Updated: Minecraft v1.8.1 is out

Update: The first patch to the v1.8 release has also been released. Not too sure what’s changed as I’m at work and unable to run it to find out.

That’s right, the first tranche of Minecraft v1.8, the so-called “Adventure Update” has been released to beta for real, along with the accompanying server.

Lots of new features to play with, including (but not limited to):

  • *Tons* more food stuffs, and the food stacks now (plenty of people unhappy about these two…)
  • Unpopulated NPC villages
  • Ravines, caverns and canyons
  • Sprinting
  • And a whole bunch of other stuff

On the server side the big change is a new “console” that shows memory usage and online players as well as the log; given I’ve already updated my server to v1.8 (and made a new map to get all the new terrain features), I must say I’m totally in love with the new console, it should make looking after the server much nicer. Not sure if any of the wrapper/server script add-ons have caught up with it yet (SimpleServer hadn’t when I checked earlier), but a little bit of patience goes a long way.

Get the update in-game if you’re running v1.7.X (remember to disable your HD patch etc before updating – easiest just to force an update to stock v1.7.5), or alternatively get it from the Minecraft website (along with the server).

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Author: PantsManUK

Twenty-plus years in IT and/or gaming in one form or another. My proudest moment was getting through Jet Pac on the Sinclair Spectrum 48K ;-)

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