Talk:Minecart with TNT

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this feature was originally from the mod railcraft, this information should be in the history. i'd do it myself but i don't know how. 22:59, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

There are a lot of features in the game that used to only exist in mods. We do not document mods nor do we keep track of which one supposedly had a feature first before it was added to vanilla. There are also other issues that make documenting this info wrong, such as our "documenting the community" policy and creating a target for a revert war between competing mod authors. If a Mojangster reveals where they got ideas from, and a link can be provided to proof, such as a tweet, then it may be good for a neat trivia entry, but other than that, no. --Kanegasi C 23:10, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
For example, with pistons, Jeb explicitly gave credit to two mod authors for providing ideas and code; this is documented. Ender chests were originally suggested on reddit, which Jeb has acknowledged. They were first made as a mod, but the vanilla version was not based on the mod implementation. Redstone blocks have been suggested numerous times, and implemented as mods at least twice, though neither mod that I'm familiar with made them permanent power sources. Without a statement from Mojang, we can't make assumptions as to what inspired them. If you think a mod (such as Railcraft) deserves credit for a feature, try to get a comment from Mojang about it. Without that, it's just speculation, which we try to avoid on the wiki. -- Orthotope 11:17, 12 January 2013 (UTC)


TNT carts seem to explode when hitting each other hard enough, or when compressed into a small space so that the game percieves them as hitting each other hard. Both of these seem to take the rails with it, for whatever reason. Is this a bug, and should this be mentioned on the page? If so, where, and how? 19:33, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

The video also shows that when a cart turns a corner next to blocks and explodes it destroys the blocks and rails too. -- 10:54, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Human Cannons[edit]

Minecarts with TNT in them can be fused using the same bug that allows Minecarts to fuse and "fly" off the tracks. This can be used together with water to produce a human cannon. However, it seems to mainly only work vertically. I think this would make a nice trivia entry as it can blast players up to heights of 1000 blocks in a split second, and after 1200 blocks it decreases to a rate of 300 blocks per second for infinite heights. It slowly decreases in speed as it nears the upper limit of the blast, and you then proceed to fall at terminal velocity. I've made several in the same world for testing and have not installed any mods yet. I'm also running 1.5 (1.5.0). I'm working on making a world file for proof as well. -- 01:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

TNT Cart pile up removed![edit]

Oh I am soo mad a Mojang right now! They removed the ability to pile up TNT carts on one track! Now if you place a cart down, you can't place another on the same track. They need to revert it back! When is the next Version coming!? -SAUBER 19:44, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

What is the equation for tnt minecarts blast power?[edit]

I've read that it increases with velocity upon its activation but what's the exact equation for it because the way it's described right now isn't very helpful.-- 02:28, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

TNT cart damage is.. odd.[edit]

I tried a sort of interesting test. First, I made 4 TNT detonate simultaneously on a block of glass. The crater was about what you'd expect, 7*9*4 in a rough hemisphere.

Then, I tried using a nuke made out of 4 TNT carts. The crater was 19 blocks across and blew through the 5-thick glass layer like it wasn't there. Clear victory to the TNT carts in terms of destruction/TNT.

But then, I tried using the most durable destructable block in the game, endstone.

The 4 TNT minecarts barely did any damage at all. it made a 3x3 crater 1 deep in the shape of a plus sign.

The 4 TNT blocks, on the other hand, made decent damage A 5x5x2 crater.

Ergo, TNT blocks do vastly more damage against "hard targets," such as endstone or cobblestone bunkers, whilst TNT cart nukes do vastly more damage against "soft targets" like wood, glass, or dirt. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 5:18, 11 August 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Hmm. It does seem, however, that if the TNT cart is made to airburst, the damage done to endstone is quite wide, if only 1 layer thick, with an 11 block wide area mostly destroyed. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 5:18, 11 August 2016 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~