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Here's a specific thread to stop spamming mind-numbing details into the Other PC Games thread.

Discussion to the level of mind-numbing detail of the game, Minecraft.
To Start The Ball Rolling 
So we've started a MP server and have decided to build a pub. We've got the ground floor with a fireplace, bar, jukebox(s) and tables and have started on the disco one floor below which has a floor of gold and obsidian.

Next up is a jacuzzi on the roof. Just a shame we're all hopeless nerds - need to convince the girls in the office to buy the game.

Not sure if that'd make it any less geeky mind. 
You Have To Pay For Minecraft Dont You? 
Even though its in alpha? 
Yeah 
There was a free weekend a while back because the server went down.

I don't see it as any different than buying a game on Steam early.

It's a pretty clever way of doing it as well - open sandbox, see what the players enjoy doing, build the game around that. 
Although 
I think the level editor version is free to play, but I can't see anyone here having fun with such a radically cut down world editing tool.

Part of the fun is getting fucked over by enemies. 
Heh - Im Curious About Playing The Game 
Will have to cough up sooner or later I guess :)) 
 
i can't say as i want to get into it (i have enough stuff eating up my time already) but it has been kinda amusing reading people's stories and looking at pics in the other thread, so any screenshots & anecdotes welcome :D 
Nerdcraft 
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/30/working-16-bit-computer-built-inside

I'm not playing minecraft but from the few videos I've seen I do appreciate the pigs and the square sun! 
My Tower Of Despair 
It could have been a tower of happiness but I liked the sound of despair.

http://www.4shared.com/photo/DvU0nNKT/towerofdespair.html

The black vertical shadow in the middle is an obsidian obelisk and the lava on the right is a pillar of fire about half the height of the tower, and forms a moat around it. Need to continue ripping out all the wood. 
Heh 
Nice, I think it requires more lavafalls to be a proper tower of despair. :) 
Hm 
Good point, it's a bit too friendly really - pictures hung everywhere and so on. 
Just Applied This Texture Pack 
http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25676

Very recommended - the original textures are pretty shite. 
Mm... 
Not a huge fan of that pack, the colours are kind of stale, and he replaced the square sun with a circular one, which sucks. =\ 
Those Textures 
are fantastic. Only doubling the resolution is a good call, and the JRPG style fits the game perfectly. The original textures (and even, the game) is conspicuously missing any defined style or theme (unless 'programmer art' counts).

I think the version without flowers is best... with them it looks a bit messy and the tiling is a bit grating. 
Meh 
I think they are too grey, and I repeat, I really hate that he replaced the sun.
More looking forward to this set :

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7861/customminecraft.jpg
It's simpler and fits better in my opinion. And it keeps the original resolution (changing the resolution borks some of the textures, like water and lava aren't working in that RPG pack). 
Fire Looks Bad In It As Well 
 
 
They all look awful. Where's the Quake texture pack? 
To Be Fair. 
The entire game ~looks~ utterly awful. I doubt that's changing any time soon... 
 
They all look awful. Where's the Quake texture pack?
that would be pretty damn badass, honestly...

are the textures 64x64? you could do a straight port of quake textures in most cases as long as you didn't do idbase. 
Ugh 
Shambler: the game looks shit but it has charm. It somewhat reminds me of Quake thanks to the lack of filtering, low texture resolution and feel of the lighting and torches... not to mention the utterly shit simple but fun monster ai. Finding Shamblers and Vores lurking in the caves would be truly terrifying though :)

I've become kind of obsessed with building and maintaining my castle, at the back of which I am digging an enormous hole so that I can grow a tree from the bottom of the world to the top. However, due to the bugs that stop a lot of the game from working correctly in multiplayer, I am getting a little bored. I want to go exploring and feel in danger. When I get lost at night I want to have to hunker down in a cave somewhere.

At the moment players are invincible in multiplayer survival games, which means you have to like building stuff to enjoy it. I do enjoy that side, but I think I might take a little breather from the game until monsters and damage are working properly.

This is the server I am playing on with friends from work: http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9278/20101001day.png (4mb)

The big grey castle is mine. Someone who joined recently built two really fucking ugly towers and kind of spoiled the area a bit. Kind of want to chizzle them away when he is not playing. 
Woah 
thats neat, how did you take that pic? Or is it a server generated thing?

Loving the Japanese style building going on as well as the castle =) 
 
does the world go on forever or is there eventually an impassible barrier? 
IIRC 
It just keeps making it up as you go. 
Yeah 
It's infinite horizontally - it just keeps generating until it fills your entire harddisk - if you just keep going.

