A new Skin Pack is on the horizon for everyone's favorite console sandbox game! Until recently, there were not many details known about the still-highly-elusive pack. However, in recent days, there have been a number of skins revealed, including (but not limited to) Dragon Age skins, and even skins from Borderlands 2!
These skins are going to be available as part of the larger skin pack that will most likely retail at 160MSP, as all previous skin packs have gone for. Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen Minecraft and Borderlands 2 cross paths - remember the creeper caves? You can check out more details about the new BL2 skins over at FPS General, and as always, keep an ear to the ground right here as we set out sights on the most awesome skin pack yet!
The 1.5 pre-release is expected tomorrow! In the meantime, help test out the latest round of Snapshot goodness!
Dispensers and droppers will now only fire once when they receive a redstone signal. To fire again, the signal must be turned off and on again. (Previously a dispenser would fire whenever it had a signal and a nearby block changed.)
Redstone and components stay powered after unloading chunks
Dispenser and Dropper shooting out when updated
Server crashes if spaces are input on the console
Night Vision Potions that are edited to last longer create a potentially seizure-inducing flashing sky background.
Furnace interface occasionally closes when adding fuel, deleting all items in the furnace
Named Mobs Don't have Named Babies
Getting into a minecart with a mob in it crashes minecraft
2 Hoppers funneling unstackable items into a 3rd Hopper at the same time cause the 3rd Hopper to not funnel items into a container
Dispensers continually shoot/use certain items like water buckets and flint&steel
Comparators still giving off power when hopper inventory is empty
Animals can breed over distances up to almost 8 blocks when only seperated by fences
Message "THIS TOO" in console
Full hoppers feeding into full hoppers causes the forward hopper to stall
Adding items to brewing stand using dropper does not change state of comparator
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It wasn't too long ago that I talked about , where modders and texturepack artists could make money off of their downloads without third-party advertising services. However, did you know that maps were included in the list of "stuff I make that can make me money"? It's true!
Great, so now you have uploaded your map to Bukkit, and are ready for those sweet reward points to start rolling in. How do you tell people around the forum about your awesome new map, complete with easy download links? How about a custom forum widget?
A widget like this one!
You can use this custom widget - complete with your map name, game version, download numbers, and download button - anywhere on the Minecraft Forum! Put it in your map thread, to streamline downloads for users. How do you use the widget? It's a lot easier than you think! Still, what are the exact steps for getting your map out there, and earning points? Let's break it down.
Start earning points automatically - you don't need to enroll, or do anything to start earning points
As you earn points, spend them on Amazon gift cards or cash in the Bukkit Store
That's it, nothing more to it! Points are automatically earned from downloads, and spending your points on cash rewards is super-easy. In addition, future front-page articles spotlighting maps will use your forum widget, so other players can download your map with ease, and you can earn the points you deserve!
Map makers, like many community content creators, have used third-party advertising links for their work, to give players a way to show their support without having to donate out of pocket. Still, third-party advertising links can be unreliable, or even disruptive, to the downloading process. The advantage to players who want your maps is clear - click a link, get your map, no annoying pop-ups along the way! You get supported for your awesome creation, players get your awesome creation hassle-free, everyone wins. What are you waiting for? Upload your maps, and start earning real money for your work, today!
Back-to-back Snapshots can only mean one thing - 1.5 is nearly upon us! This Snapshot corrects another massive round of bugs, as well as giving the detector rail an animation. What was fixed this go-around?
Unicode font text shadow misaligned
Activated detector-rails moved by a piston keep their activated state
Single player mode, creative mode, E to select block, select block from grid, E to return to game, game freezess, crash log created
David and Toby give us a rundown on this week's Minecrafty goodness, including the elusive "Minecraft Realms" feature, currently in testing!
So wait, what is Minecraft Realms? It appears to be an in-development alternative to server hosting, where users will be able to start a server up at the push of an in-game button, and invite their friends to play, all from within the game. I have had a chance to test this out myself, and so far, it has been very easy to understand and use! A very promising feature indeed.
