So I've been tossing this idea around on /v/ for a while, and they seem to be mostly in favour of it and suggested that I make a thread here to showcase the work I've been doing. We all love Minecraft's 16x16 style, but who would be in favour of a "Minecraft HD", with current-gen graphics?
I'm not saying this is possible, and I'm not saying that it should be done, but just as a hypothetical situation, do you like the idea? Below are a few mock-ups of what I believe Minecraft HD might look like.
Lmao, quite possibly. Though they're really going at it :/ . Well, they were afew minutes ago. The conversation seems to have died down quite abit unfortunately. Mostly people arguing about how Java isn't a good language and then the lovers of the language rise up and then it just goes back and forth.
But it really should be understood that if a project like this were to take place, Java would be, in no way involved :? . It really wouldn't be able to perform this, I mean without little to no FPS.
Positivity LOVE the idea though. Hopefully Notch gives some input, lol.
Java would choke on this, as it has memory limits. It'd have to be C# or (more likely) C++, although I'd prefer C# since it would be easier to port to other platforms.
That is an odd statement, as the textures and geometry of the scenes are stored in high performance video memory. All that is stored in your RAM is a reference to the texture, which is a tiny 4 byte integer.
In short: This would not change the amount of RAM Minecraft uses.