Sam Newfield Boy Genius
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens.

Minecraft

This is my page about minecraft! Do not read it unless you know what minecraft is.

Sam's mining tips!

NEVER dig straight down! It could result in death by lava or fall damage! I think the best way to mine is to dig a 3x3 mineshaft. I find lots of ores when i do this.
If you are in a cave and reach a dead end, don't turn around and walk away. Dig around in the dead end. You usally find another cave doing this.
It is a good idea to set up markers or small bases. In small mining bases you can hide from mobs, craft new tools, or smelt your ore! And if you die, you have a way to find where you die!

House tips

Always build a roof! If you don't, mobs can get in!
It is a good idea to put fence around your house. This makes it so mobs also cant get in!
If are making a wood house, use wood slabs, not wood planks. You make wood slabs by putting 3 woodplanks at the botton row of a crating table. The reason you use slabs is because they are nonflammable. Wood is flammable. You dont want your house burning down!

Upcoming Features

As we know, minecraft 1.3 will be coming out soon. Here are some upcoming features.
  1. Large amount of internal changes.
  2. Demo mode playable through non-premium Minecraft.net accounts.
  3. Added Adventure Mode but it still needs more work.
  4. "Large Biomes" world type.
  5. 'Open texturepack folder' button now works for mac.
  6. Singleplayer will be a local server.
  7. Added a publish button to allow LAN connection.
  8. Gamemode and Allow Cheats button.
  9. The multi-player menu now scans for LAN servers
  10. Optional bonus chests placed close to the player when creating a new Singleplayer world.
  11. Hardcore in multiplayer (HMP).
  12. Removed the downwards knockback while drowning

Creative Mode update:
  1. Ender Portal Frames added in Creative Mode
  2. While in Creative Mode, players can supply a powered minecart with fuel by right clicking it as if they were holding coal.
  3. Flying in Creative Mode is no longer affected by water and lava.
  4. Shift-clicking in Creative improved.
  5. Potions will be in the creative inventory screen.
  6. Improved creative inventory screen.
  7. Category Tabs and Searching
  8. Survival Inventory Tab: "Backpack" inventory, 2x2 crafting grid, armor, and deletion box.

Blocks & Items
  1. Added Emerald,Emerald Ore,and Block of Emerald.
  2. Added Ender Chest.(Allows you to put somthing in 1 chest, and take it out in another.) Drops 8 obsidian when broken without Silk Touch. Has one inventory per player.
  3. Added Sandstone Stairs.
  4. Cocoa Beans drop from jungle tree leaves at the same rate as apples.
  5. Added Tripwire Hooks. The hooks are connected (up to 40 blocks) by string, which will be placeable. Tripwires work on all entities.
  6. Added Book and Quill and Written Book. Ability to write in Book and Quill (up to 50 pages), save them to edit later, and sign them and title them to finish off the book.
  7. Added a new type of Golden Apple. with attributes the Golden Apple had before 1.1.
  8. Added Bottle o' Enchanting to survival mode.
  9. Added Chainmail Armor to survival mode.
  10. New slabs and stairs of the 3 new plank types.
  11. Wood slabs behave as wood, not as stone.
  12. Half-slabs can now be placed upside-down when pointing at the upper half of the side of a block. This does not work with stairs.
  13. New Gravel texture.
  14. New Dispenser features:
    1. Dispensers will eject water and lava source blocks (from buckets).
    2. Will also take water and lava source blocks if there is an empty bucket inside.
    3. Will be able to place Minecarts on rails and Boats in water.
  15. Stackable items now stack outside inventory when thrown to the ground individually.
  16. Specific names for different Wood, Wooden Planks, Leaves, Saplings, Sandstone, Stone Bricks, and Monster Eggs. (e.g. Oak Wood, Birch Plank, Spruce Leaves, Jungle Sapling, Smooth Sandstone, Chiseled Stone Bricks, Stone Monster Egg).
  17. Redstone (including repeaters, torches, levers, and pressure plates), Torches and Rails can now be placed on slabs and stairs positioned upside down.
  18. Levers can now be attached to the bottom of a block.
  19. Wooden Pressure Plates detect arrows.
  20. When exposed to rain, Cauldrons have a possibility of slowly filling with water.
  21. Removed old Chest texture, causing Locked Chests to appear purple.
  22. The player can now see the cracking effect on blocks when other players mine blocks in multiplayer.

Inventory, crafting & smelting
  1. Different crafting recipe for books.(now involves leather.)
  2. Easier item manipulation within inventory.
  3. Brewing Stands allow use of shift clicking to put items in it.
  4. Shift+clicking can now be used to wear armor.
  5. Empty Buckets are now stackable up to 16.
  6. Wooden tools can be burned in furnaces

XP and Enchanting

  1. Silk Touch will be able to pick up Ender Chests, Ice, and Glass Panes.
  2. The first 16 levels are linear (17XP/level), while levels 17+ require more points per level.
  3. Maximum enchantment level reduced from 50 to 30.
  4. XP orbs can now be gained through mining ores, and using a furnace for smelting.
  5. Enchantment has been reorganized so the higher/stronger level enchantment is on the bottom while the lowest is on the top. (The middle obviously being in the middle of the enchantment table.)

