Monday, February 28, 2011

Single Player Commands is back! Woooo

simo_415 over on the MineCraft forums recently updated his Single Player Commands mod for 1.3. What does that mean? I'm back up and running at full steam! Progress on dungeon 3/4 is going well, and I'll maybe post a video or screen shots when I finish it up.

In the mean time, if you guys are wanting some adventure map action, I HIGHLY recommend this one:

Gourd Avenger (Adventure Map) [By Akito12345]

The puzzles and scenery are very creative and the story is excellent as well. He's already got a sequel up so you'll have plenty of game time! Give them a shot, you won't be disapointed.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Redstone Guide: New redstone repeater blocks, and a improve Zelda tune setup

Here's a quick guide I put together for the new redstone block, and a MUCH easier setup for the Zelda "secret revealed" sound. Enjoy!

And to forget to check out/subscribe to my YouTube channel. More vids to come!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Slow goings...

Since the 1.3 update, many mods broke. A lot of them have been updated (MCedit), but one in particular, "Single Player Commands", has not, which has brought my progress on the map to a temporary halt :( . I can still build certain things...but definitely not at the same speed as before, which is frustrating. I will be putting any major sections of the map on hold until "Single Player Commands" is up and running again.

Let's hope for a quick update!

PS, This is in no way directed at the mod creators. I don't expect all mods developed freely by the community to be 100% working on patch day. Thank you all for your tireless efforts to make MineCraft more enjoyable!

Grizwald and the Curse Pyramid - Complete walkthrough (Part 4)

Here's the last part of the walkthrough. Stay tuned for more redstone guides/new map previews, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grizwald and the Curse Pyramid - Complete walkthorugh (Part 3)

Part three is up (this one ends kinda abruptly though). Stay tuned for part 4, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

1.3 Update is here!

With BEDS!!!!

To update, simply launch minecraft it should do it automatically. The recipe for the bed is 3 cloth on top of 3 wood planks.

Here is a list of what else was updated, according to Notch's tumblr:

* Implemented a new lighting engine with the help of MrMessiahs (can be turned off)
* Changed the options around, added a new “Graphics options” button
* Added beds. If all players in a map sleeps in a bed during night, the game immediately skips until morning
* Added three new half-size blocks
* Added Delay/Repeater redstone dust blocks
* Added whitelisting to the server. To use, enter “whitelist ” where cmd is “on”, “off”, “add ”, “remove ”, “list” or “reload”
* New save file format, old maps need to be converted (that might take a while..)
* It’s now possible to have more than five save slots, and to rename saves
* Scrollbars in both the texture pack list, and in the map selection screen
* Replaced the Mojang splash image to reflect the new logo colors
* .. and a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks!

If I have time, I'll try and post a video of some of the new stuff. So exciting!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Grizwald and the Curse Pyramid - Complete walkthrough (Part 1)

Having trouble on the Pyramid map? Getting lost? Can't find those secret chests? Well check out this full walkthrough and you problems will be solved :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

MineCraft update coming this Tuesday!

It's official, as confirmed from Notch's Twitter and Rock, Paper, Shotgun, the 1.3 update will be released on Tuesday, February 22nd.

It's confirmed that one of the new craft-able items added will be a bed. However this won't just be for cosmetic purposes. Ever wish it was daylight so you could make a quick run over to your garden for more wheat? Ever wish that stupid gold clock would turn just a little bit faster so you could get back to exploring? Well the bed does just that. Right-click on it and you will sleep through the night, making it instantly day time :)

There are other things that will (hopefully) be included in the update, but what I'm rooting for is this:

This Redstone repeater would make traps/music setups SO much smaller and easier to work with. Cross you fingers guys, we will find out on Tuesday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yogscast Finishes up their play-through

Simon and Lewis wrapped up their Let's Play of my Professor Grizwald map yesterday. Here's the last two parts:

Part 3

Part 4

Thanks again SO much to Simon, Lewis and Hannah for all the work they put into playing, recording, editing, and uploading these videos! Check out the Yogscast site and their YouTube channel for more silliness!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Preview of the new map.

Preview of a section of my new map:

This is part of the trap-themed dungeon. I was so happy I got these arrows traps to work properly that I had to share it. The last one was especially tedious to wire-up but it was worth it.

Here's and overhead shot of the section I run through in the video:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How I made the Zelda "secret revealed"

Hey guys, I made a short vid explaining noteblocks, inverters and how I used them to make the Zelda sound play in the Grizwald Pyramid map. I know for a fact there are better ways to wire it all up, but I wanted to keep it short and easy to understand. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Part 2 of the Yogscast play-through is up!

Hooray! Man, they are having some bad luck with those creepers...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yogscast featured my map!

Amazing. Those Yogscast goofs decided to do a video play-through of my map! I feel pretty honored :). Check out the first part:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Yogscast shows off the Mo' Creatures mod!

Remember that mod I recommended last week? Well those goofs Simon, Lewis and Hannah from the Yogscast channel just did a youtube rundown of it. Check it out!

Grab the Mo' Creatures mod here.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Getting bored with SSP? Try out one of my favorite Mods!

It happens to all of us. We play on the same world for weeks, and eventually run out of things to build or motivation to play. Mutliplayer is no doubt a great alternative, but what can you do if your sever's down? Or you internet goes out? HOW WILL YOU COPE WITHOUT YOUR MINECRAFT FIX?!

We'll, I'd like to recommend this mod: Mo' Creatures, created by DrZhark on the MineCraft Forums. This Mod adds a whole bunch of new creatures to the game, including rabbits, birds, werewolves, sharks, and much more. There is even an entire horse taming/riding/breeding system which finally gives use to those otherwise useless saddles. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

Some pics of Mo' Creatures:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New block type to come soon to MineCraft?

The MineCraft developers are hard at work trying to finish the game, and what's this? A new "useful" block type is under development:

Many minecraftians are speculating that this new block type will let players move their spawn point, which would be quite useful. Lets cross our fingers for another timely update!

Follow!/jeb_ on twitter to see if he posts any further updates.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Progress on the new map!

Progress is going well. I finished a big section today and I'd say I'm around 20% with everything. Hopefully I can keep up this pace!

Here's a peek!

Guide to AND circuits

I'm by no means an expert with redstone, but I think I've learned enough to share some knowledge with you. Here's a video I made explaining one type of redstone circuit: the AND circuit.  The AND circuit can be used for door locks and trap arming/disarming functionality as well.  Enjoy!