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    DescriptionMinecraft: 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! 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! * Quick-start guide for first-night survival * 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 throw at enemies * Transform your shelter into a palace (or a secret underwater base) * Create new worlds and master the fine art of terraforming * Learn the secrets of redstone devices, and build incredible rail systems * Play safely through The Nether and The End Stephen O'Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has written 27 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.


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    Title
    The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen O'Brien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 634 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780789753571
    ISBN 10: 078975357X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.8
    BIC subject category V2: UDX
    B&T General Subject: 370
    Libri: I-GA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24250
    Ingram Subject Code: GA
    Abridged Dewey: 793
    B&T Approval Code: A09709300
    DC22: 793.932
    B&T Approval Code: A09708010
    BISAC V2.8: GAM010000
    DC23: 794.8
    Thema V1.0: UDX
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    Que Corporation,U.S.
    Publication date
    25 September 2014
    Author Information
    Stephen O'Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur currently residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has previously written 28 books across multiple editions with publishers such as Prentice Hall and Que, including several best-selling titles. He also founded Typefi, the world's leading automated publishing system, and invented a new type of espresso machine called mypressi. He has been using Minecraft since its alpha release and remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity it engenders. The first edition of this book was an international bestseller. Stephen is also the author of The Advanced Minecraft Strategy Guide, published by Que.
    Table of contents
    Introduction to the Second Edition...1 What's in This Book...2 How to Use This Book ...4 Crafting Recipes ...4 There's More Online... ...4 Chapter 1 Getting Started... 5 Registering and Downloading... 5 Registering a Mojang Account... 7 Purchasing Minecraft... 8 Launching Minecraft ...10 Starting a New Game ...13 Choosing a World-Generation Style ...15 Singleplayer Game Modes ...17 Seeding Your World ...19 About Snapshots ...20 Controls ...21 The Bottom Line ...23 Chapter 2 First-Night Survival ...25 Survive and Thrive ...25 Head for the Trees ...27 Using Your Inventory ...29 Build a Crafting Table ...31 Let's Build Some Tools ...32 Creating a Shelter ...36 The Furnace Is Your Friend ...40 Let There Be Light ...41 Slumber with Lumber ...44 Tools and Their (Over)Use ...47 A Bit About Achievements... 48 What Is This "Bonus Chest" You Speak Of? ...49 The Bottom Line ...50 Chapter 3 Gathering Resources ...53 Introducing the HUD ...53 Improving Your Tools ...57 Chests: Safely Stash Your Stuff ...60 Avoiding Monsters ...62 Hunger Management ...64 Your Mission: Food, Resources, and Reconnaissance ...66 Food on the Run ...68 Finding a Building Site ...69 Using the Creative Mode Inventory ...73 The Bottom Line ...76 Chapter 4 Mining... 77 Dig Deep, My Friend ...77 The Mining Layer Cake Guide ...79 Lava Lakes and Other Pitfalls ...82 Descending to Layer 11 ...84 The 2x1 Ladder Descent ...84 The Straight Staircase ...86 The Spiral Staircase ...87 Layouts for Fast, Efficient Mining ...88 Staying Safe While You Mine ...91 The Bottom Line ...92 Chapter 5 Combat School ...93 Introducing the Menagerie ...94 Zombies ...94 Spiders... 