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August 31, 2011 1:31 PM   Subscribe

The holy grail of minecraft has been achieved.
posted by empath (69 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Here is what it looks like back stage.
posted by empath at 1:33 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


You got your minecraft in your minecraft
posted by zachlipton at 1:37 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


yo dawg
posted by p3on at 1:37 PM on August 31, 2011 [6 favorites]


We've already got one.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:41 PM on August 31, 2011 [8 favorites]


The holy grail of minecraft has been achieved

It's kind of hard to describe the expression I must wear on reading that. Smile disappears. Eyes go wide. Breathing slows. Kind of a lust reaction, I suppose.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:43 PM on August 31, 2011


I'm going to create a full-scape replica of Metafilter in Minecraft.

Updating the text is going to be difficult.
posted by The Whelk at 1:43 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why can't I find a Yo Dawg image that references Turing completeness? "I hear you like to simulate the lambda calculus inside your lambda calculus."
posted by benito.strauss at 1:44 PM on August 31, 2011 [7 favorites]


I'm glad someone posted a minecraft fpp because now we can discuss the upcoming 1.8 release.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:45 PM on August 31, 2011


Inception!
posted by kmz at 1:46 PM on August 31, 2011 [4 favorites]


We're getting glass panels! And FLIGHT
posted by The Whelk at 1:46 PM on August 31, 2011


What about Minecraft inside Minecraft-in-Mi...Oww! what the hell did you hit me for?
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:47 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


We've already got one.

I told them we've already got one.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:48 PM on August 31, 2011 [11 favorites]


It has no Minecrafts, we're allowed to have one.
posted by The Whelk at 1:49 PM on August 31, 2011


The holy grail of minecraft has been achieved.

Holy mixed metaphors Batman!
posted by Acey at 1:51 PM on August 31, 2011


The addition of pistons made a lot of strange stuff possible. There is Scrolling text ,clocks, self building houses, These were just the first vids that popped up, not best of breed. There are people building giant punchcard like memory structures.

The hot new thing is BUD switches, a clever technique that lets you do some very interesting things such as play music when your ingot are done smelting.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:52 PM on August 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


The Whelk: "We're getting glass panels! And FLIGHT"

*record scratch* say WHAAAA?
posted by ZsigE at 1:54 PM on August 31, 2011


Creative mode will allow you to FLY
posted by The Whelk at 1:57 PM on August 31, 2011


Maybe I'm just Minecraft illiterate, but I don't see how that was Minecraft. However impressive it was to build, it was just some blinkenlights controlled by swithes and buttons.
posted by slogger at 2:00 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


My initial reaction was, why didn't he put all this effort in to something useful.

Then I recalled the endless hours I put in to playing with computers in the late 70's doing things like wire-wrapping a "hi-res" (128x64) display for my Cosmac VIP computer using ttl logic and converting a Selectric typewriter to a printer.

Same thing.

Good job!
posted by cosmac at 2:01 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Whelk: "We're getting glass panels! And FLIGHT"

*record scratch* say WHAAAA?


*Smashmouth song plays*
posted by shakespeherian at 2:03 PM on August 31, 2011 [16 favorites]


The universe is still here.
posted by oneironaut at 2:03 PM on August 31, 2011


I'm going to create a full-scape replica of Metafilter in Minecraft.

Out of lapis lazuli blocks for lurkers, with the option of professional snow blocks for members?

The addition of pistons made a lot of strange stuff possible.

Not for me. I can't find any god-damned slimes. After months of playing. And googling.
posted by Hoopo at 2:07 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is this something I'd need a computer to understand?
posted by nevercalm at 2:10 PM on August 31, 2011


Love stuff like this. It reminds me of some of the incredible things people are doing with Little Big Planet 2 - making short films, turning it into a first-person shooter, turning it into video poker.
posted by jbickers at 2:14 PM on August 31, 2011


That's not Minecraft in Minecraft.
posted by DU at 2:18 PM on August 31, 2011


Maybe I'm just Minecraft illiterate, but I don't see how that was Minecraft. However impressive it was to build, it was just some blinkenlights controlled by swithes and buttons.

And you aren't reading metafilter right now, it's just some pixels on a screen.
posted by empath at 2:19 PM on August 31, 2011


Is this something I'd need a computer to understand?

Sort of. If you have a virtual computer, that will be enough.
posted by The World Famous at 2:19 PM on August 31, 2011


My initial reaction was, why didn't he put all this effort in to something useful.

