ComputerCraft 1.6 is here!

After the longest development period in ComputerCraft history, comes the biggest update in ComputerCraft history! Here’s direwolf20 with the lowdown on what you can expect to find inside:


ComputerCraft 1.6 requires Minecraft version 1.6.4 with an up to date version of Minecraft Forge installed. Once you have Forge, drop the files into your /mods/ directory, and launch Minecraft.

New Features:

  • Added Pocket Computers
  • Added a multi-tasking system for Advanced Computers and Turtles
  • Turtles can now swap out their tools and peripherals at runtime
  • Turtles can now carry two tools or peripherals at once in any combination
  • Turtles and Computers can now be labelled using Name Tags and Anvils
  • Added a configurable fuel limit for Turtles
  • Added hostnames, protocols and long distance routing to the rednet API
  • Added a peer-to-peer chat program to demonstrate new rednet capabilities
  • Added a new game, only on Pocket Computers: “falling” by GopherATL
  • File system commands in the shell now accept wildcard arguments
  • The shell now accepts long arguments in quotes
  • Terminal redirection now no longer uses a stack-based system. Instead: term.current() gets the current terminal object and term.redirect() replaces it. term.restore() has been removed.
  • Added a new Windowing API for addressing sub-areas of the terminal
  • New programs: fg, bg, multishell, chat, repeat, redstone, equip, unequip, falling
  • Improved programs: copy, move, delete, rename, paint, shell
  • Removed programs: redset, redprobe, redpulse
  • New APIs: window, multishell
  • New turtle functions: turtle.equipLeft() and turtle.equipRight()
  • New peripheral functions: peripheral.find( [type] )
  • New rednet functions: protocol, hostname ), rednet.unhost( protocol ), rednet.locate( protocol, [hostname] )
  • New fs function: fs.find( wildcard )
  • New shell functions: shell.openTab(), shell.switchTab( [number] )
  • New event “term_resize” fired when the size of a terminal changes
  • Improved rednet functions: rednet.send(), rednet.broadcast() and rednet.receive() now take optional protocol parameters
  • turtle.craft(0) and turtle.refuel(0) now return true if there is a valid recipe or fuel item, but do not craft of refuel anything
  • turtle.suck( [limit] ) can now be used to limit the number of items picked up
  • Users of turtle.dig() and turtle.attack() can now specify which side of the turtle to look for a tool to use (by default, both will be considered)
  • textutils.serialise( text ) now produces human-readable output
  • Refactored most of the codebase and fixed many old bugs and instabilities, turtles should never ever lose their content now
  • Fixed the “turtle_inventory” event firing when it shouldn’t have
  • Added error messages to many more turtle functions after they return false
  • Documented all new programs and API changes in the “help” system

The changelog speaks for itself, but this update was an absolutely massive endeavour, and I hope it shows. In addition to the new features, almost every part of the mod has been rewritten or refactored. To everyone who helped with Beta Testing: thanks! Your efforts were needed this update more than any other. To everybody else: Have fun!

33 thoughts on “ComputerCraft 1.6 is here!

  1. Hi, nice work! Would you consider adding API functions so that a turtle/computer can access another’s file system, paste in some code and launch it on the accessed turtle/computer. So you can have one turtle setting up many others for you.

  2. When i updated computercraft to 1.6 it doesn’t seem to register the new items, as when i try to give myself an the pocket computer (using the /give command and the id in the config file) it says that there is no item using that number (or something to that effect). Anyone have an idea on how to fix this?

    • Same here, what is wrong?
      I deleted the configs, not working
      Started minecraft without CC and then restarted it again with, not working???

  3. Important note: All mods addons which does something with modems (and most probably other stuff) will cause a ClassNotFound exception because that class was rename or simular.

  4. Hey this looks awesome. The portable Computers are working perfect. But the normal ones all uses the folder -1 instead the one with the id of the computer. It looks like have to restart the after placing new Computers/Turtles to get them working in the right directory.
    Also the redstone output isn’t work. I can detect input with redstone probe but i cant set an output with redstoneOutput(“”, true) or the new redstone program. I tried left, right, back and top. Saidly their is no error message on the server or the client. And i looks like some images are not found eg. blink.png: Its not possible to see if a Computer is turned on.

      • Sorry about this! It will be addressed in ComputerCraft 1.61, hopefully due out on Monday. I’m quite distressed this made it past beta testing :/

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  6. The only bad thing is – on my server computercraft 1.6 registers a new pc in computer folder of map foldet not 0,1,2… But 0, -1 and then every pc has same files in them. Running on mcp-plus server(bukkit+forge at once) 1.6.4 version. Can’t wait for patch fix to use pocket pc

  7. I use only forge and have the -1 folger bug too ๐Ÿ™ And the Computers dornt run startup if the chunk is loading.

  8. Will I be able to keep all of my old programs when I update, or will I have to rewrite them? Because I have a lot of programs. And that would be a pain to have to rewrite them.

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