Lets look into how we can change the seed on a Minecraft Server. You will be able to load a new world with your chosen seed to play on.
What is a Minecraft Seed?
A Minecraft seed is an identifier to your world creation. For instance I start a world with a certain seed. For example 454545. Any one else starting a world with the same seed would also find the same world generation. Almost like been able to pin point the exact place on the endless Minecraft map of where you started your world off.
You can use this to share with others players so they can explore the world in creative before they travel on survival. All the worlds with matching seeds with have the same creation and characteristics. So you can effectively have another copy of your world.
Just be aware that you cant add a seed to an existing world. You will need to start with a new one to load up the right seed for the world.
If you want to keep a save of your last world, use the backup option now before we delete it.
Go to FTP File Access > Login > And look for your world file. It will have the same name as the world section of your dashboard. In this example my world is called “world”
Select the file with your world name, and the 2 files below it with the nether and the end. This is so the seeds match all the worlds when they are created. Now select delete to delete the old worlds before we insert the new seed to our server.
Now, from your multicraft dashboard. Go to Files > Config Files > Server Settings > and find the section called Level Seed.
From your main multicraft dashboard, Start your server. When you join on it will now be on a world with your chosen Minecraft seed.
Using a Minecraft Seed to start your world with is great for many reasons. It allows you to share the world you are playing in. If you find villages or monuments you can simply share the co ordinates and anyone using the same Minecraft seed can find them in the same location.
It also means you can start a world in a specific seed of your choice. Some come with spawn in areas in mushroom biomes, with 4 or 5 biomes surrounding them and many other variations so its worth checking them out first before you choose one to start your world off with.
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Minecraft Update 1.17 Everything You Need to Know
Everything you need to know about the new Minecraft Update 1.17 caves and cliffs. After the latest Minecraft announcement we have some great news for all you Minecrafters out there.
Minecraft Update 1.17 Caves and Cliffs
With the update date imminent they have released a new announcement to clear up a few questions many of us have had. Through this article we will be covering the difference between versions. Update dates and what the plans are for after the updates part 1 and 2.
More we will be finding out a bit more about caves, cliff’s and world generation and how it will work with our existing worlds. This subject has been talked about a lot by the Minecraft community. There has always been a worry about how new chunks will load, if any of our worlds wont work or get corrupted and how it will all blend together.
You will be happy to hear that all this and more has been answered.
Minecraft have announced the date of part 1 and thats the 8th of June 2021! with only a few days to go the anticipation is growing with all Minecraft Fans. Although the update has been split into 2 part, everyone has understood that we want quality over speed of the update coming out.
Part 2 we have been told is at the end of the year or “the winter update” So although we don’t have a specific date we at least know that by the end of the year we will have both parts of this huge 1.17 Minecraft Update.
2. Why Aren’t All The Features Being Released at Once?
One of the reasons is to focus on certain features of the game. As releasing one part and then a second means they get to focus on a smaller amount of features for each update making sure they test every to make sure it is working and doesn’t have any bugs.
There is nothing worse than a game or update coming out only to find out it is riddled with bugs and either make it unplayable or just not fun to play.
By splitting it up they have been really able to focus on features, for part one we will be expecting lots of new blocks and mobs along with other features they haven’t discussed. As even Minecraft likes to leave a few surprises for us to find out ourselves whilst playing.
The second reason is so they can gather as much player feedback as possible to make sure everything is running well and most of all is enjoyable to play. Minecraft has a very specific game play fashion and its important to keep the same feel through out all the updates.
3. How Will The Version Numbers Work In Part 1 and 2 of the Minecraft 1.17 Update?
They were very clear in letting us know that they will both be major version numbers. So Part 1 will be 1.17 and part 2 will be 1.18.
The reason for this is due to both the parts being such major updates that they feel they both deserve a whole number update rather than a decimal point.
We hope this will be more successful than last year when we had a series of small updates that left many players either loosing worlds or unable to log into Minecraft it self. Resulting in many people giving up on the game all together! How ever this new update it ready to bring every body back to the number 1 selling game in the world!
4. How Will Biomes Work In Part 2 Will They Be 3D?
So to explain what we mean by 3D biomes. We mean an area where you might have one biome on the top on the world and have a different biome under it. For instance you might have a dessert over ground level. How ever underneath you will have a lush caves biome.
Admittedly they said this part is still in development for part two but they give us good reference to it looking nice as they have seen it already. Again we want to remind everyone that the Minecraft update 1.17 and 1.18 will be such a big update with so many major things changed that we need to allow a creator time to perfect the product. Bit updates like this need a lot of testing from both Minecraft employees but also the beta testers.
