Minecraft Ann Arbor!

Game Start Festival: Saturday, March 1st at Menlo Innovations

Curious about making games? Know any kids or teens who aspire to be future game-makers?

Local organization GameStart is throwing a party at Menlo Innovations (505 East Liberty LL500, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) on Saturday, March 1st, 10am-2pm and everyone is invited! GameStart is an organization that offers classes using games to inspire interest in art, math, science, and programming.

For their event on March 1st, they'll have games to play and give a preview of their upcoming classes for this year, including: Game Mechanics and Design, Minecraft Programming, Computer Animation, and Video Editing. Although there is a fee for many of their classes, this event is free and open to all (and particularly recommended for students in grades 3-8).

AADL will be there with a table of fun stuff, along with other guests from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Maker Works, Backyard Brains, AHA! and the Youth Arts Alliance. Stop in to check things out and celebrate the power of interactive learning!

Later that day, 3-5pm, the GameStart staff will also be offering a no-fee class on Storytelling with Computer Animation at the downtown AADL!

MineCrafters Guild Meetup

Sunday January 19, 2014: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 6 - adult

Meet in room or online to help build the model of Ann Arbor on the AADL server at minecraft.aadl.org.

Minecraft, good news, bad news edition

Good news, the AADL Minecraft server has been updated.

Bad news, because of our reliance on CraftBukkit for plugins, we're running 1.6.4 while Mojang just released 1.7.2 yesterday.

If you've updated your client/launcher, you can go into the Profile Editor and make a profile that runs 1.6.4 to connect to our server.

AADL Minecraft server updated to 1.6.2

It's been far too long, but we've finally updated the AADL Minecraft server to 1.6.2. We're not completely happy with the state of the Bukkit suite, but the server is functional and we didn't want to wait any longer.

We imagine that most all of you have already updated your Minecraft clients, but if not, please head to http://minecraft.net/download and grab the new launcher.

As always, if you run into issues with our server, please find an op in game, post here, or send us an email to minecraft@aadl.org

Looking forward to seeing all of you on our server again

Minecraft 1.5 has been released!

Minecraft 1.5, The Redstone Update, was released today. There is already a planned 1.5.1 update in the work.

Given that we're using Bukkit, we'll be staying behind on 1.4.7 until a new beta release of craftbukkit comes out.

AADL Minecraft Server Updated to 1.4.6

After trying out the 3rd beta for CraftBukkit during yesterday's Minecraft Guild event, we've updated the library's Minecraft server to run 1.4.6 along with CraftBukkit 1.4.6-R0.3 (build #2586).

1.4.7 is imminent, but should be compatible with 1.4.6 servers/clients so we should have a little less disruption this time around.

Thank you all for your patience and let's keep building!

Minecraft 1.4.6 has been released, AADL Minecraft Server status

Minecraft 1.4.6 was released today. Until Bukkit updates their server mod to be compatible with 1.4.6, we'll be staying on 1.4.5.

If you've already updated your Minecraft program to 1.4.6, you'll receive a "Outdated server!" message when connecting to the AADL Minecraft server.

Again, as we did for 1.4.4, we'll make use of the beta version of CraftBukkit 1.4.6 as soon as one is released as opposed to waiting for the regular recommended release.

Minecraft 1.4.4 has been released, AADL Minecraft Server status

We had been waiting for CraftBukkit to release a normal 1.4.2 build before updating our server to the same. However, Notch and the crew at Mojang managed to release 1.4.4 before Bukkit ever got anything beyond a pair of beta releases out the door.

So, we'll change tactics and upgrade to the beta of CraftBukkit 1.4.4 as soon as one is released.

Failing that, we're going to look at the possibility of running a vanilla server with manual plugins.

Wanted to keep you all in the loop. If you have suggestions, please reply.

AADL Minecraft Server Updated

The new Bukkit recommended build for 1.3.1 appears to be working well, so I've reopened the server to general logins.

Please jump in and let me know how it is working for you.

Minecraft 1.3.1 has been released, AADL server status

Minecraft 1.3.1 was released today. Until Bukkit updates their server mod to be compatible with 1.3.1, we'll be staying on 1.2.5.

If you've updated your Minecraft client and then connect to our server, you'll get told our server is outdated and then be disconnected.

If you're daring, you can check out a tool like MC Downgrader which is being updated for the 1.3.1 to 1.2.5 downgrade as I type this.

Otherwise, check out the updates and enjoy the new features of Minecraft while we wait for Bukkit.

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