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.
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:
ComputerCraft requires Minecraft 1.4.4 or 1.4.5 and the recommended version of Minecraft Forge for your Minecraft version. Once forge is installed, drop ComputerCraft1.47.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch the game.
Ported to Minecraft 1.4.4
Fixed label tooltips not showing up in SMP
In other news: In response to the pitch video I recorded last month, I’ve been invited to speak on the Minecraft Modding panel at MINECON in Paris the weekend after next, with Searge from the Minecraft Coder Pack, and others! This is a huge and slightly scary thing! The panel will mostly be about modding in general, but I’d love to talk to fans about ComputerCraft if I get the right questions. If you’re going to the con, hit me up on Twitter, and maybe I’ll see some of you there.
ComputerCraft requires Minecraft 1.3.2 and at least version 275 of Minecraft Forge. Once forge is installed, simply drop ComputerCraft1.45.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch the game.
This update adds one of the longest requested features to ComputerCraft: Colour Terminals! I’m really looking forward to seeing what kind of apps and games people make with this . This version also marks the first release of ComputerCraft where all the beta testing was done in public: After a bumpy start, it went quite well, so it’s something we’re going to keep doing in future. If you want to beta test future versions of ComputerCraft ahead of their wide release and help us fix bugs, check out the Beta Testing area on the ComputerCraft forums.
ComputerCraft requires Minecraft 1.3.2 and a recent version of Minecraft Forge. Once forge is installed, simply drop ComputerCraft1.42.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch the game.
Ported to Minecraft 1.3.2 and the Forge mod system
Floppy Disks can now be dyed different colours
Wireless Crafty Turtles can now be crafted
All new textures
New Forge config file
Various tweaks and bug fixes
Important Note for players of previous versions:
ComputerCraft now uses Forge config files, instead of the old ModLoader ones. If you edited mod_ComputerCraft.cfg or mod_CCTurtle.cfg in a previous version to change Block or Item IDs, you need to change them correspondingly in the new ComputerCraft.cfg and CCTurtle.cfg before loading your old worlds, or you will lose your ComputerCraft items.
Hey all, here’s some things that have been happening in the world of ComputerCraft:
As some of you noticed, computercraft.info was down a lot of last month, due to us blowing our 100GB bandwidth limit. This is great, because it means lots of people are learning and talking about CC, but it wasn’t good for our hosting plan. Luckily, deadlystrike from Siegecraft stepped in with an extremely generous hosting offer, and now the site is much more fast and stable. If you haven’t, check out Siegecraft some time and show your thanks from the ComputerCraft community.
In update news, ComputerCraft is now running on 1.3.2, and we have a couple of very cool new features to boot. We’ll soon be entering beta testing, so release shouldn’t come a lot later. Watch this space and thanks for being patient. While you wait, check out me, in famed YouTuber direwolf20‘s SMP Let’s Play series. I’ve recently been granted access to the server, and today’s episode features me showing off a lot of contraptions I built over the weekend with ComputerCraft!
If you’re new to CC, and you want to learn more about programming, check out the following series from KleebCo. It’s best tutorial for absolute beginners that I’ve seen:
Thanks to the hard work of Cloudy, the Server portion of ComputerCraft 1.41 has now been ported to Bukkit for Minecraft 1.2.5. If you run a Bukkit server, go here and grab it. If you’re a player, you don’t need to do anything new, just join your favourite servers when they update.
This port was produced from the main ComputerCraft source code, and the work done to produce it means that future bukkit ports will be both quicker to release, and higher quality than the previous reverse engineered versions.
In other news, 1.4 has been out for a little while now, so checkout these great new spotlights from NitrogenFingers and FunshineX: