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Halloween & Christmas Easter Eggs is occurring regularly[edit]

I think these things will happen yearly, so let's expect that in Christmas 2013, "Gift Chests" will appear.--DiamondCubeMiner (talk) 07:04, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Notch mentions easter egg?[edit]

So, in his livestream, just before he started playing HL2, Notch mentioned an easter egg in MC. http://da.twitch.tv/notch/b/307511278 at 2:21:52. I guess this might be interesting to the wiki? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Caee (talkcontribs) at 19:26, 4 February 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

"Buttershoes"[edit]

When this article was first written, it had SkyDoesMinecraft. It then got changed to SeaNanners, and then reverted to SkyDoesMinecraft, and finally removed. This is either an actual reference to a Youtuber or just plain Pirate speak where someone from Mojang blurted out Buttershoes and actually isn't an easter egg.

Before that section is touched again, research must be accomplished throughout these two Youtubers' channels or some kind of reference from Mojang or another place proving where "Buttershoes" came from. --User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 06:58, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Remember that the language translations are created by users on crowdin.net, not by Mojang, so 'buttershoes' was probably added by one of those Youtubers and/or their fans. Unless some connection to Mojang can be established (e.g., evidence that Jeb had submitted that translation), this is just personal advertising, and I don't see a need to have it in the article. I'm more tolerant of the Croatian Morse code, since there's no advertising aspect to it. -- Orthotope 07:40, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Actually, that makes sense. Going through SkyDoesMinecraft, it seems he does have a running butter joke when it comes to gold and gold items, but I've only seen him refer to the boots as "butter boots", not shoes. Either way, if Mojang was not behind the Pirate speak and that was only included as a joke when crowdin did all the other languages, it really isn't an easter egg and just something fun from a fan that happens to be in Minecraft.
Also, as I was searching the web, I have seen many references to gold being likened to butter, and I don't believe it was even started by Sky, unless someone comes up with dates. I'm just going to remove that section, but keep a wikinote there (even though people never read them or just don't care). --User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 23:15, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Mincecraft[edit]

The article says that Mincecraft is no longer shown...I don't know...a few days ago, on Minecraft 1.4.7, I saw "Mincecraft!" on the splash screen. I thought it was a typo or something but apparently was (is) an Easter egg...sorry, I don't know how to replicate this. 70.196.37.246 03:15, 8 February 2013 (UTC) (not sure what that'd do since I have not an account)

You may have simply seen the splash Minecraft! wrong. As for the article, it is talking about the actual rearranging of the 'E' and 'C' in the title, not the splash. I have checked the splash.txt file in 1.4.7 and 13w04a (the last weekly I downloaded) and there is no Minceraft! splash. What version did you see this on? User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 04:31, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
I also noticed that on 1.2.3 (officially known version to have Minceraft easter egg), there isn't image file for Minceraft to appear. But normal Minecraft. Maybe it's deep hidden in source file or marked as hidden? If so, should that be mentioned in article? Kevin J Rattman 07:58, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
The logo used on the main screen is located in minecraft.jar/title/mclogo.png . However, the image isn't displayed directly: instead it's copied onto the Minecraft window in two pieces. In order to display 'minceraft', it copies the logo in five pieces, swapping the locations of the 'e' and 'c'. There is no minceraft image file, and the code responsible isn't very obvious unless you know where to look. -- Orthotope 10:10, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Unused Splash[edit]

Looking through splashes.txt, I found a splash saying, "This message will never appear on the splash screen, isn't that weird?" You can look yourself if you don't believe me. NightstormKitty 02:20, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

it's not actually unused: See Splash, entry number 232 in the list. --Mental Mouse 02:40, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
I just corrected that entry, as the game goes to a bit of trouble to avoid displaying that splash; it will even get stuck in an infinite loop if it's the only line in splashes.txt . See here for more details. -- Orthotope 03:51, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Missingno splash[edit]

Martin847 recently removed this section, saying that it's a bug, rather than an easter egg. In the code, the splash text is initially set to "missingno" before attempting to read splashes.txt (good programming practice, avoids null pointer exceptions). Given the search results from googling 'missingno', and that Mojang could have used any default text string (such as "missing splashes.txt"), I think this is most likely to be a deliberate reference. -- Orthotope 18:29, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

I would also like to add that the wording Martin847 used in his summary suggests he was trying to follow the same issue we regularly have on the splash article regarding the "Mmmph, mmph!" splash. That is a very vague phrase or wording and can be anything. Mojang could've easily meant that as Steve yelling for help in a cave-in, as heard by a passing cow above. As Orthotope pointed out, missingno is a very unique "word" and it is extremely likely (but impossible to prove) that its appearance in the Pokemon franchise was the only appearance of that term anywhere back then. This also means that any other unique appearances (usage without knowledge of the Pokemon franchise's usage) is improbable. User:Kanegasi User talk:KanegasiUser:Kanegasi/edit count 22:34, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

"Missingno" stood for "missing number" and would make no sense to reference a missing slash file. A error for such would more likely read something like "error.splashes". Impossybull (talk) 04:20, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Bouncy[edit]

Not an easter egg. It's just the bouncycastle.org java crypto library. 91.55.30.153 14:00, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Pirate speak section should be removed[edit]

Pirate speak is not an easter egg, it's just a language setting. Although it may be amusing, it doesn't reference anything and should not be considered an easter egg. 142.197.88.106 –Preceding undated comment was added at 23:46 16 August 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

11 Disc??[edit]

I have tried to replicate the 11 disk Easter egg which shows the default player head and C418s signature using the Spek program. I can get a sort of curved line somewhere in the sonograph, but nothing as detailed as what is shown on the main page. Could somebody explain how i could get to see this Easter egg for myself? C4an7 (talk) 17:21, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

I didn't check the spectrogram myself, but I did watch someone else's video. The area shown here is supposedly at the end, right as the sound cuts out. I did see that curved line in the middle too and was wondering what that was about. Firebastard (talk) 05:32, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Strange Voices Accompanying Music?[edit]

OK. I was playing minecraft yesterday about 7:35-7:40 pm. I will describe the experience exactly.