Map, Weather & Structures

  1. Added Pyramids, a new structure in Desert biomes.
  2. Added Jungle Temple.
  3. Villages spawned in Desert Biomes now have a different style. The buildings are made with sandstone.
  4. Stars are slightly smaller and slightly brighter
  5. Rain will slowly drip through leaves.

Villagers and Mobs

  1. Villagers spawned from spawning eggs will get a random profession.
  2. Trading with Villagers.
  3. Villagers may remove a trade option after it has been used 3 to 15 times.
  4. Pigs now drop 1-3 Porkchops instead of 0-2.
  5. Extremely rarely, Nether Portals will spawn Zombie Pigmen.
  6. Passive mobs can be easily pushed around by simply walking, most likely intended to help the player navigate through animal farms more easily. Side effect: players cannot push each other in SMP anymore.
  7. Baby animals will follow their parents.

Vehicles

  1. While sitting inside of a minecart pushing the directional keys will make it move the direction you are pressing. This will only work while the minecart is sitting on rails.
  2. Boats can accelerate to faster than previous speeds.
  3. Boats are now easier to control.
  4. Boats will now pass through lilypads without breaking the boat ; the lilypad drops as an item instead.

Commands

  1. Commands in Singleplayer.
  2. The /tp command now allows teleporting to specified coordinates. The syntax for this is /tp [target player]. The other functionality of the /tp command is still there
  3. .
  4. New /seed command that displays the current world seed.

Bug Fixes

  1. Arrows "warping upwards" in multiplayer fixed.
  2. All multiplayer sounds have been fixed.
  3. Better chunk loading in SMP.
  4. Fishing lines are now visible in SMP.
  5. Fix for glitchy mob prediction in multiplayer.
  6. Using buckets filled with lava no longer consume the bucket when smelting items.
  7. Armor and Tool Enchantments now show on multiplayer.
  8. Endermen open their mouth and vibrate on multiplayer
I would like to thanks Minecraft Wiki for the list

Mods!

Mod is short for Modifacation. It can add new features, or change existing ones. Here is how to install a mod. On windows.

  1. Download "Win-rar"
  2. Go to start and type %appdata% in the search bar.
  3. Hit enter. If you see the folder "roaming" click it.
  4. When you are in "roaming" click the file named .minecraft.
  5. go into the "bin" folder.
  6. Right-cick the minecraft jar and open with Win-rar.
  7. drag and drop the mod files into the jars.
Not all mods install like this. If the mod has instructions, follow them.


Mod list.

Theese are some mods i have played with or seen that i have really liked:

Mods!
Name Author Summary Version Link.
Modloader Rigusami Used to load mods 1.2.5 Forum
Minecraft forge. Spacetoad Used also to help load mods 1.2.5 Forum
2D craft Letsreadthisbook Generates a 2D world 1.2.5  
Backpacks Mightypork Adds backpacks which act as portable chests 1.2.5  
eggz Mattyp153 Craftable spawner eggs! 1.2.5 Forum
Leaking nether portals Jackfirecracker The nether leaks into the real world! 1.2.5 Forum
Spawner GUI Rigusami Allows you to set what spawns fro ma spawner 1.2.5 Forum
Skyzone KingKorihor Adds a skyplock type world generation to the game. 1.2.5 Forum
Single Player Commands Simo_415 Adds commands in single player 1.2.5 Forum
Smart moving Divisor

Makes your character crawl, climb, sit, swim, ect.

1.2.5 Forum
Better animation craft   Adds better animation to the game, such as wagging dog tails and spider knees. 1.2.5  
Genetics mod   Allows you to geneticly mutate mobs! 1.2.5  
Custom NPCs mod   Allows you to make custom NPCs to do various tasks. 1.2.5  

Servers

i have been playing on this great server called metaserve. the address is: play.metaserve.net this server has 2 worlds, creative and survival. On creative you get 64x64 plot to freebuild on.

Mob fighting tips.

Here are some tips to make you a pro mob fighter!

Pigs,sheep,cows,and chickens

the best way to fight these passive mobs is the corner them. they cant run when they are cornered. Try to find a hill or mountain.

Creepers

The best way to fight a creeper is to run up, hit it, then run back. This way it will not explode on you.

Skeletons

When fighting skeletons with swords, you want to run left to right to avoid the arrows while still attacking it. With a bow,I would hide behind somthing an pop out to shoot every few seconds. this way when he shoots it will hit what you are hiding behind. Or you can long-range snipe it!

Spider jockey

my advice is to snap a screenshot of it, then run and hide.

Spider jockey profile

The spider jockey is the rarest and most difficult mob to kill in the game. A spider jockey is a skeleton riding on a spider. That means it can shoot you with arrows while climbing up your walls. There can only be 3 in a world at a time. The best way to kill it is to kill the spider first, then the skeleton. If you find one, take a screenshot of it so you have proof!

Have a cool creation?

email me a picture of your creation and I will put it on my site! My email is on my Welcome/Index page.

That is all for my minecraft page! If you have any suggestions, my email is on the welcome/index page of my website!