Aesthetic Houses: What are they? If you've played Minecraft for some time now, you most surely know how hard it is to build a great looking house to live in, that meets both your vision of your dream house and expectations for functionality. This brings us to the definition: ...more
Yeah, there's no classy way to say this. Someone created an automated bottom in Minecraft. Some might say the creator could have stopped there, but the madness didn't end. They attached the butt to a person and placed the startling creation on top of a toilet. Take a look.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. A Minecraft house can have little else cooler than a hidden door. Indeed nothing quite screams accomplished potion master like a hidden lab behind a retractable bookcase. With the a ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. No self-respecting Minecraft house is complete without a state of the art automatic cobblestone generator. But what does the average Minecrafter need with a bunch of cobblestone? To ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Mining obsidian is not only time consuming, but dangerous. Looking for caves with obsidian and risking death by creeper, zombie, or lava just isn't worth it sometimes. Luckily, obsi ...more
Are you tired of having to use two different enchanting tables when you want both low and high enchants? Are you sick and tired of hearing your faction/guild/clan members say that they need lower enchants because they don't have enough experience levels for high-end enchants? ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. So you have a deep mine, an epic home, a bountiful farm, and mob traps galore, but have you ever considered linking them together into one cohesive unit? With the use of a minecart ...more
Part 2 Welcome back! In my last post I talked about the exterior aspects and techniques of building a great looking house, and now we shall focus on the interiors. Interiors There are a few important prerequisites to look at before starting the interiors of a house: The ge ...more
Minecraft is not just a game. It is a creative tool. Over the past year and a half countless epic builds, servers, and community projects have been undertaken. I'm sure some of you have seen the one-to-one scale recreation of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek or the epic ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. A hidden bridge can be both a cool part of your home and a defense against your enemies in PvP! The design is simple, you can use it to create lava traps, and it ensures that no red ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Harvesting items from animals no longer requires wasting precious time chasing after them. During last Saturday's Weekly Workshop, we built a few different kinds of animal harvester ...more
In Minecraft, it's not just about making the building and leaving everything else open to the various creatures of the night to just waltz right in! You're going to need to make a door! But once you have it installed, what if they decided they wanted to open it? In this video ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. During last Saturday's Weekly Workshop, we played with redstone combination locks. A redstone combination lock is a redstone device that relies on logic gates in order to power a do ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. You may know that Minecraft is an excellent creative tool, but perhaps less well known are the fascinating array of redstone powered games that have been made by players like you. ...more
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! The workshop last Saturday revolved around creating a working movie screen in Minecraft, and everyone joined in to see how it works. But this tutorial is fo ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. And don't miss this weeks Weekly Workshop! If you're anything like the typical Minecrafter, then you've got a few secrets to hide. Maybe it's valuable commodities like diamonds, ore ...more
Have you ever wanted to make your own Minecraft server on Windows? This tutorial will teach you how, without having to download Hamachi. The whole process is a lot simpler than you might think, and it will only take a few minutes! You will need: Firefox web browser Computer ...more
In Minecraft, survival is key, especially at night when the creatures of the darkness come out to play. If you're doing a lot of crafting work at night, one big pain is going out to get water and trying to find new sources of water. Wouldn't it be great if you could create a p ...more
If you've been around either the multiplayer worlds or have been watching videos on other video websites, you may have noticed that some people have started creating underwater glass structures and buildings in their game! If you're curious how, this video will show you! You w ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Real time redstone clocks are a marvel of redstone technology. Not only can they keep track of time, they are capable of powering other more complicated redstone machines. Regardles ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. There are many ways to get around in Minecraft, from boats to mine carts, but did you know that you can travel even faster on foot? That's right, by creating a running track, player ...more
As if just mining and breaking up cobblestone wasn't enough, there's a way to generate an unlimited resource of them just by building a simple machine and using some water and lava. In this video you will learn how to create your own machine that will make an unlimited amount ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Redstone gives you the power to construct an endless number of possible machines, mechanisms, and devices. With redstone one can move more efficiently, send messages long distance, ...more
Minecraft never ceases to amaze, from programmable pianos to serial killers. But now someone has tackled M. C. Escher's famous Relativity lithograph from 1953 that depicts a world not bound by the normal laws of gravity. It's an amazing puzzle of a three-dimensional world trap ...more
As I said before in my earlier post on how to make a two-tone doorbell, sound is more than just music. Note blocks can create a wide variety of notes and sounds, and those can be used for more than just making a stirring rendition of "Still Alive" from Portal. In this tutoria ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Hello, it's iDwarf again! Last week's redstone trap competition was a HUGE success. We had at least 30 entries! But before we get to showing off the winners ...more
If you've been playing Minecraft for a while now, you may be getting bored with the look of your character and are looking to spice it up a little bit! Well, adding character skins are actually easier than you think! But if you're more on the creative side, check out this vide ...more
Minecraft is an incredible game with a unique art style that captures its own form of humor and beauty. But if you're more on the creative side, or are a little tired of the current look of Minecraft world, then check out this awesome video! In it, you will learn how to create ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. A redstone sorting machine can not only cure a cluttered unmanageable Minecraft home, but make for an integral part of an efficient work space. With the redstone sorting machine, yo ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Redstone can add a lot of exciting effects to your gameplay, but not all usage of redstone has to be flashy to achieve a cool effect. For this Saturday's Weekly Workshop, we're goin ...more
In Minecraft, the key to survival is building proper shelter for yourself to survive the nightly attacks by the creatures that roam the land. But whose to say that you can't spruce the place up a little bit? Notch has included a feature in the game that allows you create paint ...more
So during your time creating mines and exploring various cave systems you probably have discovered a few hidden coves with strange flaming cages in them. Those are creature spawners, they create zombies, skeletons, creepers and more. If you destroy it they stop coming out, but ...more
If you're looking for a big boom in Minecraft 1.8, try building one of these cannons. The first part of the tutorial will show you how to build a vertical TNT cannon that can create a huge explosion. The second part of the tutorial showcases the creation of a sand or gravel ca ...more
You can create a dispenser in Minecraft using redstone, a bow and some cobblestones. This tutorial shows you how to create one, and then demonstrates just what they're good for. Add a button so you can easily use it in Minecraft.