A lot of people are using redstone programming to learn about circuit design. Being able to design your own ram, and wire logic gates together into something useful is nothing to sneeze at. A lot of the guys who are doing these big projects are in electrical engineering classes, and some of them have built working redstone versions of the model CPUs they've studied in class.
posted by empath at 2:24 PM on August 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


Cough teacher partner says minecraft red stone is great for teaching circuit design and letting em play around e concepts cough
posted by The Whelk at 2:28 PM on August 31, 2011


How long until somebody writes an LLVM frontend that can compile C into minecraft?
posted by schmod at 2:35 PM on August 31, 2011 [8 favorites]


Metafilter: Just some blinking lights controlled by switches and buttons.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:37 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


FLIGHT? I may have to figure out how to penetrate the Aporkalypse security web. Perhaps I've said too much already.
posted by Mister_A at 2:47 PM on August 31, 2011


When he stepped forward to reveal the perspective trick at the end, my mind went "whoa" in a way there should probably be a tvtropes page for.
posted by rollick at 2:53 PM on August 31, 2011


Perfect, this brings me one step closer to building a working AI in Minecraft.

Which'll be super neat until a creeper gets into it and somehow forces itself into the real world and the whole thing becomes like a blocky version of Virtuosity.
posted by quin at 3:24 PM on August 31, 2011


That's not Minecraft in Minecraft.

It's a playable video game. It has a player character who walks and jumps, building and destroying blocks as he goes. It has primitive pixelated graphics. The controls are not very responsive. What could be more like minecraft?
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 3:31 PM on August 31, 2011 [10 favorites]


Genius.
posted by carter at 3:34 PM on August 31, 2011


Terrible user interface, but for some reason I love the idea of turn based gravity.
posted by doublehappy at 3:34 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


A lot of people are using redstone programming to learn about circuit design. Being able to design your own ram, and wire logic gates together into something useful is nothing to sneeze at.

It's also a good mental workout to try to figure out ways to build the parts compactly, which is important when you're limited to fabricating your CPU with a 1 billion nanometer process. This aspect probably doesn't have quite as much applicability to real-world circuit design, since the details depend mostly on specifics of redstone that are unlike real-world transistors and so forth.

(Yes, I am slowly building a redstone computer in Minecraft, on the MeFightClub server.)
posted by FishBike at 3:40 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Holy shit, I just watched the behind the scenes. This is insane.
posted by doublehappy at 3:43 PM on August 31, 2011


Now that is really geeky. This guy is the ├╝bernerd.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:43 PM on August 31, 2011


>The holy grail of minecraft has been achieved.

>>Holy mixed metaphors Batman!


Not if Minecraft IS JESUS.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:02 PM on August 31, 2011


Can it walk on water? I don't thin- oh, wait. Nevermind.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:30 PM on August 31, 2011


What could be more like minecraft?

Well...Minecraft could.

It's not Minecraft inside of Minecraft unless you can run Minecraft inside of it. If the second level isn't as complex as the first, it isn't the same thing, pretty much by definition.
posted by DU at 5:33 PM on August 31, 2011


My god, his voice should be the basis for some kind of text-to-speech engine.
posted by odinsdream at 7:14 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


And that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped.
posted by Brocktoon at 7:35 PM on August 31, 2011


I like that even Notch accidentally hurls his pickaxe down a chasm now and then.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:41 PM on August 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


The behind the scenes video is fantastic. That there's a minecart ride which takes you to the major logic simply melted my heart. The color coding! The floors of the redstone display that are like a layer-cake factory. The memory array you can crawl around in!

It's like one of these 80's kids books that try to break down how digital logic works. Or a David Macaulay illustration from The Way Things Work, where he draws in the tiny people next to a massive Arithmetic Logic Unit. But you can go and see for yourself. And it really works!

Love!
posted by Mercaptan at 7:57 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


silmes

Slimes will only spawn in certain chunks at certain levels. You can get a mod that will tell you if it is possible for slimes to spawn in your current chunk. If they can, make a big cave for them. You can even farm them.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:38 PM on August 31, 2011


A lot of the guys who are doing these big projects are in electrical engineering classes, and some of them have built working redstone versions of the model CPUs they've studied in class.

I think if I understood what any of this means, I would be impressed. Redstone, wha?

