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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 Kizzycocoa on Feb 20th, 2011

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)

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    Paxton
    Paxton Feb 20 2011, 8:53pm says:

    Yay beds!
    Yay launchers!
    Yay Minecraft!

    +18 votes     reply to comment
    Reeze17
    Reeze17 Feb 21 2011, 11:34pm replied:

    well said, comrade.

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    forehanddeath11
    forehanddeath11 Feb 20 2011, 8:57pm says:

    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.

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    Cameron:D
    Cameron:D Feb 21 2011, 2:56am replied:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    limst321
    limst321 Feb 20 2011, 9:13pm says:

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

    +4 votes     reply to comment
    DarthAwesome
    DarthAwesome Feb 20 2011, 10:10pm replied:

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

    +3 votes     reply to comment
    Scarwing
    Scarwing Feb 20 2011, 10:37pm replied:

    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????

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    Orac|
    Orac| Feb 20 2011, 10:45pm replied:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    limst321
    limst321 Feb 21 2011, 9:19am replied:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    UkrainaGuy1111
    UkrainaGuy1111 Feb 22 2011, 3:41pm replied:

    Word bro..

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    NinjaTheory
    NinjaTheory Feb 20 2011, 11:45pm says:

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

    +3 votes     reply to comment
    p0w3rs
    p0w3rs Feb 21 2011, 12:11am says:

    ppl think minecraft is for ppl with no money Y_Y

    -1 votes     reply to comment
    Cake_
    Cake_ Feb 21 2011, 12:18am replied:

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

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    Awesome_ninja
    Awesome_ninja Feb 21 2011, 4:35pm replied:

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

    -1 votes     reply to comment
    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa Feb 22 2011, 7:37pm replied:

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

    +1 vote   reply to comment
    MarcusM
    MarcusM Feb 21 2011, 1:13am says:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    Cameron:D
    Cameron:D Feb 21 2011, 3:03am replied:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    SIR_halyavshik
    SIR_halyavshik Feb 21 2011, 1:43am says:

    Hah!
    Tell me about , im from russia

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    Mastermagic
    Mastermagic Feb 21 2011, 2:03pm replied:

    Погугли, чудак!

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    SIR_halyavshik
    SIR_halyavshik Feb 22 2011, 1:29am replied:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    wolfbrother9393
    wolfbrother9393 Feb 21 2011, 6:02am says:

    Ysy! Amnesia is amazing!!

    +4 votes     reply to comment
    ChristopherDeer
    ChristopherDeer Feb 21 2011, 11:51am replied:

    Agreed!

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    Croco15
    Croco15 Feb 21 2011, 12:05pm says:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa Feb 22 2011, 6:22am replied:

    I think that's the plan!

    +1 vote   reply to comment
    RisingDivinity
    RisingDivinity Feb 22 2011, 2:40pm replied:

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

    +1 vote     reply to comment
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