In Minecraft, traps provide an easy and safe means of harvesting monster-specific resources. This gamer's guide will walk you through the construction of such a trap. For complete instructions, watch the video! Search WonderHowTo for more Minecraft tips, tricks, player guides ...more
Back in the days of NES and 8-bit gaming, I used to be a huge Castlevania fan. And it looks like I wasn't the only one. However, unlike me, gamer Nick "Nario" Hagman just couldn't let go of his Simon Belmont fascination that easy. Nario recently spent over 100 hours in Minecra ...more
One awesome feature for Minecraft is the addition of the compass. It will always point you directly back to your spawn point in the game. This should help keep you from getting lost and losing your shelter or house while out exploring. In this video you will get a quick tutori ...more
While building your fortress in Minecraft you might have thought about doing some work with water. Sure, you could just build a moat, but what's cooler than making your own water loops!? Line them up with each other and watch them cycle water among one another in a very cool w ...more
Two wonderful, wonderful things converge! Minecraft Forum's rushone2009 introduces the Bladecraft Project, a melding of Blade Runner and Minecraft. The current texture pack and map downloads contain no adventure or goal, just exploring and discovering movie references. Downloa ...more
Both animals and monsters produce things you need in Minecraft. This tutorial shows you how to build a farm that will spawn animals during the day and monsters at night, so you can accumulate more of everything that you need!
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. For last week's Workshop, we decided to attempt to communicate long distance without the use of the chat bar. To accomplish this, we built an elementary redstone pulser that would a ...more
Are you familiar with Studio Ghibli? It's the dreamy Japanese animation studio responsible for anime classics Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Howl's Moving Castle. Regarded as highly inventive, serene, and spooky, Studio Ghibli puts out internat ...more
If you want to install a Minecraft 1.8 server on a Mac computer, this guide will walk you through it. Make sure you download the Minecraft 1.8 server files from the Minecraft site so that you're sure the files are legit!
Create hidden switches on a multiplayer Minecraft server running the CraftBook plug-in! This gamer's guide presents a complete, step-by-step overview of the process. For complete instructions, watch the video! Love Minecraft? Search WonderHowTo for more Minecraft hacks, cheat ...more
When building a base in Minecraft, there will come a time when you end up getting a lot of junk items and objects in your inventory that you just don't want anymore. But instead of letting them pile up in your inventory, why not build your own incinerator? It's pretty easy and ...more
You can personalize not only your avatar in Minecraft, you can also create custom skins for the monsters and animals as well. This tutorial shows you how to create these custom skins using Adobe Photoshop (though it will probably work for other graphics programs as well).
The Minecraft portal, part of the October 31st Halloween Update, is a frame of Obsidian that teleports the player to the Nether. Watch this video and learn how to create a Portal in Minecraft, avoiding obsidian mining, and without diamond tools.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. While it may first appear complex, the Multi-Channel music sequencer made famous by User FVDisco is rather simple in principle. It relies on proper combination of timing and tone to ...more
In Minecraft, survival is key, but also being able to take advantage of your surroundings and creating clever traps can help further you along as well! In this video you will learn how to create a landmine with TNT and a pressure plate, so when a cow, a pig, a zombie, heck, wh ...more
Delve into the Underworld! This tutorial shows you how to build a portal into the Nether in your game of Minecraft. You will need lots of obsidian to build this, so find a pool of still lava as your first step.
Everyone talks about Minecraft and Logic Gates all the time and the various uses for red stone, heck, someone even made a fully useable calculator! But using Red Stone takes a special kind of math and logic that some may be confused about. In this video you will learn the basi ...more
MMO Champion member ramsesakama has recreated the Kalimdor region from WoW in Minecraft. Here are some highlights (hit the link for the full thread).
In Minecraft, pork is the main food source that you can consume to recover health, although cooking it has a greater effect on recovering health. But if you're looking to get a large supply that automatically filters down for easy collection, check out this video. In it you wi ...more
You've seen the custom skins and textures on Minecraft fansites, but how can you make your own? You'll need Minecraft, WinRAR and an art program like Photoshop or Paint.net (as long as it supports transparency) to create your own custom skins and textures.
Interested in joining the fun of multiplayer Minecraft? First, download the game, the server and Hamachi. Then check out this video and follow the instructions to learn how to set up your own Minecraft beta 1.6.5 server or join someone else's. This video may also come in handy.
To start with, this tutorial shows you how to make a compass in Minecraft that will always point towards your spawn location. It also demonstrates how you can safely mine for obsidian from lava pits, and how to build portals into the Nether.
This build will let you blow up 28 blocks of TNT at once, which can help you in your Minecraft rocket program. You'll need at least some stone, and a shovel to hollow out where you want to build your launch pad.
This is a really fun tutorial you can use to build a machine that will generate random pulses for you. All you need is an assortment of stone blocks, a piece of flat gorund and quite a lot of redstone for the circuitry.