96 Skeletons ...97 Cave Spiders ...98 Spider Jockeys... 99 Chicken Jockeys ...99 Creepers... 99 Slimes ...100 Endermen... 101 Zombie Pigmen ...102 Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog ...102 Guardians and Elder Guardians ...103 Defensive Mobs ...104 Snow Golems ...104 Iron Golems ...105 Mob Target Practice ...106 Weapons and Armor ...108 Swordcraft ...108 Bows and Arrows ...109 Armor-All ...112 Color Coordinate Your Leather... 114 Taking Combat Damage and Healing ...115 The Bottom Line ...116 Chapter 6 Crop Farming ...119 Choosing a Crop ...119 Minecraft Bakery ...123 Minecraft BBQ ...123 Alchemy Eatery ...124 Raw Food Diet ...124 Eat at Your Own Risk ...125 Establishing a Farm ...125 Automated Farms ...132 Creating a Piston Harvester ...136 Sticky Piston Harvesting ...139 Creating a Water Harvester ...140 Harvesting Other Crops ...142 The Bottom Line ...143 Chapter 7 Farming and Taming Mobs ...145 Farming and Working with Friendly Mobs ...145 Using Leads... 149 Breeding Animals ...150 Dying for Dye? ...151 Taming and Riding Horses, Donkeys, and More ...152 Armoring Your Horse ...154 Loading Up the Pack... 155 Riding Pigs ...155 Fishing ...156 Ah, the Squid ...157 The Bottom Line ...158 Chapter 8 Creative Construction ...159 Leaving the Cave ...159 Building a Custom World ...163 Unleashing Your Interior Decorator... 165 Building Underwater ...172 Protecting Your Perimeter ...179 Become a Ditch Witch ...179 Mob Pitfalls ...181 Thick as a Brick... 182 The Bottom Line... 183 Chapter 9 Redstone, Rails, and More ...185 Seeing Red: A Beginner's Guide ...186 Power Sources ...186 Redstone Wiring ...190 Powered Blocks... 192 Modifiers ...194 Repeaters ...194 Comparators ...196 Output Devices ...197 Automatic Doors ...200 Vertical Currents ...205 Advanced Circuits ...206 NOT Gates, aka Inverters ...207 OR Gates, or Any Input Will Do... 208 AND Gates, Two TRUE ...209 Repeater Loops ...210 Rail Transport ...211 Have Minecart, Will Travel ...212 Rolling on Rails... 215 Making Tracks and Stations ...216 T-Junctions... 218 Halfway Stations ...218 A Word About Hoppers ...219 The Bottom Line... 221 Chapter 10 Enchanting, Anvils, and Brewing... 223 Enchanting Wiles ...223 Creating and Mining Obsidian ...225 Crafting Books ...228 Casting Enchantments ...228 Improving Enchantment Chances with Bookshelves... 230 Earning and Managing Experience... 232 Spruce Up Your Weapons ...233 Enhance Your Armor... 234 Improve Your Tools... 235 Hammer It Out with the Anvil ...235 Brewing Potions ...37 Brewing Up a Storm ...240 Enhancing Potions ...242 The Bottom Line... 244 Chapter 11 Villages and Other Structures ...245 Village Life... 245 Emerald City: Your Ticket to Trade ...248 Hidden Temples and Other Structures ...251 Desert Temples ...251 Jungle Temples... 253 Witch Huts... 253 Dungeons... 254 Abandoned Mine Shafts ...255 Strongholds ...255 Ocean Monuments ...256 Nether Fortresses ...257 Mapping, or There and Back Again ...257 Crafting a Clock ...260 The Bottom Line ...261 Chapter 12 Playing Through: The Nether and The End ...263 Alternate Dimensions ...263 Getting to The Nether ...266 Portal Magic ...267 Surviving the Nether Fortress ...271 Nether Mobs ...272 The End Game ...275 Finding a Stronghold ...276 Defeating the Ender Dragon ...278 The Bottom Line... 283 Chapter 13 Mods and Multiplayer ...285 Customizing Your Experience ...285 Changing the Skin You're In ...286 Minecraft Skin Editors ...288 Skincraft ...288 The Skindex ...289 Novaskin ...289 Resource Packs: Change Your World ...290 Mind My Mods ...293 Installing Forge Mods ...295 Too Many Items ...297 More Explosives ...298 Super Heroes... 299 REI's MiniMap ...299 Legendary Beasts ...300 Too Many Mobs ...300 Multiplayer Madness... 301 Sharing and Joining on a LAN ...302 Joining a Multiplayer Server ...304 Hosting a Multiplayer Server ...307 Spectator Mode ...310 The Bottom Line ...310 Index ...311