The Minecraft Overviewer

a high-resolution Minecraft world renderer with a Google Maps interface


Overviewer 0.11 released, supporting Minecraft 1.7

Earlier this week we released an update to Overviewer to support Minecraft 1.7. This includes support for all of the new blocks and biomes!

Head over to github or our downloads page to get a copy! As usual, stop by IRC, or open a github issue if you run into any problems.

We have also recently completed some long-needed work on our build infrastructure, so our Debian and RPM repositories should be updated much more often.  

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Minecraft 1.6 Support

This blog post is a bit late, but yes, the latest Overviewer does support the latest Minecraft version 1.6.

As some may know, Minecraft 1.6 adds Resource Packs, and thus the format for texture packs and has changed. Since Overviewer pulls textures straight from the Minecraft client assets, this necessitated a change in Overviewer. And as we're not fans of keeping lots of code around for backwards comparability, this means the latest versions of Overviewer will not support reading textures from Minecraft clients or texture packs from 1.5 and before.

This typically isn't a big deal—as people update their clients and update Overviewer, things will just work. If you do not want to upgrade your Minecraft client or texture packs, then you should not upgrade to the latest Overviewer.

As always, the best place to get help, ask questions, or get involved is on IRC!

(For posterity, the most recent build that supports 1.5 is a147ca4a. Downloads: Win64. Also, to be clear, the newer Overviewer will still render older worlds, you just need the new textures.)

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Overviewer 0.10 released, supporting Minecraft 1.5

Today we have just released Overviewer 0.10.0, with support for Minecraft 1.5 (aka "The Redstone Update")!

Head over to github or our downloads page to get a copy!  As usual, stop by IRC, or open a github issue if you run into any problems.

With Minecraft 1.5, the format of texture packs has changed significantly.  Previously, textures were all stored in the same terrain.png file.  Now, each item and block has its own texture file.  You will run into problems if you use Overviewer 0.10.0, but haven't updated Minecraft (or your custom texturepack, if you are using one), so if you don't intend on upgrading Minecraft, you should not upgrade Overviewer.  

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