I opened the Minecraft launcher and in the update notes it came up with the "minecraft is experiencing some difficulties with the villagers" thing. I wasn't too worried so I just clicked play.

Then the strange things began to happen. Instead of the menu music, some strange low-pitched voices were singing "duh duh duh". This freaked me out a bit so I closed it and opened it again just in case it was a bug. Sure enough, those duh duh duh voices were back. I did a test next.

I went onto my own creative multiplayer server. Music began to play and sure enough, those voices accompanied the song with duh duh duh. Except they accompanied this time instead of playing instead of the music.

Then I realised it was April Fools Day. I thought maybe it was an april fools, but it could also be the "villagers have taken over" update notes. Can anyone confirm this? Has anyone experienced this? Either way, I think it should go on the Easter Eggs page - unless it was a bug, but I am pretty sure it was a joke. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 121.216.98.182 (talk) at 20:33, 1 April 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

April Fools 2014[edit]

This section is very confusing and should be edited by someone with knowledge of the actual April Fools hoaxes. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.161.17.213 (talk) at 03:35, 30 May 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Oh my goodness! I love the Duh Duh Duh DUH Duh Duh Duh song. I recorded it since I couldn't find it anywhere in the music files. Maybe I can post it here. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Morthix200 (talkcontribs) at 23:26, 17 June 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

"Important" Message[edit]

This does not appear to actually be an easter egg, but rather a warning for modders of the game. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.161.17.213 (talk) at 03:35, 30 May 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Notch's birthday?[edit]

On 1st June,the only splash that is displayed is"Happy Birthday, Notch!". This happens in 1.7.9 and the snapshots, haven't tried on earlier versions.

It's in 1.6.4, so it must be in later versions. 108.196.142.46 15:08, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Dinnerbone's secret[edit]

Dinnerbone can switch if he's rightside up or upside down by toggling his cape. He uses this to go on small servers so people won't go too crazy over him being there (they think he's fake).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59sRgPP6POE&t=5m34s

But, this isn't proven yet. Can somebody do some more research for me? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.19.148.74 (talk) at 04:45, 27 June 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Notch dropping apples[edit]

The code for dropping an apple with the rest of Notch's items remains in the JAR (viewed with MCP in v1.7.10), but does it actually occur when a player with the username "Notch" dies? This page states it "no longer works". --Einsteinsci (talk) 17:49, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Unused speech bubble on villager.png[edit]

I was looking trough the game files and I found an unused speech bubble on villager.png, which contains a Raw Chicken, then an arrow pointing to the right and another Raw Chicken. Both Raw Chickens have the old texture since they have the black outline. The location in the jar is: assets\minecraft\textures\gui\container. --ToonLucas22 (talk) 15:19, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Confirmed. –LauraFi · talk 15:21, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
So, is this unused speech bubble going to be added to the article? If so, then I can be glad to upload the photo. --ToonLucas22 (talk) 20:28, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
If you look around, there are a lot of unused textures in the game files, in this case likely from a dropped feature. I personally think it would be more relevant on unused features with the other unused textures. KnightMiner (t·c) 23:25, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Ok, then the unsued bubble will go to Unused features rather than here. --ToonLucas22 (talk) 00:49, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Tower of Pimps needs to be removed[edit]

It's not an easter egg. It was a natural feature that gained a name from a YouTuber. It shouldn't be in the article. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.73.252.140 (talk). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Do you have a source for your claim? (maybe a link to the original video where they named/built it?). That information has been here for a long time, and I doubt anyone will agree to removing it simply by your word. KnightMiner t/c 03:21, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Discard this, I was wrong. It isn't a natural feature. 173.73.252.140 21:48, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Mojang logo when starting game[edit]

I'm not sure if this should be identified as an easteregg and added, so I'm leaving this for you guys to decide. You are not able to change Mojang's logo that appears when starting the game (this's been happening since a few versions ago). When reported on the bug tracker (MC-40961) you can see Grum answered the user in a weird/funny way, and MC-40961 was changed to "Works as intended". What makes me think this could be some type of easter egg is that such file (mojang.png) is still available on the jar file like nothing has happend, and also because this could be a response for the people who don't like the logo (or probably, people who don't like the new logo which has also changed a few versions ago).

Gerottinho (talk) 03:28, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Semi-Hostile Ghost Face Mob[edit]

I found this on my Realm. It was floating around some creepers and was not hostile until I attacked. Only got the one screenshot and then ran off because it was seemingly invincible. See link its a faint red face just under the creepers. Should I add this to the Easter Egg page (this is my first post on the wiki, unsure of the rules/unwritten social guidelines) http://imgur.com/gZq5ZkA Abregado (talk) 07:28, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

It is a spider with invisibility, which is a part of the regional difficulty feature (not an easter egg). Skylinerw (talk) 07:43, 27 July 2015 (UTC)