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What sizes can full item stacks be?

Are there any items in Minecraft that stack to number different than 64, 16 and 1 (don't stack)? Asking this as an avenue to tune hopper's time to go between "empty" and "full".
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Analog redstone signal amplifier/multiplier?

Is there a redstone circuit that could alter redstone signal strength by multiplying it by a constant factor? For example, my circuit produces signal in range 1-8 strength, and I'd like to get 2-16 ...
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Does Minecraft 1.6 have higher practical system requirements than 1.5.1?

Playing on my (hosted) multiplayer server, I had no issue with minecraft 1.5.1, but after upgrading to 1.6, I'm lagging horribly even when alone in the server. I did increase the memory supplied to ...
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Modifying TNT Explosions

Would it be possible to modify the explosion strength of TNT (via MCEdit, NBTEdit, etc.) to a point that it would be able to blow up Obsidian or possibly even Bedrock?
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Is there a plugin which will allow Gates?

I was wondering, does a bukkit plugin where you can select an area, and then when right-clicking a sign, a fence/other block fills in the selected area? So a player could right-click a sign (or ...
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After I login to a server, I continuously fall through the ground.

So I used to be able to play with my friend on their server and we could communicate and all that. But now what happens is, I can log into their server, but then once I'm in, what I see from my end ...
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Do naturally spawned animals affect the limit of animals I spawn from spawn eggs?

I'm playing on Creative mode and am planning to build a farm, so I plan on using spawn eggs. If there are already animals in the world ( spawned naturally) do I have to kill them all before I use the ...
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level.dat_old appears to be corrupted, any way to fix it?

I have a Minecraft world that won't show up in the "Singleplayer" saves list. I tried creating a world with the exact same name and replacing all the files in that folder with the files from the ...
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Minecraft Spawner GUI

Well, I got the mod Spawner GUI and it's pretty cool, but I noticed it will only let you change the spawner in creative mode and NOT survival, Is there any way I can configure this? Please let me ...
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Is there a way to get the latest server jar through a URL that doesn't change?

I'm writing a bash script to manage a vanilla server install on my eeePC. Right now I've been using http://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/launcher/minecraft_server.jar to get the minecraft_server ...
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Will horses spawn in old worlds?

With the update of horses I have a problem; I can't find any. Do you need to make a new world for the update or do all of my other already managed worlds automatically get updated with horses?
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Adding more sound files to resource packs

If I create a resource pack for Minecraft, am I able to have more natural sounds than there already are? For example, creeper sound files range from "creeper1" to "creeper4". If I were to add a file ...
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Black screen after installing mods [closed]

Minecraft isn't working and just gives a black screen. My wifi is working, so that's not it. I've tried running it over and over again, but it's a black screen every time. I've only installed Rei's ...
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Is there a Bukkit Plugin that allows giving new users books?

I was thinking, with the books Minecraft has come out with, it's time to replace those 500 blocks worth of signs with a simple book. Is there a Bukkit Plugin that will automatically give new users a ...
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Magic Launcher for 1.6.1 shuts down when I try to get into a server [closed]

Okay so I struggled with Magic Launcher until I realized I had to change the enviroment, minecraft.jar, etc to 1.6.1 (By the way, "Configuration" is set as default because there is no 1.6.1 option, is ...
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Is it possible to use Magic Launcher with Minecraft 1.6.1?

I tried Minecraft 1.6.1 a couple of days ago and noticed that the Launcher and the directory layout changed. I wonder if there is any information available if Magic Launcher supports 1.6.1 and if I ...
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How do I download 1.6.1 on minecraft

I have downloaded everything I need and forced a download, but I dont know how to get 1.6.1 on my minecraft account? Please Help!
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Testfor command not working with radius

I'm trying to make a redstone signal out of a command block when a player is in the radius of 3, so I made a commandblock with the text: testfor @a[r=3]. A redstone clock is bound to it, and gives it ...
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Minecraft skin is the same on LAN networks?

I changed the skin on my computer but when i play on lan with a friend on their account i have the same skin as them, and when they play on my server vise versa they have the same skin as my default ...
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What are various block heights in Minecraft?

I've managed a rough method of rating both horse speed and jump distance, but I still need to rate their jump height and I guess an obstacle course with obstacles of varied height could be helpful. ...
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WARNING playername moved too quickly!

I am running a dedicated vanilla 1.6.1 server so that my friend over in America can connect and play along with me. The server is whitelisted, we're both in the list and have OP permissions. Playing ...
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Why do all Minecraft launchers crash on my system after being run? [closed]

The new launcher slows down everything tremendously after going through the first time setup, then it sometimes pulls up the launcher and sometimes leaves the screen as it was before the setup ...
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Can I bypass the new launcher?

For 1.6.1, there's a new launcher. Unfortunately, I find myself sitting at the launcher for just long enough to get rather annoyed before I'm allowed to click the 'play' button. I usually launch the ...
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How do spawners work going in and out of the radius?

This is somewhat of an extension on this question. It has been answered that the spawner is activated when a player is withing a 17 block radius. Suppose I'm 16 blocks from the spawner. Timer is ...
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Using Mods with the new Minecraft Launcher [duplicate]

I read the question "How to install mods for the new minecraft launcher" and got the modified directory to show up in the list and I can load mods for a 1.5.2 version from the launcher now. The ...
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Why won't my horse show hearts when tamed?

