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The message displayed upon loading the demo world.

The demo mode is a demo version of Minecraft for users who have not purchased the game yet and would like to try it out first, designed to replace the functionality of the outdated PC Gamer Minecraft demo.

The demo version of Minecraft can be played free-of-charge by registering a Mojang account and logging into the Minecraft launcher.

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[edit] Functionality

The demo version functionally serves to allow players to try out the game before making the decision to buy Minecraft. It allows players to play on a single world for a 100 minute (5 in-game days) period, before the map is locked, and required to be reset.

While the demo version does not expire, it comes with certain restrictions, as its sole purpose is to allow new players to try out Minecraft.

[edit] Restrictions

The following restrictions apply when playing the game in demo mode:

  • The demo map is preset and will always generate with the same seed which is -343522682.
    • This means that the player Spawn, Seed, and Generated structures are always the same.
  • Players are normally restricted to Survival mode.
  • Multiplayer is inaccessible, although LAN is allowed.
  • The game time is limited to five in-game days (1 hour and 40 minutes real time). After the time runs out, players can still navigate though the world, but not interact with it. Resetting the demo world also resets the demo timer.

[edit] Landscape

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Because the geography of the demo world never changes, users can post the locations of various landmarks. These can help act as a "guide" for new Minecrafters who are exploring the demo.

Location Notes
X Y Z
Nether fortress chests
-125 54 -4
-164 68 53 diamond horse armor, 4 iron ingots, 3 gold ingots, flint/steel
-154 68 21 5 gold ingots, 3 iron ingots, saddle
-150 68 22 3 gold ingots, gold horse armor
-114 61 28 iron horse armor, gold horse armor, saddle
Abandoned mine shafts
-307 27 -1127
-906 50 -69
-726 26 -834
1322 36 -1902
388 23 2735
-330 74 -1109 Cave, then ravine/mineshaft crossover
-882 47 -76
Abandoned mine shaft chests (dig straight down from coordinates)
-1190 63 -1428 melon seeds
-1590 65 -1331 diamond
-1755 73 -1019 melon seeds
-220 55 -200 in water
-883 39 -46 iron ingot, redstone, bread
-970 38 -22 pumpkin seeds
-327 26 -1059 iron ingots, pumpkin seeds, lapis
-303 31 -999 coal, bread and iron pickaxes
-319 22 -1129 iron ingots and bread
Dungeons
705 55 171
196 24 644
-312 20 -1136 Chests containing iron horse armor, gunpowder, iron, redstone, wheat and the music discs "cat" and "13" (obsolete, is now a mineshaft)
-284 29 -1011 Chests containing gold horse armor, iron horse armor, name tag, saddle, iron ingots, redstone, enchanted book, bucket, music disk 13, gunpowder, bread and wheat
Desert temples:
-2470 65 -1000 chests contain: 16 gold, 11 iron, 2 diamonds, 23 bones, and 17 rotten flesh
1339 74 -485 chests contain 13 gold and iron, 2 emeralds, 17 rotten flesh
58 65 779 there is 12 gold, 12 iron, at least 23 bones, Diamond, horse armor, and rotten flesh
-42 72 -921
-1139 65 -1957
Villages
-943 65 -1221 medium plains village
-2902 71 -919 large plains village
49 68 822 medium desert village
356 65 1117 small desert village w/ blacksmith house
884 63 -236 medium savanna village
559 69 309 medium savanna village
-2561 71 1464 medium desert village
1054 78 -786 large plains village
-3340 64 -897 medium desert village
Witch huts
-701 66 -379
-463 67 -490 mushroom in flower pot
-698 64 -373
Pumpkin patches
-430 7 -250
1277 82 -1043
Strongholds
-33 39 -981
-874 20 628
-42 20 -1010
  • (chest -62, 26, -1035) - 5 redstone, 1 iron ingot, 3 bread
  • (library chest -89, 32, -974) - 13 paper
  • (library chest -93, 27, -983) - 7 books, 6 paper
  • (chest -40, 34, -963) - iron boots, golden apple, 2 bread
  • (chest -59, 34, -963) - bread, iron leggings
  • (chest -53, 40, -963) - gold horse armor, iron boots
  • (chest -35, 40, -971) - bread, iron pickaxe
  • (library chest -32, 41, -1014) - 1 book
  • (library chest -24, 46, -1010) - 2 book, 3 paper
  • (end portal -35, 39, -969)
Natural cave systems
15 57 -72 huge ore deposits and system
-432 64 -881
-635 64 -580
8 65 -122
4 66 -104
-330 74 -1109 cave, then ravine/mineshaft crossover
-98 62 -122
107 62 -996
Biomes
-1842 62 1303 Mushroom Island

[edit] History

Official release
1.3.1 12w16a Demo mode added. During the snapshot releases, minecraft.jar must be launched directly with -demo parameter.
1.3.2 Users can play the demo mode in the browser.
1.6.2 The latest launcher version (1.3.4) allows players who have not yet bought Minecraft to play the game's demo.

[edit] Trivia

  • If you start a LAN world, you can turn cheats on and use /gamemode 1 or 2 to use Creative Mode and/or Adventure Mode.
    • If you are in LAN and close the game without saving while you're in creative mode you will be in creative when you load it again while not in LAN, but you cant use the cheat commands this way though. NOTE you cannot switch back to survival once this is done unless you go back into LAN or reset the demo.
  • The demo mode can be played by both paid players and players which are trying out the game.
  • It is possible to install modifications on the demo version.
  • Servers can be started with the --demo flag (This is technically what the launcher does). Everyone who joins the server will see the demo message.
  • If you try to play a demo version prior to 1.3 from the launcher using a non-premium account, you'll be able to play the full version.
  • Typing in "North Carolina" in the seed screen of the full version will give the same world seed.
  • If you exit the game without clicking "Save & Quit",the game will travel back in time before you did something(example:Naming a mob,crafting,Entering a dimension).

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