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A 3D exploration and survival sandbox game, based in large generated worlds made of blocks. This tag is for the Java-based edition of Minecraft for PCs. For other editions of the game, please use the tag specific to that edition, e.g. [minecraft-bedrock-edition]

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Can I run a Minecraft multiplayer server and client on the same machine?

Is it possible to host a Minecraft multiplayer server on my computer and connect to it from the game client on the same machine? If it is possible how would it affect other players connecting on my ...
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Can spiders swim against current?

In Minecraft 1.4_01 if I have a vertical wall standing on dirt with a water source block placed where the wall and ground meet (see below) can spiders (or any mob for that matter) even reach the wall? ...
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Changing Minecraft Biomes

In Minecraft, biomes are (supposedly) decided by an area's calculated temperature and moisture. A very "dry" area may be a desert, a "cold" area may be a tundra, etc. This also affects things like ...
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Longer render distances in minecraft [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to increase the maximum horizon render distance in Minecraft? Is there some way I can increase the render distance in minecraft? I have the fog at maximum ...
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Minecraft seeds for a high landscape? [closed]

Which Minecraft seeds can generate a massive high-altitude landscape?
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How do I toggle on and off sneak in Minecraft?

How can you toggle between sneak and normal standing position? It's kind of annoying having to keep a button pressed while I try to build and move around to get a better view of what I am doing.
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What is the best way to connect islands together in Minecraft?

I have several islands in Minecraft, and I would like a simple way to walk from one island to another, that is, connect them together in some way. I still don't want to prevent traveling by boat by ...
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How long do dropped items of mobs (loot) stay? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long/What causes item to disappear in Minecraft? Hey there, i read here a lot about your own dropped item's, and that they will stay for about 5min after their drop ... ...
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Is it safe to close Minecraft's multiplayer server?

I am currently running a Minecraft server, and when I leave and rejoin to check if my stuff is still there, it is. What happens when I close the server? Does it matter if I just use the x button on ...
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How to build a TNT Cannon with adjustable range and direction?

So far I've seen different cannon designs such as basic guns, animal gun and the infamous 360 Gun. But what is an as easy as possible gun design with big range covering an angle of about 90 deg? EDIT ...
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What's the easiest or quickest way to build bases under water?

What's the easiest or quickest way to build bases under water? Stopping every 15 seconds for air is becoming very infuriating. Are there mods or something I can do to speed up the process or even ...
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How do I not get lost underground?

I have found a rather large series of underground caverns in Minecraft, and have come close to becoming fatally lost several times. What are some best practices in making sure I get back to familiar ...
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Can you change your skin in offline multiplayer?

It says on the wiki page and in this question that you can change you skin online, but my brother actually bought the game and we just share it and play in offline mode. Is it possible to do this ...
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How can I host my own Minecraft server?

I would like to create a minecraft server for me and and my boyfriend to play on. How do I set it up? Do I need any additional software? Do you have some links to walkthroughs or tutorials? I have ...
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How can I make glass tunnels through lava?

I have found a lava pool while tunneling and would like to put up walls for the tunnel in glass so I can see the lava flow in the tunnel (and benefit from its light). I'm having trouble navigating ...
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Is game world affected by the draw distance? (SMP)

For example, spawning of mobs, dissapearing of items, minecarts going by themselves, is any of that affected by the draw distance? For example, obvisouly, the mobs do not spawn in the whole world (...
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How to get minecraft coordinates in SMP when F3 launches IE [duplicate]

I need coordinates for Minecraft in SMP, I know that you should press F3 but that launches IE and takes focus to IE making me unable to find coordinates. How can I find coordinates?
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Artificial Lake Minecraft

Is there any way to create an artificial lake in minecraft? I am familiar with the system of "spring" water blocks and how to create an infinite supply of water with two blocks together, but how do ...
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How do I add Mods to a Minecraft SMP Server?

I am currently using the Bukkit Server and a couple mods/plugins such as LocalShops, Craftbook, Iconomy, and so on. However, far more interesting mods (in my opinion) are out there, and I have NO ...
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Spawning mobs: does it matter if I stand still or not?

I've started experimenting with an SMP mob spawner/killer system and the results are a little bit strange. About my system: 2 floors of 17x17x2 and 17x17x3 blocks, completely dark, with some water ...
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How far can I jump?

Fairly frequently, I see a gap in Minecraft that I think I can make, so I go for it...and lose a couple hearts because I didn't. How far can you jump horizontally (or horizontally + 1-3 blocks down), ...
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Any way to round up animals in Minecraft?

I want to farm sheep for their wool. What's the best way to make them spawn or gather them up into one pen?
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In Minecraft what's the best way to harvest wheat and wood underground?

In my city we only have a small place for our house but we can build under it as much as we want so I want to build a place to grow wheat and trees. What's the best layout in terms of light (torches ...
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Creating cantilevers in Minecraft [duplicate]

I found an elevated place in Minecraft and would like to expand its borders. However it seems I can't add a block adjacent to a surface without being able to see that surface, and on an elevated area ...
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How do I permanently destroy blocks in Minecraft?

