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    posted a message on Immibis's Mods - Now with 85.7% less version numbers in this title!

    I can't download any of your old mod archives. Please repost them, and keep them online forever, so anybody who wants them can download them.

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    posted a message on [1.7.10] RedLogic - replacement for RP2 Wiring/Logic/Lighting

    Download link is broken. I can't get Imibus I can't get Redlogic.

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Videogamer555's Server, pure vanilla, no rules
    Quote from rokgepz»

    Server is online, your firewall settings/portforwarding is corrent :) just a heads up, comcast is known for its issues, so expect the server to be unstable at times, comcast is known to throttle :)


    Thanks. Can you check again now?

    Tell me if it still works. I had been experimenting with the settings before, and had both enabled port forwarding for the correct port, and enabled the DMZ (which would be equivalent to no firewall protection, and forwarding all ports). I forgot and left the DMZ on, when you tested my server. However I have now disabled the DMZ, but have left port 25565 forwarded in the port forwarding settings (as required for Minecraft server). I need you to check again, and see if you can still access my server.


    Please check. Thanks in advance.

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    posted a message on Videogamer555's Server, pure vanilla, no rules

    This is like the wild west. Build, mine, and fight. It's anarchy! Raiding and griefing is even allowed. Absolutely no rules. And completely vanilla. No mods. No hacks with command blocks either.


    Server address is 76.104.245.0


    I hope my router firewall settings are correct, so let me know if it works for you guys, and also let me know if it doesn't work. This is the first time I've ever created a Minecraft server for public playing.

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    posted a message on Where did the download server button go?

    It used to be, that in the launcher (and I mean the current version of the launcher), there was a "download server" button that appeared whenever you selected a version of Minecraft that had an associated server that could be downloaded. However that button doesn't seem to exist now. Did Mojang recently release a minor revision of the launcher that removed this button?

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    posted a message on How do I get free Minecraft Demo now?

    Nevermind. I just discovered it is STILL POSSIBLE to get the launcher for free and play the demo version. It's just that the download link is a bit hidden. Here's how to do it.


    After creating your free Mojang account on minecraft.net, do not click the download button (top left). Instead, click the menu button (top right).


    Then, click on the menu entry "trial & download".


    Next, click the big green download button (for the installer for the newest launcher), or click on the "alternative download" link and on that page click the download link for your OS (to get an installerless launcher, including the availability of a slightly older launcher for Windows).


    After that, just run the installer, or the launcher (if you are using an installerless launcher).


    Now you will need to login to the launcher with the email and password for your free Mojang account.


    The launcher gives you access to all versions, even without a paid account. The only difference between logging in with a paid account and a free account, is that with the free account that when you play with a free account you will end up playing Minecraft in Demo mode (for all versions of MC that have a demo mode). Note that some of the older versions do not have a demo mode. For these versions, playing with a paid account gives you no additional features in the game beyond the features already present with the free account (so you can think of these as free versions of Minecraft). According to the Minecraft wiki, all versions before 1.3.1 (that is the Release version 1.3.1, not Alpha or Beta 1.3.1) did not have Demo mode.


    So for example, if you select version 1.2.5 (the latest version available in the launcher prior to 1.3.1) you will get to play the game completely free, including creative mode, and no time limit. Of course, you won't get the the latest features and block types, etc. Also if you turn on "Open to LAN" and enable cheats, you can then just use "/gamemode creative" to switch into creative mode, even though you are playing the Demo version of the game.

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    posted a message on Laucher update with possible privacy reduction
    Quote from ScotsMiser»

    Good job keeping on this…


    Clearly, there is at least need for clarification as the response you got is entirely opaque....


    While no personal data should be given, it would be useful to know if you where accessing the MS/Mj site from a GDPR country. [Yea or Nay only sufficient.]

    (By my understanding of the GDPR requirements, this would not be permissible if the way "You can turn this data collection off from the settings within the game" is not clearly and easily available.. . and perhaps hot then…. )


    I live in the US. So I don't live where GDPR is the law. However, it is often easier for a company to simply create one GDPR compliant product, and distribute it to all countries, than to create several versions of a product (some versions with more privacy violations outside of GDPR countries, and other versions with less privacy violations that are sold in GDPR countries). So I assume that the launcher's settings, and the website that appears in your browser when you go to minecraft.net, are all the same, no matter what country you are accessing the site from, and no matter what country you are running the launcher from.

