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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A PSA from the Minecraft Bros.

Bizzaro-world is something very real that could strike your game at any time and is something that we would like to warn you about. Minecraft decides to save in 16x16 chunks in regards to mapping. However, this is not always automatic, nor consistent. I (Slaedden) run a private SMP server for my close friends and have noticed Bizarro-world beginning to poke it's ugly head up.

 Now you might be asking yourself, "Self... how the hell does this happen?" well dummy it's very simple (also stop talking to yourself like that). When your server client abruptly closes, ie you don't /stop or click the X on the window, and someone is still logged on, the server doesn't have all of the chunks saved. What that leaves you with is holes in the map data. When you come back to the map those holes will be filled in procedurally and will ignore existing terrain.

Since I can't say for certain how to avoid this since at the time the server.exe can crash when attempting to minimize the window all I can recommend doing is performing /save-all to log all of that hard work.

Don't lose your castle the way I did and save often.

Until Next time,

 P.S. More shots after the Jump

Monday, September 20, 2010

The best thing you've built/seen in Minecraft?

This or Fort Zero would probably be mine. I'm not much of an artistic builder myself, I always find myself considering the practicality of a structure over it's looks, but then later I think of all of the ways I could have made it look better...

Post your best looking constructions in the comments, and feel free to add any building tips too.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

You know you're addicted to minecraft when...

1) You enter a dark room and unconsciously try to place a torch
2) You here any hissing noise of any kind and instantly start screaming obscenities as if you were very frightened
3) You dream about Minecraft
4) Anytime you visit a farm you try to kill the farmer's animals for goods
5) When you see anything floating in mid-air you are not surprised, although every one around you is freaking out

I read these and found them humorous so I thought I'd share them
Feel free to add your own in the comments :D

Fort Zero

I was just browsing the minecraft forums when I came across the unbelievable Fort Zero save. This map is a ridiculous fort complete with a lava moat, mob factory, greenhouse, tree towers, cobblestone center, and a beautiful castle, check out the actual thread here:
Or throw caution to the wind and download this amazing save from right here:


So in yesterdays update it would seem fishing rods were added, no use yet but it's pretty obvious notch intends for fishing to become part of minecraft. What do you guys think of the practicality of fishing or how it should be implemented?

On that thought how do you think ice fishing will work? I'm curious what you all think.