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General => GNU/Linux Gaming => Topic started by: kendall on March 17, 2014, 11:11:08 am

Title: Minecraft
Post by: kendall on March 17, 2014, 11:11:08 am
I know we're just getting started with the new forum but I'll leave this thread here for future use. Anyone else here spend countless hours of their life mining, building, farming, and otherwise adventuring in Minecraft? If so, cool. Let's talk about it. I've been dabbling in and out of it a bit for the past couple of years.

I typically play with no mods in survival mode and almost inevitably end up building an obsidian tower on top of a mountain somewhere (I use the trick with redstone adjacent to water with a single lava bucket to farm obsidian otherwise it would take forever... actually it still takes forever, but whatever). I also really like building with sandstone, but I can't stand deserts. As a result, pretty much any desert near where I set up shop ends up as a giant strip mine until I decide it's too ugly and use my mining waste to fill it back in. This is a bigger problem for me that I really like to admit.

Anyway, please use this thread to talk about all things Minecraft. Mods, texture packs, mining strategies, awesome maps or geographic formations, good building techniques, etc, etc, etc. All is welcome.
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: linuxuser22 on April 07, 2014, 03:12:41 am
I love playing Minecraft!!  :D I usually play it on my iPod Touch 5 and iBook G4    :)

Anyone ever tried out this super realistic texture pack? http://www.minecrafttexturepacks.com/faerielight/ (be warned, you will need a super fast computer to use it!  ;))
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: kendall on April 07, 2014, 10:11:34 am
Anyone ever tried out this super realistic texture pack? http://www.minecrafttexturepacks.com/faerielight/ (be warned, you will need a super fast computer to use it!  ;))

I typically just stick to the default texture pack but I'll give it a spin. I've not had any issues with 128x128 or 256x256 texture packs in the past, but then my desktop is an absolute monster.
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: Cleaver on August 08, 2014, 08:10:45 pm
Hi Kendall(or anyone that might have an idea here,)

I was playing Minecraft on Peppermint 5 literally not 20 minutes ago, and had done nothing before doing so on Peppermint other than switching monitor output. It worked perfectly, and I made a lot of progress before saving. Now when I go to its icon and click, it doesn't start or give me any indication that it knows I clicked it(other than making the menu vanish, as it should.) I'd really like to get that saved game back if I can. Any idea why something would just suddenly not work out of nowhere? Thanks in advance.

I have tried rebooting 3 times, and didn't touch ANYTHING between the last time I closed it and just now when I tried opening it a few times.
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 08, 2014, 09:03:03 pm
How did you install minecraft ?

can you run:
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sudo updatedb
then post the output from:
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locate minecraft
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: Cleaver on August 08, 2014, 11:28:07 pm
Hi PCNetSpec, and thanks for the reply.

I get "command not found" when running "sudo updateb."

Output for "locate minecraft" seems to be so long as to not be permitted on this forum. Is there a certain folder type I could exclude(saves, libraries, etc.) to make it small enough, or some other method?
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: VinDSL on August 09, 2014, 12:20:04 am
I get "command not found" when running "sudo updateb."

That should be:

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sudo updatedb

An easy way to remember it is, update db (update database) -- updatedb is the command.

BTW, when you run updatedb you won't get any indication it's doing anything, until it has completed the task.  On older, slowly machines, this will take quite a while (sometimes 30 seconds to a minute), so be patient.   ;)
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 09, 2014, 12:41:49 pm
try:
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locate minecraft.desktop
It would help if you explained how you installed minecraft .. I'm just trying to figure out the command to run minecraft.

Attempting to run an application from the command line usually gives a clue as to why it's not starting.
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: 10i on August 09, 2014, 01:58:13 pm
I love minecraft, but sadly my netbook runs it at like 15 frames per minute. Will need to get a new pc / laptop before I can play again.

Great game.
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: Cleaver on August 09, 2014, 10:30:32 pm
try:
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locate minecraft.desktop
It would help if you explained how you installed minecraft .. I'm just trying to figure out the command to run minecraft.

Attempting to run an application from the command line usually gives a clue as to why it's not starting.

PCNetSpec,

Apologies for forgetting to answer your question. I think that part of your reply simply went entirely over my head for some reason, and I didn't mean to ignore it. I installed it entirely via the terminal, using these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-­installer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

Is it best if I install it in the future via the file on the site? I'd reinstall now, but I'm concerned about whether it'll erase my saves, which it probably would--I run 5 other distros on this machine and they all seem to have their own save files, with nothing saved in my account, technically.

For me, "java -jar Minecraft.jar" seems to run it via command line in this and other distros. I just ran that in the terminal and it did absolutely nothing other than give me another prompt. Really bizarre, as I still haven't touched anything on Peppermint since before asking you guys here about it--but I feel 80% sure my saves are gone now if it's not even running via terminal.

VinDSL: Is that the best username in history, as proven in a lab? Seems possible.  Yeah, I'll remember that db thing too--I misread more than one post in a short period of time. :\
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 09, 2014, 11:59:23 pm
What's the output from:
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ls -a ~/.minecraft
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: Cleaver on August 10, 2014, 12:38:11 am
Sorry for the prior reply. I did that while logged into openSUSE because I'm brain-dead today. :)  Here's Peppermint's output for that command:

.       launcher.jar            libraries    resourcepacks  versions
..      launcher.pack.lzma      logs         saves
assets  launcher_profiles.json  options.txt  screenshots
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 10, 2014, 07:47:03 am
First, what happens if you run:
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java -jar /usr/share/minecraft/minecraft.jar
or
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java -jar /usr/share/minecraft/Minecraft.jar
If neither of those worked, post any errors (if any).

Also if neither worked, let's see if it's the saves that are causing the problem .. run:
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mv -v ~/.minecraft/saves ~/.minecraft/saves-backup
will minecraft start now ?
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: Cleaver on August 10, 2014, 06:21:40 pm
That worked, in terms of my saves/the game loading properly. It also somehow got the menu icon working as well(I just tried it 3 extra times to make sure.)  Did you expect it to fix the icon that way? I ask because that sounds like a great general tactic to use in the future if I have similar terrifying problems. I'm so glad I don't have to mine all that iron again. Thanks, and please let me know if that's something I can use in general with programs that are acting oddly on P5.
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 10, 2014, 07:05:09 pm
I don't know because you didn't mention which of the above options worked ?
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: Cleaver on August 10, 2014, 09:21:19 pm
Ha, sorry about that. I was absent-minded yesterday and sleep-deprived tomorrow. Thought I'd referred to the command.

When I typed "java -jar /usr/share/minecraft/minecraft.jar"(or Minecraft.jar, but I can't recall for sure whether or not I capitalized it,) it instantly started the game/loader as usual. Right after this, I tried the menu icon that had been there all along and suddenly stopped working the other day, and that also worked all three times I tried it.

My question is: does that command often cause the menu's icon of a given program to start working somehow? Maybe it "resets" the application when there's some odd problem with it? In any case, thanks again. I would have screamed if I lost those saves, and they're all there as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: Minecraft
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 11, 2014, 10:08:27 am
NO  :-\

To tell you the truth, I wasn't expecting that to work, I was hoping it would spit out a clue as to where it was failing.

The launcher just runs that exact same commend .. so I'm as baffled as you at what happened here .. just seems to have magically fixed itself  :-\