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#1

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:14 PM

I'm pretty much new to Minecraft and I want blocks of ice, but I'm not sure if its possible. If it is can someone tell me how to get ice?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:17 PM

Not yet.
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#3

Biotrace

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:22 PM

You can if you use the inventory mod but use at your own risk! lol

#4

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

you cant until the 1.8 adventure update is released when you can enchant your tools. If your pickaxe is enchanted with silt touch which allows you to get the actual block you have mined for example when you mine coal you will get a coal block its the same with grass, ice, redstone blocks hope this helps

#5

xPray4Deathx

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:29 PM

Dont think you can make ice,


yet

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#6

slackathor

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:33 PM

You could get ice now if you wanted it bad enough. Here is what you need to do:

1) Find a snow biome(It's the one with all the snow, lol)
2) Make a bucket.
3) put dirt in this pattern with water in the center:
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This water will eventually freeze. You can repeat this process and build your molds as big as you want. The only problem is that any light source will melt your ice and you will have a mess on your hands.
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#7

LindsayBrookee

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:41 PM

View PostSimmsy, on 23 July 2012 - 11:26 PM, said:

you cant until the 1.8 adventure update is released when you can enchant your tools. If your pickaxe is enchanted with silt touch which allows you to get the actual block you have mined for example when you mine coal you will get a coal block its the same with grass, ice, redstone blocks hope this helps

View PostSimmsy, on 23 July 2012 - 11:26 PM, said:

you cant until the 1.8 adventure update is released when you can enchant your tools. If your pickaxe is enchanted with silt touch which allows you to get the actual block you have mined for example when you mine coal you will get a coal block its the same with grass, ice, redstone blocks hope this helps
i'm pretty sure enchanting does not come in the 1.8 update. it comes later on.

#8

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:44 PM

View PostLindsayBrookee, on 23 July 2012 - 11:41 PM, said:

i'm pretty sure enchanting does not come in the 1.8 update. it comes later on.

This --^

However we DO get creative mode with 1.8 and if you use Creative mode you will have EVERY available block ( including ice blocks) in your inventory.

But until then, do as one of the previous posters suggested, and build in a snow biome. Its currently the only way to get Ice blocks.
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#9

xPray4Deathx

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:51 PM

View Postslackathor, on 23 July 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

You could get ice now if you wanted it bad enough. Here is what you need to do:

1) Find a snow biome(It's the one with all the snow, lol)
2) Make a bucket.
3) put dirt in this pattern with water in the center:
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This water will eventually freeze. You can repeat this process and build your molds as big as you want. The only problem is that any light source will melt your ice and you will have a mess on your hands.

Great post ! THX

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#10

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:59 PM

View Postp4d360, on 23 July 2012 - 11:51 PM, said:

Great post ! THX
Good advice to a real question is rare around here.
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#11

Consti2tion

Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:06 AM

View Postslackathor, on 23 July 2012 - 11:59 PM, said:

Good advice to a real question is rare around here.

I'd say real questions from first time posters are just as rare.
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#12

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:10 AM

View PostConsti2tion, on 24 July 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:

I'd say real questions from first time posters are just as rare.
lol yeah seriously.

#13

slackathor

Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:15 AM

View PostConsti2tion, on 24 July 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:

I'd say real questions from first time posters are just as rare.

You are right. I'm going to give the OP a rep for not posting a slime/update/come see my world I'm posting in the wrong forum topic.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:04 AM

View PostConsti2tion, on 24 July 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:

I'd say real questions from first time posters are just as rare.
Exactly.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:10 AM

Make ice as discussed, and use pistons to move it into the position you need. Place piston, use a lever on side to activate it and move ice one space, then break it down and move it and do it all over again.

It's a very slow process that takes days but you can build a very nice ice house this way.  Either mold each block in place one by one and break away the mold after the water freezes, or else mass produce a large field of ice blocks and use the piston method.

#16

zombie_izzard

Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

View PostAlizona, on 24 July 2012 - 07:10 AM, said:

Make ice as discussed, and use pistons to move it into the position you need. Place piston, use a lever on side to activate it and move ice one space, then break it down and move it and do it all over again.

It's a very slow process that takes days but you can build a very nice ice house this way.  Either mold each block in place one by one and break away the mold after the water freezes, or else mass produce a large field of ice blocks and use the piston method.

Or make a mold of what you want to build and put water in til its still water then wait til it freezes. Its faster then doing it one block at a time. Like this

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Ok, I'll ask the obvious question:  Why?
There's no point in building a "ice house"- you can't put torches in it or it will melt.  And any "ice" has to be kept in the snow biome or it will melt.  There's lots of other (and better) building supplies available.

So why do you need blocks of ice?

#18

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

View PostGeneo, on 24 July 2012 - 09:53 AM, said:

Ok, I'll ask the obvious question:  Why?
There's no point in building a "ice house"- you can't put torches in it or it will melt.  And any "ice" has to be kept in the snow biome or it will melt.  There's lots of other (and better) building supplies available.

So why do you need blocks of ice?

Dirt does not an igloo make.  Never underestimate that driving force behind a creative mind, once such a thing has decided it will have ice fortress of doom, only an ice fortress of doom shall suffice.

Also, light alone won't melt ice.  There is  a certain range it has to be from the source of light.  I wanna say its like 3-4 blocks in all directions.  You could still make a lighted ice home, if the measurements were correct.  If light level alone melted ice, there would be no ice every time day came.  It produces an insane light level.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

Oh.
Whatever.
I  personally would never want a house made of ice.  Glass, maybe... but not ice.

(And I did say "in" a ice house.  It would have to be pretty big with the torches in the middle to keep from melting the walls or ceilings.  But I get what you're saying.)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

Dont think redstone torches melt ice.  I know not much light from them but they can be used.