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    posted a message on Notch Blog: Pistons delayed, complex maps, no modding API?
    Quote from Traviskolber »
    Neutral, as usual.

    Don't care for modding API...


    Unfortunately, getting a solid API for mods is absolutely necessary for Minecraft's long-term viability. I think DaBiggman may be right, though, it may never happen. As "Notch & co." see more and more cool mods, they begin to realize how big the API will need to be.

    Without the API, mods will continue to be flaky. They'll cause continue to cause crashes, and be hard to maintain after updates.
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    posted a message on 1.5_02?
    I don't know anything about the server version, but I know the client updated when I loaded this morning.

    With the new version, rain no longer goes through windows. My house is dry again! I don't know if anything else changed.
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    posted a message on Is using Cartograph to find huge cave systems cheating?
    Quote from smurfsahoy »
    Quote from SuperZac »
    Quote from suicideking0 »
    For the 99...99th time...



    Sandbox game, You decide what is cheating, play however you want etc. etc.


    That.

    That.

    QFT

    Mod edit: Warn issued for spam.
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    posted a message on In Progress - Practical Mob Trap Construction/Ideas
    Awesome trap! This has fallen off the front page, so it needs a bump.

    To find caves, I just did a google search and found this:
    http://wn.com/How_to_find_a_Caves_in_Minecraft

    It requires using cartograph with cave mode, so it is cheating in a way.

    If you want to do it without cheating, I saw this diagram that someone made:
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    posted a message on ██ POLL ██ - Should players be able to construct mob farms?
    Allowed by whom?

    Seems like a pointless poll unless you specify whose server it is, what the purpose of the server is, how many admins they have, and how they would stop it.
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    posted a message on My mountain top base
    Embedding youtube is easy:


    Press "Quote" to see how to do it.

    Your texture pack looks nice. What is it?
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    posted a message on Single Player Commands [V4.9] - Official Download [SPC] [+NoClip]
    Quote from Chemist98 »
    Spawned 9001 pigs.
    Crashed Minecraft.
    Best mod ever.


    More....

    than.....


    9000?

    0.o


    Also: tagged
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    posted a message on Zero punctuation reviews minecraft
    I love all ZP reviews, but knowing his personality, I was pretty sure that by the time he got around to Minecraft, he would rip it to shreds.

    But.... he gave a positive review? Really? Yahtzee actually gave a positive review, and it was to ... Minecraft?

    It makes me wonder what other unbelievable stuff may happen today. Maybe tomorrow we'll read cold fusion has been achieved, or that Obama has struck a peace accord with aliens, or maybe Bruce Pearl will admit that he spliced tape together and fabricated the phone calls while he was the assistant basketball coach at Iowa.
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    posted a message on Beneath Unbreakable Stone?
    http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Void

    Until recently, there were ways through the unbreakable stone. So, we are all very familiar with "the Void".

    As the person above me said, it's a bit obvious you are new. Don't worry, we were all there at some time.
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    posted a message on Half Blocks - Preservation of Matter
    The important thing is that mass is conserved.

    Mass of 1 step = 0 kg.
    Mass of 2 steps = 0 kg.

    So the physics work out!! :biggrin.gif:


    (by the way, I came to the conclusion that they had no mass, because they seem to be unaffected by gravity)
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    posted a message on my house is messed up after long trip, what gives?
    Quote from madrauk »
    thanks for telling me, that sucks tho. too bad backing up takes forever on my computer.

    You don't have to back up your whole computer. I just back up .minecraft/saves/world3/ (or whichever directory it is). I don't transfer it to another computer, I just copy it to some other place on the same hard drive.

    Then, when a chunk error hits me, I can go back to the last saved version.

    Once, my laptop ran out of power and died while I was playing, and the level I had loaded would never load again. There are some serious instability problems with the way the data is written to the drive. You just gotta hope it is fixed before the game is released.
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    posted a message on Why are Mobs not Spawning?
    Quote from Nihilias »
    Quote from Chezz »
    All changes since the game entered beta should be in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1020&t=117374


    *points at self* that's where i came from, but no one seams to know whats going on there either.


    Oh, sorry, I didn't realize that you had already posted there.

    I've only built a mob spawner once, and it was in multiplayer. I made it quick, and didn't even bother making it over water or ice, so I know that I'm losing spawns to the area below mine. It seems to only work for about 2 day-night cycles before it goes cold, but I assumed it was just because of my hurried building approach.

    It definitely sounds like a bug to me!
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    posted a message on Why are Mobs not Spawning?
    Are there any players standing within 24 meters of the spawning area? I believe that for both single player and multiplayer, mobs will only spawn if they are within a 144x144 box of the player, but more than 24 meters away.

    Mob spawning data can be found in this thread:
    viewtopic.php?f=35&t=40917

    I'm not an expert on mob spawning, but I haven't seen any of you above give very good information on your spawning areas. Give exact dimensions, and say where you are standing if you want help. Say if you are on a multiplayer server, and state whether anyone else is in the area.

    The thread linked above is locked (since it was in the alpha forum). All changes since the game entered beta should be in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1020&t=117374

    If you have results that are different than what is there, then post there. People who take spawning very seriously should be watching that thread.
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    posted a message on Huge infodump from Notch on just about everything
    Quote from LupineBlade »

    - Magic. Magic was mentioned and seems to be planned quite seriously. A mention was made of the materials for it perhaps being in the Nether.
    - That said, the magic will stay subtle, like enchanted items. Another suggestion that he seemed to like was ice-making.
    - Steve is carrying a bag of holding. Problem, reality?


    Back in June, Notch promised alchemy. I wonder if this replaces alchemy, or is in addition to alchemy.
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    posted a message on The Risk of Dieing By Digging Directly Down.
    Quote from MasterHiku »
    I'm fine with the way I'm doing this. Plus, I understand some/most don't mine directly down, this is just to give a rough estimate of what your chances are of what would happen.


    Ah, I wasn't trying to stop you. I just wanted people to know that digging down does not need to be dangerous.

    Proceed with your science! FOR GREAT JUSTICE!

    By the way, are you marking how many times you hit LL or diamond?
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