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Minecraft Guide

Minecraft Walkthrough and Guide by CMBF  
 
 
 



Minecraft Walkthrough

Minecraft Unofficial Guide by Chris Boots-Faubert for SuperCheats.com

The guide on these pages are primarily intended for the standard version of Minecraft, if you are looking for a guide to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, then follow this link: http://www.supercheats.com/walkthrough/minecraft-pocket-edition

Minecraft is an extremely addictive game in which the player's imagination and creativity are widely rewarded...  This is the simple answer to the question: What is Minecraft?

When you read about the game on most websites or ask gamers who are fans to describe the game to you, the most basic definition of Minecraft you will read and hear is that it is a sandbox-style game of building, survival, and adventure that was envisioned and created by the Swedish code-wizard Markus "Notch" Persson, and is now sold by his company, Mojang with versions for PC and some mobile platforms, and a version for Microsoft's Xbox 360 released in 2012. 


No, seriously, LEGO Minecraft - visit the official Minecraft Store and Believe!

A variation of the simple answer I heard from a gamer while I was covering the SecureWorld Expo for work was this: "Minecraft is LEGO for adults!"   There is more truth to that than fiction, because in the end for a lot of gamers that is precisely what Minecraft is, and particularly for players who prefer the Creative Mode of game play over Survival Mode.

A more complicated answer to the question of just what is Minecraft requires us to ask yet another question:  Have you ever heard of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?  This question has far more significance than it might seem, because the answer represents the entire infrastructure of the game philosophy and easily explains why it is as popular as it is.

Abraham Harold Maslow was an American professor of psychology who taught at a number of impressive schools, including Brandeis University, and Columbia University, and also happens to be the man who created Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs -- which if you think about it worked out really well since you know, it was named after him and all...  


Abraham Maslow -- Father of Modern Management Psychology 

His paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" (written and published in 1943) described his ideas about  human developmental psychology, describing the stages of growth in humans.  This is really significant because among other things, while Maslow used terms like Physiological, Safety, Belongingness and Love, Esteem, and Self-Actualization needs to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through, when you break this down to its core components -- and use a pyramid to depict them which, interestingly, Maslow never did -- you generally see them laid out as follows (with the most important at the bottom):

Self-Actualization: Morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving.

Esteem: Self-esteem, confidence, respect of self, respect by others.

Love / Belonging: Friendship, family, sexual intimacy.

Safety: Security of person, resources, morality, the family, health, property.

Physiological: Breathing, shelter, personal safety, food, water, sex, sleep.

First we should point out that McDonald's is nowhere on that list, and second, that sex appears in several places, but more important than that, the list begins not at the top but at the bottom -- and the world of Minecraft (minus the sex sadly) is the perfect laboratory to simulate the base for Maslow's hierarchy of needs!  That alone makes this one of the most brilliant games ever conceived, because in its simplicity it is an elegant hack that just happens to nail all but one of those base needs to a "T" it does. 

Minecraft as a game focuses upon creativity and building, using a variety of textured cubes within its 3D world to allow gamers to create, build, and experiment by finding and using the resources that exist in that world. 

Originally it included only the single-player survival mode, but as it approaches its next commercial release on the Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade platform, the game has expanded to include three well-defined modes: Survival, Creative, and Hardcore Survival -- with the third mode basically consisting of the Survival mode but locked on the highest difficulty, and having real consequences for dying in the game.


Markus "Notch" Persson, Creator of Minecraft

In Survival mode, the player must construct their own shelter and obtain food to stay alive, while in Creative mode the emphasis is simply to make things -- and when we say make things we do not mean boats, houses, or castles, but THINGS.  Devices, contraptions, pig-flinging canon, you name it!  The sky is the limit!  Literally!

Another interesting aspect of the gaming world and experience that is to be found here is that for the most part it is a game whose fun is created by the gamer -- that is to say that there is no real set way to play it -- it is not a rail-based game, and there is no right way to play.  Having said that, gamers who are new to the world of Minecraft will find this guide to be indispensable, because within it you will find the basic information, tips, and tricks as well as pointers towards a more advanced play -- from obtaining the ability to survive to really thriving in this world of basics.

The alpha version of the game was released on May 17th, 2009, and its beta version followed  on December 20th, 2010 -- emerging from beta on November 18th, 2011, and quickly gaining wide commercial support from the gaming community that has grown up around it.

Minecraft is available on multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OSX, Microsoft Windows, Xperia Play, with a commercial release scheduled on the Xbox 360 console some time in 2012.  In addition to the installation-versions, there is also a web-based version that can be played from any browser as long as you own a game license and login.

