1. Post #4081
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    TheDecryptor's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,141 Posts
    Minecraft on the Xbox is optimised to work on a specific hardware target, which is something you can't do on PCs.

    Never mind that people get wildly different results on PCs, my old PC could play Minecraft fine, yet people with higher speced machines complained about lag.
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  2. Post #4082
    Jimmylaw's Avatar
    November 2007
    506 Posts
    If anyone wants to play minecraft on the 360, add me, commongnome.
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  3. Post #4083
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    Foogooman's Avatar
    March 2005
    3,817 Posts
    Well it has to be optimized to appeal to console players who rarely experience fps lag and also console minecraft is probably in C++ or a similar language. Im sure PC minecraft will get there eventually.
    Consoles get a lot of FPS lag actually, I'm a stickler for lost FPS and I see it all the time on my and my friends' consoles. PC Minecraft has never been well optimized in any of its versions so it's not looking good for the future.

    Edited:

    Minecraft on the Xbox is optimised to work on a specific hardware target, which is something you can't do on PCs.

    Never mind that people get wildly different results on PCs, my old PC could play Minecraft fine, yet people with higher speced machines complained about lag.
    You can do it on PCs, you just have to do it for more hardware and it's harder. That also doesn't apply to the online play. Again, LAN games lag for fucks sake.
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  4. Post #4084
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    Xonax's Avatar
    October 2010
    4,788 Posts
    I have a question not really minecraft related, but it is part of buying it, if I get 2000 points on my moms account (we have family gold membership), and buy the game on hers to save time, can I still play the game on my main account?
    I have money today, and I want to make sure that this will work, I can still buy it either way, but still would like to know.
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  5. Post #4085
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    February 2010
    4,796 Posts
    New snapshot tomorrow, oh boy.

    What do you guys think we'll get other than renewable coco beans if anything?
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  6. Post #4086
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    February 2010
    2,683 Posts
    I have money today, and I want to make sure that this will work, I can still buy it either way, but still would like to know.
    If the game is saved onto your hard drive you should be able to play it on all accounts, its a E game also so their isn't any age limits.
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  7. Post #4087
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    Zero-Point's Avatar
    March 2006
    7,290 Posts
    Consoles get a lot of FPS lag actually, I'm a stickler for lost FPS and I see it all the time on my and my friends' consoles. PC Minecraft has never been well optimized in any of its versions so it's not looking good for the future.

    Edited:



    You can do it on PCs, you just have to do it for more hardware and it's harder. That also doesn't apply to the online play. Again, LAN games lag for fucks sake.
    You don't necessarily have to make it run on tons of hardware, that's what OpenGL/OpenAL is for, to serve as a standard. The only non-constant is performance levels and RAM amounts, which given how Minecraft runs on alot of higher-end PCs with more/faster cores and RAM than the X-Box I think it's safe to say that Minecraft itself is just horribly optimized (I mean the core of it was whipped up very quickly by a guy who has a knack for throwing shit together to the point that it simply works, not necessarily well though) and coded in a language that's not necessarily the best for games.
    Minecraft for the X-Box had to be re-written from the ground-up, which meant better optimization at its core all around, AND it was coded in a more game-friendly language to boot.
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  8. Post #4088
    Dennab
    December 2011
    270 Posts
    So excited.. Got Minecraft this morning on the Xbawx. Just waiting for my buddy to buy it as well, then we'll be ready to go. If anyone wants to, add me on their live.

