Mojang's exploration and survival based sandbox game in almost endless, procedurally generated worlds. This tag is for (vanilla) Minecraft on the PC. See the tag wiki for related tags.

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How do I quickly create a safe shelter?

I've recently started playing Minecraft, and I only have a little experience with enemies (I've been playing with the peaceful setting so I can figure out what the heck I'm doing). When I did play ...
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What's the most efficient Minecraft mining strategy?

When I'm not exploring fresh caves or lands in minecraft, I'm busy trying to find deposits of diamond, gold and iron deep in the earth. So far I've just been digging around just above bedrock on a ...
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How do I get the lava in my lava fountain to flow?

I am on a multiplayer server and am trying to create a lava fountain in front of my door. I have it enclosed in an area so the lava won't block any routes. The only problem is that I can't get the ...
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Can the mobs climb ladders?

I need to prevent mobs from getting into my shelter, and I have an exposed lower area with a ladder leading up to the shelter proper. If a zombie or something spawns down there at night, can it reach ...
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What is the objective in Minecraft Classic?

I heard a lot of voices about MineCraft so I decided to visit its site. I found two versions there, MineCraft Alpha and MineCraft Classic. I tried to play MineCraft Classic, but I didn't really ...
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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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What can I do to help orienting myself in Minecraft Alpha?

The current cave I'm working on is becoming unwieldy and disorienting. It's becoming harder and harder for me to keep bearings of where I am and what is the fastest way to my shelter. I'm looking for ...
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How do I find diamonds?

The durability of iron tools is really starting to annoy me, but in all my hours of playing I've only stumbled across one deposit of diamond ore that provided around 7 gems. What's the best way to ...
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What is Redstone used for in Minecraft?

I've found several piles of Redstone in Minecraft, but I can't seem to find a coherent explanation as to what it does or how to use it. Does anyone know what it's used for, and how to use it ...
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What persists after a respawn in Minecraft?

I've died a few times before reaching the point where I can get some action going; after each death I was unable to recover the contents of my inventory. Is my inventory lost forever after death? ...
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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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How do you host a multi-player survival game in Minecraft?

I've downloaded all the required files in order to host an on-line multi-player Minecraft game on my computer, and successfully made a server. However, it seems that I can only make games in free ...