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Is it possible to export the Statistics from a Minecraft server?

Statistics are added to the new version (beta 1.5) of Minecraft. It would be fun, to have a webpage that shows these statistics, like who was the one with the most deaths or something like that. So ...
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How do achievements work in Minecraft?

I'm trying to figure out how to get achievements in Minecraft Beta 1.5. I'm on a multiplayer server, and there's a message that says Press 'I' to open your inventory in the top-right corner. However, ...
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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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How do I build HUGE constructions in Minecraft?

If I want to build a really, really huge structure in Minecraft, say, a castle with towers, walls, several floors and over a thousand of squaremeters/tiles per floor, what is the way to go? How can I ...
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How do you get out of a boat in Minecraft?

I mean without it shooting off away from you in some direction. Maybe I'm just missing something, but every time I right click to exit a boat it seems to shoot off out into the water. I'd like to hop ...
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Boats keep breaking in my canal

I have a canal that is 4 wide, and 1 block deep. The entire canal is made of source blocks and completely level. Unfortunately my boats keep breaking after only travelling a 50-60 blocks when I try ...
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How to nerf ghasts with nethrar?

Nethrar is a bukkit plugin to offer a Netherworld experience in SMP. Unfortunately, worldguard doesn't seem to offer an anti-ghast-destruction option like the creeper option that prevents creeper's ...
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Is Minecraft Turing-Complete?

Minecraft has the redstone wires mechanism that can be used to build circuits. Is Minecraft Turing-Complete, i.e. can it be used to simulate a Turing Machine (if we ignore the problem of infinite ...
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How to use mods and HD textures at the same time?

I'm using first MCPatcher-2.0.0-beta3 to make HD texture packs work (and it complains if I apply mods first), but as soon as I use TFC's Mod Manager 1.3 beta to install a mod (Risugami's ModLoader), ...
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How do tamed wolves interact with the passive mob limit?

I know there is a limit to the number of passive mobs that can be in the game at any one point. (I remember reading somewhere that the number is something around 15, but I'm not sure.) What I'm ...
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Damage to boats

Boats take damage when they run into things. But does it matter what it runs into? Does it take less damage running into dirt than, say, cobblestone for instance? I know soul sand doesn't hurt boats, ...
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How do Minecraft mobs behave in water?

Several questions here related to mobs and water: When mobs enter water, do they swim at the top, or will they dive down? Can mobs spawn in the water? I assume mobs can exit water one block deep, ...
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Where oh where has my friend's server gone?

Is there a tool that will monitor Minecraft servers and notify you when they come online? How hard would it be to make such a tool? How would you check without using the Minecraft client?
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Can I run a Minecraft multiplayer server and client on the same machine?

Is it possible to host a Minecraft multiplayer server on my computer and connect to it from the game client on the same machine? If it is possible how would it affect other players connecting on my ...
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Can spiders swim against current?

In Minecraft 1.4_01 if I have a vertical wall standing on dirt with a water source block placed where the wall and ground meet (see below) can spiders (or any mob for that matter) even reach the wall? ...
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Changing Minecraft Biomes

In Minecraft, biomes are (supposedly) decided by an area's calculated temperature and moisture. A very "dry" area may be a desert, a "cold" area may be a tundra, etc. This also affects things like ...
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Longer render distances in minecraft [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to increase the maximum horizon render distance in Minecraft? Is there some way I can increase the render distance in minecraft? I have the fog at maximum ...
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Minecraft seeds for a high landscape? [closed]

Which Minecraft seeds can generate a massive high-altitude landscape?
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How do I toggle on and off sneak in Minecraft?

How can you toggle between sneak and normal standing position? It's kind of annoying having to keep a button pressed while I try to build and move around to get a better view of what I am doing.
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What is the best way to connect islands together in Minecraft?

I have several islands in Minecraft, and I would like a simple way to walk from one island to another, that is, connect them together in some way. I still don't want to prevent traveling by boat by ...
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How long do dropped items of mobs (loot) stay? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long/What causes item to disappear in Minecraft? Hey there, i read here a lot about your own dropped item's, and that they will stay for about 5min after their drop ...
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Is it safe to close Minecraft's multiplayer server?

I am currently running a Minecraft server, and when I leave and rejoin to check if my stuff is still there, it is. What happens when I close the server? Does it matter if I just use the x button on ...
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How to build a TNT Cannon with adjustable range and direction?

So far I've seen different cannon designs such as basic guns, animal gun and the infamous 360 Gun. But what is an as easy as possible gun design with big range covering an angle of about 90 deg? ...
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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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Can you change your skin in offline multiplayer?

