Mojang has released a minor maintenance update for avid fans of its building game, Minecraft for Mac OS X. Minecraft is a sandbox construction game, inspired by Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper. It was created by Markus Persson, the founder of Mojang.
According to the release notes, Large Oak Trees can now generate with sideways logs, and players can toggle showing server addresses in the server list using the F1 key. That is, if you’re not using it for the brightness adjustment.
A few fixes are incorporated in this release as well. For instance, a bug caused players to sometimes fall out of the world when entering the Nether after having been there before in the same session. This error should be corrected now.
Players taking damage when water pushes them into corners is also addressed, as are various uncommon crash bugs. We recommend installing this update for a better gameplay experience.
For those who are not familiar with the game, Minecraft has players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three-dimensional environment.
After choosing an avatar, you can begin destroying or creating blocks, forming structures, even artistic work, across various multiplayer servers.
There are numerous game modes, and you can play the game in a web browser, or using the downloadable client. A Classic version is available to play for free.
In the commercial release of the title, gameplay has two principal modes, Survival, and Creative.
Survival requires players to acquire resources themselves and maintain their health and stay well fed.
Creative, on the other hand, offers the player an unlimited supply of resources, no health or hunger, and even the awesome ability to fly.
Being a sandbox-style game, Minecraft offers players a lot of freedom to choose how to mess around with the environment. The primary goals are surviving attacks by monsters, also known in-game as "hostile mobs," and building shelter.
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