For the record then, I am impressed. My sole accomplishment in Minecraft is burying myself alive.
posted by Camofrog at 8:52 PM on August 31, 2011


Redstone circuitry has two components -- wire and torches. Wire carries a signal, torches invert it. WIth (an arbitrarily large number of ) those two things, you can compute anything that's possible to compute.
posted by empath at 8:59 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


My sole accomplishment in Minecraft is burying myself alive.

That's the first level, and a decent accomplishment. I felt like a god when I survived my first night.
posted by JimmyJames at 9:05 PM on August 31, 2011


Video 1: Wow! Amazing! Sweet proof of concept!
Video 2: Stunned silence. Faint sound of brain shattering.
posted by Aquaman at 9:45 PM on August 31, 2011


Slimes will only spawn in certain chunks at certain levels. You can get a mod that will tell you if it is possible for slimes to spawn in your current chunk. If they can, make a big cave for them. You can even farm them.

Heh, yeah. I filled my basement slime-attracting lair with pressure plates connected to an alarm upstairs in my living room, so I'd know when some arrived.

It didn't take long before I went back and installed a cutoff switch to let me turn the damn thing off.
posted by rifflesby at 9:57 PM on August 31, 2011


benito.strauss: "Why can't I find a Yo Dawg image that references Turing completeness? "I hear you like to simulate the lambda calculus inside your lambda calculus.""

You can make your own. [Req. JS]
posted by ob1quixote at 10:46 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Slimes: Need to dig down to, or find a large cavern around, level 10-20. They seem to spawn spontaneously down there in largish spaces.
posted by msalt at 11:34 PM on August 31, 2011


For some reason, it reminds me of this XKCD.
posted by drezdn at 9:26 AM on September 1, 2011


Jeb just released the 1.8 items and textures
list of new items. Includes new rotten meat item, which will heal you but also poison you.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:54 AM on September 1, 2011


that sound is about a thousand first classes being missed
posted by The Whelk at 9:55 AM on September 1, 2011


Hmm, spiderweb.

Is Notch still wedded to achievements? They make me so very sad.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:10 AM on September 1, 2011


Why can't I find a Yo Dawg image that references Turing completeness? "I hear you like to simulate the lambda calculus inside your lambda calculus."

Are you looking for this one?
posted by piato at 10:12 AM on September 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Speaking as a casual Minecraft player all I can say is "wow".
posted by sotonohito at 1:46 PM on September 1, 2011


I really have been meaning to get back to minecraft, but it makes me feel painfully alone in singleplayer. Steve would be a comfort. And in Multiplayer, I feel kind of like a fifth wheel while I watch everyone else build superthings and I try to build a dirt pyramid and then realize I built it on sacred ground.

Not a reference to a specific server. MeFights, you're cool and would be my go to server if I start again sometime. Just saying in general, I feel like the game creeps me out and alienates me.

The promise of modes with more goals has me very excited. I especially hope they make the mob villages users suggested, where you see hints of civilization among the creatures and soon realize that you're their monster, like in I Am Legend (I forget the name of the book, sorry). I know the twist already, I just like the idea of a pig kissing his creeper wife goodbye as he goes to work and then I kill the pig for pork and then the creeper wife sicks her pet Steve on me to maul me to death.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:37 PM on September 1, 2011


You might want to check out the millenaire mod which adds villagers, or the Better than Wolves mod, which adds so much awesome stuff to the game that I can't even list it in one post.
posted by empath at 11:06 PM on September 1, 2011


All good, mccarty.tim -- I too am overawed by the Works of The Aporkalypse and feel like a slow child the few times I log on these days as well, making mudpies amidst the glories of the ages.

But when I'm drubk, I do enjoy hopping on if there's nobody around just to have a gander at the latest stuff.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:24 PM on September 1, 2011


Notch just gave pigs snouts. Take that Better Than Wolves devs!

Team Notch!
posted by Ad hominem at 2:06 PM on September 2, 2011


Not a reference to a specific server. MeFights, you're cool and would be my go to server if I start again sometime.

Too bad Mefights don't allow new players onto it.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 4:54 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


That is most assuredly not the case. I believe if you want to stay around, though, the mods require some hoops to be jumped though.

The Apork has basically zero griefing, unlike every other server out there, and they want to keep it that way.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:28 PM on September 3, 2011


You know what this means.

We need to go deeper.
posted by formless at 7:28 PM on September 5, 2011


Permutation City.
posted by kalessin at 7:19 AM on September 29, 2011


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