5. How Will Mountain Generation Work In Part 2?
Thankfully they have made a big point about how it will be an extension of the current terrane generation meaning that although there ill be big changes they will be mixing it together so that players wont even notice the how they have blended together.
Minecraft 1.17 update will be adding a 2 types of mountains to the game.
The first type of mountain generation they have told us about is Hilly. Compared to Mt Fuji or Kilimanjaro this mountain generation will have a a large style mountain with a very hilly top of the mountain.
The second type of mountain will be Steep. Compared to mountains such as Patagonia or Matterhorn. These mountains have much steeper sides and have a different feel to the hilly mountains from the first Minecraft .1.17 mountain generation.
There has been a large emphasis on re creating the adventurous feeling of mountaineering. With the addition of powdered snow and winding trails you can follow to the top or use to explore the mountain, this is set to be a huge bonus for all the survivalists out there.
6. Is Minecraft Becoming Less Simple With These Updates?
With all these updates coming out with more life like world generation and mountain generation. Items that you can interact with further and other things coming out in the 1.17 update. They have answered the question of “is Minecraft Becoming Less Simple” like so:
They want to keep the important aspects of Minecraft such as simple integration with blocks and an easy playing style. So rather than changing this they want to enhance the experience so that anyone can play and interact with the normal Minecraft world. Once you have learned the simple factors it then leads to more complex gameplay if you choose to take it further. This means you wont be getting bored of your game as there is always something else to discover.
In essence they state it is still looks like the Minecraft we know and love but with exiting new features.
7. What Are The Goals For World Generation?
Although this is for part 2 of the update and we are told it is still a work in progress. We are re assured that they have in fact had a look at the world generation for the update and tell us it looks really good. Always a worry after updates is the way the new chunks will load, especially in this case there the whole world will have different height limits.
Agnes and Alex are very clear in stating that it is very important that they are able to combine both world generation in well from the old chunks to the new ones.
8. How Will The Borders of Worlds Work?
Thankfully they start by explaining that it is important we are able to play the same worlds for many years. This comes as great news to sceptics of world generation for the new Minecraft 1.17 update. Furthermore wanting to be respectful to all our existing worlds.
The word they use is blending in terms of how the generation will work after the update. Rather than a sharp change in the world they will blend the two terranes using chunks you have seen and not explored. The way it will work is that chunks that you have visited will stay un changed. Chunks you haven’t visited but have seen will be the start of the blending process prior to the new chunks and then the new chunks will be updated to support the new biomes, mountains etc.
Visited Chunks – Wont Update
Seen But Not Visited Chunks – Will be Blended
New Unseen Chunks – Will be Updated
9. Will Branch Mining Still Be Do Able?
This has explicit from the get go of the update, its clear that Minecraft do listen to their player base and this is a main mining method for many players. Loosing this feature would put many off as they cant use their preferred method of mining.
All this is, is adding more possibilities to what your already able to do in the Minecraft worlds.
10. Will The Split Between Caves and Cliffs Effect Future Updates?
Its is important that Part 1 and Part 2 are of good quality. Rather than taking on one huge project they have split it up to make sure that each element will be the best.
Some exiting news is that they are already planning on the New Minecraft Update after 1.18! Very exiting news and seems like the good news just keeps coming. They haven’t let us know whether it will be a large update. Potentially updating to 1.19. And if you want to check out the announcement of this New Minecraft Update, it will be announced at Minecraft Live 2021. But they wont tell us more than this.
11. Will Part 1 Be Updated On Both Platforms at Once?
The simple answer is yes, both Bedrock users and Java users will be receiving the Minecraft 1.17 Update on the same day. The date the update is coming out is the 8th of June 2021. And we all cant wait to get started!
The Official Update Video 04/06/21
How to Make Concrete in Minecraft
Looking to know how to make Concrete in Minecraft?
This is your guide to learnt how to create it step by step.
How to make concrete powder and then create concrete with various colours in both Bedrock and Java Edition in Minecraft. Follow the easy process and start building with the amazing coloured blocks.
Crafting Items Needed To Make Concrete
This will be for multiples of 8 Concrete/Concrete Powder
4 Sand Blocks
1 Water Source
How to Make Concrete In Minecraft Guide
1. Place your crafting table, open it and place 4 gravel in a cross shape.
2. Insert the sand blocks in all four corners of the crafting table.
3. Place the dye in the middle to create the concrete powder used to make concrete.
4. Now you can pick up your concrete powder your pick axe and your water source. Place the water bucket down or find the nearest water source and place you concrete next to the water. It will instantly turn to concrete and you can now mine it and put it into your inventory. Note that it needs to be directly next to water otherwise it will stay as concrete powder.
