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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Why isn't my Minecraft LAN server working?

My LAN server won't let my cousin join me or me join my cousin. It won't show up on the multiplayer screen - it keeps saying "scanning for LAN servers" but it never finds it. I am at his house and we ...
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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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Why can't I destroy or place blocks?

I'm playing on a Survival world with cheats on, "easy" difficulty, and at night in-game. I didn't have a sword or anything to make a sword with, and I was starving, so I switched to Creative to give ...
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Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft?

Similar to this question on the bugs in Minecraft, I would like a complete list of what error codes exist in Minecraft and how they occur, as well as how they can be resolved.
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Minecraft crashes on launch with EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION, Problematic frame: ig4dev32.dll or ig4dev64.dll or ig4icd32.dll or ig4icd64.dll

When I try to launch Minecraft 1.7.4 or newer, the game crashes on startup, and the game output screen says this: # EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=*, pid=*, tid=* # # JRE version: ...
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Finding my house in minecraft

I wandered too far to go look for sheep and now I'm on a completely different island. How do I find my way back to my house?
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Does Herobrine exist?

I've seen videos of a mob named Herobrine being summoned or randomly encountered. He has the default Minecraft skin but with glowing white eyes. Are these videos all hoaxes or is there a way to summon ...
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Lost my bin folder and my minecraft binary files, what do I do?

The other day I was trying to download something for minecraft and it involved my bin folder. So I was looking for it and couldn't find it. I then thought that I might have accidentally deleted it, ...
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Is it possible to turn a Minecraft single player map into multi-player server? [closed]

I've got some funky minecraft maps that I'd like to share with my friends. However, they're, more often than not, far away and unable to stop by my computer and see what I've wrought. I was wondering ...
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How can I avoid mobs spawning inside my house while I sleep?

The latest Minecraft update now has beds, which is very nice for the first few nights of the game while you establish a mob-resistant area that you can work in during the night. For reference, you ...
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How can I trick Minecraft into thinking two computers are on the same wifi network?

Minecraft's got an "Open to LAN" feature, which can be used to set up a local server when two computers running Minecraft are on the same network. Some young relatives of mine use this to play ...
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How do you install Minecraft mods on a Mac?

I've seen videos for Minecraft mods which add features like oil, pipes and guns. Where can I find these mods, and how do I install them on a Mac?
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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 turn off the Minecraft 1.7.2 Super Secret Settings?

How do I turn off the Minecraft 1.7.2 super secret settings? I tried F3 and F4, hitting Esc repeatedly, all things mentioned on blogs – nothing is working.
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How do I download Minecraft 1.6.4?

I tried connecting to a server this morning but it said "outdated client". I understand that that means I have to get Minecraft 1.6.4 but I have no clue how to do it. I tried getting it on ...
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How exactly do I install Minecraft Mods and what is Forge?

I'm having a really, really hard time figuring out how to install mods on Minecraft. I've looked everywhere I can think of for help but the information is almost always outdated or unhelpful. I've ...
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How do I keep two different versions of Minecraft installed?

When a major version of Minecraft is released, it takes a while before mods are updated to work with it. It can happen that you want to install the new version, but keep a copy of the old version with ...
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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 do I change NEI to cheat mode?

When I heard that you could look up recipes and cheat items with Not Enough Items, I downloaded NEI. It worked, and then I got another mod and the all of a sudden NEI still worked, but it was locked ...
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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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Will new Minecraft features appear in existing worlds?

I'm a new Minecrafter, and was wondering if new updates are backwards compatible. Specifically, will the new "Adventure Update" features (Beta 1.8) appear in existing worlds created with Beta 1.7 and ...
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I'm stuck in a teleporting loop. What can I do?

I set a command block to /tp. It was supposed to activate only if you had 0 time left, and to activate the command block with a hopper clock to keep giving it power. But it is not checking if you ...
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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 Diamonds. What's the best way ...
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What causes an item to disappear in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What persists after a respawn in Minecraft? I've apparently lost my diamond sword due to a death far from my spawn point. Was I just unlucky or do items disappear if you ...
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My Custom Skin won't Change

I made a skin from skincraft and it export it to minecraft.net. I choose my skin and upload it. at the top it says, "Your skin has been changed! Please wait a few seconds for it to update." I go to ...
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How can I keep monsters out of my nether regions?

