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Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004



**This thread is for discussion of the default version of Minecraft. For discussion about mods, go to http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3561897 (there might be a newer thread).**

There is also a thread for the XBox 360 version of Minecraft: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3483808




What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a sandbox game that takes place in a sprawling 3d block world. The player must explore the world to collect materials that can be used to craft tools and to create buildings and structures. The object of the game is to survive and to express your creativity!

Minecraft is an independent game primarily made by Markus "Notch" Persson. It has sold over 4 million copies and has received many awards and accolades such as PC Gamer UK "Game of the Year" and the 2010 Indie of the Year Award.

Fan vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIhs8_m5qPc

Screenshots:



Gameplay
When you first start the game in single player, a random and infinitely large earth-like world is created and you are spawned in the middle of it. You start with no belongings and must acquire materials in order to craft tools and to build a shelter to protect yourself from monsters. Players must cut down trees and mine stone to craft tools such as shovels, picks and axes. You can dig deep into the ground and explore mines to find rare materials such as iron, gold, and diamonds to build stronger and more durable tools, weapons, and armor.

Once you've built a shelter, it's up to you to decide what your goals are and what you want to do in your world. This can range from building complex machines out of redstone to building huge themed worlds, but usually involves building a cobblestone castle or lewd pixel art.

Getting started
Here is a short and simple video that describes how to survive the first night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0O5b4hh3JU

Once you watch that, almost all beginner questions can be answered on the minecraft wiki:
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki

For example, here are all the tools that can be crafted:
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tools

Other items that can be crafted can be found linked on this page, including food, armor, vehicles & decorations:
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Items


Multiplayer
Perhaps the best way to play Minecraft is in multiplayer mode where you can join a server to play with other people on the same world. This makes it easier to show off your work and allows you to collaborate with other people and to see what other people can create up close. There are several goon Minecraft servers. You can find them in the Private Game Servers subforum:
http://forums.somethingawful.com/fo....php?forumid=93


History of the game
Minecraft is an independent game created in 2009 by a Swedish game developer named Markus "Notch" Persson. It began as a cult game but has grown to sell over 3 million copies. After it became successful Notch formed a company, Mojang, and hired several people to help work on the game. Minecraft was in "alpha" and "beta" stages for 2 years at a reduced price until the "release" was finally released on 11/18/11.

How do I get the game?
You can play an old version of the game with limited features in your browser for free on the Minecraft website:
http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp

To get the full game with all the latest features (which is highly recommended) you have to buy it.
The only way to buy the game currently is via the Minecraft website: minecraft.net

Price: 19.95 | $26.95 | 16.95

You can also buy a limited version of Minecraft called Minecraft Pocket Edition here:

Android:
https://market.android.com/details?...ang.minecraftpe

Iphone/Ipad:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id479516143?mt=8

price: $6.99 | 4.??

There is also a free demo version:
https://market.android.com/details?...inecraftpe.demo




Expert Minecraftin'
Texture packs and mods
There are many user-made texture packs and mods that you can use to change the look and play of the game. Read the separate Minecraft Mod thread in this forum for more info on those! (use the link at the top of this thread)

Special notice of the awesome Painterly texture pack which is made and maintained by goon kas:
http://painterlypack.net


Custom Skins
You can change your player skin via the "Profile" link on the Minecraft website:
http://www.minecraft.net/profile/

If that's broken, follow the advice in this post: click

Here are some sites to find skins: http://www.minecraftskins.com/ http://goonskins.com/ http://minecraft-skins.com/

Redstone Circuitry
How to make double doors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzuplCco8Dg


FAQ/Frequently Posted Posts
My game runs like crap. What do I do???
-If you have a 64 bit OS, make sure you have the 64 bit version of Java. This is a very common solution to problems with the game.
-Lower the view distance in the video settings.
-Make sure "Advanced OpenGL" is ON (It's OFF by default). This culls hidden blocks and can increase frame rate dramatically.
-Close any programs you are running, including your browser (this can help a lot).
-Also try...

