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The main menu of Minecraft with random splash text.

The splash texts are the yellow lines of text on the title screen. They are randomly chosen from the list below and often feature references to popular culture (e.g. websites, quotes and video-games). The splashes are defined in a plain-text file within minecraft.jar (minecraft.jar/title/splashes.txt). The splash pulsates on the title screen at a frequency of 2 Hz (120 BPM).

Splash texts are not translated and appear the same regardless of the language setting chosen.

History[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

Splashes have been in Minecraft since Indev, with new ones regularly added, usually as part of major releases. Prior to Alpha 1.0.14, splashes were stored in an array of strings in the source code.

The following table summarizes splash changes per version.

Version # added # changed # removed Total Notes
Indev
02-23-2010
 ?  ?  ? 106 One splash, "Check it out!", was listed twice prior to this version, in spots 22 and 51.
Alpha 1.0.0 53 2 0 159
Alpha 1.0.6Alpha 1.0.11 6 1 0 165
Alpha 1.0.12Alpha 1.0.14 34 2 0 199
Halloween Update
(Alpha 1.2.0)
6 0 0 211
Alpha 1.2.3 1 0 0 212
Beta 1.0 12 0 0 224
Beta 1.2 0 0 4 220 The removed splashes were about Alpha's price and state.
Beta 1.3 3 0 0 223
Beta 1.6 3 0 0 226
Beta 1.8pre1 35 0 1 260 The removed splash was the "Check it out!" duplicate on line 47.
1.0RC1 28 8 0 288
11w50a 15 0 0 303
1.1 1 0 0 304
12w22a 2 0 0 306
12w26a 1 0 0 307
1.3 Prerelease 4 1 0 311
12w32a 2 0 0 313
12w36a 1 0 0 314
1.4.6 Pre-release 4 0 0 318
13w23a 2 0 0 320

Complete list of splashes[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

#[N 1] Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
190 ...! Alpha 1.0.14
311 .party()! References Notch's party, named ".party()". 1.3pre
123 0% sugar! "Sugar-free" is frequently used in food-related advertisements and packaging. Alpha 1.0.0
3 100% pure! A reference to some juices which use "100% pure" or a variant thereof as a selling point.[1] Indev
234 110813! Notch's and ez's wedding day, August 13th, 2011. Beta 1.8pre1
55 12 herbs and spices! KFC's secret chicken flavoring recipe contains 11 herbs and spices. Indev
184 12345 is a bad password! 12345 is an easily guessable password. This is also a reference to the film Spaceballs by Mel Brooks. Alpha 1.0.14
285 150 bpm for 400000 minutes! This is a reference to pregnancy: 400,000 minutes is approximately 9 months and 150 bpm is the average fetal heart rate. 1.0 RC1
124 150% hyperbole! A hyperbole is an exaggeration used to generate emphasis or humor. 150% is, naturally, an exaggeration. Alpha 1.0.0
131 20 GOTO 10! Refers to BASIC. When executed, this line would create an infinite loop, continuously re-executing whatever instruction was on line 10 (usually a PRINT statement). Alpha 1.0.0
136 4815162342 lines of code! 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 are The Numbers that appear all over the television series Lost. Alpha 1.0.0
53 90% bug free! Indev
235 90210! 90210 is famous for being the ZIP Code for Beverly Hills, California. Beta 1.8pre1
137 A skeleton popped out! Alpha 1.0.0
57 Absolutely no memes! Indev
280 Afraid of the big, black bat! A quote from The Riddler in the film Batman Forever: "Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?" Also could be a reference to the Ender Dragon. 1.0 RC1
79 Age of Wonders is better! Age of Wonders is a PC turn-based strategy game. Indev
97 All inclusive! Indev
106 All is full of love! "All Is Full of Love" is a song by Icelandic singer Björk. Alpha 1.0.0
317 Almost java 6! Support for Java 5 is being dropped in Minecraft 1.6. 1.4.6 Pre-release
219 "Almost never" is an interesting concept! Possible reference to the inverse of the mathematical concept of "almost surely". Beta 1.0
246 Also try Braid! Braid is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on time manipulation. Beta 1.8pre1
244 Also try Limbo! Limbo is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on avoiding ingenious traps. Beta 1.8pre1
241 Also try Mount And Blade! Mount&Blade is a medieval-themed RPG for Microsoft Windows. Beta 1.8pre1
245 Also try Pixeljunk Shooter! PixelJunk Shooter is a 2D shooter for only the PlayStation 3. Beta 1.8pre1
