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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Pagoda
    Quote from Project1oh7

    I believe the name you guys were looking for is pagoda.

    Buildings with multiple towers and eaves are called pagodas.

    Dojo is just a term for a place meant for formal training.


    Thanks!
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Large Cabin
    Quote from ironsword99

    Can you please tell me the seed and co-ordinates of this location? :smile.gif: I tried to duplicate it but the land wasn't right and it looks like a piece of ****. :dry.gif: It's a good design, but I couldn't find a good place to put it. :tongue.gif:


    I'm not sure of the seed. There are a couple of other builders who've made versions of the large cabin and posted pics in the thread to give you a sense of what you can do with it. An added challenge, one I personally enjoy, is to fit a particular build idea to the landscape. The terrain generator in MC forces us to be quite flexible and creative sometimes when building (or level huge areas to flatgrass), and the exercise of matching the build to the terrain is always worth the effort.
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step Collection Thread
    Quote from Nosaji

    None of your pictures on any of your posts are loading for me. :/


    I've just now tested a couple of threads, and all the pictures appear to load. They are hosted on flickr with an unlimited bandwidth account. Are you still having trouble viewing them?
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Adobe House
    Quote from GentlemanMudkip

    And door is still on the wrong side.

    But this thread is gonna be useful for me, that's fosho


    The door is placed on purpose. The goal in a desert home is to keep the heat out. By recessing the door, you build in shading, so no direct sun enters the home through the door. The way MC doors hinge, placing the door as shown will allow it to open and shut as thought it was attached to the wall.
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Adobe House
    Quote from tbeatz817

    how do you make those lamps inside your house?

    The fence subtraction method. First place two dirt blocks (or whatever blocks you like which are easy to break) on top of each other. Next, place the glowstone on top of the stack of two blocks. Then break the middle block (the one just under the glowstone) and place a fence. Last, break the lowest block, and place a fence. Fences only stack when you place them this way.
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Adobe House
    Quote from kelsec

    Well written and easily followed, as usual :smile.gif: One suggestion, if you had given the starting dimensions for what to dig out or placed the vertical ruler underground as well it would have saved some time when following the instructions. I had some difficulty determining how deep and the exact dimensions of the well part of the first few steps. Overall it was great though. Looking forward to seeing what you're teaching next!


    A good suggestion. I have used a vertical ruler in other builds...not sure why I omitted it here. I think you're right to say that simply stating the dimensions of the foundation in addition to showing them in the image would be helpful reference. I shall adopt that for future step-by-steps. thanks!
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    posted a message on [Collection] Archive of Great Builds
    Quote from Valrosse

    This deserves a bump.


    Thanks for the bump (even though mods get grumpy with them). I haven't forsaken this collection, promise. I've been quite distracted lately, but I am committed to maintaining this collection.

    I appreciate all the recommendations made by others. You can send in recommendations by pm or as a reply to this thread.

    Hopefully this collection continues to provide inspiration and a healthy challenge to minecrafters, and to honor those who have mastered building in our blocky world.
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step Collection Thread
    Quote from tb

    Hey mate, I just made an EATS road guide in this style and was wondering if you'd add it to your list please :smile.gif:

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/374704-picture-guide-boat-road

    Thanks!


    Added! Nice work!

    And to all that have been following this thread, it's not dead, but I have been distracted. I've kept a list of requested build, and I will work on that list this summer, promise. Thanks to all for your patience and continued support!
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Temple
    Quote from Truffles270

    The water goes straight through the corners of the half steps?

    Any suggestions? :huh.gif:


    I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

    The way I built the base of the waterfall was to dig out the base and add the ring of half-step blocks around the edges. Then, I placed the water source blocks in the roof. Then, I added source blocks in-between the half-step blocks, to give the appearance that the waterfall spreads out as it reaches the ring of half-steps.

