A 2011 2D action-adventure/RPG, developed by Re-Logic. Use this tag for the PC version.

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How can I kill adorable animals?

With version 1.0.4 of Terraria came fluffy little bunnies hopping in my fields and happy little goldfish swimming in my lakes, grateful for the sanctuary my base provides them against the horrors of ...
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What is the progression route in Terraria?

I'm kind of stuck in Terraria. I have full silver armor and 12 hearts (gold/silver gear). I have just killed the Eye of Cthulhu. I was thinking about gathering gold armor, but gold is damn scarce. I ...
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Can I transfer my Terraria character from one PC to another?

Currently my map server is run on my laptop at home, and my brother and I play via LAN each on his desktop PC. However, I'd like to transfer my character from the Desktop PC to my laptop in order to ...
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Can meteorites land on wood platforms?

The official wiki contains the following bit of advice regarding meteors: Note that if you have built a single-block bridge in the sky in search of Floating Islands it is possible for a meteorite ...
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How do I build a house for my NPCs?

I read on the wiki that people will move in under the following conditions: You do something to please them An empty house is available with a light source, table, and chair (also with walls). I ...
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How do I sleep or skip nights?

I was able to build a bed in Terraria and I thought it could allow me to sleep. By clicking on it, instead, I set only the spawn point. Is it possible sleep in other ways or eventually skip nights ...
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How do I progress past the initial tier of gear/crafting in Terraria?

I've been playing Terraria for a few hours. I've got the basics understood - I've built houses for NPCs, explored, mined resources, etc. At this point I've got a gold Broadsword and some Copper ...
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Precious minerals in Terraria

I've found some Emerald, Diamond and Amethyst but haven't seen what I can do with it. I'm still in the beginning stages, trying to outfit myself in gold armor and weapons. I was curious if I should ...
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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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Is Starbound the sequel to Terraria? or what is their relationship?

A game called 'Starbound' popped up on Steam and I am confused as I am waiting for Terraria 2. I love Terraria and some various websites said that the Starbound developer team has members from the ...
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How can I escape from deep lakes?

I just fell into a deep lake underground and miserably died because I was not able to jump out. Are there any techniques to survive in this case, or is this one of the dangerous aspects of being a ...
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What do I do with all this money?

I am still pretty new to this awesome game, but I've got a ton of money from mining minerals and selling all sorts of stuff. I've bought the miner's helmet, and some dynamite and a few other things ...
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How does NPC naming work?

Prior to the 1.1 release, my friends and I always referred to the guide as Brian. When we generated our new world, the guide had a name: Trent. This was sub-optimal, but we didn't try to do anything ...
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Why are my Terraria characters restricted from being certain colors?

One of my favorite hex colors is "Slate Gray": 2F4F4F (or 47 79 79). I'm currently trying to make a character for the first time in Terraria, and I've found that the 'blue' value for color is ...
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What's the most efficient mining pattern?

Assuming that you are going to start mining from surface to underground, what is the most efficient mining pattern that guarantees the highest probabilities to find mineral? It would be nice to have a ...
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Switching ammo for bows in Terraria

Aside from the boring wooden arrows there are several more powerful arrows that one can use. But I can't find any option to choose which kind of arrow I want to shoot. How can I switch between ...
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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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Can you pause Terraria?

I can't find a pause button in Terraria, is there one? If I press the escape key, it just brings up my inventory - I tried pressing different keys, but none of them seem to do anything.
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How do I find good minerals in Terraria?

How far do I need to dig to find good minerals and materials for good items? I think I've been digging for almost 200 blocks now and all I find is copper, iron, silver and gold. Where do I find good ...
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What can't I blow up with dynamite?

I know that Dynamite can destroy Hellstone Bricks but not Hellstone Ore, and that Dynamite can destroy meteorite, ebonstone, and the suit of "uninteresting" (Stone/Dirt/Mud/Grass) blocks. Is ...
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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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How to move faster in Terraria?

Is it possible move faster in Terraria? I mean, when you are very deep in the underground is it possible returning to the surface faster, using elevator, for example, or other things? Or when you need ...
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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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Is there a way to save a map without also exiting it?

Is there a way to save a Terraria map without also exiting the map? Last night I was victim to a power outage that lost me a lot of work. I'd like to avoid this in the future, but it seems overly ...
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How does Terraria scale enemy spawning in multiplayer?

