so you cant make deep bodies of water?

#1TheOffspringFanPosted 7/12/2011 3:19:38 AM
i carved out a man-made pond area and im trying to fill it with water so i can build a bridge over it on the surface, but each bucket of water i put down it just flattens out to a single line of water and is not getting any deeper.. whats the deal?
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#2FlightsterPosted 7/12/2011 3:30:06 AM
You need to fill a 1 block deep area first; then dig it out.. Or, dig the hole, cover it up so it's only one block deep, fill the top layer and then remove your cover again.
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#3GodTazPosted 7/12/2011 3:31:55 AM
That's how water works in this game.

Water can only spread out so far horizontally.

It will expand downward infinitely, though.

So you could slowly carve out your pond by making it 1-deep and then expand it downwards.

Although I think to fill it evenly to begin with, you'd have to make use of the water spring "feature":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn8hHbsZzKA#t=30s
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#4LaingePosted 7/12/2011 3:32:03 AM
^Do the latter, it was how I made my moat :D
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#5Twinrova225Posted 7/12/2011 5:03:00 AM
If you want still, non moving water, then you need to fill each individual block with a water source. Do the infinite water glitch above. Or find an ocean.
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#6PRNDLPosted 7/12/2011 6:13:20 AM
1. Dig out your lake/moat/river/whatever as deep as you want it.

2. Cover your future body of water with a single layer of dirt blocks one block below the water line.

3. Fill in the one block deep area with water until you have perfectly still water.

4. Destroy the dirt blocks so the water will cascade down and fill up the remainder of the space you dug out.

5. Enjoy your deep body of water.
#7Drakengard002Posted 7/12/2011 6:23:11 AM

From: PRNDL | #006
1. Dig out your lake/moat/river/whatever as deep as you want it.

2. Cover your future body of water with a single layer of dirt blocks one block below the water line.

3. Fill in the one block deep area with water until you have perfectly still water.

4. Destroy the dirt blocks so the water will cascade down and fill up the remainder of the space you dug out.

5. Enjoy your deep body of water.


Or you could install a certain mod that makes water act more realistically, but that's more drastic than you'll probably want.
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#8MultisensoryPosted 7/12/2011 6:25:01 AM
Don't listen to these guys, you actually have to cover it up so it is one block deep, fill it with water, and dig it out.
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#9PRNDLPosted 7/12/2011 6:28:44 AM
Multisensory posted...
Don't listen to these guys, you actually have to cover it up so it is one block deep, fill it with water, and dig it out.

Isn't that what I said?

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#10GodTazPosted 7/12/2011 6:28:55 AM
PRNDL posted...
1. Dig out your lake/moat/river/whatever as deep as you want it.

2. Cover your future body of water with a single layer of dirt blocks one block below the water line.

3. Fill in the one block deep area with water until you have perfectly still water.

4. Destroy the dirt blocks so the water will cascade down and fill up the remainder of the space you dug out.

5. Enjoy your deep body of water.


This is probably the best way to go.
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