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    posted a message on Quick suggestion for when dyeing wool is possible.
    I think that, instead of crafting a flower/coral/whatever with a bucket of water to make dye, then crafting that with wool to color it as I think the plan was, dye should be place-able like a normal bucket of water, and any wool blocks it comes into contact with should get colored. I just think it'd make dyeing wool so much more fun and intuitive, and as a neat side effect allow colored waterfalls. It would make getting colored wool much easier, but colored wool is at the moment only for aesthetics, so I don't really see this being overpowered or anything.
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    posted a message on crazy houses
    Wasn't it possible to clone lava with rails anyways? Or did Notch fix that?
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on How long does it take for water for freeze?
    Quote from FacelessMan »
    Quote from ranavalona »
    Yeah, but I want an ice castle.

    But in the meantime, I suppose... GIGANTIC IGLOO.

    EDIT: Er. Found a small problem with a snow castle. Put a block of water on it, and bam. No moar castle.

    It's a tradeoff; either you have lighting with snow, or have a waterproof building with ice.

    Or a boring building with any other material. Or I guess a really time-consuming building made of diamond or obsidian.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Creepiest thing to happen to me in minecraft
    Quote from DarkNemesisV2 »
    I remember stuff about "what you don't know can't hurt you." If that were true, I'd probably still have an extra stack of wood, coal, and iron right now. Just a few days ago, I was chopping down a tree in broad daylight. I used to think that enemies un-spawned when daylight happened. Apparently that's not true. I got all of the wood blocks from that tree, then massive explosion. For a sec, I thought something fell on me. I got back to where I died and there was a crater there.

    Enemies don't despawn in daylight, but zombies and skeletons are set on fire and die quickly, and spiders become comparatively peaceful, only attacking you if you attack them. Creepers, however, can survive in daylight, and they''ll still be quite violent. And skeletons and zombies in water will survive, so really you're never safe.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Question about ore generation.
    The deposits you find through man-made mines will be a lot bigger than the ones you find in caves, since caves are generated after ores and cut right through them. However, you're likely to find much more deposits through caves since you don't have to waste time mining through stone. On the whole you'll find about the same ores either way, though strip mining is much safer if you aren't playing on peaceful. Also, I find strip mining is much better at getting diamonds.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on The Fastest way to get Snowballs
    Mountains work better than fields because the snowballs will all flow to roughly the same area, for convenient collection.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on How long does it take for water for freeze?
    Why not build a snow castle instead? Torches don't melt them, so they're a lot easier to light than ice castles, and you don't have to fuss around with buckets and molds and stuff.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Any PROS have some tips for early in the game?
    Quote from radonschism »
    Quote from pyrefyre »
    Quote from radonschism »
    Apparently SOMEBODY hit it, on the wiki.

    Was the infinite fall just a glitch for me, or is there really nothing down there?

    Also... wouldn't it take a bit more than "several days" to walk around the earth? If this thing is 8x the size of Earth, it should take several years just to reach the edge, in theory. If it really is 8x, that is.

    Yes, they hit it - but they used hacks to change their position.

    By "days" I meant IRL days. :\


    That's got me curious.

    Is infdev 8x bigger TO SCALE, or 8x bigger literally, using the player character as a basis? What I mean is... the player character compared to the human being.

    If the player character is 6 feet tall, that means that one block is approximately 3 cubic feet, right? Is infdev 8x bigger than our world, to scale, on a foot-per-foot basis? I'm using feet, of course, because I'm american. In meters, the player character would be 1.8288 meters. That would mean one block is 0.9144 meters.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth
    According to Wikipedia, Earth has a surface area of 510,072,000 km. That's 510,072,000,000,000 meters.
    With one block being fairly close to 1 meter, does that mean that the surface area of infdev is 510,072,000,000,000 blocks?



