As many of you know, we were able to join the Curse network several months ago, and have been able grow adequately during an explosive upturn in our popularity! Curse has been growing extremely fast, just like us, and because of this; they need more help! There are several positions open for those of you who would be interested in entering into the gaming industry.
Notch recently posted this image as a working example of a ravine crossing through a stronghold. This certainly presents some interesting questions on the future 1.8 Update - we will continue posting updates as they become available.
The Minecraft Wiki team has been hard at work improving the wiki and making it available to a larger audience, and part of that is now complete as of today.
The wiki is now available in two new languages: Spanish and Hungarian. This has been an extensive project, and the team is very excited to offer localized content for Minecraft players in those regions. The new localizations join the six previous languages the wiki is available in: English, Dutch, French, German, Polish and Russian.
This is just the start, as the team is still working on even more localized versions of the wiki, including Chinese, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Korean.
Stay tuned for future updates on new localizations, and more, from the Minecraft Wiki team.
Digital displays have been around almost as long as redstone itself. There have been numerous devices made which use redstone torches as a form of LCD screen - however, these displays use lightstone, pistons, and some incredibly innovative circuitry to fashion customizable displays! teapoted2, the creator of these devices, gives us an informative walk-through tour of these wondrous creations, not only showing them in action, but explaining how they work in detail. Enjoy!
Digital Diamonds is an ongoing look at Minecraft-related videos that have been submitted to the Minecraft forum video section. We'll be selecting memorable videos and those resonating with the community to share with everyone on the front page.
The modding community has always produced some amazing content for Minecraft. Today, we are going to focus on a total-conversion mod that is being released in the near future: Evil Minecraft.
What is Evil Minecraft? A huge overhaul of the game, with a plethora of added content and features, primarily focused on giving the game a more "sinister" feel. Particularly sinister wildlife, underground temple ruins and roving pigmen tribes are just a few of the many things being included in the final release. You can check out their site for more information on this exciting project. In the meantime, we will leave you with a small glimpse at the mod itself, in the form of a particularly sinister chicken:
Mod Spotlight is a series focused on memorable mods created by the Minecraft community. We will periodically highlight projects of interest for others to check out, and enjoy for themselves. Check back frequently to see what's next!
Notch mentioned another addition to the 1.8 Adventure Update - hold-to-charge bow mechanics. We may very soon see the inclusion of variable-damage weapon mechanics as a result. Whether this will be restricted solely to bow weapons or not remains to be seen.
We will continue to keep the community posted on updates as they develop.
Notch mentioned today that the 1.7.3 update is out, fixing numerous bugs and oddities. The list includes:
- Corrected a block duplication bug when using pistons
- Corrected a redstone torch duplication bug when using pistons
- Corrected a client crash when placing a sign in front of the piston, powering the piston and then removing the block beneath the sign
- Ice blocks are now pushed without causing water streams breaking everything
- Booster rails are no longer being powered magically without a power source
- Pistons connected to the end of a piston-transistor via redstone are now properly closed when the power goes out
- Doors no longer create purple particles
- Hacking clients can no longer edit texts of placed signs in multiplayer
- Changed so that paintings pushed by pistons will pop off
Roller coasters have been a part of Minecraft for a long time. With the addition of numerous features, they have evolved quite a bit. TheGameKid shows us one such creation, a winding, meticulous creation of pistons, powered tracks and more. Definitely worth watching to the end - enjoy!
Yesterday, we saw a real-life 3D printer creating art from data streamed in from Minecraft itself. Today, we see its in-game counterpart: a 3D printer, built inside the game! shrogg has constructed a fully functioning 3D printer, complete with a tour of its inner workings, and a demonstration of its capabilities. Enjoy!