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Minecraft 1.7.4 Pre-release Update: We’ve release a new pre-release, 1.7.4, to fix some crashes that some people had encountered. We’ll be making this live Tuesday if nothing goes wrong. It’s here! The pre-release is finally here! We’ll be expecting to push this live next week if we encounter no major issues. The most notable changes in 1.7.4 compared [...]
Update: We’ve release a new pre-release, 1.7.4, to fix some crashes that some people had encountered. We’ll be making this live Tuesday if nothing goes wrong.
It’s here! The pre-release is finally here! We’ll be expecting to push this live next week if we encounter no major issues. The most notable changes in 1.7.4 compared to 1.7.2 are as follows:
Added integrated Twitch broadcasting! See below for details.
Fixed render distances above 8 (may not work in multiplayer, servers have their own view distance they limit you to)
Many bug fixes and optimizations!
At Minecon we announced our new partnership with Twitch to bring one-click broadcasting to Minecraft. It has been in the recent snapshots, and proven to be very stable and ready to go live.
Before you can start streaming, you will need to visit your Mojang account settings and link a Twitch account to your Mojang account. Then in the game you may check the quality settings in Options -> Broadcast Options, or just go ahead and start broadcasting at any time by hitting F6. This key can be configured in the Controls options.
This is only supported on Windows (Vista and higher) and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and higher. If you cannot start broadcasting ingame for any reason, the game will tell you why and possibly how to fix it.
To get pre-releases, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher.
+ Added Twitch.tv broadcasting integration (see below) * Improved Realms menus * Fixed render distance above 8 * Various bugs have been taken care of
To use the Twitch broadcasting you need to link your Mojang account with your Twitch account. This only works with migrated accounts (in other words, if you login using your email address instead of your username, you can use the Twitch integration). The linking is done via the account settings, which can be found here:
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Anime and entertainment shows give a lot of inspiration to users who want to incorporate their favorite thing to Minecraft. That being said, when I heard that Pokémon was once again being tied to Minecraft -- I scoffed. Mainly because it's the same old thing: Maps. However, this is not the case with Chistian95 as he recently released photos of the private server of his Pokémon realm. The only downside? It's in Spanish.
You can instantly see that this isn't your average build. It's a server and a good one that does its job well -- maintains the Minecraft feel but adds the element we all know and love about Pokemon.
However, this isn't just your average we-just-started-coding-heres-the-progress kinda project. It's fully-fledged with some impressive progress. For starters, it has a simple UI which enacts the feel of the gameboy classic. You can see the Pokémon to your left, the mini-map to your right and the map details.
To add onto that, it has its own custom items such as the Escape Rope, which you all know is much needed in caves, to rapel. But the grand feature is, of course, the Pokémon themselves which appear in wild grass. For all betting lovers, there is a functional casino outfitted with blackjack, roulette, and slot machines.
You can visit the website here. It has many mediums which you can reach the developers for input. Chistian95 is the only known one with English fluency as posted by his reddit account and details.
However, there's one problem I forsee that the developers might be running into. Let's say this gets popular (which it should!) and it gets a wind from reddit who talks about it. Then, someone from Nintendo sees it... guess what? They can then successfully file an IP lawsuit for using their images for such a use as they are. It's happened before in the gaming world. A fan-made game goes popular using such graphics. Graphic copyright holders don't like it and thus forced to shut the game down. That being said, who knows what trials and tribulations await these guys but it's best to hope for the best.
To say that this is the best thing ever for Pokémon lovers is an understatement because it's exactly what they need. This can go far and I believe it has the potential for being very successful. Like I said, I suppose you'll need to master Spanish fluency. Lucky for me, I already have so I will try to enter sometime later this week to see its progress.
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LomLib mod has come to the world of Minecraft as a tiny mod. It has come with Minecraft versions 1.6.4, 1.6.2 and 1.5.2. This mod accumulates some common functions and features that are to be often used in some other mods.
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Here’s a simple how to video with regard to finding diamonds. I agree with this chap that he got lucky in finding diamonds so quickly, but generally speaking, this is the way to do it. Sinking several mineshafts into various walls than having branches off those shafts is the way to reliably find diamonds. But make sure you don’t get lost.
To avoid getting lost, follow this tip: Place all torches on the wall to your right, not on the floor. Then, if you get turned around somehow, you will remember that going out from your base, all the torches on the walls are on the right side, so if you want to go back, simply make sure that all the torches are to your left, and follow the trail back.