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#1

Regular Hexahedron

Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:41 AM

Here's a brand new (I think) sand/gravel duplication glitch that uses a sticky piston to multiply gravity blocks. There was an old duplication glitch that also used sticky pistons that got patched out of existence, and since it was eliminated all duplicators no longer functioned. I think this is an entirely new method of using sticky pistons to produce infinite sand/gravel from a single block.

First you build this:

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Place one sand or gravel block on the upward facing sticky piston. Then continuously place blocks (of any non-transparent material) in front of the sideways facing piston.

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^All this gravel came from a single block!


As soon as you place a block in front of the sideways piston it gets pushed forward. The rapid signal going to the upward piston will cause it to duplicate the sand/gravel block. It doesn't work if you just place one block though, you have to rapidly press right click and keep laying them down.

Although I use netherrack in that photo, it makes it easier to recollect the blocks if you use sand or gravel and have it get pushed onto a row of pressure plates/slabs/torches to automatically break them.

So, is this a new method? I know the old method also used sticky pistons, but I didn't think that one required you to place blocks.
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#2

Regular Hexahedron

Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:55 AM

Oh, it doesn't really work if you just hold down the mouse button. You have to click rapidly, but at just the right speed.

If you do it at one speed it forms a tower of sand. At other speeds the sand will break off and fall down in item form.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:28 AM

I wanna try it :) but can we get a video?
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#4

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:36 AM

View PostBart_, on 25 January 2012 - 02:28 AM, said:

I wanna try it :) but can we get a video?

I don't have recording software set up. Maybe one of these days.

It's pretty simple to build though. There's no hidden parts underground.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:49 AM


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:09 AM

Hooray, My infinite need for sand for glass has been fixed. Thank you Regular Hexahedron. I hope Jeb doesn't patch this one.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:28 AM

View PostDraco18s, on 25 January 2012 - 03:49 AM, said:



Thanks for making the vid!

I also used a ditch with pressure plates to break the sand after you place it. Definitely makes it faster than breaking the blocks all over again.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:35 AM

can a automatic version be created?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:46 AM

I was going to say nice find, but for you I guess this goes without saying.
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#10

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:52 AM

View Postpashcal, on 25 January 2012 - 04:35 AM, said:

can a automatic version be created?

Nothing automatic I've tried has worked. But you can save yourself the effort of breaking the blocks you place by placing sand/gravel and using pressure plates to automatically break it after it gets pushed.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:01 AM

View PostRegular Hexahedron, on 25 January 2012 - 04:28 AM, said:

Thanks for making the vid!

I also used a ditch with pressure plates to break the sand after you place it. Definitely makes it faster than breaking the blocks all over again.

Mind had half-slabs in it.  A prior attempt had redstone torches.
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#12

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:02 AM

One common problem when placing the blocks is that occasionally you place a block too quickly, before the piston leaves a space, and a sand block appears on the side of the machine and blocks you. It's not a major problem, but it's annoying and it makes you stop and clear it.

To prevent this just put a torch in that space. That way you can still reach across the torch to place blocks, but since that spot is already occupied you won't put blocks there.
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#13

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:19 AM

Apparently changing the java hashset can break the machine.

I tried connecting several other sticky pistons with sand to the wire machine, to increases the rate of sand production. It worked, I was able to get 4 pistons multiplying sand simultaneously. But some of the pistons worked, and some of them didn't. One of the ones that didn't work anymore was the original piston, even after I restored everything back to the way it was.

However quitting minecraft and logging in again allowed the original piston to resume functioning.
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#14

Regular Hexahedron

Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:55 PM

Found out glitch also works if the piston is facing downward and lifting up sand. But you can't stack sand up that way so it doesn't really make sense to do.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

Anyone able to get this working on SMP?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

View Postpashcal, on 25 January 2012 - 04:35 AM, said:

can a automatic version be created?

Not without a deployer in RedPower 2.

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#17

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:39 AM

View PostMokeomehit, on 25 January 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

Anyone able to get this working on SMP?

Hm, don't know.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:42 AM

Awesome find, thank you so much genius.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:56 AM

Mine has extremely low chance of duplication..
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#20

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:37 AM

View PostVelRagE, on 26 January 2012 - 04:56 AM, said:

Mine has extremely low chance of duplication..

It's hard to place blocks at just the right speed. What works for me is clicking quickly 3-4 times, then pausing for an instant, I think because if I click too much I start accidentally varying the speed.
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