Recently, someone posted links to old versions of minecraft which allowed people who haven't bought the game to pirate it. My suggestion is creating an archive for older versions of the game only accessible by people who have bought the game.
Yes. If we're going to experience significant regressions throughout Minecraft's development, I expect a way to remediate that on my end. Waiting two days for bugs that broke a perfectly usable piece of software to be patched is unacceptable if we have no way to revert back to an older version.
Going a bit off topic here, but Notch: Have you ever seen what phone companies do if they put out a bad firmware? They pull it off their servers until the bug is fixed. Please take a page out of their book.
I agree. I haven't tried indev and I'm actually trying to find a way download it because its so different from what we have now in Beta, and I like the idea of indevs gameplay(and I have purchased Minecraft). I think that all versions of this development should be available, and if that's far-fetched I think at least the most stable versions of indev,infdev, and possibly alpha. I've only tried Alpha and Beta and I'm aching to try indev and infdev.
I would love this. It would be awesome if you could download a .jar file and then it shows up in the launcher as an option. There would be a new selection screen titled game modes. If you download the client for one version, you are able to select it.
That and people who want to play there old levels, see the old mobs progress, different features added and removed.
Classic should be added too functioning in fullscreen and with multiplayer. it's convent and just better a value for people who paid for the game, and what is it? another 25 lines of code? for notch that's like 3 minutes.
Personaly, I've been copying my bin to a seperate location begining at 1.3 but I would like to try some of the older versions. I think I joined about 1 month before it went to beta and had been watching videos on youtube for longer and would have liked to try the indev version maybe some sort of full version catalouge could be made available as a DLC for a 0-5 Euros?
What if the minecraft.net site had a page devoted to previous versions complete with a .txt of their patch notes? It wouldn't take much to offer that, even if it was simply a link to an offsite download client. Other people can do this of course, but I'm willing to bet people would feel more at ease about it if the mc.net site offered such a thing. Or at least some manner of reference links (under 'community') to something someone has already set up.