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    posted a message on RTX Beta Megathread Discussion
    Quote from sfmike99»

    NVIDIA released a driver which is supposed to enable ray tracing on GTX cards:

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/ray-tracing-gtx-gpu-driver,news-29847.html


    Of course it won't be as good, but it is supposed to work.


    It will not. The way the beta does RTX is *not* compatible* with this. This is purely a software-level implementation, and the API which the beta uses requires full hardware-level support. This was communicated by NVIDIA.

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    posted a message on RTX Beta Megathread Discussion
    Quote from sfmike99»

    I think I have everything to run Minecraft RTX:

    • Windows 10 x64
    • Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz
    • 16GB RAM
    • GTX 1080
    • Installed GeForce Game Ready Driver 445.87
    • Joined Xbox Insider Minecraft for Windows 10 RTX Beta
    • Downloaded and installed latest version of Minecraft for Windows 10

    When I try to load one of the RTX worlds, it tells me "your device does not meet the system requirements to run this pack" (see attached)


    Any suggestions?


    You need to have an RTX video card. A 1080 does not support RTX features.

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    posted a message on RTX Beta Megathread Discussion

    https://www.minecraftforum.net/news/60767-minecraft-with-rtx-beta-is-now-live


    As part of the beta announcement, we are making this thread to hold as a full discussion thread. News posts don't carry the same form of discussions as a thread does.


    Anything about the RTX beta and can be posted about or shared here. This includes questions, screenshots, feedback, what have you.


    If you are able to play the beta, I highly suggest you try it out and give your feedback here.

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    posted a message on A raycasting/visibility check from players to mobs
    Tag has been added, and thread updated with the new lovely tag.
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    posted a message on Restructure - Feedback
    Quote from AstralMagic»

    I think this change will be for the better. Just one small question... Will there be a way to exclude a specific tag from the page?

    I have an interest in everything being merged into the Discussion forum except for the Creative threads.


    I don't think that's currently supported, but I suspect the volume would be low that you might be able to just glance over them. I'll add this to our backlog as a feature that users would like.

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    posted a message on Restructure - Feedback
    Quote from Toadrunner»

    Is there anything that can be done to prevent text one writes being replaced with the word "left"? I always have to re-read my posts after I post them and often I have to edit them to fix them. I realize that the forum software may just be very finicky and you may have no control over it.


    Right now the editor is not on the list of things to fix, although I did forget about those issues. I'll note them down internally so we can investigate it more when we have the time.

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    posted a message on Restructure - Feedback
    Quote from drhubs»

    Will you have forced tags for the Bedrock/Java for Cmds/Redstone?


    I will look into how we can make this then a bit easier for users, since your reasoning does make sense.

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    posted a message on Restructure - Feedback
    Quote from drhubs»

    Will there be a split in the redstone/commands forums?


    I am not planning on it. While there is a difference, there is only 700 threads for it in the Bedrock version, compared to the 37k in the Java. That is not enough to keep them different, where prefixes can help filter them.


    I agree, there are just too many sections. If it was up to me I would actually remove "Minecraft", "Minecraft:Editions", "Minecraft: Pocket Edition" and "Show Your Creation" and merge them into "Minecraft: Java Edition" and rename "Minecraft: Java Edition" to "Minecraft". And make using Tags a requirement.


    Show Your Creation has enough sub-categories that I find it's cleaner to keep it isolated to itself, but have it handle all editions as well. I don't think we'll force tags to be used in the Discussion (that makes for an annoying experience too), but when you're sharing content, we may require them.

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    posted a message on Restructure - Feedback
    Quote from Toadrunner»

    I notice that three active forum categories that I read are no longer listed: Survival Mode, Creative Mode and Recent Updates and Snapshots. Is it your plan to have all these sections incorporated in the Discussion forum?


    They slipped my mind, but yes, I don't think there's a benefit keeping them separated. It's all basically discussion of the game, so the separation (mainly for Survival and Creative) do not have real benefit. I can see an argument though that Recent Updates and Snapshots should still be broken out, but I don't feel like it's enough to keep it different.


    The reason for the Discussion merges though is that the volume of threads across the board is just minimal really. 9/10 threads are for Java, compared to the others. 2.3k threads in the Bedrock version, 2k for Xbox, 1.5 for PS4. It's just small compared to the main section. And since really, there are fewer and fewer differences in the game, I don't see much value-add in breaking them out.

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    posted a message on Where can I post about Minecraft Earth?

    You can do it in the main Discussion section:


    https://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/minecraft/discussion

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    posted a message on Restructure - Feedback

    Greetings!


    As mentioned before in our 2020 news post, one of the changes that we mentioned we were going to look into the restructure of our forum sections.


