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    posted a message on What or who made you play Minecraft
    Found an app in roughly October 2011 (or somewhere near that) called "Minecraft Free" and no matter how hard I tried I could not find the actual GAME part. Just crafting recipes. I looked up more about it and found a game called "Minecraft" for PC. I was getting a laptop really soon and that was the first thing I bought on it. No regrets there.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Five Lives: A Minecraft Journal
    Short Intro (please skip if you don't feel like reading this, I could care less) I have been playing Minecraft for a long time now, since before the Adventure update. I bought it in Beta 1.6-1.7ish and have seen it grow and develop, seen mob farms break from the new Endermen, seen hours of making a passive mob farm go to waste, and seen what world generation used to be like...Anyways, once 1.4 came out I finally had felt like I was done with this game, and so I took a break... until a few weeks ago. 1.7 was out and I decided to find a serer and start my survival world. There was alot of new things, anvils, Witches, The Wither (I still haven't had a chance to do battle with this foe) among many other things.But SMP doesn't always cut it, internet lines fail, lag sucks, and people hack. The only real way to escape this is through single player or a friends whitelisted server. I went the first route, but I did not want it to be boring.So what do I do? I made this. Five Lives: A Minecraft Journal.Rules:* Normal difficulty is the minimum. Most of this will be on hard, but the first 2 nights were normal. Peacful and * easy are too well... They aren't interesting.* The only "End" to this journal is when I beat the Enderdragon or die trying! (or life gets in the way)* No cheap saving yourself, and by that I mean "Oh crap, nighttime! Better dig a hole and wait for day". My shelter will be something dug out, or built. I don't plan to cower in a dirt hole. No shelter nearby? I'll fight my way home.* After 5 deaths this series ends, EnderDragon or not.* After 4 deaths, I have to fight the EnderDragon with no armor, and only a bow, stone sword, and a few stacks of arrows. No doing any prep. Get food, get those Ender Eyes and get to that stronghold!* 2 screenshots per Minecraft day minimum* ALL achievements are needed before I face the EnderDragon. Show achievments every 5 days.Day 1: Buttermouth Bay
    So I spawn, dig a small hole to mark my spawn point and begin observing my surroundings. This is what I found: I feel like this interesting bay needs a name. It really reminds me of Massachusetts, so I named it Buttermouth Bay. Behind me is a vast spruce forest with a few oaks strangely enough.Now, I don't like being stuck out in the open at nightime so I start by making my house. I always make ugly 3x3 plank boxes, and I don't want to take that route. I figure I can make a decent looking house by midday, this is what I started with: this is what I ended the day with: Stuck in an unfinished house, missing the glass I need for the windows. Not what I call fancy living. Didn't have a chance to get any grub but an apple, which I ate.I just wasted more time than I would have liked. But the important thing is I still have 5 lives, and this home will forward my intentions of keeping it that way.
    Day 2: Food on the mind, I need a mine.
    Day 2 starting inventory: 4 cobble stairs (for the roof of my house), 4 cobble, a stone sword, a stone pick, a heavily damaged wooden pick, 4 dirt, and a wooden axe. And that folks is why you don't spend the whole first day building a house. the sun has risen in Buttermouth Bay.The first order of business is creeper scouting. I didn't find anything but a spider. He didn't give me any string. But soon I will need to fish for food as livestock is fairly scarce here, which means this definetly is not my last spider encounter. Go after the stragglers!I spent the day gathering more cobblestone and wood, finishing my house, and gathering food from the small amount of livestock I found. The next days will be more interesting I hope, as it is time to go spelunking.
    Day 1 and 2 death count: 0 Day 3: The Ravine
    So today as the sun went down in our Minecraft world, I decided to finally start a mine after 3 days without a good supply of stone, or any type of tools above it. After digging all the way to layer 40 with no luck I finally found this: Alright so I dug up the iron, and after 1 block of stone I came to this: Tommorow we will explore this cave. I think I can find some diamonds there so we can make a nether portal, and then maybe fight the Wither? I still have alot of time to prepare for that and I still have not died. But this is a step forward to beating the EnderDragon.
    Day 3 death count: 0Please share your opinions of my Minecraft journal.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Gold Farms; Some Perspective.
    Quote from A_Herb

    There's no "point" - but, there's no point to anything. It's for fun.