That tells you all that you need to know -- and now it is time to go out and buy a copy, register it, and create your login -- at the main screen, create a new world in survival mode and tell the game to construct it -- and once it has done that, it is time to play Minecraft.


The Arch-Nemesis and Vision from Our Nightmares 

As you can tell from the by-line, the Unofficial SuperCheats Guide to Minecraft was written as a collaboration between Peter Boots-Faubert, and CM Boots-Faubert.  While Chris played the game for the purposes of writing this guide, Peter is a fan of the game, and has been playing it since the release of the second beta version.   The game version used for the creation of this guide is the full retail version for Windows PC, played without any mods or added content.

The vast body of the guide was written by Peter, but because it was created through play of the PC version, and because the PC version is at present the dominant version, it was written with a heavy emphasis upon the strategies and play that apply to that version of the game.  This was an error that was not caught until the guide was mostly completed, and passed on to Chris to be edited.

The realization that the guide was narrowly structured for the PC version presented something of a quandary because the purpose of this guide in addition to serving as a useful and entertaining reference source for the PC version, is also to serve as the core resource for gamers playing the Xbox 360 version of the game.  This is important because while the original PC version of the game is widely popular and enjoys an incredible following among PC gamers, it is one of a handful of PC games whose cross-over appeal convinced console gamers to play it on PC -- though among that community there are plenty of gamers who have vocally pointed out that they are just waiting for the console version of the game to arrive.


A prediction of the future for Xbox Gamers

That being the case, the discovery that the guide was not structured to allow for the easy integration of and expansion for the console version (Mojang has confirmed that the only version of the game for console play will be on the Xbox 360) the decision was made on the literal day that the guide was supposed to be submitted for publication to recast it completely -- so we tore it apart and rebuilt it in its present form in order to make updating and expanding it later a more workable process.

Having said all of that it behooves us to point out that this fact notwithstanding, our recasting the guide to make the integration of the console version a major element of its focus in no way detracts from its value to players of the PC (Windows and Linux) and mobile versions (and we do plan to expand the content that applies specifically to the mobile versions later).

Some of the versions are more restrictive, some (notably the Linux Version) require the player to have at least a minimum of system and server administrative skills to really get the best out of the game -- but in the end they all share a common thread of strategy and play style that easily translates into one game, one goal, and one voice.

As we close out this Introduction we want to expressly thank our editor, Rich, for his patience with us while we re-wrote the guide.  He was expecting it on a Tuesday and did not receive it until the following Sunday -- not an ideal set of circumstances -- but we are confident that the quality of its structure and content, and the process of making the guide more flexible for updating and expanding it makes it all worth it.



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Hi was wondering if you could help me.
My 9 AND 10 yr olds boys have been harrasing me about getting codes for cheats on minecraft XBox 360.
Could you please email me on Traciek.qld@gmail.com
Thank you

Guest
Added 23rd Nov 2014, ID #475016

 
you have to kina tap the screen when you have some health taken away then you will re-gen! if it doesent work, try again and again.[THIS IS ONLY FOR PE MINECRAFT]

Guest
Added 29th Oct 2014, ID #464590

 
Lol minecraft is the BEST GAME EVER!!!!😁 love it! [color=purple[img][/img] ][/color]

Guest
Added 23rd Oct 2014, ID #462139

 
MINECRAFT RULEZ

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Added 12th Oct 2014, ID #457856

 
LOL

Guest
Added 27th Sep 2014, ID #452033

 
As the PE game begins to catch up with the main version those features will be added.

CMBF
Added 1st Sep 2014, ID #443118

 
minecraft is best everyone

Guest
Added 23rd Aug 2014, ID #439960

 
i LOVE minecraft!!! I have minecraft pe version 0.9.5 right now.

MCPEpro
Added 18th Aug 2014, ID #437813

 
give me all the cheats you know
seed to pls

Guest
Added 13th Aug 2014, ID #435814

 
Get flint and steel

Guest
Added 10th Aug 2014, ID #434333

 
i dont know how to change your skin in minecraft pe but i do know how to change it on pc\macc edtion

Guest
Added 2nd Aug 2014, ID #429781

 
Minecraft is really good I recommend it on the Xbox 360 elite

Guest
Added 1st Aug 2014, ID #429023

 
minecraft is cool

Guest
Added 31st Jul 2014, ID #428463

 
How do you Move around on the ipad ,I'm new at minecraft!

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Added 18th May 2014, ID #385130

 
how do you get mods on minecraft without online.