Youtuber BebopVox has also compiled a list of currently known features about Minecraft Realms:
Mojang hosted servers through a company like Amazon or Multiplay
Currently free for 100 people during Beta
Passes were given out randomly to help test
Looking to charge in the future, unknown price for how much time
DanFrisk from Mojang leading the project
Currently no permissions for op/mod etc... as a host.
Overall keeping it simple to play with friends, 1 click play.
If invited, you cannot make a server, only those 100 people can
currently, only 100 players were invited to test this feature, and they can invite whoever they like to their Realm servers. However, even if invited, those players do not gain the ability to make a Realm server of their own. Not just yet, that is
Currently only 1 server can be made at a time if hosting
The pre-release will be delayed until no more bugs remain! Mojang is committed to making sure 1.5 is as bug-free as possible, and they still need your help! Want to contribute? Give this Snapshot a test, and report any bugs you find here!
All potions are now categorized in Creative Mode
Removed the amplifier effect limit
/effect (PotionID) 0 will take away the effect from the player if he/she got the effect
You can now go up to 1.000.000.000 but most of the effects will do weird after 127
TP Bug when you sit in Minecart/Boat/Riding pig
Minecart going in a circle will make any minecart close to them go super fast.
Sounds: Fire extinguish sound does not work in survival
Redstone and components stay powered after unloading chunks
Breaking Doors moves the other part of the door sometimes
Swords do not lose durability when used on the Ender Dragon
Creative Menu potion values are not the same as when brewed (issue redo)
Brewing stand comparator output inconsistent
Non-standard resolutions (and small standard resolutions) not detected properly
Last week, Mojang worked alongside a number of indie developers for their annual Humble Bundle Mojam event, with the promise of shaving Markus "Notch" Persson's beard in the event they raised more than $500,000. Well, they surpassed their goal, and Notch has shaved his beard! We would tell you more, but this is something better seen than said - give the video a watch, and see Notch beardless for the first time!
Today's not Thursday, but there is a Snapshot out anyway - surprise! Mostly owing to the totally awesome Mojam fundraising game-making maraton, the fine folks at Mojang were quite busy last week, and didn't release a Snapshot. This is that Snapshot, all polished up and ready for you! What lies inside?
Mobs can now ride stuff that rides other stuff
Players riding stuff will keep it when logging off (ie, if you’re on a minecart and log off, you will take that minecart with you)
Animated blocks and items in texture packs now requires the animation definition (previously it was optional)
Language files have been updated
Cannot Connect To Own Server While Not Online (LAN) / Playername being E-Mail address when offline
Comparators causes block updates while idle
Hopper's name doesn't change in its GUI after renamed in anvil
Command Block Arguments Length
Unnecessary delay of "Done" button in the texturepacks menu
Hopper don't update comparator when receiving item stack
Mob Spawners failing to "Saving entity NBT"
Scoreboard accepts arguments for @p but if not found it will use a wrong name
As of this writing, the amazingly awesome Mojam has generated over $478,000! What sweet games came out of their ceaseless efforts? Only the coolest titles;
Nuclear Pizza War
Endless Nuclear Kittens
Nuke the Dinosaurs
Pictured: Battle Frogs. I know you were curious.
If you want to pick up these awesome games on the Humble Bundle, or donate something last-minute for the Mojam (or both!), head over to Humble Bundle by clicking here, and get your hands on some sweet new games today! A lot of people worked tirelessly to bring you some truly amazing games in record time, they are definitely worth a look!
Minecraft Marathon: All Kinds of Awesome
The Minecraft Marathon fundraiser for Child's Play came to a close yesterday, netting over $42,000! Defeating their total amount from last years' drive by well over four times the amount, this year's MCM was a resounding success. Raffles were had, prizes were given, games were played, and fun was had all around.
We are looking forward to both events again next year!
Minecraft News: Livestream Central & Papercraft!
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