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    posted a message on How do I get free Minecraft Demo now?

    When I first started playing Minecraft, it was available for free. You did need an account, but the download was free. The only limitation is that you could only play in Demo mode. Demo mode limited you to playing survival (no creative), and you had a time limit. After that limit was over, your only options were to quit, or reset the game and lose your progress.


    Since then, I have bought the game, and am glad I have. It's one of the best games I've ever played.


    However, while I already have a paid account, I wanted to see what a modern free Mojang account is like, so I went to mail.com and got a free email account and used that email address to create a new Mojang account on minecraft.net. I have not purchased Minecraft on this new account. I wanted to test out the Demo mode of the latest version of Minecraft, to see if it is more or less permissive than the Demo mode of older versions of Minecraft. I was also curious if the launcher itself had any restrictions based on the fact I hadn't paid yet in this new account (such as preventing one from selecting and playing any version of Minecraft that didn't have a demo version, like the old alpha versions, so as to prevent playing a full version for free).


    However, I discovered something quite unfortunate. It won't even allow me to download the launcher itself, unless I pay for it. This has MAJOR implications for anybody who has not yet bought Minecraft. It means they won't even get a chance to try the game before they buy it. They'll be forced to either not buy it, or buy a game that they know nothing about.


    So I'm wondering, am I just missing something? Is there maybe some button or link on the minecraft.net website that I somehow overlooked? Maybe a button that would let you download the launcher for free?

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    posted a message on Laucher update with possible privacy reduction

    It seems that they now require you to give privacy permission when you sign up at minecraft.net as shown in this screenshot I took.



    I tested out the current account creation on system on their site (though I already have a paid account), by just getting myself a new free email account on mail.com and using that on minecraft.net for my Minecraft account email. And to my shock, they now require you to give permission to collect data (refusing to let you create an account without giving them permission). While they claim that you can change your data collection setting in the launcher, as I showed in this thread's opening post, you actually CANNOT switch it off in the launcher.


    So this leaves me with 2 possibilities:


    1) The text for the account creation webpage is simply outdated, and all data collection is actually disabled now that the launcher doesn't have that switch.


    2) The text for the account creation webpage is simply outdated, and all data collection is now permanently enabled, with no way to turn it off.

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    posted a message on How do you play Classic on server?

    I know I can play Classic 0.30_01c on the official MC launcher, but how do I set it to connect to a server? You can still download the classic server at https://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/minecraft_classic_server.zip so I'm trying to figure out how do you tell Minecraft Classic client (the game launched from the launcher) to connect to a server. When Classic ran on the website, looking at the HTML code showed that there was a param tag in the applet tag, that contained the server address and port. But what is the command line equivalent to passing these HTML applet parameters? Is it possible to do this now? Or is this just one more thing that has become completely obsolete in Minecraft?

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    posted a message on Notch's email no longer works

    So does that mean that the company Mojang is now completely the property of Microsoft? Are any old employees staying on, or the whole thing now run by MS employees. I hope some of the old employees stayed on, because they would be more likely to know where to find old lost versions of the game (like which Mojang computers had the harddrives that stored these versions during the game's development process, and know the physical locations these computers are at now, like what warehouses they are stored in).

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    posted a message on I found a copy of the real minecraft classic 0.30 JAR!

    What did they change to make it playable? Did they update which class files?


    And according to an older version of the Minecraft wiki https://web.archive.org/web/20171106093857/https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Version_history/Classic there were 4 revisions of version 0.30. These are:


    0.30 (released on November 10, 2009) the first one (and the one that most people remember) playing on the website.


    0.30_01 (released on December 8, 2009) the one available in the launcher now, and also I assume the next one to be released on the website (but no longer on the website). It also introduced (supposedly) a player model using the MD3 character model, though I have never seen my character model when playing it.


    0.30_02 (released on December 19, 2009) the first ever version of Minecraft to have the character Rana (even before Indev 0.31 came out). This I assume was also available at one point in the launcher.


