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+ Added snowballs. You can throw them, but they deal no damage + Added craftable snow blocks * Fixed building on snow bug * Fixed ice rendering bug * Signs no longer require a free block above them when placing them * The game no longer saves the level when it crashes. Saving on crashes sometimes broke save files, and that’s not good.

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  • Added snowballs. You can throw them, but they deal no damage
  • Added craftable snow blocks
  • Fixed building on snow bug
  • Fixed ice rendering bug
  • Signs no longer require a free block above them when placing them
  • The game no longer saves the level when it crashes. Saving on crashes sometimes broke save files, and that’s not good.
  • Snow shouldn’t fall through glass anymore.

Work on Multiplayer is going really well, and it’s actually starting to get fun. I implemented a fancy mapping between players and level chunks today. It automatically sends terrain data as players move, and keep track of exactly what players are in range of what chunks, for efficient broadcasting.
I will also use it to buffer block changes within chunks to send them as a single compound command, saving a whole bunch of bandwidth.

And there’s now a replaceRegion(int x, int y, int z, byte xSize, byte ySize, byte zSize, byte[] gzipCompressedData) command. The only limitation is that y and ySize both have to be even, but it can be used to quickly send large level updates, and it’s implemented almost directly into the Level class itself, so it can be used to load/replace arbitrary regions of the map. It will probably be quite useful for server mods such as area backups or for resetting the arena between levels in a Spleef mod.

(development blog link)

Seecret update #4 contents

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

yay! my sign bug fix request got through! =DDD
now, back to my logroom :P

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IndigoSC
IndigoSC

Still, Notch need to fix snow stacking on the stairs or half blocks.

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85

nice update :D keep it comming ^^

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Riccars
Riccars

Yippie!

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Rikachu
Rikachu

Do you have to create a new map for the snow to take effect?

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex

yes

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

not necessarily. if you download NBTedit, you -can- switch the line of code saying "it's snowing". it's fairly easy ^^

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citizen_j
citizen_j

uh, i accidentally reported your game. also, tracking!

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

REAL miners shear sheep with snowballs B)
seriously, try it! XD

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Eegah
Eegah

I love the winter updates, I made an ice house after building a mold of sand and filling it with water. It sure doesn't like torches, though. :)

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soegel
soegel

i gotta try this!

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Chinka
Chinka

It is good that an indie game has good technical support and new versions fix it immediately :]

Keep it up! :)

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ghost59
ghost59

awesome

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