Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Minecraft Screenshot Viewer in wxPython - A Preview

There's a lot of Minecraft going on in this house! The boys all love it and come up with some creative designs for houses, statues, machines and roller-coasters. Minecraft has a built in feature for taking screenshots 'F2' and I encourage them to do this if they have made something. Eventually we will make a slideshow video of them.

But there is no easy way to view the screenshots in the game and it is a bit 'hidden' under .minecraft so what a great excuse for a wxPython program. Not quite ready for the prime-time (needs Linux tested at least) but my eldest was impressed by the demo of it and is keen to get it installed on the main family PC.

Here's a screenshot until I get some SVN sorted out:


Ideas for features welcome - leave a comment!

7 comments:

  1. I would try to make the selected image as big as possible. One cool feature would be the ability to open Windows Explorer to the location of the image.

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    1. Good idea - will look for a cross-platform way to do this.

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    2. The following two links have some ideas: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/41969/standard-way-to-open-a-folder-window-in-linux

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6631299/python-opening-a-folder-in-explorer-nautilus-mac-thingie

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    3. Thanks for the links Mike. I've committed the Windows version to SVN and will investigate the above when I get on my Ubuntu PC.

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  2. Please ping me when this is up in SVN (I'm assuming it will be FOSS?). I am thinking of pointing to it as an extension exercise on python4kids.wordpress.com
    See, eg: Minecraft Config Editor
    Cheers

    Brendan

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    1. Hi Brendan,

      I've created a Google code site for the blog.

      The current screenshot viewer is available here.

      Have fun!

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  3. ★★★★★★★★
    SWEET! I just got a free Minecraft card code at http://minecraftget.com/
    ★★★★★★★★


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