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Re: Minecraft

Post by Cylus Maxii » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:16 pm

The Meal wrote:Having given up on Civ6 for a bit, I'm back to playing Minecraft. Alas, but I'm doing the Project Ozone 2 mod pack. I'd be interested in playing this on a server, but it sounds like I'm the only OOer playing these mods.
I've been playing SkyFactory 2.x (and recently some 3.x) - many of the mods are the same, and its also a skyblock type pack. I might be interested. What world type are you using with Project Ozone? (Skyblock, Skylands..) What difficulty mode are you doing?
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Re: Minecraft

Post by The Meal » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:12 pm

I'm watching a skyblock Let's Play (on Kappa Mode), but coming back to Minecraft after about a year off, I'm playing on a simple run-of-the-mill world on standard mode. Figure I could play skyblock from here if I really wanted. :)
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Cylus Maxii » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:27 pm

SkyFactory 3 is based on MC 1.10 and has some of the newer mods. Some of the older ones have gone away. I like the feel and mod blend from what little I've played so far. I haven't played with it to see if I could generate a Skylands map - that might be the best way to go for Multiplayer. I know there are also ways to spawn each player their own starting island if the World Type was Garden of Glass. I don't know if any of the other possible players would be into a modded server with Skyblock or Skylands.

Project Ozone is also intriguing - though having a limited number of lives doesn't seem to match well with a casual MP server.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:36 pm

Cylus Maxii wrote:
hitbyambulance wrote:I have set up a new private OO server on my Raspberry Pi. i will send details to people interested - you can also let me know if you want to join and i will send you the server address.
What version are you running? Is it vanilla or modded?
it's always up to date and always mod-free.

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Re: Minecraft

Post by The Meal » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:06 am

Cylus Maxii wrote:Project Ozone is also intriguing - though having a limited number of lives doesn't seem to match well with a casual MP server.
I don't think that's in the general installation. I've died at least 4 times without any visible consequence.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:26 am

hitbyambulance wrote:
Cylus Maxii wrote:
hitbyambulance wrote:I have set up a new private OO server on my Raspberry Pi. i will send details to people interested - you can also let me know if you want to join and i will send you the server address.
What version are you running? Is it vanilla or modded?
it's always up to date and always mod-free.
That seems attractive! Hopefully I can get on this week. I want to fully explore vanilla with a couple QoL mods before moving on to mod packs.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Cylus Maxii » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:23 am

The Meal wrote:
Cylus Maxii wrote:Project Ozone is also intriguing - though having a limited number of lives doesn't seem to match well with a casual MP server.
I don't think that's in the general installation. I've died at least 4 times without any visible consequence.
Maybe I misunderstood. Does it have a limited number of life hearts (HP) until you get more via quests? I read somewhere about starting off with just three lives.. Maybe that's what they meant.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by The Meal » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:15 pm

Cylus Maxii wrote:
The Meal wrote:
Cylus Maxii wrote:Project Ozone is also intriguing - though having a limited number of lives doesn't seem to match well with a casual MP server.
I don't think that's in the general installation. I've died at least 4 times without any visible consequence.
Maybe I misunderstood. Does it have a limited number of life hearts (HP) until you get more via quests? I read somewhere about starting off with just three lives.. Maybe that's what they meant.
The Lets Player I'm watching on Kappa mode only has 3 lives (though there are ways to get more along the way).
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Re: Minecraft

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Re: Minecraft

Post by stessier » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:12 pm

My daughter has Pocket Minecraft on her Fire tablet and a girl at school would like to play with her on the PC. A few questions -

1. Do I have to buy the PC version, or will the Pocket version talk to the PC version server?
2. If I do have to buy the PC version, is it available on Steam? All I see is an episode version which doesn't seem right.
3. What information do I have to ask the friend to provide so they can play in the same world?