How to get Minecraft to run with more memory for possibly better performance
Make a shortcut, target "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe" -Xmx4096M -Xms4096M -jar "C:\{path to minecraft.exe}\Minecraft.exe"

Make sure you actually have significantly more than 4 gigs of RAM or it won't work. If you don't you can lower the 4096 number to something smaller.


Where is my Minecraft folder???
Windows XP= C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Application Data\.minecraft\
Windows Vista/ Windows 7= C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\
Mac= [username]/Library/Application Support/minecraft

My nether portals never come out where I want them!
Use this post as a guide to determine where to place your portals:
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...5#post394470332

Is minecraft.net/minecraftforums/google down?
Use these links to see if any site is down or if it's just you:
http://isminecraftdown.net/ or http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

How do I retrieve my current skin so I can edit it?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftSkins/[User Name].png



Useful Links

Official Websites
The Official Minecraft Site
The Dev Blog - Notch's blog
Notch's Twitter
Notch's Google+
Jeb's Twitter (Minecraft coder)

Community Websites
The Official Minecraft Forums - If you visit these, stick to the Mapping and Modding forum. It's the only one worth visiting, everything else is just garbage.
World of Minecraft - Large community, made the creative client.
Minecraft Wiki - The official wiki for the game. Run by sperglords, currently has the most info though.
The Skin Index - A great site where users submit skins.

Goon Community
SA Private Game Servers Subforum has threads for many goon Minecraft server.
PYF Worldgen Seeds - The thread to share cool seeds you've found. for historical reference only. none of these will work with the current release
Official Minecraft Goons Steam Group
Goonskins - Goon character skin site.
SeedMiner - Repository for world seeds.
Official Minecraft Goons IRC - #sa-minecraft on synirc.net

Programs & Utilities
MCedit - versatile map editor, designed for moving blocks from one level to another.
Seed Extraction - Use this to get the seed from an already generated level.
Circle chart - A handy guide for plotting out circles and spheres.
Plotz - Online voxel sphere generator. Has models for wizard towers and observatories.
Minecraft Structure Planner - quickly and easily create a variety of structures for building in the game. Also helps with creating pixel art.
Cartograph G - Isometric map renderer. Supports rendering individual layers and filtering by block type.
Miners Need Cool Shoes Online skin editor.
Skin Edit - A tool you can use to edit your player skin.
Minutor - Interactive map renderer that allows you to view individual layers in real-time.
Minecraft Save Manager - Client for backing up saves, largely windows exclusive.
NBTEdit - You can use this to change almost anything about your save. Spawn point, health, etc.
INVEdit - You can use this to edit your inventory, subset of NBTEdit.
MCMapper - A dungeon generator!
Minetographer - Map renderer that supports output to HTML, allowing you to upload to a webpage and view online, last updated for 1.5.
ImageToMap - Lets you create custom images for maps. Great for creating in-game notes for adventure maps.
Maximum Minecraft - For OS X. Mod manager + has options to speed up the game, improve UI & create automatic backups.
These 2 utilities only work with Creative/Classic mode:
Isocraft - A great isometric map renderer.
OMEN - A map editor.

De-Adfly - Lets you download from ad-fly links without seeing ads.


Renting a Server = goon hosts
Akliz.net - Run by SMP! Offers servers from $10/month up. Vanilla and Bukkit.
Minecraft Forums Server Hosting - Good place to shop around for hosts.

Other Server Resources and Multiplayer Mods
Servers can run on "Vanilla" Minecraft or on Bukkit, a 3rd party server mod with incredibly good support for plugins. Get Bukkit here to install on your home PC or server, or download the vanilla server from the official homepage. Alternatively, check out the hosts linked below.

