It's an internet blocks game that sort of mixes legoes ( ) and The Legend of Zelda together into one thing. It's highly building oriented, and there's lots to do. You can mine, mine, and even... mine! No just kidding, there's more than that. You can build weapons and armor, find villages, setup farms, herd animals, fight zombies and suicidal exploding bushmen, etc. It's a lot of fun to play together, so I'm gonna have drunkill merge in the other thread about the game. It costs roughly $35 now, and it is very very moddable. You can play a free internet block stacking version that is literally pre-alpha at http://minecraft.net. If you've played Terraria, it's similar with a higher emphasis on building than adventure. Also 3D.
PONIGUNES WHO PLAY (forum name - game name):
PhoolCat - PhoolCat
Hylius - Hylius
Glaed - Shootaloo
Kiith Soban - K_Saw
weedgoku - W_Wordsworth
Lazy - Quinn197
Pinkemon - _Pinkemon_
snakeinabox - snakeinabox
CaptDarrion - CaptDarrion
RightInfinity - RightInfinity
pksage - pksage
Chunky - Chunky
Herr General - Herr_general
Grilox - Grilox
Throbulator - Throbbington
Pocket - stevethepocket
gingerale - gingerale
Grim - Grimic
reidransom - reidransom
Perpetual - zool114
Pineapple - pinewhat
Mystic Cave zOWNd - mysticcave
psychorob - psychorob
HazzaGoldsmith - TomBronyHutch
kidcoelacanth - kidcoelacanth
ChocDooder - ChocDooder
lowemasterpro - lowemasterpro
Redeye - Novakrazny
Okay hey here's some things on mods I was asked to put in here:
So a lot of people ask me "What texture pack are you using?" "Woah that's cool, how did you get x?" etc - so here's this.
John Smith Texture Pack
Minecraft forums post: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/267 ... ustomizer/
This texture pack gives the game a very classic RPG look and feel. I like it a lot, especially its water texture. Total overhaul. It has a customizer depending on how recently it was updated. It needs MCPatcher to patch in HD textures & fonts (it has its own custom font! Cool!) which you can get in the above forum post (just download it, hit "patch" and drop your texture pack into the folder), or Optifine (see below).
I don't have that many good screenshots, but here are a few.
Minecraft forums post: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/376 ... ft-080812/
Their site: http://bdcraft.net/
This is literally the best mod.
So this mod is basically the best thing. No really, I cannot say enough how much I love this mod. Notch was going to have it included in stock Minecraft, but he couldn't coordinate a proper payment for the modders' work. As such, it's still standalone and readily updated for each and every patch.
Um, cool. What's it do?
Glad you asked! Optifine, as its name suggests, highly optimizes Minecraft, and adds cool new HD features too at minimal graphics cost. I went form ~30-60 FPS to ~180-240, with turning its HD features on. One example is its ability to connect some textures of blocks, like merging glasses blocks and panes into giant single windows!
Or its EXTREME view range (512 blocks tends to have probs in SMP )
You can do things like toggle fog, improve how grass looks on hills, toggle murky water underwater (this is really nice), changing the clouds' level, and a billion other things that can be controlled in your options menu. As a sick bonus you can change texture packs from ingame with it. Wow! Not to mention it gives you a sniper mode you can activate with left control.
Here's the forum link, I use MagicLauncher to launch this. Note that while this is the easiest route, it doesn't play nice with GLSS shaders in case you want to use those. I run the multicore version, it can be a little glitchy so if your game starts derping out, check their FAQ. Otherwise "Smooth" should be good for most people.
http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/249 ... -textures/
This will replace your standard way of launching Minecraft. If you hit "setup," you'll see the screen below where you can add mod .zips. I make a folder in %appdata%\.minecraft\mods\version (ie \1.2.5\) to keep track of them all in. It's a really nice way to launch Minecraft because it reduces mod conflicts on launch, and just disables one that would break your game (usually).
http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/939 ... ions-news/
Yeah so this pretty much rocks. It adds a customizable minimap to your HUD, but get this - you can even set world waypoints that save based on server / world. So you can make a waypoint to your friend's house, and then wander back off to your place, and the minimap marker is there in case you get lost. It's pretty slick.
http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/482 ... ap-v30-04/
Mine Little Pony
Even if you don't want to be a pony, I somewhat suggest this mod so you at least see people with pony skins correctly. First off, here's the forum topic. http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/748 ... -pony-v08/
This mod is entirely client side and a visual mod. You do not gain the ability to fly, grow more food, or teleport with it. Unicorns float items in front of them instead of holding them with their hooves, and pegasi flap their wings when they are in water, jumping, or standing on a fencepost. Here's an old screenshot of me testing it.
Now, when you install the mod, it will create a .settings file in %appdata%\.minecraft\mods\MineLittlePony\ which you need to open up with Notepad, and change the bottom "PonyLevel=2" to "PonyLevel=1" - you need to do this or people with human skins don't look right. It's default because apparently everyone should be a pony or something. PonyLevel=2 forces pony models, PonyLevel=0 turns the mod off.
So that's pretty much what I use. I thought I'd open this thread up for mod recommendations, help requests, etc. - if you need help, throw me a line and I'll see what I can do. If in doubt, delete your META-INF folder in your minecraft.jar.
Hey DJ, turn it up!
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