The Advanced Strategy Guide To Minecraft

by Stephen O'brien

Pearson Education | October 20, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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The Advanced 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. There are custom-crafted adventure maps, massive multiplayer servers, new trading systems, new societies, and incredible mods that take Minecraft into the far future. Minecraft can be whatever you and millions of other players dream up. There’s only one problem: uncovering all these amazing resources and techniques. Problem solved! They’re all in one great full-color guide: The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft. Don’t struggle with out-of-date web tutorials or bewildering YouTube videos: best-selling author Stephen O’Brien will show you how to do it all!

  •    Build and manage unique Minecraft configurations with their own versions, worlds, resource packs, and profiles
  •    Automate your farming: let a few pistons, a stream, and some redstone do all the dirty work for you
  •    Generate infinite ores on demand–even obsidian
  •    Take control of the mayhem with mob farms: mass-produce your own zombies, spiders, creepers, and skeletons
  •    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
  •    Take Minecraft into the industrial and nuclear age… even go green with solar energy and wind farms
  •    Add computer systems and robotics control with ComputerCraft and Lua
  •    Create and share exciting adventure maps and learn the secrets of CommandBlocks
  •    Share your creation with the world via pro-quality video and audio
  •    Manage a multiplayer server and create your own trading society
  •    Make the most of powerful plug-ins for anti-griefing and more
  • Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has written 28 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 has played Minecraft since its alpha release and remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity it engenders. He is author of the mega-bestselling The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft and The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft: Xbox Edition.

     

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.6 in

Published: October 20, 2014

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789753561

ISBN - 13: 9780789753564

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The Advanced Strategy Guide To Minecraft

The Advanced Strategy Guide To Minecraft

by Stephen O'brien

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.6 in

Published: October 20, 2014

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789753561

ISBN - 13: 9780789753564

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Become a Minecraft Expert! 2 What’s in This Book 2 How to Use This Book 3   Chapter 1 Getting Started 5 Managing Minecraft 5 Launch Control 6 Mod Management 10 Custom Launchers 11     Adding Mods to MultiMC 15 Modpack Installers 20 The Bottom Line 22   Chapter 2 Automated Produce Farms 23 Make Mine a BUD 24 Automated Cane Farms 27 Automated Collection and Transport 32 Automated Pumpkin and Melon Farms 36 Automated Wheat, Potato, and Carrot Farms 44 Automated Sorting 47 The Bottom Line 51   Chapter 3 Mining and Ore Generators 53 Creating Cobblestone 53 Creating Stone 59 Obsidian Generator 61 The Bottom Line 65   Chapter 4 Mob Farms, Traps, and Defense 67 Evil Mob Farms 67     Spawning Mob Mayhem 68     Building a Water-Based Mob Farm 70     Grinding Mobs and Collecting Drops 73 Dastardly Mob Traps 82     Treacherous Trenches 82     Killer Cactus 84     Indispensible Dispensers 87     Pulverizing Pistons 91 The Bottom Line 93   Chapter 5 Advanced Construction 95 Choosing a Building Style 96     Medieval Style 96         Up Go the Walls! 98         If You Like It, Put a Roof on It! 100     Victorian Style 101         Pitched Roof 102         Complex Roof 104     Japanese Style Building 106     Modern and Suburban Styles 108         Residential Roads 110     Viking Style 111     Egyptian/Desert Style 113     Steampunk Style 114     Elven/Fairy Style 115     Build an Igloo 116 Advanced Decor
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The Advanced 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. There are custom-crafted adventure maps, massive multiplayer servers, new trading systems, new societies, and incredible mods that take Minecraft into the far future. Minecraft can be whatever you and millions of other players dream up. There’s only one problem: uncovering all these amazing resources and techniques. Problem solved! They’re all in one great full-color guide: The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft. Don’t struggle with out-of-date web tutorials or bewildering YouTube videos: best-selling author Stephen O’Brien will show you how to do it all!

  •    Build and manage unique Minecraft configurations with their own versions, worlds, resource packs, and profiles
  •    Automate your farming: let a few pistons, a stream, and some redstone do all the dirty work for you
  •    Generate infinite ores on demand–even obsidian
  •    Take control of the mayhem with mob farms: mass-produce your own zombies, spiders, creepers, and skeletons
  •    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
  •    Take Minecraft into the industrial and nuclear age… even go green with solar energy and wind farms
  •    Add computer systems and robotics control with ComputerCraft and Lua
  •    Create and share exciting adventure maps and learn the secrets of CommandBlocks
  •    Share your creation with the world via pro-quality video and audio
  •    Manage a multiplayer server and create your own trading society
  •    Make the most of powerful plug-ins for anti-griefing and more
  • Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has written 28 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 has played Minecraft since its alpha release and remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity it engenders. He is author of the mega-bestselling The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft and The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft: Xbox Edition.

     

About the Author

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 over 30 titles 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 early days and remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity it engenders. Stephen is also the author of the internationally bestselling The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft, published by Que.