BILLUND: A new mod by dan200

Less suburban builds are available

Hey all! Last weekend the Minecraft modding community played host to Modjam, a 96 hour mod making competition. I entered said competition, and BILLUND is the end result! BILLUND is a mod that adds toy plastic building blocks to the world of Minecraft; if you’ve ever played with LEGO, Mega Blox or Kre-O, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

If you’d like to check it out, you can download and learn more about it here, and if you enjoy it, you can vote for it to win in the modjam voting here. Polls close August 25th!

ComputerCraft 1.56

Fake screenshot is fake

Downloads:

ComputerCraft requires Minecraft version 1.6.2 with an up to date version of Minecraft Forge installed. Once you have Forge, drop ComputerCraft1.56.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch Minecraft.

New Features:

  • Added Treasure Disks: Rare Floppy Disks found only in dungeons, which contain fun programs made by the community. Find them all!
  • All turtle functions now return additional error messages when they fail.
  • Resource Packs with Lua Programs can now be loaded when extracted to a folder, for easier editing.

Thanks to everyone who submitted Treasure Disk programs, it’s great to have some community content finally make it into ComputerCraft, and thanks to Slowpoke101 for the idea. If you think your programs are good enough to be included in future updates, submit them on the forums. Happy Hacking!

ComputerCraft 1.55

Advanced Turtles are Advanced!

Downloads:

ComputerCraft requires Minecraft version 1.6.2 with an up to date version of Minecraft Forge installed. Once you have Forge, drop ComputerCraft1.55.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch Minecraft.

New Features:

  • Ported to Minecraft 1.6.2
  • Added Advanced Turtles
  • Added “turtle_inventory” event. Fires when any change is made to the inventory of a turtle
  • Added missing functions io.close, io.flush, io.input, io.lines, io.output
  • Tweaked the screen colours used by Advanced Computers, Monitors and Turtles
  • Added several new features for Peripheral authors
  • Lua programs can now be included in Resource Packs. Tutorial here

Enjoy! The new features in this version are mostly behind the scenes, but they were really fun to work on. Once again, thanks to everyone who helped with Beta Testing. Happy Hacking!

ComputerCraft 1.53

Remote peripheral control is awesome, okay!

Downloads:

ComputerCraft requires Minecraft version 1.5.2 and an up to date version of Minecraft Forge. Once forge is installed, drop ComputerCraft1.53.zip into your /mods/ directory, and launch the game.

New Features:

  • Ported to Minecraft 1.5.2
  • rs.setBundledOutput() and rs.getBundledOutput() now work with cables from Minefactory Reloaded, as well as RedPower
  • Monitors and Advanced Monitors can now be placed on floors and ceilings
  • As always, plenty of bugfixes and stability improvements!

Sorry this one took a while to get out! I’ve been very busy, and working on a secret project related to ComputerCraft that I should be able to announce officially very soon! Thanks to Cloudy for all his help with this port, and everyone who helped with Beta Testing. Happy Hacking!

ComputerCraft 1.51 is released!

It really is!

Downloads:

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.

New Features:

  • Ported to Minecraft 1.5
  • Added Wired Modems
  • Added Networking Cables
  • Made Wireless Modems more expensive to craft
  • New redstone API functions: getAnalogInput(), setAnalogOutput(), getAnalogOutput()
  • Peripherals can now be controlled remotely over wired networks
  • New peripheral API function: getNames()
  • New event: “monitor_resize” when the size of a monitor changes
  • Except for labelled computers and turtles, ComputerCraft blocks no longer drop items in creative mode
  • The pick block function works in creative mode now works for all ComputerCraft blocks
  • All blocks and items now use the IDs numbers assigned by FTB by default
  • Fixed turtles sometimes placing blocks with incorrect orientations
  • Fixed Wireless modems being able to send messages to themselves
  • Fixed turtle.attack() having a very short range
  • Various bugfixes

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!

ComputerCraft 1.5

Psst, buy a turtle

Downloads:

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.

New Features:

  • Redesigned Wireless Modems; they can now send and receive on multiple channels, independent of the computer ID. To use these features, interface with modem peripherals directly. The rednet API still functions as before.
  • Floppy Disks can now be dyed with multiple dyes, just like armour.
  • The “excavate” program now retains fuel in it’s inventory, so can run unattended.
  • turtle.place() now tries all possible block orientations before failing.
  • turtle.refuel(0) returns true if a fuel item is selected.
  • turtle.craft(0) returns true if the inventory is a valid recipe.
  • The in-game help system now has documentation for all the peripherals and their methods, including the new modem functionality.
  • A romantic surprise.

Happy hacking! Thanks to everyone who helped with Beta Testing.