Login Failed or Cannot Connect to Minecraft.net Errors
This one ticked us off for a bit, because the error was not on our end at all, but Mojang’s. When we first got Minecraft we got the alpha client and all was well. But since then Beta arrived and with it the option to go with the new launcher or stick with the old. We liked the old one, and this is where the Login Failed problem pops up.
For whatever reason, using the old Alpha client does not work with patch 1.8. I had to go back to minecraft.net, click Download Client and run it to get the game to run. Right away it offers to download the next patch and poof, brand new moving background and everything.
I closed the client just now and ran the old shortcut I had on my desktop and yet again it will not work. You need to run the newer Beta client specifically to get the game to run. This is kinda disappointing as we never had to do this before, and I think this is the big cause behind people having the “login failed” issues and not being able to update their client to patch 1.8. (Again, even after I installed it via the Beta client it STILL will not work with the old client even though all the data is still there. You need to run the Beta client to play 1.8.)
My very first world had a hefty mining system in place at the very lowest layer, I believe it is 4th from the bottom so it is just on top of the up-most level of bedrock. Before 1.8 it was as bright as normal. After 1.8 is it terribly dark. Unplayably dark.
Before Patch 1.8 (Patch 1.3 or so)
After Patch 1.8 (Today)
I understand the unease one will feel adventuring a fortress and whatnot at that level… but this was my main base of operations for nearly a year now. And I cannot use it because it is pitch black and I had no warning about this either. I was staying fairly current with the Minecraft news, too. Hope not many others out there got the same surprise I did this afternoon.
Like an awkward guest interrupting an argument, let’s change the subject to a positive note ^_^
A moment that made me actually laugh out loud for a moment was the FOV slider, or “Field of View/Vision” slider. You go from what we all grew used to, but you can change it if you’d like so your peripheral vision grows much wider. Move the slider allll the way to the right and see it change to “Quake Pro.”
Fans of Quake 3 should get a snort and a giggle out of that, too. I think even the default Quake Live view is this without modification. Great stuff and mini-easter egg.
Hope you have fun and that this helped anyone out that was stuck with that login error, it was a pain. Don’t mine to close to bedrock, and we’ll see you guys in a bit!