I have ridden this horse a lot and have stopped getting thrown off, but I never got any hearts. Even Golden Apples and Golden Carrots don't give me hearts like the Minecraft wiki says they will when ...
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How can I get rid of this black hole in my minecraft world?

I have interesting bug that I have experienced before but has gone away on its own. This one is not going away though. I have a giant stripe or chunks missing from my desert biome, I would say ...
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Do calves jump?

This may seem like an odd question, but yes, this is what I wanted to know: do the baby cows jump occasionally, without specific reason? Rationale: I've built an automatic cow butchery. I have a ...
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Is it possible to prevent players from using hacks on a vanilla server?

I host a Vanilla (unmodded) Minecraft server, but often find that people are digging straight towards diamonds or instantly killing players with hacking clients. Is there a way to prevent people from ...
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Minecraft lags on a specific user

I have a really great desktop machine that I use for all sorts of games - i7 cpu 8gb ram 2gb GTX 660 graphics card. I have different users because I have small children and different settings for them ...
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Minecraft crashes often, and often repeatedly until I force an update. Then it crashes again [closed]

Regardless of when I crash, it's always the same console message that I see. 2013-07-02 08:14:32 [INFO] [STDERR] java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: -1 2013-07-02 08:14:32 [INFO] [STDERR] at ...
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Treasure chest contents - new content in old world after upgrade?

So, yesterday I've installed Minecraft 1.6 "Horse Update". I tamed my first horse and now I'd like to obtain a horse armor. I've read Horse Armor is spawned only in treasure chests. Around my home ...
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How can I tame a horse in 1.6?

When Minecraft 1.6.1 was released, there were donkeys, mules, and horses added to the game. I have spawned a couple of horses using the spawn egg on creative and tried to ride one but I get thrown off ...
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Is it possible to run the new Minecraft launcher v1.6.1 in the browser?

I have constantly run into the problem of being unable to run the Minecraft launcher, and the new launcher is no exception. I have tried a number of things including restarting my computer and ...
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Do I need to restart my world inorder to receive new game content? [duplicate]

Do I have to restart my world in order to get new features added to the game or does my world, before the update, gain the features on it's own?
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How do I get rid of a Dimensional Door?

I was playing survival with the Hexxit mod pack online, and I made a rift door (from Dimensional Doors mod) with a rift blade. Now I can't get rid of it, I have tried to remove it by spamming the ...
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Does the 1.6 minecraft launcher have command-line options to go directly to a profile?

I have two kids with different Minecraft accounts on the same Linux computer. Previously, I made each of them an icon which ran this: java -cp ~/minecraft/minecraft.jar ...
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What do the bee mutation pictures mean?

This first picture is from the Beealyzer. The picture is obviously supposed to represent the possible mutations, but I can barely see the picture let alone figure out what it means. This second ...
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How can you charge items with MJ?

This question has some controversy on how to charge a Power Tool from the Modular Powersuits mod. While it is commonly known that both EU, MJ, and UE can be used to charge it, I want to know how ...
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Have I just ruined my Minecraft save?

I made a Minecraft world using Mo's Creatures, Balkon's Weapon Mod and Rei's Minimap about a month ago. I updated Minecraft to 1.6 so I could test out the new features. The next day I accidentally ...
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Is there a way to find the heritage of my bees?

I'm using feed the beast and am currently trying to efficiently use the bees added by forestry, extra bees and thaumic bees. I want to find all possible bee-breeds without looking them up, this ...
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Can I have multiple minecraft mods in different worlds?

Is it possible for me to have different minecraft worlds with different mods? i.e i have a pixelmon world, (pokemon minecraft) with other mods like improved furnaces, craftguide and timber,and I might ...
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How to install mods for the new Minecraft launcher

I've recently changed to the new Minecraft launcher, and I have noticed a change in the .minecraft folder layout. I can no longer install mods just by copying it over into the versions/1.6.1 jar file, ...
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Can't eat food or shoot arrows in minecraft? [closed]

I can't eat or shoot arrows in Minecraft! I tried restarting the game, new minecraft.jar or relogging in. When I right click when I am holding food/bow with arrows, it doesn't do anything! Hunger is ...
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How far do I need to move to break Nether Portal link?

I've built a Nether Portal near my residence, but after going thought it, I find myself on top of a small floating island above a lake of lava. There's no way to get to the main land area. I've ...
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Port Forwarding a Minecraft Server with Netgear Genie

I have already made a Minecraft server of my own but it runs on Hamachi and my friends can connect to my network but can't connect to the server I made! I want to be able to set up a server that can ...
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Will this Instant Repeater design work reliably?

I'm currently looking into the mechanism of redstone in minecraft. For one circuit, I need an instant repeater, and reading Minecraft wiki, the smallest one so far is the 4x5x3 instant repeater by ...
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How to separate adult from baby animals?

Is there any way to automatically pick out adult animals (most preferably cows, but if you have info on other species, please share too) from the baby ones? Specifically, keep the baby animals away ...
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Admins On My Minecraft Server [closed]

I have just set up a new Minecraft server and was wondering: how do I put myself in creative and no one else? Is this a Bukkit plugin or can I do this without Bukkit? Remember I just want me to be ...
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How does redstone power side blocks? [duplicate]

I'm currently looking into the how redstone works in Minecraft and I stumbled across this behaviour and I can't explain why this works. Legend: Obsidian Block: O Redstone Wire: |, +, - Glowstone ...