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Questions tagged [minecraft]

Do not use this tag for Bedrock edition! Mojang's exploration and survival based sandbox game in almost endless, procedurally generated worlds. This tag is for Minecraft Java edition on the PC. See the tag wiki for related tags. Please note that questions requesting technical support for modded Minecraft issues are off-topic.

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What constitutes a fatal fall into one block deep water?

Fall damage is (blocks-3)/2. So a 23 block drop (or more) should kill you (or a mob). But if I'm building a falling trap and want to use water to collect the items dropped, how much higher does it ...
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What is (or rather, was) Herobrine?

I'm pretty sure this line's main purpose in the version 1.6.6 changelog is to mess with us, but still, it's there: Removed Herobrine Curse's Minecraft Wiki does no longer want to host ...
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What is the new use for bonemeal?

What is the new use for bonemeal mentioned in the 1.6.6 patch notes?
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How to get off a minecart unharmed

In Minecraft, when I exit a minecart, I often lose half a heart (sometimes even more). But occasionally I don't get harmed. I wasn't able to find a rule, what to do to exit the cart unharmed ... is ...
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What is the attack bonus when falling/jumping?

When you are falling, or otherwise moving downwards, what is your attack bonus?
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Is it possible to script Minecraft?

Being a programmer doing tedious tasks always make me want to script it. Is there a way to intelligently script Minecraft, reacting to the surroundings. Something like do this sequence of digging ...
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Are light-level restrictions on spawning different in the Nether?

If I light up a large area of the Nether (so that the light level is >7), and give it sufficiently low ceilings to prevent Ghasts spawning, can zombie pigmen spawn?
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Is there a way to keep Zombie Pigmen off of minecart tracks in the Nether?

I am building a 2x3 tunnel for rapid travel (via minecart) through the Nether. The tunnel, in cross-section, looks like this: NN N = Glass N N X = Cobblestone N_iN i = Torch (alternating ...
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How do you power consecutive blocks from below to make a large hatch?

The typical way to close/open several hatches in a row (e.g. to make a drawbridge) is to just lay a wire across the top of all the blocks the trap doors are attached to. How do you accomplish the ...
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Do brown mushrooms grow faster than red ones?

Early experiments in mushroom farming have resulted in a noticeably higher yield of brown mushrooms than red ones. Is this an anomaly or do brown mushrooms genuinely 'grow' faster? To quantify, 5 ...
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Is there a multi-world bukkit-plugin with per-world(-group) inventory?

I set up my bukkit server to run multiple worlds. However, one of them is supposed to be a creative one (i.e. give etc allowed), another one is survival based and no cheating allowed. Currently the ...
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How Do I Make a Custom Texture Pack For Minecraft? (16x16)

I've been toying with the idea of creating a custom texture pack for Minecraft, just to see how successful I'll be at it. Problem is, I have no idea how to go about doing this. Where do I begin, ...
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Can you craft maps of the Nether?

So we know that a maps location is based on the first time you look at it, but can you craft a map of the Nether?
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What effect does framerate have on mob spawning?

Prior to 1.6 I had set the video option "limit framerate" when trying to eliminate a persistent hang problem (which finally went away when I dropped my view distance from "far" to "normal"). I also ...
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Can Minecraft spiders turn corners while climbing?

If I have a tall square tower, and a spider is climbing up one side of it, can it continue around to another side while still climbing? Or would it have to start climbing from the bottom again? ...
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How high can Minecraft spiders jump?

How high can spiders jump, and can they leap up on to a wall and climb from there? For instance, can a spider jump up to the lip in any of these (O is ground, X is wall): X X ...
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When is the map location and zoom level set?

I'm about to craft a map in Minecraft, but want to make one of my main base, not my snow outpost where I currently am. Is the location and zoom level set when the map is crafted, or is on first view? ...
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Minecraft: Is setting the spawn-monsters setting to false equivalent to peaceful?

In server.properties there is a spawn-monsters setting that you can set to false. It stops them from spawning, but does it remove existing monsters like setting the difficulty to peaceful? In other ...
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What is the most efficient layout of track for ascending in a restricted space?

So water ladders, booster carts and boat elevators have now been broken in the 1.6 update - I need to find a quick way to get back to the surface after a long mining session! Given that my shaft is ...
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How do you craft hatches in minecraft?

Hatches are now available in Minecraft - what is the crafting recipe to make them?
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What is the fastest way to move upward?

Since the last few releases have nerfed both water elevators and boat elevators, what is left standing as the fastest upward movement method? Ladders? Stairs? Are nerfed boat elevators still the ...
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Will monsters spawn in a Minecraft dungeon if you flood the floor?

If you place water to completely flood the floor area around a monster spawner, will it prevent monsters from spawning? Or can monsters still spawn in water? The wiki says: It tries 4 times to ...
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Can I change the name of my map?

My map is called map_0, which isn't that great. Can I change it?
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How can I choose the zoom level for my map?

According to both Notch's Twitter (no link) and the wiki, maps have some kind of settable zoom: A zoom level, which will somehow be decided at the time the map is created. I have no idea how to ...
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Where can I find tall grass?

