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Resources for Parents with Teen Kids About To Go Online

My son is 12, and starting to participate in online communities. Right now, the only community he's interacting with is 4 friends of his from school; they play Minecraft. But I suspect this will soon change. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Nov 20, 2015 - 14 answers

Minecraft? More like Motion Sickness Craft

Sometimes when playing first/third-person games, I start feeling nauseous and motion-sick. How can I prevent this so I can enjoy Minecraft and other games again? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Sep 12, 2015 - 6 answers

How Do I Introduce My 8-Year-Old Minecraft Nut To Computer Programming?

My 8-year-old son is obsessed with Minecraft, and has announced that he would like to create video games when he grows up. My own IT skills topped out around 1982 when I learned to write programs in Basic that printed my name in an endless goto loop. What technologies/languages/apps can I introduce him to in order to leverage his enthusiasm and channel it to something that teaches him age-appropriate programming skills? Assume second-grade math and logic skills and no programming background whatsoever.
posted by A Long and Troublesome Lameness on Aug 11, 2015 - 15 answers

How rare are Mushroom Islands really?

A simple question about Minecraft that I'm finding no firm answer for online. With the default settings and without mods, how frequently do mushroom islands come up? [more inside]
posted by baf on Jul 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Hosted Minecraft PE solutions

A friend of mine is looking to use Minecraft PE with a group of 20 kids who will be playing on iPads. They're looking for an opinion on what the best way to host a server will be. They want a persistent server that will be available around the clock, they will not be playing with mods, and they'd like it to be as maintenance free as possible. What are good, reliable, and scam free hosting solutions for mobile Minecraft? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 30, 2015 - 6 answers

Help find my precious minecraft seed?

It seems there is so much churn, how can I find a seed from maybe 5 or 6 months ago? Beautiful savannah hills/valley, big ravine right in front of you at start, many many caves. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jun 17, 2015 - 4 answers

laptop for modded minecraft?

It's time to replace my laptop that I use for basic internet/email/office stuff. I'd like to be able to run modded Minecraft on it as well. Help. [more inside]
posted by bowmaniac on Mar 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Kids and Minecraft Chat

Should I let my 8-year-old onto any public Minecraft servers? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jan 14, 2015 - 10 answers

Minecraft in a Box

I'm buying my 6 year old nephew the PC version of Minecraft for Christmas. What can I wrap up in a box that will convey this to a 6-year-old in a succinct and exciting way? [more inside]
posted by something something on Dec 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Which YouTube stars and subcultures will astound and amaze me?

I'm amazed that a YouTube star who started filming videos about hair and makeup in her bedroom has just released the fastest selling debut novel of all time. I'm also amazed that watching toy reviews or other people playing video games are such a big deal. So what other YouTube big YouTube trends will similarly blow my mind? [more inside]
posted by Junebug79 on Dec 3, 2014 - 20 answers

Suggestions for a Minecraft/Amazing World of Gumball dual-themed party?

Myboy’s twin passions are Minecraft and The Amazing World of Gumball. We are throwing him a GumCraft/MineBall 9th birthday party and would love suggestions on decorations, food/treats, beverages, music, party favors, and activities. Either Minecraft or Gumball suggestions would be great, but suggestions that meld the two themes together would simply rock the house. [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Nov 7, 2014 - 2 answers

Minecraft, Java, & Forge Troubles (Mac OS X)

Young Cocoa (9yo) has asked me to install the More Nature mod for Minecraft and I have run into a loop of Kafkaesquian loopiness. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Oct 19, 2014 - 4 answers

Minecraft for the 5 year old, moving from tablet to PC

My 5 year old son /loves/ playing Minecraft on my grandmother's iPad when she visits. I have a chromebook that I can put linux on. What is the best way to transition him from a touchscreen interface to keyboard+mouse (or bluetooth controller?)? What other differences are there between the touchscreen & computer versions, it has been at least 5 years since I've played Minecraft on my computer, and never on the iPad.
posted by ish__ on Sep 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Reticulating Splines ... forever?

Issues with downloading the Minecraft update to XBox 360. Please help so my child doesn't disown me forever. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jun 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Anyone have experience with Minecraft Realms?

