Minecraft Construction For Dummies

Minecraft Construction For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Computer/Tech)

By (author) Adam Cordeiro, By (author) Emily Nelson, By (author) Jacob Cordeiro

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 214mm x 14mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 3 November 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118968409
  • ISBN 13: 9781118968406
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: Portable ed
  • Sales rank: 329,436

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An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easyThere isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition. More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginner's guide, you will quickly discover how to fine-tune your skills in order to construct almost anything you want in this amazing environment. * Provides step-by-step instructions to help you build houses, boats, islands, and more * Addresses how to mine the right materials for basic building * Reveals how to build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks * Explores how to develop your farm for renewable resourcesMinecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!

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Adam Cordeiro is a student at Stanford Online High School who enjoys math, gaming, and programming and has been playing Minecraft since the alpha days. Emily Nelson writes short stories and served as a technical editor for Gamestar Mechanic For Dummies.

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"Learn to: "Construct houses, bridges, tunnels, gardens, secret rooms, and moreMine the right materials for basic buildingBuild statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarksDevelop your farm for renewable resourcesIf you can imagine it, you can build it in Minecraft -- here's how!Want to build a castle? Create your own island? How about a house that floats in the sky? You can do it with Minecraft, if you know where to get the materials and how to put them together. This easy-to-follow guide gets you started, explains the skills you need, outlines fundamental building principles and offers endless ideas!Get started -- if you're new to Minecraft, learn about the different game modes and when to use them, how to acquire materials, and how to choose a building siteDecide what to build -- select high, ground level, or underground structures and construct walls, floors, and roofsSpruce up your creations -- add carpeting, vary the design with colors and textures, and include interior decorating or landscapingTown and country -- build a city or create a farm complete with crops and animalsExplore redstone engineering -- discover how to use this powerful element to add circuitry and moreOpen the book and find: When to use each game modeHow to prepare your building siteWhat goes into building a cityTips for creating attractive gardensWays to automate a farmAdvanced building techniquesHints for using lighting effectively