Minecart Mania (Bukkit plugin) - You can make your carts do different poo poo by putting the tracks over certain blocks.
Essentials (Bukkit Plugin) - Adds a bunch of commands for various functions, from teleporting to spawning mobs.
WorldGuard (Bukkit Plugin) - Pretty much mandatory for large servers to control griefing.

old Minecraft thread: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3383735
older Minecraft thread: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3361373
olderer Minecraft thread: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3323710
even older: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3262069
oldest?:http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3151162

Schweinhund fucked around with this message at Sep 13, 2013 around 04:06

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Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004



Adventure Maps
Adventure maps are worlds created by users that have a story and some kind of challenge to them. You can download these maps and unpack them into your Minecraft directory, then load them from the single player menu to play them. Many adventure maps will have custom texture packs that you should (or must) enable as well.

Here are several goon made adventure maps. Be sure to read the documentation included and the op for any specific instructions. For example a lot of adventure maps disallow building and/or breaking blocks:

[GOURD AVENGER!] by Akito12345 op
Gourd Avenger 2 - The Gourdening by Akito12345 op
Millenium by RhysD op
Professor Grizwald and the Curse of the Pyramid by Chronobasher op
Professor Grizwald and the Redstone Keys by Chronobasher op
Splintered Coast, Sampler: Isle of Lume by Vib Rib op
The Dare by R.L. Stine op
The Eye by RhysD op
The hunt for Prick Friggen by Howmuch op
The Journey by Macaluso op
The Return by toggle op
The Shining Arches by Shuffle op
The Tree of Life by toggle op
-The Tower of Xotl by Akito12345 op
The Water Temple by Erek:
-Part 1: Finding a way in op
-Part 2, The Eastern Mines op
-Part 3, Noema op
-Part 4, The Western Gardens op
The Wizard Burgmund by toggle op
Valley De La Seda by Cybermg op

If you enjoy any of these feel free to post in the thread to let the author know!

More non-goon maps can be found in the Minecraft forums "Maps" subforum:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/forum/53-maps/

Tips
-How to build a fireplace
-Find a cave! There are caves everywhere in minecraft, usually a not-too-distant walk from wherever you spawn. It's easier to find coal and iron in caves since there is a lot of exposed stone.
-Can't find coal? Make charcoal! You can make charcoal by burning a wood log in a furnace, which can be used just like regular coal to make torches. You can use another piece of wood to burn the log.
-To see your coordinates, hit f3. The Y coordinate is your height. y:128 = highest point. y:0 = bedrock. If you're lost, head towards x:0 z:0 which is usually near your spawn.
-Diamonds only appear deep underground below where y=20. So if you're going to be mining, it's best to do it around y=15 closer to bedrock where you might find diamonds. But watch out for lava!
-You can make smooth stone by burning cobble in a furnace.
-You can change your spawn point by crafting a bed and sleeping in it at night. Make sure you are in a closed room or monsters will get you!
-If you want to craft a lot of items at once, click both mouse buttons together. Also hold Shift while left clicking to move items quickly in and out of chests.



courtesy of goon Above Our Own:
-Never take anything into an unsecured mine that you would hate losing. Stash your diamonds and precious ores in chests, at the very least.
-Never ever mine the square directly above or beneath you. You might unleash a suffocating column sand or a torrent of lava, or you may plummet into a cave full of monstery death.
-You must use a pick to mine. If you don't, you'll just destroy blocks without getting any stone/ore.
-You must use the appropriate pick to mine certain ores. You need at least a stone pick to mine iron, and at least an iron pick to mine almost everything else.
-Obsidian can only be mined with a diamond pick.
-Lava is extremely dangerous, a single contact with a lava square will usually burn you to death. Carry a bucket of water on you at all times, and quickly douse yourself if you catch fire.
-You neutralize lava by pouring water onto it. This will turn lava springs into obsidian and lava flows into cobblestone.
-Lava will destroy any items that touch it. You can throw unwanted inventory items into lava for this purpose, and be wary of mining blocks directly above lava flows.
-It's very easy to get lost in deep cave complexes. Find a method of marking your trail.
-Bring an excess of wood with you for deep mining excursions, as it's the only material you'll never find naturally in mines. [edit: you can now find some wood in abandoned mine shafts]
-Buckets of lava can be dumped into rooms to destroy monsters very effectively, but the lava will also burn away the loot they drop.

