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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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  • Re:It runs like crap (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Dan East (318230) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @01:50AM (#42868729) Homepage Journal

    I just fired it up on my Pi-B running Wheezy and my experience was the exact opposite. Running full screen it was very smooth, had to be 30 fps or higher. CPU usage was around 85-90%.

  • My kid is learning (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Sonoma Sam (2838835) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @03:11AM (#42868977)
    Wow, first he learned Linux and I got him a hosted server for MC. Next he was setting up other servers remotely. THen I found him customizing his world via VI editor from his phone. My kid learned so much computer stuff because of MC. I am really excited about this because this is something else he will learn that I may not. I learned what griefing is and how he adapted various methods to protect his world. For me, it was a C64 and cassette tape drive, for him it is the Universe and MineCraft is his hook. This is really cool because it did not have to be done but it was. Talk about doing great community service.

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