Having played a lot of both single-player and multiplayer Terraria at this point, I've noticed that more enemies spawn when I'm exploring with my buddy than when I'm alone on my server. It doesn't ...
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What is this purple claw thing (Demon Altar) and what can I do with it?

What are these things? When I get close to it I take damage, but I can't hurt it. What does it do and what is it?
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How can I put a demon altar in my house?

I'd like to make a compact crafting station, so I think I'd like to place a demon altar, like in the Terraria Crafting 101 Guide. But, how can I actually obtain one? The wiki says that hitting them ...
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Roughly when is a good time to battle Skeletron?

I've got full Shadow gear, a Phaseblade, 360 health, at least 10 mana stars, Starfury, Red Balloon, and other magical items. I mostly acquired them from floating islands, but I can defeat the Eye of ...
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What are the different worlds' size in Terraria?

In Terraria, you can choose the world's size when creating a new one. The current version of the game offers three choices : small, medium and large. What is the size of the world for each option ...
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Is there a way to change my spawn point in Terraria?

In Terraria, I built a house a little ways away from where I spawn. But, when I re-join/ respawn, it puts me back at that spawn point, which gets very annoying. Is there a way to move my spawn point?
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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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Differences between PC, console and mobile versions of Terraria?

I love the game Terraria for PC and played it for ages. Now I saw Terraria on the PS3-Store and gave it a shot. After some wandering around I saw something like a snow/ice-biome and realised later on, ...
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How the hell am I supposed to survive in the underworld?

The minute I reach the border of the underworld, fire imps start popping up everywhere, nuking me with fireballs from every conceivable angle. In addition, 3 huge skeleton worms show up ramming into ...
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How can you make an NPC move house?

Is there any way to move an NPC from one house to another in Terraria?
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Time Requirement for Meteors?

I started a new world solely for the purpose of spawning and mining a meteorite. I smashed a shadow orb and waited through the whole night and one never fell. I've done this twice already and the ...
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In Terraria, what differences are there between stone and wood when used to build a house?

Is there any difference between stone and wood when used to build a house? Apart from the fact that they look different. Specifically does stone provide more protection?
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Is it a bad idea to have a water candle in my house?

I have collected a couple of water candles from the Dungeon biome and since reading the item description and the wiki article about it I realise that may have been a bad idea: Holding this may ...
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How can I improve my chances to find Hearts (Life Crystals)?

I'm having trouble discovering Hearts (Life Crystals) to increase my maximum hearts (health). Is there a pattern on how to discover them or a certain depth range I should be looking? I've found ...
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How can I create an efficient tree farm?

I've created a wooden tower with wood platform bridges to find floating islands. As a result, I need a lot of wood and my supply is running low. I had actually planned for this and created a tree ...
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How can I clown-proof an area?

During bloodmoons I like to use a bunny spawner setup to farm cash. I also have some other fancy stuff built near my bunny farm. However, during bloodmoons clowns spawn. Clowns are bad. Clowns throw ...
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Multi story houses in terraria

How can I build houses on top of each other? I've seen people do it but the wiki says houses can't share doors or wooden platforms. What is the correct way to build multi story houses?
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How long does money stay after death?

In Terraria, how long does money you drop from death stay on the ground? I'm wondering if it is worth the risk of another death to try and run for my money.
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How do you destroy walls behind your house?

How can I destroy the blocks I placed to create the 'back wall' behind my house?
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Can I build a NPC house out of Hellstone?

Can NPC homes be built out of Hellstone? Will they settle in? If they do, will they take damage?
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What can I do with all this Ebonstone?

I've been making an underground road across my map from the spawn point to the dungeon, but I've been wondering what I should do with the stacks Ebonstone I picked up on my way through the corruption. ...
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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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How can I stop monsters invading my mine/tunnels?

I have been playing Terraria for a few hours now, and have a reasonable sized mine underneath my house. It is well lit and I have never had any monsters spawn inside or even near me while in there - ...
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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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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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In Terraria, is it possible to completely reclaim a Corrupted area?

Well, what I tried to do was completely cleanse a Corruption area. I assumed it's all about the grass, since that seems to be how the Corruption spreads, and other biomes (such as the Underground ...