courtesy of goon palamedes:
-If you find mossy cobblestone, a little cage with a little monster inside, or a chest you didn't build, you've found a treasure room. The cage is a breakable monster spawner and the chests contain random loot.
-Lava doesn't destroy chests, so you can safely use it to clear out an infested treasure room.

Graphical Dye guide diagram courtesy of Stabby McDamage:
http://dsss.be/i/img/mc21.png

Block distribution chart courtesy of Stabby and Scinon:
http://dsss.be/i/img/block-distributuion-B1.2-2.png
http://i.imgur.com/8DLmh.png


Rules for posting in this thread courtesy of Zorak

Please remember the following:
  • Always follow the Something Awful forum and Games subforum rules and regulations! Posts should be thoughtful, contribute something of worth to the topic or be interesting in some manner! If it's not a particularly worthwhile post, you probably shouldn't be making it!
  • Chances are if a video or picture isn't fresh off the presses, it has been linked here before. Don't link it!
  • Yes, Notch appreciates the Something Awful forums for our support of the game. Do not point out that we're mentioned sometimes in the opening message of the game! WE KNOW!!!
  • Please do not whine constantly about Notch/Mojang. It's annoying. Instead, consider directing your complaints directly to the man himself. This does not mean it is against the rules to criticize the game, just don't be obnoxious about it.
  • Keep Goon server discussion in Private Games Servers.
  • If you're going to post a screen-shot using an un-common texture pack, name the texture pack and link it. If it's a common one (ie, one in the OP), don't bother.
  • Do not post streams unless they're directly related to Notch/ the Yogs I guess!
  • STAY ON TARGET, STAY ON TARGET.


Schweinhund fucked around with this message at Mar 24, 2012 around 14:25

change my name
Aug 27, 2007

Legends die but anime is forever.

RIP The Lost Otakus.


Holy crap, thanks for relinking the minecraft skins site. It actually shows you a large rotating model of what the skin looks like after you click on it.

Nizox
Aug 5, 2004

Hockey Otter


Hey this is a really really good OP!!!

Are there any mods that work like an adventure mode, in that, there is a point to the single player/survival portion? I feel like there would be a way to combine the survival aspect, with a roguelike, forcing you to build / find / complete tasks and eventually kill some boss or something.


I am not creative, so a goal, other than to build, would be great. And most mods i've played aren't very inspiring. I like the building, I just wish there was a reason.


EDIT: Maybe this belongs in the mod thread, but really, i'm hoping for a game mode that provides new challenges.

Eonwe
Aug 11, 2008

Disco Lovin' Barney


I suppose I'm going to get back into this with the Adventure Update. I haven't played much lately because I'm not creative enough for single player, and pretty much every SMP server I join people treat it like single player with a chat room.

hogofwar
Jun 25, 2011

'We've strayed into a zone with a high magical index,' he said. 'Don't ask me how. Once upon a time a really powerful magic field must have been generated here, and we're feeling the after-effects.'
'Precisely,' said a passing bush.

Nizox posted:

Hey this is a really really good OP!!!

Are there any mods that work like an adventure mode, in that, there is a point to the single player/survival portion? I feel like there would be a way to combine the survival aspect, with a roguelike, forcing you to build / find / complete tasks and eventually kill some boss or something.


I am not creative, so a goal, other than to build, would be great. And most mods i've played aren't very inspiring. I like the building, I just wish there was a reason.


EDIT: Maybe this belongs in the mod thread, but really, i'm hoping for a game mode that provides new challenges.

