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Minecraft DS
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General Info
Genre(s): Adventure
Contributor(s): IAmAPersson, LeviCelJir, Calc84maniac, Randomouscrap98, and a lot more. Watch the in-game credits!
Release Date: August 4, 2013
Development Status: Beta
Version: 2.0 PreRelease 2
Size: Unspecified
Mode(s): Single Player
Language(s): English, German

Minecraft for Petit Computer! I have spent about eight months in total so far on the project, and am currently in the Beta stage of creation. This was originally called Raycraft, but I changed the name to Minecraft DS after Alpha 1.5. I got the raycaster and raytracer engines from Calc84maniac, but I am working toward making this a Minecraft clone in PTC.

Important Note:
Project is over. Petit Computer is just not capable of running the complexity of this program in an enjoyable manner. Unfortunate, I know. So, no more updates. Maybe when PTC3D comes out will we (the Minecraft DS team) redo this project with the new, faster interpreter.

"Why is this program so laggy?" you may ask. There are two main reasons. The first reason is that Petit Computer doesn't support 3D graphics, so the program resorted to a Raycaster: an engine that gives the illusion of 3D graphics using a 2D drawing plane. This is much less efficient and much slower for the interpreter to handle. The second reason is that Petit Computer is indeed an INTERPRETER, as opposed to a COMPILER. The difference? A compiler (which the real Minecraft uses) breaks down the code into computer language (binary or executable), and the binary/executable is what's run. This means that the code is run very efficiently and fast. An interpreter (what Minecraft DS uses) reads a line, and executes it. Reads another line, then executes it. The result is a program that runs a lot slower but is easier to code in because a lot of stuff is done automatically. This is why it's so laggy and slow.

So, yes. Project is finished. We (the team of MCDS) apologize greatly, but it has simply become a pain to work on because the game just isn't as enjoyable as we'd hoped it would have been. We hope you understand, and thank you for all of the support we've gotten over the duration of coding this project.

Sincerely, IAmAPersson (Phil); Lead Programmer and Pokeyoshi19; Co-Developer


  • Up and Down - Walk forwards and backwards
  • Left and Right - Turn
  • A - Walk Right
  • Y - Walk Left
  • L - Break Blocks
  • R - Place Blocks
  • X+Up - Sprint
  • Start - Pause
  • Touch Screen - Use Touch Controls, Change Block, Inventory, and Use Chat
  • L+R - Take Screenshot

To execute commands, you have to do section by section. (Example: /nick [enter] &4&lApple&7&oMan&r94 [enter])


Version 2.0 (Beta) Prerelease 2

  • Added Nether and new higher quality backgrounds. Old worlds do not need to be converted, but will crash if you try to enter the nether. New worlds will save the nether in the same save file

Version 2.0 (Beta) Prerelease 1

  • Improved menus (credit to TwinArmageddonz), TNT that explodes (credit to TwinArmageddonz), skins (credit to LeviCelJir), started translations; so far: German (Deutsch), better world handling, better world creation, day/night cycle, texture pack support, 128x128 and 256x256 maps, and Troll Mode (Spawns 100 slimes. Survive as long as you can. Touching a slime executes CrashPTC)

Version 1.9 (Beta)

  • Added many, many more blocks (inventory is a bit glitchy), raytracing (3D ground), more lag-reducing settings, re-added bobbing whilst walking, made final preparations for survival mode implementation

Version 1.8 (Beta)

  • Added terrain generator (courtesy of Bluerobin), added nighttime option (courtesy of LeviCelJir), added the option for up to five slimes on your map at once, added mod support (install mods under the @MODS subroutine), added options with render distance, edited intro, changed credits, changed about 400 lines of code for compactness and speed
  • Removed Herobrine

Version 1.7.1 (Beta)

  • Fixed bug with intro

Version 1.7 (Beta)

  • Added sky, sun, clouds, adjusted options menu, more options, /data command (not under /help yet), improved lag, 16x16 textures, physics with sand/gravel, auto world conversion for outdated worlds, redone "Wet Hands" music (redone by randomouscrap98), slimes.

