If you want your minecraft map to simulate an earthquake, you can use command blocks and potion effects to create simulated minecraft earthquakes, where the ground will seem to shake and rumble.
This minecraft tutorial video teaches you how to make a minecraft parachute, ensuring soft landings from heady heights. This ‘parachute’ is simply a minecraft boat which, if entered before falling from a great height, and exited before hitting hard land, will absorb all fall damage for you – or rather will negate the existence of fall damage completely. This is a functional minecraft parachute, which, like real parachutes, relies entirely on good timing to be effective.
This is a complete guide to all the changes made in the minecraft 1.5 update. Changes include new redstone blocks and mechanics (which is why this is called the redstone update) but also adds several other new features, including new snow layers, boosted mobs, nerfed bonemeal and spiders riding pigs riding skeletons riding dragons.
If you’re looking for a way to add random loot to your minecraft adventure map, then a talented Minecraft Inventor has come up with a solution to your problem. It’s one thing to have a player crawl through a dungeon filled with cave spiders and skeletons wearing diamond armor to win a Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker, but isn’t it also more fun if there is some small chance that instead of Thunderfury he or she will get a simple iron axe, or maybe some weighted boots of sinking. Let’s face it, the only reason anybody makes a minecraft adventure map anymore is to chuckle evilly at the misfortune of one’s players.
This minecraft invention allows you to to add a ‘skill point’ or ‘skill tree’ system to Minecraft RPG / Adventure maps. It uses the new Minecraft Scoreboard system to allow the player to build their character over the course of a game by assigning skill points into skill trees.
Minecraft skill trees can be created based on any game mechanic or indeed, anything the creator wishes to imagine. Because they are largely assigned via Command Block, you can have game based skill trees like an alchemy skill tree or a mining skill tree, but you could equally create a reading skill tree or a ‘dancing’ skill tree. It doesn’t much matter.
This skill tree system can be used to make the player work towards certain rewards (for example, reaching level five of mining could result in being awarded an unbreaking pick) or it can simply be used to urge your players to complete certain challenges in a way that ‘customizes’ their character. The possibilities are very rich and exciting for anyone wanting to add new dimensions to minecraft adventure maps.
This redstone device allows you to create password locked doors, secret areas and hidden passages. The “password” in this case would be an item thrown into a hopper. If the right item is thrown into the hopper, then the password is accepted. If the wrong item is entered, then the system throws an error. This is much more sophisticated than the old “pressure plate locks” that were used in many minecraft adventure maps and really does hold the promise of creating some sophisticated quest systems in the future.
Check out how to make a Minecraft Password Protected Lock:
Now you can make minecraft traps, locks and adventure map gates / doors / whatever you like by getting a player to insert the right kind of music disk. I love it when this kind of complexity is added to minecraft. Imagine all the possible uses for this minecraft machine!
Zombies can be a pain in the blocky derriere, can’t they? With their relatively new ability to break down wooden doors, players have been forced to use iron doors in all their buildings – or have they? Perhaps not. A zombie can break down a wood door, but it has no idea how a wood gate works. So you can quite easily put a gate directly in front of your door and zombie proof your house.
Reddit user GideonBarish posted a very useful tutorial on how to automate your zombie proof gate / door set up using a pressure plate.
A guide for making your own minecraft animations and animated textures, this article contains step by step written instructions accompanied by pictures so anyone can make trippy sliding walls, shining armor, or doggies with flashing eyes.
How do minecraft animations work?
Simple! The minecraft animation system works just like a movie reel. You can ‘animate’ minecraft textures simply by adding more ‘frames’ to the item.png. The number of frames you add (and by frame, I mean vertically duplicated item image) will vary the speed of the animation. More frames means longer, smoother animation. Fewer frames means faster, more jerky animations.
Animated textures sure are changing the way we think and feel about minecraft, aren’t they? This video shows you a ship sailing on sand and a train travelling along tracks. It also contains an explanation of how the effect is created, so you cam make your own sailing ships and complex minecraft vehicles.