Minecraft 1.8 update is live

Minecraft's 'Adventure Update' is now official available via the game's launcher.

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Though a developer at Mojang Specifications released a company-sanctioned leak of Minecraft's 1.8 update last week, the latest update for the game is now available via the game's official launcher.

The news today came from Minecraft mastermind Markus "Notch" Persson, who revealed via Twitter that the "Adventure Update" went live earlier today. Notch does note that there is one hitch at the moment, "Minecraft.net isn't up right now because of web ops stuff." The team is working to correct that issue.

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    September 14, 2011 7:30 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Minecraft 1.8 update is live.

    Minecraft's 'Adventure Update' is now official available via the game's launcher.

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      September 14, 2011 9:54 PM

      Or officially. If you prefer correct word placement.

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        September 15, 2011 1:53 AM

        I dislike about everything placement word, it's horrible

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        September 17, 2011 12:36 AM

        Tomorrow we'll work on complete sentences!

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      September 14, 2011 10:11 PM

      Wow 1.8 is a huge update.

      http://i.imgur.com/g2RBc.jpg

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      September 14, 2011 10:45 PM

      Still no real goals/quests or anything though, right? I haven't found any but it surely is a huge improvement over previous versions.

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      September 14, 2011 11:12 PM

      And yet boats are still laggy garbage in multiplayer. I don't expect this to change before "official" game release.

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        September 14, 2011 11:20 PM

        Boats are laggy because of the server's HD access as it generates/writes the new chunks. Boat travel is quite quick so the server is generating the chunks more quickly. if the HD is slow then that's what you get. A minecraft server running it on an SSD drive wouldn't have this problem.

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          September 15, 2011 1:15 AM

          They worked fine before he tried to "fix them". If he's incapable of doing so properly then he should be rushing his product out onto the shelves.

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            September 15, 2011 9:55 AM

            Rushing it to shelves? It's not even out yet. This is a beta that everyone's signed up for...

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              September 17, 2011 12:37 AM

              Pre-alpha version of the Beta last I knew. Are we up to actual Beta status now?

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          September 15, 2011 1:18 AM

          HD access is hardly the problem it's network latency. Boats are server side now, they get clunky when info isn't reaching you fast enough. Network is far more of a bottleneck than hard drive access

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          September 15, 2011 6:17 AM

          No, you're wrong. Know how I know you're wrong? SMP has creative mode now, which allows you to fly. I've been flying for 3 days straight in random directions, and it's fast, not clunky, and my server generates new chunks instantly.

          Boats are still laggy, even in already-generated terrain.

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            September 15, 2011 11:37 AM

            Never argue in a front page thread man...

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      September 14, 2011 11:28 PM

      Ooo, I may pick this up again. However, last time I broke my mouse after the 5,210,432nd mouse click.

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      September 15, 2011 2:44 AM

      I have to hand it to Jens, he did good work on the 1.8 update.

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      September 15, 2011 5:05 AM

      1.8.1 is out.

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      September 15, 2011 5:11 AM

      Visually, it's a big improvement, especially with terrain generation. Loving it.

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      September 15, 2011 6:14 AM

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cand7wIjOdY Giant Mushroom House

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      September 15, 2011 6:35 AM

      So...wheres the adventure?

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      September 15, 2011 6:37 AM

      What they were previously calling the Adventure Update is really split between 1.8 and 1.9 now.

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      September 15, 2011 9:09 AM

      Did they change how caverns generate? I started a new world last night and the cavern that is right below me is the biggest cavern I've ever seen. I'm hours into it and still working it, its so big I'm happy when I find a dead end. Its larger than than anything I've seen on youtube. It's like a 10 minute climb to the surface just from where i've made it to so far.

      And I've still never found diamond :(

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        September 15, 2011 9:11 AM

        Yeah, jeb said he made it so that there were less dead ends in caves.

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        September 15, 2011 10:22 AM

        I found an awesome split in the earth underground. Haven't found the end. The fog just makes it feel awesome. Loving all the new environmental effects like lighting and fog, etc.

