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    posted a message on (Story) How I found the date I started playing Minecraft

    First of all, I am unsure if I should post this here, but the forum description writes: General discussion about Minecraft, Minecraft development and anything that doesn't fit into the other specific sections.


    Since it doesn't fit in other sections, I will post it here.


    Here is the story of how I found the date I played Minecraft for the first time. A date that changed my life. A date where my childhood would be different if it went "the other way" (not discovering Minecraft).

    I had been wondering about this date since 2017. When was it? Here, you will read about the extreme investigation that I started, the pain I got through, my prediction and the emotional (no joke here) reunion with this date.


    It all started in 2017. I started feeling the need to discover this "sacred" date. The date that changed my life and the course of my childhood. But I didn't knew where to start. First of all, I was unsure about the year that I started playing this game. 2013? 2014? or, maybe 2015? I run out of ideas. But in my mojang profile it included a date of purchase:

    29 September 2014


    I am very happy to have this (also sacred) date, but I played in cracked for many months before this. And I had no more clues.


    I started at remembering what version I started playing. 1.7.5, which came out in February 26, 2014. This was a major lead, but not the conclusion.

    I asked my cousin a month later about what he remembers. He said 1.7.4, which came out December 10, 2013. I started playing Minecraft the same day as my cousin, and I had no other choice than to listen to him. I had many doubts about 1.7.4, but I had to make all ideas equal.

    I didn't remember 1.7.4, which is where my doubts originated.

    Years passed, with each year asking my cousin if he remembered something new. Nothing. But, in 2020, I wanted to finish it and to find an end in this mystery. I accepted that the date is lost in time and that the chances of finding the date are the same as finding the seed of my first Minecraft world (impossible). I accepted that the date can only be found if something incredible happens while researching. I also accepted that I can't find the date but improve my prediction with more accurancy, still not what I wanted but I didn't had any choice.


    In 2020, I made the following discovery:

    If I don't remember 1.7.4, it means that I started near February 26, right? That's what I thought, and my entire theory was soon based on all of this.

    I must had started playing Minecraft either December 2013, January 2014 or February 2014, with February getting more emphasis (a lot, actually).

    And then, I found a journal that I kept as a child, AND IT INCLUDED FROM 30 DECEMBER 2013 TO 1 FEBRUARY 2014. This helped me make a conclusion: That my timeline was partly wrong, and if I can find any clues to confirm the latter, then there is an increased chance of me starting to play Minecraft at around 17-25 February 2014. I started with no clues and ended up isolating two weeks. How incredible is that?


    Yesterday, I almost closed the investigation with the above conclusion (17-25 February 2014). Still a bit sad that I can't find the exact date. But before closing I had to do the last thing that I wanted to do for months, which I never did:

    To get the search history of my father's google account and try to find if I can find the date from it. With his permission I did it. It was simple logic, since my father downloaded the game "cracked", he searched for it, so it should be in his search history, right?

    I downloaded all the data from his Google account and opened the huge 50MB file with all the search histories. At that point, as with many years ago, I had accepted the fact that the date can't be found and I can only improve my prediction. Then I found this:


    Αναζητήσατε τον όρο mine craft
    6 Φεβ 2014, 2:16:41 μ.μ. EET
    Προϊόντα:
     Αναζήτηση

    Even if the above is in Greek, you can understand that it had to do something. Surely. Then I found this:


    Αναζητήσατε τον όρο minecraft download
    6 Φεβ 2014, 2:17:38 μ.μ. EET
    Προϊόντα:
     Αναζήτηση


    Αναζητήσατε τον όρο minecraft torrent
    6 Φεβ 2014, 2:19:03 μ.μ. EET
    Προϊόντα:
     Αναζήτηση


    IT WAS WITHOUT DOUBT, THE "SACRED" DATE, THE DATE I STARTED PLAYING MINECRAFT! 6 FEBRUARY OF 2014!

    I screamed "OMG DAD I FOUND THE DATE" and couldn't help but stare to the search history as nostalgia takes me back to this considered lost date.

    And the best part? I was off by only 11 days in my prediction! I started with not even knowing if it is 2013, 14 or 15 and in my finalised prediction only off by one and a half weeks? OMG!


    Here comes the emotional part: I got to my room and started crying. A lot. I was crying for 10 minutes. I never got too emotional in my life before. Now, I know what you are thinking: Why a 15-year-old teenager cry because he found a date he had been searching? Well, I was ready to close my investigation with the result that the date is not able to be found, but before I did that I had to check the search history as a last chance. I had spent at least 8 hours at that point researching this (at least in 2020, since I started this search in 2017, it is much higher) and had exhausted every possible clue. Only the search history remained.


    I cried because this date meant something for me, people think differently. Some don't even care, some take it very seriously. I took it seriously. And I also cried because I could not believe that it was found just before I closed my investigation.


