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What defines whether or not a wolf becomes hostile?

In Minecraft, what actions does the player need to avoid in order to keep the wolves peaceful so they don't murderously devour the player? I was just walking, and I attacked a sheep. All of a sudden I ...
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Nether portals exiting into a different location

I've been having issues with a Nether portal - when I build the portal and enter the Nether, everything is fine. The portal is in the right location, I've checked the overworld coordinates, divided ...
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How to install X-Ray texture pack for 1.6.2?

Im trying to download a minecraft x-ray texture pack. I've tried this one: http://www.curse.com/texture-packs/minecraft/x-ray-craft/ but it doesn't work, because it's for 1.5.2. Please help me find ...
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How can I make a Random Number Generator with vanilla redstone?

I'm working on a game for my Minecraft server that includes the element of chance. The idea is that there are 6 buttons. One of them (randomly determined by redstone circuitry) results in wealth, ...
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How can I recover my deleted Minecraft bin folder and minecraft.jar? [closed]

I was trying to make my own resource pack, and I put lots of unneeded files in it, such as my bin folder. I deleted it thinking it was a bunch of copies, but turns out, they weren't. I tried to get ...
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Can I disable permanent potion effects in minecraft? [closed]

I accidentally got permanent speed and jump boost on Minecraft, and its really annoying! Is there any way to disable this?
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Blocks won't break without right tool [duplicate]

I'm not in Adventure Mode, but I must use the right tools to destroy blocks. It does it at some points while I am playing, and then it stays like that and don't know why. Does anyone know what i am on ...
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How can you cook a cow with a dispenser and lava?

As of 1.6.2, what is the most compact way to cook a cow/pig/chicken with a dispenser and a lava bucket? Or what is the most compact way to send two fast pulses in order to activate the dispenser and ...
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Fire Protection vs Protection

Does anyone know how much the difference is between a full set of armor with at least level 4 "Fire Protection" on all items and a set of level 4 "Protection" if you swim in lava? I'm thinking about ...
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If an item is too powerful to repair, am I screwed?

I have a bow that has Power IV, Flame II, Punch II, and Infinity I, and also it's renamed. According to the wiki, that has a base value of 38. Since the max level is 39, that would mean practically ...
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Why isn't my mob spawner spawning mobs? [closed]

I've tried building a mob spawner in my house. It's on cobblestone, completely made of cobblestone, 2x2 tunnel width and a 32x32 at the top, 5 blocks high, completely dark. Nothing spawns up there ...
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What fuel sources will my turtle accept?

What fuel sources do turtles accept? It seems that they used to accept more sources than they do now, and by now I mean any of the 1.5.2 mods, and by before I mean pre-1.5.2 mods.
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What are the IDs for the spawners in minecraft? [duplicate]

I tried to do /give Nickbrownie 52 1 58 the ID is 52:58 and its supposed to give an Enderman Spawner I placed it and it was a piggy spawner please help me!
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Does zero-damage hit to a zombie still trigger the “summon”?

I got an idea for improving efficiency of an XP farm, but I don't know how viable it would be. Considering Snow farming is easy, gathering a bunch of snowballs is quite trivial. They could be ...
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Preventing blocks form gravitating to player

I'm currently playing with the Hexxit mod pack and the blocks/items are gravitating to me and when my inventory is full, they will orbit around my FOV. I'm not sure if this is desired behaviour, but ...
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Why does META-INF keep coming back? [duplicate]

I want to use the mod I've installed. I have Forge installed and I have ended the task "Java", but everytime I delete META-INF it keeps coming back everytime I open the Minecraft Launcher 1.2.1. But I ...
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Can you tell if your horse is drowning?

Can you tell if a horse is drowning? Do bubbles appear like your air? How long will it take for the horse to drown?
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Ender Dragon characteristics

How far can the Ender Dragon see? Does it try and stay close to the re-charge towers (Ender Crystals)? I am trying find out if I can build a Endermen EXP farm in the End while the dragon is still ...
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Can you dye a Snow Golem?

I know it is possible to change the color of sheep using dye. I've also learned that you can change the color of a tamed wolf this wasy too. Does this also work on other mobs, specifically the ...
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Will wolves attack Ocelots?

Will wolves attack and kill ocelots in Minecraft? I know they kill sheep. I just don't want my cats being eaten.
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Setting up a bukkit server for personal use on linux, isn't installing properly, not sure why

I have been trying to set up a bukkit server to run on localhost, so that I'd be the only one playing it. I had someone on another forum help me get started by saying, basically, "Download the ...
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Is it possible to keep wolves from following you?

Is it possible in Minecraft to stop tamed wolves from following you?
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Do Snow Golems die in the rain?

I know they have a weakness to water and will lose hearts but can they die if they enter the rain?
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Is it possible for Snow golems to “work”?

Is it possible for snow golems to "work" around a home? I'm talking about picking up items and opening doors, little stuff like that.
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How to prevent snow steps from Snow Golems?

