How to Package Resource Packs with Your Custom Map

Installing Minecraft custom maps without a Realm isn’t intuitive. Asking players to also install a resource pack is an added annoyance. This is easily avoided by packaging your resource packs inside your world folder. This feature only works for single-player maps. Set-up your server.properties with resource-pack=<URL> to enable a prompt to auto-download your resource pack… Continue reading How to Package Resource Packs with Your Custom Map

Eliminate Redstone

Pull up a chair, mechanics. Let me tell you why Redstone is the worst thing you can use when creating your maps. Redstone powers in random order based location, orientation, power source, location, and random sorcery. Pre-Minecraft 1.7, nearly every map makers used this Comparator Clock design: The Comparator Clock was quick, efficient, and did… Continue reading Eliminate Redstone

Design vs Function (or the End of an Era)

Before Minecraft 1.7, we struggled to balance design and functionality. With the Command Block having very limited functionality when introduced in the Minecraft 1.4.2 snapshots, we used Redstone to handle our logic, data. Wireless functionality was still nearly a year away. Designing a great minigame meant hiding your Redstone contraptions between Bedrock walls and creating… Continue reading Design vs Function (or the End of an Era)