Helpful Norskate's Cannoning guide.

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NorskateTracksU

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After having really nice feedback from my "should i make a guide post" i have finally decided to make a guide.
I will be making 2-3 guides covering different subjects in factions, Cannoning and Base building, if there is a 3rd subject you guys would like let me know.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS GUIDE IS NOT FINISHED AND I WILL BE UPDATING IT REGULARLY.

Terms that will be used in this guide:
Hammer (Dispensers that pushes sand/tnt down/up/left/right quickly)
Boosters (Pushing the power TNT into one block)
Power (TNT that will make the sand and tnt go out of the cannon)
Scatter (TNT that will be used for blowing up the walls / slabbusting.)
Guider blocks (blocks in the front of the cannon used to guide the sand and tnt.)
Hybrid (When the sand falls ontop of tnt while its in water, causing water protected/lava protected walls to explode.)
Realigner (A dispenser / piston that blows up/pushes your power tnt, sand and hammer really fast so that everything is lined up and it wont shoot left / right or something like that.)
Oneshot Oneshot cannons are cannons that will break slabs, stack sand and hybrid, all in one shot.
Barrel The front of your cannon which will have guider blocks, the barrel is also deciding the hight of where your sand and tnt will get launched out.



The Basics.
TNT Can affect sand / tnt up to 7 blocks away: https://gyazo.com/40e415ed2b2676c28dc799433d05f966
As you can see, the boosters are able to push the tnt, even if its 7 blocks away.
but when its 8 blocks away it stands still: https://gyazo.com/327fcb7b2128aef4aba64a25e8d2b180

Redstone can go 15 blocks before it needs a repeater to keep going.


Be careful when shooting east to west, as cannons are really strange when shooting that direction(tnt will randomly go to right/left etc.) Use realigners and you should be good to go!

MORE TO BE ADDED.

Cannons (Showing how to build, and how to use)

20 Stacker:
Step 1: Build Boosters, Power and realigner.

https://gyazo.com/27042b8ca86558a7ccf9118003b8a8a1
Step 2: Add pistons for sand, add scatter/slabbust.

https://gyazo.com/bb96419cf7584f6b2063789c36b139cf <--- step 2.
This is how it should look like from top:

https://gyazo.com/e17dc064b0a763b1976a927ecfecd811
Step 3: add piston for the hammer:

https://gyazo.com/d6c25a9cac6835a88bd41ce70b719e8f
Step 4 add glass here:

https://gyazo.com/f2c0cf051b5f054231e7a8db7d75dd65
Step 5: Add dispensers for the hammer. 6 dispensers per pole, 4 poles. place them ontop of the glass like this:

https://gyazo.com/52e6598fbb26c2f1f3e23b4d8e73882e ^ These dispensers will launch tnt into the piston which will push it out of the cannon towards the wall.
Step 6 (almost done!!) :

https://gyazo.com/89b476ba9f5ccc3b9c661fa2cd87940c
place repeaters and redstone to connect your hammer like this and as shown in step 5, place redstone behind aswell.
Step 7:

https://gyazo.com/bd03506ed2a09547f7a23d66d44c2001
2 max repeaters for the sand piston and hammer piston.
Step 8: Make this on the other side of your cannon.

https://gyazo.com/87966623ca6711fb8228e612aaf2b158
Step 9: do this:
https://gyazo.com/f9401a2ef55ed8415eb7a4d65cb33de9

Step 10:

https://gyazo.com/dff1185deb00b2841d6827652288b561
Step 11: make this, and place 1 cobblestone ontop of the sticky piston.

https://gyazo.com/9f23f5a0a5b7f1c96c4238884328e7e9
Step 12: Add 10 full repeaters like this!