Yep, totally belongs in the mod thread.

King Hotpants
Apr 11, 2005

Clint.
Fucking.
Eastwood.


OP, can you remove the Minepedia link; I don't see any activity there except spambots. I think it's dead.

Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004



King Hotpants posted:

OP, can you remove the Minepedia link; I don't see any activity there except spambots. I think it's dead.

ha, done. I looked at that suspecting it was dead and was surprised to see there were recent updates. Didn't notice it was all spam.

qxan
Mar 7, 2008


Mod and default Minecraft thread separation was a long time. Viva la new thread.

Jelly
Feb 11, 2004

PEANUT BUTTER IS NOT MY FATHER

I think the Minecraft Structure Planner is worth adding to the "Utilities". It lets you plan out structures prior to building them, offering individual floor views, as well as a fully zoomed out 3D model. I used it for this on Wilson's SMP server.

I'd probably have used it more but I haven't really built anything since.

Nolgthorn
Jan 29, 2001



We have a small LAN multiplayer server in an apartment that loses Internet connectivity every so often. When the Internet goes down it would be great to be able to pass the time playing Minecraft, however Multiplayer is disabled entirely without an internet connection.

We use a local IP to connect to the server. Is there a way to tell Minecraft to let us play when the Internet isn't working?

hogofwar
Jun 25, 2011

'We've strayed into a zone with a high magical index,' he said. 'Don't ask me how. Once upon a time a really powerful magic field must have been generated here, and we're feeling the after-effects.'
'Precisely,' said a passing bush.

Nolgthorn posted:

We have a small LAN multiplayer server in an apartment that loses Internet connectivity every so often. When the Internet goes down it would be great to be able to pass the time playing Minecraft, however Multiplayer is disabled entirely without an internet connection.

We use a local IP to connect to the server. Is there a way to tell Minecraft to let us play when the Internet isn't working?

Should be an offline mode option in the server config.

Nolgthorn
Jan 29, 2001



I changed the setting so hopefully that fixes it, thanks

LogisticEarth
Mar 28, 2004

Yeah pal? Well, you don't have a tongue but that don't stop me having to SHUT YOU UP!

So I reinstalled Minecraft after some time off, and now it runs like total crap on two of my machines where it ran perfectly before. Both are less than a year old and the desktop is fairly powerful. Did something change, is this a common problem people have noticed with the last couple versions, and are there any tricks to fix it?

triad
Jan 6, 2007

YOU KNEADED SOMEONE TO BLAME, SO YOU CRUST IT ON ME


LogisticEarth posted:

So I reinstalled Minecraft after some time off, and now it runs like total crap on two of my machines where it ran perfectly before. Both are less than a year old and the desktop is fairly powerful. Did something change, is this a common problem people have noticed with the last couple versions, and are there any tricks to fix it?

Optifine. It's the answer for everything. If you have a multicore cpu get the multi-threaded version of optifine.

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic...hd-f-fps-boost/

VVVV Oh yeah, woops! this belongs in the mod thread, sorry

triad fucked around with this message at Aug 10, 2011 around 00:31

King Hotpants
Apr 11, 2005

Clint.
Fucking.
Eastwood.


Aside from messing with your video settings, you could drift over to the mod thread and ask about OptiFine.

Hadlock
Nov 9, 2004
CLICK ON MY AMAZON ASSOCIATES LINKS


The OP looks great huge improvement over the old one. Does the new thread mean we're days away from 1.8?

SMP
May 5, 2009



Hadlock posted:

The OP looks great huge improvement over the old one. Does the new thread mean we're days away from 1.8?

1.8 is expected early next month / end of this month

Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004



Hadlock posted:

The OP looks great huge improvement over the old one. Does the new thread mean we're days away from 1.8?

Thanks No. I think the old OP was just out of date and understandably Zorak just wanted someone else to redo/maintain it.

naptalan
Feb 18, 2009


Excellent OP!

