New to the game - a simple question

#1cweaver317Posted 5/9/2012 2:55:03 PM
OK as the title says I am new to this game. I downloaded on my PC once and it would not work(my PC sucked) so today I downloaded the 360 demo to try it before I buy it, and I really like it so far. My only question is:

How do i get water to flow around my house?

I have dug out some trenches, and connected 3 lakes, the water only goes a few spaces and then stops. am I missing something?
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#2GreenWandererPosted 5/9/2012 2:56:29 PM
More water
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#3GreenWandererPosted 5/9/2012 2:57:34 PM
If you aren't close to water and need quite a bit, take two buckets and fill them. Then dig a 2x2x2 pond near your build site and pour one bucket into a corner and the other into the opposite corner. That'll give you a small, endless supply of water to work with.
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#4Baha05Posted 5/9/2012 2:58:00 PM
Make a bucket using 3 iron bars. Water only flows so far
#5Chuck_BosworthPosted 5/9/2012 3:00:11 PM(edited)
You place a water "source" block. Water flows from this block a certain amount and stops. You need to place enough source blocks to fill it up. Try every other block.

Edit: GreenWanderer posted...
If you aren't close to water and need quite a bit, take two buckets and fill them. Then dig a 2x2x2 pond near your build site and pour one bucket into a corner and the other into the opposite corner. That'll give you a small, endless supply of water to work with.

2(L)x2(W)x1(deep) works too.
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#6phillipollPosted 5/9/2012 3:03:18 PM(edited)
Do a block of water every two squares. The empty spot in between will fill in with a block of non-flowing water.

And I'm not familiar with earlier versions, or the one on XBox specifically (yet) but in versions I'm familiar with you can form infinite water sources if you do a 2x2 hole, and fill two opposite corners with water.

Like this:
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[ ][x]

That will make it easier to play with as much water as you want without having to mess up other water areas.

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#7GreenWandererPosted 5/9/2012 3:02:16 PM
Er, yeah I meant to put 1 for the depth.
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#8cweaver317(Topic Creator)Posted 5/9/2012 3:07:29 PM
Cool, thanks for tips everyone. I do not have the bucket (not sure if it is in the demo) but I will try the 2x2x1 idea tonight. man can not wait until payday to get this game.
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#9GreenWandererPosted 5/9/2012 3:10:00 PM
Yeah, I'm waiting til next tuesday to get it. Don't wanna wait.
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