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How do we set up a minecraft lan server to support the Aether mod?

Minecraft servers normally use a dedicated .jar file that the dedicated server calls all its data from.. where is this located so i can incorperate the Aether Support, or is there other means of ...
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What's the player game mode in SMP?

What's the /gamemode command in SMP for ops ? What's it do, exactly ?
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What's the difference between these stone brick blocks?

In my inventory, there are two seemingly identical stone brick blocks. The stack of 48 stone bricks was crafted from furnaced stone. The stack of 9 stone bricks was dug from stone brick stairs, ...
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How to make an Enderman proof mob trap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to protect your house from Enderman stealing your walls? Although I haven't yet had anything serious happen to my mob trap, with 1.8's release ...
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Fog distance significantly lower in 1.8

So the fog distance in Minecraft 1.8 seems to be significantly closer than previous versions. I have the view distance set to maximum. Is there any way to extend the fog distance back to the old ...
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From how far will Endermen notice your gaze?

I've spotted Endermen far off in the distance, and they haven't appeared to notice my gaze. Within what range will they react to me? Does draw distance affect this range in any way?
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What's the best way to protect your house from Endermen stealing your walls?

Since Endermen are capable of picking up blocks, they can pick up your blocks from your house. What's the best way to prevent Endermen from stealing your blocks?
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Can endermen enter your house when you sleep?

Since they can move blocks, imagine that endermen made a hole in your wall so monsters can now get in and disturb your sleep. Could that be possible ?
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Minecraft: Can I get the new 1.8 features on my old map? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will new Minecraft b1.8 features (e.g. villages and ruins) appear in existing worlds I heard that the new features don't appear on old saves. Is this true? If so, is ...
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Can a furnace light things on fire?

I have a room where the 1-block-thick roof is covered in furnaces as combination cheap blast protection from creepers above and fast processing for ores/glass etc. I'm considering doing some ...
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How far can endermen reach?

How far away can an enderman reach and pick up a block? It would be useful to know for building endermen defenses around a base. I understand fences keep them out, but how far away from my buildings ...
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What is the difference between green and purple Endermen? [closed]

I've already seen the green-eyed endermen: and I know the basic story behind them. But what about these purple guys: with bright purple eyes and sparkly nether-portal-like particles around them? ...
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Can you get experience for indirect kills?

Do I still get experience when a mob is killed indirectly? For example: Killed by another mob (a skeleton's arrow for example) Killed by an arrow from a dispenser Killed by a fall, drowning, fire or ...
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How do I heal in Minecraft Beta 1.8?

I'm eating a load of cooked pork chops but my health isn't increasing, what do I do?
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What does right clicking with the sword equipped do?

In Beta 1.8, right clicking with the sword equipped angles it in front of you, while decreasing your walking speed: What exactly is this doing? Does it provide any benefit to combat?
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What's the difference between Minecraft 1.8 pre-release and actual release?

What has changed between the 1.8 prereleases, and the new, actual release?
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Minecraft: Experience Orbs in Beta 1.8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the point of leveling up in minecraft? Right now, Minecraft Beta 1.8 is out and I am wondering if they have added in anything that actually makes use of ...
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How can I find my World's Strongholds?

I've been searching for hours in the game to find a Stronghold and haven't seen one. Apparently lots of mobs and treasures can be found there, but the question is where can we find those? Can we find ...
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How long can vines grow in Minecraft?

When placing a vines, how long can they reach in height and width ? Does it need to be on a wood or tree and near water too ?
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Is it possible in Minecraft to switch over from survival to creative in single player?

This question is regarding the minecraft Beta 1.8 prerelease -- I have a beautiful house in single player survival which I'd like to record while flying. I want to be able to change the game mode of ...
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Giving a minecart momentum with a piston

I am trying to setup a situation where I press a button and a minecart is pushed onto some powered track where it is then boosted up and giving a good speed. This is what I tried (cross-section): ...
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What's the difference between the different versions?

My brother recently got me interested in Minecraft, and I'm having a lot of fun playing it. The thing is, I've only ever played the Beta version. After I first played it, I found a whole bunch of ...
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Need help with PermissionsBukkit

I'm having a hard time getting PermissionsBukkit to work. This is the server log, and this is the config file for PermissionsBukkit. Why can't I get this to work? 'MYUSER` should be admin and allowed ...
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How do critical hits work?

Occasionally, when I hurt mobs in Beta 1.8, there's a brief sparkle effect. Apparently, this indicates a critical hit. How does one score a critical hit? What does a critical hit actually do?
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How can I make tables like in the NPC villages?

