- Dec 6, 2010
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Well I cannot comment on that because I do not know it's specs.I can play it on a netbook running ubuntu-desktop, Intel GMA @ 166 Mhz and Atom @ 1.3 Ghz, almost full speed. Most minimal settings. Its was not pretty to look at. <_<
It would be better if Notch threw out the client code so the community could optimize it, but I'm really dreaming. Maybe after the full release of mine craft, Notch would consider porting.
I do not think the pandora's wifi chip is powered enough to accept those bandwidths required to stream video from another computer.
True, more devices might be more enticing to a developer, but just because a device uses the same processor it doesn't mean it'll run the same. If he decided to build a version of the game for ARM-based devices running something like Windows Phone 7, he'd have to make sure it runs on every WP7 phone he says it'll run on, and let the rest take their chances. There are at least 9 phones out there right now running WP7, and I believe it requires a 1GHz minimum processor speed, certain graphics processor, a minimum memory size, and so on. If Notch says "now Minecraft runs on WP7," he'll have to make sure it runs on those phones, 'else face the wrath of many disappointed (possibly paying) players. That's a lot of work for one guy.Well the Pandora uses the same CPU as many cell phone devices out there, if he can get it running on their browsers or something by compiling it maybe he can get it running on ours so it's not just 4000 people playing it its all the smart phones.
I was gonna write a lengthy post about why I feel what you said here is wrong, but I'll let you believe what you want, since it seems like you're pretty sure of what you've been saying.First off this guy has made over a million bucks on this game so far which means he can afford to hire a team to port this thing to more than just PCs, it would be risky however if people on the smart phones have never even seen Mine craft. Second off Mine craft is not slow from any HDD it is not Dependant on that unless you somehow had a 100+ MB file loading which is kind of difficult. The game is under 100MBs and save files are usually under 10.
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