Friday, May 6, 2011

This New Map Thing Looks Nice

Posted by Notch on April 27, 2011 (Super late right?), Notch blogged about what his plans were for Beta 1.6. He said they were going to "mostly be bug fixes". That's a good thing, I mean look how long the freking bug list is, I mean jeez.

But alongside those bug fixes are two new features. One is the addition of an officio Nether world inside SMP servers. (Confirmed in his blog post on May 2, 2011). But the other thing an ingame map. It's a craftable item (Paper + ???) that allows you to zoom in and out to display the land around you. The map auto fills out as you explore. If you go outside the edge of the map, it will stop updating, causing you to make another. Now for screenshots.

Fully Zoomed In

Fully Zoomed Out

You can drop your map in SMP and another player can pick it up, seeing your progress. Apparently theres a limit to 65,536 per map, but that doesn't seem like a problem.

Keep in mind this is basically a re-blog of Notchs blog post, posted in a shortened version. Find his blog here, at http://notch.tumblr.com/

18 comments:

  1. Now they got a map going now? Jeez I need to check out the game but current exchange rates are bit...crazy...

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  2. how can mincecraft still be in beta. it has been released for ages and has sold millions of copies. they need to upgrade everything

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  3. @pho

    Notch is a lazy bastard. That truly is all that can be said. He get's stuff done when he actually does work, but he is usually on vacation.

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  4. Oh wow - this looks really cool, I'll have to try this game out!

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  5. Wow that looks really nice indeed! Good luck =D

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  6. @Poszy

    I wouldn't say it's the very best yet, Notch needs to polish up the game with features and stuff, but not make it TO simple. That's just my opinion however.

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  7. Love it. When I get back into playing Minecraft then this is going to be fun

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  8. damn they've added loads of stuff since I quit, might have to go back on there to check it out. Cheers :)

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  9. Minecraft just keeps on getting better i guess

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  10. Secon picture kind of looks like a penis xD but nice post!

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  11. Of course Notch is gonna keep adding stuff. He is rich as hell and by adding more stuff he only gets more moneh.

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  12. Awesome, I've been wanting a map for forever

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  13. Oh god what? Notch implemented a map system? It's about time!

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  14. that's a good map

    also minecraft being in beta means nothing more than they are still adding new features constantly

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  15. wow, that is a one cool map!

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  16. @SynthRockEngine

    No no no, it's coming in Beta 1.6, Minecraft is currently at Beta 1.5.

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  17. minecraft, minecraft everywhere.

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