How to Build an Automatic Cactus Farm in Minecraft (6 Steps)
Looking for how to build an automatic cactus farm in Minecraft?.
Using no Redstone and minimal blocks its the ideal farm to have near your house to collect cactus whilst your busy doing something else.
Whats The Need For Cactus?
Many servers have some sort of economy, whether it be with an in game currency using plugins such as Essentialsx, Vault or the currency in other Minigames Such as Skyblock, Factions and others. Furthermore, in Bedrock, you might be playing on one of the larger servers or simply be on a server with a command block currency set up.
So to have an automatic way for earning currency is a perfect way of making some dollars whilst busy building at the same time.
How to Build a Cactus Farm Minecraft
You will need the following items (per floor)
40 Blocks of your choice for the frame.
16 Sand blocks
4 Water buckets
Build an 11 by 11 square with your block of choice on top of flat ground, then break of mark the centre block.
As the picture above place the sand blocks to fill the square with one block space between each one of them. This will be to support the cactus and make sure they have enough room to grow.
Then place a water bucket in every corner of your farm so it flows toward the middle.
Place a fence between the gaps where the cactus will grow too after its first block.
Use the picture below as an guide.
Break a tunnel underneath, 3 blocks deep and work your way to the centre of the grid.
Place a chest followed by a hopper ontop of it, leaving one block space for you to be able to jump out into the centre of your farm.
Now simply place a cactus on each one of the sand blocks and you’re ready to go, the cactus will collect in your chest whenever the chunks are loaded.
You can create multiple levels and build as high or low as you require. To do this just repeat the same process directly on top of the original farm with the centres lining up. I recommend leaving a space between the fence and the next floor in case you want to add lighting.
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With the new Minecraft 1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update out this summer, we take a look at the latest snapshot to see what new blocks and items we have in game look like and what their uses are.
1.17 Caves And Cliffs Snapshot
With the latest snap shot we take a good look into new blocks and how they interact with the environment and players. Including some blocks that work with Redstone in different ways than normal gameplay supports.
From Sculk Sensors that detect sound’s in varied amounts, to my absolute favourite item. The Spyglass! We will explain more about both these further down this article.
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1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update
1.17 Caves And Cliffs New Items
Variant of the Stone or Blackstone, the Grimestone can be used in much the same way.
List of Craftable Items
Grimstone slab/stairs/walls and other building blocks
An amazing brand new ore to find mining, the copper ore can be turned into many other blocks and also weapons and tools. Not only that but the block type actively changes through out its life going from normal copper, to weathered, oxidized and so on. It even includes a great way of preserving your block by waxing it.
List of Craftable Items
Copper blocks/slabs/stairs and weathered/oxidized/waxed variants
Similar to the stained glass we are already used too, the Tinted glass will darken the view through the block much like the black stained block.
By far my favourite item so far this incredible item is used to zoom in on a specific players area of view with great details.
This can help you see hostile mobs from vey far. You can also use it to view the spectacular landscape and potentially find yourself another place to settle whilst looking from the glorious new cliffs that will be generated.
Sculk sensors can detect vibrations in an 8 block radius around it. A vibration is anything that causes physical motion, although there are some motions that are undetectable to sensors by sneaking.
They also emit a Redstone pulse when activated depending on how loud the sound is (determined by how close and what sort off action has happened)
Candles are another light source similar tot he sea pickle.
You can group them together by adding more candles to the same block with a maximum of 4 candles.
When first created they are un lit, how ever to light them simply use a flint and steel.
Stalactites are created when pointed dripstone is placed on the bottom of a block.
Stalagmites are created when pointed dripstone is placed on the ground.
A great block for minigames this large leaf will carry the weight of a player for a second or two and then fold downward in two stages, dropping the player.
Part of the 1.17 Caves And Cliffs Update is this beautiful looking flower that will grow from the top of the caves and drop green particles underneath it.
It currently cant be crafted and only summoned with commands or obtained through the creative menu but will naturally generate in the lush caves biomes.
What Is a Lodestone in Minecraft & How to make a lodestone
A simple and easy explanation of What Is a Lodestone Minecraft and how you are able to use it to assist you through your survival world in all three Dimensions.
We will also explain how to craft a Lodestone and how to find a Lodestone in its natural environment.
What Is a Lodestone in Minecraft?
A Lodestoneis a block that combined with a compasswill fix the position the compass points too. It can be crafted, found and given via commands.
To give via commands ,type / give (playername) lodestone 1 on Java. On Bedrock, type / give (playername) lodestone 1 0
In addition to this, for a more detailed explanation, you can also check out the wiki.
