SpongeCraft

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Group picture on SpongeCraft
Last Version
Minecraft Version v1.12.2
Release Date 7/6/17
Status Discontinued
Original Release
Creator Mr. Dr. Professor Patrick
Release Date 1/30/15
Close Date 9/19/19

Not to be confused with the Spin-Off by terminoob, or the forum of the same name. For SpongeCraft's in-game world, see SpongeCraftia.

SpongeCraft was a feature on SBC, released on January 30, 2015. Designed by MDPP, it was the all exclusive SBC release of Minecraft. It used to run on Minecraft 1.5 (more specifically 1.5.2) From July 2017 to its closure, the SpongeCraft client ran on Minecraft 1.12.2. SpongeCraft ran on the Spot server.

On August 25, 2019, it was announced that SpongeCraft would be discontinued in September 2019, due to various unsolvable issues and lack of activity. The map itself was backed-up before its closure. The final tournaments were held on September 13 and 14, 2019. SpongeCraft finally shut down for good on September 19, 2019.

Features

  • Supported Windows XP and later, Mac OS X 10.5+, and 32/64-bit Linux.
  • Home of Team events and tournaments.
  • General SpongeCraft events: PVP battles, hide and seek, arena, and last one standing.
  • When an event isn't going on, the world of Spongecraftia is open for anyone to build in.
  • Custom Minecraft skins were available for Loyal Customers and staff. Originally skins could be purchased in the SpongeCraft Store for 5,000 doubloons, but due to iFish skins no longer working, the item was just removed altogether. A custom Minecraft skin would allow you to change your appearance in-game to anything you'd like.
  • Custom in-game name changes are also available in SBC store. Name changes allow you to add text before and after your name, such as "The Great and Powerful sbl."
  • You could earn Doubloons from mining in the Doubloon Mine.

Updates

February 20th, 2015 - MDPP released the first update to SpongeCraft that had one fix: the game now included the new server. With the new server, the cake line, which previously prohibited SBC members from going too far away from the town and causing lag on the then-Raspberry Pi server, was removed and now supports expansion into the Nether and the End.

June 18th, 2015 - MDPP released a server update that allows any Minecraft username onto the server with a catch: you must register your Minecraft username through SBC before logging in. It does support username changes through Mojang. Around the same time, a forum was added for all SpongeCraft discussions.

July 18th, 2015 - Another update launched to fix a bug people had with logging in.

September 2nd, 2015 - Face was added as an operator to help out with SpongeCraft.

September 26th, 2015 - To coincide with the release of V11 Starfish, SpongeCraft received a major upgrade. Face developed a new client for SpongeCraft with better integration with mods and automatic updates, as well as providing a cleaner look. crushingmayhem was also added as an operator before he was promoted to Cashier.

October 4th, 2015 - iFish skins are removed due to incompatibility, and the client is upgraded to 1.8.0.

November 21st, 2015 - Face introduced The Sims Expansion, which added a new world where villagers became interactive, talked to you, and could even marry and have babies with you. It has since been unsupported and eventually had to be taken down.

March 9th, 2016 - The client is upgraded to 1.9, which has many new features.

June 23rd, 2016 - The client is upgraded to 1.9.4. A few days later, Loyal Customers have the ability to add fancy effects to their in-game character.

July 7th, 2016 - Face introduced a new mini-game, Hide N Seek.

July 9th, 2016 - MDPP released a new client executable update, which added new features, such as encryption, the client updating itself, portability (being able to stick the executable on removable media and take it somewhere else), and more!

September 10th, 2016 - The client is upgraded to 1.10.2.

November 27th, 2016 - The client is upgraded to 1.11.0, which has many new features, such as spawning llamas. It was added during Customer Appreciation Weekend.

February 18th, 2017 - The client is upgraded to 1.11.2.

July 6th, 2017 - The client is upgraded to 1.12.2 sbl was also added as an operator.

July 9th, 2017 - Face added Vehicles, which added the ability to ride bikes, cars, trains, rafts, submarines, helicopters, planes, brooms, parachutes, and tanks.

August 29th, 2018 - sbl introduces ImageOnMap, a new plugin that allows you to add any image off the Internet into the game!

September 10th, 2018 - sbl updates the server to 1.13.1, but the SpongeCraft client is still on 1.12.2 as of the same day. Therefore, SC is unplayable to most SBC users at the moment. Due to problems with 1.13.1, the client switches back to 1.12.2, leaving the 1.13 update on the back-burner for now.

March 9th, 2019 - sbl adds DiscordSRV, getting rid of the old Discord solution, DiscordMC, for the Discord server. It allows for better synchronization with the game and the #spongecraft channel.

May 19th, 2019 - SpongeCraft received a few updates and new features for Sponge 13, including: the Spleef minigame, automatic announcements and tips, new permissions system, chat is now formatted correctly, new way to go to the directory and clear your inventory, facelift for server selection screen, and general optimization.

September 19th, 2019 - SpongeCraft was discontinued.

Operators

SpongeCraft operators were users who had administrative power on SpongeCraft. They helped to develop and manage the server, as well as moderate the SpongeCraft forum.

Face (September 2015 - July 2018)

crushingmayhem (September 2015 - September 2018)

sbl (July 2017 - September 2019)

OWM (July 2018 - September 2019)

Goodbye Tournaments

Before SpongeCraft's closure, two final tournaments were held in September 2019 as a final send off. These tournaments took place on September 13, 2019 and September 14, 2019.

Tournament 1

Date: September 13th, 2019

Game: Final Arena Battle

Winners: Patty Sponge and sbl

Tournament 2

Date: September 14th, 2019

Game: Final Building Contest

Winners: DarknessDG, OWM, Patty Sponge and sbl

Events

Gallery

See Also:

Cool Things in SpongeCraft