Minecraft.net is the official website for Minecraft. It allows users to sign up, play and buy the game, provides links to related community sites (including the Minecraft Wiki) and is also where players can download the Minecraft launcher and server client.
Minecraft.net currently has ten pages. The seventh page, "Profile", is added when logged in. There is also a top news link at the top of all pages which is used to communicate important news relating to Minecraft. The pages are as follows:
http://minecraft.net/ The home page of minecraft.net consists of the Minecraft logo and the "Official Minecraft Trailer" YouTube video. Below the video is a very short description of Minecraft. To the left of pages is a picture of a player holding a stone pickaxe standing in front of a pig, and a sheep.
The home page also contains Minecraft's Facebook page widget, as well as a Minecraft update news box and tweets from Jeb, which replaced the Word of Notch news box and the tweets from Notch in May 2012, respectively.
This section has text further describing the game, and the origins of Minecraft. It also gives some insights as to what Notch plans to do for the game in the future.
This page has 2 sub pages, 'Getting started' and 'Credits'.
You can access this page from Game→Getting started. The help page has multiple videos on how to survive your first night, and the basics of Minecraft. This page is mainly intended to help newer Minecraft players.
The credits of Minecraft.
You can buy Minecraft from this page, and also buy Minecraft merchandise.
This page was created as a gag on April Fools' Day 2011. It no longer exists, and now redirects to the actual store page.
Short information about Pocket Edition.
This page lists all the Minecraft crash reports sent to Mojang.
Pages shown when logged in
After logging in, these pages will become accessible.
The profile page allows you to change your Minecraft skin if you bought the game, change your account's password, and a gift code section that will display the gift codes bought and shows who redeemed those.
Contains options to redeem a gift code.
First Home Page
The Minecraft home page was first located at https://mojang.com/notch/minecraft/, when it was sill in early development.
Mojang Support Center
You can access this page from Help link of top of minecraft.net. Contains answers for frequently asked questions. This page also contains server statuses related to Minecraft but available from PC (not from smartphones).
Developer calls and URLs found by googling "site:minecraft.net" (Also posted on minecraftforum):
Used to download resources for the client and for the server up to version 1.5.2.
Used to download resources for the client past version 1.6.2.
Used to check if an account is premium or not. Returns true if the username is a premium Minecraft account, returns false otherwise.
The Minecraft launcher uses this to authenticate logins. If the username and password are valid for a premium account, returns "<POSIX time>:<hash of password>:<username with correct capitalization>:<newly generated session id>:". If username and password are invalid, returns "Bad login". If the username and password are correct, but the account isn't premium, returns "User not premium". If the given version number is less than 12, returns "Old version". The username is not case-sensitive.
http://session.minecraft.net/game/joinserver.jsp?user=<USERNAME>&sessionId=<SESSION ID>&serverId=<SERVER ID>
This link seems to be called when a server with online-mode=true checks if it should allow a player to join the game. The session ID is generated by the launcher when logging in (you can also generate them with the "getversion.jsp" link above). This URL will return "OK" if the given session ID is the last one to have been generated for that username; otherwise it will return a "Bad login" error.
Directs the user to a page where they can choose if they want to change their skin to <URL>.
Returns the skin for a given username. Case-sensitive, returns an XML access denied page if the skin doesn't exist.
Returns the cape for a given username. Behaves the same as above.
Returns a list of the latest game files that can be downloaded. The Minecraft launcher uses this to perform an update.
This is most likely used to create the classic server list. How the parameters work is unknown. Returns a link to a classic server page.
A test page that Mojang asked people to use as they worked on a new launcher for Minecraft. Runs a few processes in the browser, then starts a new version of the launcher, which will be downloaded to /.minecraft/launcher as launcher.jar.
This link gives a glimpse at a future feature to Minecraft. This page says that, in the future, it will be possible to have Minecraft open and connect to the server IP specified in the URL when accessing this link.
Picture used when Minecraft.net is being updated.
Picture used when Minecraft.net is overloaded.
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