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The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft
Make Minecraft whatever YOU want it to be!
After you’ve learned to survive in Minecraft, the fun really begins. Minecraft’s advanced features support stunning creativity—and that’s still just the beginning. More than ever, Minecraft 1.9 can be whatever you and millions of other players dream up!
Custom-crafted adventure maps… new trading systems and societies… incredible mods that take Minecraft into the far future… Minecraft’s potential is simply astounding. This full-color guide brings together all of today’s most amazing Minecraft resources and techniques. Why struggle with outdated web tutorials or bewildering YouTube videos? Mega-bestselling author Stephen O’Brien will show you how to get it all, and do it all!
Stephen O’Brien is author of the mega-bestselling The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft as well as many other books. An Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley, his 30 books include several bestsellers. He founded Typefi, the world’s leading automated publishing system, and invented the award-winning mypressi portable espresso maker. He’s a perpetual innovator who remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity Minecraft can engender.
Minecraft is a trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB.
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Become a Minecraft Expert! 2
What’s in This Book 2
How to Use This Book 3
Chapter 1 Getting Started 5
Managing Minecraft 5
Launch Control 6
Mod Management 10
The Bottom Line 22
Chapter 2 Automated Produce Farms 23
Make Mine a BUD 24
Automated Cane Farms 27
Automated Collection and Transport 32
Automated Pumpkin and Melon Farms 36
Automated Wheat, Potato, and Carrot Farms 43
Automated Sorting 46
The Bottom Line 51
Chapter 3 Mining and Ore Generators 53
Creating Cobblestone 53
Creating Stone 58
Obsidian Generator 61
The Bottom Line 65
Chapter 4 Mob Farms, Traps, and Defense 67
Evil Mob Farms 67
Dastardly Mob Traps 83
Treacherous Trenches 83
Killer Cactus 85
Indispensible Dispensers 88
Pulverizing Pistons 92
The Bottom Line 94
Chapter 5 Advanced Construction 95
Choosing a Building Style 96
Advanced Decoration Techniques 118
Creating Natural Terrain and Trees 122
Drawing 2D Pixel Art 123
Sculpting a 3D Statue 124
Building in the Nether and End Regions 129
The Bottom Line 130
Chapter 6 More Power to You 131
Combination Lock 131
Minecart Switches 140
Chapter 7 Empire Building with BuildCraft 155
BuildCraft Core Concepts 155
Pipe Dreams 157
Mining Wells 167
Managing Combustion Engines 168
Refining Oil 173
Automated Quarries 174
Blueprints, Building, and Templates 178
More BuildCraft 182
The Bottom Line 182
Chapter 8 Titans of IndustrialCraft 185
IC2E Core Concepts 185
Agricultural Pursuits 187
IC2E Armor, Weapons, and Tools 198
Generating Energy Units (EU) 201
Mining, Macerating, and More 202
Going Thermonuclear 205
The Bottom Line 209
Chapter 9 Rolling with Railcraft 211
Getting Started 212
Creating Standard Track 214
Reinforced Track 218
Boring, Not So 219
Undercutting the Competition 222
More Mods 222
The Bottom Line 223
Chapter 10 Recording and Sharing 225
Choosing the Right Software 226
Hardware Recording Devices 230
Plotting Camera Paths and Animation 230
Overlaying Audio and Titles 233
Publishing to YouTube and Vimeo 238
The Bottom Line 241
Chapter 11 Building Your Own Adventure 243
Adventure Mode 244
Initial Planning and Implementation 245
So, What’s Your Story? 245
Mastering Command Blocks 246
World-Editing Tools and Helpers (Map the Middle Kingdom) 259
Publishing Your Own Adventure (Terrifying Noobs) 260
The Bottom Line 261