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Gear

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Gear
Gear (N).png
Gear (N).gif
Gear-inventory.png
Renewable

?

Stackable

Yes

Tool

None

Blast resistance

?

Hardness

?

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Rose (2D).png
This page describes content that exists only in outdated versions of Java Edition.
This feature used to be in the game but has since been removed.

The gear was a block that could be placed on walls, but had no clearly defined or implemented functionality. It is believed that gears were intended to be used in mechanisms, similarly to redstone dust. Gear's sprite consisted of two parts: The center rod and the animated gear.

Obtaining[edit]

It could only be obtained by inventory editing and was at first invisible in the inventory. Later it became visible.

Usage[edit]

When edited into the game, a placed gear would show nothing in its block space and was invisible unless horizontally adjacent to one or more blocks. The placed gear would then show an animated gear sprite on the near side of each of those blocks. It was not possible to destroy a placed gear by mining a block that its gear sprite was shown on, because the placed gear itself was actually adjacent to that block. If the block a gear sprite was shown on was destroyed, the adjacent placed gear would no longer show that sprite. Removing all blocks adjacent to a placed gear would remove all of its visible gear sprites, leaving the placed gear invisible. Placed gears could not be destroyed directly by the player; attempts to do so would phase through to the block behind it, much like water. Placed gears could only be removed by letting water (and presumably lava) flow into them or by explosions.

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
January 26, 2010Notch posted a video of gears being placed onto the wall of a cliff.
0.3120100128Gear (N).png Gear (NW).png Gear (W).png
Gear (N).gif 32px 32px Added gears.
Gears have the data value of 55.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Gears have been removed.
Old worlds with gears in them now convert these to redstone instead as the data value for redstone is also 55.

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