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Mama Robotnik
(09-09-2011, 11:08 PM)
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Mojang are now hosting the pre-release version of 1.8 Adventure Update for Minecraft, it runs (EDIT - not perfectly). Rather than spoil any of its surprises, I'll just host a screenshot I made.



Initial impressions are that the biomes are VAST, there are lakes, and as you can see, a huge deep ravine cutting through the landscape.

In this version of the game there are far more significant things like villages, dungeons, abandoned mines, new mobs, new drops, hunger, part of the experience system, new blocks and surprises.

Some people are saying that this version is a "leak", but Notch seems to be joking about this on Twitter. He notes that the supposed leaked version is hosted by Mojang. He gives everyone his blessing to download it:

Ooh, looks like 1.8 has leaked, not that I'd ever admit that. ;) Be careful when installing software you don't trust though. 59 minutes ago

If you do use it, remember to report bugs, and to feel slightly bad. ;) 59 minutes ago

(I am fine with you using it. Make sure you get it from the leaked url we are hosting, though) 56 minutes ago


I though this was thread worthy as a lot of people have been waiting for this. Instructions on how to play:

(1) Downloading the Client from the URL given here.

(2) Go to the start menu and type "%appdata%". Go into the ".minecraft" folder, go into the "bin" folder and replace the "minecraft.jar" file with the one you just downloaded.

(3) (optional) Go back into the ".minecraft" folder and back up your saves. With prerelease software this just makes sense.

You need a Minecraft account to play, if this wasn't obvious. Have fun.
Last edited by Mama Robotnik; 09-10-2011 at 01:33 AM.
IndieJones
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(09-09-2011, 11:09 PM)
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Can't wait! I've been out of Minecraft for almost a year and it's going to feel like relearning a whole new game. So excited to get home and play!
Max
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(09-09-2011, 11:13 PM)
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These new biomes add so much
Mama Robotnik
(09-09-2011, 11:25 PM)
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The new sunset effects are amazing, lighting seems to have been completely redone.
Cweggz
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(09-09-2011, 11:25 PM)
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Here is a link to the minecraft forum thread saying it is basically a-ok
Anilusion
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(09-09-2011, 11:29 PM)
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Any patch notes?
epmode
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(09-09-2011, 11:30 PM)
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Click on "Advanced OpenGL", menu text disappears, screen goes black a few seconds later, never comes back up.

Correction: That happens even when I click on other video settings that have worked in the past. Oh well.
Atomski
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(09-09-2011, 11:32 PM)
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Hnnnnggg, aw man.. I want to go exploring so bad. Stuck at work till late tonight though :(.

Anyone seen a Enderman yet? is it as creepy as it is made up to be?
Blizzard
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(09-09-2011, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by epmode

Click on "Advanced OpenGL", menu text disappears, screen goes black a few seconds later, never comes back up.

Correction: That happens even when I click on other video settings that have worked in the past. Oh well.

I'm assuming this isn't the official 1.8 release, so HOPEFULLY people report bugs like this so they can get fixed. I guess this is like a beta test of the beta update. :P (I'm assuming you have latest drivers etc. etc.)
DMPrince
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(09-09-2011, 11:35 PM)
haven't played in awhile. didn't know they got a new launcher lol.
Grinchy
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(09-09-2011, 11:37 PM)
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As much as I want this, I think I'm going to go the lazy route and wait for the real release so I can avoid any hiccups.
epmode
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(09-09-2011, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blizzard

I'm assuming this isn't the official 1.8 release, so HOPEFULLY people report bugs like this so they can get fixed. I guess this is like a beta test of the beta update. :P (I'm assuming you have latest drivers etc. etc.)

Yeah, drivers are up-to-date. I tried wiping the entire .minecraft folder so everything will redownload but now I can't even log into the client. BUY MOAR SERVARS NOTCH
jonremedy
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(09-09-2011, 11:44 PM)
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Of course, now it won't connect to Minecraft.net to log in. Curses!
Quixzlizx
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(09-09-2011, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grinchy

As much as I want this, I think I'm going to go the lazy route and wait for the real release so I can avoid any hiccups.

Ho ho ho.
The Technomancer
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(09-09-2011, 11:45 PM)
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Oh fuck yes. This is the update I was waiting for before rolling a new world to get lost in.
Freakinchair
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(09-09-2011, 11:45 PM)
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Does the adventure update work with online?
Chinner
(09-09-2011, 11:46 PM)
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cant log in lol
Sir Ilpalazzo
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(09-09-2011, 11:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Freakinchair

Does the adventure update work with online?

It does.
jediyoshi
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(09-09-2011, 11:49 PM)
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Little log in trouble, usually works after my second retry

Originally Posted by epmode

Click on "Advanced OpenGL", menu text disappears, screen goes black a few seconds later, never comes back up.

Correction: That happens even when I click on other video settings that have worked in the past. Oh well.

Same, accidently hit it while toggling through the gui scale options
celebi23
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(09-09-2011, 11:49 PM)
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1.8 leaked? Do I spoil myself with the "prerelease version" or wait until the "official version" is released?
Ranger X
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(09-09-2011, 11:52 PM)
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well, that's awesome I suppose but I will update on monday when the real update comes.
Littlegator
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(09-09-2011, 11:54 PM)
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Press the F keys to blow your mind.

Also F11 to fullscreen.
Mama Robotnik
(09-10-2011, 12:43 AM)
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Watch your step on fields, when Notch said there would be ravines he was not shitting us.
Grakl
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(09-10-2011, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Littlegator

Press the F keys to blow your mind.

