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What is the lowest altitude at which wyverns appear?

I'm starting a new (large) map, and I plan to build my palace in mid-air to better see the lands under my rule. I want to ensure that when I'm relaxing in my glass-bottomed swimming pool drinking a ...
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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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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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Having trouble getting Steam Terraria running in Linux

I followed the instruction here to run Terraria on my Fedora install, and when I went to install .NET 4, it said it was already installed. I deleted the registry node, as the instructions say, but it ...
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How can I tunnel through water?

I'm trying to figure out how tunnel, both horizontally and vertically, through large bodies of water — preferably a method which can be used early in the game and which can be done with on-hand ...
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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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In hardmode, how large of a gap can hallow/corruption cross?

After destroying the Wall of flesh, the corruption and new hallow start to spread aggressively. I've noticed that they can spread across air gaps and (I think) past terrain they can't assimilate. How ...
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Is there a way to remove hallowed ground?

I want, for aesthetic and security reasons, to keep the Hallowed biome out of my village. Problem is, before I managed to stop it, it had already spread quite a bit, so I'm searching for a way to ...
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Do some ores become totally obsolete?

I'm currently sporting a full set of iron armour as well as Light's Bane and a Demon Bow and an assortment of silver and gold tools. I'm feeling like copper is now totally useless to me, except as a ...
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how do I grow tall glowing mushrooms?

I've planted a mushroom farm before and got it to grow small mushrooms. On the previous world I had created I actually got the tall mushrooms to grown in the farm -- they looked very cool. I started a ...
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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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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 do I control which NPCs live where?

An exciting new feature is described in the 1.1 patch notes: There is a new NPC housing interface that can be used to assign living areas to NPC’s. This interface will also tell you if a room ...
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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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Where can I find the goblin tinkerer?

With the 1.1 update, rocket boots are no longer a random drop. Instead they must be purchased from the goblin tinkerer. The wiki isn't very specific about where to find the little bugger, stating that ...
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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 do I make a monster spawner?

In one of the Terraria dev blog posts it was shown that it would be possible to create mob spawners in Terraria 1.1. Naturally, now I want to create my own. What materials do I need to collect? How ...
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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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Unset spawn point on protected servers?

While playing on some protected server, I noticed that once I had set my spawn point to one of the beds on the map, I could not revert to the default spawn point, since the bed as well as the room was ...
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Terraria and Hamachi

I have a Terraria server running at home for my friends to play. It works fine for them and myself when I play at home - but at work or on my mum's PC which are in different locations it doesn't. ...
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Does time pass when no one is present?

On a Terraria dedicated server, does time pass if no one is playing? I ask because I've started farming, and it would mean I can simply leave a dedicated server running without being connected, and ...
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Playing terraria on Ubuntu - Graphic card driver needed?

I'm trying to get Terraria working on my Ubuntu notebook (Xubuntu actually). I followed this guide and after hours of struggling I finally managed to install XNA, and .net and all the Microsoft stuff. ...
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How can I navigate and mine hell safely?

In Terraria 1.0.6, in the underworld (eg, hell): ash no longer falls down when unsupported mining a hellstone block produces a block of lava you can no longer place bricks where lava is - previously ...
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How can I get this party started?

I'm trying to create a social/common area for my NPCs, so that they don't have to spend all their time hanging out in their bedrooms. Unfortunately, all my NPC housing to date has been ...
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Why won't the Guide leave?

I'm making personalised houses for my NPCs, but they have decided to move into the wrong rooms. I've destroyed all the furniture, back walls and regular walls, and they still insist that the single ...
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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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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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What character builds and item combinations work well in Terraria?

I've been playing Terraria, and I have reached the state where I have more weapons, potions, armor types, spells and magical items than I can conveniently carry. So I've been wondering: Which items ...
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What keyboard shortcuts are in Terraria?

What keyboard shortcuts are in Terraria? Is it possible to change bindings?
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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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Why won't an NPC go into his house?

So, today the Demolitionist appeared, and night has now fallen, but instead of going to the cosy NPC friendly house I had ready for him, he seems to constantly wander between my house and the guide's ...
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Is it possible to pick up a thrown glowstick in Terraria?

I'm pretty new to this game and maybe I'm missing something obvious, but is there any way to pick up a glowstick after I throw it (usually accidentally...)?
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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 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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How does a Tiki Torch differ from a standard Torch?

In Terraria 1.0.6 Tiki Torches have been added, which can be crafted using a torch + 3 wood. How exactly do they differ from the standard torches?
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How does corruption spread?

I've tried to make an artificial Corruption biome in Terraria for two purposes: Farming mobs; Getting a lot of Vile Mushrooms; But I want to do it accurately and limit the size of the corrupted ...
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How can I get past corruption?

I have a golden pickaxe and mostly complete golden armor. I also have an enchanted boomerang. I'd like to go find the dungeon, but while I can make short work of most individual monsters, I can't ...
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How can I make a (horizontal) tunnel through sand?

I want to build a large, horizontal underground tunnel that spans my world, for quick travel. Unfortunately, if I tunnel under a desert all the sand falls down and I just make a giant hole wherever my ...
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what is the right way to use a water candle?

I have been wondering do water candles work if you place them on the floor or on the table, or if they only work if it is in your hand.
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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 book drops from Demons?

I finally arrived in hell (deep underground) for the first time. When I arrived there i fought two demons, separated by a thin layer of ash blocks. Even though it didn't do much damage, I attacked ...
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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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Protecting home and nearest territory from meteor

I've managed to build a beautiful big house in Terraria for me and NPCs. Also there is storage area with chests with loot inside in this house. How I can protect my house from being destroyed by a ...
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How do I multiply Lava and water?

In a recent post on planting alchemy ingredients on TerrariaOnline there is a mention of multiplication of lava. The post states the following: this blackened area is the "temporary" Lava ...
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Terraria online?

Does the game Terraria have a dedicated online server (like MMO games) that will save my progress? Or will I have to connect to other people like FPS games? Or can I do both?
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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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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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How do I earn gold?

I want to buy the Mining Helmet from the Merchant, but it costs 8 Gold Coins, and I do not have any. How do I get Gold Coins?
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Can someone guide me in making an NPC house? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How large does a house need to be for residents to move in? I need help making an NPC house because I seem to not have made my first correctly, i know this because the ...
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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 ...