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Do shorn sheep regrow their wool?

Following on from this question on dyed sheep the thought occurs "Do shorn sheep regrow their wool". I know that shorn sheep stay that way for a while - I see them around and about. I know that mobs ...
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How do I fix randomly moved chunks after a crash?

I was stupid and didn't keep a backup of my Minecraft server. Now, it crashed, biomes changed, chunks were moved around, part of my city of gone, an underground chunk was moved aboveground, is there ...
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What are all the gamerule commands in Minecraft?

I want to know what are the gamerule commands in Minecraft, and what do they do? Please help as I want to have special stuff without using mods and plugins!
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Why aren't there any passive mobs spawning in my single player world?

There used to be a bunch of pigs and sheep and cows and chickens, but ever since I've been building everywhere, they've vanished. I tried to create patches of grass with torches on them to get them to ...
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Turning fullscreen on made Minecraft crash, and now it crashes on start every time

I switched to full screen on minecraft, the screen turned black as if it were loading it took a while so i closed minecraft and reopened it. When I logged on it gave me a program on my taskbar saying ...
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What's the goal of Minecraft and what can users achieve in this world?

I heard a lot about Minecraft and I'm quite curious to know what can be achieved in this game and what's its goal. What mechanism keeps the game going?
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What's the most efficient way to get experience?

Now that experience does something besides render regions of a server uninhabitable due to orb lag, what's the most efficient and safe way to get those excellent enchants? A mob farmer may rank ...
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What's the easiest or quickest way to build bases under water?

What's the easiest or quickest way to build bases under water? Stopping every 15 seconds for air is becoming very infuriating. Are there mods or something I can do to speed up the process or even ...
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How do I not get lost underground?

I have found a rather large series of underground caverns in Minecraft, and have come close to becoming fatally lost several times. What are some best practices in making sure I get back to familiar ...
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How do I find Dungeons in Minecraft?

In Minecraft survival mode, there are dungeon rooms with mob spawning machines, mossy cobblestones and special treasures. What's the best way to find those? I found one the other day and have been ...
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Is there any way to cause lava source blocks to replicate in Minecraft?

You can create an infinite well using two buckets of water and a hole that is one block deep and two blocks by two blocks wide. I'm wondering if it's possible to do a similar thing with lava, now ...
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How can I improve the performance of Minecraft?

I'm a happy Minecraft player. I place my blocks, mine my coal, and generally nobody gets hurt. Lately though, those mean creepers have been sneaking up on me from behind, and killing me. Why? Because ...
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Farming using Mob Spawners in Minecraft

I have a couple of Mob Spawners surrounded by torches (thus rendered inert), and I want to try using them to farm enemy drops. What's the most efficient setup to automatically kill spawned mobs and ...
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What is the minimum safe spacing between trees to contain forest fires?

After trying to implement a minor controlled burn to tame the wild forests surrounding my home, I managed to create what I shall heretofore refer to as The Burning Land. It occurred to me that we ...
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What's the safest way to farm obsidian without burning to death?

In single player Survival mode in Minecraft Alpha, what is the safest way to create an obsidian farm? I've come across naturally occurring in obsidian in Survival MP, but that was easy to mine because ...
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Removing some hostile creatures in minecraft

Is it possible to remove some of the enemies that spawn during the night but retaining some? I actually like playing on a non-peaceful mode but I don't like those creatures (enderman, creeper) that ...
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Minecraft crashing - Ubuntu 12.10

When I play Minecraft 1.4.2 on Ubuntu (with and without Optifine), after a while (about five minutes or so) it will crash the whole of Ubuntu, SSP and SMP (frozen interface, no responsiveness). ...
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How do I downgrade Minecraft to play on a server running an older version?

How do I downgrade Minecraft to play on a server running an older version?
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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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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 Butcher Animals en Masse?

So, my friend just implemented a bunch of new mods into his SMP server, which meant a host of new commands to play with. I thought I'd give the /mobspawn command a few goes, and see what I could ...
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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 do I check my depth on OS X?

I know that if you want to check your depth on a PC, you press F3, but on my Mac, pressing F3 brings up Mission Control and/or the Dashboard. Is there a way to check depth in OS X without manually ...
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Minecraft inventory dragging glitch

How do I fix my Minecraft inventory? I am trying to select items, but ever since the recent update, I have to click on the item and drag it to my inventory. It isn't working to fast move it using ...
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Lost my bin folder and my minecraft binary files, what do I do?

