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  Pocket Edition 0.9.5 submitted to every store  Hey everyone! We just released MCPE 0.9.5, another bugfix version for 0.9. This time, it may or may not be the last, but we hope so! We found and squashed many nasty bugs still hiding in the very fabric on the game, so 0.9 should be now quite stable. Here are the bugs we fixed: - (Android) […]

Hey everyone!

We just released MCPE 0.9.5, another bugfix version for 0.9. This time, it may or may not be the last, but we hope so!

We found and squashed many nasty bugs still hiding in the very fabric on the game, so 0.9 should be now quite stable. Here are the bugs we fixed:

- (Android) fixed a really nasty bunch of problems caused by locking the device like freezing, crashing, corrupting the world and more
- (Android) fixed a bad graphics corruption issue (missing chunks, corrupted chunks and animals) that happened when switching away from the game
- fixed chunks not loading in multiplayer when the client device is slower than the server
- fixed a crash when loading flat worlds after updating from 0.9.0/2
- fixed a possible server crash when a player disconnects from a multiplayer world
- fixed a possible crash or corruption when playing in multiplayer as a client
- Fixed Bryce Mesa biome, now they actually spawn!
- fixed fountains’ water in strongholds
- (Fire TV) fixed missing textures

And we made a few tweaks, too:

- Players that have been placed at extreme heights by the respawn bugs are now placed back at y=130
- (Android) the game doesn’t waste battery power and really stops rendering now when in the background
- not getting stuck anymore in the “Looking for Server” screen if the server is full
- animals are never despawned, again

We’ve just uploaded this version to every store, so it should be out on Google Play soon and on Apple, Amazon and Samsung stores soon-ish!

Jens – @jeb_, Johan – @jbernhardsson, and Tommaso – @_tomcc
 

 
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  Minecraft 1.7.10  

+ Added Realms world uploader
+ Added Realms player activity monitor
+ Realms worlds now have more options and settings
* Command blocks in Realms have been re-enabled
* Improvements in Realms UI
* Bugfixing

 
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  Show Us Your Curse Pride!  We love hearing from you, and today are making a special request for you to submit your fan mail, artwork, postcards, pictures of you in Curse shirts, or anything else you can think of to show off your Curse pride to us!
 
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  MCPE: 0.9.5 Released to Every Store; Snapshot 14w30c Patch  

Mojang recently submitted a new patch for Pocket Edition to stores, 0.9.5! It isn't available as of this writing, but should be in your hands very soon, not to worry! Mostly bugfixes, 0.9.5 contains the following delectable morsels:

  • (Android) fixed a really nasty bunch of problems caused by locking the device like freezing, crashing, corrupting the world and more
  • (Android) fixed a bad graphics corruption issue (missing chunks, corrupted chunks and animals) that happened when switching away from the game
  • fixed chunks not loading in multiplayer when the client device is slower than the server
  • fixed a crash when loading flat worlds after updating from 0.9.0/2
  • fixed a possible server crash when a player disconnects from a multiplayer world
  • fixed a possible crash or corruption when playing in multiplayer as a client
  • Fixed Bryce Mesa biome, now they actually spawn!
  • fixed fountains’ water in strongholds
  • (Fire TV) fixed missing textures

But wait, it's not all bugfixes!

  • Players that have been placed at extreme heights by the respawn bugs are now placed back at y=130
  • (Android) the game doesn’t waste battery power and really stops rendering now when in the background
  • not getting stuck anymore in the “Looking for Server” screen if the server is full
  • animals are never despawned, again

SNAPSHOT 14W30C UPDATE:

The recent Snapshot also saw a minor update, fixing more world holes, and a few more minor bugs.

Banners have been generating a lot of buzz recently, giving players the means to create an unprecedented array of creative designs. One particular news anchorman has created a number of national flags, for example! What sort of cool patterns have you discovered?

 
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  I am Markus Persson aka Notch, Creator of Minecraft - Ask me Anything!  

Hi! I'm the guy who created the first version of Minecraft in June 2009. I worked on it alone up until late 2010 when we started Mojang, and I finally left the lead developer position in December of 2011. I enjoy house music and programming, and my favorite color is purple. Ask me anything!

