They said it couldn't be done... I welcome you to try!
For a while, Classic was nicely kept and maintained however in the last years it has fallen to decay. Project Omega aims to restore Minecraft Classic to its former glory by re-adding level saving and loading, fixing sound and even making a modern multiplayer client that is not dependent on login servers or heartbeats and serverlists that could go offline at any moment. Project Omega even adds more optional content to the game, like extra blocks and the ability to place water and lava. However writing a server that supports these functions is up to you. Best of all, no fiddler or other software required!
Local Saving Fix
Local Loading Fix
Sound engine remake
New music /newmusic/
Much much improved FPS
Java 7 compatibility
Support for HUGE worlds 1024*32*1024 and 2048*32*1024 possible!
Standalone Java Application (No more java applet madness and security prompts)
Run from command line!
Specify RAM usage
Minimum Specs are even lower that original classic's
Pentium III Class or 100% compatible proccessor
Graphics card with 32MB RAM onboard
OpenGL drivers capable of Pixel Shaders 1.5
Java 6 (Java 5 and 7 acceptable)
2 Button mouse (3 Button with "mouse-wheel" recommended)
A monitor capable of displaying 256 colors
I hear you asking, where do I get this so called Omega Client?
Troubleshooting: If for whatever reason you can not get this to run, please install Java 6 and run the JAVA6.BAT file to see if it runs. If you get a EXCEPTION_GUARD_PAGE then use the correct Java for your OS, use 64 bit Java for 64 bit OS and 32-bit java for 32-bit. Mixing and matching Java VMs and OSes doesn't usually end well.
Server software:The official Multiplayer server for Omega Classic Multiplayer is 126.96.36.199You will need Omega 0.2.1 to connect to the server The port is 25565 (default) If you are interested in making a server for this i suggest you head over to here to read about the classic protocol. The protocol is largely the same except that the client does not authenticate with minecraft.net and there are new blocks with the id of 50 51 52 etc when vanilla classic only has 49 blocks. You can PM me if you want to talk about the protocol and/or suggest stuff . You are allowed to do anything with this including re-upload to other places, use at your own risk and most importantly, Enjoy~
More updates to come, including a Official Server and extra client<->server functions like changing window title and displaying messages and countdowns on screen.
Amazing! Brings back loads of memories, and makes Minecraft Classic look more like a real game and less of a demo of regular Minecraft. The one time I was actually glad I clicked on a link in someone's signature.
Sorry to hear its not working! Unknown OS!!! means that there are no scripts in place to tell it where to store its files.
Could you tell me where your .minecraft_classic folder is (if there is one) that the program created. If not, could you tell me the full OS Name so I can add instructions to the client to setup its paths.
Survival mod is arleady more than possible, it can be toggles through a single variable! Now i just need to find a way to bind that variable to a key. Also multiplayer mode needs work as I have discovered many bugs with it.
Update again, Omega 0.2.1b! Fixed a critical bug with multiplayer that caused the server port to always be 0 no matter what you typed into the box, not allowing you to connect to servers. Now that should be fixed!!
The official Multiplayer server for Omega Classic Multiplayer is 188.8.131.52 You will need Omega 0.2.1 to connect to the server