Guest
Added 24th Feb 2014, ID #358601

 
Minecraf is the best my goal in minecraft is to find hero brine

Xx_bautista622_xX
Added 18th Feb 2014, ID #356246

 
how to make a rocket engine

Guest
Added 10th Feb 2014, ID #353691

 
someone please explain how i can get other things into the game for my herobrine obsessed five year old. i completely do not understand the game. How can I set it where other people are in the same world that we are in? Please giver a mama some help here, just trying to make the boy happy. Thanks. Cntct me.

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Added 2nd Feb 2014, ID #351174

 
I love minecraft

Guest
Added 30th Jan 2014, ID #349740

 
how do you get steel I have found gold and other things but I do not know about the steel

Guest
Added 14th Jan 2014, ID #343875

 
Get Minecraft on the ps3 it has the best grafics and really good online servers

Guest
Added 27th Dec 2013, ID #334963

 
The reason you might not be able is that you might not be digging far enough. try going to Y=12.

Guest
Added 16th Dec 2013, ID #330202

 
Minecraft is the best!

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Added 14th Dec 2013, ID #329318

 
minecraft rocks

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Added 10th Dec 2013, ID #327830

 
minecraft is my favorite game of all, thee was a glitch and i made a controllable car it killed me

Guest
Added 30th Nov 2013, ID #323989

 
Here is a great seed for Xbox 360 & PC, seed: theworstseedever no spaces no caps lock just nothing

Guest
Added 23rd Nov 2013, ID #321321

 
you can ride a pig if you get a sadle

Guest
Added 18th Nov 2013, ID #320283

 
How do we use the cheats I'm new at this

Hiccup435
Added 15th Nov 2013, ID #319689

 
Download Skin Stealer and you can change the skin in mc pe ,hope it will help you

Guest
Added 15th Nov 2013, ID #319559

 
I know some seeds for minecraft (tryminecraftforfree.com) here they are:
-6183279025325987955
-9025376972525664787
-3043118153064400982
-471105649
Have any questions or want more seeds? Contact me at rachel.r514@stu.nebo.edu
I hope that this was helpful!

Pokemon0016
Added 9th Nov 2013, ID #318646

 
I love mincraft

Guest
Added 22nd Sep 2013, ID #310749

 
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Added 22nd Sep 2013, ID #310665

 
OH MY GOOOOOOO!

Guest
Added 24th Jun 2013, ID #292443

 
Leggings Statue

Guest
Added 19th Jun 2013, ID #291386

 
MINECRAFT IS AMAZING right now I am building a fort in creative mode up in air held by oak wood planks [ over 200 blocks long

Guest
Added 18th May 2013, ID #283493

 
very cool

Guest
Added 17th May 2013, ID #283318

 
I am a master in minecraft so ask me any question any time I know it ANYTHING

Guest
Added 12th May 2013, ID #282187

 
This does not work at all!

Guest
Added 4th May 2013, ID #279979

 
this is very derpy but is herobrine a real person playing minecraft because I don't know

Guest
Added 8th Apr 2013, ID #271798

 
Look for my friends minecraft videos search minecrafter2924 😜

Guest
Added 30th Mar 2013, ID #268629

 
Minecraft is an Awesome game. But could u try and direct us to the next page. Plz include pocket edition

Guest
Added 17th Mar 2013, ID #264407

 
I started minecraft a week ago and it's awesome.

Guest
Added 14th Mar 2013, ID #263623

 
We now have a guide just for the Pocket Edition. Check it out by following this link:

http://www.supercheats.com/walkthrough/minecraft-pocket-edition

Team SuperCheats
Added 11th Mar 2013, ID #262657

 
dude theres no cheat minecraft just a game im a member i creat lots of and theres no cheat exept you download notenoughitemsmod is a cheat for minecraft minecraft

Guest
Added 11th Mar 2013, ID #262653

 
Minecraft is Awesome but maybe you could talk a little more about how to do/make things!!

Guest
Added 8th Mar 2013, ID #261857

 
To get seeds in minecraft pocket editon use a hoe on the grass and sometimes you'll get seed sometimes not

Guest
Added 8th Mar 2013, ID #261725

 
yeah mine craft is the best game ever.

Guest
Added 3rd Mar 2013, ID #260416

 
Needs more guiding.

Guest
Added 28th Feb 2013, ID #259599

 
I can't find diamonds or gold

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Added 24th Feb 2013, ID #258402

 
I think that they should put wolves in minecraft.

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Added 24th Feb 2013, ID #258315

 
Ha guys its on the next page

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Added 19th Feb 2013, ID #256038

 
 
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