As Minecraft Pocket Edition has expectedly proved popular on Ipad, Android and iPhone there's become an enormous need to have a "Minecraft Pocket Edition Guide/Walkthrough" . Gametrender hears the call and delivers with the most up to date info for the popular MOJANG game which is now eating up our mobile lives too. (UPDATE: dUE TO NEW IMPROVEMENTS IN MINECRAFT pe WE NOW HAVE A GUIDE TO CRAFTING ,SMELTING ETC. ENJOY : http://www.gametrender.net/2012/08/minecraft-pocket-edition-guide-to.html
You know why you're here and that's to find the best app hints , tips and secrets for the iOS/Android version, but a quick intro to Pocket Edition first. We all know the original free roaming block builder which caused an internet sensation. The Pocket edition was originally released last year Minecraft Pocket Edition on the Xperia Play. The lite version didn't include the much needed mobs and had limited blocks to play with. Other Android Phones and an iOS Minecraft version soon followed and the latest version even includes mobs with the addictive Minecraft survival mode now included.
Differences Between Minecraft Classic and Pocket Edition
If you're a Minecraft Veteran don't expect to be an instant expert at the Touchscreen game version as there are many differences:
- The world is not infinite , nor is there infinite water at world's edge
- It lacks many biomes, generated structures, and there are only few small Caverns.
- With the survival update many useful tools/weapons have been included. These are: Swords, Shovel, Pickaxe, Axe, and Shears.(
- In the Pocket Edition these are the only gametiles that can be placed: Wooden Planks, Cobblestone, Sandstone, Dirt, Brick (Block), Gravel, Stone, Torches, Ladders, Doors, Fences, yellow Flowers, various shades and colours of Wool, Glass, Cactus, Leaves, Cobblestone and Wooden Stairs, stone Slabs, (Oak) Wood, Gold (Block), Iron (Block), Diamond (Block), Sugar Cane, Cyan Flowers, Mushrooms, Obsidian, Doors, and Fences.
- Blocks that exist in Minecraft pocket Edition but you can't get (for now) are: Ice, Snow, Lava, Water, Coal Ore, Iron Ore, Gold Ore, Diamond Ore, Redstone (Ore), Lapis Lazuli (Ore), Grass, Clay, (Pine and Spruce) Wood, Bedrock, and Sheared Wool. It's hope that further Minecraft Updates will make some of these game blocks obtainable
- The Pocket Edition has no sky.
- Classic Minecraft has infinite water-Pocket Version doesn't.
- Don't expect as many settings on the app as in the PC version.
- Neither sand nor gravel move directly above the nearest block directly below them (this was Classic's version of falling).
- The hot bar only contains three different blocks (or 8 for the Xperia Play version) -again an update might change this , but Mojang has decided that this is the best fit for a Minecraft Touchscreen User Interface
- Spawn points cannot be set in the Pocket Edition.
- Online Mode is sadly limited to only 5 players per server.
Tricks, bugs and secrets of Minecraft Pocket Edition that can be exploited
- The only Lighting blocks available in the Pocket Edition are:Torches, Lava and Fire .
- If you want the full Minecraft experience then you'll have to go for the paid edition as you are limited to 27 Blocks in the Pocket Edition Demo.
- You can't share save files between Minecraft Pocket and the PC version, cross compatability is something that is desperately needed for an update as so many players have invested so much time on the PC version, rather than the relatively minimal time on the iPhone and other stripped down versions.
- You can have skins on the IOS version by replacing char.png in the app file.
- You won't be able to see fire in the Pocket Edition unless you place a flammable block next to fire.
- Don't let the frozen lava fool you, it will move if forced.
- The auto jump feature won't work on leaves if you go from a standing start with the best graphics on.
- You can't burn a Minecraft Zombie mob if it's in water.
- Shear a sheep to get white wool Minecraft blocks.
- The app won't register leaves as having any solidity so you can't place a torch on them.
- At last the new Minecraft pocket Edition has a day/night cycle (well when else did you expect the mobs to come out?).
- Zombies Mobs emerge at night, but expect a few hanger on Zombies to be lurking in the day too.
- When flying, if you double-tap the up key, you will ascend. If you double-tap the down key, you will descend
Ipad Minecraft Pocket Edition HintsThere are some strange things that can happen in the iPad version of Minecraft, a savvy player can use these iPad flaws to his advantage
1) Sugar will float on water. You can place sugar cane on snow, but if you place a second one next to it the first disappears.
2) If you build a tower on the edge of a world you can traverse off the edge but you can't fly up or down.Walk too far and the app crashes.
3) In both the creative mode and surival mode, if you break the block a torch or ladder is on, or you place one under water, it will become something that you can collect
4) In both creative and survival, fence with no other blocks with in the same altitude or higher of a radius of ten blocks (half a circle surrounding the fence), the fence will not render but rather become 'invisible'.
5) You can't place torches on fences
Mojang reports on Minecraft Pocket Bugs and gives advice
Here's the latest word from the app developers that should give you some advice about improving your Pocket Edition capabilities:
- Some resources cannot be picked up (cloth will be pickup able when crafting is introduced)
- If you were on fire when you died you would respawn on fire
Which Android Phones will Minecraft Work on?
I think minecraft pocket edition wont work on phones under 800mhz cpu ,also Android OS 2.2 or later
- The device must have a CPU that supports floating-point calculations ("ARM-v7a code")
- The screen must support multi-touch
According to the official Minecraft Wiki the official phones that Minecraft will work on are:
How to Play Minecraft pocket edition on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
The system requirements for the iOS version of Pocket Edition are:
- An iOS device with iOS 4.3 or newer (Armv7 Only).
- 4.2 MB of available storage space.