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Can I sync players and worlds between multiple computers?

I want to play Terraria with the same players and worlds on two different computers. It looks like the files must be in My Documents\My Games\Terraria. Is there a way to sync those files between two ...
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Do plants in clay pots have to be offscreen to grow?

I'm starting a clay pot farm in Terraria with a modest two pots. One's got daybloom, the other moonglow. I didn't see any information that suggested they had to be offscreen to bloom, so I put my pots ...
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How do I mine safely in the underworld without Ash falling on me?

While mining in the underworld I noticed that ash block behave in a very peculiar way, like a hybrid of sand and solid blocks. They can stay up without needing support by blocks below them, but if you ...
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How to make sure that Fighter AI enemies fall into my trap/pit?

Consider this pit: During a Goblin Invasion, I noticed that some of the goblins drop down into it. As you can see, it's too deep for them to jump out of, and a little lava and I'd have myself a ...
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What do the new statues do?

Since the 1.1 update I've retrieved a few statues from underground houses. While I'm pretty sure that the bunny statue spawns bunnies, and the slime statue spawns slimes, I have no idea what the rest ...
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How can I break the corrupted rock?

I decided it was time to investigate the corruption, but I can't break the corrupted rock (or whatever it is that looks like rock inside the corrupted area). My silver pickaxe or bombs simply don't do ...
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How can I drain an area easily? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tunnel through water? I accidentally flooded my mine. I am yet to find sand (early part of the game). How can I easily clear out water which is about 15 deep? ...
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How do I loot life crystals?

I bumped into these life crystals, which used to be looted with a hammer, but now in 1.2, I cannot do that anymore. How do I loot the crystals?
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Help, how high am I?

I was watching the trailer for Terraria, and I can see a height/depth indicator on some of the footage - how do you enable this?
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In Terraria, is there an order in NPC appearance in addition to the minimum requirements for each one?

I noticed a strange thing about Demolitionist that I do not see mentioned on wiki. Practically on my world I created immediately a good number of houses with all requirements needed to accommodate an ...
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How can I save the world from both good and evil corruption?

After the Wall of Flesh, the hallow appears and corruption spreads even faster. Corruption spreads through everything Except Hallow Hallow spreads through everything Except mud (jungle) Except ...
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Where can I find Goblin Scouts?

In Terraria 1.0.6, the Goblin Scout was added — however, he's not part of the Goblin Invasion. Where might I find this elusive beast?
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How can I summon a meteorite?

I've heard people talk (or at least, saw them write on forums) that they summoned meteors to create meteorite weapons and armor. How do I exactly spawn these meteors and what can I make out of ...
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Revert something you crafted to its raw ingredients?

Is it possible to break an item down to its raw ingredients? Such as breaking an Iron Bar into 3 Iron Ore? On a similar note, is it possible to undo something you've built right after building it ...
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Is there a way to use an item without placing it on the hotbar first?

Is there a way to use an item (e.g. a mushroom to heal) in Terraria without placing it on the hotbar first? I know about the "use health potion" shortcut but I wonder if there's a general way that ...
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Does Terraria have any Lore?

Sandbox type games tend to present you with a pristine landscape, allowing you to make up the story as you goes along (cf. Minecraft, Sim City [?], etc.). At first glance, the same should apply to ...
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What is the fastest way to farm Mimics in Terraria?

Mimics look like chests and seem to spawn relatively rarely. Is there an efficient way to farm them for their drops?
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How can I halt the spread of corruption after winning hell?

After defeating the Wall of Flesh, corruption is spreading much faster and bypasses sunflowers. Are there any other methods of halting it than hallowing?
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Protecting objects in Terraria

I run a dedicated server for Terraria and have a bit of a problem lately with younger people (such as my brother or a friend's brother) playing and finding it hilarious to: Cheat and give themselves ...
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How long do dropped items persist?

How long do dropped items persist in Terraria? I somehow dropped a gold pick in a corner I couldn't get to, and when I went to retrieve it, it had disappeared. Under what conditions do dropped ...
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Can Rocket Boots be found in Chests?

One of the few items I have yet to obtain in Terraria is a pair of rocket boots. Common wisdom is that they drop from the goblin invasions that occur every so often. Scuttlebutt says they also spawn ...
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Can I run multiple copies of Terraria if I bought it on Steam?

I play Terraria a bit with my brother and friends and I am always the one with the server, but sometimes while I am playing it gets a bit boring and I want to play on my own world and character (I do ...
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Move to a new world

In the Terraria 1.0.5 changelog, I read that parts of the world generation algorithm have been changed. So, I would like to create a new world and move my character there, but how can I easily ...
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Why aren't my guide and other dead NPCs respawning in Terraria?

I am currently in hard mode and during a blood moon, several of my NPCs including my guide and my healer died. it's been several in game "days" now and they have yet to respawn. Is there a way to ...
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What makes plants bloom?

The latest patch for Terraria added in a bunch of new plants (and their seeds) for use in alchemy. I'd like to make a sustainable farm for these new plants, but I'm having trouble determining when ...
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How do I defeat the Dungeon Guardian?

