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Minecraft immediate death upon re-spawn?

Every time i log into minecraft now, i'm trapped in the nether above a pit of lava, i have no control of movement and i burn up within seconds. I can no longer play multiplayer because i cannot spawn ...
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Does it matter what I build my house on top of?

For example, if I want to build on sand or gravel. Are there any risks? Right now I'm digging down until I meet rock and then building a foundation of rock.. I'm paranoid.
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How can I Keep Cows from Running Away?

I've built a fenced area in Minecraft in which cows, pigs and over wildlife I intend to congregate. Only problem, how can I make them happy? In that they quite often bounce by the fence, wanting to ...
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Does hitting a sheep in the face yield more wool?

This question is from Minecraft 1.1 to 1.6, when getting wool from sheep required hitting them, rather than killing or shearing them. I haven't read anything that confirms my suspicions, but I can ...
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Bidirectional (two-way) repeater?

I have a long section of rail that I'd like to serve with a single minecart. If I left the minecart on the other end of the railway, I'd like to push a button to have it sent over to the station I am ...
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mobs keeps spawning in my house [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Minecraft Nightmares (or, how to not get woken by mobs!) How to construct a safe sleeping area in 1.5 version? I've built a rather large house with a high roof. I put up ...
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How do I change player name in minecraft multiplayer in offline mode in Linux?

I have a small Minecraft server (beta 1.5), and every time I log in via offline mode from a client, my name is "Player". How can I change that? I know of a way to do it in Windows but it doesn't help....
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How do I give items like colored wool, different woods, and maps in smp?

I know items such as these have data values and damage values associated with them, but I don't know how to set the damage value while /giveing these items to players. I have seen the /give player ...
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What is Modio and should I be worried?

I'm playing Minecraft over Hamachi with some friends. One of them said he could make himself op on MY server with a program called Modio. What is this, should I be worried, and what can I do against ...
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Anyone leaving the Nether exits through my house?

The SMP server I play on just updated to Minecraft 1.6.6. We were all really excited about the Nether. However no matter how many portals we make, when you leave the Nether and comeback to the real ...
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Minecraft 1.5+, how to make new water ladders?

With Minecraft 1.5 (or maybe later), water behavior changed, and my water ladders stopped working. While I'm sure that they worked at all, was due to a glitch - still, it was a fun glitch. :) ...
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How to clone maps in Minecraft SMP (1.6.6)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I clone maps in SMP? I'm running a vanilla Minecraft server updated to 1.6.6. We're trying to make clones of maps other than map_0, however the command /give ...
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What's the minimum number of booster tracks needed to get up to full speed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the maximum number of powered rails in a row that's useful? I have been laying down a massive rail system over the last week or so, and the time has finally ...
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Can snow fall on half-steps?

I recently made a path across a snowy field using cobblestone, and when it snowed, my cobblestone path was buried, requiring me to perform the tedious task of shoveling out the snow. In order to not ...
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How can I make time-lapse videos of my Minecraft creations?

How can I make time-lapses of my Minecraft creations? Ideally I'd like something that can record automatically from a fixed location, either generating a bunch of images (I've got software to stitch ...
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Why does my bed explode when I try to sleep on it in the Nether, and how do I disable it?

After I read the changelog for Minecraft 1.6, I saw that one of the few items that were fixed was beds in the nether. However, when trying to sleep in one, it explodes. Is this purely intentional, and ...
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Can you be woken up by a creeper in prerelease versions of Minecraft?

In alpha and beta versions of Minecraft (prior to Minecraft's 1.0 release), if you attempt to go to sleep in an 'unsafe' area, there is a chance you will be woken up by an enemy mob. If you sleep in ...
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Where do monsters that wake you up come from in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, are the monsters that wake you up when you sleep in a bed in an unsafe location monsters that already exist and were moved from a dark location, or are they monsters which are spawned ...
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How much of a drop will a mob voluntarily walk off of in Minecraft?

I've noticed that mobs don't just walk off of cliffs on their own accord. They stop when they sense a cliff (unless they are chasing you). How high does a cliff have to be for them not to walk off ...
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How can I clone maps in SMP?

So far I was able to create clones of map_0, just by pressing shift while taking the map from the crafting table. But is there any (ingame) way to create a clone of, say, map_1? If not is there a ...
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Does the Zan's Minimap mod work with Minecraft 1.6.6?

Does the Zan's Minimap mod work with Minecraft 1.6.6? When I try to use it it always appears to throw an error when I try to load my game (but the message disappears too fast for me to read it), and ...
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What constitutes a fatal fall into one block deep water?

Fall damage is (blocks-3)/2. So a 23 block drop (or more) should kill you (or a mob). But if I'm building a falling trap and want to use water to collect the items dropped, how much higher does it ...
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What is (or rather, was) Herobrine?

I'm pretty sure this line's main purpose in the version 1.6.6 changelog is to mess with us, but still, it's there: Removed Herobrine Curse's Minecraft Wiki does no longer want to host ...
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What is the new use for bonemeal?