https://gyazo.com/249cb452369f5abbfbe3ad707e90b968
Step 13:

https://gyazo.com/36c658448dfa729085d2d79feca90f7e
Finished! Now lets go over how to use it.
In order to stack sand you must place cobwebs like this:

https://gyazo.com/1563232b57a81e423f254cdab8d8663b Then place 20 sand ontop of the highest cobweb, make sure your hammer is on and scatter is OFF.
Then make sure your guider blocks are placed like this:

https://gyazo.com/a26f0b30c0a770964f0cd810820b5fe1 2 Guider blocks.
When hybriding you must remove these 2 guider blocks so that your scatter and sand has same hight as hammer, like this:

https://gyazo.com/bd10fe1087b9931fd82772c77356df7c
IMPORTANT:

https://gyazo.com/7fb10e773f16641d0e2c05434382842c
After you have stacked 3 sand above your platform (using this cannon) you then remove the 2 guiderblocks, and enable scatter AND hammer for bigger hole. then shoot and it should hybrid :)
REMEMBER TO WATER YOUR Hammer, booster, Power and scatter.
Video to show it works: https://gyazo.com/5fc3d7d10bf74383ca10b7bd2aa23b73

40 Stacker:
The 40 stacker is way simpler than what it might look like. If you can build the 20 stacker you will have no issues building a 40! :)

Step 1:
Make your power, booster and realigner just like you did on the 20 stacker, this time were having a bit more power, instead of 4 high and 6 wide we will be using 6 high and 6 wide for the 40 stacker.

https://gyazo.com/1b97c889940a0da128cb8bcf775186f3


Step 2
Just like on the 20 stacker, but instead of 2 pistons, were using 4!, and instead of 1 piston at the top, were using 2. scatter remains the same, starting to see the similarity?

https://gyazo.com/9a0a543f4abbc26c53bc1d27e1bd4d5d

Step 3
Now add the piston for the hammer

https://gyazo.com/b1bbe22d78f89a4ee58015fd54c1886f

Step 4
Then make your hammer just like the 20 stacker hammer, but this time instead of 6 dispensers on each side, were going to have 11 dispensers on each side, making it 44. (THE WIRING OF REDSTONE IS THE SAME AS THE 20 STACKER!)

https://gyazo.com/be23230c107f73bb028dee449c20464a

other look of the hammer:

https://gyazo.com/c1a61db73d2bdf30c05f885ef96a1a3c


Step 5
Give your power redstone repeaters and redstone, then do this for your other sand piston on top: (place cobblestone on the stickypiston)

https://gyazo.com/a8d4d73c88becf33f68403e39af79003


Step 6
Go back to your sand pistons at the bottom, and your hammer piston and do this: (also place these furnaces, it makes the sand fall smoother somehow lol)

https://gyazo.com/bdc1657cb11198293454380a244f3f6e


Step 7
connect your hammer like this:
Also place 10 full repeaters connecting your sand pistons(bottom ones) and hammer piston. just like you did on the 20 stacker!

https://gyazo.com/f0aeac843a4dd09e1e042176c29bf465


Then youre done! If it went a bit too fast and u missed something, go look at the 20 stacker, they are almost the same, practise practise practise and u will remember it :) The way you use it is just like the 20 stacker. so look what i said there if you dont know how to use the 40 :)

Video of it stacking: https://gyazo.com/0f9fe6f0d46ab28776238e7c9d6e0272

Video of it hybriding: https://gyazo.com/7b52dc4ce0af7f83f9a44f01dc36580c

Video of it Regenbusting! : https://gyazo.com/4fc8bc67ed1374669fbc61463cc81cff

How to regenbust with this 40 stacker:

https://gyazo.com/edac997edbce2796b4feb9cc452a873e place these 3 guider blocks and prestack until you have stacked 2 sand above your platform's Y level, so in my case Y42

After you have stacked sand against the regenwall and its 2 blocks higher than your platforms Y level(example, cannon platform at y 150, stack to 152.) you then have to change your guider blocks and your barrel a bit, like this:

https://gyazo.com/006187e5bc38f8d7ba353128e86d9d79 break your guider blocks, in my case the 3 gold blocks, then break this piston:

https://gyazo.com/c6ede921c94962660a4d17e15b3052cc

Then it should look like this:

https://gyazo.com/ab426fd3f55fd094f15d49d04b6683a7 When you have broken that piston, place cobble at the 1 block my cursor is on, then make your front of cannon look like this:

https://gyazo.com/6a4f035324f74cbd95c5a008ede27551
Then place slab under the 1 piston you have left, and 1 slab under the cobblestone at your scatter, and a trapdoor where your old piston was, like this:

https://gyazo.com/e970d73665c978091c2ed34b19a03c4e

now set up your sand and cobwebs like this: https://gyazo.com/d85b73c54992ac92d4231e846c4f1c88
only thing left is making sure your scatter and hammer are both ON, and on the same ticks, so if your hammer repeater has 3 ticks, make sure your scatter repeater has 3 ticks aswell, then fire and it should regenbust like this : https://gyazo.com/4f02557a2a33615ce7ad53dd852260be

 
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Dreyko

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Very helpful, thanks for the huge effort!! :) Good for the community of noob cannoners (that includes me)
Alot of the bigger bases require cannoning close to sky limit, in that case, a 20-stacker would only stack a few sand.
Question: Will a hammer destroy sand if not in water?
Edit by moderator, merge posts instead of double posting
 

XTaz

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After having really nice feedback from my "should i make a guide post" i have finally decided to make a guide.
I will be making 2-3 guides covering different subjects in factions, Cannoning and Base building, if there is a 3rd subject you guys would like let me know.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS GUIDE IS NOT FINISHED AND I WILL BE UPDATING IT REGULARLY.

Terms that will be used in this guide:
Hammer (Dispensers that pushes sand/tnt down/up/left/right quickly)
Boosters (Pushing the power TNT into one block)
Power (TNT that will make the sand and tnt go out of the cannon)
Scatter (TNT that will be used for blowing up the walls / slabbusting.)
Guider blocks (blocks in the front of the cannon used to guide the sand and tnt.)
Hybrid (When the sand falls ontop of tnt while its in water, causing water protected/lava protected walls to explode.)

The Basics.
TNT Can affect sand / tnt up to 7 blocks away: https://gyazo.com/40e415ed2b2676c28dc799433d05f966
As you can see, the boosters are able to push the tnt, even if its 7 blocks away.
but when its 8 blocks away it stands still: https://gyazo.com/327fcb7b2128aef4aba64a25e8d2b180

Redstone can go 15 blocks before it needs a repeater to keep going.


MORE TO BE ADDED.

Cannons (Showing how to build, and how to use)

20 Stacker:
Step 1: Build Boosters, Power and realigner.

https://gyazo.com/27042b8ca86558a7ccf9118003b8a8a1
Step 2: Add pistons for sand, add scatter/slabbust.

https://gyazo.com/bb96419cf7584f6b2063789c36b139cf <--- step 2.
This is how it should look like from top:

https://gyazo.com/e17dc064b0a763b1976a927ecfecd811
Step 3: add piston for the hammer:

https://gyazo.com/d6c25a9cac6835a88bd41ce70b719e8f
Step 4 add glass here:

https://gyazo.com/f2c0cf051b5f054231e7a8db7d75dd65
Step 5: Add dispensers for the hammer. 6 dispensers per pole, 4 poles. place them ontop of the glass like this:

https://gyazo.com/52e6598fbb26c2f1f3e23b4d8e73882e ^ These dispensers will launch tnt into the piston which will push it out of the cannon towards the wall.
Step 6 (almost done!!) :

https://gyazo.com/89b476ba9f5ccc3b9c661fa2cd87940c
place repeaters and redstone to connect your hammer like this and as shown in step 5, place redstone behind aswell.
Step 7:

https://gyazo.com/bd03506ed2a09547f7a23d66d44c2001
2 max repeaters for the sand piston and hammer piston.
Step 8: Make this on the other side of your cannon.

https://gyazo.com/87966623ca6711fb8228e612aaf2b158
Step 9: do this:
https://gyazo.com/f9401a2ef55ed8415eb7a4d65cb33de9

Step 10:

https://gyazo.com/dff1185deb00b2841d6827652288b561
Step 11: make this, and place 1 cobblestone ontop of the sticky piston.

https://gyazo.com/9f23f5a0a5b7f1c96c4238884328e7e9
Step 12: Add 10 full repeaters like this!

