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  • Donncha 9:13 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Minecraft   

    Hires map of Minecraft 

    Last night I updated the version of Dynmap on my Minecraft server. It’s the plugin that generates a realtime map of the world. I chose to render the hires tiles and it’s already created 2.2GB of data where the previous map was only 20MB! And it’s still going!

    I think it’s worth it however. Check out the screenshots below and decide for yourself.

    Old Map


    New Map


    • David Nicol 9:19 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Where’d all that lava come from between the piston cup and the smiley face?

      • Donncha 9:20 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        It’s a volcano. Erupted yesterday morning. Skeletons and Zombies were caught in the flow and burned a fiery death. Very tragic.

  • Donncha 9:20 am on September 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    Darned Endermen 

    One of the cool new features in Minecraft 1.8 was creative mode which allows you to fly around and build things without running out of blocks. It also stops you taking damage from mobs so I switched them on in the server for the hell of it.

    Unfortunately the new mob, the Endermen, caused problems for David’s pyramid.

    They kept robbing bits of it and moving them about! I didn’t want to disable mobs and thankfully someone created a plugin that restricts what the Endermen will pick up. After verifying that cobblestone wasn’t on the list I restarted the server and the pyramid was safe!

    Pity about all the other structures made of “natural” material ..

  • Donncha 8:55 am on August 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Minecraft, ,   

    What’s new in Minecraft 1.8? 

    Well, I’m not sure, but here’s a list of features (and I read elsewhere that carrying a torch does not light your way, it still has to be placed) and there’s the video above which I found here.

    That NPC village looks nice!

    • Apokalyptik 6:10 pm on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is pretty exciting imo 🙂

      • Donncha 9:37 am on September 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, it is. The one downside is that to get some of the new features – biomes and possibly NPC villages you have to create a new world. I’ll have to have a straw poll on the matter for those who login to the server. Maybe link to the poll from the MOTD.

  • Donncha 5:38 pm on August 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    Hot Hot LAVA! 

    • David Nicol 6:26 pm on August 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’d click the like button but then I’d feel dirty for essentially liking my own thingy. Oh the dilemna!

    • Donncha 6:50 pm on August 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’d create a YT account for Adam but there’s probably something in the T&C about age and I don’t want to encourage him at his tender age!

  • Donncha 9:12 am on July 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aether, Minecraft   

    Minecraft up in the aether 

    Aether, a mod for Minecraft that is, “a celestial realm found in outer limits of the atmosphere. The Aether is what you could call the “antipole” of the Nether. The Nether is a network of desolate, fiery caverns filled with bloodstained Cobblestone and sticky Soulsand; it lies beneath the very soil of our Minecraft world. The Aether, on the other hand, is a collection of floating plains and islands, all connected together to create a breathtaking dimension of the skies. Even during the night, the Aether is still quite peaceful, and a normal day in the Aether is the equivalent of three days on the surface.”

    It has floating whales, new block types, angry birds, and dungeon systems protected by guardians!

    Unfortunately it’s not trivial to install and when the next Minecraft update comes out it’ll mess everything up, probably. Still looks like a stunning mod for the game! (via)

    • Donncha 12:16 pm on July 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Check this reddit thread for some controversy regarding this mod. I haven’t a clue about either side but it does seem a tad optimistic that the mod developers will be able to earn much through advertising on the download link.

  • Donncha 10:39 pm on July 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Minecraft   

    Fly! The new Minecraft map is now live! 

    Minecraft is dead, long live Minecraft! The old map that used to be on the Minecraft server is gone, and replaced with a fabulous map generated from the seed “fly”. Don’t worry, the old map isn’t completely gone. When you login there’s a link to the zip file where you can download it, and instructions on installing it too.



    • dvotee 11:36 pm on July 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      OMG…….My Dvotee sig, my wolves, OMFG my secret cave and entrance…all gone??

      Will the download link always be there or is it a one off thing….I guess I need to log in and have a look around then.

    • Donncha 7:11 am on July 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      The download link will remain, at least until someone posts it on a public forum and everyone decides to download it and then uses all my bandwidth!

    • Donncha 10:57 am on July 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Even though I removed op status from all players it’s still handy to teleport around so I added this plugin to do that.

      • dvotee 12:21 pm on July 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Huh??? No OP status so we have to go and find our crafting materials as wll…..you be testing us Mr Donncha 😉

    • Donncha 11:46 am on July 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I added the LWC plugin to provide protection for chests. Here are some commands for it. I used /cpublic to lock my own chest, though I haven’t test it yet.

      I may also install command book and PlgSetspawn.

      • dvotee 4:04 pm on July 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Just catching up, I’ll check those plugin’s out later tonight, time allowing 😉

      • Dvotee 1:10 pm on August 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Just a test message, hope you don’t mind me using your site to try it out 😉

  • Donncha 5:27 pm on June 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Katamari Damacy, Minecraft,   

    The Wonderful End of the Minecraft World 

    I just found out about a new mod for Minecraft, Kataminey Damacraft or Katamari Damacy for Minecraft. I have to be honest and admit I’ve never played that game but I have played “The Wonderful End of the World”, the same sort of game on PC. Basically you’re a little ball and have to collect as much of the world as possible.

    I’m not going to install it on my Minecraft server but I will give it a go on a local world. (via)

  • Donncha 7:23 pm on May 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Minecraft, ,   

    Portable Minecraft (Video) 

    Minecraft running on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play. It’ll come to other Android phones and iPhones later and I have to admit this does tempt me to buy the phone.

    Two things put me off, the cost which is just over 200 Euro on my current, and there’s no indication that Minecraft will be network aware. I shudder to think how fast Minecraft would run through my measly 250MB/month data limit…

    Oh, while you’re here go look here for the first part of the Portal 2 soundtrack! It has ringtones too, I used the “Science is fun” one for my phone. Someone ring me, eh? 🙂

    (Both links via Kotoku!

    • Darren 8:07 pm on May 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Why is it fast forwarded?! Only non minecrafters would get bored watching someone build a petty house :L

  • Donncha 9:21 pm on May 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Minecraft,   

    Minecraft on Acid 

    Make sure you watch this full screen for the full effect. You’ll either get dizzy or puke. (via)

  • Donncha 8:46 pm on May 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Minecraft   

    For future reference:

    Occasionally these need to be updated. Some of the plugins have been abandoned by their original authors. I would like to thank those who took up the (mostly thankless) responsibility of maintaining these plugins. Doing a great job!

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