Alright, today I can officially say that MinecraftFree Multiplayer is working, v 1.0.0. There are a few bugs and restrictions such as we only allow Minecraft classic servers, which is annoying. We cannot get access to real Minecraft Servers because it would require hacking. We are still thinking of a way around this. So far, it looks good though, with minimal lagging. I’ll post some screenshots soon, if I remember 😉
MinecraftFree is now working almost perfectly! Unfortunately, if you try and connect to a multiplayer server, it won’t work. I’m working on it though! Although I can’t change it so that it will connect right from minecraft itself (that would require changing the code of minecraft!), I’m creating a separate program to allow multiplayer server connection, called MinecraftFree Multiplayer. I’ll package them together so that when you first launch MinecraftFree, before running any minecraft code, it’ll ask you if you want to play single player or multiplayer.
Beta testers have also discovered a minor flaw in that the full screen button does not work. That’s an easy fix in VB. Stay tuned for a download link!
Hey guys! Today I’ll show you my ongoing project. It is called MinecraftFree. It lets people try minecraft out. It’s just a program that mirrors the java applet on the minecraft website. This is not against the terms because it is just mirroring and is doing it via the Internet and not through downloaded files – i.e. I have not downloaded the minecraft game just to sell it, I am basically showing a web browser to the applet which is online. And I am not selling it.
The game in MinecraftFree is not the full version of minecraft, that would be illegal. Instead it is just minecraft classic which is available for free.
I have finished MinecraftFree and I am currently working on MinecraftFree Multiplayer. I’ll release both at the same time – free download.
I’m moving to Mac. I am, hopefully, going to get a MacBook Pro for my birthday at the end of this month. It is not because I don’t like Windows, no, it is for a few other reasons:
1. My windows laptop is slowwwwwwwwww…
2. Mac are cool. They have style, and are so über-cool. The GUI is much better than windows.
3. Xcode and the iOS SDK. Yeah, for about two years now, I’ve wanted to get a mac for solely this reason. I wanted to make iPhone apps! Also, I was tired of using VB to make programs for windows, I wanted to start developing for mac!
4. OS X Lion is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Have you tried it at an Apple Store? It it such an update to Snow Leopard. It is enhanced by the MacBook pro’s multitasking gestures.
Yeah, I’ll miss Windows, but I believe that Mac is the way forward for me. I’m not saying mac’s better than windows, I’m just saying that for me, mac is right – just because it has what I need and want.
Here are the top three programs I’ll miss from Windows:
Visual Basic. It is the best SDK I have ever used, it creates program’s for windows easily. I made program for my friends all the time. I guess Xcode is the mac alternative, I hope it will be this good!
Dark Basic Pro. It was the best 3d game programming language I have ever experienced. Unfortunately, the compiler is not available for macs, so I will have to find another, equally awesome 3d game programming language that is suited to macs.
3d RAD. I used this program for a Latin project at school once, I got 9/10. It is so easy to use, and the fact that it had a scripting tool helped a lot – because I like scripting.
There we have it. Thanks for reading what I think is my longest post ever. Remember, comment, like and follow!
I leave you with an image that made me chuckle:
Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.3.0 has been released! It has loads more features including crafting! Yes, you heard it Minecraft Pocket Edition now has crafting! The features don’t stop there though, cows and chickens have been added! Also, the inventory has been completely redesigned! It has to be the best Minecraft PE update ever!!!
20 years ago to this day (April 2012) the ZX Spectrum was released by Sinclair as a colour computer to trump its black and white predecessor. It ran Sinclair’s very own Sinclair BASIC with its special chiclet keyboard, which was the forefather of modern day keyboard shortcuts and auto correction. The ZX Spectrum is one of the very few pre-millennium computers to still be remembered today, like the Commodore and the BBC Micro.
Please tell me your experiences with any of these computers or any computer that doesn’t run the “Big Three” (Windows, Mac and Linux) by commenting below.
Best wishes ZX Spectrum, thank you for all those hours of joy you brought…
Hey guys! Today I’m going to show you how to program games for the Raspberry Pi! We are going to make a very simple 2d game using the program Game Editor. This tutorial will go through everything! All you need is a Raspberry Pi! Okay, let’s go!
Firstly, we need to hook up a monitor, keyboard and mouse to your Raspberry Pi. Make sure your SD card running the OS is in the Pi. Then connect the power lead. Wait until it has finished booting. Then, open up the web browser.
We are going to install Game Editor, so navigate to game-editor.com, or search game editor. Click Download, then click the link that says:
Windows (9x, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7), Linux and Mac OS X version
Install it to a directory you can find.
Unzip this file into the same directory. Then go to Applications, System Tools, Terminal. Once terminal has opened, navigate to the unzipped folder using the commands dir and cd. For instance, if the folder is in my Documents, I would first type dir and hit enter. It would list all the folders in it’s current directory. I see Documents is there, so I type cd Documents and hit enter. Then again I type dir and hit enter. I see the folder GameEditor so I type cd GameEditor and hit enter. When you think you are in the GameEditor folder, type dir and hit enter. If many files come up including gameEditorLinux, you are in the right place.
Then, still in the GameEditor folder, type the following:
chmod +x gameEditorLinux
Then hit enter. Quit out of terminal and navigate to the GameEditor folder through a file browser. Open up gameEditorLinux and a window should pop up, this is Game Editor!
Now you have installed game editor, let’s make a very simple game.
Click Add Actor and name it anything. Click add. A Pacman will show up. He is an actor. Actors are objects on the screen. Pacman is the default, so we’ll live it like that. Right click on him and click actor control. This is where we can edit things about the actor. Where it says events, click add, then click create actor, then add action. Click follow mouse, add, then immediate action. Then you can close. Click game mode and you will see Pacman following your mouse!
This is because we added the event create actor. This occurs when the actor is created. As the actor is created at the beginning, it is like an actor load event. We set it to follow mouse, so it would follow the mouse. When we ran the game, sure it followed the mouse!
To finish off, go to config, game properties and click on the button that says window and change it to full screen. When you go back to game mode, it will be in awesome full screen which will make it look cooler and that you really are making a game on the Raspberry Pi! Don’t forget to save your game!
Thanks for reading this tutorial! I went through a lot, so if you have ANY questions, please ask them in the comments section.
Have fun Raspberry Pi-ing!
This is no joke! How you can get your music into the iTunes Store for Free! Okay, basically you register the song as a podcast, so it will turn up in the podcast section of iTunes! Podcasts are free to make and you have to sell them for free, so you won’t get any money from it. This is great if you aren’t that serious about music and wanted to put something into iTunes for fun. If you want, get a link to the song, or actually the podcast, and put it on your site saying that it is a song, people will click the link, get taken to iTunes where they can download it, just like a song!
Alright, let’s get started with the tutorial! There are many services that allow you to create podcasts automatically, but I’ll show you the XML, hard way. (Hooray!)
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I made a wiki page for G-Dev++, for the downloads. At the moment I have only got the Windows version on the site. Check it out! g-dev.wikidot.com