    GT: VancouverNucks
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  9. Post #4089
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    May 2008
    3,482 Posts
    You don't necessarily have to make it run on tons of hardware, that's what OpenGL/OpenAL is for, to serve as a standard. The only non-constant is performance levels and RAM amounts, which given how Minecraft runs on alot of higher-end PCs with more/faster cores and RAM than the X-Box I think it's safe to say that Minecraft itself is just horribly optimized (I mean the core of it was whipped up very quickly by a guy who has a knack for throwing shit together to the point that it simply works, not necessarily well though) and coded in a language that's not necessarily the best for games.
    Minecraft for the X-Box had to be re-written from the ground-up, which meant better optimization at its core all around, AND it was coded in a more game-friendly language to boot.
    Well, the map on the 360 is limited, so it doesn't have to load much anyway, which is why the PC version is so slow sometimes.
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  10. Post #4090
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    Zero-Point's Avatar
    March 2006
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    Well, the map on the 360 is limited, so it doesn't have to load much anyway, which is why the PC version is so slow sometimes.
    Is the ENTIRE map loaded at all times on the X-Box?
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  11. Post #4091
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    November 2010
    864 Posts
    Is the ENTIRE map loaded at all times on the X-Box?
    It would make sense as to it being limited.
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  12. Post #4092
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    April 2010
    1,302 Posts
    The Xbox 360, a 7 year old $300 piece of hardware can play minecraft smoothly splitscreen. Playing online doesn't lag at all.

    My PC, a 5 year old $2,000 piece of hardware can't run it smoothly with just one player. Playing on LAN lags.


    "What is optimization?" - PC Minecraft team

    The Xbox version is coded in C++ I believe. PC MC is coded in heavily unoptimized, laggy java. (wasn't really the best language choice for this type of game). Of course even with java there's a lot of room for optimization.
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  13. Post #4093
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    May 2009
    828 Posts
    And now we wait for 2b2t: xbox edition.
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  14. Post #4094
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    April 2008
    5,450 Posts





    My Xbox world :)
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  15. Post #4095
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    April 2011
    313 Posts
    And now we wait for 2b2t: xbox edition.
    It will be intense with the 8 player cap.
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  16. Post #4096
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    October 2010
    4,788 Posts
    If the game is saved onto your hard drive you should be able to play it on all accounts, its a E game also so their isn't any age limits.
    I see, thanks, also it turns out I do not have money today, fuck, so going to buy it on Monday.
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  17. Post #4097
    a-k-t-w's Avatar
    March 2008
    3,187 Posts
    how much is the xbox version?
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  18. Post #4098
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    December 2005
    398 Posts
    The thing I like about xbox version is people most likely wont be able to cheat with x ray and that shit.
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  19. Post #4099
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    March 2005
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    Well, the map on the 360 is limited, so it doesn't have to load much anyway, which is why the PC version is so slow sometimes.
    That's no different from the PC. Only a certain amount of chunks are loaded at a time. The only difference is the 360 version's map size limit saves on HDD space, since any larger and it'd quickly consume all of it.
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  20. Post #4100
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    TheDecryptor's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,141 Posts
    how much is the xbox version?
    $26.40 (Assuming 500 MS points is $8.25)
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  21. Post #4101
    a-k-t-w's Avatar
    March 2008
    3,187 Posts
    The thing I like about xbox version is people most likely wont be able to cheat with x ray and that shit.
    you wouldn't be able to xray if mutliplayer was done right from the start. e.g. not steaming in blocks and players that you can't see.
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  22. Post #4102
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    May 2008
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    That's no different from the PC. Only a certain amount of chunks are loaded at a time. The only difference is the 360 version's map size limit saves on HDD space, since any larger and it'd quickly consume all of it.
    Not when there is a lot less going on and the view distance is locked to normal. If I made a limited world and put mine to normal it'd run the same as on the 360.
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  23. Post #4103
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    March 2005
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    Not when there is a lot less going on and the view distance is locked to normal. If I made a limited world and put mine to normal it'd run the same as on the 360.
    Define "a lot less going on". It may be based on an older version, but there's still the same things taking up CPU time like on the PC version. Only conceivable area it'll be slightly faster in is map generation, as beta 1.6.6 didn't have the adventure update stuff.
    And no, it wouldn't run the same with just normal view distance on. It's coded in an entirely different language for a very specific, unchanging set of hardware.

