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Why I can't connect to minecraft servers?

I have been playing normally a few months ago and then one morning I try to connect to Minecraft Servers and it says on every server: can't connect to this server. I made a video, the video is on ...
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I am having problems connecting to the Minecraft server from a 2nd machine in the local network

The kids have got into Minecraft and want to run their own multiplayer game locally, however, we can't get one computer to connect to the other, but the reverse connection works. COMPUTER A is the ...
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Is there a way to make my nametag a different color?

Yeah, my nametag is white, and I wanted it rainbow.
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Why is my Giant despawning, and how do I prevent it?

In one of my worlds, I am trying to summon a Giant that will not despawn. I can successfully summon the Giant, and then I name it with a Name Tag so it doesn't despawn. I also do the same thing with ...
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How do I make the scoreboard show in color?

I'm making a map, and I'm using the scoreboard, but I want it to show to first name/score to be maybe green and then the last ones to be a player name. Can anyone help me?
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is it possible to spawn wither skeletons using commands?

The annoying thing about wither skeletons is: There is no way I know of to spawn them in the overworld! I have determined that there is no way to spawn wither skeletons in the overworld without ...
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chunk not appearing even after restarting minecraft

While playing Minecraft suddenly the power went off. After 4 hours when it came back I turned on the pc to resume playing, however the chunk where I was last time had disappeared. I had respawned ...
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1.9 wither skeleton cannot equip armor

I am creating a skeleton boss in the 1.9 pre version but the command only summons a wither skeleton that does not have any armor. Could you give me a sample command that spawns a wither that wears ...
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Unbalanced brackets error [closed]

I have a command byt it's saying Unbalanced brackets in the output. Can somebody help me fixing it /summon Villager ~ ~1 ~ {CustomName:"NeverWinter Cosmetic's ...
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What is wrong with this custom command sign?

When I try give myself my custom command sign using a command block, it says this: [14:16:02] Data tag parsing failed: Unexpected token 'H' at: Honjo Masamune\",Lore:[\"The Honjo Masamune is the ...
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Why does Minecraft keep crashing in Ubuntu 14.04?

I just installed Minecraft on my Ubuntu system using the Minecraft Installer Peeps PPA. When Minecraft finished downloading and was launched, it crashed and this is what I got: ---- Minecraft ...
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/testforblocks system problem

What I wanted to do was a system that would permit you to save your build in an area, in sort of a nothing is changeable, not even the items in a chest. In fact, how it works is simple: the ...
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Natural skeleton horses?

I'm in a survival world with cheats, but have only used the command toggle downfall, other than that no cheats, and I found a group of naturally spawned skeleton horses! It looked like there was just ...
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Trail of particles from a point to TNT

I have a map where I spawn Primed TNT then teleport it to a random Mushroom Cow which is invisible to make 100% random explosion. Now I want to make a particle trail from an orb kind of block in the ...
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What is the highest effective enchantment level?

After reading this question, I wondered if the enchantment was actually effective up to a certain level, or does it just keep going up to the maximum enchantment level? [Edited Clarification]: As an ...
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Minecraft Account

When I load my launcher, all goes well except logging in. Once I log in to my old account it doesn't let me play the full game. Once I sign in it says "Welcome Guest" and forces me to play on a guest ...
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What causes the random explosion during spellcrafting in Ars Magica 2?

So I recently started out with the Ars Arcana 2 mod on minecraft, and was working on creating my second spell; components were projectile, fire damage, ignition and color. I was working calmly and ...
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How to I get the < and > symbols out of my name? Also, how do I get a space in the picture below?

So, I started a Minecraft server and just got the GroupManager plugin to work, so how to I get the circled < and > signs away? And also insert a space there? Whenever I do a space, it just doesn't ...
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SMP Vanilla Chunk Loaders?

Recently I learned about SimplySarc's vanilla (Non-command block) chunk loader. However, I realized that his video was not so recent and he was using it for SSP. I want to know, does SimplySarc's ...
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Minecraft 1.8.8 fails when connecting via Direct Connect

I am trying to join a family member's world. We are both on PCs, one Windows 8.1 and one Windows 7. We both use Minecraft 1.8.8 My family member's PC firewall is open to Jave SE binary and to ...
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How to a show message only once?

I'm making a minigame map where I want to show a text saying "Hi You Joined Seeker" when a player teleports to a set coordinate. I tried doing /testfor @a/@p[1,2,3,1], but it started saying that to ...
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How to make fire disappear after 7 seconds?

I need to make fire to be able to disappear after 7 seconds. Is there any way to do that? I need to know, as after 1 versus 1 game finishes, the fire still stays in that place.
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Can I retrieve the position of an offline player in SMP?

In Minecraft Vanilla SMP, having access to the server, can I somehow retrieve the position of an offline player?
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What is the max enchantment level using commands?

What is the highest level of enchantment possible to a weapon and armour piece using command blocks?
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Can I change which server my Minecraft skin goes to? (If yes, how?)

