Minecraft

I'm sorry, guys. Completely missed the questions in the thread. When I'm back at home and awake in the morning, I'll check to see what I'm using and will post links. It's multiverse with a couple of its own add-ons. The plugin hasn't had to be updated for several versions because bukkit has stayed pretty stable in terms of their API. This recent version may be different though (haven't updated yet).

EDIT: Updated the server with the latest development version of Craftbukkit (1.5 compatible), and portals are still working fine without updating plugins.

I'm using...

Multiverse-Core (latest beta from November)
example config from my server
example worlds.yml from my server
Note: Worlds can be added to worlds.yml through in-game commands.

Multiverse-portals (latest beta from April 2012)
Using default config.

Multiverse-signportals (latest beta from April 2012)
(No config needed.)

Multiverse-inventory (latest build from this January)
(Default config. No worlds share an inventory except for the nether for each survival world.)

Minebackup (latest build from August 2012.)
Keeps worlds backed up when changes are made.

CoreProtect (latest from this month)
Tracks who does what, and allows the admin to roll back changes in-game. Really nice. When someone's house burns down I can walk to that location and revert everything in a defined radius from me back to how it was before the event. I can also tell it a player name and to undo anything they did over a particular span of time. Many other features.

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All of these appear to be working right now in the latest Craftbukkit dev 1.5, though I haven't updated them at all. This is the way Minecraft/Bukkit have been for a year or so. Plugins just work for the most part and don't need frequent updates of their own.

Here's a picture of the hub linking all of the worlds we've had for the past couple of years (click to embiggen)...

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Has anyone mentioned the new Minecraft Realms service?

Anyone use an Xbox 360 controller for the PC version? My buddy recently picked up the PC version for his kids, but they're much more comfortable using the controller than the mouse and keyboard. Are there any tricks for setting up the controller?

Without the 360 crafting UI, I can't imagine a controller being fun.

duckilama wrote:

Without the 360 crafting UI, I can't imagine a controller being fun.

It looks like there is a mod that emulates it. There's probably a better mod than that one, but that's what my google-fu came up with.

I do that but it is very rough and I usually reach for keyboard/mouse to craft. I do it on Mac using an app called ControllerMate.

I've tried a logitech f710.
The customization makes it workable.
I am a PC guy though. There's no beating M&K.

Thanks, all. I'll let my buddy know.

It's really odd. His youngest son picked up Minecraft with a mouse and keyboard right away, but it's his older son that's struggling with the transition away from a controller.

It's amazing how well young kids pick up the mouse/keyboard combo. I only had to teach our oldest. The other two got it just by watching her.

Earlier today Jeb posted an instagram of one of 1.6's new features:
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LouZiffer wrote:

It's amazing how well young kids pick up the mouse/keyboard combo. I only had to teach our oldest. The other two got it just by watching her.

I remember as a kid that anything my older sister learned, she'd immediately turn around and taunt me for not knowing it. Then she'd teach me.

Family!

I had to slap a ruler across the knuckles of mine, but they eventually learned that the middle finger is for W and S, not the index.

I'm now imagining LiquidMantis in a nun's habit.

Well that's a change from the French maid's outfit.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I'm now imagining LiquidMantis in a nun's habit.

With the nun? Nice!

LiquidMantis wrote:

Well that's a change from the French maid's outfit.

With the French maid? Nice!

LiquidMantis wrote:

I had to slap a ruler across the knuckles of mine, but they eventually learned that the middle finger is for W and S, not the index.

ESDF FOR EVAR!!!!!! As a friend one said, I am a homerow-sexual.

Mixolyde wrote:
LiquidMantis wrote:

I had to slap a ruler across the knuckles of mine, but they eventually learned that the middle finger is for W and S, not the index.

ESDF FOR EVAR!!!!!! As a friend one said, I am a homerow-sexual.

This is the best thing ever, and I'm remembering it for future use.

ESDFers unite!

Mixolyde wrote:

ESDF FOR EVAR!!!!!! As a friend one said, I am a homerow-sexual.

And what's wrong with (H)IJKL ? Kids these days.

Today, most kids are WSAD (pronounce it as we-sad.)

Katy wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

ESDF FOR EVAR!!!!!! As a friend one said, I am a homerow-sexual.

And what's wrong with (H)IJKL ? Kids these days.

Ugh. Disgusting.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Katy wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

ESDF FOR EVAR!!!!!! As a friend one said, I am a homerow-sexual.

And what's wrong with (H)IJKL ? Kids these days.

Ugh. Disgusting.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned using the old doom controls. Movement with the arrow keys and left hand on shift, control and space.

Norfair wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
Katy wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

ESDF FOR EVAR!!!!!! As a friend one said, I am a homerow-sexual.

And what's wrong with (H)IJKL ? Kids these days.

Ugh. Disgusting.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned using the old doom controls. Movement with the arrow keys and left hand on shift, control and space.

Because it's even more disgusting and awful. Quake was my introduction into the world of mouselook. Even then I used the keyboard for the first month or so before realizing that there was an option which didn't suck.

.... Nun + French maid? I'll be in my bunk.

Another 1.6 pic from Jeb:

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/Ipf1YS4.png)

HORSE ARMOR!

Minecraft's first DLC? LOL.

EDIT: I'm stupid.

$10 for horse armor DLC!

Orphu wrote:

Minecraft's first DLC? LOL.

Bazinga!

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