    Then on the speed factor, what is the walking speed factor of the player character? I'd say it's close to around 1 block per second, or 1 meter per second. At 1 meter per second, it would take quite a long while to circumnavigate the earth, even with no stopping. More than just a few days. Certainly at least a few years if you take hills and mountains into account. If it's just a straight shot though, that's 510,072,000,000,000 seconds to travel around the earth. That's 16,174,277.02 YEARS. 8x that is just an unreasonable number. Going at 2 meters per second is half that, which is still ridiculous.

    So in Infdev, walking in a straight line, you're saying I couldn't possibly hit the end in my lifetime.

    Well, actually, you start in the center, so it'd actually take half that time. Plus I think I read somewhere that you actually travel at roughly five blocks per second. :P It'd still probably take a ridiculous amount of time to traverse, though.

    Also, I could be wrong, but I could've sworn I read somewhere that Notch originally planned to make the max map size 8x the surface area of the Earth, but that even then it got really buggy if you traveled very far, so he shrunk it to just about 1.8x the surface area of the Earth. (And it's even a little buggy on the edge of that too, particle effects tend to be in completely wrong locations and such.)

    Even then, though, it'd still probably take at least a year or two of walking to reach the end, taking mountains and oceans and the fact that if you're not playing on peaceful you'll have to deal with monsters at night into consideration.

    Also, you would need a pretty damn good computer to even come close.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on are you overflowing with Red Powder?
    Quote from tons0phun »
    Not only that, but with the introduction of conductive materials, it will be possible to send signals across entire landscapes in an instant. We will need all the cuprite we can get.

    We've had that for a while. It's called pressing T, and it'll always be more effective than huge machines that can still only send simple messages and can be ruined by a single pig spawning inside of them.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Why doors, even with intricate lock mechanisms, won't work.
    You don't even need an intricate lock system or anything to prevent this, just place the door when you're off to the side so that it starts out open and this won't work.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on "red stuff" logic gates
    My dream is that one day we will be able to create computers in Minecraft powerful enough to create computers inside those computers too.

    Yo dog I heard you like fictional computers so we put a fictional computer inside your fictional computer so you can waste months making computers in Minecraft while you waste months creating computers in Minecraft.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Performance worsened?
    Some of you guys are actually complaining about 0-10 FPS? That's pretty damn good for me, even on highest fog setting. With this new update, though, I'm getting like 30-50, and have yet to notice any stuttering. :D
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Gold and Diamond in InfDev?
    Quote from salisburymistake »
    Quote from Frostdawn »
    My best advice for finding diamonds: Don't use caves! Caves are generated after ores and cut right through them, so even if you do find some using caves the vein you find will nearly always be tiny.


    This is bad advice. You won't find much of any ore above sea level, so you MUST go down into the depths somehow, and digging your way down there takes more time/resources than exploring a neato cave system and spot checking the exposed surfaces along the way. At the very least you should take a cave down a couple dozen blocks worth of elevation and start mining there.

    Sure, the creation of caves may remove some ore, but it also removes a metric crapton of stone for you.

    Of course you have to venture down below sea level, but creating your own man-made mines is really a much better method for finding diamonds. Sure, you could use a cave system to get down there, but towards the bottom your best bet is to branch off into your own mine.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on Gold and Diamond in InfDev?
    Found about ten diamonds right where I reached lava for the first time in Infdev, but that save got bugged so I had to start a new one. Eventually on the new one I found one diamond vein with about twenty diamonds in it, three of which became a pickax reserved for mining obsidian only and nine of which became a decorative block on top of my tower to the top of the map.

    My best advice for finding diamonds: Don't use caves! Caves are generated after ores and cut right through them, so even if you do find some using caves the vein you find will nearly always be tiny.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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    posted a message on The Floating Continent, in all its glory.
    Quote from Bubsaroni »
    Quote from Success »
    Nice! Im currently hoarding obsidian to make a caste on any floating landmasses I happen to find!


    can you even mine obsidian? if so, i think you you need diamond tools...

    Yup. I've heard TNT can work as well, but with the insane mob shortage I can't confirm that.
    Posted in: Alpha - Survival Single Player
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