The Minecart sprite
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The Minecart is a vehicle that you can craft using 5 iron ingots in an upside down helmet shape on a Crafting Table. It is used for fast transportation, without the player giving manual effort. Minecarts are the fastest way to move between places on ground—however, they require rails pre-placed in order to move. Thus, minecarts are more effective for transporting players across commonly traversed ground. You may also propel a train of minecarts from behind with the use of a Minecart with Furnace, or also make a Minecart with Chest as a way of transportation between two different places.
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As a Crafting IngredientEdit
|Minecart with Chest|
|Minecart with Furnace|
|Minecart with TNT|
|Minecart with Hopper|
Minecarts are used for faster transportation on solid ground. They can also be ridden by mobs. A mob can walk into it and get trapped. The use of a minecart can be extended by crafting the minecart with either a chest or a furnace. Combining a chest with a minecart creates a Minecart with Chest. They can be used to store items and blocks. Combining a furnace with a minecart creates a Minecart with Furnace. A Minecart with Furnace can push other minecarts along a track. It can also be pushed by the player if he/she holds right click behind the cart.
Minecarts require rails placed on the ground in order to move. There are three different types of rails; a basic Rail, a Powered Rail, and a Detector Rail. Basic rails are used for moving the minecart around without any boosts. They are the most commonly used because they are relatively cheap compared to the other types of rails. A Powered Rail is used to give the minecart a boost of speed, and require a Redstone Charge in order to be used. A Detector Rail generates a redstone charge for as long as a minecart is on it. They can be used in conjunction with Powered Rails to easily power the Powered Rails.
- If you put a saddle on a pig then get it to go in the minecart and then get on it, you can ride the minecart without rails. The controls are space bar for forward,D for left,and A for right.
- Minecarts that run into an Iron Golem will bounce off instead of pick them up, which happens with smaller mobs. (default)