David and Toby come back in their time machine with secrets from the future! Snapshot details, community events, and more can be found in the mysterious box they brought back with them. Enjoy!
If you have been keeping up with Landmark, it is shaping up to be an amazing game. Interested in trying it out? Good, because we are having a Landmark beta key giveaway! Today is the last day for Curse Premium members only, and after that, opens up for everyone! Curious about what Landmark is? We have you covered.
Starting on July 25, MineThon's 8 brave volunteers will play Minecraft for 72 hours straight, one last time, to raise donations for AbleGamers. For the past three years, the volunteers have donated their time and sanity to benefit the charity! When does it start? IT ALREADY HAS, GO CHECK IT OUT!
MineThon is a 72-hour Minecraft marathon in benefit of AbleGamers. The marathon was founded by Ethan Smith in 2011. MineThon will feature raffles, auctions, Minecraft mini-games and guest appearances from Minecraft celebrities on site, and on Skype.
AbleGamers is a charity that helps people with disabilities play video games, donating accessible peripherals to people with disabilities. It also works with developers to make video games more accessible.
You can visit www.minethon.com to donate any amount to AbleGamers. People who donate $2.99 or more can access MineThon's 1000-player server, courtesy of CreeperHost LTD. Every donation goes directly to AbleGamers. MineThon's volunteers can't touch a cent. People can watch MineThon on minethon.com, as well as follow the marathon on www.twitter.com/minethon and www.facebook.com/minethon.
If you have been keeping up with Landmark, it is shaping up to be an amazing game. Interested in trying it out? Good, because we are having a Landmark beta key giveaway! Today and tomorrow is for Curse Premium members only, and after that, opens up for everyone! Curious about what Landmark is? We have you covered.
Mojang recently submitted a new patch for Pocket Edition to stores, 0.9.5! It isn't available as of this writing, but should be in your hands very soon, not to worry! Mostly bugfixes, 0.9.5 contains the following delectable morsels:
(Android) fixed a really nasty bunch of problems caused by locking the device like freezing, crashing, corrupting the world and more
(Android) fixed a bad graphics corruption issue (missing chunks, corrupted chunks and animals) that happened when switching away from the game
fixed chunks not loading in multiplayer when the client device is slower than the server
fixed a crash when loading flat worlds after updating from 0.9.0/2
fixed a possible server crash when a player disconnects from a multiplayer world
fixed a possible crash or corruption when playing in multiplayer as a client
Fixed Bryce Mesa biome, now they actually spawn!
fixed fountains’ water in strongholds
(Fire TV) fixed missing textures
But wait, it's not all bugfixes!
Players that have been placed at extreme heights by the respawn bugs are now placed back at y=130
(Android) the game doesn’t waste battery power and really stops rendering now when in the background
not getting stuck anymore in the “Looking for Server” screen if the server is full
animals are never despawned, again
SNAPSHOT 14W30C UPDATE:
The recent Snapshot also saw a minor update, fixing more world holes, and a few more minor bugs.
Banners have been generating a lot of buzz recently, giving players the means to create an unprecedented array of creative designs. One particular news anchorman has created a number of national flags, for example! What sort of cool patterns have you discovered?
The Noxcrew have been making a long-running gameshow based around clever Minecraft-created minigames, which pits two teams of Minecraft celebrities against each other in a race to the finish, coupled with a clever, stylized e-sports-inspired commentary! If you haven't seen an episode of this show yet, now is a great time!
Computers, contraptions, games, traps - people have made loads of things with Minecraft redstone. What I have never seen, until today, is a huge redstone mech. Yes, a working, walking, shooting, terrifying mech.
Cubehamster has created a monster, with over 60 hours of labor, and a ridiculous number of pistons, slime blocks, redstone blocks, and more. Really, nothing I say can do this justice, give it a watch! In the meantime, I'm going to stomp around looking for villages to...um... "visit"...
Minecraft Forum Smiley Contest Poll!
One thing we have been hearing back from users is a desire to see more smileys for the forum. A huge number of them were submitted over time from an equally large number of users, and there are some amazing examples! In fact, there are almost TOO many amazing examples, and we need your help!
In this thread, we have a poll where you can select your favorite smileys, the winners of which will become usable on the Minecraft Forum! You can vote for more than one, and more than one can win, of course. Specifically, the top 3 will be added to our official list of smileys, forever and ever. What are you waiting for? Vote on your favorite right away!
Everyone has, at one point or another, encountered a witch in the wild. They throw things at us, and generally make life miserable. So, what is an easy way to defeat one? Slamacow is here to show you - enjoy!
David and Toby put on their adventuring hats, grab their whips, and dive into a cave of weekly craziness! 14w29b for PC, 0.9.2 for MCPE, a gigantic robot made with pistons and slime blocks, and so much more. Enjoy!
If you're anything like me, you load up your hotbar in Minecraft with all sorts of stuff - food, tools, blocks, everything. Sometimes though, 9 slots just isn't enough, and you end up juggling your inventory and hotbar constantly, as your building, fighting, or other needs change. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a workaround, a faster way to swap items to and from the hotbar? MinecraftEdu's Kulttuuri has the answer - the Quick Hotbar Mod!
How it works is simple: hold down Ctrl, and you can swap between any of your 27 inventory slots and the hotbar, nearly instantly! This greatly reduces the amount of time spent digging around in your inventory, re-arranging everything constantly. With a few quick keypresses, you can have access to anything in your inventory without ever slowing down on your build, having to swap out between tools, weapons, or food, or anything else!
At present, this mod only works in Single-Player, although there are plans to expand it to be compatible on multiplayer servers. It works in 1.6.4, 1.7.2, and 1.7.10.
We can never be sure if bending space around time is the right approach until we get feedback from you on the 14w29b snapshot that bends time around space instead.
We do that by using the newly implemented threaded render batch system. That’s a lot a fancy sounding words, so if you don’t know what that means, it should improve performance even more. Or crash horribly. But without your feedback, we’ll never know which one is true.
This snapshot contains a lot of optimizations specifically targeting render performance. If your system supports it, you can select VBO in the video setting. This enables Vertex Buffer Objects and should increase your fps by 5% to 10% on average. Please report on performance changes (if any) this new setting gives you! It can help greatly in optimizing Minecraft's performance!
Last week, Mojang compressed time and space, that did not work too well for the snapshot. So this week, they tried something else, and bent space around time. Apart from these highly experimental changes, the following things were..."adjusted"...