    Edited:

    It also was ported by a completely different studio, i'll add.
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  24. Post #4104
    DarkMonkey's Avatar
    January 2009
    3,880 Posts
    you wouldn't be able to xray if mutliplayer was done right from the start. e.g. not steaming in blocks and players that you can't see.
    Redstone and farming would pretty much not function in any useful capacity if you only loaded what you saw
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  25. Post #4105
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    Sgt Doom's Avatar
    March 2005
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    Redstone and farming would pretty much not function in any useful capacity if you only loaded what you saw
    Doesn't matter for MP if the client can't see those; it's the server's job.
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  26. Post #4106
    I have a 1 inch cock erect but girls cum all over me
    Deathhunter's Avatar
    April 2009
    725 Posts
    Minecraft PC version really needs to cut down the lag there is on Multiplayer. It's one of the things that drives me crazy when I see jumpy mobs and always get caught in creeper explosions when it was about 10 blocks away from me, etc.
    Minecraft XBox version's multiplayer is really nice to play with friends I've got to say. Multiplayer is nearly lag free for me :)
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  27. Post #4107
    SirCrest is my life, so is yours.
    Goz3rr's Avatar
    October 2009
    7,310 Posts
    This week's snapshot is out!

    Added cocoa plants to jungles
    Added a “large biomes” world type
    Added specific names for the different sandstone and smooth stone blocks
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  28. Post #4108
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    September 2010
    7,856 Posts
    I really wish Jeb would add real furniture and other cosmetic things.
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  29. Post #4109
    I <3 OTTERS~
    Dennab
    July 2011
    9,935 Posts
    Minecraft PC version really needs to cut down the lag there is on Multiplayer. It's one of the things that drives me crazy when I see jumpy mobs and always get caught in creeper explosions when it was about 10 blocks away from me, etc.
    Minecraft XBox version's multiplayer is really nice to play with friends I've got to say. Multiplayer is nearly lag free for me :)
    That kind of lag is often because the server is hosted in countries further away, if you played with friends living in those countries as the servers being hosted on PC it'd be the same.
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  30. Post #4110
    I can buy a title to replace to the one someone bought me
    UnknownDude's Avatar
    December 2007
    4,068 Posts
    Cocoa plants have 3 stages of growth, the last stage drops 3 cocoa beans when broken. Cocoa can be farmed manually by placing them on jungle wood blocks. The cocoa beans also have new textures.
    Also, you no longer spawn with stuff in Creative. That's a relief. I was getting tired of clearing out my hotbar all the time.
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  31. Post #4111
    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
    17,498 Posts
    So I'm playing Minecraft singleplayer for like the 2nd time ever, and I see a nametag. I freak the fuck out, press Esc to quit the game, but realize it's just dust on my monitor. Okay, cool. I tell it to a friend of mine, he says "Herobrine!!" and I get out of my house. I turn around and see this.



    fuck this game
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  32. Post #4112
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    Sgt Doom's Avatar
    March 2005
    20,023 Posts
    Anyone know a quick and easy tool or mod with which I can see ore distributions in a world? I want to check if ExtraBiomesXL and CustomOreGen are conflicting or otherwise acting weird.
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  33. Post #4113
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    Recurracy's Avatar
    August 2009
    11,516 Posts
    I just wish my Minecraft would stop freezing. I have to exit the game every 15 minutes because it keeps freezing up all the damn time,.
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  34. Post #4114
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    dije's Avatar
    December 2008
    4,745 Posts
    I just wish my Minecraft would stop freezing. I have to exit the game every 15 minutes because it keeps freezing up all the damn time,.
    Specs?
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  35. Post #4115
    Gears of duty's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,572 Posts
    I'm considering making a thread where we can organize games with Xbox Live, but I've never made a thread before and barely dare to do so
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  36. Post #4116
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    April 2009
    4,527 Posts
    So I'm playing Minecraft singleplayer for like the 2nd time ever, and I see a nametag. I freak the fuck out, press Esc to quit the game, but realize it's just dust on my monitor. Okay, cool. I tell it to a friend of mine, he says "Herobrine!!" and I get out of my house. I turn around and see this.



    fuck this game
    What am I looking at here?
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  37. Post #4117
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    Snowy landscape

    He expected hotter weather from Notch's vacations
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  38. Post #4118
    I love Scandinavians and Ducks
    Thechuz1337's Avatar
    August 2007
    4,172 Posts
    There is some black thing staring at him in the distance.
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  39. Post #4119
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  40. Post #4120
    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
    17,498 Posts
    There is some black thing staring at him in the distance.
    yes, right at the middle, that's a tree, i saw a player/eyes when i turned around quickly
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