• published the article Mineways: 3D Prints of Minecraft Objects
    Have you ever built something so absolutely amazing that you wanted to keep it forever? Imagined a structure in Minecraft, and longed to see it brought into the real world?

    Well, now's your chance.

    Eric Haines from Autodesk (the makers of 3D rendering software, no less) has just released his Mineways program to the world. Mineways allows you to select various blocks from within the game, trim them up, and send them to 3D printing service, Shapeways.

    The process is extremely simple, and after a quick turn around, you can have any Minecraft scene, object, or mob rendered into a real life object of your very own.
    Posted in: Mineways: 3D Prints of Minecraft Objects
  • published the article Mod API Coming in January?
    According to an interview done with Carl (CEO of Mojang) by BebopVox, Minecraft will be getting some much needed love to it's modding support very soon.

    The new modding API has long been requested by modders, as currently, the modding support is all unofficial. Tools such as bukkit will finally be getting a supported method of integrating their mods into Minecraft, blowing open the doors to developers.

    Info is at 2:20 in this week's Minecraft Monday show. Listen to the first part for some juicy info on new Mojang employee's!
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  • published the article Digital Diamond: Lonely This Christmas?
    Forums member and youtuber Blame the Controller has posted a hilarious video, just in time for the holiday season! This wonderful video is based on a twitter exchange with lead Minecraft developer, Jeb.

    If you're looking for a special companion to break blocks together, look no further than eMinecraft!

    Digital Diamonds is an ongoing look at Minecraft-related videos that have been submitted to the Minecraft forum video section. We'll be selecting memorable videos and those resonating with the community to share with everyone on the front page.
    Posted in: Digital Diamond: Lonely This Christmas?
  • published the article New Prerelease is Available
    Weekly Tester Out!

    Jeb has confirmed this week's tester jar, 11w48a! Remember, this will not patch on its own, so if you'd like to help out by testing it, grab the file here, and copy the new .jar file over your existing one. Be sure to report any bugs you may find on the Minecraft Wiki here.

    What's New - Find Out Here

    We have discovered the following in this week's tester (expect this list to update frequently):

    New Features:

    • Taiga biomes return
    • Apples can randomly drop from trees
    Apples will only drop from default trees (no pine or birch). You will get apple in 1/200 chance.

    • Farmland trampling mechanics have been altered
    Farmland no longer tramples by walking on it, only jumping will affect it. Animals can no longer trample your crops.

    • "Void fog" gone at bedrock level in Creative mode


    • Breaking wheat can "trample" between 2 and 5 adjacent farmland blocks, this is being addressed
    • Placing a block next to double-doors (wooden) can cause them to force open
    • Sugar cane can be placed underwater

    Posted in: New Prerelease is Available
  • published the article Best Creeper At MineCon
    Normally people usually run away when they see a creeper. Once in a while, however, you see a creeper that looks like they could just use a hug. This is not one of those creepers. This is a creeper who is creepy in more than one way. I present to you, the creepiest of the creepers.

    Posted in: Best Creeper At MineCon
  • published the article Make A Wish: MineCon
    We've just been let out of a special lunch with Notch and the rest of the Mojang team. The meal was also host to several members from Make A Wish foundation, along with Evan, a special MineCon attendee, who's wish was to attend MineCon.

    Mojang has donated 100% of the $20,000 raised to the Make a Wish foundation, allowing them to grant 4 more wishes!

    Stay tuned for more exciting info from MineCon!
    Posted in: Make A Wish: MineCon
  • published the article Minecon: Day 1 Wrap Up
    It's day two of Minecon. We're gearing up for the day, but here's what happened yesterday!

    MineCon Keynote Opening:

    Curse's Pico Interviews MineCon Attendees:

    There's much more going on at MineCon, so make sure you check back starting at 10PM PST for the second day of MineCon!
    Posted in: Minecon: Day 1 Wrap Up
  • published the article Minecraft for iOS is available!

    In a most peculiar timing, as most of Mojang is on airplanes flying to Vegas for MineCon, we've found that Minecraft: PE has been released for iOS. Whether or not this was intentional time will only tell, but for now, go and swipe it up for a cool $9.99 $6.99. (The original price was listed from Apple's New Zealand store, the US price is $6.99).