Sorry for being a noob. :)
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:26 pm

stessier wrote:My daughter has Pocket Minecraft on her Fire tablet and a girl at school would like to play with her on the PC. A few questions -

1. Do I have to buy the PC version, or will the Pocket version talk to the PC version server?
2. If I do have to buy the PC version, is it available on Steam? All I see is an episode version which doesn't seem right.
3. What information do I have to ask the friend to provide so they can play in the same world?

Sorry for being a noob. :)
Yes you can play Pocket Minecraft and Windows 10 Minecraft together. The PC version referenced is the JAVA PC version, which is the most popular but you can't play cross platform on that version. Windows 10 Minecraft is available from the Minecraft store. I think you have to also get a realm subscription ($4 for 2 people a month) but I could be wrong about that. The kinds of Minecraft mods that people talk about are not available on the Windows 10 edition. However I don't play with those except a couple of quality of life ones which I could live without.

The friend will need her Xbox Live ID for them to play together. If she doesn't have one, then she can get one from xbox.com, they are free.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by stessier » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:41 pm

Thanks for the answers - so I have to get and Xbox Live ID for my daughter and then get minecraft as well. I guess I should verify they are on Win10 as that is the version we will have to be using.
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Re: Minecraft

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Re: Minecraft

Post by stessier » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:46 pm

Klif wrote:
stessier wrote:Thanks for the answers - so I have to get and Xbox Live ID for my daughter and then get minecraft as well. I guess I should verify they are on Win10 as that is the version we will have to be using.
I'm not familiar with the windows 10 specific version. why not just get the regular minecraft that runs on any pc?
I guess I misunderstood what Lorini was saying. I thought since I was on Win10, that is what i had to run. So if I go to Minecraft and hit that big green button, I'd be good to go?

As for Xbox Live - that too was what Lorini mentioned. How will I connect with her friend again?
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Re: Minecraft

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Re: Minecraft

Post by Zarathud » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:55 pm

My kids play on the LAN which is now easy. They have their own accounts for the PC java version. But it was a PITA until both computers were on the same network, sharing, etc.

Getting them playing on locked down PC accounts on Win10 is advisable. The only unfixable virus I ever caught was from a Minecraft mod.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:36 pm

Klif please stop with the misinformation. There is the traditional PC Java version. There is ALSO a Minecraft Pocket edition which runs on iOS, Android and Windows 10. THESE ARE DIFFERENT. The Minecraft Pocket edition is developed by Mojang for Microft. The Minecraft PC Java edition is completely under Mojang's control. Stessier wants cross platform play with the PC Pocket Edition. I told him how to get it. End of story. He shouldn't buy the Java edition for cross platform play.

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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:38 pm

stessier wrote:
Klif wrote:
stessier wrote:Thanks for the answers - so I have to get and Xbox Live ID for my daughter and then get minecraft as well. I guess I should verify they are on Win10 as that is the version we will have to be using.
I'm not familiar with the windows 10 specific version. why not just get the regular minecraft that runs on any pc?
I guess I misunderstood what Lorini was saying. I thought since I was on Win10, that is what i had to run. So if I go to Minecraft and hit that big green button, I'd be good to go?

As for Xbox Live - that too was what Lorini mentioned. How will I connect with her friend again?
I'll be blunt and say what he's telling you to do won't work for your situation. Please reread what I said, it's accurate.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:40 pm

Klif wrote:
stessier wrote:Thanks for the answers - so I have to get and Xbox Live ID for my daughter and then get minecraft as well. I guess I should verify they are on Win10 as that is the version we will have to be using.
and what's this about a Live ID?
Because of the Minecraft Pocket Edition her friend is using, you have to have an Xbox Live ID to multiplay.
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Post by Cylus Maxii » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:54 pm

We don't know what the friend is using, That's the issue. Stessier Jr currently has the tablet version.
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Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:24 pm

Cylus Maxii wrote:We don't know what the friend is using, That's the issue. Stessier Jr currently has the tablet version.