    0.30_03 (released on December 22, 2009), this one added Steve, Black Steve, and Beast Boy, as well as the giant. Again, I assume this was at one point available in the launcher, but it no longer is.



    Now 0.30_01 supposedly was re-released in 2011, with a fix to make it keep working on the website (as the above poster said). Since the entire META-INF folder in the JAR has had new files put in it, I can only assume that this was because the old security certificate expired, and was no longer accepted by newer versions of the Java browser plugin. Whatever the case, it is a bit strange that they repaired and re-released the second oldest revision of version 0.30, instead of the latest version (0.30_03). I can only assume that had something to do with the models used in 0.30_02 and 0.30_03 being created by Dock, who later pulled out of the company, and in the process rescinded his permission for Mojang to use his models. Therefore, in order to avoid infringing on Dock's copyright, those at Mojang responsible for keeping a version of Classic on the site were forced to use the last version of Classic that did not have Dock's models in it, and that corresponds to version 0.30_01.


    I have no idea whether or not there's still a copy of 0.30_02 or 0.30_03 laying around on some harddrive at Mojang's headquarters, but if it is they may not be able to release it in the launcher, because of Dock's copyright on the models used in those versions of the game.


    The reason I had to use archive.org when looking at the Minecraft wiki, is because the current version of the wiki has no mention of the 4 revisions of Classic 0.30, other than to make the false statement "This version is available in the launcher, mislabelled as 0.30_01c, a version which never existed.". The fact is it did exist, but just wasn't labeled as such in-game (it always shows the text "0.30"). Of course Indev versions did the same thing, always showing "0.31" (on older versions) or "Minecraft Indev" on newer versions. But that didn't mean that Indev only had 2 versions, as there were many more than that. Same thing with Classic 0.30, as there were actually 4 revisions of Classic 0.30. Whether those 0.30_01, 0.30_02, etc, are the correct designations for those those revisions, I don't know (and I don't think it was ever published by Mojang), but the fact is there were 4 revisions of Classic 0.30. I just wish that the new version history entries on the Minecraft wiki actually mentioned these, instead of falsely claiming that there was only one version of Classic 0.30.

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    posted a message on Notch's email no longer works

    I was looking at the old minecraft.com/notch webpage on archive.org, and I saw Notch had an email address [email protected] so I decided to write to him to see if it still worked, and to tell him how much I like the game he made. But then I got an error mail from gmail saying it couldn't be delivered because the destination email account didn't exist. So I guess he must have disabled his email account for some reason. It would have been so great if it still worked, because then I would be able to send him feature suggestions directly.

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    posted a message on Laucher update with possible privacy reduction
    Quote from ScotsMiser»

    Before panicking, however, I suspect this may be in response to GDPR [EU net privacy rules (qv https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/20/wtf-is-gdpr/ ) ] which is "set to apply across the 28-Member State bloc as of May 25, 2018"



    From my understanding, this law increases, rather than decreases, the right to privacy. Therefore, it would be more logical for them to make it easier (not harder) for users to opt out of data collection, such as putting the switch on the first tab of the launcher so it would be easier to find. Yet it seems he's doubled down on collecting data, completely REMOVING the switch, so as to make it impossible to disable data collecting. That is, unless I'm understanding this wrong, and he has actually completely removed the data collection feature so that there's no more need for the switch. Yet if that were the case, it would seem something he would want to advertise to the public, as a way of bolstering consumer confidence that his app isn't stealing their personal info. But that's not what's happened. Instead, Mojang hasn't mentioned anything at all about the removal of that switch, as if they are carrying out a cover-up and trying to hide the fact that they removed it. This leaves me to believe that indeed he may be continuing to (now without the ability to disable it) collect our personal info, in direct defiance of these new stricter EU privacy laws. Almost as if he's mad at the new laws so he's blatantly defying them in an act of protest, at the expense of us, the users of the software.

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    posted a message on We need Minecraft in Seattle

    I'd like to meet the head of the MC development team (is it still Notch?) and tell him how awesome the game is, but also suggest some improvements. I don't get much customer service by using the online support form or the bug tracker, or the official Twitter page, or the official Reddit page. Maybe talking to them in person will cause them to realize I'm not just some customer-ID number in a database, who bought their game, but rather a REAL PERSON.

    Posted in: Minecon
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