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Minecraft.net is suffering some difficulties at the moment, with the database getting overloaded. We’re working hard on fixing the problem. In the meantime, I've uploaded the new game launcher and Minecraft Beta 1.3, which you can download from here once the servers are less loaded down.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Feb 22nd, 2011

Minecraft.net is suffering some difficulties at the moment, with the database getting overloaded. We’re working hard on fixing the problem.

In the meantime, I've uploaded the new game launcher and Minecraft Beta 1.3, which you can download from here once the servers are less loaded down.

The biggest updates in there are that it shows the latest update news, logs in over https, it asks if you want to update or keep playing on the current installed version, only downloads modified files.


Minecraft Beta 1.3 this includes:

  • A new lighting engine implemented with the help of MrMessiahs (can be turned off)
  • Changed the options around, added a new “Graphics options” button
  • Added beds. If all players in a map sleeps in a bed during night, the game immediately skips until morning
  • Added three new half-size blocks
  • Added Delay/Repeater redstone dust blocks
  • Added whitelisting to the server. To use, enter “whitelist ” where cmd is “on”, “off”, “add ”, “remove ”, “list” or “reload”
  • New save file format, old maps need to be converted (that might take a while..)
  • It’s now possible to have more than five save slots, and to rename saves
  • Scrollbars in both the texture pack list, and in the map selection screen
  • Replaced the Mojang splash image to reflect the new logo colors
  • .. and a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks!

Oh, also, 2 Player Productions wants to make a documentary about us, and they're kickstarting it! help support them here!

(development blog links #1 #2 #3)

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Paxton
Paxton Feb 23 2011, 3:04am says:

Oh okay, I wasn't just going crazy thinking that the server was down for so long.

Repeaters seem beyond me...
But hey, beds!

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Theon
Theon Feb 23 2011, 5:46am replied:

Yeah, um, what do they even do?
That video didn't help much :(

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Remedil
Remedil Feb 23 2011, 8:23am replied:

"Added beds. If all players in a map sleeps in a bed during night, the game immediately skips until morning" There.

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RisingDivinity
RisingDivinity Feb 26 2011, 3:53pm replied:

I think they were on about the repeaters.

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Martanz
Martanz Feb 23 2011, 4:07am says:

I love this update! :D

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Kamaz91
Kamaz91 Feb 23 2011, 4:11am says:

nice redstone :D

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Feb 23 2011, 5:38am says:

This updates crashes for all Mac users...

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codeblue666
codeblue666 Feb 23 2011, 11:17am says:

i was just about to buy thhe site died :(

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gkkiux
gkkiux Feb 23 2011, 2:14pm says:

Repeaters are cool. You can make a clock with a repeater and 1 redstone torch, that saves some place

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limst321
limst321 Feb 23 2011, 6:06pm says:

ZzZzZzZ is anyone kind enough to give me a multy-player IP?

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attu21
attu21 Feb 24 2011, 6:30am says:

yay cool stuff and beds i just hope he fixes minecraft for windows seven next i need to play thi game

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[FH]Gorgutz
[FH]Gorgutz Feb 24 2011, 4:10pm says:

A very nice update!

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