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    posted a message on Does the villager death penalty stack?

    The penalty does not stack, the timer simply resets back to 3 minutes. Actual breeding is random, though, and an individual villager can't breed for five minutes after the previous breeding, so it might take longer than the initial three minutes, sometimes.

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    posted a message on How do I lock my minecraft world?

    Make a separate user account (on the computer) for each child, and for yourself. World saves are stored in the user's "App Data" folder, so everyone will have access only to their own worlds.

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    posted a message on Spawning rules question: how do half slabs work?

    A mob can only spawn in a certain position if the block below the spawn block has a solid top surface. Blocks with a slab in the top half of the block-space have a solid top surface. Blocks which only have a slab in the bottom half, do not.

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    posted a message on Possibly Stranded in the Outer End?
    Quote from LambdaCube»

    You might be interested in knowing about this command: "/give @a fireworks 17" It's very handy.


    Yeah I never could really get the hang of commands. Anything much beyond "/tp [x] [y] [z]" and I just get confused. It's a bit better now that you can use names of things instead of having to memorize what number everything was, but I still get tripped up trying to remember how it all fits together. Had a hell of a time trying to summon a "farmer" villager, once. (Well, more than once. Even when i did figure it out, I couldn't remember it for the next time.)


    I'm more of a survival player, so really I only use commands when testing something out. They're not part of my "everyday Minecraft" skill set...

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    posted a message on Wood land explorer maps are all the same ?
    Quote from DenaByte»

    If I go to the nether, the directions of N S E W correspond to the N S E W of the overworld right? So I CAN travel back home much faster by following a given direction ?



    Yes, that's correct. In fact, it's more than just a loose directional correlation. The coordinates (x, y, z) in the overworld correspond exactly to (x/8, y, z/8) in the nether and, likewise, nether coordinates (x, y, z) correspond to (x*8, y, z*8) in the overworld. Note that the vertical "y" value remains unchanged, only the horizontal coordinates are "stretched/compressed" like this. So if you want to go to a particular overworld location of, say (8000,4000) for example, then you can travel to nether(1000,500) and build a portal there which will take you directly (or at least very close to, depending on the overworld terrain at that location) your target destination.

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    posted a message on Possibly Stranded in the Outer End?

    I realize this thread is old, but I just wanted to mention that seventeen rockets (even flight-duration 1 rockets) is plenty enough to boost yourself up several hundred blocks into the air, and then you can glide for MILES if you keep relatively horizontal the whole time.


    EDIT: I just tested this and yes, it's possible. I teleported to 2300, -7700 in the end, gave myself seventeen fireworks (well, crafted 18 and threw one away, since you can't actually get rockets from the creative inventory), and switched into survival mode. Boosting upwards (diagonally, not straight up) those seventeen rockets got me to over y=1300, and I was still at almost y=600 by the time I reached the main island at 0,0.

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    posted a message on Having a roof on a witch hut farm vs having walls

    "A random location in the chunk is chosen to be the center point of the pack. For the pack to spawn at all, the center block must be non-opaque, or must not fill its entire cube, or must be powered," says the wiki. So it seems like walls may reduce spawns slightly. Has anyone tested this out?


    No need to test, unless you don't believe the facts in the wiki. The logic is clear. In order to be effective at blocking light, the wall must be built of opaque blocks. If the pack-spawn selects a block as its center, that happens to be part of the wall, that spawn will fail since it's an opaque block. Using a large overhanging roof allows you to forego these walls, meaning that a spawn attempt can never fail (for that particular reason, at any rate.)
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    posted a message on How can I kill myself on the Nether roof?
    Quote from Cryptopian»

    You said you couldn't reach the high netherrack you left, but you can.


    Use the nether rack you have to pillar up next to the other pillar, then break the parts you can reach up to.


    Then collect that netherrack, and pillar up higher to reach the next higher part.


    You may have to chop your pillar down to get blocks that fell to the ground, but with some patience you can get back all your nether rack.


    Then put all your armor in a chest (if you have one) or take it off, and pillar up high and jump.


    He covered that in the OP: netherrack doesn't drop as an item unless you break it with a pickaxe. If you just use your fists, like he had to, or any other item or tool that isn't a pickaxe, it just disappears.
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    posted a message on Wood land explorer maps are all the same ?
    Quote from DenaByte»

    Do I need to find one and then get a map for the next?




