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Minecraft For Dummies

by Cordeiro

Wiley | February 11, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft!

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 beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play: survival, creative, and hardcore. The easy-to-understand writing style walks you through every step of the way, from downloading the game to choosing a gaming platform to defending your creations against monsters and winning the game by defeating the Ender Dragon.

  • Explains how to use blocks to build amazing creations and engage in gameplay with other players
  • Details techniques for travelling across the biomes
  • Zeroes in on playing wisely in Survival mode so you can acquire resources to maintain your health and hunger
  • Shares tips for playing carefully in Creative mode, using your unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and more
  • Helps you play in Hardcore mode

Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won''t want to leave!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: February 11, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118537149

ISBN - 13: 9781118537145

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Minecraft For Dummies

Minecraft For Dummies

by Cordeiro

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: February 11, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118537149

ISBN - 13: 9781118537145

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Entering Minecraft 5

Chapter 2: Planning for Your First Night 15

Chapter 3: Overcoming Long-Term Obstacles 31

Chapter 4: Discovering Blocks and Implementing Items 45

Chapter 5: Mastering Mines and Farms 59

Chapter 6: Surviving through Invention 71

Chapter 7: Understanding the Natural World 93

Chapter 8: Understanding the Man-Made World 103

Chapter 9: Playing with MultiPlayer and Cheats 115

Chapter 10: Customizing Your Experience 125

Chapter 11: Ten Helpful Survival Tips 135

Index 141

From the Publisher

Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft!

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 beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play: survival, creative, and hardcore. The easy-to-understand writing style walks you through every step of the way, from downloading the game to choosing a gaming platform to defending your creations against monsters and winning the game by defeating the Ender Dragon.

  • Explains how to use blocks to build amazing creations and engage in gameplay with other players
  • Details techniques for travelling across the biomes
  • Zeroes in on playing wisely in Survival mode so you can acquire resources to maintain your health and hunger
  • Shares tips for playing carefully in Creative mode, using your unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and more
  • Helps you play in Hardcore mode

Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won''t want to leave!

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Learn to:

  • Use blocks to build anything you can imagine
  • Protect what you've built from monsters
  • Survive, mine, and go on adventures in the Minecraft world
  • Customize your experience

Get started in Minecraft or go deeper — this book helps you do both

Playing Minecraft is an intriguing, creative experience. If you've been curious and want to get started, this book shows you the ropes. And if you know the basics but long to become a mad scientist or venture into Hardcore mode, you'll find out how to do that too. Learn to play Minecraft and enjoy endless entertainment!

  • Enter the game — purchase and download Minecraft and register your account
  • Create your world — build your Minecraft world and explore it in a single-player game
  • Learn to survive — find out how to create a shelter, avoid hunger, start a farm, and begin mining
  • Refine your skills — study the different types of blocks and learn to engineer with redstone circuits
  • Visit the villages — where you can trade, excavate valuable structures, and battle zombies
  • Move up to new gameplay options — venture into Adventure and Hardcore play and manage the Minecraft filesystem

Open the book and find:

  • How to survive your first night in Minecraft
  • What to monitor as you play
  • Tips for building an effective house
  • Necessary mining tools
  • The physics of the game
  • How to start and join a LAN server
  • Ten useful gameplay tips

About the Author

Jacob Cordeiro has been playing Minecraft since the Alpha pre-release. Jacob attends Stanford Online High School and won an award in the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing competition for his game entry.

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