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  • 09-12-2014 9:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭

    My sons house has disappeared and he's heart broken (he's 7 and its his first house.

    Tried recovering on a mac with time machine but that aint working

    I can get to the saves folder but is there anyway of restoring an old save or are they just over written?



  • Registered Users Posts: 650 ✭✭✭Pompous

    Very odd. Are you sure it disappeared? Maybe he got lost or the bed was destroyed and he spawned elsewhere?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭RoryMurphyJnr

    He could well have done both, he's only new to it so may have deleted the bed (I've no idea)

    Anyway he can find his way back?

  • Registered Users Posts: 650 ✭✭✭Pompous

    It's hard to say. It depends how far he wandered from the default spawn point before building his house. Chances are it's within a few hundred meters radius of the spawn point.

    You could try searching for the house. First find out what kind of biome he built his house in (was it grassy, a forest, a desert, mountains, etc). Here is link to example pictures of biomes.

    Secondly you could conduct a search for his house. You need to keep track of where you are searching exactly (so you don't search the same location repeatedly or go around in circles). Press F3 to display debugging information about the game. From here you can get your X,Y,Z coordinates. Just pay attention to the X and Z. These are your location in the game world. Ignore Y, that is just your height.

    Using your coordinates as a marker, systematically search an area in a 200 block radius of the default spawn. Do this by adding/subtracting 100 to/from both coordinates. For example, if the default spawn is X:50 Z:250 then you want to search everywhere between X:150 Z:350 and X:-50 Z:150.

    When you're searching it may help to find some high ground or build some simple 1x1 towers around the place to get a birds eye view. Finding out what biome he was in will help a lot to eliminate searching unnecessary spots. Starving to death and dying during night time will slow you down some, but keeping track of your coordinates should help alleviate this (also try setting game difficulty to peaceful in the options screen).

    Hope that helps, if you have any more questions feel free to ask. If you don't understand let me know and I'll make some pictures to illustrate my points :D

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses

    To make it easier to search, you can change to creative mode so you can fly around the map to look for your house. No mobs or hunger to worry about then

    If at the start of the game you/he clicked "enable cheats", press T, and then in the chat box put in /game mode 1. To return to survival mode, enter /game mode 0

    If ye didn't enable cheats, that's ok. Press escape, and then open to LAN, and press enable cheats. Then just do the same as above.