As I mentioned in an earlier post, Mojang will issue later today the 1.6(.1) update. I’m about half done with updating our server to be compatible with it. Due to the massive changes inside the game code, this will take a bit longer, perhaps a day or two more.

In the meantime, here’s how you will be able to easily connect to the Skyblock (and Survival Games) after the update. First, download the new launcher from here:

Then start it and follow the instructions below. To increase the pictures size, simply click on them.

New Minecraft Launcher Start Screen

Step 1: Click on New Profile.

Minecraft 1.5.2 Profile

Step 2: Enter a profile name. It can be anything you want, here I’ve entered Minecraft 1.5.2 to make it easy for me to remember what’s the profile about.

Step 3: Click on the box next to Use version, scroll down to release 1.5.2 and click on it.

Step 4: Verify all other settings match the ones in the image above, then click on Save Profile.

Minecraft 1.5.2 Play

Step 5: Click on the box next to Profile, and select the name you’ve entered at step 2 above. Enter your username and password.

Hit Play.

You can follow this tutorial even now, before the release, so you can connect and play Skyblock and at the same time experiment with the new things in 1.6 in single player.

I’ll update with a new post when we update the server to 1.6. Enjoy 🙂