    It doesn't take too long to transport, because 19000 nuggets makes 2111 ingots, makes 234 blocks, which is less than 4 stacks of block.

    Some of us might want 100s of stacks of blocks, to build things from gold. "Why?" - because we can.

    Say for example, I want a 10x10x5 building of gold... that's not all that big; walls need 500 blocks, floor and ceiling needs 1000 each, = 2500 blocks, = 10 hours idling and getting 19000 nuggets per hour. Which is fine fine.

    As I mentioned above, I don't really want that much - a few stacks of ingot is all I usually want, for power-rails; so a simple above-the-bedrock drop, with platforms and trapdoors, works perfectly well enough for that. I use rail hoppers to collect it, to save on hoppers.

    But, it depends what you are doing and what you want from it... and we all play our own way. Some want chests full of gold block, and I understand that, and I'm fine with it.
    Hmm your right. I guess I wasnt thinking about how many nuggets it would really take to make a gold block. Wow lol 81 nuggets. Still I guess since I think something made out of 1 material looks ugly (usually) so I want thinking of a whole building made of gold blocks.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Gold Farms; Some Perspective.
    Quote from srsly_j

    Way to quote me out of context, I said it would work, and that it was good, but if you just made the most basic farms for everything a minecraft world would be finished in a week, where's the fun in that?

    And it's more resource friendly yes, but superior results? Nope. Not even close. 19000 Nuggets/hour vs 2500 Nuggets/hour.

    I really don't see the point in getting 19000 nuggets per hour.
    First of all it would take forever to haul your inventories full of gold to your main chest. In fact at that rate of getting nuggets I don't think you could possibly be fast enough to get ALL of the gold.
    Besides 2500 nuggets per hour is enough to build whatever kind of golden castle you want. What again do you plan to do with 19000 nuggets?
    Then again this is my first post in forever and I haven't played (well for more than 5 minutes) and actually done anything in a world since 1.4 so what would I know?
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Windows 2000 Crash
    Quote from cestislife

    Please provide your dxdiag log.
    http://www.minecraft...g-a-dxdiag-log/
    Strange.
    I tried the batch file you provided and it gave me "dxdiag filecreated under the name dxdiag.txt located at C:/blah/blah/desktop"
    (well basically)
    I tried it manually and it brought up a strange windows with a bunch of pages giving me one-lines spreadsheet looking things.
    That didn't come out very clear...
    Still, It doesn't solve my problem.
    Posted in: Java Edition Support
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    posted a message on SIGN THIS PETITION TO SAVE MINECRAFT CLASSIC
    Signed
    -Ronwilliam
    Posted in: Classic - Creative Mode
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    posted a message on Windows 2000 Crash
    EDIT:
    Turns out I actually have java ONE.6 (not 6)
    I'm gonna go update that really quick...

    Hey,
    As far as I know Windows 2000 should be able to run Minecraft.
    I have:
    Java 6
    OpenGL (1.1 I think)

    I'm pretty sure that is all Minecraft needs to run.
    Anyway I tried the old launcher (1.5.2)
    It crashed. I don't have the error message though but I could get it if you want.

    I tried the new launcher and it downloaded Minecraft and ran the logo.
    It worked fine but when it was about to go to the title screen I got this:
    ---- Minecraft Crash Report ----
    // Don't do that.

    Time: 9/23/13 5:50 PM
    Description: Initializing game

    org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:244)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:306)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:848)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:757)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:739)
    at atv.O(SourceFile:297)
    at atv.d(SourceFile:599)
    at net.minecraft.client.main.Main.main(SourceFile:101)


    A detailed walkthrough of the error, its code path and all known details is as follows:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -- Head --
    Stacktrace:
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:244)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:306)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:848)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:757)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:739)
    at atv.O(SourceFile:297)

    -- Initialization --
    Details:
    Stacktrace:
    at atv.d(SourceFile:599)
    at net.minecraft.client.main.Main.main(SourceFile:101)

