Minecart system to get heavy overhaul.
By Tim Colwill on November 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm
Do you like building outrageous things with redstone in Minecraft? Of course you do. Well, Mojang have announced that Minecraft updates from now on are going to be smaller and more focused around specific single features — and the first one, 1.5, is going to “The Redstone Update”.
Announced to great cheer at this year’s Minecon, the Redstone Update will give redstone a variable signal strength and introduce a new capacitor block. The block will work in a similar fashion to a repeater, but will only produce full output when the input reaches a specific strength. Jeb used the example of weighted pressure plates that could change their output signal strength depending on pressure, couple with detector rails that have a stronger output when a minecart is filled.
This could then be forwarded to a capacitor block, which in turn would activate on the cart being full. Jeb claimed that minecarts currently “could be so much better”, and is looking at huge overhauls to the system. Also being worked on is a sunlight detecting block, fireworks, and a new Nether-based ore that the capacitor block will require.