    After our change to this layout back at the release of the Bedrock Edition, we made the decision back then to break out each section so that players could find information for their specific version. In order to make it more clean, we chose to use the same names that Mojang called their versions, to try to reduce clarify, knowing that they certainly were not the best names.


    Over time, we knew this naming scheme was going to cause issues, and it's becoming more and more apparent that the section names and layout are not working as well for what we hoped, more-so in our Multiplayer sections. We also know our main content sections suffer from an overload of sub sections, which cause even more confusion on what you want to look for.


    As such, we've internally have been working out a new forum structure that we hope will help collapse down our content and make it easier to find what you want. The biggest goals from this change are to make it so that when you see the section name, you know what it's for, and that you know it's what you want. We will not be using sub-sub sections (where a section has a section which has another section... looking at Mapping and Modding). We will also be pushing the use of the prefix system that has existed, but may be glossed over by users because it's not nearly as apparent.


    We do want your feedback on this though, as we know what we think might be best, may not actually be the best. This is our current "end structure" that we plan on currently.


    Minecraft
    - Discussion
    - Suggestions (prefix for game edition)
    - Seeds (prefixes for the version + game edition)
    - Support (redirect to actual support section)

    Mods and Addons (this also includes data packs)
    - Help/Discussion

    Resource Packs
    - Help/Discussion

    Skins
    - Help/Discussion

    Other Projects and Tools

    Multiplayer - Java Edition (all posts here, prefixes for types/realms)

    Multiplayer - Bedrock Edition

    Support

    Show Your Content
    - Screenshots
    - Videos
    - Art
    - Shops and Requests

    Forum Discussion and Information

    Off Topic
    - General
    - Computer Science and Technology
    - Culture, Media, and Arts
    - Forum Games

    I know the changes for Multiplayer may seem like they are going to harm smaller servers or those that just want to look for someone. This is why we will be pushing out the usage of prefixes to help "filter" down the content you are looking for. This system is already used in the Support section currently, and will be enhanced for the sharing of content and multiplayer.


    We feel like the separation of the 2 games is needlessly breaking up the Minecraft community as a whole. While they have different game styles and content available, it's all Minecraft, and we want everyone to feel happy talking about it.


    Please give us feedback on this. We already will work to ensure that all links function as they do now (which is an issue we've had in the past with these restructures). We will listen to any constructive feedback to it, and take them into consideration. This is not a locked-in structure. If you don't see an old section, then it either is merged into a section which has the same name, or will be archived.


    Frequently Asked Questions:





    Q) Where did the Server Administration section go?


    A) This section we felt served no real value, and any discussions here either can be put into the main discussion section, or into the support section. We know some users made their fame here (looking at 2 of our admins), and it's sad to see it go, but this was something we knew was coming.


    Q) Where did the Server Recruitment go?


    A) As this section fills up with people double-posting, or putting in basically "want staff, but here's my ad instead", we decided this section is just better served with the main section, and a prefix to indicate you want staff.


    Q) But won't this just make those sections more cluttered with all the threads?


    A) We do not believe so. Most of our sections don't nearly have the amount of traffic that breaking them up would have avoided.


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    posted a message on Why was this thread deleted?
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    Interestingly, "http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1544394-" (found on the Optifine thread under "even older versions) also properly redirects you to "https://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding-java-edition/minecraft-mods/1286605-b1-4-1-9-optifine-history" even though it is missing everything except for the thread ID, which is also different in the current link)


    The issue basically was a result of how we try to cache things, and it was trying to figure out what section the thread was in to see what roles you had, and since that section didn't exist, well, it decided the thread didn't. We made it smarter now to handle this problem.


    Since it has the thread ID, it just goes right to the thread now, and if it's not the same section as your url, you get redirected properly.


    Basically, it just goes "is there a thread ID? Going right to it!". Which is why those links even work. The sections at that point don't matter.

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    posted a message on Have the rules and forum tabs switched?
    Quote from ConorGarland»

    If you mouse over the "Mods" tab, it still says "Minecraft Mods on Curse.com".


    Uh....... oops!


    Missed that setting. Fixed.

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    posted a message on Have the rules and forum tabs switched?

    The rules and forum tab had flipped a while ago, I'm not too surprised though not many said anything about it. The idea really is that we wanted the rules to be more "apparent" so moving it to be before the forums made sense to do without a code change.


    The change for the mods/resource packs/maps was very recent. Since we basically linked off-site, and no longer affiliated with CurseForge anymore, it doesn't make sense from a business point of view to link their content. And we should have had maps and resource packs there to begin with, so I took that chance to add those in.

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    posted a message on Why was this thread deleted?

    And we've deployed a fix that should now make those older links work correctly even though we've changed the section name.

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