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#1

CraftingMines100

Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:19 AM

I want to make a lava pool that's pretty big so obviously I'm going to need a lot of lava, but running back and forth to a lava source underground is pretty annoying. Is there any way to make an infinite lava source like you can with water?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:23 AM

It's not possible.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:25 AM

At the moment it's not possible but could be changed in a later update
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

I don't really think that it should be changed.
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#5

Cowburger

Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:28 AM

No, you can't. BUT, if it is multiplayer, you can just /sethome there then have your /home bed at your house, then just get inf lava from that lava pool, then repeat.

#6

Wumbologist

Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:31 AM

View PostCowburger, on 26 June 2012 - 01:28 AM, said:

No, you can't. BUT, if it is multiplayer, you can just /sethome there then have your /home bed at your house, then just get inf lava from that lava pool, then repeat.

You can't do that on the 360 version.

To the OP: No, you can't. Not even on the latest version of Minecraft (Full Release: 1.2.5 on the PC).
I don't think you'll ever be able to, sorry to say. :/
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#7

EliteVolk

Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:21 AM

I don't think you will ever be able to get an infinite lava source, it makes it kind of valuable if you can't exploit it. I would say though, how useful is lava?
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#8

CraftingMines100

Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:52 AM

View PostEliteVolk, on 26 June 2012 - 02:21 AM, said:

I don't think you will ever be able to get an infinite lava source, it makes it kind of valuable if you can't exploit it. I would say though, how useful is lava?
Well it's a great light source (I think it's the brightest) plus I like it for its aesthetics

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:54 AM

It's great for molding nether portals and farming obsidian and cobblestone.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:47 AM

keeps your furnace going for 100 blocks...but I don't see this being as practical as just using the millions of coal everywhere

#11

One_with_the_Block

Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:56 AM

View PostCraftingMines100, on 26 June 2012 - 02:52 AM, said:

Well it's a great light source (I think it's the brightest) plus I like it for its aesthetics
No, the sun is the brightest light source with a light level of 15. The brightest thing you can control are torches with a light level of 14. Lavas light level is up there with torches though.

There are plenty of uses for lava including traps and cool looking lava lamps. But it's pretty dangerous so it's best to be careful.

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ChikkaBowWow

Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:36 AM

View PostOne_with_the_Block, on 26 June 2012 - 03:56 AM, said:

No, the sun is the brightest light source with a light level of 15. The brightest thing you can control are torches with a light level of 14. Lavas light level is up there with torches though.

There are plenty of uses for lava including traps and cool looking lava lamps. But it's pretty dangerous so it's best to be careful.
Well, glowstones and jack-o-lanterns also give off level 15 light. Which is weird, because you'd think a torch encased in a pumpkin would be dimmer than an uncovered torch, but eh.

Lava also makes the best monty python manuever weapon.

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#13

Heresandypandy

Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

- Fill your inventory with buckets.
- Left-most bucket, fill with lava.
- Dig a single-square hole in the ground in front of you.
- Empty the bucket into the hole
- Quickly cycle between RT and LT so your are switching to the next bucket and collecting lava.

Using this method you can fill four or five buckets from a single bucket of lava, which is as good as infinite.

#14

pbskrilla

Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:42 AM

the lava in the nether is infinite. i set up a long stairway to get to the bottom, if you want to get there faster, make a rail system. i made it because the furnace bucket smelt thing, but then i found out that it consumes the bucket.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:01 AM

It is very annoying.


But, whilst digging my house, I struck a massive lava pool. So I'm all good until that runs out. I've used half of it up already


Just dig out a large hole somewhere close by, get as many buckets as possible and take a trip to the nether. A full inventory of buckets ought to do the trick.

#16

One_with_the_Block

Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

View Postpbskrilla, on 26 June 2012 - 07:42 AM, said:

the lava in the nether is infinite. i set up a long stairway to get to the bottom, if you want to get there faster, make a rail system. i made it because the furnace bucket smelt thing, but then i found out that it consumes the bucket.
It's not infinite there's just a crap ton of it

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

View PostOne_with_the_Block, on 26 June 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

It's not infinite there's just a crap ton of it
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#18

rushzer0

Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:16 PM

View PostHeresandypandy, on 26 June 2012 - 07:28 AM, said:

- Fill your inventory with buckets.
- Left-most bucket, fill with lava.
- Dig a single-square hole in the ground in front of you.
- Empty the bucket into the hole
- Quickly cycle between RT and LT so your are switching to the next bucket and collecting lava.

Using this method you can fill four or five buckets from a single bucket of lava, which is as good as infinite.

^This is the closet to infinite lava you will get. I will confirm this works, but you have to be ninja quick.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

I'd just head to the nether, since there is a load there. It'll be more tedious, but it's the vest way to find infinite amounts.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:00 PM

Does this work?  I haven't tried it.

From the wiki -

In the ported Xbox 360 Edition, lava (as of 5-20-12) can be easily duplicated with a glitch in the following manner A 2x1 depression is mined out of dirt, and a bucket of lava is poured against the back "wall" of the depression. Once the lava begins to glow, it can be scooped back into the bucket. After a few frames, the lava will reappear in the depression while also being in the bucket. Both are source blocks that can be placed and collected. It should be noted that occasionally this method just destroys the source block.

View PostMrSpaM, on 15 June 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

Seriously, wtf does any of that even mean? it sounds like what your saying has been translated into japanese and then back into english again