How To Use a Lodestone
To use a Lodestone once you have acquired it, you will need to click on it once placed somewhere with a Compass to activate its ability. It is now set to this Lodestone and no matter the distance, it will still point you back in the same direction. You can change the compass direction to another Lodestone by clicking the other Lodestone with the same compass.
Why Use a Lodestone
This block is used to be able to find your way back to a previously visited location. You can use it to find your nether portal entrance or your house.
You can even use these to design some fun Minigames or Easter eggs hunts.
How to Reset your Compass
To reset your compass, all you need to do is break the original Lodestone block that you linked that particular compass too.
How to Make a Lodestone in Minecraft?
To craft one you will need:
8 Chiseled Stone Bricks
1 Netherite Ingot
Alternatively, you can use the picture below
Where You Find a Lodestone Naturally
To find a Lodestone naturally in your Minecraft world, you will need to find a Bastion Remnant. You may be able to find one by checking all the chests in the area.
Bastion Remnants are large, castle-like generated structures found in the Nether in all of the biomes except basalt deltas. Piglins spawn in this structure on generation. Furthermore, a Magma Cube spawner generates in treasure rooms. They are guarded by Piglin Brutes.
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Find a map you want to use, and make sure it is the correct version for your server and stop your server prior to uploading it.
Download your map and check to see the contents, if it looks similar to the picture below then move onto step 4. If it doesnt continue to the next step.
If it doesnt look like the picture above, then open the file and have a look to find a folder containing all of these files within.
Create a new folder and name it what you want you world to be called, dont leave spaces within the name.
For example if I download a map for my spawn I might name it spawnworld
Drag and drop all the files that match the picture above into your new folder, this is now the folder you will need to upload so you can go ahead and delete the first zip file your downloaded.
Log onto your server files using FileZilla and simply drag your new folder from your pc side over to your servers main files.
Now on your multicraft control panel, type the new world name just as you named it in the folder onto your world tab (it is case sensitive)
Once you’ve changed the name to the new map you want to use then tap save underneath and start your server back up.
If you rather carry on using your main world for a spawn and run a multiverse plugin then leave your world name as it is and you can run a /mv import (worldname) whilst in game
How to Stop Minecraft Server Lag
As we are all aware, server lag can always be an issue. It could be from too many entities and farms, too huge Redstone machines or simply a hugely explored worlds making a huge file size.
There are how ever a few methods you can use to help with this. And primarily we will be using the view distance and decreasing it. The reason we would decrease the view distance is simply because of the amount of entities, blocks, lighting graphics or movement graphics it has to load up.
How Would This Stop Minecraft Lag?
So if you think about it per player, on a single player world there is only one player loading up 10 chunks all around them.
This one player may have up to 50 entities loaded up around them, from paintings to item frames, cows to villagers and any floating items yet to be picked up.
Now if your running a small server with 10 other players, then suddenly the server isnt just loading up 50 entities, it could now be up to 500 entities plus each player and what they are doing in the world at that time.
What View Distance Should I Use?
The default will usually set you onto 10, how ever for Survival Servers I would suggest using about 7 if your server is having a hard time keeping up with it.
For a Minigame you could even go as low as 4 depending on what the game type is and if it hinders gameplay or not.
Reducing Minecraft Server Lag with Plugins
If you run a Java, Nukkitx or MCPE server you can also find helpful plugins that will help reduce your server lag. Some will simply clear floating items where as some others will also check that no player is able to build anything that could bring your tps down (lag machines).
How to Stop Minecraft Server Lag
Head to your multicraft control panel and stop your server. The go to Files, Config Files and then Server Settings.
Scroll down to the View Distance option and type in a lesser amount that was is currently displayed if you want to reduce it.
Save the changes, go back to the main page and restart your server.
Head to your multicraft control panel and stop your server. The go to Files, Config Files and then Plugin List or FTP File access if you have downloaded the plugin you want to use already. In our video we use a clear lag plugin for Java, if you want to use that the page link is here.
Find and install the plugin you want to use, if your unsure how to install a plugin we have a video on our Server Tutorials you can follow
Configure your plugin to suit your server, by going to Files, Config Files, and then finding the relevant .yml folder for your plugin and clicking edit.
Once completed and saved, simply start your server back up.
How to Stop Tnt and Creeper Explosions
Here we have a quick and easy Tutorial on How to Stop Tnt and Creeper Explosions. Using either commands or a plugin for Java we shall stop any explosion from destroying blocks. This will stop anyone coming onto your server and destroying you amazing builds. We will be showing in both Bedrock and Java edition how to do this. We also have a helpful video on how to protect your spawn if you run a Java or MCPE edition server here.