Version 1.6.6 (Beta)

  • Added Stevie hand

Version 1.6.5 (Beta)

  • Removed fog, reverted textures back to 8x8 for the sake of quality

Version 1.6 (Beta)

  • Added inventory, render distance, crappy looking fog, updates to world saving, touch controls.

Version 1.5 (Beta)

  • Multiple layers! Added another layer to build on, and made the blocks more Minecraft size instread of, well, mega size. Also added 64x64 worlds, more blocks (sand, cobblestone, bedrock, and gravel) but these are currently unobtainable, re-enabled 32x32 worlds, updates to map saving, crosshair, slightly redone main menu, no more DATA for generating maps, re-enabled chat

Version 1.1 (Beta)

  • Added multiple block IDs, bug fixes, lag improvements, and started on a touch GUI

Version 1.0 (Beta)

  • Added panorama at menu, splash text, credits (Special Thanks to Randomouscrap98), replaced brick texture with 6 legit Minecraft textures, updated menu

Version 1.5 (Alpha)

  • Added toggleable 16x16/32x32 worlds, added pause menu, savable/loadable worlds, sprint button

Version 1.4 (Alpha)

  • Added the ability to break/place blocks, fixed glitch where upon colliding with a wall diagonally, the game would crash, adjusted controls, and opened up the world.

Version 1.0 (Alpha)

  • Included "Texture Block" (equivalent to texture packs) support (8x8 and 16x16) and main menu.

Version 1.5 (PreAlpha)

  • Added commands, chat, ranks, Bukkit formatting codes for chat (&6, &o, &l, etc.), permissions for different ranks, etc. Also changed a few controls for easier movement for left-handed people.

Version 1.0 (PreAlpha)

  • When I first got the program. Included 1 8x8 brick texture, walking, and jumping.

Future Plans (Outdated; these were planned but never got applied)

NOTE: These updates have not been made/published yet and may never be!

ANOTHER NOTE: Italicized means that a feature is completed.

Version 2.0 (Beta)

Survival Update. The test (not the final) will only be released to a few chosen people.

  • Health
  • Damage caused by Slimes, and eventually death
  • Survival inventory
  • World generation able to spawn what you need
  • Crafting
  • Melting
  • Redo menus (again), and it also means New font.
  • Add language support for GermanFrench, and Japanese
  • A lot of bug fixes
  • And probably more! (You know, secrets...)

Minecraft DS wird auf Deutsch in Minecraft-2.0 sein!
Minecraft DS sera aussi en Français!

Final Version

  • Will add a better survival experience and more features. The last update I will make. :(


To view the QR codes full size, either middle-click the picture or click on it and click "View full size image".



See the full credits in-game from the main menu!


The Free-Use License

Copyright (c) 2013/2014 Persson Creations

In downloading this program, permission is given to ANY and ALL users to use and edit this software. However, this software may NOT be redistributed to ANYONE without permission from IAmAPersson, even if unedited. If this is ignored, the redistributed program will be reported and deleted ASAP.

This software comes AS IS. It comes with NO warranty whatsoever. If the program does not work as expected, the user MAY report the problem to IAmAPersson, but NO certainty is given that it will be fixed. IAmAPersson is NOT responsible for ANY damages, including but not limited to the user's device and/or the software due to misuse.

The software name "Minecraft DS" belongs completely to IAmAPersson, and may NOT be used as a name for ANY other program.

If this software is redistributed rightly according to the regulations of this license, the redistributor is REQUIRED to include this license with his/her copy of "Minecraft DS," along with a link to the original program. The user is also required to give a disclaimer, stating that he/she is NOT the original creator of the software, and give credit appropriately.

By downloading "Minecraft DS," any and all users agree to follow ALL points stated in this license, and to use this program rightly in all ways, shapes, AND forms.

Where You Can Find Me (IAmAPersson)

You can mainly contact me through my Message Wall or through Steam (add me as InsertPi).

I don't give out my email addresses.

3DS Friend Code: 2148-9259-0831


For changing speed (In exchange for worse graphics)

enter in to the chat


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Thanks for your time


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