So, it's Friday night and you're home alone. You had a long, hard week and you're looking to wind down by curling up with a good ol' video game. But what do you play?
Well, I'm sure most of you are already backstabbing and sniping the night away with Team Fortress 2, but there's another option if that's not your style: Infiniminer.
Infiniminer is a free PC game for Windows that can be downloaded here
, along with the runtime packages required to play it. Last week, I hosted a server, but ended up falling asleep waiting for people to join. Sad panda. This week, however, I'm well-rested and ready to mine. Infiniminer is all about digging and building in a giant pixel-y 3D world full of dirt, gold, and lava. It may not look like much, but let me assure you: It's pretty damn fun.
How to get online with Infiniminer:
1. Install Infiniminer v1.5
, the XNA 3.0 Runtime
, and the .NET 2.0 Runtime
(if you haven't already).
2. Install Hamachi
and join the network dtoid-mines
with the password alsococks
3. Edit your Infiniminer client configuration file (client.config.txt
) with your preferred settings (player name, screen resolution, look inversion, etc).
4. Start up Infiniminer and direct connect to my Hamachi IP Address: 126.96.36.199
5. Mine like there's no tomorrow!
Hopefully we can get a bit more activity this week (though I seriously doubt it with the TF2 updates and free weekend working against me), especially since I'm actually conscious enough to help you guys out if you have issues connecting. I've been trying to get the server public so we can cut the middle man and not have to use Hamachi (which would make everything a hell of a lot easier), but I've failed so far, so I'm just going to run it as usual this week. I'm hoping I can get this straightened out next week and maybe get some more people online and enjoying the game with less setup.
I'll keep the server up for the rest of the night, so feel free to pop in whenever you've got some free time or feel like playing something (possibly) a bit more mellow than TF2. Also, I have the ability to save maps, so please let me know if you want to hang on to an awesome creation you made within the game.
I'll see you in the mines!