Uh, correct me if I'm wrong, but unless you start at 0, Y, 0, you don't multiply or divide by 8, but by the difference -- otherwise you get huge numbers really fast.
So if I go from 10, 64, 10 to 10, 64, 20, the distance is 80, and the destination is z=90 (10 + 8* the distance), not 160.
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May 29, 2011Posted in: Survival ModeQuote from FilipeJMonteiro
Dude, I like you.
Oh, and by the way, the issue with the textures isn't false, as otherwise stated. The textures (ok, doesn't need to be in the, just the sort of lighting affecting them) have, in fact, a sharper and higher-contrasted image. For me, this makes the game look a bit cartoony, and I kinda don't like it.
No, lighting has changed. Textures have not. Effect is the same, though, I guess.
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Messed up as in separate chunks clearly belonging to another biome and / or elevation; grass frequently doesn't spawn on the surface leaving bare stone; and glitchy water / gravel / sand formations.
Looks like unusual but normal to me. Random is random, sometimes there will be weird.
May 29, 2011Posted in: Survival ModeQuote from LavaAndDiamond
My guess is data file corruption. Somebody else's world is bleeding into yours.
EDIT: Why was I quoting the person in front of me?
My guess is data file corruption. Somebody else's post is bleeding into yours.
May 29, 2011Scix posted a message on Am I the only one without problems with MineCraft?Complainers always rule the discussion, because those of us without problems are more likely to be playing.Posted in: Survival Mode
Not dismissing the complaints, but it's kind of a fact of life. 100% of people with problems will complain, but only 1% of people having a good time will say anything (that's kind of a business rule).
May 29, 2011Posted in: Survival Mode...humans are bad at perceiving "true" randomness - true randomness is clumpier than we expect.
There's your answer right there.
A lot of theories I've read here and elsewhere miss this point -- because, frankly, it's not how we're taught to understand chance.
Chance is clumpy. If it's truly random (or pseudo-random), things will not happen evenly-spaced throughout. Everyone is likely to experience something that seems significant, but it's just the same as flipping three heads in a row. It happens, but it's not a pattern.
When weather first came on, a lot of people went days without seeing any, and were sure it was broken, while at the same time others were wishing the damned rain would stop.
The other day I entered a cave and ran into a string of five zombies coming up the passage. "Neat," I though, "there must be a zombie spawner down there."
There wasn't. Just a chance clump. I was disappointed, but I understood.
But it is VERY hard for the human mind to get this instinctively.
I was once convinced -- convinced! -- my Farkle dice game on my iPod was cheating. I was sure that 2/3 of the time it got some of those amazing rolls, and I hardly ever did.
I saw there were stats, and it turns out I was winning 51% of the time, and when I kept track of the amazing rolls -- we were just about equal.
I know about confirmation bias, and actively try to refrain from it, but until I actually counted, I was way wrong in my estimates.
Theories like this will keep cropping up. Anecdotes will be mistaken for proof (both for and against). But unless it's int he code, it's just a chance clump.
(That said, I usually dig out gravel because it makes a big hole in the ceiling, and that might lead to something.)
May 29, 2011You know what's amazing?Posted in: Survival Mode
Sometimes, *I* can experience a bug that *you* don't, and vice versa. No, really! Weird, I know.
It doesn't mean my report or yours is wrong.
It can, however, be really useful in debugging if we can ferret out what's causing the difference. It is probably not the most obvious thing (My computer is awesome!).
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