    Click here for the Apple Store page.

    UPDATE: It appears that the app is not available until the 17th. So if it's not available for you, you may have to wait until then!
    Posted in: Minecraft for iOS is available!
  • published the article Minecraft Monday: MINECON!
    It's finally here. The week that so many of us have waited for so long for. Minecon, and the release of 1.0. There's a ton of things happening this week, and Bebop Vox of Minecraft Monday's has it all covered in today's episode!

    Posted in: Minecraft Monday: MINECON!
  • published the article Scrolls is launching tonight, and by Scrolls, we mean Skyrim

    As all Minecrafter's are pretty into the whole adventure game, we figured we'd let you in on some awesome news, and the possibility to get some awesome swag!

    With the launch of Skryim we wanted to let everyone know that Curse now supports Skyrim Mods which are available for download on Curse.com! In addition we are running the "Curse $15,000 Skyrim Mod Challenge" and rewarding authors of popular mods who upload their Skyrim Mods on CurseForge.com!
    Posted in: Scrolls is launching tonight, and by Scrolls, we mean Skyrim
  • published the article Wondercraft Creates Official Minecraft Poster
    You've all probably seen Wondercraft's SamCube and his artwork. He's recently created the poster below as the official poster of Minecraft! You can expect to purchase this poster from JINX some time around the holidays!

    If you're itching to see how all this was done, SamCube has created an excellent video diary of the process. It's well worth checking out!
    Posted in: Wondercraft Creates Official Minecraft Poster
  • published the article Happy Birthday to Citricsquid!
    While the world of Minecraft is exploding with a massive force, the Minecraft Forums and Minecraft Wiki are now viewed over 250 million times a month by people just like you all around the world. The sites take a massive team of dedicated staff to ensure it all stays up and running, and that they are an enjoyable place to talk about Minecraft. There's no way that this site would be able to function without the help of dozens of people, however, today we'd like to single out one.

    The Minecraft Forums and Minecraft Wiki are both offical sources listed by Mojang AB as community sites. Very few people know that they were both humbly started in June of 2009 by one man.

    Today is that man's birthday! So everyone make sure and give citricsquid wonderful birthday wishes today!

    Happy Birthday Citricsquid!

    -WedTM and the MCF Staff

    EDIT: Hey! It's also one of our moderators, CyborgDragon's birthday as well!
    Posted in: Happy Birthday to Citricsquid!
  • published the article Fellow Minecrafter Needs Cheering Up!
    A post on Reddit by user SonomaSam has a call to arms for all Minecrafters. His son is in the hospital, and is needing some cheering up, he has requested for people to make some pictures for him. We know the Minecraft community is creative, so let's see it! All images must be posted within the next 4 hours, so time is of the essence!
    Posted in: Fellow Minecrafter Needs Cheering Up!
  • published the article Bug Reporting for 1.8
    With the outstanding response from the community on the pre-release of 1.8 (you have downloaded it, haven't you?), we've set up a special page on the wiki where the bugs you find should be reported. This will give Mojang a specific all-inclusive place to look and fix them.

    Here's the link: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Known_bugs/Version_1.8
    Posted in: Bug Reporting for 1.8
  • published the article Want to play 1.8 Early? Here's How!

    Jens and Notch have just announced that the 1.8 pre-release .jar is available for public testing. It is important to remember that this is NOT The final release of 1.8, and is still extremely buggy. If you find any bugs, or need support, please join the #minecraft channel on irc.esper.net using your favorite IRC client!

    NOTICE: This version will only work if you've paid for Minecraft, all the more reason to step up!

    Here's the download links:

    Client: http://assets.minecr...e/minecraft.jar
    Server: http://assets.minecr...raft_server.jar

    For directions on installing, MCF user GmZ has written a very brief tutorial for Windows located here.

    If you'd like to discuss the leak on the forums, please do so in this thread: http://www.minecraft...-18-pre-release
    Posted in: Want to play 1.8 Early? Here's How!