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How a small team of developers revived a dead version of Minecraft

Minecraft Pi edition is a bad version of Minecraft... At least it used to be. What changed?

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A few months ago Minecraft Pi Edition was regarded as the worst version in existence. It’s only redeeming quality, it’s modding API.
However through the hard work and dedication of a few developers, it’s grown to be something much more.

The Beginning

Minecraft Pi Edition was released in 2013 as a stripped down version of the pocket edition (version for phones) and even then it was a bad version due to its characteristic lack of survival mode.

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A few people tried to mod it, to little success. However a in 2020 a new project started, called mcpil which allowed Minecraft pi to really take off!

Mcpil

Minecraft Pi Launcher or MCPIL for short is the project that allowed Minecraft pi to enter its renaissance. It supports full mod loading, a custom modding API, survival mode, fancy graphics, and so much more!

Mod Loading

By default Minecraft Pi has a mod API but it takes quite a while to setup, mcpil allows you to launch certain mods when you join a world, and automatically use them.

Survival Mode

MCPIL also exposes the mcpi-docker API which allows support for survival mode. It even includes hostile mobs which the original version did not support.
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Even beyond this, mcpi-docker supports crafting and farming which are also accessible through MCPIL.
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And So Much More

There’s so much more that MCPIL and mcpi-docker can do that I just don’t have time to mention in this short post.

If you like what you read check us out on GitHub at mcpi-devs/mcpil or by clicking the card below

GitHub logo MCPI-Revival / MCPIL-Legacy

Minecraft Pi Launcher (deprecated, use MCPIL-R under our same organization).

Also check out our website at https://mcpi.tk

If you really like what you see feel free to also join our discord at https://discord.gg/UuR7WNx

Thanks!

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Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer

It's available on the latest Raspbian for Pi?

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Yes

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Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer

Thats totally awesome!

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nobody5050 Author

:D

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OpticEmu

I really want the nether, I hope they can make that happen

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nobody5050 Author

We’re working on it!

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OpticEmu

Really, How soon? That WILL BE AWESOME!!!!!!

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OpticEmu

Also, How did you find out

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nobody5050 Author

Because I’m one of the developers working on it

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UPDATE: mcpi-docker is now named mcpi-reborn as it soon will no longer use docker

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Stanboo

Cool! :)

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