    I can blame myself for not thinking that previously, I had thought of it but I wanted to prioritize other things and that's why I wanted to do it last. In theory, I could have found it in the beginning.

    Today I couldn't sleep. I slept but woke up 5 in the morning unable to sleep because I am still shocked that I found it.


    I hope you liked my story. I wanted to post this somewhere so I can finally get it out of my head.

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    posted a message on After computer locked up, unable to load world
    Quote from TileEntity»

    Start with removing Dimensional Doors



    I said that I reset it (deleting the folder).

    Quote from Geforce»

    Try what TileEntity said and see if that helps. But I will also highly recommend making frequent backups of important worlds. Force shutdowns and power outages frequently cause irreversible world corruption and not having backups is a disaster waiting to happen.


    I will start backing up worlds every day. I normally take every few months, but that's too much.


    Anything else than dimensionaldoors? Is the world corrupted/destroyed? Can i fix it by editing/removing any files from the world save? Or am I screwed?

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    posted a message on After computer locked up, unable to load world
    Quote from Tails1»

    Restore the world from backup.


    Sadly, I don't have any backup.

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    posted a message on After computer locked up, unable to load world

    Recently, as I was playing in my modpack world (running Tekkit), my computer locked up (that's an issue that's happening in the last few days independent from Minecraft and I will go my computer for service soon) and i had to force close my computer.


    When I try to load the same world, the world crashes instantly.


    What do i do? How can I fix this? The thing is that it was caused by a technical failure in my computer. It feels bad losing a world you've spent hours on.


    CRASH REPORT: https://pastebin.com/YkjXr7d0


    A user in another forum recommended to reset the DimensionalDoors mod and he said that i should be able to play, yet, nothing.

    Also good to note that when the computer locked up i was not in a dimensionaldoors dimension.

    Any other mods/files that cause this problem?

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    posted a message on Minecraft Village Is GONE

    I have never seen that! Looks like you are using a mod, maybe this is the cause? It's impossible for roads to appear with no houses

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    posted a message on It turns out that the far lands were reached a long time ago...

    If you remember correctly, kilocrazyman a month ago became the first person to reach the far lands legit.

    However, while browsing on quora for something unrelated i found this: (look picture in attachments)


    Is this for real? Were the far lands reached 5 years before the first time ever? This means that AntVenom (which claimed that kilocrazyman is the first person) was wrong.


    I have made a lot of research if the far lands have been reached before and this is the first time that i see a success story before kilocrazyman.

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    posted a message on KilloCrazyMan was the first person to ever legitimately reach the Far Lands by foot (No mods or exploits)

    I also said that i am sure that somebody has got to the world border by nether in vanilla. Even AntVenom posted a video on how to do it.

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    posted a message on KilloCrazyMan was the first person to ever legitimately reach the Far Lands by foot (No mods or exploits)

    I am absolutely sure that somebody has made it with nether roof, but really now it is a great achievement in the history of minecraft. If i remember well notch donated 2$ a few minutes before reaching the far lands.


    I really wonder if anybody will make it to the world border on foot on recent versions of minecraft... reaching the world border via nether has been accomplished many times (however the only proof that remains is 2b2t's nether highways), but i'm sure that it has been reached via nether roof by a player without hacks in singleplayer.


    A player managed to use a bot wih baritone in 6 months to reach the world border on foot without nether. I am not sure if the world border has been reached on foot without nether. But i bet than in a few months to a few years somebody will make it.

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    posted a message on I'm looking for a certain seed

    First of all, is this a world thatt you have played?

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    posted a message on Have all possible random seeds been already generated?

    Your replies were excellent. Thank you for participating.

    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    You should also account for players who use text seeds, though since there are only about 4.3 billion possible seeds it doesn't change much (while Java's Random can generate 65536 times more unique seeds there is almost no overlap between the seed spaces - in fact, just 65536 text seeds can be expected to match a randomly generated seed since Random can only generate 1/65536 of all possible seeds).

    Also, while I have created many worlds, possibly more than a thousand, I often reuse the same seed;



    I would like to tell you that i am talking only about randomly generated seeds, not text seeds. With that i mean blank seed box (or 0).

    Also i took account in the calculation that some players create worlds, but with the same seed and adjusted it.

    Quote from BigAlanM»

    If you want a world that is extremely UNLIKELY to have been seen by another player there is an easy way to get one (actually a HUGH number of them).


    Now, since the pseudo random number generator is ASSUMED to give each number in that range an equal chance of being generated there is something we can say with certainty. The chances of a generated number having LESS than 16 digits is nearly 10,000 to 1 AGAINST.


    Each decrease in seed length increases that probability by a factor of 10.
    So the probability of the PRNG of generating a 13 digit seed is 10 MILLION to 1 AGAINST. ie not very likely.


    So, If you want to create a world that, in all probability, has NEVER been seen by another Minecraft player, just use any positive or negative number with 11 through 15 digits. I'll bet anything your world will be unique.


