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Mojang Releases Minecraft: Pi Edition For the Raspberry Pi 93

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the now-with-smaller-blocks dept.
hypnosec writes "Mojang has officially released Minecraft: Pi Edition for the credit card sized Raspberry Pi. Back in November, Minecraft was ported to the Raspberry Pi, and it was revealed that Mojang would release a free version of the game. The game is completely free and is now available for download. Even though the game will carry only a limited set of features, the cost and complexity of building and hosting a Minecraft LAN-party has definitely dropped." From the looks of it, you should be able to run it on any ARM system that can run Debian Wheezy. More generally, the idea of a tiny box you can just turn on and have a server for a bzflag, Quake, etc. tournament is appealing.
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Mojang Releases Minecraft: Pi Edition For the Raspberry Pi

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  • by Osgeld (1900440) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @12:27AM (#42868615)

    best case, its equivalent to a cheap tablet, minus wifi and screen

    700Mhz ARM, 256 or 512 megs of ram

    so, it depends what your server is doing, if it sits there with its thumb up its ass most of the time, it might do the job

  • by arashi no garou (699761) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @12:51AM (#42868735)

    I've used mine as a simple file server and I think it uses around 5-6 watts at 100% CPU with both USB ports populated. It is picky about storage, but most USB flash drives and most good quality genuine SDHC cards work well in my experience. Get a good quality power supply (it uses a Micro USB port) and use a powered USB hub for any high-current peripherals, and you shouldn't have any power issues.

    Right now mine serves as a poor man's HTPC, a front end to my Plex server via Raspbmc, until I can replace it with a Roku. Then the Pi will become a private cloud server via OwnCloud.

    Of course, they are capable of much more than what I've done. There is a GPIO header, camera and LCD headers, and a couple of groups have even built budget supercomputers out of dozens of units. It can run Debian (Raspbian), Arch Linux, Plan 9, RiscOS, BSD, Gentoo Linux, and there is steady progress on an Android port. You can also do bare metal programming on it, of course.

  • Re:Performance (Score:1, Informative)

    by hattig (47930) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @04:45AM (#42869477) Journal

    This is presumably forked from the C Android version, which is more optimised for lower power devices, at the cost of having fewer features.

  • by kiddygrinder (605598) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @05:56AM (#42869751)
    pretty much, it's cheap as shit to run and mine is basically a torrent box, ssh/media server and i've got one on both of my main tvs as xbmc clients. probably worthwhile to note it has a graphics chip that can decode 1080p video and it can be pretty trivially overclocked to 900mhz without upping the voltage.

If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.

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