In order to find myself some nice lapis lazuli and get away from my current base, I'm building a little tunnel in the Nether to allow me to get into the midst of some fresh chunks fairly quickly. I ...
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How Do I Make a Custom Texture Pack For Minecraft? (16x16)

I've been toying with the idea of creating a custom texture pack for Minecraft, just to see how successful I'll be at it. Problem is, I have no idea how to go about doing this. Where do I begin, ...
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Why won't my nether portal bring me back where I left?

On our minecraft server, I've built a Nether portal in my basement. Which connected two-way (tested) to a location in the Nether. This nether portal took me to an area in the nether which was a ...
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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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Is the .minecraft folder hidden on a Mac?

I have a friend who is playing with me on a server we've created. Unfortunately, he is on a Mac whereas I am on a Windows machine. I told him that I should be able to compile and send a .minecraft ...
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I'm stuck underground. How do I get back to the surface?

I'm stuck underground. I can't mine any further to reach lava. There is no water nearby, and zombies can't reach me. I can't see to find any blocks to suffocate my character. NBTEdit and similar ...
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Where is my Minecraft folder on Windows?

I don't have a minecraft folder. I've looked through forums and videos, followed all the steps. I just don't have one. I have windows 7, and I have "view hidden files" turned on. I have look in the ...
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How do I resolve this error when installing the Forge source? [closed]

I try to install the forge source (build number 953) but when I run install.cmd it shows this error: ================ Forge ModLoader Setup Start =================== MCP Detected already, not ...
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How Can I Butcher Animals en Masse?

So, my friend just implemented a bunch of new mods into his SMP server, which meant a host of new commands to play with. I thought I'd give the /mobspawn command a few goes, and see what I could ...
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How do I change player name in Minecraft smp in offline mode on a Mac?

This post pretty much summarizes my question : How do I change player name in minecraft multiplayer in offline mode in Linux? I know for a fact that Mac and Linux are both Unix based And the ...
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How do I select two types of entities in Minecraft with the type selector?

I've asked this question towards a developer for Minecraft and I thought I'd ask here too since they might not see the question. How do I select two types of entities in Minecraft? For example, ...
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What causes a “Java Hotspot 64-Bit Server VM Warning”?

I get this warning: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: Using incremental CMS is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release What does it mean?
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Minecraft Forge 1.7.10 keeps crashing as soon as I launch the game with EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)? [duplicate]

After successfully installing Minecraft Forge 1.7.10 using the Windows Installer, the game crashes as soon as it begins to launch. After crashing, the games screen reads this: [12:09:24] [main/INFO] ...
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Minecraft crashes with “EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)” [duplicate]

I am trying to install Minecraft for the first time. I have tried to uninstall Java and reinstall. I have tried shutting off the firewalls. I do not know what else to try. Anyone have any ideas? I am ...
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What do I do if I don't have a META-INF folder or minecraft.jar?

I have looked all over the Internet for solutions but I have got nothing. I want to install the minepainter mod but I need a META-INF folder and a minecraft.jar.
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How can I level water?

It may be my inner OCD, but situations like this annoy me to no end. Sometimes, a patch of water is "ruined" for no apparent rational reason and all attempts to restore it to normality are met with ...
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Can two users play on a Minecraft server using the same account?

I bought a Minecraft account for my little brother for Christmas, and I'd like to play with him on my server every now and then. If I log in while he's on, however, it kicks him off since we have the ...
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What can I do to secure my towns/castles/hovels from climbing spiders?

So with the latest patch spiders can climb walls. What can we do to secure our towns/castles/hovels against these new mobile menaces? Does adding a lip to the wall work? Or is there some block they ...
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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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I've lost my portal home, and I am invincible. How can I leave the nether?

I've gone into the Nether and seemed to have lost my portal out of it, I also can't die in lava or by mobs attacking me, I'm appear to be invincible and can't die. This is Single Player by the way. ...
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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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When do mobs despawn in Minecraft?

I understand monsters only spawn in a 9 x 9 grid of chunks centered on the player, and I assume they stay around while they remain within that distance of you. But do they despawn as soon as you move ...
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How do I get the Ender Dragon egg and what does it do?

So I finally killed the Ender Dragon! As I was climbing the portal back to the world, I noticed that on top of the column there was an egg. So I attacked, mined, clicked and nothing happened, it just ...
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Minecraft Forge 1.7.10 will not start

My minecraft will not start on only that version, I have a Windows 7 computer with Java 8u20 installed, because the latest java 7 update will not work at all(plus imma dev for other stuff). ...
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Is there any way to cause lava source blocks to replicate in Minecraft?

You can create an infinite well using two buckets of water and a hole that is one block deep and two blocks by two blocks wide. I'm wondering if it's possible to do a similar thing with lava, now ...