So. You're proposing that Mojang package a version of minecraft for a tablet version of windows 8, sell it for lower than the actual price of the game, through a third party store, which I am sure will take a cut of that money and allow a free trial?
I don't think so.
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Humanity is the creation of Logic and Emotion, Calculation and Imagination, Cold Analysis and Blind Faith. This is why I believe it is a strange Human that would prize one while shunning the other. For a calculator can do math just as well as you, but a calculator can not use math to make the world a better place.
No. I believe Minecraft already has support for touchscreen laptops. If it didn't then that would be the only thing to change. Windows RT and Windows 8 can both run Minecraft just as well as Windows 7.
Actually you can run minecraft on rt you just have to jailbreak it and then get ikvm java and run the the jar thru cmd or convert it to .exe. But you need to make minecraft run not on openGl but good luck to that. Because when you run it after installing everything you get white screen at the main menu.
No. I believe Minecraft already has support for touchscreen laptops. If it didn't then that would be the only thing to change.
I've got a Surface Pro, and I can tell you that enabling the "Touchscreen Mode" option does absolutely nothing. The game is 100% unplayable using the touchscreen. Ditto using the wacom pen.
The way Minecraft does turning is interesting. Every frame, it seems to reset the position of the mouse to center and then calculate how much it had to move it to get there. Based on that, the game then tilts the camera and turns your character.
The way the pen works is, when you hover it over the screen, it places the cursor beneath the pen. So each frame, Minecraft says "get back to the middle" and then turns, but the pen says "the cursor is here", so you end up turning extremely rapidly based on how far from the center of the screen the pen is being held.
The way touch works is it merely positions the cursor at where you touched it and registers a left click. So you touch the screen, break a block, Minecraft resets the cursor to the middle and tilts the camera/turns your character some amount proportional to how far from center your touch was.
Well, Minecraft is on XBox 360, which is a Microsoft product. Therefore, you are wrong.
minecraft is on xbox 360, however it isn't maintained by mojang, its maintained by 4j studios.
Marv said that NOTCH wanted nothing to do with windows 8 or Microsoft, 4j studios has nothing to do with notch or mojang, therefore, you're wrong.
So then what does Mojang get from PE on android and iOS tablets? What would be so hard about putting it in the windows store? Is there something different in windows RT? I was pretty confused today when I was looking through the windows store. There seems to be almost nothing in the first place. And the fact that Minecraft wasn't there confused me. They've got a contract with microsoft, but apparently I misunderstood that right? Is it just meant for them to put it on xbox only?