Before anybody closes this... I am not referring to the current method of obtaining skins. How do I change the old skin? (Obtained through Method 1) I know the upload box in your Minecraft Profile ...
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Y position for player to be considered inside radius of Lingering Potions?

From Minecraft Wiki: The cloud starts with a radius of 3 blocks, decreasing to 0 over the course of 30 seconds. During the time the cloud is there, any player or mob that walks into it after the ...
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/testforblock command not recognizing items in the chest

In my custom map there is a point where the items in the chest have to be tested, so I wrote this command: /testforblock -17 105 198 minecraft:chest 5 ...
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Can't run any program in

Probably very dumb problem here. I am trying to run a basic program on my turtle, like a turtle.forward() then end. I then save and exit, but when I type the name of the program I want to run, I get ...
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How do you capture mobs that come from the End?

I am building a mob display in Minecraft, and I want all the mobs to be displayed in cages. I use a spawn egg or commands to get the mobs in the cages. Then I put a Name Tag on them so they don't ...
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Minecraft 1.9 not launching (not going past play) [closed]

My minecraft does not let me play the 1.9 update. I cannot use latest verison either. Everytime I change my profile to either latest verison or 1.9, I hit save and them click play. My minecraft ...
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How to play Minecraft through HTTP proxy? [duplicate]

I've tried almost everything, even the guides in this forum, but no success. I'm using cellular data plan with http proxy and tethering to share internet to my pc running Windows 7. There's nothing I ...
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Make barrier blocks visible

I am creating an adventure map in 1.9 with an invisible maze. However, it is difficult to make it because I can't see the barrier blocks even when I hold a barrier block in creative. How do I make the ...
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/testfor command to count players?

How can I make a /testfor command emit a signal when there is only one player in the required area? I understand /testfor @a[x=,y=,z=,r=].
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When Summoning Custom Villager, Can you trade enchanted gear?

Here is my command: /summon Villager ~1 ~ ~ {Offers:{Recipes:[{buy:{id:"diamond",Count:1},maxUses:9999999,sell:{id:"diamond_boots",Count:1,ench:[{id:0,lvl:1000}]},rewardExp:false}]}} and it doesn't ...
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Bukkit Permissions: Owner group not giving me all permissions

I am running a Minecraft server with Bukkit and everything works fine. I set up the permissions using Group Manager and the Default group works well. However, I added myself to the Owner group and do ...
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Summon armorstands recursively from an origin with only one armorstand per block

I want to summon a flat area of armorstands like demonstrated here in minecraft 1.9: 3 323 32123 323 3 Every number represents an armorstand, the number itself the tick in which the ...
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Is it possible to summon a zombie with a custom sign in 1.9?

I want to summon a zombie holding a clickable sign that is guaranteed to drop, here's the command that'd give the sign to a player: /give @p minecraft:sign 1 0 ...
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Summon a mob between two blocks

I have a throne in my adventure map, and there will be the king zombie on it. But it doesn't look good if the king zombie is only on the left block, so how do I summon the zombie in between the two ...
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Custom Enchantment ID on Book That Can Be Combioned In An Anvil?

I have a command block system which checks if the user is holding a diamond pickaxe with a custom enchantment, and if so, performs some actions. I'm using a custom enchantment ID of 98 simply because ...
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Power golden rails from minecart(placing rails in large scale)

Is there any way how to power golden rails from within minecart? What I mean is placing rails on the go and also some way of powering them immediately. To place them on the go is easy, I just put a ...
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What is the difference between a mod and a plugin

I know they both modify your gameplay, but I don't really know the difference and I feel like no one I ask truly knows. When I talk Minecraft with my friends mod and plugin show up often when I'm ...
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How do I kill a certain entity in minecraft?

I am making a map. When you stand on a pressure plate, the squid has to die. The squid is always in: X:831 Y:65 Z:-232 Help please :D
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Why won't my portals link up properly?

Before you say this is a duplicate, I am well versed in the normal operation of portals, and understand how to link portals that are very close to each other. This problem is occurring in spite of my ...
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How do I kill a specific item with a command block

I want to kill a specific item using a command block. If this is possible, how do I do this. Can you kill 2 specific items using a single command block. If yes, how? I tried killing a gold ingot but ...
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Minecraft Launcher Not Working

So I recently downloaded the Minecraft launcher when I had internet at a friend's house. I had to leave my friend's house and go to my house without any internet and left the Minecraft launcher open ...
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how to remove all but one specific block

I have a world and would like to remove all blocks but command blocks, how would I do this? I have tried looking for mcedit filters but counldnt find any.
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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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How to stop fire from going out without netherrack

I want to set a hopper on fire on Minecraft, but I don't know how to keep it burning. Any ideas? (I'm not good with commands)
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writing above the current position of cursor in book with quill

Is it possible to write at the position (see the arrow in the image). I have written co-ordinates of a village in the game. I do not want to erase co-ordinates. But want to write above it. it seems ...
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are there any advantages on axe with silk touch?

In the NPC village, a villager would like to trade diamond axe with silk touch. If I were to trade that axe for 10 emeralds than are there any advantages over a regular diamond axe?