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Wannabe Geek


# 77999 25-Feb-2011 13:56
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MineCraft the sandbox Game of awesomeness filled with zombies, spiders , slime , skeletons and CREEPERSS XD Anyone here a Minecrafter?



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Master Geek


  # 443401 25-Feb-2011 14:11
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Yea I bought the game a few months back at a lan. Played quite a bit for the first few weeks but haven't played much lately.

It's a cool game, but my gripe is that with the amount of money the games making, it could be a lot better. Mostly in terms of optimisation.

It's very simple graphically, yet needs a decent machine to run properly...

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Ultimate Geek


  # 443417 25-Feb-2011 14:58
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Notch has just updated the file storage format, I gave it a quick go last night for the first time in months and it seems to perform a lot better now. The old format was pretty inefficient, being made up of thousands of tiny files.

I was intrigued and purchased the game a few months ago after seeing one of SeaNanner's videos on YT. If anyone is wondering what Minecraft is, his videos are a good start.

I hardly play it at all now. At the time though, US$10 for a lifetime license was too good an offer to pass up!

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 443422 25-Feb-2011 15:17
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my Son plays it and hosts a server for all his mates to join in they can spend hours on it, just word of mouth and he sold nearly a million copies at $10 , who needs big companies.




Common sense is not as common as you think.


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Uber Geek


  # 443431 25-Feb-2011 15:43
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Had a bit of a dabble in Minecraft. Very addictive.
I agree with Kraven. A $10 lifetime license was just too good to pass up.

There is also a doco being made about it, which is being funded by Kickstarter.com

Direct Kickstarter/Minecraft doco link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2pp/minecraft-the-story-of-mojang?ref=spotlight

They are already about half way from their $150,000 funding goal.
A very big following!!

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Uber Geek


  # 443471 25-Feb-2011 18:08
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i have heard so much about this game, but never tried it. ill look up some youtube vids tonight :)




gz ftw


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Uber Geek


  # 443486 25-Feb-2011 18:34
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b0untypure1: i have heard so much about this game, but never tried it. ill look up some youtube vids tonight :)


You should definitely watch the SeaNanners videos that Kraven linked to above.
I'm watching them now. They are friggen' hilarious, but also very informative.

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Uber Geek


  # 443493 25-Feb-2011 18:55
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search youtube for amazing things that people have made , so far I've seen the Titanic, The Enterprise and someone has even built the Reichstag .




Common sense is not as common as you think.


 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 443494 25-Feb-2011 18:57
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dontpanic42:
b0untypure1: i have heard so much about this game, but never tried it. ill look up some youtube vids tonight :)


You should definitely watch the SeaNanners videos that Kraven linked to above.
I'm watching them now. They are friggen' hilarious, but also very informative.


wow after those videos im actually considering buying this game :D




gz ftw


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Ultimate Geek


  # 443495 25-Feb-2011 19:03


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Uber Geek


  # 443497 25-Feb-2011 19:14
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i dont get it...lol




gz ftw


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Ultimate Geek


  # 444521 1-Mar-2011 18:23
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I hate that noise specially when you are on the surface during the day.

I have found it runs way better on my iMac then it does in bootcamp. But it would be nice if it went away from being java I always have issues with java apps

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Uber Geek


  # 444529 1-Mar-2011 18:58
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merve0o0: But it would be nice if it went away from being java I always have issues with java apps


+1 to that.

1.3_01 is giving me nothing but issues.
Anywhere between 1 minute to 10 minutes, and the javaw.exe process is up around the 900MB~ mark, and it seems that when it hits that magic 900MB mark it just crashes.
Having to get into the habit of saving very frequently now.

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Master Geek


  # 446573 8-Mar-2011 10:37
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oh wow, such a fantastic litle game. I have wasted far to many hours digging up my empire. I am still on the original map I first spawned when I started -walked away from the spawn point and explored a huge area before finding a lovely lake side cave to make my home. Then when I died i had trouble find ing my way back to the lake house for ages, until the update with the compass -then discovered I was always walking 90 degrees the wrong way ha.

now I have a straight line tunnel running all the way from the spawn point to my house. Took me a long time to dig but got alot of ore from it. Am thinking of laying a railway through the entire length, but that would require a massive amount of iron and I have always found the whole 'light the fire then jump into the cart' thing hard to do.

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Master Geek


  # 446576 8-Mar-2011 10:55
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Very successful game, however the creater did run into a bit of a problem selling over a million copies and using paypal for the transfer.

"The creator of MineCraft has run into a bit of a snag with PayPal, which has frozen his account with over $763,000 in it and refuses to let him touch it."

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.231499-PayPal-Freezes-750K-in-MineCraft-Devs-Account

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Master Geek


  # 452271 27-Mar-2011 03:26
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Yeah, I loved to play minecraft, but then my graphics card fried :(. Now it won't let me play because my integrated GPU doesn't have OpenGL

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