Now that grass cannot be hoed for seeds and instead we must use tall grass: Added tall grass in some biomes, Seeds are now found in tall grass, using a hoe on the ground no longer works ...
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Why is my house on fire?

Notch has changed the way fire behaves. It appears that previously unreachable blocks are now in danger of being set on fire! In particular, those that have no direct contact with the fire block ...
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What's the best way to grow mushrooms?

Now that mushrooms can be farmed, what's the best pattern of mushrooms to make to grow them optimally? Are there any other conditions that affect growth (such as water/surrounding crops when growing ...
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What does 'Distance flown' actually mean?

There's a distance climbed and a distance fallen, so it can't be those..and it wouldn't be actual flying since they are mods.
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What's the best way to build a track selector?

I'm building a new terminal for my minecart tracks: Currently there are 8, I may add more later. What I'd like to add is a single arrival/departure track, with buttons to select destination. Pressing ...
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How do I get my chests in Minecraft to face the way I want?

While making a storage room for all my mined cobblestone from my quarry, I came across a rather cosmetic problem with my chests: not all of them face me. I realized that chests only face towards me ...
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Is it possible to lure wolves with porkchops?

I've come across a few claims that porkchops, when held in your hand, allow you to 'lure' untamed wolves. I assume this means that they are more likely to spawn, or will come towards you if they have ...
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What's the best way to remove mis-placed TNT? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you safely remove TNT? While loading up my TNT cannon, I accidentally placed a block of TNT where I shouldn't have. Firing up the machine will cause it to misfire and ...
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How do I redirect these water currents to get my loot?

I've created a mob trap using a canal and lava. The trap works fine, and I'm getting lots of mobs into it. I am trying to automatically flow the loot via water into a different section of the trap. ...
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Can someone explain the difference between minecraft maps and worlds?

I have two Minecraft Bukkit SMP server instances on my host and I understand there's a default "world" included with each instance. I've read about multi-world support in future versions of Bukkit or ...
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Is there a mod / bukkit plugin to fine-tune mobspawners in SMP?

Using WorldEdit I can create a mobspawner of arbitrary kind (except that it still spawns client-only ghost-pigs that haunt me 'till I reconnect). Unfortunately they work too good so rooms get ...
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Minecraft Biome Modification? (SMP)

I host a SMP server on a VPS and lately there's been a couple of hard crashes at the hosting facility which has caused some interesting biome glitches. The initial spawn area and the surrounding ...
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How to make carts go up an incline?

I've made some tracks and a cart but I can't figure out how to make the cart "go." It kind of glides along slowly when I put it down on the track and hop in, but does not have enough momentum to even ...
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Is it possible to skip past night in Minecraft single player?

I have an essentially brand-new Minecraft world. Problem is, I haven't found anything I can use to make light yet, so as soon as night falls I get totally lost. And I then have to sit still with the ...
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How do level seeds work?

I see minecraft seeds listed, and I started trying some of my own. I have noticed using the same seed produces very similar styles of maps, i.e. start in a specific biome, very high mountains etc, ...
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What's the cause of the South/West Rule?

The South/West Rule has a wide variety of effects throughout the game. What actually causes it?
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Why is my floor on fire?

My room: Now occasionally, a random piece of my floor will catch fire for about 10-30 seconds: I am aware of a lava pit immediately below this room, but I thought stone was supposed to be fire ...
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Is it normal to be able to put signs on each other? (Minecraft)

As of Beta 1.5_01, is it normal to be able to put signs on each other? Not in your inventory, but in the actual world, like this:
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What does the Advanced OpenGL setting in the video settings of Minecraft do?

I was looking through the Minecraft settings and saw this. I tried the setting, but it seems that there is no difference at all(see below). Before: After: So what does this do to Minecraft, and ...
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Problem with minecraft server running on 64-bit Windows 7 computer

I downloaded minecraft_server.jar from here, and made run.bat which content is java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui. It runs well, I can connect with typing my IP, but my friend (...
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What is the quickest excavation method without TNT?

I have a tendency to take on huge digging projects. Not mining projects; digging projects. For surface digs, these are usually there to add flair to the map; such as a 20m x 20m sinkhole completely ...
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Movement and digging/mining speed

I have noticed that when falling/climbing on ladders/submerged in water/swimming while mining/digging/chopping wood the speed at which blocks are destroyed is greatly reduced. What kinds of movement ...
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Where can I find sugar cane?

I played several hours a started three different worlds in Minecraft, but I have never found any sugar canes. I read on Minecraft wiki to search near water but still no luck. Do you have more hints? ...
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Will Netherrack burn if hit by lightning?

I have lots of netherrock sitting in my inventory and I want to build some structures with it. Just wondering if I would have to weatherproof them, given that netherrack burns indefinitely, or if it ...
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How do I kill a pig which was turned into a zombie pigman by lightning in SMP?

no longer applicable for minecraft versions beta 1.6 and later While playing on a Minecraft SMP bukkit server, I tried using the /thor command to manipulate lightning on a few pigs with my pickaxe. ...
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What's the difference between the Fancy and Fast settings in Minecraft?

I was under the impression that the Fancy/Fast graphics settings would be a purely visual thing, with lighting/textures/what have you turned down, essentially. But reading this question, it appears ...