I have been digging a mine and now have a slew of dirt and cobblestone blocks. How do I destroy them permanently and keep them from filling up my inventory?
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Speed up minecarts without using other minecarts?

For a while I used the (formerly) well known minecart boosters for speeding up other minecarts. Furnace minecarts are nice because you don't need typical boosters, but I don't think they can be ...
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How do I downgrade Minecraft to play on a server running an older version?

How do I downgrade Minecraft to play on a server running an older version?
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Can burning mobs set trees on fire?

I've built a tree house, it's going well, but I'm worried that mobs burning at dawn could bring the whole thing down in minutes. Is this possible?
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What's the maximum number of bones needed to tame a wolf?

In my experience it can take as little as a single bone, what's the maximum it could possibly be?
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Why can't I seem to connect to a Minecraft server through Remobo?

I'm using Remobo to connect to a server but when I try to connect in Minecraft it'll just time out.
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Why would I ever want to make cookies? [closed]

When I can make bread for practically the same amount of wheat? Minecraft 1.4 is out now, which includes Cookies. 2 wheat and the extremely rare cocoa beans makes a stack of 8 cookies, healing .5 ...
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Minecraft: does the server auto-updates the new features into the existing save?

Does the minecraft server automatically add the new features once updated, even in the old saves, or it only does that in the new games?
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I don't like Hell, can I go somewhere else?

I just opened a nether portal for the first time, and I must say, it's not a very good location, a sort of narrow trench/cavern thingy without any obvious clues as to which direction is "out". I'm ...
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Where / How can I check if my minecraft key is an alpha-version?

I bought a minecraft key from another person, which claimed that it was an alpha-version. How can I check if my key is from the time of the alpha-version?
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Why are items carried by water in Minecraft slower than the player carried by water?

Ive been building various monster grinders lately and using water flows to bring the items dropped to a collection point. I've noticed that the items pushed along by the water travel much slower than ...
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What happens when you reach the edge of the world?

In Minecraft, presumably the world is finite. What happens when you reach the edge of the world? Or will the world become too large to reasonably deal with before this happens?
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How do I transport items upwards from a monster trap?

Is there a way to transport items upwards from, say, a monster trap? Water flow works fine downwards.
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Why does Minecraft get stuck when javaw.exe reaches 757.356kb of memory use?

Why does Minecraft get stuck when javaw.exe reaches 757.356kb of memory use. Can I remove this limit or is there anything else I can do to solve the problem?
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How to change other users' nicknames in multiplayer?

How can I change nicknames of people on other servers?
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Every time I try to play on a multiplayer SMP server, I get nothing but an empty blue world. How do I fix this?

Every time I go to play on a multiplayer SMP server, I join, it pops me in, and then I fall into nothing and stand on nothing. It's all blue; all I can see is the sun and sky. How do I fix this?
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Why is my new server not letting me connect?

I followed the Minecraft wiki on how to set up a new server (extract zip, add name to admin file and run). However, when I connect through the local client to the server using 127.0.0.1 as my IP (...
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How do you make NPC's in multiplayer?

I'm an OP on my friends' server and I'm wondering how to make NPCs. Apparently no mods are required.
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Why are blocks respawning in my Minecraft 1.3 SMP server?

The Minecraft forums seem to be filled with threads regarding a "block respawn" bug. I set up a 1.3 SMP server on my LAN, and notice this as well. All blocks respawn a couple of seconds after being ...
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Is it possible to change the difficulty of a server while it is running?

Is it possible to change the difficulty of a Minecraft server while it is running?
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How do I work around a bad video card in Minecraft?

I've got a computer that runs Minecraft without problem, and a couple of others that don't even let me try because of "bad video card drivers". The cards are too old -- updating drivers doesn't fix ...
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Why is the Gold on Fire?

I've recently been trying to find a Texture-Pack for MineCraft that I'm happy with, and I seem to have run into a problem with some of them. In 3 of the 4 packs I've tried, Gold Blocks don't display ...
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Is there an offline inventory editor for Mac OS X?

I like building big buildings in Minecraft, but it's hard to get certain materials—like clay—on some of my maps. So I'm looking for an inventory editor that works on Mac OS X. I currently use Inside ...
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Are the walls slowing down minecarts?

Does the minecart slow down when riding between two adjacent walls? About 20% of my track is boosters, but the minecarts are still slowing down too fast. So I thought that maybe it's because of the ...
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How can I randomly power one of several wires in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Given 5 wires (possibly more), I want to press a Reset button, and have exactly one of those wires, randomly selected, become active - and remain that way (until the next button press). What is a ...
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Does Herobrine exist?

I've seen videos of a mob named Herobrine being summoned or randomly encountered. He has the default Minecraft skin but with glowing white eyes. Are these videos all hoaxes or is there a way to summon ...
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