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MineCraft anyone?
« on: November 23, 2010, 12:48:44 PM »
Anyone playing?
I love Lego, and game-play before graphics, and freedom, so this game is very addictive:
http://www.penguspy.com/minecraft/

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Re: MineCraft anyone?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 02:00:20 PM »
My system can't handle it, I don't think.  If it was in something other than Java it might go OK, but...  yeah, this thing is old.  I wanna, though.  I build stuff in my head, plan stuff out, come up with efficient ways to build, but until we get a new machine I don't think it'll be possible.

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Re: MineCraft anyone?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 09:25:57 PM »
Quote from: "Iltsuger"
My system can't handle it, I don't think.

You can play one of the very old builds for free on the Minecraft site. I don't think the hardware requirements would differ too greatly from the retail build, but I think a lot of dumb things, so who knows?

As for the game itself, I played it when their servers exploded and they had a free weekend a while back and while it was fun for the first few hours, I quickly ran out of interesting stuff to do.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 01:44:24 AM »
Thanks for suggesting that, but that version's very different, though. The survival mode and finding new random stuff is more interesting to me.  I sorta got the browser one to run, but my system got overwhelmed.  I'm content to watch for the time being:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsdLRzEJFv0

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Re: MineCraft anyone?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 01:52:55 AM »
Hell yeah... One of my favorite games....

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Re: MineCraft anyone?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 10:40:03 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 10:57:52 AM »
I didn't played Minecraft but it looks like...



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Re: MineCraft anyone?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 01:33:57 PM »
*laughs!*

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 03:10:07 PM »
Anybody watching the Let's Play Minecraft videos by these guys?

http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueXephos

They're really, really funny. :D

It started off with the two guys just playing around in multiplayer, but then other people gained access to the server they're playing on and started creating stories and other characters for the two guys to interact with (which most of the time means blowing stuff up or burning it down by "accident"!).

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 04:46:24 PM »
That youtube link takes me to some non-minecraft video, but it is supposed to be the "Minecraft: Forgotten Temple Part 1 (Custom Map) " or?

I don't have audio on my computer, blast!

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 05:10:09 PM »
That's just the main YouTube page for the guys making the videos. I believe their first Minecraft video is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueXephos#p/u/150/4UdEFmxRmNE

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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011, 06:44:16 PM »
I was just abt to post something abt Minecraft. One of my classmates introduced it to me. I'm addicted to it as well, in fact Minecraft has been interfering with my study for the Paramedic program I'm in... It was definitely worth the $20 i spent on it. Just like ASCII Sector would be worth the money, if CK decides to commercialize it.
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2011, 04:56:16 PM »
I here you, I so don't have time to play it, but I'm hooked! Can't stop playing, and a friend of mine has a minecraft server up and running, I'm going to try that out soon (so far only two players on that one).

Although my computer is getting a lot of punishment from the heavy CPU usage that comes with this game (due to java?).

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 12:06:37 AM »
Yeah I pulled up task manager one time and java was using (checked just now, about 452 mb of ram and/or cpu usage.
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2011, 04:46:08 PM »
Yeah, I'm using something similar, memory is no big deal, since non-minecraft/java-related resources only hog about 75 Mb of ram, so Minecraft has almost 2 Gb to use. I'm more worried about CPU usage. It's  using ~60-100% CPU on a laptop (2x1.8 GHz), it's melting!

At my job we've seen about a sixfold increase in speed when moving a heavy duty computational code from java to C++, but it all depends on what the program does, of course, but I think Minecraft would be faster using C++ (or just plain C, hehe) with SDL+OpenGL for graphics. But I think CK is a better judge at that, since I know very little about game programming.