Not sure if you want to add this, but Minehost has a SA-Mart thread now and I hear they are pretty awesome. As far as I know, it's just them and Akliz with a goon presence.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3424639

Lazyfire
Feb 4, 2006

I LOVE TO TROLL GBS


So this may be the place to post pictures of projects, I guess.

Here's my newest house, which I scouted out and built simply because I wanted to make a piston bridge.

Bridge down, you can see the waterfall structure at the front:


Bridge up:


Here's the waterfall structure up close you can see some Redstone inside:


This is the inside of that room.


These are the Open and Close command buttons for the door on the outside. I have setup of two sticky pistons with cobble as my door. It took me the better part of the night to figure out how to wire it correctly, mostly because I never messed with Redstone before building this:


And here's some pictures of the top floor, which is going to be a little nature sanctuary with some glass for the roof eventually:

MaliciousOnion
Sep 23, 2009

I'll ask the questions here, see.


You should probably chuck the nether portal guide in the OP or something. Otherwise, great thread

CJacobs
Apr 17, 2011

Anime is for jerks.


I approve of this OP and I guess the thread title, but I really would have preferred the one about Notch being lazy and fat and it was all sarcastic and stuff.

...like half the posts in the thread are.

glug
Mar 12, 2004

JON JONES APOLOGIST #1


I've built an entranceway to my eventually large home of sorts, and I used these sticky piston doors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=346yRSqWot8&NR=1

Is there some way with minimal absurd redstone garbage to make doors like this safe from monsters and baby ducks wandering into my home, or to 'disable' them while I'm inside by pulling a switch?

Boat
May 23, 2006

WOODEN BOATS IN RETIREMENT YEARS


glug posted:

I've built an entranceway to my eventually large home of sorts, and I used these sticky piston doors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=346yRSqWot8&NR=1

Is there some way with minimal absurd redstone garbage to make doors like this safe from monsters and baby ducks wandering into my home, or to 'disable' them while I'm inside by pulling a switch?

Is there such a thing as minimal insane redstone garbage?

You could hook up a lever on the inside to an AND gate that also connects to the redstone coming from the pressure plates, in between the plates and their connection to the pistons.

Here's a tutorial, where he has the 2 switches, you'd have the switch connected to one side, and all the pressure plates connected to the other. For the love of god, mute this horrible thing if you watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpvJ9wiywL4#t=129s

That way, with the lever in the on position, hitting the plates would open the door, with the lever in the off position, hitting the pressure plates would do nothing, as an AND gate is only on if both its inputs are on.

Sadly, it'll probably take up at lest 2x the space as the clean door you have now for routing the wires so that stray signals don't hop all over the place.

pseudorandom name
May 6, 2007
INSOLENT


It'd be better to have levers on the inside and outside wired into a XOR which outputs into an AND with the pressure plates, and then wire the output of the AND into the pistons.

glug
Mar 12, 2004

JON JONES APOLOGIST #1


The one time I tried building double iron doors I realized what a goddamned mess it is to build *any* gate, and how much underground space it requires. I'm having enough of a time wiring up two tone doorbells to these existing gates now. That being said, putting two stone blocks across the middle of the 3x2 doorway when I'm inside results in piles of gunpowder, features and arrows.

tinaun
Jun 9, 2011

                  tell me...

