have the half wooden door in Minecraft? I've tried with the data value ID and nothing's working? Could Notch have removed it from the game?
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Why does my character walk forward automatically?

I'm sure that I'm not alone. Sometimes when I go somewhere or build something, all of a sudden, the character keeps going forward just like the W is stuck. But it's not. To recover from this I have ...
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Is there a utility to replace one block type with another within a region?

I'd like to be able to select a region (either with a graphical utility or command line) and be able to switch one block type with another, e.g. change all cobblestone in the region to stone. Does a ...
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Moving From Vanilla Server to Bukkit

I have a server running the standard, unmodified Vanilla server on a Linux box. After talking to the people on the server we have decided that moving to a Bukkit Server would be better because of the ...
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Self-host a minecraft server with high security

I heard that hosting a minecraft server (public) is super super secure. Like, you'd need a government hacker to hack into it (I'm not talking about client-hacking) to gain access to your system. In ...
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Can we manually reduce the file size of Minecraft SMP server by just deleting .mcr files?

We had an "accident" with WorldEdit and despite having BoarderGuard installed it sent a tunnel thousands of chunks away. Regardless now the map looks ridiculous. Of course the servercraft.co server ...
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Can I alter the biome of an area?

In part 3 of my adventures, I would like to find out if there is a way to change biomes. In part 2, fredley said that it is possible to move terrain from one world to another, but the biomes wouldn't ...
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Where are biomes saved in minecraft?

I remember reading at GetSatisfaction and also somewhere else that biomes are not saved together with the chunks, but instead are calculated on-the-fly based on some random generator. Is this true? ...
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What configuration would I need to set up a minecraft server on a VPS by XEN or OpenVZ?

My friends and I want to set up server for 5-10 players. So I was wondering: what configuration would I need to set up a Minecraft server to run VPS by XEN and what configuration would I need for ...