I'm considering purchasing Minecraft Realms for my sons and their friends, but I have a few reservations. Looking for tales from early adopters. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jun 18, 2014 - 7 answers

Looking for good Let's Plays or tutorials that are minimally twitchy

I find a good Let's Play to be soothing and engaging. I like Minecraft best, but am willing to consider other games that have a similar vibe. I am interested in finding good videos that are relatively mature and fun. I would also consider good tutorial series. Currently I have been watching stuff put out by Paul Soares Jr, and I like it. I have not enjoyed anything by stampylongnose because it is too frantic and clownish. I have not found my way into Far Lands or Bust, but am willing to give it a try. Basically I like watching someone go about their business and talk about whatever while they do it. Do you have recommendations? Can you say what you like about your recommended titles?
posted by JohnLewis on Apr 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Notch, you owe me a day's worth of Minecraft.

For the love of god, how do you turn off the April Fool's prank? Not getting any help from the forums or the mods at mojang.com.
posted by bricoleur on Apr 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Minecraft PE noob question

Hi, noob here. How do you pillar jump in minecraft pocket edition for iOS? I've seen lots of videos of people zipping up and zipping down, but I can't figure out yo to do it myself.
posted by skidoom on Mar 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Linux for Minecraft

I'm reformatting a cheap 3yo Asus laptop as a dedicated low-end games (read: Minecraft) machine for my kids. What's the best flavour/distro of Linux I can install for this?
posted by Hogshead on Feb 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for regularly posted interesting content about Minecraft

I'm looking for people who are regularly posting interesting/unusual content about Minecraft. Examples would be unusual Let's Play type series like the Far Lands or Bust series that recently got written up in the New Yorker. Written content or public servers where more interesting than usual activities are going on also work. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Feb 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Looking for games like Minecraft to explore random worlds!

I'm looking for games that will allow me to lose myself in exploring and interacting with a seemingly endless, randomly generated beautiful natural world. [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Feb 14, 2014 - 10 answers

More like Minecraft & KSP

What should I get for my 12 year old boy who loves Minecraft and KSP? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Dec 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Best laptop to install minecraft on.

What is the best laptop to install minecraft pc on? [more inside]
posted by BillyAnne on Nov 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Minecraft LAN Games (You Are Not My Tech Support Person-filter)

My wife and I wanted to play Minecraft together. Minecraft has that handy "Open game to LAN" button in single player mode. But it's not working. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Nov 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Do I have to purchase Minecraft 1.6.4?

We have a Minecraft subscription. My son wants to upgrade to 1.6.4. I downloaded the "new launcher" and pressed "play demo" to install 1.6.4 on our machine. However, it's just a demo. If we already have a Minecraft subscription, do we have to pay an extra $20 or whatever to upgrade? Minecraft 1.7 is supposed to come out soon, so would I have to pay again to upgrade again? But the fundamental question is, do I have to purchase 1.6.4 if I already have a Minecraft subscription?
posted by KokuRyu on Oct 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Minecraft culture on Halloween question

So the kids want to go as Minecraft characters on Halloween. They've ordered masks so that they can go as Steve, Enderman, and Creeper. (Don't ask me, I don't know either.) If they were going as comic-book characters, I would have some idea what I could dress up as in order to be consistent with them. With respect to the Minecraft universe, I have no idea. Any idea what other costumes would be consistent for me to wear that fit inside the Minecraft context?
posted by Mr. Justice on Sep 23, 2013 - 18 answers

Where to buy a good cheap computer for minecraft?

I want to buy a computer, for homework and minecraft, for less than £300 in the UK. Where can I find one? [more inside]
posted by Gilgongo on Aug 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Will this old MBP run Minecraft?

I'm thinking about giving my 2009 MacBookPro to my 10 year old for his birthday. The main thing he does on the computer is play Minecraft. Google is being unhelpful, as are the various Minecraft discussion forums I've looked through. So I thought I'd turn to AskMe. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Aug 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Millions of Minecraft?

I have an interest in purchasing a very large number (500+) of Minecraft licenses for public libraries. I know that bulk purchases of Minecraft Edu are discounted, but we'd much rather use regular Minecraft. I can't find contact information for anyone at Mojang to talk with about this. [more inside]
posted by LizardOfDoom on Jul 23, 2013 - 2 answers

How to safely mod minecraft?

My kid wants me to install a bunch of mods to minecraft, I'm confused about the process. Installing mods seems much different then say on Steam games where its integrated into the application. I'm uncomfortable just following sketchy links on message boards to download and install jars/executables, but thats the process as I've seen it described. Is there a more obvious way to do this? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on May 20, 2013 - 7 answers

What do I need to know about kids + safe & responsible computing?

