MCPI-Reborn

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MCPI-Reborn is a program by TheBrokenRail that heavily mods Minecraft: Pi Edition, as well as allowing it to run on x86 desktop linux via a Media Layer Proxy and QEMU.
MCPI-Reborn
LicenseMIT
SourceTheBrokenRail's Gitea
Actively DevelopedYes

Game Modifications[edit | edit source]

Touch GUI[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition includes the Minecraft: Pocket Edition Touch UI. MCPI-Reborn includes a mod that enables it. This is enabled by default because the default UI has bad Survival Mode support.

Survival Mode[edit | edit source]

While Minecraft: Pi Edition includes the code necessary for Survival Mode, it is disabled by default. MCPI-Reborn contains a mod that allows you to use Survival Mode. This is always enabled.

Fix Bow & Arrow[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition has a broken Bow & Arrow. MCPI-Reborn includes a mod that fixes it. This is enabled by default.

Fix Attacking[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition disables attacking mobs/players. MCPI-Reborn includes a mod to re-enable it. This is enabled by default.

Mob Spawning[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition control mob spawning by game-mode. This mod makes mob spawning independent of game-mode. Mob spawning is enabled by default.

Fancy Graphics[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition doesn't have a functioning settings menu, so it is impossible to enable fancy graphics. This means things like clouds and transparent leaves. MCPI-Reborn includes a mod to enable it. This is enabled by default.

Disable Autojump[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition both contain auto-jump enabled by default. As many people find this annoying when playing with a keyboard and mouse, MCPI-Reborn includes a mod to disable it. This is enabled by default.

Show Block Outlines[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition control whether to highlight the selected block by UI mode. This mod makes it independent of UI mode. Block outlines are enabled by default.

Peaceful Mode[edit | edit source]

This mod enables peaceful mode, it is disabled by default.

Animated Water[edit | edit source]

Minecraft: Pi Edition includes the old non-animated water texture be default. This mod enables the animated version. This is enabled by default.

Smooth Lighting[edit | edit source]

Both Minecraft: Pi Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition include code for smooth lighting that is disabled by default. This mod enables it and is enabled by default.

3D Anaglyph[edit | edit source]

Both Minecraft: Pi Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition include code for 3D anaglyph that is disabled by default. This mod enables it and is disabled by default.

Camera Renderer[edit | edit source]

In both Minecraft: Pi Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition the Camera entity renderer is disabled. This re-enables it and makes the Camera's particles appear higher so they don't obscure the picture. This is always enabled.

NOTE: This list is incomplete. A updated full feature list can be found at https://gitea.thebrokenrail.com/TheBrokenRail/minecraft-pi-reborn/src/branch/master/launcher/client-data/opt/minecraft-pi-reborn-client/available-feature-flags

2.0 update[edit | edit source]

Reborn got a major updater on June 17, rehauling much of the codebase to add new features, like finally the removal of Docker as a dependency, which allowed reborn to finally be run on Windows systems via WSL2 and GWSL (broken as of now due to dropped support for Debian Buster). Docker was also removed as a depend on x64 linux systems as well, instead using a custom media layer proxy to forward the calls to GLFW and having the binary run with QEMU. Other notable changes included sound support, ARM64 support, External Server support instead of a proxy, and binding the Q key to drop items.

Server software[edit | edit source]

MCPI-Reborn also has it's own server software with things like survival mode support and mob generation designed to replace the aging pocketmine software which was the only server option for MCPI, leveraging MCPI's LAN server function and RakNet's WAN server connection. More info can be found at https://gitea.thebrokenrail.com/TheBrokenRail/minecraft-pi-reborn#dedicated-server.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

  • [Fixed in 2.0 update] Due to a bug with seccomp in Docker on arm, MCPI-Reborn fails to run on a Raspberry Pi as the game doesn't tick, so buttons and such don't work. A newer version with a fix has been found in the debian-backports repo.