In the NPC villages, you can see tables in some of the houses. How can I create those tables?
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Why does the ground regenerate near my spawn? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are blocks respawning in my Minecraft 1.3 SMP server? I'm experimenting with a new server on my own machine and came across an odd problem. Regardless of where I ...
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How can I control time?

In IGN's interview with Notch about the changes in 1.8, Notch seems to be able to change the time of day at a whim. Is this enabled by default (i.e., without mods), or is this a special Notch power? ...
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How does Minecraft 1.8 Handle Saves Generated in Previous Versions?

The newest version of Minecraft has a modified terrain generation system. Not only does this add new terrain features, but it fundamentally changes generation. For this reason, seeds used in previous ...
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Can I play on a < 1.8 SMP version of Minecraft with the 1.8 without breaking something?

I have the 1.8 pre-release version and I'm wondering if I go on a server that is not yet upgraded, will it break something or will I crash ? Does higher version compatible with older version ?
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Can we starve to death?

Can we starve to death in Minecraft? If the character have an empty hunger bar, will the health bar diminish until his death?
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I've been bitten by a cave spider, how can I cure the poison?

I've been bitten by a cave spider in a dungeon and now I'm poisoned. I'm taking too much damage when poisoned and I want to be cured. I know when eating rotten flesh, I can be poisoned too, so an ...
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Where can I find NPC villages?

Some have reported already to have found those in the pre-release and the option to create them is ON. I've tried to create about 20 maps and been looking everywhere and haven't found one. Where do ...
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What blocks can the Enderman pick up and what blocks can't they pick up?

I have seen the Enderman pick up grass blocks but I want to know is what blocks they can pick up and what block they can't pick up.
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How do I fly in Creative Mode?

I have heard that we can fly in the "new" creative mode (added in Beta 1.8). How do you do that?
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How do I sprint in Minecraft?

I've seen a couple of videos of people sprinting in Minecraft (1.8). How do you do so?
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I seem to lack the shearing punch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Minecraft 1.7, do I now have to kill sheep to collect wool? I've not played Minecraft in a while so I'm not sure if this is new in 1.8, but I don't seem to have the ...
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How does Food work in Minecraft?

The Minecraft Beta 1.8 Pre-Release has just come out, and I've been trying it out. One of the bigger changes I noticed, is that food only recovers your hunger bar, not your health bar. And if the ...
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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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What's the point of leveling up in Minecraft?

Starting with beta 1.8 prerelease, Minecraft players earn XP when they kill mobs! What are the benefits of leveling up? More health? More damage? Larger inventory?
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About security on Minecraft plugins

My son discovered MineCraft some months ago. I decided to buy him a premium account. He hosts a server to play with his friends. Now, he wants to install kind of plugins to "hack" (in his term) his ...
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Why haven't I seen any ghasts in the nether?

I don't know if it only happens to me but I can only find pigman. Could it be a bug or certain seeds don't spawn ghasts? I've tried looking for them around the nether and have not found any. FYI - ...
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How do I Fight World Corruption in Minecraft SMP?

We all are familiar with the nasty errors that occur when the server loses what's stored for a particular area and replaces it (typically with something different as world corruption usually changes ...
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Are these chickens or ducks? [closed]

My friends and I can't decide; are the egg-laying birds in Minecraft chickens or ducks?
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Change the weather on vanilla SMP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an SMP Server Command to change weather conditions? Is there any command to change the weather on SMP, because sometime i just want to experiment with stuff and ...
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Redstone torches spasming out?

In my server when i place redstone torches and work on something else while on the same chunk the redstone torch can sometimes flicker even when on its own.
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How can I find the actual seed code for my map?

When a map is created randomly, how can we find the seed that it has generated ? I want to find some cool map in single player and when I'll find one, I want to get that seed and create it on my SMP ...
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Can I play my Minecraft Classic Levels in Minecraft Beta?

Before I bought Minecraft Beta I made some huge structures in Minecraft Classic. Can I import these levels into Minecraft Beta somehow?
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What's the most efficient way to light a plane to prevent hostile mobs spawning? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How far should I place torches in a planar huge room? If I have a nice field cleared to muck about in, what's the best way to light it up so no hostile mobs can spawn? ...
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How do you make the most compact rapid redstone pulser that never stops?

How do you make the most compact rapid redstone pulser that never stops? And in my friend's server, the rapid redstone pulser stops after some time, and I have no idea why, how do you prevent that ...
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Through what ways can TNT be ignited?

After the 1.7 update where you cannot ignite TNT with your bare hands anymore, what are the other methods of igniting it? and also important can Creepers ignite TNT?