Is there a mod or a command that will stop snow golems from leaving snow on the floor? I made a wonderful home and it's being tarnished by the appearance of the snow!
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Is there a definitive modding community for Minecraft? [closed]

I'm looking to download some mods for Minecraft. I'm new to the modding community and unsure whether there is a website or community centered around modding Minecraft that is a 'One-stop' place for ...
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How do I install the Aether II Minecraft mod on Mac?

I asked this question on Minecraftforum.net and got no response. I'm trying to install the Aether II mod for Minecraft on my Mac. I've watched a number of YouTube videos on how, but they all ...
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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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Is there any way of making a snow golem survive in hot biomes?

Snow golems won't survive in the Nether (neither spawned in nor built ones). Is there a way to make a snow golem survive in the Nether and other hot biomes in vanilla Minecraft (i.e., without using ...
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Force Minecraft to use one outbound port to connect to my server

I have a Minecraft server running on a server. It runs on port 25565 and I can connect to it at home. At school, however (it's a boarding school), due to the port blocking, I can't connect to the ...
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How can I prevent players from placing blocks on an unmodded server?

I am working on making a vanilla Minecraft server but I want to prevent people from placing blocks at all. Is there any way?
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How do I install TNT Run or any other mini game?

I had trouble installing mods so I've been using Magic Launcher. I would like to play TNT Rn and other mini games, but I don't know how to get it to work. Can anyone tell me?
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What happens when a quarry mines a chest?

I have a quarry mining above an abandoned mine. There's a good chance eventually the quarry will mine a chest block. Will the quarry suck up the chest with its contents, or just the chest?
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How do I enter commands?

I have tried all the cheats it gives you but none of them work. Do you need to keep the < or [? Do you need to add spaces? How do you change your game mode?
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Can I make pistons retriggerable?

...by any other means than madly pulsing their input? The picture illustrates my problem. The piston was powered up when both spaces between it and the obsidian block were filled with cobblestone. ...
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Feed the Beast Unhinged Version History

My server is currently running FTB Unhinged version 1.0.1 I logged in today and noticed that for the first time ever FTB Unhinged is no longer a private code only pack, and it seems to be released to ...
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How do I find a Stronghold in Minecraft? [duplicate]

I'd like to know any hints, tips, or pretty much anything on how to find strongholds. I already know that they're frequently found under swamps, and that you can find them with an Eye of Ender, but ...
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Can you remove the “1.6.2 is Available” nag message in older versions of Minecraft?

Recently I upgraded to the newest version of Minecraft only to find out that it's not compatible with a few of my favorite mods that I use. So I got my backup 1.5.2 jar, and used a custom launcher ...
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Moving minecraft mods from old Mac to new Mac

I have an old Macbook with Minecraft 1.5.2. I have several dozen mods I use daily. I just got a new Macbook Pro and downloaded the Minecraft app. It works fine. But I need my mods. So I went to the ...
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How should I arrange my bookshelf mechanism?

I want to build bookshelves in groups on pistons to maximize a smaller space. Do I need to make each bookshelf independent or, what are the most logical groupings for low, middle and high ...
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FTB Ultimate Server constantly giving “can't keep up!” errors

I am looking for some tips for getting a FTB Ultimate server server up to speed. I constantly get the "Can't Keep Up" messages. I am running a FTB ultimate 1.1.2 server on Windows 2008 R2, with an ...
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What caused my TNT Minecarts to explode?

So I'm planning a violent execution: I'm planning to set up a load of TNT carts around the convicted, and ignite them all at once by activating the rails. So far so good... The carts have ...
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When you break a glass block/pane can you get it back?

I have never been able to tell if I could break glass and get it back (like dirt, wood, cobblestone etc). Is this possible at all? I am playing version 1.6.2.
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Any more compact self-activating piston designs?

I need to push incoming blocks in a new direction using a piston activated as soon as there is a new block to be pushed. In the screenshot, if the block from below is pushed in front of the piston, it ...
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Will wild horses jump wooden fences?

On the wiki it says: It is possible to jump over wooden fences while riding a horse. However, will a wild horse also jump over a fence (1.5 blocks)? If so, what can I use instead to contain ...
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What Items do creepers destroy? [duplicate]

What items can you retrieve intact if a creeper explodes in certain biomes? I usually get sand and grass. Can you also get sandstone and stone as well?
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What's the range on an Ender Chest?

Is there a limit to how far an ender chest will allow you to transport bulk items? If so how far is that limit?
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Automatic item recognition

With hopper taking items from chest in specific order I could use the chest storage as a program tape for whatever programmable mechanism I would like to use it. I've made a simple circuit that clocks ...
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How do you stop squid from despawning? [duplicate]

In Minecraft how do you stop squids from despawning without name tags!
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Are mob spawners versioned?

I've just made a mobspawner trap in my world after updating to 1.6.1, after the world (and chunk with the spawner) was created a while ago maybe in 1.2/1.3? In either case, the world was spawned ...