242 Also try Project Zomboid! Project Zomboid is a zombie apocalypse-themed game. Beta 1.8pre1
239 Also try Super Meat Boy! Super Meat Boy is a 2D platformer game based on very difficult levels. Beta 1.8pre1
240 Also try Terraria! Terraria is a 2D platformer game with a similar premise to Minecraft. Beta 1.8pre1
238 Also try VVVVVV! VVVVVV is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on gravity manipulation. Beta 1.8pre1
243 Also try World of Goo! World of Goo is a 2D physics-based puzzle game. Beta 1.8pre1
211 A riddle, wrapped in a mystery! From a quote by Winston Churchill; "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma[...]". Beta 1.0
1 As seen on TV! A common marketing claim that is often lampooned. Indev
59 Ask your doctor! Similar to "As seen on TV", said at some point in almost every pharmaceutical advertisement. Indev
217 "Autological" is! An autological word is a word which describes itself. Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read '"Noun" is an autonym!'. Beta 1.0
165 Autonomous! Alpha 1.0.14
47 Awesome community! Indev
2 Awesome! Indev
191 Bees, bees, bees, bees! A line from one of Weebl's works, "cup". Alpha 1.0.14
306 Bekarton guards the gate A reference to Bekarton the Gatekeeper, a character in Jeb's game Whispers in Akarra. 12w22a
12 Best in class! A frequently-used catchphrase in car commercials. Indev
5 Better than Prey! Prey is a first person shooter that was well received by critics. Indev
305 Big Pointy Teeth! Refers to a quote made by Tim the Enchanter from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail painting the picture of a Rabbit as a terrible beast with "nasty, big, pointy teeth!" 12w22a
253 Bigger than a bread box! Refers to a question asked by Steve Allen, "Is it bigger than a breadbox?", during a game of 20 Questions on What's My Line?. Beta 1.8pre1
265 Boots with the fur! From the song "Low" by Flo Rida, featuring T-Pain. 1.0 RC1
248 Bread is pain! This splash has two meanings: one related to translation ("pain" is French for "bread"), and one ironic (bread in Minecraft heals the player). Beta 1.8pre1
86 Bring it on! Indev
144 Bring me Ray Cokes! Has to do with the incident when JulianClark was asked to bring Notch Ray Cokes. Alpha 1.0.0
65 Bringing home the bacon! "Bringing home the bacon" is a phrase that, similar to "breadwinner", refers to providing for a group of people or household. Indev
140 BTAF used to be good! Bob the Angry Flower is a comic strip that has been running since 1992. Alpha 1.0.0
116 Buckets of lava! A bucket may be filled with lava. Alpha 1.0.0
88 Call your mother! Indev
227 Casual gaming! Beta 1.8pre1
68 Ceci n'est pas une title screen! "Ceci n'est pas une" is French for "This is not a"; the phrase refers to The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images), a painting by the Belgian René Magritte which depicts a pipe with the sentence "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." ("This is not a pipe.") written beneath it. Indev
21 Check it out! Indev
236 Check out the far lands! The Far Lands were the "limit" of the infinite map, until Notch accidentally fixed them. Beta 1.8pre1
282 Child's play! A children's charity that organizes donations and worldwide toy drives to children's hospitals. Also a phrase used to imply something is easy. 1.0 RC1
43 Classy! Indev
42 Closed source! Minecraft is currently closed-source proprietary software, meaning the source code has not been publicly released. However, Notch mentioned this could change "once sales start dying and a minimum time has passed", at which point he would "possibly release it all as public domain".[2] Indev
61 Cloud computing! Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. Indev
135 Cogito ergo sum! Latin for "I think, therefore I am". A quote from Descartes. Alpha 1.0.0
110 Collaborate and listen! Lyrics to "Ice Ice Baby" by American rapper Vanilla Ice. Alpha 1.0.0
302 Colormatic This splash is stored as "§1C§2o§3l§4o§5r§6m§7a§8t§9i§ac" in splashes.txt; the "§" and the character following are color codes that determine the color of the text following the code. 11w50a
73 Complex cellular automata! Both Minecraft and an earlier work of Notch's feature cellular automata; Notch has stated that he is fascinated by it. Indev
157 Consummate V's! Refers to an episode of Homestar Runner. Alpha 1.0.11