So apparently, as of the last update, there is a special "Baby Skeletron Head" pet one can obtain by killing the Dungeon Guardian. Last I checked (or died trying), I died from an instantaneous one ...
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How do I get Souls?

A lot of the cool new recipes in patch 1.1 I've found out via asking the Guide require some sort of Soul, of which there appear to be numerous different types. For example: Soul of Light Soul of ...
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Eater of worlds isn't so world hungry

I spawned the Eater of Worlds twice and both times he mysteriously went below the surface and didn't re-surface. In fact, I eventually received the message "Eater of Worlds has been slain!" What ...
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What are the conditions for cactus to grow in Terraria?

In my current world, I built a horizontal tunnel from my home to the nearest demon altar, at a depth of 8 feet above sea level. As it happens, this tunnel passed through a relatively large area of ...
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Should I move my village underground before triggering hardmode?

I would like for my village to continue to be a peaceful place after I kill the Wall of Flesh. With the Hallow/Corruption spreading, is it possible to create an area on the surface that is unaffected ...
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What are these red triangle-shaped things?

I found this red triangle formation while exploring and I am unsure what it is. I don't want to touch it until I know; what is it?
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The Terraria endgame, what is left to do?

I wear a full set of molten armor. I use Muramasa, Blue Moon and a Pheonix Blaster as weapons. I defeated the Eye of Cthulhu, the Eater of World and Skeletron. I killed a goblin army without ever ...
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What's the maximum health amount I can have by using Hearts to upgrade my max health?

I'm curious. How high can I get?
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The Eye of Cthulhu disappeared after I reloaded the game. Is there a way to get it back?

I was playing Terraria earlier, having just reached the Hell layer (~3000ft.) and after I killed one of those annoying imps, I got a message stating: You feel an evil presence is watching you. I ...
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How do I make a thin layer of lava for mob farming?

I've seen videos of people making monster farmers with wires, switches, statues and a thin layer of lava to kill the newly created monster. They always seem to have a perfectly created layer of lava ...
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Can NPCs really die?

I'm in the middle of a Blood Moon night and fighting horde of monsters. In a Blood Moon wiki's page, it is written that: This can put the player's home and NPCs in peril. In fact I see that ...
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Can I play Terraria on a Mac?

I've been meaning to try out Terraria, but it requires Windows and I only have a Mac. I can use things like Boot Camp or a virtual machine, but is there a way to run it without resorting to running a ...
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Can anything be done to fix the lag in Terraria Multiplayer?

Single player runs just fine, but multiplayer seems to lag for me and my two friends. It doesn't matter who hosts it. Our computers are fairly decent - good video cards, cpu, lots of ram, etc, but ...
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What new NPCs are available in 1.2?

I seem to recall it being stated that the 1.2 update includes a number of new, friendly NPCs. What are they, and what are the requirements for each to appear?
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Does destroying additional demon altars generate more cobalt / mythril / adamantite?

After defeating the Wall of Flesh I headed off to the nearest corruption and destroyed a bunch of demon altars. Upon destroying the fourth one the message "Your world has been blessed with cobalt" ...
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How can I continuously explore in Terraria?

I'm playing Terraria again with the 1.0.6 update so I started a new world for a fresh experience. Unfortunately, I'm running into the same frustrations I've hit before when exploring. Starting from ...
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Is the Guide the ultimate crafting guru?

In the Guide's crafting help menu, you can give him an item and he will show you what you can make with that item and which crafting station you have to use to make it. Does the Guide know all of the ...
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Do Safes and Piggy Banks hold the same items?

It says in the Wiki that both the Piggy Bank and Safe can be used as an extension of storage, but having multiple of the same thing only accesses the same items. Question: Do Piggy Banks and Safes ...
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How can I gain silver coins quickly?

I am trying to attract merchant on my world and I read on wiki that I need at least 50 silver coins. What is the fastest way to farm silver coins in a just created world?
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Can NPC houses have two doors?

In Terraria game, we can build houses for NPCs. They must be at least 8x5 from inside, and surrounded by walls and blocks. It must also have a chair, a table and a door. But... Can it have two doors? ...
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Why are these blocks unbreakable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I break the corrupted rock? I'm in the corruption, and I noticed that the rock here is indestructible. Why? The block type I'm facing can't be destroyed
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How quickly can I trigger a statue?

I finally found my first Bunny Statue and want to wire it up so that I can farm it for a Bunny Hood when the next Blood Moon hits. However, information on how best to wire up a statue seems somewhat ...
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My silver pickaxe got damaged. How is it possible?

I crafted my first silver pickaxe in Terraria 1.1. I did not examine its stats until some time later. The name color is grey with -14% damage. I have no problem mining with it but killing monsters ...
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Can I find a Goblin Tinkerer on a pre-1.1 world?

I'm never sure what to do when Terraria updates, make a new world or continue on my old one where I already have my potion/mushroom farms/proper storage. I really want to make some of the things that ...
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Locked chests in the dungeon: where to find the keys and what to expect inside?

The 1.2 update added some new locked chests to the dungeon. Where can I find their matching keys and what can I expect to find inside these chests? Are the rewards unique? Will I need to generate many ...