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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:15 PM

I wanted to have cobble below and wood above to make the outside of part of my base so it looked normal outside but the floor inside would be wood.  You cannot combine half blocks of different types into the same block space.  Does anyone else want this?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:17 PM

That would be cool, Stone slab on top of cobble slab, Notch needs to fix this next Update.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

Yeah that's a really good idea. You could have a stone ceiling and a wooden floor on the second floor .

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:07 PM

Screw that! I'd rather see more types of half-blocks: iron, gold, diamond, rack, glowstone, lapis...

We should have stairs made out of those things, too.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:11 PM

I agree, also I'd like if stone slabs looked just like half a stone block without the border.
with all the other half blocks things are lookin' pretty neat in my base though. lol

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:18 PM

Ryulord said:

Screw that! I'd rather see more types of half-blocks: iron, gold, diamond, rack, glowstone, lapis...

We should have stairs made out of those things, too.

Awesome Idea!
I'd have  Diamond stairs with gold in the middle, Something like:
:DBlock: = Diamond stair
:D = gold stair
:DBlock:  :Diamond:  :DBlock:
:DBlock:  :Diamond:  :DBlock:
  :DBlock:  :Diamond:  :DBlock:
:DBlock:  :Diamond:  :DBlock:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

I'll throw in.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

That would give your house a nice look. :Notch:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:28 PM

Quick question: Do two new slabs on top of each other form a full block if mined?
Like two cobble slabs on top of one another are mined into a cobble block.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

NO

There is a limit on how many blocks the game can have. Having two slabs combined means a new block.
I'd rather have other blocks than combinations of slabs.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:35 PM

Yeah, no, two cobble slabs for some reason makes something identical to a cobble block but it breaks down into two half slabs, which does not make sense, and I hope it's changed.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

Guest101 said:

Quick question: Do two new slabs on top of each other form a full block if mined?
Like two cobble slabs on top of one another are mined into a cobble block.
Nope, at least I don't think so.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

Due to the way the half blocks are implemented this is troublesome to realize. Right now a half block and a double half block are two separate blocks. Whenever you place one half block onto another the original half block is simply replaced by the full block.

To allow combinations of half blocks a new block would need to be introduced for each possible combination.
There was a discussion about this in the suggestions forum a while back. Read that if you are interested (mostly conjecture as no Mojang employees participated).

A correction to post above.

Half blocks have been implemented as a metadata field on stone slabs. This means that there is only one block type for all half blocks. Full blocks already existed and each have their own type. To allow combinations of blocks a new block type needs to be introduced with a fairly large metadata field (especially if more half block types are introduced).

This is certainly possible but it raises some other questions such as "which tools are effective on such blocks?", "what kind of material properties does this block have?", "should it be allowed to have only upper half blocks?" etc.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:42 PM

renadi said:

Yeah, no, two cobble slabs for some reason makes something identical to a cobble block but it breaks down into two half slabs, which does not make sense, and I hope it's changed.

Very interesting!
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:30 PM

renadi said:

Yeah, no, two cobble slabs for some reason makes something identical to a cobble block but it breaks down into two half slabs, which does not make sense, and I hope it's changed.
They used 2 bits of metadata on  :P  and  :)  to indicate the type of block (see here). This causes the cobblestone double slab to be different from the cobblestone block.
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