268 Conventional! 1.0 RC1
109 Cooler than Spock! Spock is a very popular Star Trek character. Alpha 1.0.0
158 Cow Tools! Refers to a Far Side comic by Gary Larson. Alpha 1.0.11
36 Create! Indev
292 Cześć Polska! Polish for "Hello, Poland!". 11w50a
276 Déjà vu! A déjà vu is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation. 1.0 RC1
277 Déjà vu! A déjà vu is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation. 1.0 RC1
134 Do not distribute! Part of the Minecraft terms and conditions; referred to as "The one major rule" by Notch. Alpha 1.0.0
272 Does barrel rolls! Refers to a move that can be performed by the Arwing in Star Fox games. In Star Fox 64, the humorous way in which Peppy Hare said "Do a barrel roll!" led to the creation of a meme. 1.0 RC1
270 Doesn't avoid double negatives! 1.0 RC1
281 Doesn't use the U-word! 1.0 RC1
258 Don't bother with the clones! Relates to the numerous "clones" of Minecraft such as Total Miner: Forge, and perhaps an ironic reference to the fact that Minecraft conceptually is itself a "clone" of Infiniminer, and therefore clones might not be negative remakes of other games. Beta 1.8pre1
308 Don't feed avocados to parrots! Avocados are poisonous to birds. 1.3pre
203 Don't look directly at the bugs! Halloween Update
159 Double buffered! Another Minecraft feature. Alpha 1.0.11
41 Down with O.P.P.! Line from the song "O.P.P." by American hip hop trio "Naughty by Nature". Indev
168 DRR! DRR! DRR! Refers to the horror manga short story The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Alpha 1.0.14
38 Dungeon! Indev
233 DungeonQuest is unfair! Dungeonquest is a board game whose gameplay relies on the players creating the playing board by randomly selecting tiles and placing them on a grid. Beta 1.8pre1
166 Engage! Refers to the Star Trek saying "Engage!" by Jean-Luc Picard, a signal to act on previously given orders. Alpha 1.0.14
52 Enhanced! Indev
199 Eple (original edit)! Title of a piece by Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp.
69 Euclidian! Minecraft worlds are mostly made up of one of the simplest forms of Euclidian geometry, the cube. Indev
15 Excitement! Indev
39 Exclusive! Indev
33 Exploding creepers! Reference to the beloved creature in the game. Indev
122 Falling off cliffs! Often happened accidentally before sneaking was implemented. Alpha 1.0.0
160 Fan fiction! Alpha 1.0.11
167 Fantasy! Alpha 1.0.14
56 Fat free! Often an advertising point on food, directed at people attempting to lose or keep from gaining weight. Indev
264 Feature packed! 1.0 RC1
263 Finally complete! A reference to the fact that Minecraft has finally left Beta. While it may have been "officially released" and known as Minecraft 1.0, it is (in reality) far from "complete".[3] 1.0 RC1
205 Finally with ladders! Ladders were added to the game in Infdev. Halloween Update
145 Finger-licking! "Finger-lickin' good" was a previous slogan of KFC. Alpha 1.0.0
9 Flashing letters! Referring to the flashing of the splash text itself. Indev
161 Flaxkikare! A reference to Bobo, a children's comic created by Swedish cartoonist Lars Mortimer, in which the title character had a magical spyglass called the Flaxkikare, which can be translated to English as "lucky spyglass". Alpha 1.0.14
255 Fnord! Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information. Beta 1.8pre1
230 Follow the train, CJ! A reference to the mission "Wrong Side Of The Tracks" in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Beta 1.8pre1
92 Freaky! Indev
58 Free dental! Free dental is often a talking point about a job advertisement, and is similar to "As seen on TV". Indev
284 From the streets of Södermalm! Södermalm is the district in Stockholm where the Mojang offices are located.[4] 1.0 RC1
107 Full of stars! Part of a quote from Dr. David Bowman ("The thing's hollow—it goes on forever—and—oh my God—it's full of stars!") and his last line before being pulled through the monolith, from the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (while often attributed to the film of the same name, the line doesn't actually appear on-screen until its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact). However, Minecraft is full of stars. They are square pixels on the screen that appear at nighttime. Alpha 1.0.0
287 Funk soul brother! A repeated lyric in a vocal sample in the Fatboy Slim song "The Rockafeller Skank". 1.0 RC1
