Czech, Thai, and Turkish language wikis are now available. Please help with translating!

Talk:Coordinates

From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

error spotted[edit source]

in Interpreting Coordinate Numbers, the exemple does not match the picture. Since values are negatives, i do not know if they should be an offset of 1 for z and x, so i didnt edit the page. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 88.188.252.46 (Talk) 12:20, 16 March 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Right Hand Rule?[edit source]

The right hand rule is incorrect. It doesn't even work for left hand. Z is backwards. I suggest having the misinformation removed, since people who deal with a "right hand rule" in whatever trade or subject they know it from are used to the fingers pointing in the positive direction (or direction of movement). I am suggesting here instead of just removing it in case someone can correct me with an explanation or if it's simply ok to ignore the positive/negative aspect of the axis. --Kanegasi C 05:15, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

It seems right to me. With the thumb pointing east (positive X) and the index finger pointing up (positive Y), the middle finger must point south (positive Z). -- Orthotope 07:51, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
That's why I posted here instead of removing that. I had the orientation wrong. Silly me. --Kanegasi C 08:10, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
The supposed "right-hand rule" referenced here is not correct. "Thumb to the right ..." and so on is not how the right-hand rule is conventionally expressed. At best, the Minecraft coordinate system can be described with a modified left-hand rule where the left thumb is up (+Y/up), the left index finger is pointing right (+X/east), and the left middle finger is pointing at the chest (+Z/south). The wiki text should be modified to reflect this or the entire reference to a "hand rule" should be removed. As is, it's incorrect and confusing. Atypicaluser (talk) 15:08, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

I agree, both the Minecraft coordinate system and the reference to the right-hand rule are quite confusing. First, you'd have to remember that x=thumb, which is not the most traditional convention (wikipedia lists that as an "alternative"). Second, you'd have to remember that your thumb must point *right* (instead of upwards or at you). Third, you'd have to remember that pointing at you means "south" (case of Z). Having to memorize so many things to apply the rule means the rule is not helpful at all. Much easier to simply memorize "x=east, z=south" MestreLion (talk) 06:30, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Ethics?[edit source]

Maybe a section on the ethics of using coordinates should be mentioned (e. g. cheating or not?), not to mention that certain mods such as Better than Wolves disable their use. 74.134.193.31 22:32, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

from (X0,Z0) to (X1,Z1)[edit source]

I am standing on (X0,Z0) and I want to go to (X1,Z1). What should f be and how far should I walk? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 84.211.145.220 (talk) at 10:37, 6 July 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Angle: −180/π * atan2(X1 − X0, Z1 − Z0) degrees
Distance: √((X1 − X0)2 + (Z1 − Z0)2) blocks
If you have a good sense of numbers and how they correspond to the world, I say just wing it. In a typical world you can't walk in a straight line anyway. Even if you can, a small deviation hardly adds to the distance. E.g. being off by 15 degrees and compensating halfway adds less than 4%. So don't fuss too much. --Jonathan2520 (talk) 22:02, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Enter Coords[edit source]

How would I enter this in a command block to teleport there? x: -112 y: 61 z: 55 Please tell me what to say plz!!! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Hhawa (talkcontribs) at 16:19, November 26, 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

/tp [your minecraft name here] -112 61 55 --Saanoth (talk) 20:22, 26 November 2013 (UTC)