Using mods or tools (like MCEdit filters), what is the best way to fill a substantial amount of dispensers (on the order of hundreds at once) fully with items?
MCEdit's copy & paste tool copies tile entities (like dispenser or chest inventories, furnace items, spawner settings and so on) along with the tiles. It can't (as of current pre-release of version 0.1.6) however create fully functioning or filled dispensers by itself. The workaround is then:
- Create the dispenser in-game and fill it up (easiest in creative mode)
- Save and exit the game
- Load up the world in MCEdit, select the dispenser and use the clone tool (third from left on the toolbar) to multiply it.
- Save the world again and load it up in the game to wire up your dispensers.