There's a limit for below, don't know about above.

For the no-dying in MP, the same for me. Half the game is broken right now, which just leaves the building stuff. 
Than 
that screen shot makes me want to play roller coaster tycoon for some reason 
 
They all look awful. Where's the Quake texture pack?

Haha, I was thinking the same thing yesterday! Looks like you only really need to edit one big PNG file too, so it wouldn't be too hard... 
World Size 
It isn't infinite actually, he said in a recent interview that after a while it loops, but he also said it should normally take a few weeks to walk all the way around, so good luck proving that. 
There Are 
several tools that allow users to take screenshots of the world. I didn't take that pic, my friend did, so I'm not sure which tool he used, but there is a list of tools on minepedia here: http://minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Programs_and_Editors#Mappers

The world is generated as users move around. I don't know how it is saved exactly, but I have a feeling that it gets saved once it has been generated, so the large expanse of untouched green areas in the shot I posted are probably a result of me going for a walk and getting lost.

Apparently Roller Coaster Tycoon was one of the games that inspired the developer. Reminds me of Sim City 2000 also. 
Ah Fuck I'm Getting Sucked In 
so much that my immediate reaction to this:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=14998
Was 'COOL!', not 'you have wasted your life.' 
Ah Fuck I'm Getting Sucked In 
so much that my immediate reaction to this:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=14998
Was 'COOL!', not 'you have wasted your life.' 
Not Only That. 
You've wasted more of your life double posting :P 
Kick Me While I'm Down Why Don't You 
After all I do love crying. Shambler, you need to get on the Minecraft train, mate. It's imperative I take you down with me. 
LOL. 
After all my trials and tribulations, I am on the other 'craft train. God help me. 
 
starcraft? 
 
Was 'COOL!', not 'you have wasted your life.'

i too thought it was cool... i'm leaning more and more towards getting this stupid thing. :P 
Fuck 
I did it.

http://www.4shared.com/photo/AZhvlBlT/terrain.html

They don't tile and I couldn't be bothered to shrink them properly, and just worked over the top of the Doku pack.

I need to get a PC so I can finish RMQ.

((to use it, paste it into the minecraft.jar file inside .minecraft, but good luck finding that...)) 
Hm 
Windows are broken, and I hope you like green brick. 
Damn 
Just realised I missed the opportunity to replace the moon and sun with Q's.

And do a decent job of it, of course. 
Halloween Update Incoming 
http://www.minecraft.net/boo/
Looks like a TF2 update, some of those features sound fun. :) 
Looking At That 
It seems like minecraft would work better in Sauerbraten or whatever it's called now. 
What do you mean by work better? Works fine as it is really... 
By Work You Mean Look? 
 
 
it feels like it would look better if the cube resolution was smaller. 
 
someone should make a minecraft mod for sauerbraten. 
Yeah 
I guess 'work' might be not the best word. 'Fit' seems a bit better. It just seems like the way Sauerbraten is set up that Minecraft would be an obvious kind of game to make using Sauerbraten. (And yes i would be prettier.) 
You're Already Pretty Zwif 
Don't let anyone tell you different. 
:) 
 
Lol 
 
Damn 
Reached the maximum height... 
 
damn. you'll just have to go back to WC now instead :P 
... 
 
Update Teaser! 
So That's The Hell World 
The idea reminds me of the SNES Zelda. 
 
alright, now it's becoming a detriment to my life. But as my real life social life declines, construction of my Minecraft pub begins!

Now I just need to find some records for my jukebox. 
Next To Impossible 
To get from infighting. Treasure chests are your best bet.

Be sure to make two jukeboxes, with a block of metal in-between to serve as a mixer. 
Quake / Doom Skins: 
 
Can't. Stop. Playing. Minecraft. Send. Help. 
Oh Shit 
It's version 1, its out.

Not beta anymore.

Thar be dragons. 
Anyone Here Still Playing? 
Got back into Minecraft and am hosting a server for the Shacknews community. Been thinking about posting the server info here. If there is interest I'll do it.

Server is Vanilla Survival, Griefing is very much frowned upon. The server has been active since July 2012 and has a large number of active users.


World Render: http://shadowdane.com/public/Minecraft/Renders/ShackWorld 
 
I play occasionally, will check it out. 
For Miners 
Dead End Thrills Shows Off Minecraft 
MC Porn 
 
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