    -- System Details --
    Details:
    Minecraft Version: 1.6.4
    Operating System: Windows 2000 (x86) version 5.0
    Java Version: 1.6.0_27, Sun Microsystems Inc.
    Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode, sharing), Sun Microsystems Inc.
    Memory: 16758776 bytes (15 MB) / 34377728 bytes (32 MB) up to 518979584 bytes (494 MB)
    JVM Flags: 2 total; -XX:HeapDumpPath=MojangTricksIntelDriversForPerformance_javaw.exe_minecraft.exe.heapdump -Xmx512M
    AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
    Suspicious classes: No suspicious classes found.
    IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
    Launched Version: 1.6.4
    LWJGL: 2.9.0
    OpenGL: ~~ERROR~~ RuntimeException: No OpenGL context found in the current thread.
    Is Modded: Probably not. Jar signature remains and client brand is untouched.
    Type: Client (map_client.txt)
    Resource Pack: Default
    Current Language: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
    Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
    Vec3 Pool Size: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null

    I have no cluse what any of that means but I saw it said "no opengl context found" so I checked and I have openGL on my PC.

    Is there anything I need to install, or is Windows 2000 officially unsupported (Minecraft classic crashed also)
    Posted in: Java Edition Support
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    posted a message on Minecraft Tower Defense (*Unfinished*) Please help me make it a reality!
    So I was playing some games and I though "I should make a MC tower defense". I have it in an unfinished state but it's quite crude and for it to be a reality I would have to be with some master builder who also rocked at MC edit. The basic idea is that there is a villager at the end of a maze. A spawner would have zombies coming and dispensers would shoot out like towers (maybe make a mod to add more types of projectiles?). There would be different maps and to detect when you finished that round there would be a pressure plate on every other square the zombies traveled on and when no redstone signal is detected you would be given more materials for dispensers and be able to trigger the next wave. It would be hard to make this work and maybe someone from the community can help me with this?
    Posted in: Maps
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    posted a message on Why is everyone so obsessed with this game?
    I am not saying I will not play because others play it. I still play it a little.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Why is everyone so obsessed with this game?
    Quote from iTZZRandy

    I once thought Minecraft was the most stupid game in the universe(I was such a noob back then). Whenever the Xbox Edition came out, my friend was playing it 24/7 whenever I was over, and I decided to play it once to try it out. It felt like if I took drugs for the first time, I was addicted to the game. Like a week after, my birthday came up and I asked my dad to buy Minecraft on the computer. Been playing ever since. ;D

    When was that?
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Why is everyone so obsessed with this game?
    Quote from RedVelvetCak

    I just don't play much because anything I can do everyone else can do better, everyone else can do anything better than me. (Yes, the song reference was on purpose)

    That's is an old song. BACK ON TOPIC... IT'S A HOT TOPIC! Thanks for all of your replies!
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Why is everyone so obsessed with this game?
    Quote from UselessNoob

    I feel you bro. There's this kid in my school that makes his answers in a question Minecraft related. Some kids literally bring their USB Drives to school, and play Minecraft when they can. I used to love this game back in Early Beta, but now all these immature idiots who are completely obsessed about MC and harshly insult you if you think MC isn't the best game ever, I really don't like accommodating with the community anymore.
    THANK YOU. Someone who really understands.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Why is everyone so obsessed with this game?
    Quote from danthonywalker

    As one who is a bit older than the norm, I never really hear this kind of chatter about Minecraft come up, but this kind of stuff goes for all games really. Most likely in your school there is a pack of kids that play Minecraft so they socialize with each other. For me it's about military shooters, i.e. Call of Duty, but when I'm in public areas when there's a bunch of teenagers, different games that get referenced, Starcraft, League of Legends, Minecraft, Battlefield all the like. Gaming has become more integrated into our society more than ever. To be honest, I don't see why anyone would be making a deal about it. Their talking about their favorite game, let them enjoy it. Minecraft is awesome, and if it's being talked about outside the net then great for the game and Mojang!

    You don't know how it has become where I live.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Why is everyone so obsessed with this game?
    Quote from Laughing_Man16

    I still don't see how that is a problem. If anything it means you have something you care about that you can share with some one else.

    Here is a review of MC that I totally agree with: But I feel that people shouldn't be obsessed and make life like trying to find a few golden people in a sea of yellow ones that aren't complete addicts.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Why is everyone so obsessed with this game?
    Something about a buggy game coded in java making more than AAA releases makes me think about games like castle crashers or super meat boy that sell okish but have a dedicated fanbase and decent community. I originally thought MC was like that when I first played. Then PE came out... and now EVERYONE plays it.
    Posted in: Discussion
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