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Minecraft 1.7.7 released

And just like that, we've got another Minecraft update. version 1.7.7 was released in a big hurry yesterday, apparently to fix some server crashing problems. This time there is a post on the Minecraft Tumblr page, but it doesn't say much of anything. The Mojang blog post about version 1.7.6 was updated to include this: "We have released version 1.7.7 with an important bugfix to fix some server crashes."

The JDRGaming Minecraft server will be updated to version 1.7.7 later today.

Minecraft 1.7.6 released

Version 1.7.6 of Minecraft was announced yesterday. The new version fixes some bugs, and makes some changes that will eventually allow players to change their player name.

The version 1.7.6 client is not compatible with earlier versions of the server. This is mostly due to changes in the player profile format. Player profiles should be updated to the new format automatically by version 1.7.6 servers.

The JDRGaming Minecraft server will be updated to the new version later today.

See the Minecraft page on this web site for more details.

Minecraft April Fools joke

The people at Curse like a good joke, and a post on the Minecraft forum earlier today definitely qualifies. The headline (Minecraft Gets New Developer, Sells to EA) is calculated to shock and terrify Minecraft enthusiasts, but anyone who actually reads the post will recognize it as a joke.

Note that the joke only works because everyone hates EA, and the idea of having their favourite game purchased by EA is viewed as a worst case scenario by most gamers.

Minecraft 1.7.5 released

Version 1.7.5 of Minecraft was released on February 26. The JDRGaming Minecraft page will be updated later today, and the JDRGaming Minecraft server soon after that.

The new version was announced on the main Mojang blog (https://mojang.com/). Unfortunately, the Mojang blog is also used for updates to other games, so there's a lot of noise there. It remains to be seen whether the Minecraft developers will be diligent in posting update information to the Mojang blog.

Minecraft 1.7.4 released

Yesterday, Mojang released a new version of Minecraft: 1.7.4. They appear to have released 1.7.3 at the same time, but it's difficult to understand why anyone would want to upgrade to a version that's already out of date. As usual, there was no proper announcement of the new version.

The new version fixes a few bugs and adds the ability to broadcast gameplay via Twitch.tv.

The JDRGaming Minecraft server has been updated to version 1.7.4.

Minecraft 1.6.4 released

Mojang released Minecraft 1.6.4 today. This version is kind of a weird one. According to the release notes, its only purpose is to prepare for the upcoming 1.7 release. See the JDRGaming Minecraft page for details.

The JDRGaming Minecraft server has been updated from 1.6.2 to 1.6.4.

Note: My initial attempts to join the server failed with a mysterious error. I started a single player game using an existing world without any difficulty, so I again tried to join the JDRGaming server and this time it worked. Unfortunately, the error was not logged anywhere on the client or server end, so I don't know exactly what it was. However, if you have trouble connecting to the JDRGaming MC server, it might help to try what worked for me.

Minecraft 1.6.2 released

With the usual lack of a proper announcement, Minecraft 1.6.2 was made available on July 8, 2013. The new version fixes a large number of bugs, many of which were introduced in version 1.6.1. The related Minecraft News post lists notable changes in 1.6.2, while the (unofficial) version history in the Minecraft Wiki goes into a lot more detail. Version 1.6.2 of the client requires the new launcher.

The JDRGaming Minecraft server has been updated to version 1.6.2.

Minecraft 1.6.1 released

Version 1.6.1 of Minecraft was released today. The JDRGaming Minecraft server has been upgraded to the new version. The Minecraft page on this site has been updated to include download links and update notes for the new version.

Note that this version includes a new launcher that is incompatible with older versions of Minecraft.

More about the new version:

Minecraft page

I'm continually amazed at the ongoing uselessness of the main Minecraft web site, minecraft.net. I run a Minecraft server, so I need to be aware of changes to the game. That means I have to dig through existing resources and sort through redundant and outdated information every time there's an update. I figured since I'm doing that work anyway, I might as well share it with other people who may find it useful.

You can get to the Minecraft page by clicking the link in the 'Site Features' section in the left sidebar, or by clicking 'Minecraft' in the top-most line of the site.