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The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft, Second Edition

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TheAdvanced 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 Why struggle with outdated web tutorials or bewildering YouTube videos?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!

  • Create and manage unique Minecraft 1.9 configurations with their own versions, worlds, resource packs, and profiles

  • Automatically mass-produce sugar cane, melons, wheat, and more

  • Supercharge mining operations to excavate infinite amounts of obsidian

  • Take control of the mayhem with mob farms: mass-produce your own zombies, spiders, creepers, and skeletons

  • Craft amazing armor, weapons, and tools

  • Build in any style that inspires you: medieval, Victorian, Viking, Japanese, modern, suburban, you name it

  • Create natural-looking terrain and trees, decorate with 2D pixel art, and build 3D statues

  • Construct smarter, more efficient power and transportation systems

  • Assemble amazing redstone circuitry with Monostable and Redpower 2

  • Generate massive resources with gigantic oil refineries and quarries

  • Create and share exciting adventure maps and learn the secrets of CommandBlocks

  • Export your greatest adventures to YouTube, Vimeo, or HD video

  • 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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    Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. Become a Minecraft Expert!
      2. What’s in This Book
      3. How to Use This Book
    12. 1. Getting Started
      1. Managing Minecraft
      2. Launch Control
      3. Mod Management
        1. Custom Launchers
          1. Adding Mods to MultiMC
        2. Modpack Installers
      4. The Bottom Line
    13. 2. Automated Produce Farms
      1. Make Mine a BUD
      2. Automated Cane Farms
      3. Automated Collection and Transport
      4. Automated Pumpkin and Melon Farms
      5. Automated Wheat, Potato, and Carrot Farms
      6. Automated Sorting
      7. The Bottom Line
    14. 3. Mining and Ore Generators
      1. Creating Cobblestone
      2. Creating Stone
      3. Obsidian Generator
      4. The Bottom Line
    15. 4. Mob Farms, Traps, and Defense
      1. Evil Mob Farms
        1. Spawning Mob Mayhem
        2. Building a Water-Based Mob Farm
        3. Grinding Mobs and Collecting Drops
        4. Grinding for Experience
      2. Dastardly Mob Traps
        1. Treacherous Trenches
        2. Killer Cactus
        3. Indispensible Dispensers
        4. Pulverizing Pistons
      3. The Bottom Line
    16. 5. Advanced Construction
      1. Choosing a Building Style
        1. Medieval Style
          1. Up Go the Walls!
          2. If You Like It, Put a Roof on It!
        2. Victorian Style
          1. Pitched Roof
          2. Complex Roof
        3. Japanese Style Building
        4. Modern and Suburban Styles
          1. Residential Roads
        5. Viking Style
        6. Egyptian/Desert Style
        7. Steampunk Style
        8. Elven/Fairy Style
        9. Build an Igloo
      2. Advanced Decoration Techniques
      3. Creating Natural Terrain and Trees
      4. Drawing 2D Pixel Art
      5. Sculpting a 3D Statue
        1. Creating Spheres, Circles, and Arches
      6. Building in the Nether and End Regions
      7. The Bottom Line
    17. 6. More Power to You
      1. Combination Lock
      2. Minecart Switches
      3. Project:Red
        1. Automating a Pumpkin Farm
        2. What Else Can Project:Red Do?
          1. Core
          2. Integration
          3. Transmission
          4. Transportation
      4. The Bottom Line
    18. 7. Empire Building with BuildCraft
      1. BuildCraft Core Concepts
      2. Pipe Dreams
      3. Engines
        1. Creating a Power Station
      4. Mining Wells
      5. Managing Combustion Engines
      6. Refining Oil
      7. Automated Quarries
      8. Blueprints, Building, and Templates
      9. More BuildCraft
      10. The Bottom Line
    19. 8. Titans of IndustrialCraft
      1. IC2E Core Concepts
      2. Agricultural Pursuits
        1. Crossbreeding Guide
        2. Strip Farming for Profit
        3. Square Farm Dancing
        4. Using the Cropnalyzer
        5. Improving Growth with a Crop-Matron
      3. IC2E Armor, Weapons, and Tools
      4. Generating Energy Units (EU)
      5. Mining, Macerating, and More
        1. Automated Mining
        2. Macerators and More
      6. Going Thermonuclear
      7. The Bottom Line
    20. 9. Rolling with Railcraft
      1. Getting Started
      2. Creating Standard Track
      3. Reinforced Track
      4. Boring, Not So
      5. Undercutting the Competition
      6. More Mods
        1. Galacticraft
        2. Forestry
        3. ComputerCraft
      7. The Bottom Line
    21. 10. Recording and Sharing
      1. Choosing the Right Software
        1. FRAPS for Windows (License Approximately $40)
        2. Bandicam for Windows (License Approximately $39)
        3. QuickTime Player for Mac (Free with OS X)
      2. Hardware Recording Devices
        1. AVerMedia’s Live Gamer Portable (LGP)
        2. Elgato Game Capture HD Recorder
      3. Plotting Camera Paths and Animation
      4. Overlaying Audio and Titles
        1. Editing with iMovie—OS X
          1. Titles
          2. Adding Audio to Your Movie
          3. Exporting Your Completed Movie
        2. Editing with Windows Movie Maker—Windows
        3. Titling
        4. Adding Audio to Your Video
        5. Exporting Your Completed Video
      5. Publishing to YouTube and Vimeo
        1. Uploading Your Video
        2. Basic Info
      6. The Bottom Line
    22. 11. Building Your Own Adventure
      1. Adventure Mode
      2. Initial Planning and Implementation
      3. So, What’s Your Story?
      4. Mastering Command Blocks
        1. Breaking Down the Command String
        2. Selectors
        3. Commands
        4. Specifiers
          1. Teleporting to a Central Point
          2. Using effect Commands
          3. Rewarding Players
        5. The Comparator
        6. The tellraw Command
      5. World-Editing Tools and Helpers (Map the Middle Kingdom)
      6. Publishing Your Own Adventure (Terrifying Noobs)
      7. The Bottom Line
    23. Index
    24. Code Snippets