If you happen to have some money, you can donate it to the EFF and help make the world a better place!


edit: The AMA is over! Thanks for all your questions!

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  I made a huge mistake... [Banners]  

One of my philosophies for Minecraft is that we should try to teach people new things if possible, such as using real mineral names or introducing words such as "podzol". However, when I created the banner patterns I picked simple names such as "left stripe", and didn't consider terminology from vexillology.

I'm not educated in vexillology, so it's not super clear to me which terms to use... so maybe reddit can help?

Stripes

Since the banners are rotated, would vertical stripes be fesses or pales?

The "small stripes" used in, for example, the Stars and Stripes, are those "small fesses" or do they have a specific name? On the Flags of the World website, the US flag is described as having "stripes".

The one called "cross" should be saltire, but what should I call the "down right diagonal" and "down left diagonal" stripes?

Symbols

Is the creeper face an emblem or a badge? What about the skull and the flower?

Halves

Do the "vertical half" and "horizontal half" have other names?

Other

I guess the "saw" pattern works (I found "saw-toothed" in the dictionary of vexillology), and the bricks and gradient patterns are probably custom enough to have specific names... but any other ideas?

Sources:

Wikipedia

Flags of the World

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The Minecraft Blog The Minecraft Blog
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  Hey guys, my computer is having issues, so I’m gonna be out of commission for at least a few...  

Hey guys, my computer is having issues, so I’m gonna be out of commission for at least a few days. Unfortunately this means no new video or Hardcore season this week. Thanks for understanding!
- Nate

 
crafthub.net - Latest entries crafthub.net - Latest entries
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  1.8 Snapshot 14w27b! Bunnies Bunnies Everywhere!  

We've had hoppers for a while! Now we have bunnies! 

With this snapshot we have finally had our bunny rumor confirmed! They may be tamed the same way as an ocelot, using a carrot, gold carrot or dandelion and once tamed, players may breed them using the same items! Why might you want to breed rabbits?  Well they drop three new items to the game - Raw Rabbit, Rabbit Hide and Rabbit's Foot. Raw Rabbit may be cooked in a furnace and eaten, Rabbit Hide may be placed in a 2x2 square in a crafting table to create one leather, and a Rabbit's Foot may be added to an awkward potion in a brewing stand to create a new Potion of Leaping. These new potions apply the jump boost effect and may be amplified, lengthened or turned into a splash potion the same way as the other potion types.

 

I was not able to get the taming or breeding to work in the version of the snapshot I tried, and nor was I able to find any rabbits in the wild but they look like they will be a very useful domestic animal for the survival Minecrafter. The improvements to our non-hostiles continue with the previously inedible sheep now becoming a valuable source of food. Now upon death a sheep may also surrender raw mutton that may be cooked in a furnace to produce "Mutton". Do Mojang think us Minecrafters are too skinny? So many lovely things to eat!

https://mojang.com/2014/07/minecraft-snapshot-14w27a/

For further snapshot details please feel free to visit the official Mojang news post above. Many of the bug fixes from previous snapshot versions are listed as well as a link to a bug report page. Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, they can’t fix it!

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The BEST Free Minecraft Mods on the net! The BEST Free Minecraft Mods on the net!
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  LomLib Mod for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.6.2/1.5.2  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. This mod is currently being used to make- MechroMagiks DivingGear Equivalency Craft Cards Installation:

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.

This mod is currently being used to make-

  • MechroMagiks
  • DivingGear
  • Equivalency
  • Craft Cards

Installation:

 
The Daily Block The Daily Block
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  Minecraft in a Cartridge!  



Minecraft in a Cartridge!

 
The Shaft The Shaft
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  The Shaft 190: A Guude Announcement  Full show notes at http://theshaft.deadworkers.com
 
The Minecraft Book! The Minecraft Book!
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  The Minecraft Book Video Tutorial Series-  How to Find...  

The Minecraft Book

Video Tutorial Series-  How to Find Diamonds

From YouTube user
DariusAK

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.

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