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How the frik do the water physics work in minecraft?

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I think I have it sort of figured out... But then water does something crazy and confuses me again. I'm not gonna say what I have figured out already because I just want a complete explanation. Thanks in advance!
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by BobDorian Hero (3,769 points)   2 7 34

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Water physics are definitely confusing, and I don't fully understand it myself. I would check out the water article on the minecraft wiki (http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Water) and also the links within that article that link to ladder/elevator tutorials.

Also, you could do a google search for minecraft water physics and maybe find something on the minecraft forums about it.

Hopefully that link helps!
answered 8 years ago by Triviate Journeyman (724 points)   1 13
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It are just a bunch of moving boxes that colide with higher level boxes. :P i dont understand it myself either.
answered 8 years ago by Jaws444 Hero (3,876 points)   1 4 39
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I'm sure the developer is still working on fixing the bugs that sometimes pop up. The physics work slightly different between modes too.
answered 8 years ago by Scrantonicity83 Journeyman (749 points)   6
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When water is placed on a completely flat area, it will flow 7 blocks in every direction, creating a sort of diamond shape around it. If the water flows down one or more blocks, it will flow out 7 blocks more. Water will flow indefinitely downwards. If you remove the source block from a water flow, the whole flow will disappear. If two water sources are placed with one block of space in between, they will form another water source. There's probably more to it, but that's all I know.
answered 8 years ago by Turneepz Mercenary (1,477 points)   1 4 25
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here's a discussion about the water physics: http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=40040

I don't really understand it myself
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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Water flows the opposite direction in where you place it.
answered 8 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
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Wait for the developer to explain what it is about and FIX it.
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48

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