Why You Need To Protect You Server
Players which gain access to your server may want to destroy your builds and generally try to stop peoples enjoyment of the server it self. For this they may use many tricks, a lot of these can be stopped with a good Anti-Cheat but unfortunately this wont always stop them using tnt or creepers to blow up structures.
If you want to run a successful community on Minecraft, then you want your players to feel safe knowing they can log off and find their house intact when they log in again.
How to Stop Tnt and Creeper Explosions
For Java we will be using a plugin called Grief Prevention, this will automatically stop any tnt or creeper explosion. Plus it has a load more amazing features that will keep your players houses safe and also items or mobs held inside their property. To download the plugin click the link here.
Stop your server before installing any plugin, then download the grief prevention plugin, you can use the link above.
Once installed you can restart your server, you are now safe from creeper explosions, tnt and much more.
For Bedrock we will be utilising two in game commands to stop tnt and creeper explosions.
You will need cheats enabled to be able to access the commands.
/gamerule mobgriefing false
/gamerule tntexplodes false
The mob griefing will stop the mobs griefing the land, for example creepers exploding blocks or withers destroying blocks.
And the tntexplodes command, when set to false will not let tnt explode to cause damage to blocks.
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How to Change Gamemode in Minecraft
Own a server and want to know How to Change Gamemode in Minecraft? There are a few ways your able to do this either in game or through your server console.
The fastest way is in game as you can just type a command and it changed over straight away. This will require you to have the relevant permissions on your server to be able to carry this out.
If you are also new to the server you will need to use the console to give yourself operator status so we have included both methods in the tutorial.
What is OP?
It’s operator permission given to players so that they can access commands or other features. On Bedrock edition the player with operator permission will be able to use cheats and commands, you can adjust permissions for op’s on your server settings. On Java, its a similar case but you can alter their abilities using group or permission plugins and setting groups different commands they can use. To OP a player, in the console type op (gamer tag) e.g. op jdog123 and press enter. If you are already an OP on the server you can run the command /op (gamer tag) or /deop if you need to take away that permission.
What Gamemode’ s are Available?
In this mode, you are unable to build or break blocks and can only interact with items such as buttons, levers and mobs (e.g. killing a mob or trading with villagers)
This mode is perfect for adventure maps where the focus is more on completing a course or a level rather than building or survival. You are able to die from fall damage or any other type of damage in this mode.
On Java edition, you can break blocks providing you have world edit installed.
In this mode, you can break and build blocks. You can also interact with all of the environment around you including friendly or unfriendly mobs.
Your crafting menu is accessible but only by gathering resources to create these items with. You can find items to use for crafting all around the world.
This mode is perfect for survival games and communities that like to engage with others and share experiences on one map together. You are able to die from fall damage or any other type of damage in this mode.
In this mode, you have all crafted items and other items you cant craft available in your crafting menu, from mob spawning eggs to totems of undying. You also now have access to flying and don’t receive any damage from falls, mobs, lava or anything else. Mods will now ignore you as if you arent even there.
This game mode is perfect for building as you can reach great heights and have the use of all of the blocks without having to find the materials to craft them first.
In this mode, you are almost like a ghost in terms of not interacting with the world at all. You cant press any buttons or levers, neither can you trade with villagers or hurt other players.
Your player will go invisible and you also able to pass through walls or any other structures.
This game mode is used mostly by administrators to check on other players but also for minigames in the periods your waiting to respawn again.
This game mode only works in Java Edition and some MCPE versions.
How to Change Gamemode in Minecraft
How to Change Gamemode in Minecraft Through Your Console
On your multicraft control panel select the console button on the left.
Type gamemode (the required gamemode) (user name) e.g. gamemode creative Jdog123
To target players, in other ways, you can use the @a @e @r @p or @s feature
@a – everyone
@e – entities
@r – random player
@s – self
For example, you can type gamemode survival @a to affect everyone on the server
How to Change Gamemode in Minecraft In game
For Bedrock make sure cheats are enabled to do this in game. For Java, you will need to be OP or have the relevant permissions given to you.
Bring up your chat bar and press forward slash (/)
Type in the following command followed by the gamemode you want to implement and then who or what you would like it to effect.
/gamemode (the mode) (what to effect)
For example we will give gamemode creative to the nearest player.
/gamemode creative @p
Or if you want it to be for your friend called hello bob with a space in his gamer tag, simply type the command like this.
/gamemode creative “hello bob”
Use the quotation marks on either side of a gamer tag with spaces within the name.