There’s many great Minecraft mods out there, but this latest one might be the pinnacle. Finally, after over a decade, Minecraft has peaked with a mod that lets us play Minecraft on a PC – in Minecraft.
A video of the grand Minecraft-ception was uploaded to YouTube by Mj11jM. In the five minute clip, a player walks up to a hut marked ‘Inception Room’, containing a PC sitting on the Minecraft start screen. Then, they play for a few minutes, wandering around the vestiges of a largely serene map, before exiting. The frame-rate’s a little choppy, expected given the layers of software going on here, but it works.
The idea sprung from a tweet by foone, a programmer who specializes in old, out-dated hardware, about making a working Windows 95 PC in Minecraft using VM Computers, a mod that lets you spawn and build your own custom PC in the sandbox game. Now, you can’t run Minecraft on Windows 95, but you can do it on a version of Linux that’s compatible with the VM components. Once the theory was considered in the thread, it was a matter of time, and here we are – thesis proven.
We previously reported on the VM being used to play Doom, meaning the classic FPS game has now technically been ported to Minecraft. It’s a funny little tool to play around with, given that it gets you a full PC. You can use it to take all sorts of trips down memory lane of nineties hardware, if you fancy. It can be resource hungry, since, as a virtual machine, it is drawing from the CPU and Ram of your actual machine, so do double-check all your hardware stats before you boot it up.
This isn’t the only blocky revelation of late – the community managed to discover the seed for Minecraft’s title screen recently, too, adding another entry in the long list of best seeds. As always, please mod with caution.