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Minecraft Ported To the Raspberry Pi 57

Posted by Soulskill
from the port-it-to-a-computer-built-inside-minecraft dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The amusing 'but does it run Crysis?' question has a cousin: 'but does it run Minecraft?' The makers of Raspberry Pi can now officially say that yes, yes it does. Called Minecraft: Pi Edition, the latest flavor of the popular game carries 'a revised feature set' and 'support for several programming languages,' so you can code directly into Minecraft before or after you start playing. That means you can build structures in the traditional Minecraft way, but you can also break open the code and use a programming language to manipulate things in the game world."
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Minecraft Ported To the Raspberry Pi

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  • Nostalgia Sorta (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 24, 2012 @10:11PM (#42084879)

    I remember the days of not 'IF it can run' but 'lets MAKE it run Doom'...

  • Re:Hmm (Score:4, Insightful)

    by sammyF70 (1154563) on Sunday November 25, 2012 @02:24AM (#42085569) Homepage Journal

    "i played the lite minecraft for 5 mins on my ipad, and I was really really dumb. i just dug a hole for 5 mins, but never got to the bottom. then i couldnt get out."

    There.. fixed for you.

  • Re:Yes but... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 25, 2012 @04:18AM (#42085807)

    The day that a computer can run a modern-ish video game but not a console text editor, that text editor may need to rethink a few of its life choices.

  • Re:Yes but... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 25, 2012 @06:07AM (#42086069)

    This is on my raspberry pi: http://ompldr.org/vZ2Z5dg/out.ogv (recordmydesktop seems to make everything pink when "quick subsampling" is active).
    It's running X with fbdev, plasma and recordmydesktop and vim still doesn't feel l ike a "slow crawl". I just wait until kwin_gles runs on it then it will be really smooth.

    I tried a usb hard disk, just for you. nfs, ext4, noatime. On another computer, nfs mount on mnt/: dd if=/dev/zero of=mnt/zero bs=5M count=200
    X is getting sluggish and it has 100% cpu usage, mostly kernel load.
    Writes 7.5 Megabyte/second.
    Reads 6.8 Megabyte/second.

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