Minecraft Pi Edition (OFFICIAL PORT!)


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by rsbrowndog » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:59 pm
All,

Finally an answer to all those "Will Minecraft run on it?" threads:

http://www.mojang.com/2012/11/minecraft ... pberry-pi/

I don't know about anyone else, but I am massively excited about this!

Cheers,

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by ghans » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:19 pm
WOOT ?
Oh god. These forums will be DDOS'd by your folks.


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by redhawk » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:22 pm
Never really played with Minecraft before, is this like a lo-fi version of Second Life??

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by ghans » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:35 pm
No , in Minecraft you "mine" for resources. Those can be used for building
things and whatelse - i don't know. But the concept is a totally different one.
The lo-fi impression might stem from the cubic pixelated style , which is intentional.


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by mahjongg » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:52 pm
Think, building your second life world with virtual LEGO, and you will get the drift of it.

I'm glad I didn't say that I would "eat my hat" if minecraft would ever run on the pI :lol:
But then this is minecraft "portable edition", not the one written in Java that is a complete resource hog!

Also note that a "rewrite" of Minecraft, called "blocky" already ran on the PI.
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by malakai » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:24 pm
Blocky is awesome and I guess you could say a homebrew development made just for the Pi I hope it continues I know my kids and I will keep going with it. I do like this part of the post.
play and program with Minecraft on one of the snazzy little devices
lets hope it's open enough so it will encourage those learning to program and not just some locked up version that really limits the programming aspect of the Pi. But I know some kids that are stoked.
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by rsbrowndog » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:17 am
My son and I are massively excited about this! I've compiled a FAQ on my blog, will try and keep it updated:

http://playerdad.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11 ... ry-pi.html

Cheers,

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by Trixster » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:36 pm
This is brilliant news!
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by liz » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:39 pm
We're really, really pleased and excited about the news. We sent Daniel Bates from Cambridge University, who volunteers for us, to MineCon this weekend, and he's been putting together some more details about the port for me, which I'm hoping to post on Tuesday; I've also been talking to the Mojang guys who are promising me some more screenshots for that post, to go alongside the one we currently have on the front page.

Oh - a nice incidental note. I'm told by Daniel at Mojang that they expect the port to work just fine on 256MB boards, although they used 512MB boards for development.
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by dan3008 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:40 pm
I might have to get a new board to run it on :) since my current one is being used for a pretty permentant project :)
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by Des_Tiny » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:12 pm
malakai wrote:lets hope it's open enough so it will encourage those learning to program and not just some locked up version that really limits the programming aspect of the Pi. But I know some kids that are stoked.


The programming is almost completely decoupled from the game itself - you can use any language you like (and even any computer you like) to control the in-game world.
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by CPOKashue » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:35 pm
I already bought base minecraft, do I need to buy a pocket edition license too to play this?

It's probably still worth it because MINECRAFT :)
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by Des_Tiny » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:12 pm
CPOKashue wrote:I already bought base minecraft, do I need to buy a pocket edition license too to play this?

It's probably still worth it because MINECRAFT :)

Minecraft: Pi Edition will be free of charge to everyone, regardless of whether or not they've already paid for other versions of the game.
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by CPOKashue » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:59 pm
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

Gonna build me a cabin and live in it. ON MY TV.
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by Average Mailman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:15 pm
Very excited about this.
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by CrysisLTU » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:57 pm
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by pc77 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:34 pm
Early today:
Minecraft: Pi Edition Ready for download! in http://pi.minecraft.net/????
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by malakai » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:47 pm
Not exactly ready for download
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by pc77 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:48 pm
I've downloaded it.
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by 6677 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:16 pm
No you haven't. For a start that isn't even the official site...
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by malakai » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:22 pm
I do believe a troll is happening :( however I also believe that is the official site it is a subdomain of minecraft.net and the release is getting closer but no details as of yet http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2872
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by 6677 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:27 pm
Danfrisk (mojang dev) announced on twitter: "Bad news. We've been hit by some bad bugs in Minecraft Pi edition. We've decided to wait w release until January."
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by pc77 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:29 pm
6677 wrote:No you haven't. For a start that isn't even the official site...


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2779301/minecr ... 0.1.tar.gz

This is what i've found.
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by texy » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:38 pm
So does it run?
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by nokai » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:39 pm
Hi,
i've downloaded it and started as described in the "HOW_TO_RUN.txt" and it works so far as I can see.
It was only a short test without network but it looks promising :-)
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