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Dec
31
revised 64-bit Java not recognized in Minecraft
Fix split command lines
Dec
30
answered Team Fortress 2 Beta Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X
Dec
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
17
answered What's the fastest way to find mineshafts?
Dec
17
comment Why won't pigs spawn?
Darken the room and see if hostile mobs spawn even if you're standing in it.
Dec
17
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Dec
16
comment Water “retaining” light?
Minecraft Wiki is not especially “official” — it just has lots of people editing it. I say this as one of those editors: Don't assume it's correct.
Dec
14
comment How do I improve my chances of getting silk touch when enchanting?
Well, you originally asked for “the best odds”, which I can only interpret as for a single enchanting — you didn't say you wanted the XP cost minimum. I agree the answer should be in the answer, but in this case I would be just copying his tables to give a sufficiently general example.
Dec
13
accepted What is the machinery depicted in the Metroid Prime Trilogy intro sequence?
Dec
12
asked When do Snow Golems despawn in Minecraft?
Dec
12
comment How do I improve my chances of getting silk touch when enchanting?
For “best use of experience”, you want the “XP Cost Local Minima” table in the “Summary” section, which indicates that the best level depends greatly on the material (26 is that value for stone tools, but lower levels are better for other materials).
Dec
12
comment How do I improve my chances of getting silk touch when enchanting?
Acording to the strategy table I linked, Silk Touch on a gold pickaxe at 49 has a 14.3% chance. According to Iron Tool, Level 11, you have a 0.7% chance of Silk Touch in that case, and probability theory tells us that doing that 4 times is 1-(1-(0.007))^4 = 0.028 = 2.8% chance. So, no, that would not be an improvement. You can also see this in the Item Cost graphs: the line is off the scale at level 11
Dec
8
answered How do I improve my chances of getting silk touch when enchanting?
Dec
8
comment Can I play Minecraft on a USB flash drive?
Mac version: HOME=/Volumes/NAMEOFYOURFLASHDRIVE/Minecraft /Applications/Minecraft.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub. I don't know of a nice simple way to make it find the path automatically.
Dec
7
comment Where do monsters that wake you up come from in Minecraft?
@LasseV.Karlsen Please ask that as a separate question.
Dec
7
comment Best pattern for elevated lava or water?
You have to right-click on the actual sign (there should be a box highlighting it, like with any other block), not the block space it ends up occupying. Does that help?
Dec
7
comment Where do monsters that wake you up come from in Minecraft?
Note: This question is obsolete as of Minecraft 1.0.0; if you succeed in going to sleep, you will get a full night's sleep.
Dec
3
comment Which tree type yields the most wood?
Specifically, birch and pine trees must have 2 blocks of empty-or-filled-with-leaves space between their trunk and any other tree trunk or wall. This means the optimal pattern for birch or pine trees is a square or slanted grid with a tree every 3 blocks.
Dec
1
comment How do I wrangle animals?
It was added at the same time as breeding.