Minecraft For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 29, 2014 - Computers - 384 pages
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Don't be a Minecraft tourist – get expert tips and advicein this full-color primer

Minecraft For Dummies is the complete guide to playingwithin the Minecraft world. With easy-to-follow guidance from ateam of Minecraft experts, you'll develop programming andengineering skills as you build amazing creations using in-gameblocks and mechanical devices. Whether you prefer the PC, console,or portable platform, this helpful guide will walk you through theprocess of setting up and beginning gameplay, and engage with otherusers from all around the globe. With this trusty guidebook inhand, you'll navigate the infinite world of Minecraft withconfidence, skills, and a storehouse of expert advice.

Minecraft is the sandbox construction game that has become amainstream phenomenon with over a hundred million players. Avirtually infinite world and versatile style of play offer endlesspossibilities for both the hardcore gamer and the total noob, andMinecraft For Dummies shows you everything you need to knowbefore you break your first block.

  • Choose your platform, download the game, and play in all threemodes
  • Gather resources, place and break blocks, and use circuits andlogic gates
  • Defend your creations against spiders, skeletons, zombies, andthe Creeper
  • Travel across the biomes and defeat the enderdragon to win thegame

Whether you play to win or just like to explore, there is astyle of Minecraft that will spark your imagination. Create ordestroy, make war or peace, attack or defend – the game iswhatever you want it to be. If you're ready to leave your mark onthis digital universe, Minecraft For Dummies is the primeryou need to get up to speed.

 

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Contents

Mastering Techniques 83
116
Excavating Structures
132
Understanding Minecraft PE Excavation
138
Progressing Through the Later Block Ages
163
Powering Up
193
Building the Beacon
207
Advancing to the Nether the End and Beyond
213
Expanding Your Minecraft Experience
225
Understanding the Minecraft Game Modes
283
Know about Minecraft
295
The Part of Tens
313
Ten Helpful Building Tips and Tricks
325
Understanding Circles Spheres and Domes 330 Designing the Interior
331
Ten Helpful Redstone Tips and Contraptions
339
Getting Started with Minecraft
7
Surviving the First Night
25

Customizing Your Experience
241
Minecraft in the Larger World
267
Introduction 1
275
Choosing the Platform That Works for You
277
Discovering Blocks and Items
65
Understanding Biomes and Mastering Farms
85
Building the Perfect Farm
96
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About the author (2014)

Jesse Stay is a social media technologist consultant and developer.

Thomas Stay, Jesse's 12-year-old son, eats, drinks and breathes Minecraft.

Jacob Cordeiro won an award for his game entry in the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

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