ComputerCraft requires Minecraft version 1.5.1 and an up to date version of Minecraft Forge. Once forge is installed, drop ComputerCraft1.52.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch the game.
- Ported to Minecraft 1.5.1
ComputerCraft requires Minecraft version 1.5 and an up to date version of Minecraft Forge. Once forge is installed, drop ComputerCraft1.51.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch the game.
I’m quite proud of this update. Wired networks are something people having been asking for for a while, and I’m really excited to see what people can achieve with them, especially their ability to control peripherals at a distance. ComputerCraft is also a Minecraft 1.5 mod now, which means Computers and Turtles can interact with all cool new redstone features of the latest update. As always: Thanks to everyone who helped with beta testing, and Happy Hacking!
As part of the ongoing ComputerCraft media rampage, this weekend I had the pleasure of appearing on The Shaft podcast. I talked about ComputerCraft, Feed the Beast, and other assorted nonsenses, and dropped some hints about a couple of new features coming soon to the mod. Here’s a preview of one of them:
It was a good time, so check it out!
ComputerCraft requires Minecraft version 1.4.7 (or 1.4.6) and an up to date version Minecraft Forge. Once forge is installed, drop ComputerCraft1.5.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch the game.
Happy hacking! Thanks to everyone who helped with Beta Testing.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you: Photographed above are four Turtles and a Computer, set free from their natural habitat, and wreaking havoc in the real world! Unchecked, these critters will quickly start seeking coal and crafting copies of themselves, each one of them on a mission to excavate the Earth until it’s nothing but a flat expanse of bedrock. To save our planet from this fate, please: Adopt a Turtle today. By giving a turtle a safe home, you’ll not only be making a friend for life: You’ll be doing the Earth a favour.
After about two months of work, ComputerCraft 1.0 is ready, and my first post on the minecraft forums is the one advertising it’s release. The only block is the Computer, it only works in single player, and you can freeze Minecraft with an errant infinite loop. In spite of this, it gets 50,000 downloads before Christmas morning. My free time ceases to exist.
Spurred on by the immense response to ComputerCraft 1.0, I fix up SMP, add support for bundled cables from RedPower 2 (with permission from the surprisingly accomodating Eloraam), and release version 1.1
ComputerCraft 1.2: ComputerCraft gets it’s very first peripheral: the Disk Drive, and it’s first real-time game: worm.
In the largest update to date, ComputerCraft 1.3 is launched, adding Wireless Modems, the Peripheral API, and the feature the mod is now famous for: Turtles.
Bringing new types of Turtles, and new features for all of them, ComputerCraft 1.4 is launched, greatly increasing the scope for automated systems with Turtles. This gets the attention of certain members of the YouTube community.
I appear on MineTV to talk about ComputerCraft. It’s a lot of fun!
ComputerCraft 1.42 adds the Printer peripheral and Printed Books to the game.
ComputerCraft 1.45 brings with it Advanced Computers and Advanced Monitors. Finally, computers can speak in Colour.
ComputerCraft goes to Disneyland! Hosted by the magnificent Sacheverell, I speak on the Minecraft Modding with the Pros panel at MINECON in Paris. I get to meet and hang out with loads of fans of the mod, all the awesome Mojangsters, and some big members Minecraft community. I also got to discuss ComputerCraft with the guys from the very cool MinecraftEDU project, more news on this in the new year!
Now at version 1.48, ComputerCraft is going stronger than ever. The download count currently sits at 970,000, and that doesn’t include the huge number of people who have played it as part of the Feed the Beast or Tekkit modpacks. We have an extremely active community, and a day doesn’t go by when somebody on youtube doesn’t upload something awesome they’ve done with the mod.
I’ve spent thousands of hours working on ComputerCraft over the last year, and I think we’ve built something really unique. It’s a cliché, but I couldn’t have done it without the incredibly supportive and fascinating community you guys have built around my efforts. To say thanks, I’ve added a secret feature to ComputerCraft that gets activated today. To find out what it is: load up the game and take a look!
So MINECON is over, and I’m sitting here in McDonalds waiting for the Eurostar to take me back to Merry old England. As it turns out, the modding panel went amazingly well: over 700 people showed up, and I got to meet loads of awesome fans and figures from the Minecraft community. The experience was exhilarating, and I’m definitely down for doing something like this again. Here’s the panel, recorded by the guys at Gamespot:
From left to right, the panellists are Sacheverell of minecraftforum.net, Searge and ProfMobius of the Minecraft Coder Pack, myself, Matt from MineZ, Erik from bukkit and mojang, and Austin from MineZ. Massive thanks to all of them, and everyone else I got to meet over the weekend. Good times
Today is an exciting day. Why? Because I’m headed to MINECON in Paris to talk about ComputerCraft! I’ll be talking on the panel Minecraft Modding with the Pros on Saturday at 1PM in The Stronghold, at the New York Convention Centre. It’s unlikely to be streamed live by Gamespot, as it clashes with a talk by notch, but it will probably be recorded and available to watch online after the event for people who aren’t going.
If you are going, I hope to see you there! When I’m not hosting the panel, I’ll be happy to talk to anyone who wants to say Hi. If you Follow me on Twitter, i’ll be posting quite regularly with where I am (and what I look like), so I should be easy to spot.
Viva le Minecraft!
So Minecraft was updated today, to version 1.4.5. Normally when this happens this means I have to release a new version of ComputerCraft, but this time the obfuscation mappings didn’t change, so the already released version 1.47 just works! I hope this becomes a thing, and all updates in future can be this simple. Check the post below for the download link.
In community news, lua superstar Nitrogenfingers just produced his most impressive creation yet, a graphics-driven visual 3D printing system using Turtles and Advanced Computers, check it out:
Nitrogenfingers wrote the “paint” program that comes pre-installed on the Advanced Computers in ComputerCraft, and this system expands the capabilities of this program tenfold, with amazing results. What’s more, he’s offered the entire thing for you to download and use on the ComputerCraft forums. I love the things our Community creates, and I’m definitely planning on showing off stuff like this to anyone who will listen at MINECON this weekend.
More on that later…