What is the new use for bonemeal mentioned in the 1.6.6 patch notes?
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How to get off a minecart unharmed

In Minecraft, when I exit a minecart, I often lose half a heart (sometimes even more). But occasionally I don't get harmed. I wasn't able to find a rule, what to do to exit the cart unharmed ... is ...
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What is the attack bonus when falling/jumping?

When you are falling, or otherwise moving downwards, what is your attack bonus?
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Is it possible to script Minecraft?

Being a programmer doing tedious tasks always make me want to script it. Is there a way to intelligently script Minecraft, reacting to the surroundings. Something like do this sequence of digging ...
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Are light-level restrictions on spawning different in the Nether?

If I light up a large area of the Nether (so that the light level is >7), and give it sufficiently low ceilings to prevent Ghasts spawning, can zombie pigmen spawn?
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Is there a way to keep Zombie Pigmen off of minecart tracks in the Nether?

I am building a 2x3 tunnel for rapid travel (via minecart) through the Nether. The tunnel, in cross-section, looks like this: NN N = Glass N N X = Cobblestone N_iN i = Torch (alternating ...
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How do you power consecutive blocks from below to make a large hatch?

The typical way to close/open several hatches in a row (e.g. to make a drawbridge) is to just lay a wire across the top of all the blocks the trap doors are attached to. How do you accomplish the ...
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Do brown mushrooms grow faster than red ones?

Early experiments in mushroom farming have resulted in a noticeably higher yield of brown mushrooms than red ones. Is this an anomaly or do brown mushrooms genuinely 'grow' faster? To quantify, 5 ...
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Is there a multi-world bukkit-plugin with per-world(-group) inventory?

I set up my bukkit server to run multiple worlds. However, one of them is supposed to be a creative one (i.e. give etc allowed), another one is survival based and no cheating allowed. Currently the ...
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How Do I Make a Custom Texture Pack For Minecraft? (16x16)

I've been toying with the idea of creating a custom texture pack for Minecraft, just to see how successful I'll be at it. Problem is, I have no idea how to go about doing this. Where do I begin, ...
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Can you craft maps of the Nether?

So we know that a maps location is based on the first time you look at it, but can you craft a map of the Nether?
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What effect does framerate have on mob spawning?

Prior to 1.6 I had set the video option "limit framerate" when trying to eliminate a persistent hang problem (which finally went away when I dropped my view distance from "far" to "normal"). I also ...
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Can Minecraft spiders turn corners while climbing?

If I have a tall square tower, and a spider is climbing up one side of it, can it continue around to another side while still climbing? Or would it have to start climbing from the bottom again? ...
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How high can Minecraft spiders jump?

How high can spiders jump, and can they leap up on to a wall and climb from there? For instance, can a spider jump up to the lip in any of these (O is ground, X is wall): X X ...
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When is the map location and zoom level set?

I'm about to craft a map in Minecraft, but want to make one of my main base, not my snow outpost where I currently am. Is the location and zoom level set when the map is crafted, or is on first view? ...
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Minecraft: Is setting the spawn-monsters setting to false equivalent to peaceful?

In server.properties there is a spawn-monsters setting that you can set to false. It stops them from spawning, but does it remove existing monsters like setting the difficulty to peaceful? In other ...
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What is the most efficient layout of track for ascending in a restricted space?

So water ladders, booster carts and boat elevators have now been broken in the 1.6 update - I need to find a quick way to get back to the surface after a long mining session! Given that my shaft is ...
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How do you craft hatches in minecraft?

Hatches are now available in Minecraft - what is the crafting recipe to make them?
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What is the fastest way to move upward?

Since the last few releases have nerfed both water elevators and boat elevators, what is left standing as the fastest upward movement method? Ladders? Stairs? Are nerfed boat elevators still the ...
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Will monsters spawn in a Minecraft dungeon if you flood the floor?

If you place water to completely flood the floor area around a monster spawner, will it prevent monsters from spawning? Or can monsters still spawn in water? The wiki says: It tries 4 times to ...
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Can I change the name of my map?

My map is called map_0, which isn't that great. Can I change it?
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How can I choose the zoom level for my map?

According to both Notch's Twitter (no link) and the wiki, maps have some kind of settable zoom: A zoom level, which will somehow be decided at the time the map is created. I have no idea how to ...
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Where can I find tall grass?

Now that grass cannot be hoed for seeds and instead we must use tall grass: Added tall grass in some biomes, Seeds are now found in tall grass, using a hoe on the ground no longer works ...
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Why is my house on fire?

Notch has changed the way fire behaves. It appears that previously unreachable blocks are now in danger of being set on fire! In particular, those that have no direct contact with the fire block ...
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What's the best way to grow mushrooms?

Now that mushrooms can be farmed, what's the best pattern of mushrooms to make to grow them optimally? Are there any other conditions that affect growth (such as water/surrounding crops when growing ...
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What does 'Distance flown' actually mean?

There's a distance climbed and a distance fallen, so it can't be those..and it wouldn't be actual flying since they are mods.
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What's the best way to build a track selector?

I'm building a new terminal for my minecart tracks: Currently there are 8, I may add more later. What I'd like to add is a single arrival/departure track, with buttons to select destination. ...