    Does that help? If not, could you provide an image to explain what you mean?
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Double Doors
    Quote from Saradain

    I have a slight problem with this build. Firstly, thanks for these nice guides, however this one stopped working for me after I built it the first time. The redstone torch does not light itself up after stepping out of the pressure plate, and I cannot figure out why. It worked at the start, but after I tried to build similar setup with a lever switch instead of the plate/button, it won't work any longer. I tried demolishing the whole thing and start from the beginning, but the redstone torch still seems bugged as it only can be turned off, but not on unless I replace the torch.

    Any ideas how I could make it work again? If possible, a guide to create this mechanism with the lever switch would be nice as well :smile.gif:


    It is hard for me to say what is the problem without seeing your setup. My thought that this point is this: a lever delivers constant power when activated until the lever is flipped again. Like a light switch in a room, it stays on. A button delivers a temporary charge to connected redstone, then resets itself to off. It could be that the reason the torch won't switch back to the lit state is that the lever is still sending power to the torch (which would switch it off).

    I'm not sure if this helps. Feel free to post screenshots of your build here so we can debug it.
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Large Cabin
    Thank you all for your continued praise! I appreciate your feedback.

    Quote from huntsman227

    I agree, something like doukucraft would make that look amazing! you should put up variations on this design, essentially creating a blueprint for a small village / city


    I really actually like the vanilla texturepack. That's why I stay in it. However, i recently installed Mixcraft HD, and am liking that, so perhaps I'll upload some new images in that tp.

    As for the blueprint, the intention with this design is to make it easily customizable by the builder. I suppose I could upload single images of variants on this theme, but I always worry about taking away the experience of designing and building the structure if I do too much step-by-step. My goal is to inspire and enable players to build bigger.
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    posted a message on Step-By-Step: Small Cabin
    Quote from Lithuen

    I just want to say I really like this build, it is very cozy and easily extendable. I added a basement to mine with the same 5x5 dimentions, as a nice reading/crafting room. That way the only thing on the main level is the bed, so even this small build looks spacious and airy :smile.gif:


    I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the feedback.
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Large Cabin
    Quote from Bosco_TM

    Would it be possible for you to make a .schematic for this cabin? I'd love it in my world.


    I don't know how to make schematics. I'll look into it.
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    posted a message on [Collection] Archive of Great Builds
    I just added two entries to the Archive.

    The first is Sandabia Kingdom, a WIP desert city which is already impressive enough to earn a place here.

    The second is a bridge, part of a larger build, which I added to the detailed builds (at the bottom of the OP). The curves of the bridge, and the great look of the fencepost lattice are worth the add.

    Check them out!
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    posted a message on Step-by-Step: Adobe House
    Quote from Brownies_MC

    Love it :biggrin.gif: Can you make a small house for a snowier biome? I never seem the correct materials to make a nice snowy home


    I'll see what I can do...

    Quote from GiovanniVerdura

    How about an Igloo tutorial? For fun purposes, eh? :GoldBar: :smile.gif:


    That could be fun. I'll look into it...

    Quote from Bosco_TM

    How'd you put those pressure plates on top of the double chest in the interior?


    If you stand next to the chest, and target the wall block above the chest (e.g. if the chest is on the floor, target the 2nd row of the wall) and place the pressure plate.

    Quote from GiovanniVerdura

    I doubt he will care, but, if you could, could you tell me what you think of my interpretation of a 3-story version of this, Gecko? Anyways,Thanks.


    I had two thoughts about your Adobe house. The first was about space. With Minecraft not furniture ready, a builder has to build large to fit a lot of interior furniture. I think you may be able to realize some less compact internal spaces with a larger building footprint. This can be justified by appealing to the natural nature of sand, that desert buildings are not often very tall and narrow because of the load bearing capacities of the available materials.

    Second, I noticed that your bedroof had the bed flanked by bookcases. Are you able to actually sleep in the bed (since usually you have to be standing on the same block as the bed to activate sleep)?

    I liked the idea of building your home near a desert oasis. That's something I hadn't thought of.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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