Also F11 to fullscreen.

Could always do this.
stressboy
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(09-10-2011, 12:47 AM)
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Wow these oceans are now massive.
The Technomancer
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(09-10-2011, 12:47 AM)
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How long has F6 been in the game? Almost feels like cheating, even with beds.
Woorloog
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(09-10-2011, 12:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ranger X

well, that's awesome I suppose but I will update on monday when the real update comes.

I wait till all the 1.8.x patches are done...
I hate playing MC right after a major patch, something is always broken badly.

EDIT what does F6 do?
Piercedveil
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(09-10-2011, 12:49 AM)
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Awesome update. Endermen look way cooler than I thought they would. Any idea what the pearls they drop do?
Leunam
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(09-10-2011, 12:50 AM)
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The first map I created had me on a very tiny island with ocean stretching as far as I could see in every direction.

Also, there was a bit of a glitch on another world that allowed me to see underground. Every cavern I saw was a big maze of tunnels and caves.
SmithnCo
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(09-10-2011, 12:52 AM)
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Sounds awesome. I'll wait for the actual update though.
cluto
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(09-10-2011, 12:52 AM)
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Would love to play this but Minecraft runs worse on my new laptop than it did on my old crappy one.
epmode
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(09-10-2011, 12:54 AM)
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God, I am getting some awesome landscapes here.

..does anyone know if it's possible to integrate Minecraft with the Steam overlay? I can add the exe that I downloaded from the main site but the overlay does not appear to work. I suppose the fact that it's a Java program means I'm out of luck?
Piercedveil
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(09-10-2011, 12:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by epmode

God, I am getting some awesome landscapes here.

..does anyone know if it's possible to integrate Minecraft with the Steam overlay? I can add the exe that I downloaded from the main site but the overlay does not appear to work. I suppose the fact that it's a Java program means I'm out of luck?

No it works for me.

The lighting is VERY impressive, imo. It looks great. I just found an abandoned mine and wow, so cool. F6 and F7 are also pretty helpful!
Locke562
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(09-10-2011, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by cluto

Would love to play this but Minecraft runs worse on my new laptop than it did
on my old crappy one.

Same here. I'm getting around 9 fps.
rezuth
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(09-10-2011, 01:11 AM)
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It does not run perfectly like claimed but better than I expected. It looks great thus far! This is what 1.7 really should have been. Feels a lot more polished game than before, hope 1.9 doesn't take too long.
Rebel Leader
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(09-10-2011, 01:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Piercedveil

No it works for me.

The lighting is VERY impressive, imo. It looks great. I just found an abandoned mine and wow, so cool. F6 and F7 are also pretty helpful!


Can someone please post what F6 and F7 do
enzo_gt
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(09-10-2011, 01:15 AM)
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The entire IT LEAKED, WE LEAKED IT, WERE NOT MAD IT LEAKED, IT'S OKAY PLAY IT WE LEAKED IT impression I got from this is either some sort of humor I don't understand or Kotaku has confuzzled me.
epmode
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(09-10-2011, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Piercedveil

No it works for me.

I just found out that the Steam overlay doesn't like the 64 bit version of Java. Gotta reinstall I guess.
CommieCaptorS
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(09-10-2011, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rebel Leader

Can someone please post what F6 and F7 do

if i remember correctly it shows you were the naughty dudes are hiding underground
Piercedveil
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(09-10-2011, 01:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rebel Leader

Can someone please post what F6 and F7 do

It fast forwards to night or day
Seronei
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(09-10-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rebel Leader

Can someone please post what F6 and F7 do

Speeds up days/nights. 99% sure it's something Notch added just so he could show the new lightning effects during Pax, and will be removed in the proper release.
CommieCaptorS
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(09-10-2011, 01:20 AM)
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oh lol I must be thinking of one of the other F keys, turns on pussy mode
Rebel Leader
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(09-10-2011, 01:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seronei

Speeds up days/nights. 99% sure it's something Notch added just so he could show the new lightning effects during Pax, and will be removed in the proper release.

NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Razorskin
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(09-10-2011, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seronei

Speeds up days/nights. 99% sure it's something Notch added just so he could show the new lightning effects during Pax, and will be removed in the proper release.

When I played months ago I had a mod that did the same thing, yeah I took the easy way out.
∀ Narayan
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(09-10-2011, 01:25 AM)
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Are they ever going to increase the vertical limit? Any plans for this?
BobTheFork
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(09-10-2011, 01:25 AM)
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Can I take everything they are offering but the fucking hunger. Seems like a way to ruin the fun. I missed the last update but I'll be on this one.
la flama blanca
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(09-10-2011, 01:30 AM)
keep getting out of memory errors ARGGG
Piercedveil
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(09-10-2011, 01:32 AM)
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I'm not loving the vines on EVERY single tree. I hope it's not supposed to be that way.
Puppet Shadow
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(09-10-2011, 01:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by epmode

I just found out that the Steam overlay doesn't like the 64 bit version of Java. Gotta reinstall I guess.

Using 64 bit Java here, and it works for me.

Create a shortcut for minecraft.exe, then have Steam point to the shortcut (instead of the exe) when you add it via Games -> Add a non-Steam game to my library.
Verdre
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(09-10-2011, 01:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Piercedveil

I'm not loving the vines on EVERY single tree. I hope it's not supposed to be that way.

Sounds like you're in a swamp biome

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