    Good calculation! Just a reminder that we are talking about random seeds, not inputed/text.


    Also i would like to include that, if one 4221th of all seeds are generated (based of my calculations), then the most "rarest" seeds by digits are 6 ten or less digit seeds. A 10 digit seed looks like this: 1.000.000.000

    This also means that these seeds can be generated by text.

    So it means that, only 6 worlds have been randomly generated that can be generated by text.

    Also there is a 60% chance of a 9 digit seed (it looks like: 10.000.000)

    And a 6% chance of an 8 digit seed (it looks like 1.000.000)

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    posted a message on Have all possible random seeds been already generated?

    So my question is in the title. Have all possible random seeds been generated?

    If you don't know, minecraft has 2 to the power of 64 possible seeds, which is this number:

    18.446.744.073.709.551.616‬

    HOWEVER: Only 2 to the power of 48 seeds can be generated [b]randomly[/b] because of a problem in java random, which makes the possible seeds:

    281.474.976.710.656‬

    This is 281 trillion. That are lots of worlds.


    Another way to ask this question is: "If i generate a world, has my world been generated by another user?"

    OR "Have ever 2 players got the same world?"


    Now, lets go for calculation. It is difficult to calculate how many worlds all users have generated. Some have generated 1, others (speedrunners) 10.000.

    It is very difficult to calculate, but i will make my best. On all platforms, minecraft has been sold 200 million times. If we include minecraft china, which has 300 million downloads (1/5 of china's population!), 500 million players have played it. (1/14 of the world!).

    Now the difficult part. Calculating.

    I started by calculating how many worlds i have generated and that is around 300.

    Now i need to check the average playertime. A youtuber called antvenom covered it and his video helped me a lot.

    So, 1/3 of minecraft players are alt accounts that possibly have not generated worlds or just 1. This means that 166 million accounts have generated 0-5 worlds. Lets put 0.5 worlds, so from these alt accounts, 83 million worlds have been generated, and that is still one 3.391.264th from all possible worlds.


    Now lets progress into the 2/3 of the accounts that are actual, i mean for the 333 million other accounts.

    Now it is very difficult. We have a range of 5 to 10.000 worlds, with some users even generating 100.000 worlds (i don't know how, but possibly a shared account with family and friends that are all creating worlds to check customized mode? i have no idea).

    I will make a wild guess and claim 200. This means that the average player has generated 200 worlds. And that is 66 billion worlds. Still one 4.226th of all possible random world seeds.

    Adding the 2 values together, and we get 66.683.000.000 worlds FROM ALL USERS OF MINECRAFT. one 4.221th of all minecraft seeds.

    The number above (66 billion worlds) may seem a bit small, but remember, it is like each human on this planet to have generated 8 worlds if we put it on that scale.


    So my final answer is that only one 4.221th of all seeds have been generated. This means that if you generate 4221 worlds, you have a very high chance that another player has generated the same world. Or if you generate a world, you have a one in 4221 chance that another player has generated the same world as you. Or, there is a one in 4221 chance that a player has generated the seed 0. Or a one in 4221 chance that somebody generated the seed for pack.png (except mojang).


    I did my best, but if you have another possible answer that increases the amount, please let me know.


    EDIT:

    Also i would like to include that, if one 4221th of all seeds are generated (based of my calculations), then the most "rarest" seeds by digits are 6 ten or less digit seeds. A 10 digit seed looks like this: 1.000.000.000

    This also means that these seeds can be generated by text.

    So it means that, only 6 worlds have been randomly [/b]generated that can be generated by text.

    Also there is a 60% chance of a 9 digit seed (it looks like: 10.000.000)

    And a 6% chance of an 8 digit seed (it looks like 1.000.000)

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    posted a message on How tall is the tallest naturally generated cactus?

    So, if i read correctly, the highest possible cactus is 90 blocks, and the chance is 1 in 1000000000000000000000‬, making it impossible for maybe every seed because of the RNG.


    Do you know if there is any program that finds the tallest cactus from all minecraft seeds and all locations?

    Maybe this thread will become the "tallest cactus hunt".

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    posted a message on How tall is the tallest naturally generated cactus?

    The title says it all.

    I don't mean the tallest that can be built but the tallest that is naturally generated.

    I mean the tallest cactus from ALL seeds in minecraft.

    If i am talking correctly, somebody in minecraft wiki bruteforced a 12 block tall cactus at 0,0


    My idea is:

    If we can brute force a very tall cactus at (almost?) any location, then what it the tallest possible cactus, after searching ALL seeds and ALL locations?


    Feel free to ask questions and if you have an answer pelase reply.

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    posted a message on Can we find this seed with reverse engineering?

    There are no screenshots found. Can we use this rare combination of structures less than 150 blocks from spawn to find anything?

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    posted a message on Can we find this seed with reverse engineering?

    Just to say, i voted 2 on the poll.

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