It says on the wiki page and in this question that you can change you skin online, but my brother actually bought the game and we just share it and play in offline mode. Is it possible to do this ...
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How can I host my own Minecraft server?

I would like to create a minecraft server for me and and my boyfriend to play on. Our PCs are networked and on the same LAN. How do I set it up? Do I need any additional software? Do you have some ...
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How can I make glass tunnels through lava?

I have found a lava pool while tunneling and would like to put up walls for the tunnel in glass so I can see the lava flow in the tunnel (and benefit from its light). I'm having trouble navigating ...
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Is game world affected by the draw distance? (SMP)

For example, spawning of mobs, dissapearing of items, minecarts going by themselves, is any of that affected by the draw distance? For example, obvisouly, the mobs do not spawn in the whole world ...
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How to get minecraft coordinates in SMP when F3 launches IE

I need coordinates for Minecraft in SMP, I know that you should press F3 but that launches IE and takes focus to IE making me unable to find coordinates. How can I find coordinates?
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Artificial Lake Minecraft

Is there any way to create an artificial lake in minecraft? I am familiar with the system of "spring" water blocks and how to create an infinite supply of water with two blocks together, but how do ...
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How do I add Mods to Minecraft SMP Server

I am currently Using the Bukkit Server and a couple mods/plugins such as LocalShops, Craftbook, Iconomy, and so on. However, Far more interesting mods (in my opinion) are out there, and I have NO ...
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Spawning mobs: does it matter if I stand still or not?

I've started experimenting with an SMP mob spawner/killer system and the results are a little bit strange. About my system: 2 floors of 17x17x2 and 17x17x3 blocks, completely dark, with some water ...
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How far can I jump?

Fairly frequently, I see a gap in Minecraft that I think I can make, so I go for it...and lose a couple hearts because I didn't. How far can you jump horizontally (or horizontally + 1-3 blocks down), ...
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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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In Minecraft what's the best way to harvest wheat and wood underground?

In my city we only have a small place for our house but we can build under it as much as we want so I want to build a place to grow wheat and trees. What's the best layout in terms of light (torches ...
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Creating cantilevers in Minecraft

I found an elevated place in Minecraft and would like to expand its borders. However it seems I can't add a block adjacent to a surface without being able to see that surface, and on an elevated area ...
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How do I permanently destroy blocks in Minecraft?

I have been digging a mine and now have a slew of dirt and cobblestone blocks. How do I destroy them permanently and keep them from filling up my inventory?
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Speed up minecarts without using other minecarts?

For a while I used the (formerly) well known minecart boosters for speeding up other minecarts. Furnace minecarts are nice because you don't need typical boosters, but I don't think they can be ...
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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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Can burning mobs set trees on fire?

I've built a tree house, it's going well, but I'm worried that mobs burning at dawn could bring the whole thing down in minutes. Is this possible?
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What's the maximum number of bones needed to tame a wolf?

In my experience it can take as little as a single bone, what's the maximum it could possibly be?
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Why can't I seem to connect to a Minecraft server through Remobo?

I'm using Remobo to connect to a server but when I try to connect in Minecraft it'll just time out.
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Why would I ever want to make cookies? [closed]

When I can make bread for practically the same amount of wheat? Minecraft 1.4 is out now, which includes Cookies. 2 wheat and the extremely rare cocoa beans makes a stack of 8 cookies, healing .5 ...
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Minecraft: does the server auto-updates the new features into the existing save?

Does the minecraft server automatically add the new features once updated, even in the old saves, or it only does that in the new games?
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I don't like Hell, can I go somewhere else?

I just opened a nether portal for the first time, and I must say, it's not a very good location, a sort of narrow trench/cavern thingy without any obvious clues as to which direction is "out". I'm ...
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Where / How can I check if my minecraft key is an alpha-version?

I bought a minecraft key from another person, which claimed that it was an alpha-version. How can I check if my key is from the time of the alpha-version?
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Why are items carried by water in Minecraft slower than the player carried by water?

Ive been building various monster grinders lately and using water flows to bring the items dropped to a collection point. I've noticed that the items pushed along by the water travel much slower than ...
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What happens when you reach the edge of the world?

In Minecraft, presumably the world is finite. What happens when you reach the edge of the world? Or will the world become too large to reasonably deal with before this happens?
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How do I transport items upwards from a monster trap?

Is there a way to transport items upwards from, say, a monster trap? Water flow works fine downwards.