    Yes. Explorer maps show the nearest, yet undiscovered structure of the given type. And whichever one is "nearest, yet undiscovered" will remain so, until you actually do something to make it "not the nearest" (go somewhere else) or "not undiscovered" (go find it). "Nearest" is based on the location (whether it's of the player or the villager, I'm not sure, but would require very precise locations to make any difference) where the particular map trade was first unlocked.

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    posted a message on Villager Breeders and Iron Farms

    Most of what I wrote on village mechanics for 1.7 and before is still true, if no longer complete. I'd recommend the old-school Docm77-style farms, with as many or as few "modules" as you see fit. These can be upgraded with some new features introduced after his tutorial was released. Mainly, use hoppers for passive item-collection instead of letting the golems build up until you come by, and you only need ten villagers instead of sixteen (this allows for two "pods" of five villagers on opposing sides of the farm, instead of four pods of four, on all four sides.)

    It shouldn't be hard to incorporate a "breeding unit" in this type of farm. You just have to make sure the breeding unit is vertically removed from the village center (will be smack in the center of the iron farm, on the same y-level as the doors are placed) by half a dozen blocks or so, but still within 32 blocks "straight-line distance" (a2+b2+c2 = d2) from the center, and ensure that breeding only occurs in the breeding unit, and not the pods. You could achieve this by separating the villagers into individual "stalls" instead of a communal pod so they can't mingle, or else use green-robed "nitwit" villagers in the pods and load them up with eight stacks each of seeds; that way they can never be fed (full inventory) or traded with ('cause they're nitwits) and so they'll never become "willing" to breed in the first place.


    If you don't end up combining them, make sure that the village centers of the two mock-villages (center of the iron farm, and the little patch of doors you use to keep the breeder "alive") are separated by more than 65 blocks, and they shouldn't "merge" with each other.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Viligers Dont want to breed in certain world
    Quote from asdanjer»

    I realy checkt everything and watched multiple guids. I also checkt the NBT Data if the vilage gets createt and the Pop Size is 1 and the outher Viligers are still considert part of the vilage. Thats the Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwbOy51oE9h-VjdkbG9uMUxhN1U/view?usp=sharing

    (I removed the region-data cause it woud be 3 GB outherwise)


    Yes, as indicated by Herb in the post above mine, your problem is that you have the gamerule mobGriefing disabled. This means that endermen and creeper explosions won't wreck your builds; it also means that villagers won't plant or harvest crops, or pick up food items that you leave for them. This means that the only way they can become "willing" to breed is by a player trading with them (100% chance they will become willing the first time you perform a particular trade offer; 20% chance of success each time you perform that particular trade afterwards.) If you want them to breed automatically, you're gonna have to bite the bullet and enable mobGriefing.

    Your world doesn't have commands enabled. You can enable them temporarily by pausing the game and select "Open to LAN". Select "Allow commands: Yes" and click "Ok." Type "/gamerule mobGriefing true" (watch the capital G in mobGriefing), then exit and restart the game. The commands will again be disabled, but any change(s) you made while they were in effect will remain, unless and until you change them back in the same manner.

    If you want commands enabled permanently, you can download a tool called NBT Explorer, and use it to edit the "allowCommands" value in your world's level.dat file from 0 (false) to 1 (true).
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    posted a message on Viligers Dont want to breed in certain world

    If you put your world up for download, I can have a look around. Otherwise, have a look at the "village mechanics" guide linked in my signature, it should tell you all you need to know about villages and how they work.

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    posted a message on Buying minecraft ( help)
    Quote from JamesLe»

    I am about to upgrade my pc in a couple of months ,At the moment i have windows seven .So if i bought minecraft will i get the game on my new pc aswell as the windows 10 version?


    Yes, you can download and play Minecraft on any computer with a single account.
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    posted a message on Villager breeder does not work.

    ...can you post the world for download? Otherwise, the best we can do is speculate.

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    posted a message on Villager breeder does not work.

    Are there any other villages (or even wooden doors) within ~64 blocks of the breeding unit? Did you put a third villager "downstairs" with the six doors? Made sure they have sky access? Can you post the world save for download, so we can have a look around? (locate the folder "%appdata%/roaming/.minecraft/saves/[your world name]", archive that whole folder ("[world name]") into a .ZIP or .RAR file, and post it somewhere like minecraftworldmap.com.)

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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