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      September 15, 2011 11:07 AM

      QUESTIONS!!! It's been a while since I've played. I hopped on TS lastnight to ask about Adventure Mode and everyone laughed at me, called me a noob, then went silent so I logged off. I thought Adventure mode was a mode.. like Survivor or Creative. Is it? Or is it always on?

      More questions..

      --Food? There's food now? I take it I need to kill cows then bake in the oven to eat it?
      --Enderman, WTF
      --Is this the update that was shown in the video where there was a generated village? Is that stuff in 1.8? I saw an option for generating structures but have yet to see anywa.

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        September 15, 2011 11:17 AM

        - yep, food. I generated a world last night that started me in a really gigantic ocean biome, on a little dirt island with one tree on the far side. I almost starved to death waiting for planted trees to grow until i remembered the fishing pole build I never paid any attention to before. This game just keeps getting more awsome.

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          September 15, 2011 11:32 AM

          I don't think you will die without food.

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          September 15, 2011 11:35 AM

          Can you tell me the seed? or perhaps upload the world? I would really like to see it.

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        September 15, 2011 11:37 AM

        lol, noob

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          September 15, 2011 12:14 PM

          fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

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        September 15, 2011 11:50 AM

        I apologize for that. Please come back and join us. Most of the laughter was not at you. It was laughter at the idea that Notch might actually give us an adventure mode.

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          September 15, 2011 12:11 PM

          It was just a bunch of "Uuuuuh...." like I was asking the most ridiculous question. :\ I quit right after that, wasn't in the mood to try and articulate my question in a way that wouldn't get that sort of response. :D


          I'll be back on tonight, I reckon.

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        September 15, 2011 12:01 PM

        - Adventure is not a mode yet, just the name of the update
        - There are a bunch of edible items. They fill your food bar instead of your health bar now, and your health regenerates when you're well fed.
        - yup
        - The villages are in, but there aren't any NPCs yet.

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      September 15, 2011 11:38 AM

      endermen scare the crap out of me, i hate them.

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        September 15, 2011 12:24 PM

        I could barely get back in my house after accidentally glancing at one the other day before it was slamming itself against my door. The way they turn their head and look at you is creepy as hell. I was practically out of my chair trying to get to the safety of my house haha

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          September 15, 2011 12:26 PM

          I thought they were out in the day though but I haven't seen any...

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            September 17, 2011 12:40 AM

            They burn in daylight. Good thing, too.

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          September 15, 2011 2:11 PM

          Purple eyes are freaking insane.. love it.

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          September 17, 2011 12:40 AM

          Except that they tear walls down in their endless pursuit of ending.

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            September 17, 2011 9:28 AM

            what?! They can tear walls down to get at you?!!?

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      September 15, 2011 12:23 PM

      So what does XP do?

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        September 15, 2011 12:25 PM

        Merges the 9x and NT codebases into a common platform for future releases.

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        September 15, 2011 12:27 PM

        nothing as of now.

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          September 15, 2011 12:38 PM

          So is it saving what I get or should I just ignore them?

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            September 15, 2011 12:45 PM

            I wouldn't plan on them being useful. You may even need to regenerate the world if 1.9 includes more biome stuff.

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            September 15, 2011 12:46 PM

            To clarify, I mean I wouldn't plan on the xp you earn in 1.8 to be useful in 1.9. You will probably have to start over. But maybe not?

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      September 15, 2011 12:33 PM

      Are there supposed to be people in the villages they are kind of creepy empty

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        September 15, 2011 12:50 PM

        apparently it's "coming in 1.9"

        Does anyone remember when 1.7 was supposed to be the adventure update?

        sigh.

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      September 15, 2011 12:39 PM

      Threadjack - XAV, I've tried sending you SMs several times (RE: Duke Nukem Forever Winner!), but you never responded.

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      September 15, 2011 12:57 PM

      The new lighting is quite ugly with torches.

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        September 15, 2011 4:56 PM

        at first I liked it...now I'm not so sure really :\