303 FUNKY LOL This splash is stored as "§kFUNKY LOL" in splashes.txt; as with the "Colormatic" splash, the "§k" is a formatting code, but instead of changing the color of the following text, the code obfuscates the text, replacing it with random, rapidly-changing characters. 11w50a
151 Gargamel plays it! Gargamel is the enemy of the Smurfs. Alpha 1.0.0
189 Gasp! Alpha 1.0.14
275 Ghoughpteighbteau tchoghs! "Potato chips", spelled phonetically using obscure rules of English pronunciation.[5] 1.0 RC1
181 Give us Gordon! A possible reference to Gordon Freeman, the protagonist of the Half-Life game, in which the military troops wrote "Give Us Gordon Freeman" in graffiti. Alpha 1.0.14
179 Google anlyticsed! A past-tense misspelling of Google Analytics, a service that provides statistics about visitors to a website. Alpha 1.0.14
278 Got your nose! Most probably based on an old joke where one person grabs someone's nose, then moves their hand away with their own thumb though the middle of their two first fingers. 1.0 RC1
67 GOTY! A common abbreviation for "Game of the Year". Minecraft has been nominated — and voted — Game of the Year by a number of gaming magazines and news sites. Indev
84 Guaranteed! Indev
194 Haha, LOL! Alpha 1.0.14
279 Haley loves Elan! A reference to the webcomic The Order of the Stick, in which Haley Starshine has a long-concealed crush on Elan and eventually starts a relationship with him. 1.0 RC1
195 Hampsterdance! Hampster Dance is one of the oldest internet memes. Alpha 1.0.14
114 Han shot first! A contentious scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the original version of the film, Han Solo pulls out his blaster and shoots Greedo before he knows it. In the special edition, Greedo shoots and misses, followed by Han shooting him. This was one of many changes to the film that angered fans. In their plight, they adopted the phrase 'Han shot first'. Alpha 1.0.0
63 Hard to label! Indev
262 Has an ending! The End. 1.0 RC1
103 Haunted! This splash predates the creation of Herobrine (the story of which was posted no earlier than the Alpha 1.0.16_02 update) and therefore has nothing to do with it. Alpha 1.0.0
18 Heaps of hits on YouTube! Minecraft is among the most popular topics on YouTube. Notch's channel is rarely updated, but has received over a million views, 16 million video views, and 67,000 subscribers. User-created tutorial and demonstration videos, "Let's Play" series, Machinimas and various other videos are also very common. Prior to Alpha 1.0.0(?), this read "700+ hits on YouTube!". Indev
291 Helo Cymru! Welsh for "Hello, Wales!". 11w50a
72 Herregud! Swedish for "Oh My God!". Indev
260 Hobo humping slobo babe! "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" was the critically-acclaimed first single of the band Whale. Beta 1.8pre1
22 Holy cow, man! Indev
269 Homeomorphic to a 3-sphere! A "homeomorphism" is a mathematical property indicating that there is a continual topological mapping between two objects; in layman's terms, there exists a way to deform one into the other without cutting or gluing. A "3-sphere" is a sphere in 3 dimensions, or the set of points equidistant from a given center in 4-space, a higher-dimensional analogue of the "2-sphere" (what we think of as an ordinary sphere.) 1.0 RC1
82 Hot tamale, hot hot tamale! Line from the Weebl song "Tamale". Indev
163 Hotter than the sun! Alpha 1.0.14
212 Huge tracts of land! A quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, describing the "assets" of a bride-to-be. Also refers to the large areas of terrain present in Minecraft. Beta 1.0
319 HURNERJSGER? A reference to a comment on Reddit about villager sounds. 13w23a
315 I have a suggestion. 1.4.6 Pre-release
141 I miss ADOM! Ancient Domains of Mystery is a very old, but popular and unique roguelike game, featuring a world made completely of ASCII characters for graphics, dungeons (random and infinite), and monsters, but also many (optional) storylines that help hold all the features together to stop it from becoming boring. Alpha 1.0.0
298 I see your vocabulary has improved! Possible reference to the addition of multilingual support in Minecraft 11w49a. 11w50a
198 idspispopd! The no-clip command for Doom, which allows flying and passing through walls.
