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2011-04-19, 09:07

It's out. Additions according to the wiki:

• Weather (rain, snow, thunder)
• Statistics
• Achievements
• Detector rail
• Booster rail
• Birch and spruce saplings
• Performance improvements
• If a lightning hits a pig, it becomes a Zombie Pigman
• New settings in options:
- Ability to change GUI size (Small, Normal, Large, Auto)
- Advanced OpenGL (For higher-end graphics cards)

Also @_jeb tweeted something about shift+clicking an item will add/remove it from inventory/chest, which is a nice thing.

So it goes.
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turtle
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2011-04-19, 09:12

Some of those sound pretty cool. Shame we have to hold off on updating. Zombie pigmen just sounds like a fun time!
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2011-04-19, 09:19

I don't mind waiting a bit to update. With the way bugs are introduced in these updates I wouldn't be surprised to hear of entire worlds set aflame by lightning.

So it goes.
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2011-04-19, 09:20

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I don't mind waiting a bit to update. With the way bugs are introduced in these updates I wouldn't be surprised to hear of entire worlds set aflame by lightning.
I finished my wool house just in time, then.
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2011-04-19, 09:21

Oh yeah, good point! Kinda forgot about that. Having to put my creeper wall back up all the time would suck.

From what I read, when the lightning sets it ablaze the rain is supposed to put it out limiting the effect of the lighting...so I've read.

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2011-04-19, 09:23

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Locked Chest re-added.


Any word yet if flowers will regrow in the rain, a last-minute feature Notch commented on?
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Kraetos
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2011-04-19, 11:39

Minecraft boosters?!? Does this mean..... Monorail???

I will gladly lend assistance to the construction of a server-wide monorail. I have plenty of gold for boosters.
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709
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2011-04-19, 11:56

What it means to *me* is rollercoaster.
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Brad
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2011-04-19, 11:57

I wouldn't get too excited yet. The mere presence of boosters doesn't necessarily mean we can build networks of monorails on the server. Minecarts and boats both add significant load to the server, and unless notch and co. have made some significant optimizations server-side, we should continue to minimize their use.
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2011-04-19, 12:10

So does absolutely everyone that plays SMP have trouble with boats and minecarts? Curious to know.

We have enough RAM and apparently a fast CPU now. Is the bottleneck simply Notch's shitty code?
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2011-04-19, 12:11

I do have a test facility built already in hopes of being able to use mass transit one day.
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2011-04-19, 12:13

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So does absolutely everyone that plays SMP have trouble with boats and minecarts? Curious to know.
I think it has a lot to do with server capabilities. I'm kinda hoping that Lenny can handle some use of boats and mine carts now.
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2011-04-19, 12:15

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So does absolutely everyone that plays SMP have trouble with boats and minecarts? Curious to know.

We have enough RAM and apparently a fast CPU now. Is the bottleneck simply Notch's shitty code?
They are a no-go on my internet connection... Its faster to warp anyway, and probably less taxing on the server...
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2011-04-19, 12:18

I hope so too. I'd hate for us to have thrown money at a home server only to make it mildly more adequate. Especially when there are other options.

So it goes.
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turtle
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2011-04-19, 12:28

Well, the home server is actually not a home server, just a server in a home.

I'm with you though in that I'd hate for us to put money in and never be able to do some of this other fun stuff. Really though, I'd say this is one of the best servers to be on that doesn't cost extra. Lenny is a beast now. And really can handle a lot of action.

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Well, the home server is actually not a home server, just a server in a home.
Such a technical assessment fills me with confidence.
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2011-04-19, 12:51

Well, it's a Dell R300 with a Xeon X5260 with 4GB of RAM. We only use about half, if that, of that RAM.

So, not your typical home server.

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Brad
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2011-04-19, 12:56

Looks like 1.5 server is buggy. I'm trying it locally to evaluate before upgrading the server. First bug I've encountered is that achievements just plain don't work. Worse, because they don't work, I have this "helpful" popup on the top-right of the screen all of the time.



Oh, notch...

edit: Oh, according to the wiki:
Quote:
New Bugs:
Achievements only work in SMP if you have already completed first achievement in Single Player
Off to try... and it works. Weird achievement system, too. You can't get any advanced achievements until you go and do the basic ones.

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2011-04-19, 13:07

Also, the rumor about ladders not working unless they're contiguous? Completely true. Better start filling those gaps now guys.
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2011-04-19, 14:28

Am I the only one who *hates* achievements on iPhone games?




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ThunderPoit
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2011-04-19, 15:15

WOOOO CHEEVOS!


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2011-04-19, 15:20

The whole rain goes through glass on SMP....not so much. Hopefully fixed in 1.5.01.
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2011-04-19, 15:32

hmmm, looks like minecarts may have to wait too:

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Riding in a minecart from the south into a corner going from north to west (so it's not connected to the current track) will crash the game. Possibly also true for other directions, yet if you're going in the same corner coming from the east, it will work as usual.

Trying to redirect a rail corner to another track using redstone (a switch) will crash the game.
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2011-04-19, 15:35

So maybe we should just skip this update on our server until the glass part gets fixed at least. I know a bunch of us use glass...
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2011-04-19, 15:49

That would also give everyone a chance to fix their ladders. Poll?
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2011-04-19, 15:52

Think of the children.

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709
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2011-04-19, 15:57

Think of the glass children.





So fragile.
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2011-04-19, 16:01

Think of the glass children with creeper parents....
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2011-04-19, 16:01

Can you jump up to the next ladder in the mean time?
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2011-04-19, 16:12

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Can you jump up to the next ladder in the mean time?
Nope. First thing I tried earlier when I couldn't climb one.
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