https://gyazo.com/249cb452369f5abbfbe3ad707e90b968
Step 13:

https://gyazo.com/36c658448dfa729085d2d79feca90f7e
Finished! Now lets go over how to use it.
In order to stack sand you must place cobwebs like this:

https://gyazo.com/1563232b57a81e423f254cdab8d8663b Then place 20 sand ontop of the highest cobweb, make sure your hammer is on and scatter is OFF.
Then make sure your guider blocks are placed like this:

https://gyazo.com/a26f0b30c0a770964f0cd810820b5fe1 2 Guider blocks.
When hybriding you must remove these 2 guider blocks so that your scatter and sand has same hight as hammer, like this:

https://gyazo.com/bd10fe1087b9931fd82772c77356df7c
IMPORTANT:

https://gyazo.com/7fb10e773f16641d0e2c05434382842c
After you have stacked 3 sand above your platform (using this cannon) you then remove the 2 guiderblocks, and enable scatter AND hammer for bigger hole. then shoot and it should hybrid :)
REMEMBER TO WATER YOUR Hammer, booster, Power and scatter.
Video to show it works: https://gyazo.com/5fc3d7d10bf74383ca10b7bd2aa23b73

40 Stacker:
The 40 stacker is way simpler than what it might look like. If you can build the 20 stacker you will have no issues building a 40! :)

Step 1:
Make your power, booster and realigner just like you did on the 20 stacker, this time were having a bit more power, instead of 4 high and 6 wide we will be using 6 high and 6 wide for the 40 stacker.

https://gyazo.com/1b97c889940a0da128cb8bcf775186f3


Step 2
Just like on the 20 stacker, but instead of 2 pistons, were using 4!, and instead of 1 piston at the top, were using 2. scatter remains the same, starting to see the similarity?

https://gyazo.com/9a0a543f4abbc26c53bc1d27e1bd4d5d

Step 3
Now add the piston for the hammer

https://gyazo.com/b1bbe22d78f89a4ee58015fd54c1886f

Step 4
Then make your hammer just like the 20 stacker hammer, but this time instead of 6 dispensers on each side, were going to have 11 dispensers on each side, making it 44. (THE WIRING OF REDSTONE IS THE SAME AS THE 20 STACKER!)

https://gyazo.com/be23230c107f73bb028dee449c20464a

other look of the hammer:

https://gyazo.com/c1a61db73d2bdf30c05f885ef96a1a3c


Step 5
Give your power redstone repeaters and redstone, then do this for your other sand piston on top: (place cobblestone on the stickypiston)

https://gyazo.com/a8d4d73c88becf33f68403e39af79003


Step 6
Go back to your sand pistons at the bottom, and your hammer piston and do this: (also place these furnaces, it makes the sand fall smoother somehow lol)

https://gyazo.com/bdc1657cb11198293454380a244f3f6e


Step 7
connect your hammer like this:
Also place 10 full repeaters connecting your sand pistons(bottom ones) and hammer piston. just like you did on the 20 stacker!

https://gyazo.com/f0aeac843a4dd09e1e042176c29bf465


Then youre done! If it went a bit too fast and u missed something, go look at the 20 stacker, they are almost the same, practise practise practise and u will remember it :) The way you use it is just like the 20 stacker. so look what i said there if you dont know how to use the 40 :)

Video of it stacking: https://gyazo.com/0f9fe6f0d46ab28776238e7c9d6e0272

Video of it hybriding: https://gyazo.com/7b52dc4ce0af7f83f9a44f01dc36580c

Video of it Regenbusting! (will show how to regenbust later): https://gyazo.com/4fc8bc67ed1374669fbc61463cc81cff

This guy should get a life and have real friends I guess
 

Hithy

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Yeah nice schemed tunnler in one
screenshots background :p hahahahah @NORKSATEEXPOSED !
 

thebigB

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Norskate, is it possible that cannons doesn't work in single player 1.7 but do work on servers?
 
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Norskate, is it possible that cannons doesn't work in single player 1.7 but do work on servers?
I never make cannons on singleplayer, are u making these on 1.7 singleplayer? if yes, tell me which one doesnt work
 
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