Programs & Utilities
Survival (Beta)
MCedit - versatile map editor, designed for moving blocks from one level to another.
Seed Extraction - Use this to get the seed from an already generated level.
Circle chart - A handy guide for plotting out circles and spheres.
Plotz - Online voxel sphere generator. Has models for wizard towers and observatories.
Minecraft Structure Planner - quickly and easily create a variety of structures for building in the game. Also helps with creating pixel art.
Cartograph G - Isometric map renderer. Supports rendering individual layers and filtering by block type.
Miners Need Cool Shoes Online skin editor.
Skin Edit - A tool you can use to edit your player skin.
Minutor - Interactive map renderer that allows you to view individual layers in real-time.
Minecraft Save Manager - Client for backing up saves, largely windows exclusive.
NBTEdit - You can use this to change almost anything about your save. Spawn point, health, etc.
INVEdit - You can use this to edit your inventory, subset of NBTEdit.
MCMapper - A dungeon generator!
Minetographer Map renderer that supports output to HTML, allowing you to upload to a webpage and view online, last updated for 1.5.

Creative (Classic) - Could disappear at any moment from Minecraft.net!
Isocraft - A great isometric map renderer.
OMEN - A map editor.

Redid the programs and utilities section. Also, wasn't there a flash program developed to edit your minecraft skin? I know I saw it on the last thread.

Edit: For people having trouble with redstone gates, I highly recommend TaviRider's World of Redstone as a basic view of all non-piston logic gates, as well as common door designs.

Edit 2: VVVVV That's probably it, added.

tinaun fucked around with this message at Aug 10, 2011 around 10:32

SMP
May 5, 2009



tinaun posted:

Redid the programs and utilities section. Also, wasn't there a flash program developed to edit your minecraft skin? I know I saw it on the last thread.

Not the one you're thinking of but theres the great http://minersneedcoolshoes.com as well.

Lazyfire
Feb 4, 2006

I LOVE TO TROLL GBS


glug posted:

The one time I tried building double iron doors I realized what a goddamned mess it is to build *any* gate, and how much underground space it requires. I'm having enough of a time wiring up two tone doorbells to these existing gates now. That being said, putting two stone blocks across the middle of the 3x2 doorway when I'm inside results in piles of gunpowder, features and arrows.

You may be better off running the NOR gate I have in the pictures above. It's fairly simple, not as nice as just having the door open via pressure pad, but it works with buttons. The only issue is that you'll need one for opening and closing in the door on both sides. The nice thing is that the circuit itself is fairly compact, about six squares before you wire any of the buttons.

glug
Mar 12, 2004

JON JONES APOLOGIST #1


Man, sometimes this game pisses me off.

I built that door I linked, and a second one not too far away. Two entrances on either side of my eventual big-rear end building on a mountain. There were only about three spaces between the closest section of redstone.

I put another line in the middle of them, connecting four total note boxes to make a four-note doorbell. I linked them in from both sides of doors via repeater, added a few more to delay the notes, and everything looked great. I log out to save and fire up fraps, figuring I'll try and do a video of this. Fire it back up, and now all of the doors are hosed, everything is stuck open, and creepers are all like SUP NO DOORS and blowing all my hard work up (along with me).

Does 1.7 still have that redstone torches forget they are working bug or something, where I might have to reset a torch to fix a circuit? That poo poo is unacceptable Moreso because it seems that my buildings all attract about 50% creepers, all day, hoppin' in my poo poo.

Night. Maybe tomorrow I'll rebuild this poo poo I wasted an hour+ playing with

Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004



tinaun posted:

Redid the programs and utilities section. Also, wasn't there a flash program developed to edit your minecraft skin? I know I saw it on the last thread.

Edit: For people having trouble with redstone gates, I highly recommend TaviRider's World of Redstone as a basic view of all non-piston logic gates, as well as common door designs.

Edit 2: VVVVV That's probably it, added.

Thanks a lot. One request, can you remove the quote tags from your post so I can quote it and copy and paste it directly?

T-man
Aug 22, 2010

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOW I ROLEPLAY ON THE INTERNET



Completely unrelated to your question, but thanks to you I just made my first redstone double doors!

Now I just have to make something behind them...

Dr. Tommy John
Feb 20, 2004

"Just a few more ligaments and this baby can shoot 90!"


I'm having a big problem with a 'recv failed' error coming up the second I try to log into any server on my home network.

