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This Computer Built In Minecraft Is Next Level Impressive

Someone once said, "One day we will have Minecraft in Minecraft." That day has passed, thanks to a "Minecraft" computer within a computer, Chungus 2. In a video by "Minecraft" computer expert Sammyuri, they showed how they made a 3D "Minecraft" build in "Minecraft" with help from their teammates, Uwerta and StackDoubleFlow. 


Chungus is made from "redstone," a crafting material often used in "Minecraft." There's even a Wiki guide on how to use it for building computers, although the guide warns you in advance that the process is complicated. Chungus, also graciously known as Computational Humongous Unconventional Number and Graphics Unit by Sammyuri, is the name of Sammyuri's custom Minecraft CPU. It used to just play Tetris, Snake, Connect Four, and other simple games, but when enough of Sammyuri's fans mentioned "Minecraft in Minecraft," they decided to make it a reality. 

First, they needed to find a way to upgrade Chungus' specs to support the minimum requirement for Minecraft. Then, they needed to get some help. That's where Uwerta and StackDoubleFlow came in. The end product sports a 8KB program memory, 256B extra RAM, 8KB graphics memory, 96x64 pixel screen, a Dualshock-style controller, and a custom AMOGUS graphics processor, also known as the Absurdly Massive Operator of Graphics by Uwerta and Sammyuri. 


After Sammyuri boots up the Chungus 2, you can see "Minecraft" playing in "Minecraft" in its brown, monotone glory. Here's how it played out.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Sammyuri's Minecraft doesn't look exactly like "Minecraft," mostly because it doesn't have the same capabilities as real-life computers. It's redstone, so it runs in different shades of brown. It's difficult to tell what's happening by just looking at a picture, but in the video the motions make it apparent that the player is mining through blocks.


Sammyuri explains that, while all the redstone can "run on vanilla Minecraft," it would run at a frame every few days. "This build does NOT run in real time," they clarified in their video description. "It runs on MCHPRS, the server developed by StackDoubleFlow, which speeds up the game roughly 10-20,000x while running redstone. That brings the framerate to a much more reasonable 0.1fps, so the long timelapses in the video only took 9 hours to record in total."

Right now, Sammyuri has an in-depth explanation video for how their Minecraft-ception works. However, it will probably confuse anyone without basic hardware or "Minecraft" knowledge. The team is holding off on a public download until Sammyuri and Uwerta improve the interface to make it more similar to "Minecraft." They even have dreams of tackling a playable version of "DOOM" for "Minecraft" next.


"Have patience until then," Sammyuri tells fans.