Post news RSS First over-the-internet private test of Survival Mode Multiplayer

I’ll be spending the rest of the week (tomorrow) on the seecret friday stuff, then get back to working on multiplayer next week. We’re getting closer to beta! =D

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We just finished doing the first private test of Multiplayer Survival Mode, and it worked relatively well.


There were plenty of bugs, of course, such as lag spikes making the client prediction break badly (blocks reappear), duplicate resources spawning (with half of them being fake ones that can’t be picked up), doors behaving badly, the server lagging when people join/leave and explore at the same time, and ultimately (after about 30 minutes) running out of memory and crashing.

But overall it felt smooth, logging in was quick, you could chat, and sharing resources worked fine. Crafting and Inventory management were purely client side in this version, meaning I’ve got some work to do there to verify all of that.

I’ll be spending the rest of the week (tomorrow) on the seecret friday stuff, then get back to working on multiplayer next week. We’re getting closer to beta! =D

(development blog link)

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Lopper
Lopper - - 1,559 comments

:D beta woo hell yeah!, hope u get them bugs fixed :)

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Torabi
Torabi - - 376 comments

Great news!

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Chinka
Chinka - - 837 comments

Waiting for fast bug fix! :D

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KompressorIsCool
KompressorIsCool - - 65 comments

dat shovel

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex - - 271 comments

nice:)

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer - - 2,695 comments

Great news indeed.

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TribalBeat
TribalBeat - - 36 comments

Will we ever see a demo or trial of this? If there is one can you direct me to it?

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hahamike6
hahamike6 - - 1 comments

Hey umm how to you get an invite code?

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa - - 1,827 comments

no. notch has not given anyone an individual or group code. he gets a code, and ties it to an account. so no-one has a code that will work, aside from who he chose.

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