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Border block problems in recent update

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    Kyle M Community team
    Expert (Gold)

    Worldbuilder is the key here

  • Kay Wojnarski

    I think I figured out that the default settings to all my worlds took away my Worldbuilder status, which is why 1 and 2 were happening. Doing /worldbuilder restored those abilities to me.

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
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    I noticed that too today. Worldbuilder used to be default for teacher accounts. FYI, /wb will turn it on/off quickly while you're testing what students will see. 

     

    Havent had an issue with the enderpearls because we have been in survival/adventure mode mostly... I wonder what others have done to handle that?

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  • Jan Lewis

    I would like the solution to enderpearls too. As of now, my only solution is if it’s a whole class multiplayer that I’m hosting I can use the /clear to periodically dump any from key offenders’ inventories and then remove them from the game for a time out if it’s a repeat offense. But if I’m not in the game (or the host?) that doesn’t work. Plus I miss it sometimes obviously. Advice would be appreciated.

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    Totally have a solution for ender pearl issue! Will post tonight with how to do it.

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    Not sure George. I tested it with my teacher account...

    What version are you using? Did you connect the two command blocks like my first picture? The arrow from the first block has to point to the next block?

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  • George Papadakis

    Chris,

    I didn't know about the arrows on the command blocks THAT WAS IT!!!, now it works.

    Thank you!

    PS Could you recommend a website or something to learn about coding in Minecraft.

    -George

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  • Jan Lewis

    Thanks Chris and George! That's really good information. I also learned a lot from EduElfie's tutorial on troubleshooting issues with command blocks.

    I have a question, Chris. Is the @p command location-sensitive? I thought it was something akin to "the nearest player". If that's the case and students are then far enough away from the command block might they still be able to use creative to grab an ender pearl? And if yes, do you think using @a would solve the problem because that's "all players" and not location-sensitive? Or have I misunderstood how these things work?

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    I believe when you use /execute @e its telling the command to run at the location of the item (in this case any ender pearl in the game), not the location of the command block. Having it on repeat means it will be constantly looking for any ender pearl, anywhere in the world. 

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    so the command finds an ender pearl in the world, and then teleports the nearest player (should be the one who threw the ender pearl) and teleports them up 10 blocks. You could teleport them anywhere you want, maybe make a jail area for kids who break the rules?

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    George,

    I'm glad you got it working! I usually just search youtube for what I'm trying to do...

    I have made a few tutorial videos for my students (need to redo the audio though my mic wasnt working)

    https://sites.google.com/a/sequoialumberjacks.net/mrfugetech/home/minecraft

    Maybe those would help...

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    With this solution, you could hide these two command blocks somewhere in a world, maybe far underground or way up in the air, then the effect would happen even when students opened the world file on their own computers.

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  • George Papadakis

    Chris,

    Thanks for the website link!

    George

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  • Joseph Agabiti

    Chris please help. I watched a few videos on how to get a command block. /give.... 137 is not an edu command and /give..... command_block gives me a purple thing that I can not place. 

     

    Can an you make a tutorial on how to make one.

     

    also. Students can shoot arrows, fire bombs and a whole lot of other things thru the boarders. Why are not just fixing it in the game.. making this work around seems like not very good customer service.

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
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    To get a command block you need to type:
    /give @s command_block

    You will have to be in creative mode to open them and add the commands.

    As far as customer service, I have always been pretty happy with the support here. I think we need to remember that everyone uses the product differently and what may be a priority for you might not be an issue for other users. They have added a barrier block recently that works similar to the border blocks, but also has some differences. Perhaps you could try that and see if it works better for your needs.
    /give @s barrier

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  • Joseph Agabiti

    After I put the command in nothing shows up in the inventory. So how do I place it once it is given to me. I am in creative. I have classroom mode on and I have worldbuilder set to true.

     

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    Is your inventory full already? I have found that you need to have an empty slot to receive the command block

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  • Joseph Agabiti

    Okay they can still throw things over the barriers, I found the command block. I’ll try the program 

     

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Expert (Gold) Moderator

    you have to actually build a wall with the barrier blocks, you can stack them on top of each other.

    They become invisible if you dont have one in your hand.

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  • Joseph Agabiti

    Hi Chris thanks for all your help. New problem.

    i figured out how to stop students from using different items by using a repeating command block and setting it to always active.  /clear @a chorus_fruit for example to stop students from randomly teleporting or obsidian so they can not build a portal to the nether. The clear command seems to work with almost any blocks I have tested except Ender portal blocks and eye of the Ender. I’d like to prevent students from building Ender portals. Or from entering the end. I tried a region command, but that  doesn’t seem to exist in the edu edition of Minecraft 

    any suggestions on how to prevent students from going to the end?

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