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    posted a message on A larger look into Minecraft archiving, and finding lost versions.

    Even though soliciting of versions is against the forum rules, there are many posts (made recently) about old versions. And for some reason, many of them have been deleted.


    It would be interesting if we knew the reasoning behind why these threads are being deleted.


    P.S. - It's just not on the forums, but on the Minecraft subreddit as well.

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    posted a message on Poll: Should Minecraft applet hosting be brought back?

    NOTE: This thread only applies to Classic, Indev, and Infdev versions.




    Back in 2009 and 2010, Minecraft was hosted on an applet, which is basically a java game that runs from a jar file that sis stored in your temp directory. Using the wayback machine, and any other browser except Google Chrome (because of security restrictions), there are ways to get Minecraft running on an applet. These applets were hosted from 2009 to 2010, and were subsequently removed, and never brought back. Should Mojang decided to run applets again, or should Minecraft be kept as a standalone offline client?

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    posted a message on Weird images of a corrupted Minecraft Indev maps

    Actually, during Indev, there was an ability to take what are known as "Isometric screenshots," by pressing the F7 key. They save to your Documents folder (at least on my computer) and are named as such: mc_map0000, mc_map0001, and so on and so forth, untill you eventually reach mc_map9999, if you're that in to taking screenshots.

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    posted a message on Infdev Pyramid Speedrun? Why not!

    So, I like to play a lot of old versions, but mostly the Infdev versions. Therefore, I decided to come up with a new challenge: the Infdev Pyramid speedrun. Basically, in the early Infdev (Infinite Development) versions of Minecraft, brick pyramids spawned periodically throughout the world. Notch implemented them for testing purposes, mostly to test how the game would react to generating such a large structure, on top of generating infinite terrain. For players that are new to Infdev, these structures may be very hard to find, but for seasoned players, they will be very easy to find. So, without further ado, the challenge!


    The Infdev Pyramid Speedrun

    Rules:
    1. No cheating, hacking, or alteration of the game of any type is allowed.
    2. Don't lie about your results.

    Requirements:
    1. A computer, complete with a monitor, mouse and keyboard.
    2. A copy of Minecraft: Java Edition.
    3. Any version of Infdev released on the following dates: February 27, 2010, March 13, 2010, March 16, 2010, March 20, 2010, March 21, 2010, and March 25, 2010.

    FAQ:
    Q: Where do I find these versions? A: You can find all of these versions on the Minecraft Wiki, and I have linked the page for Infdev right here: https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Infdev
    Q: How do I install these versions? A: You must download both the .jar and .json files for whichever version you choose, and then put both of them in a folder, which will be named the same as the .jar and .json files. Then, copy the folder into your versions directory, which is located at %appdata%/.minecraft/versions.


    Finally, how to actually do the challenge!!!!
    1. Make sure you have a timer at hand, ready to start. Open the Minecraft launcher and locate the version you have selected. After you have done that, click the play button.

    2. The timer starts as soon as the title screen comes up, and is not allowed to be stopped at any time during the challenge. . Click the "Generate new Level" or "Create new Level" button.
    2.5) If you generate a world, and are not satified with where you spawned (e.g. spawning in the middle of a massive ocean, etc.) then you may generate a new world. However, note that the timer will continue to run, as it is not allowed to be stopped at any time during the challenge.

    3. Begin to traverse the world and look for a brick pyramid. Note that it does not matter what difficulty you use, as there are no mobs in this version, but your health will not regenerate if you are not on peaceful.
    3.5) Also note that you can only walk in this version, as sprinting was not yet implemented. Swimming across large oceans can also take a long time.

    4. When you have found a brick pyramid, you must climb to the very top.

    5. After the player has reached the very top of the brick pyramid, the timer stops, and they may post their results online.
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    posted a message on The Musician Villager

    There should be a villager that trades music discs for emeralds. This would replace the highly arbitrary function of having a skeleton shoot a creeper, and would make it much easier to get music discs.

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    posted a message on I suggest a Tutorial Level for Java Edition

    Listen, I know that they already have added plenty of helpful hints to the game, because I've been playing since Beta 1.7 (even though I've not been on the forum for nearly as long). But, some people would rather have every single little thing spelled out for them instead of just having little tooltips pop up in the corner.

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    posted a message on I suggest a Tutorial Level for Java Edition

    I think that implementing the tutorial world from the Legacy Console Edition would be a great idea. Basically, with every 1.12 or newer client, a tutorial world would be downloaded along with the version itself. This would be very helpful for oncoming players that need to learn how to play the game.

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    posted a message on Collaborative Suggesting- The Frist Dimension (all welcome)

    I think that this dimension should be a mixture of steampunk and modern things. Just think about it: a floating network of cities that are all powered by steam, but they use gas powered cars and the like. It just seemed like a cool idea to me.

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    posted a message on Which version(s) of Minecraft do you have the most nostalgia for?

    I personally have the most nostalgia for the Indev and Infdev versions of the game. It's just because the game got so much new features added into it, and since I'm a fairly new player (since 2015) I really like finding out what things were like in the old days.

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    posted a message on Minecraft Alpha 1.0.0 Launcher

    Does anyone have a copy of the launcher that was used with Alpha 1.0.0? If you do, please get the download to me somehow. Thanks!



    Here's some information from the Wiki:





    Alpha


    1.0.0
    Initial release. In this version users can choose not only the current version but also Infdev.


    The client requires an internet connection on the first run and for updates, but after that the game supports playing offline.


    Command line arguments are accepted to launch the game. Using the format java -cp Minecraft.jar net.minecraft.LauncherFrame username password will allow login without joining a server, while the format java -cp minecraft.jar net.minecraft.LauncherFrame username passwordserveraddress:portnumber allows joining a server.
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