minecraft - Overworld zombie pigmen spawns

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2014-04
  • Yamikuronue

    With the new 1.3.1 version, do zombie pigmen spawn immediately adjacent to the nether portal in the overworld, or do they spawn anywhere nearby like mobs from a mob spawner?

    ETA: I'm interested in clarifying the vague wording in the wiki, which states they spawn "near" a portal. Contrast the wiki entry for zombie pigmen:

    1.3 Zombie Pigmen can spawn in the Overworld near Nether portals.

    with the one for monster spawners:

    While the block is active, it will spawn mobs within an 8 × 3 × 8 block area (8 wide and 3 high and 8 deep), centered on the corner of the spawner block with the lower x and z coordinates. Mobs can spawn anywhere in this range that is suitable, even if the immediate vicinity of the spawner block itself is not suitable. The horizontal distribution is nonlinear, with positions near the spawner more likely than ones farther away.

  • Answers
  • Havvy

    Looking at the source code, near a portal means on the base of the obsidian portal frame. The pig zombies will also look in a completely random direction.

  • Brant

    Zombie pigmen will spawn in the portal, just like when you use it yourself.


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  • jbman223

    Minecraft will not spawn any pigs in this area. It fits the required dimensions on the Minecraft Wiki.

    "A monster spawner is only active when a player is within 16 blocks of it. While the block is active, it will spawn mobs within an 8x3x8 block area (8x8 wide and 3 high), centered on the corner of the spawner block with the lower x and z coordinates. Mobs can spawn anywhere in this range that is suitable, even if the immediate vicinity of the spawner block itself is not suitable."

    Our area fits these dimensions exactly, why wont pigs spawn? Picture of area: enter image description here


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  • Kevin Y

    The conditions shown in your screenshot should be able to spawn pigs, assuming it's a pig spawner. I did a rough recreation of your setup in my world.

    Pig spawner.

    Even in the dark, pigs were spawning, and within seconds of placing the spawner, so it's not as if you aren't waiting long enough. (Yes, the pigs also spawned when I surrounded the spawner with Glowstone). Because of this, I have a feeling that the spawner in your image isn't actually a pig spawner; it's likely a zombie spawner, or some other hostile mob. This is especially likely if you found the spawner and it wasn't manually placed by anyone, since there wouldn't be any natural pig spawners around.

    Like Kevin Reid said, you could test this by making the room dark and seeing if any hostile mobs spawn. If you have admin privileges (and don't feel like this is cheating in some sort of way), you could use /give 52 1 to give yourself an actual pig spawner, place it in the room, and see if that one spawns pigs, just to verify if this is an odd SMP glitch that is only happening for you.

  • Henkin Matsuo

    I think pigs need sky light to spawn.

    Or maybe the pig spawner needs an 'minimum' Y coordinate to be.

    Squids can't spawn, if you are below level 60.

  • Hungrydomo

    its not spawning because the blocks should be 10x10x4 to ensure it to spawn pigs also it needs gras to grow on (witch you have) and it need a minium light level of 9 (witch you have)