Mr. BlahLaLa and I are considering buying Kid BlahLaLa a laptop for his 10th birthday. (We want him to be able to play Minecraft and browse the internet.) We're a Mac family but I'm pretty sure this computer will have to be non-Mac because they're so much cheaper, which in turn opens up a whole world of internet security questions that I usually don't think about on my mac. Plus the whole idea of "Now I'm giving my kid a computer, what do I need to think about?" type of stuff. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Mar 2, 2013 - 13 answers

oy vey with the gaming

If I buy a newfangled Chrome netbook will my kid be able to use it to play Minecraft? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Dec 31, 2012 - 17 answers

How to do a Minecraft club?

I work at a middle school and our after school program wants to set up a Minecraft club. We want a group of about 15 people and I want to find the cheapest and simplest way to do this. I was looking at MinecraftEdu as an option but I wanted to ask y'all if you knew of a better/cheaper way to do things.
posted by Modica on Dec 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Posing for Pictures in Minecraft

What is the best way to pose scenes for pictures in Minecraft? Is there a mod that lets you place and pose creepers and cows and zombies, and move the camera around? [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Nov 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Is it worth attending Minecon?

Is it worth going to Minecon (the annual Minecraft conference)? Also a Disneyland Paris question. [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Aug 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Mine Krapht

Minecraft laptop on a budget; Please help me choose between these two before tomorrow! [more inside]
posted by Pastor of Muppets on Aug 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Forging Ahead

Is there a trick to installing Minecraft Forge on a mac? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 10, 2012 - 0 answers

Can't we just play Monopoly?

(Minecraft Filter) So my kid started playing Minecraft, and now he wants to get into the world of mods and skins. Halp! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on May 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Minecraft Server Hosting?

Can you recommend decent, inexpensive Minecraft server hosting? [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Mar 16, 2012 - 7 answers

I need to mine your knowledge about minecraft

My kid wants to play Minecraft. I am not a gamer. Please help me answer questions regarding system requirements, appropriateness and how to get him started when I really don't want to get involved at all! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Mar 15, 2012 - 30 answers

Minecraft project ideas with a very young child

Please suggest some Minecraft projects I could do with my 5 year old daughter. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Mar 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to start with teaching a bright 13 year-old programming?

Where to start with teaching a bright 13 year-old programming? His interest comes from wanting to code Minecraft mods. [more inside]
posted by grubby on Feb 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Minecraft resources for 11 year-old?

Minecraft resources for 11 year-old? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

I'm so sorry the green has to put up with this epic stupidity.

Is there any way to reach a human being at Mojang support? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Dec 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Minecraft mac fail

So, i was just playing on minecraft on my mac, and this weird thing happened, where a tunnel of white streaming banners would come around me, and not let me see past them, unless i was under a tree, then i could see fine, kinda, like this. What do you thinkg the problem is?
posted by sizzil34 on Nov 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Must craft mines

How can I improve my computer's performance enough to play Minecraft? [more inside]
posted by Made of Star Stuff on Oct 8, 2011 - 18 answers


MINECRAFTfilter: My girlfriend has a really cool world going on her local machine. What's the shortest method from point A to point B toward being able to play multiplayer with her and help build some palaces? (You can assume higher than average technical problem solving abilities and access to equipment, but low knowledse of firewalls and routing, I'm just having a hard time parsing the forums for what I'm specifically trying to do...) [more inside]
posted by edbles on Oct 7, 2011 - 1 answer

Boredom versus painkillers

Is minecraft worth it? And more importantly, will it keep me from going insane? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Sep 25, 2011 - 29 answers

Why does my Minecraft mob farm not produce?

I built a mob farm in Minecraft but its output does not seem to be nearly as great as the tutorial implies. Did I mess up or are my expectations just too high? [more inside]
posted by Rhomboid on Sep 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Minecraft skins/textures safe download sites?

Paranoid, computer-unsavvy mom seeks advice! My son wants to download skins & texture packs for minecraft. I've lost too many good computers to be willing to risk downloading from unknowns. Looking for a trustworthy site to download skins and/or texture packs for Minecraft. Suggestions?
posted by theplotchickens on Sep 13, 2011 - 7 answers

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