Post news Report content RSS feed Our office is cold during the winter

Seriously. The radiators are tiny, and the rooms are huge. I think the landlord turns down the heat during the weekends as well.. I stopped by yesterday to get some bonus work done in between the two trips (I was in Mexico one week ago, and we're going to GDC in one week followed by a short stop in Vegas). Most of the work I got done last week was with the new launcher, and it's almost done now!

Posted by on

Seriously. The radiators are tiny, and the rooms are huge. I think the landlord turns down the heat during the weekends as well. I stopped by yesterday to get some bonus work done in between the two trips (I was in Mexico one week ago, and we're going to GDC in one week followed by a short stop in Vegas).


Most of the work I got done last week was with the new launcher, and it's almost done now! Here's a mostly complete summary of the changes:

  • Newly designed window looks slightly prettier, and also has a nice big space to load an HTML page showing the updates in the latest patch
  • If there's a new update, the launcher asks if you wish to update. You can choose between “Not yet” and “Yes”.
  • The launcher only downloads modified files
  • Logging in is done over https, preventing sniffing (we even double check the certificate)
  • Downloaded files are checksummed, making sure the correct file was received
  • You can force a full re-download of all game files in case you suspect your local files are corrupt
  • There's a handy link to go directly to the game install folder

  • We have a couple of bugs left to fix, and we're going to try adding the ability to choose what dir to save/load levels from. Playing against your dropbox dir might be fun. Once all that is done, it'll get released!

    While I was away, Jens's been working on 1.3, which we're aiming at releasing sometime early/mid-week next week. I've forgotten all the new stuff in there (it's sunday, ok?), but my favourite two are the redstone delay/repeater blocks and the beds. We're hoping to be able to make the beds feature complete before GDC, but it's more important to get the 1.3 update out, so some of the functionality might be missing for a week or two.


    In other news, all the lights are on here. I tried playing Amnesia, but it turns out I'm a coward. If you're reading this, Frictional; AMAZING JOB! I've never been this scared in a game, ever.

    (development blog link)

    Comments
    Paxton
    Paxton

    Yay beds!
    Yay launchers!
    Yay Minecraft!

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+18 votes
    Reeze17
    Reeze17

    well said, comrade.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    forehanddeath11
    forehanddeath11

    awesome work notch and team, so does this mean when it say it only downloads the need files that it won't delete mod files? easyier work for modders. :D, also is it able to be downloaded or only online? so many questions.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    Cameron:D
    Cameron:D

    But the file you mod (minecraft.jar) is the one that will always be updated.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    limst321
    limst321

    Finally new stuff, can you make the dude sleep?? and have dreams?

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
    DarthAwesome
    DarthAwesome

    What? Dreams would be kinda silly. Regaining health . . . sleeping through the night . . those would be nice.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
    Scarwing
    Scarwing

    Definitely. if i have a bed/dresser for my "clothes" or outfits/skins. then i would have a reason to make a real bedroom. i mean making couches is easy. and that weird fire place using lava...

    either way an official bed is sweet.

    and why is he using wings3d????

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
    Orac|
    Orac|

    I guess Wings3D is all you need when you really only intend to work with cuboids.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    limst321
    limst321

    Are you kidding me it could be cool like random dreams something like netherland but when u die u wake up.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    UkrainaGuy1111
    UkrainaGuy1111

    Word bro..

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    NinjaTheory
    NinjaTheory

    wouldn't something like mo' creatures be a little more useful than a new launcher?

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
    p0w3rs
    p0w3rs

    ppl think minecraft is for ppl with no money Y_Y

    Reply Good karma Bad karma-1 votes
    Cake_
    Cake_

    Lol, that's why Minecraft is $15 EUD atm.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
    Awesome_ninja
    Awesome_ninja

    more like free is you DL it.....
    Go ahead karma me down, I'll still never pay for this.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma-1 votes
    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa

    then WHY DO YOU PLAY IT?
    gog damn. if it's worth playing, BUY IT. >.>

    Reply Good karma+1 vote
    MarcusM
    MarcusM

    Have you made the launcher cross-platform yet? Would be an annoying little thing not to have on Linux.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    Cameron:D
    Cameron:D

    Yes, its cross platform, you can also already download it. Just use it to launch MC instead of your current minecraft.exe: Twitter.com

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    SIR_halyavshik
    SIR_halyavshik

    Hah!
    Tell me about , im from russia

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    Mastermagic
    Mastermagic

    Погугли, чудак!

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    SIR_halyavshik
    SIR_halyavshik

    и чего мне гуглить?
    может ты себе чувство юмора нагуглишь?(

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    wolfbrother9393
    wolfbrother9393

    Ysy! Amnesia is amazing!!

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
    ChristopherDeer
    ChristopherDeer

    Agreed!

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
    Croco15
    Croco15

    It would be cool if you could use beds to instantly make it day.

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa

    I think that's the plan!

    Reply Good karma+1 vote
    RisingDivinity
    RisingDivinity

    Oh... Now I see a bit more use in them :P

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
    Post a comment
    Sign in or join with:

    Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

    News
    Browse
    News
    New
    Post news
    Share
    Related Games
    Minecraft
    Minecraft Adventure
    Related Engines
    Lightweight Java Game Library
    Lightweight Java Game Library BSD
    Related Hardware
    Related Groups
    Mojang AB
    Mojang AB Developer & Publisher