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Minecraft versions & client setup

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Hey Everyone!

Mojang (Microsoft) have updated the version of Minecraft again. The servers in the Diversity MC network will continue to run the 'old' version of Minecraft for a little while, until all the plugins that we use are updated and tested with the new version. We know you want all the new features as soon as possible, we play too and we're as impatient as you guys!

While we're still at different versions the differences (between your computer and the server) can make it tricky to connect. Below we'll walk through how to put the settings into Minecraft on your computer to get you playing here again or so we can welcome you for the first time :)

Right now we have two hub servers, one for people that connect using the 'old' version (1.11.2) and one for people that connect with the 'new' version (1.12), both look the same and have portals to different worlds in the Diversity network but, and this is important, from the 'old' hub only the portals that lead to servers using the 'old' version will work and from the 'new' hub only portals leading to an updated server will work.

Update (13-June-17) - The vanilla server has been updated to 1.12 and should be accessible from the portals in the new hub, there's a small hitch at the moment though so you will need to type /server vanilla from the new hub to get there.

The vanilla world has not been reset at this time. Remember you need to be level 4+ in SMP to build on the vanilla server!

Update (28-June-17) - The SMP server has been updated to 1.12 and is now accessible from the new hub. Most other servers to be updated within the next day or so (see: Server Updates). So to connect to SMP you now need to use a 1.12 profile. Use the instructions below but choose 1.12 when selecting the release.

Update (29-June-17) - The Event, both Creative servers (plot squared and pro) and the Mob Arena have all been updated to 1.12.

You still need to use 1.11.2 to connect to Skyblock, Survival Games and UHC. Connect to us with 1.12 unless you are going to one of these three.

The other servers have not been updated so if you connect with the newer version of the client you'll be 'trapped' in the hub. You can tell if this is happening to you if, when you try to walk through one of the server portals you see the following message in the chat window:

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If that happens we'll need to go through a couple of simple steps to get you connected to the 'old' hub. Let's take it from the beginning...

When you start the launcher you will see a screen similar to the following:

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Let's zoom in on the important part...right under the word "PLAY" it has some text and in that there is a number that says which version of Minecraft is to be launched - here it's showing "1.12" (which as I write this is the latest version).

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Let's fix this. First click on the hamburger button in the top right.

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Then click on "Launch options" when the new options are shown.

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If you have not changed any options before then you will see the "Latest release" listed, if you've created other profiles you could see others. What we need to do is click "Add new" so we can create the profile suitable for Diversity MC.

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In the next window you'll set what's needed, don't worry it's not complicated!

Type something like "Diversity MC" in the Name box and select "release 1.11.2" from the Version drop down list. Then click "SAVE".

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We'll be back at the "Launch options" page but now we see a new entry "Diversity MC". Click on "News" in the upper left.

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Almost there now. On the main screen click the upwards pointing arrow besides the "PLAY" icon.

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Then click on "Diversity MC" from the list that appears (it's the same list as on the "Launcher options" page)

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Take a careful look at the "PLAY" button...you'll see that it now shows 1.11.2 (it might say download in front of the number, that's not a problem). Just click "PLAY" and you're done with the version setup.

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If you've played on Diversity MC before everything else remains as it was without any other changes.  

If you're New to Diversity MC please read on, we'll get you connected to our network!

After clicking "PLAY" Minecraft itself will be started, click on "Multiplayer" in the middle of the screen.

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If you've never setup a server before you'll be shown the screen below, if you have used other servers in the past they will be listed here. We want to connect to the Diversity MC network so lets go ahead and click "Add Server"

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When we click "Add Server" we'll see a screen where we can enter information about the server we want to connect to. In the Server Name box type "Diversity MC" and in the Server Address box type "play.diversitymc.net" (you can cut and paste from here if that helps). Then click "Done".

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Now the "Play Multiplayer" screen has our server listed. Click on the Diversity MC icon and our server will launch.

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You're now online with us, you're in our server hub. You should be facing towards a large overhead SMP sign. Walk towards that sign.

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When you get closer to that big sign you will see portals to the right and left (numbered 1 and 2). Walk through either of these portals (both are the same).

You will be in cave, it's perfectly safe. Read the rules on the signs in the cave, follow the instructions and when you click on the final sign...get ready for the welcomes from our friendly online community!

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Oh and if I'm not there... WELCOME!

 

 

Edited by SteelyEyed
Updated for addition of 1.12 Servers
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3 hours ago, moderzombie said:

Is vanilla getting a reset?

Who can say? A reset is not currently being discussed. However it may be reset sometime in the future, the SMP world is 100% persistent.

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1 hour ago, SteelyEyed said:

Who can say? A reset is not currently being discussed. However it may be reset sometime in the future, the SMP world is 100% persistent.

Thanks. I thought that I had read a post about vanilla usually being reset after each update. Could be remembering that wrong.

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No one has really requested it and nobody posts in the Vanilla forum, so... *shrug*

If you want it, ask for it? Put up a poll like has happened for previous updates and see who's interested?

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On 13/06/2017 at 5:40 PM, Lucifer said:

No one has really requested it and nobody posts in the Vanilla forum, so... *shrug*

If you want it, ask for it? Put up a poll like has happened for previous updates and see who's interested?

I personally don't care either way. I was curious because if a reset was going to happen soon I would put less effort into Vanilla until after the reset. 

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No it's definitely fair to ask :)  It was more of a comment to the 'it's usually reset' - yes, but it's also usually been requested beforehand, by several people. We've not really had that this time around. Idk why

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