Hoo boy it’s hot out. July here in South Carolina comes with the triple threat of humidity, tourists, and mosquitoes. I can’t say which is worst. Especially the latter 2, one of which is a parasite that feeds on human misery and the other is a flying insect.
This is why I stay inside and play video games, and you should too. I know the steam sale is over but to help you get some more mileage out of your VR gear for limited time only I’ve offering Vivecraft at a 100% off discount. My computer tells me this brings the price down to $NaN, whatever that means.
Jokes aside, Vivecraft for 1.12 is now ready to be released into the wild. Minecraft 1.12 now comes with Parrots, some new blocks, and most importantly, the Recipe Book! Mods have long brought in-game screens to view recipes but having one built into the vanilla game is just great news for casual players. You can access the recipe book from the normal survival inventory screen.
Vivecraft 1.12 does release with Forge support, though the mod selection is low and has not gone through a lot of testing.
Vivecraft 1.11.2 and 1.10.2 also both received an under-the-hood update to bring the included Optifine and Forge versions up to the latest available.
Seems to be a bug in the newer Optifines that is affecting Vivecraft by making the whole world go invisible when scrolling through the Desktop Mirror options. If this occurs hit F3+A, die, or restart the game. We’re working on a fix.
Around the Community
Youtube has been a little quiet lately but here’s a cool Twitch channel of the Mixed Reality Vivecraft exhibit at Universe Science Park in Denmark. Watch people fumble around in VR live!
- jrbudda out.
Instructions for installation can be found on the Downloads Page.