[QUOTE]I’m currently working on 1.6, which will be mostly a bug fix update. I will be going through bug lists (including the great one on the [URL="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Bugs"]Minecraft wiki[/URL]) and fixing as many as I can. There’s no set date for the update yet as I don’t know how long it’ll take to go through the list. The only new feature that will appear is the mapping.
When you craft a map, you will be able to somehow select how “zoomed in” you want the map to be. It will be centered on the location where you craft it, and it will fill in as you explore the land. If you go outside the edges of the map, it will stop updating, so each map is of a specific area. (like real maps!)
Here’s a screenshot of a fully zooomed in map (good for town maps, for example):
And here’s a screenshot of a fully zoomed out map:
If you drop a map and someone else picks it up, they will be able to see your progress. You will also be able to (somehow) CLONE maps so that two separate map items link to the same map data. That means you can see what other players carrying the same map explores, and both you and them will show up as blinking dots or similar on the maps.
Currently, the map will only update if you’re holding it in your hands, but the map will kind of hide away when you’re looking straight forward. To see the map properly, you have to look down, thisly:
Any changes you make to the terrain will show up on the maps, but only once someone carrying the map gets near that area. In other words, you won’t magically get to see changes far away on the map.
At the moment the map doesn’t work at all in multiplayer, but that’s my next task. The code I write to support that will also be possible to reuse in the future for things like books and notes written by players, and possibly even custom paintings/hand drawn signs.
There’s a hard limit of 65536 unique maps per world, though, and I don’t think I can get around that without breaking the code very bad. I’m trying to figure out if the limit is high enough or if I should spend the time rewriting the code..[/QUOTE]
Sorry, I think the title is a bit misleading, as in it makes it look like its already been released, could a mod change it to something better?
Oh hell yes.
How would 65,536 maps not be enough?
I can imagine chestfuls of maps in peoples homes now.
I am looking forward to this. Plenty of bug fixes and a nifty map. I doubt it'l be out for a while.
The graphic looks a bit shitty.
[QUOTE=Da Jester;29469579]How would 65,536 maps not be enough?[/QUOTE]
Indeed. Each player on a filled 64 slot server could have 1024 maps on them.
Whats the great bug on Minecraft wiki about?
ULTIMATE GRIEFING: Craft 65536 maps, hide them in chests.
[QUOTE=SpartanApples;29469650]The graphic looks a bit shitty.[/QUOTE]
The arms and paper have no variation/noise. When that's fixed, it should look good.
I bet you that this version is going to be the best.
just like counter strike 1.6!
looks like a dick, dawg.
[QUOTE=Ond kaja;29469825]ULTIMATE GRIEFING: Craft 65536 maps, hide them in chests.[/QUOTE]
Most boring and time consuming method of griefing ever, especially the getting 65536 of anything legitimately. But that's only the vanilla servers.
This looks awesome, oh my god
looks like a dick, dawg.[/QUOTE]
Damn ninja :smithicide:
looks like a dick, dawg.[/QUOTE]
Also, selling explored world maps for a few iron sounds like a good business idea.
[QUOTE=Eric95;29470575]Also, selling explored world maps for a few iron sounds like a good business idea.[/QUOTE]
Good god. I want a RP server now
Wait a second, will we be able to make cave maps?
Perhaps we should be able to choose the elevation level of the map as well as the zoom level. It would certainly be useful when exploring huge cave systems.
Wait, where is this from? Have i missed somebodys' devblog?
[QUOTE=Giraffen93;29470726]Wait, where is this from? Have i missed somebodys' devblog?[/QUOTE]
Notch the box
Those maps look much better than I imagined. I'm going to stop sending Notch tweets from here on out. I know now that he and I share the same ideas.
To those who think the graphics are shite. STFU. I think it looks great and fits MC very well!
Maybe its because it the image is so small, but I think is should be able to zoom in (a little)more.
I wonder if we'll be able to place the maps on walls like paintings, maybe on top of blocks too.
[QUOTE]At the moment the map doesn’t work at all in multiplayer, but that’s my next task. [b]The code I write to support that will also be possible to reuse in the future for things like books and notes written by players, and possibly even custom paintings/hand drawn signs.[/b][/QUOTE]
Written books and notes, custom paintings!?
[QUOTE=Eric95;29470782]Notch the box[/QUOTE]
Oh he just updated his tumblr, checked it earlier today :doh:
I wonder if you would be able to write on the map, like
I can see the SMP names now...
"Valley of *crossed out part* penis"
[QUOTE=madmanmad;29471019]Written books and notes, custom paintings!?
Filling people's houses with dong pictures while they're away, here I come!
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