301 if not ok then return end This is Lua script code for exiting a function if the variable "ok" is false or nil (not initialized/not set). 11w50a
19 Indev! Indev was the second major version of Minecraft, after Classic. It was succeeded by Infdev. Indev
66 Indie! Indev
218 Information wants to be free! Slogan referring to the fact that keeping information contained tends to be more difficult than allowing it to disseminate. Beta 1.0
32 Ingots! Iron and Gold Ingots are obtainable in the game. Indev
71 Inspirational! Indev
164 Internet enabled! Alpha 1.0.14
23 It's a game! Indev
13 It's finished! Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read "When it's finished!". Indev
223 It's groundbreaking! Beta 1.6
11 It's here! Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "Coming soon!". Indev
192 Jag känner en bot! Swedish for "I know a bot". Refers to the first line of the song "Boten Anna" by the Swedish dance artist, Basshunter. Alpha 1.0.14
162 Jason! Jason! Jason! The main character of the game Heavy Rain yells "Jason!" repeatedly while looking for his son. Alpha 1.0.14
226 Jeb has amazing hair! Referring to Mojang employee Jens Bergensten having long, red hair. Beta 1.8pre1
210 Joel is neat! May refer to Canadian electronic music composer Deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman. Beta 1.0
209 Jump up, jump up, and get down! "Jump Around" by American hip hop group "House of Pain". Beta 1.0
50 Kaaneeeedaaaa! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev
30 Keyboard compatible! Indev
250 Khaaaaaaaaan! A reference to the scene in The Wrath of Khan when Captain Kirk screams Khan's name. Beta 1.8pre1
169 Kick it root down! Lyrics from the song "Root Down" by American hip hop band "Beastie Boys". Alpha 1.0.14
14 Kind of dragon free! It may be a possible reference to a quote from Wurm Online, wherein Notch states that "we will never add dragons". Dragons were eventually added, however. The same thing happened in Minecraft with the addition of the Enderdragon in 1.9 Pre-release 4. Before Minecraft 1.0 RC 1, this splash read "Absolutely dragon free!". Indev
229 Kinda like Lemmings! Lemmings is a game which also features mining, digging and blowing things up. Beta 1.8pre1
130 Kiss the sky! A reference to the lyrics from "Purple Haze" by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Alpha 1.0.0
35 l33t! Leet is a type of symbolic spelling in which letters are replaced by lookalike numbers, punctuation, other symbols, and even characters from other languages. For example, "hello" is written as "|-|3110". Indev
118 Larger than Earth! The theoretical maximum size of the map in Minecraft is roughly eight times the total surface area of the Earth. However, technical restrictions mean that the actual maximum size is much smaller, though still larger than the Earth. Alpha 1.0.0
62 Legal in Finland! May be a reference to the urban legend that Donald Duck was illegal in Finland (urban legend). More likely a reference to the fact that snus (Swedish tobacco) is illegal in Finland. Indev
297 Lennart lennart = new Lennart(); "Lennart" is a Swedish variant of the name "Leonard". This is a bit of pseudocode declaring a new Lennart, named "lennart", of type "Lennart". Also is valid Java (which is what this game was made in) 11w50a.
