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by Des_Tiny
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!
Replies: 39
Views: 27585

Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

im trying to decompress the file found on the MCPI website but when i type in the tar command it keeps coming up with an error with child in it. can someone help me?! :? For a while, there was a typo in the provided command (there was an extra dot in the filename). Try this: tar -zxvf minecraft-pi-...
by Des_Tiny
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft: Pi Edition - Strange windows and no sound
Replies: 18
Views: 12361

Re: Minecraft: Pi Edition - Strange windows and no sound

The offset clearly isn't supposed to be there, but it's hardly a major issue. The problem is due to overscan: overscan moves/scales the Linux framebuffer, but has no effect on the game because it's rendered directly by the GPU without Linux ever seeing it. We've let Mojang know of a way of fixing th...
by Des_Tiny
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!
Replies: 39
Views: 27585

Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

No animals, plus its not that new, its from before Christmas. It's just creative mode, so no animals were to be expected. There are a couple of new functions in the API - I requested some camera controls which have appeared, and I assume there's other stuff too. There have also been the standard op...
by Des_Tiny
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!
Replies: 39
Views: 27585

Re: TUTORIAL: How to get Minecraft Pi edition working!

Minecraft: Pi Edition has been officially released:

http://mojang.com/2013/02/minecraft-pi- ... -download/
Download page: http://pi.minecraft.net/?page_id=10

It includes instructions on how to use it and Python and Java APIs. There's also a Ruby API on the download page.
by Des_Tiny
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry Spy robot
Replies: 0
Views: 1020

Raspberry Spy robot

Hi all, Over the summer, the Cambridge Computer Lab had a group of interns working on various projects - you may have already seen Alex Chadwick's bare metal operating system. I've now finally gotten around to finishing off the website for the robot project: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspberr...
by Des_Tiny
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Pi Edition (OFFICIAL PORT!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13108

Re: Minecraft Pi Edition (OFFICIAL PORT!)

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.
by Des_Tiny
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Pi Edition (OFFICIAL PORT!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13108

Re: Minecraft Pi Edition (OFFICIAL PORT!)

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...

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