I googled and did a driver update on my network cards which seemed to fix the problem for a couple hours before it started up again even more stubbornly.

Can anyone shed some light/explain/help with a solution on this?

frogg
May 20, 2006

walrus bottle

Friends, my nether portal does not work. It catches on fire when I try to spark it with flint. What am I doing wrong? My friend and I built a pretty cool mountain fortress and I was going to have that portal be in my bedroom but it doesn't work! Now it's just a really cool looking window.

Jamizzy99
Jul 4, 2007


I keep getting lost in my tunnel systems

Waldorf Sixpence
Sep 6, 2004

Often harder on Player 2


Jamizzy99 posted:

I keep getting lost in my tunnel systems

Only put torches on the left hand walls, then follow with torches on the right to find the way out. That, or write down the coordinates of your home, and just tunnel out and walk overground following the coords back.

Tweak
Jul 28, 2003
Quick! Report this post! For some reason it always works out in your favor!

Since there is a new thread I decided to upload some pictures of my single player world that I've had for quite a while. Some of it is combined from even older maps that I merged into this one when I found out about MCEdit's import function. I figured I should show them off so they can be seen by people other than me and my "why are you making those" commenting girlfriend. They aren't terribly amazing but I had fun building them. PS, these pictures are pretty huge:

This is a birds eye view of the main area I started with. My 'main' room is underwater near the middle island. I built a bunch of pathways & minecart transit routes using glass floors with lava underneath, and some others with glowstone. I didn't include close ups of all the houses because the interiors are mostly similiar. I also have minecart lines going around the whole area.

View of the observatory with the barn behind (minecart route also pictured)

Said barn and my Mo' Creatures horses

Off to the right of the birds eye picture is my Castle in the Sky, I fully admit using MCEdit to make it symmetrical and on bubbly clouds.

In the court yard I have a bunch of shops, on the opposite side some living quarters.

Inside the Keep

Also near the castle I have a port I was inspired to build from some images in this thread.

Loading dock

Inside the port building, I tend to end up with cramped interiors

Underground Nether portal

The exit of the Nether out on an ice shelf, with a cabin behind

The first house I built on the other side of the Nether portal

The ancient Pyramid I covered in 'moss'. I placed the same one in the Nether under some lava waterfalls and I think in my mind they were linked in some back story I didn't make up yet:

However despite that the inside was gutted and is a Nether Museum

The area above it shows all the treasures someone found before the thing got commercialized

The Pyramid also leads to an underwater cafe. I replaced the mud texture with the wine texture so I could have some more decorative tiles. The microwave is from the Plastic mod (this was 1.5 I think).

Next to the cafe is another living area, I built the little house entrance because I thought it was funny.


Despite how much of a bitch it is building underwater, I sure love doing it. One thing I always did was build these structures pretending there was some sort of mythology behind my whole area, despite never really making one. Do other people do this or am I just an adult whizzing around my lego dudes in the air giving them names and missions before supper?

Dr. Witherbone
Nov 1, 2010

CHEESE LOOKS ON IN
DESPAIR BUT ALSO WITH
AN ERECTION

Tweak posted:

One thing I always did was build these structures pretending there was some sort of mythology behind my whole area, despite never really making one. Do other people do this or am I just an adult whizzing around my lego dudes in the air giving them names and missions before supper?

I'm not really an adult, but I do this too. I've got this self-sustaining communist megacity battling it out against the capitalist swine trying to ruin their government controlled economy through imports... it's good fun.

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tinaun
Jun 9, 2011

                  tell me...

Schweinhund posted:

Thanks a lot. One request, can you remove the quote tags from your post so I can quote it and copy and paste it directly?

Edited.

Also,

Jeb posted:


I've been put on the task to continue on @notch's villages. First thing I did was give that village a well. Villages love wells.
http://twitter.com/#!/jeb_/status/101211332061302784

Hopefully this will mean less bugs upon release.

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