[Tutorial]How to set up the nether reactor in MC:PE 0.5.0

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by dlcoates1 » 11/15/2012

Ok guys, since the 0.5.0 update just came out, and I am sure you all know the "Nether" was released with this update, I thought I would go ahead and show you the schematics for how to create the nether reactor.

Firstly, you will need to have a good sized area to work at, and second you will need a total of 3 diamonds, 36 gold ingots, 6 iron ingots, and 14 cobblestone.

In the center of the area, you will need to place 4 gold blocks on the corners of a 3x3 area in the center of your workspace like so:
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Next, fill the spaces in between the gold blocks with cobblestone like so:
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On the top of the 4 gold blocks, place 4 more cobblestone:
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To make the nether reactor core you will need 3 diamonds, and 6 iron:
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Place your nether reactor core in the center:
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Place 1 cobblestone on the top of the nether reactor core:
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On the 4 sides of that, you will need to place 4 more cobblestone so it looks like a +:
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Once that is done, you now have your nether reactor. To activate it, simply click on it.

When the nether reactor is activated it will spawn pigmen, and a few items such as mellons, glowstone, and other items for a short amount of time. The casing of the reactor is made of obsidian, and it is recommended you build only 1 per world.

Unfortunately, I can not post a picture to show what it looks like seeing as how I am short on materials. Missing a little gold, I have more than enough diamonds.
Anyway, I am sure someone from here can post a picture showing the nether reactor when activated. But that's the lesson for today, hope you guys enjoy the update. Good luck with your adventures!

The aftermath:

This picture was taken from over 20 blocks away:
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This picture was taken less than 10 blocks away:
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Please note, this was only after using 1 nether reactor. This is not something you want to do close to home.
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by bubbz » 11/15/2012

so wait... you can only do it in survival? because theres no other way...
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by dlcoates1 » 11/15/2012

bubbz wrote:so wait... you can only do it in survival? because theres no other way...
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Correct. I was doing the schematics in creative though so that way it would be easier to show you guys.
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by Tardis » 11/16/2012

Why is there no netherack in the creative selection bar?
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by Goclonefilms » 11/16/2012

Tardis wrote:Why is there no netherack in the creative selection bar?

There is no netherrack in the game, technically. It is called Glowing Obsidian.
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by dlcoates1 » 11/16/2012

Goclonefilms wrote:
Tardis wrote:Why is there no netherack in the creative selection bar?

There is no netherrack in the game, technically. It is called Glowing Obsidian.


Incorrect. The true name is called Light Gem as seen in the added item/block id list:

New items:
43d42
< Item::melon
45d43
< Item::painting
56d53
< Item::seeds_melon
64d60
< Item::sign

New blocks:

27d26
< Tile::glowingObsidian
31d29
< Tile::grass_carried
49,51d46
< Tile::lightGem
< Tile::melon
< Tile::melonStem
55d49
< Tile::netherReactor
68d61
< Tile::sign
98d90
< Tile::wallSign
100d91
< Tile::web
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by teamsolocrysm » 11/16/2012

you can get signs now?
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by dlcoates1 » 11/16/2012

teamsolocrysm wrote:you can get signs now?


Signs have been added, however they are currently blocked off for a future update. The reason why they have not been added just yet is because there are problems getting them to work reliably with the virtual keyboards on most mobile devices.
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by banjodeath » 11/17/2012

It seems like every1 wants signs. :D
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by JJJ512 » 11/18/2012

Thnx for showingg us bout nether reactors
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by dlcoates1 » 12/28/2012

JJJ512 wrote:Thnx for showingg us bout nether reactors


No problem :D
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