On a Fire Tablet, only Minecraft PE is native. Amazon Fire Tablet runs its own proprietary operating system, so there's no way it runs the PC Java edition.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:24 pm

Klif wrote:well, apparently I'm an asshole. go fuck myself, amirite?
No, just be sure of your information :).
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Post by Tao » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:05 pm

So just throwing this out there....there is a Minecraft alternative in early access available on Steam for free called Creativerse. I have been playing for the past couple of nights and so far it's seems pretty fun. The early game feels far more streamlined than Minecraft. The game also have cutesy animals which I imagine might appeal to young girls. Not endorsing the game per se, just saying it's out there and seems a fast and easy way to get two kids to be able to play together (if your daughters friend has access to a computer and Steam).
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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:31 pm

for Stessier's question, you can set up a server on your machine and have both children play in that world (setting your own parameters) with the Java or Win10 versions. you can run it on the same PC, but i run mine on a Raspberry Pi 3 with Spigot (an optimized Minecraft server). let me know if that sounds like an option and i'll go into more detail.

(the RPi3 works ok, but there are still lag spikes. next time, i'll get a faster single board computer - should've gone with the Hardkernel Odroid C-2.)

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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:46 pm

Guys, this is his daughter's friend he's talking about. She has a Fire tablet. I guess there might be a way to somehow provide her a computer or even Raspberry Pi but that wouldn't seem very feasible to me.
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Post by Tao » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:12 pm

Actually I believe Stessiers daughter has the tablet and the friend is on PC, which is why I made my suggestion as it sounded as if Stessier was looking for a Steam download....
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Has there been some hostility thrown your way Klif?

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Re: Minecraft

Post by stessier » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:42 am

Went to play today and found an update that added a bunch of new stuff including a Recipe Book! Ahhh, how very sweet! Particularly funny because this weekend I got tired of always forgetting how to make stuff and started making my own using note cards and a three ring binder. Fortunately, only about 20 cards in, so not too much completely wasted work. :)
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Post by Lorini » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:37 pm

Apparently the Java edition will no longer be the main edition (note you'll need to translate the page). Mojang has stated that going forward the new Win10/Xbox/Switch/ etc etc version will be where they focus their attention. I would think they could use the Java version for prototyping but eventually the other version will have more capability.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:06 am

Lorini wrote:Apparently the Java edition will no longer be the main edition (note you'll need to translate the page). Mojang has stated that going forward the new Win10/Xbox/Switch/ etc etc version will be where they focus their attention.
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Post by Lorini » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:09 am

Super Duper Graphics Pack coming to Cross realm platforms, so not including Java PC or PS4. It's tempting me, as getting a 4K monitor that's decent is more expensive than the Xbox One X that's running this. I've tried to install Optifine without success. They mention in the trailer that Optifine might be able to equal these graphics? Yea/Nay? (The trailer is 4 minutes long).
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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:38 am

So does that mean that in order to have updates, you'll need to buy a new copy?
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Post by Lorini » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:44 am

Blackhawk wrote:So does that mean that in order to have updates, you'll need to buy a new copy?
I think the answer is 'depends'. If you have a copy of Java PC Minecraft, you (at least used to) get a free copy of Windows 10 version Minecraft. If you have a copy of Xbox One Minecraft, you get a free copy of the new Xbox One Minecraft. They will continue to update the PC Java version, but that version will no longer be the version of focus for them. People already don't update to the latest Java version anyway, so I'm not sure how much real impact these changes will be to the Java community. On the other hand, I'd think that community will not see the growth it's used to with the new stuff being much more marketed than the Java version will be.
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Lorini » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:20 am

Also I'll pay for a Windows 10 realm if anyone is interested. I know you guys are Java folks though, so I won't be hurt if no one joins :)
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Re: Minecraft

Post by Blackhawk » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:36 pm

That's good. I haven't actually played in at least a year, but I and the kids each have copies, and I wasn't thrilled with the idea of having to buy three more just to get updates. if I can just 'sidegrade' them, though, that's fine.

What is the state of the Windows version anyway? The last time I tried it it was way, way behind the java version in regards to features.
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