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  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5358-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5358-8

The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - PlayStation Edition

Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS!

Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft on the PlayStation!

Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know… teach you enchantments of unimaginable power… help you survive where few dare to go… help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft! Based on the international best-seller of the same name, this book is ideal for Minecrafters of all ages.

  • Quick-start guide for first-night survival to get started NOW
  • Customize your experience: monstrous, peaceful, and more
  • Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters—let there be light
  • Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone
  • Escape (or defeat!) 14 types of hostile mobs
  • Get friendly mobs on your side and build automated farms
  • Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and to throw at enemies
  • Transform your shelter into a palace (or a secret underwater base)
  • Create customized worlds with unique seeds
  • Learn the secrets of redstone devices and build incredible rail systems
  • Play safely through The Nether and The End
  • Play with up to eight of your friends on PlayStation, or run in splitscreen mode

Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 30 books, including several best- sellers. O’Brien founded Typefi, the world’s leading automated publishing system, and in his spare time invented a new type of espresso machine called mypressi. He’s a perpetual innovator who remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity Minecraft can engender.

This book was not created by and is not endorsed by Notch Development AB Corporation/Mojang Synergies AB Corporation, or Sony Computer Entertainment.


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Table of Contents


Introduction 1

What’s In This Book 1

How to Use This Book 3

    Crafting Recipes 3

Chapter 1 Getting Started 5

Starting a New Game 6

    More Options 11

    Single-Player Game Modes 13

Hosting and Controlling Multiplayer Games 15

Understanding World Seeds 19

Controls 19

The Bottom Line 21

Chapter 2 First-Night Survival 23

Surviving and Thriving 23

Heading for the Trees 25

Using Your Inventory 26

Building a Crafting Table 28

    Let’s Build Some Tools 30

    Creating a Shelter 31

    The Furnace Is Your Friend 35

    Let There Be Light 36

    Slumbering with Lumber 38

The Bottom Line 41

Chapter 3 Gathering Resources 43

Introducing the HUD 43

Avoiding Getting Lost 46

Improving Your Tools 47

Chests: Safely Stashing Your Stuff 49

Avoiding Monsters 51

Hunger Management 53

Your Mission: Food, Resources, and Reconnaissance 54

    Food on the Run 56

    Finding a Building Site 58

A Resourceful Guide to the Creative Mode Inventory 61

The Bottom Line 63

Chapter 4 Mining 65

Dig Deep, My Friend 65

The Mining Layer Cake Guide 67

Lava Lakes and Other Pitfalls 69

Descending to Layer 11 70

    The 2×1 Ladder Descent 71

    The Straight Staircase 73

    The Spiral Staircase 74

Layouts for Fast, Efficient Mining 75

Staying Safe While You Mine 78

The Bottom Line 79

Chapter 5 Combat School 81

Introducing the Menagerie 81

    Zombies 82

    Spiders 83

    Skeletons 85

    Cave Spiders 86

    Spider Jockeys 87

    Creepers 88

    Slimes 89

    Endermen 90

    Zombie Pigmen 90

Defensive Mobs 91

    Snow Golems 91

    Iron Golems 92

Weapons and Armor 93

    Swordcraft 94

    Bows and Arrows 94

    Armor-All 97

    Color Coordinate Your Leather 99

The Bottom Line 100

Chapter 6 Crop Farming 103

Choosing a Crop 103

    Finding Seeds in Elysium 106

    Establishing a Wheat Farm 108

    Automated Farms 114

    Creating a Piston Harvester 118

    Sticky Piston Harvesting 120

    Creating a Water Harvester 121

    Harvesting Other Crops 124

The Bottom Line 125

Chapter 7 Farming and Taming Mobs 127

Farming and Working with Friendly Mobs 127

    Breeding Animals 130

    Riding Pigs 133

Fishing 133

The Bottom Line 134

Chapter 8 Creative Construction 137

Leaving the Cave 137

Unleashing Your Interior Decorator 140

Building Underwater 147

Protecting Your Perimeter 153

    Becoming a Ditch Witch 153

    Mob Pitfalls 155

    Thick as a Brick 157

The Bottom Line 157

Chapter 9 Redstone, Rails, and More 159

Seeing Red: A Beginner’s Guide 160

    Power Sources 160

    Redstone Wiring 163

    Powered Blocks 164

    Repeaters 166

    Output Devices 168

Automatic Doors 170

    Vertical Currents 176

Advanced Circuits 177

    NOT Gates, aka Inverters 177

    OR Gates, or Any Input Will Do 178

    AND Gates, Two True 179

    Repeater Loops 180

Rail Transport 181

    Have Minecart, Will Travel 181

    Rolling on Rails 183

    Making Tracks and Stations 184

    Halfway Stations 185

The Bottom Line 186

Chapter 10 Enchanting, Anvils, and Brewing 187

Enchanting Wiles 187

    Creating and Mining Obsidian 189

    Crafting Books 192

    Casting Enchantments 192

    Improving Enchantment Chances with Bookshelves 194

    Earning and Managing Experience 195

    Sprucing Up Your Weapons 196

    Enhancing Your Armor 197

    Improving Your Tools 197

Hammer It Out with the Anvil 198

Brewing Potions 200

    Brewing Up a Storm 202

    Enhancing Potions 205

The Bottom Line 206

Chapter 11 Villages and Other Structures 207

Village Life 207

Emerald City: Your Ticket to Trade 210

Other Structures 212

    Desert Temples 213

    Jungle Temples 214

    Dungeons 215

    Abandoned Mineshafts 216

    Strongholds 216

    Nether Fortresses 217

Mapping, or There and Back Again 217

Crafting a Clock 218

The Bottom Line 219

Chapter 12 Playing Through: The Nether and The End 221

Alternate Dimensions 221

Getting to The Nether 224

    Portal Magic 225

Surviving the Nether Fortress 229

Nether Mobs 230

The End Game 232

    Finding a Stronghold 234

    Defeating the Ender Dragon 237

The Bottom Line 241

Index 243



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