The other day I was trying to download something for minecraft and it involved my bin folder. So I was looking for it and couldn't find it. I then thought that I might have accidentally deleted it, ...
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I get a “bad login” message when trying to play multiplayer

When I try to play multiplayer I type in the only server I know, which the game says was right, then click Play and it loads. Then it says Can't connect to server: bad log in. How can I fix this?
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Minecraft 1.4.6 Force Update Problem

I just bought Minecraft and suddenly my whole Minecraft folder inside is gone; nothing except saves. I tried to Force Update but it said Not Downloaded. I downgraded to Snapshot 12w50a/12w50b, and I ...
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Scala library error when launching Forge for Minecraft 1.6.4

I just updated my Minecraft launcher to 1.6.4 but I am facing some problems using it. It runs correctly without any mod but when I launch with Minecraft Forge, whenever I try to launch it I get the ...
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What do I do if I don't have a META-INF folder or minecraft.jar?

I have looked all over the Internet for solutions but I have got nothing. I want to install the minepainter mod but I need a META-INF folder and a minecraft.jar.
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What items can be farmed fully automatically?

Cacti have always been farmable completely automatically. With pistons in 1.7, sugar cane can now be farmed in a fully automatic fashion as well. Mobs and animals can be farmed as well in giant mob ...
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Does lightning strike on an angle?

So, with the advent of weather on my friend's SMP server, two structures have already been burned to the ground by lightning strikes. Miraculously, the current tallest flammable structure on the ...
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In Minecraft how do I randomise the output in a redstone circuit?

I have 5 buttons and only one of these can be correct, all others must be false. These 5 outputs will go into 2 outputs, in between there needs to be a circuit which changes which single button out ...
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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 far do I have to place torches so that mobs will not spawn near me?

Since torches prevent mobs from spawning, is it possible to place enough torches within a specific radius to ensure safety during the night? I'm thinking of a situation without any shelter built, more ...
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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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How do I flood a mine?

I have built an aqueduct from what seems to be the sea to the underground level. But the water level never rises above 1 tile of depth. How to make it 2 tiles of depth?
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How do I add plugins to my Bukkit SMP server?

I was wondering how to add plugins to my Minecraft server. I am using Bukkit, and the things I would like to be able to do is spawn stuff, teleport to other players, set home locations, have an ...
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How far can mobs see?

How far can mobs see? I know if I have my render distance set to far then I can see mobs before they see me. Does anyone know precisely how far a mob can see? This would be really nice to know ...
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What is the fastest way to travel long distances in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, I have pretty much emptied the places around my home of resources and thus I need to travel a lot to other mines. I would like to know a fast way to do so. I have tried minecarts on ...
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Any way to round up animals in Minecraft?

I want to farm sheep for their wool. What's the best way to make them spawn or gather them up into one pen?
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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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Do Blasts Pass Through Obsidian?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. It seems someone playing on my friend's SMP server decided that it would be a good idea for him to do some testing with TNT. Now, he's conscientiously set this atrocity ...
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Does time pass on a Minecraft SMP server if nobody is logged on?

I have a private Minecraft server where we are 2 people playing. Earlier today I logged on, observed it was night, and logged back off. Then I logged on just now, it was day again. In the meantime, ...
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What's the fastest way to find mineshafts?

I'm on the hunt for melons, and one place I'm fairly sure I can find them is a mineshaft. Which leaves me back at square one, how do I find a mine shaft? It seems they were made substantially harder ...
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Can lightning set stuff on fire?

Notch has just implemented lightning. I'm now too terrified to open up my treehouse map in case a storm burns it to the ground! Is this possible? Update I've unanswered this question, now that fire ...
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Does length dilation affect the Y axis in the Nether?

It's known that traveling one block in the Nether is equivalent to traveling 8 blocks in the real world, and I can confirm that along the X and Z axes by building four portals: two in the Nether and ...
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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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What's the best way to fight an Enderman?

When you're looking at one and it's running at you really fast, you know you're in deep trouble. My question is: What is the best tactic to fight an Enderman because they seem to teleport behind ...
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Is there an SMP Server Command to change weather conditions?

The latest version of Minecraft (1.5) brings, among other things, a number of different weather conditions. Most of these annoy me to no end. I tend to spend a lot of time playing on an SMP server, ...
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How do you fix massive holes that appear in the ground?

This has happened in a couple of different places on my server. Does anyone have any idea what causes it to happen? Some facts about the phenomenon: other players on the server can't see them, ...