251 Less addictive than TV Tropes! TV Tropes is very addictive. Beta 1.8pre1
224 Let our battle's begin! Probably a reference to Bob the angry flower. Beta 1.6
126 Let's danec! A reference to a typo Notch made while working on Wurm Online. Alpha 1.0.0
231 Leveraging synergy! A common example of business speak. Beta 1.8pre1
129 Lewd with two dudes with food! A line from "If You're Into It" by Flight of the Conchords. Prior to Alpha 1.0.14, this splash read "Rude with two dudes with food!". Alpha 1.0.0
8 Limited edition! Indev
186 Lives in a pineapple under the sea! Part of the opening line of the theme song for the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Alpha 1.0.14
102 Livestreamed! Alpha 1.0.0
220 Lots of truthiness! A reference to Stephen Colbert's favorite word "truthiness". Beta 1.3
90 Loved by millions! Indev
85 Macroscopic! Indev
261 Made by Jeb! Jeb is the lead Minecraft developer now that Notch has stepped down from developing it. This splash was added by Notch.[6] 1.0 RC1
10 Made by Notch! Notch is the creator of Minecraft. Indev
24 Made in Sweden! A parody of the very well-known phrase "Made in _" (China, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, etc.), based on Notch living in Sweden. Indev
187 MAP11 has two names! Doom II: Hell on Earth's MAP11. Alpha 1.0.14
155 Matt Damon! May refer to Team America: World Police, in which Matt Damon can only say his name. Alpha 1.0.11
4 May contain nuts! A common food allergen warning. Indev
273 Meeting expectations! 1.0 RC1
197 Menger sponge! The Menger sponge is a fractal object constructed by dividing a cube into 27 smaller cubes and removing the smaller center cube from each of the larger cube's six faces and the smaller cube in the larger cube's center, and repeating this operation for each remaining smaller cube, and then for each of the even smaller cubes, and so on. A Menger sponge can be exactly represented in Minecraft up to the fifth iteration.
254 Millions of peaches! A Possible reference to the "The Presidents of the United States of America" song Peaches, which features the line "Millions of peaches!". Beta 1.8pre1
27 Minecraft! Indev
60 Minors welcome! A pun on the spelling of 'miners'. Indev
307 Mmmph, mmph! 12w26a
89 Monster infighting! Aggressive mobs can attack one another if the player can get one mob to accidently attack another. Indev
252 More addictive than lemonade! Beta 1.8pre1
6 More polygons! Most of today's video games, including Minecraft, are visually based on polygons. Indev
16 More than 500 sold! In Indev and Infdev, this splash originally read "More than 5000 sold!". In Alpha 1.0, it was changed to read "More than 25000 sold!", and between Alpha 1.0.12 and Alpha 1.0.14 it was changed to the current splash, making it the only splash to be changed more than once. Indev
101 Music by C418! All of Minecraft's music was composed by C418. Indev
296 My life for Aiur! Aiur is the homeworld of the protoss in the StarCraft video game series. The phrase is typically said by Protoss Zealots. 11w50a
111 Never dig down! Digging directly under you is never recommended, since there could be a long drop, a dungeon, mobs or lava below you. Alpha 1.0.0
115 Nice to meet you! Alpha 1.0.0
113 Not linear! As Minecraft is a sandbox game, there is no actual storyline to follow; the game's appeal instead lies in emergent gameplay. Alpha 1.0.0
45 Not on steam! Steam is an online service used to distribute many Indie games, as well as Valve games. Minecraft is not sold via Steam, but only on the Minecraft website. Indev
100 Notch <3 ez! ez is Notch's ex-wife. Prior to Alpha 1.0.11, this splash read "Notch <3 Ez!". Indev
70 Now in 3D! Minecraft has a 3D Anaglyph mode. Indev
180 Now supports åäö! These characters are not part of the standard 26-character Latin alphabet, but are used in the Swedish alphabet (many Scandinavian languages use such extended versions of the Latin alphabet). Minecraft now supports these characters in in-game input fields. Prior to (some version), this splash read "Now supports ÅÄÖ!". Alpha 1.0.14
51 Now with difficulty! Difficulty may be set to Peaceful, Easy, Normal, or Hard. Indev
316 Now with extra hugs! 1.4.6 Pre-release
99 NP is not in P! The P versus NP problem is widely considered the most important unsolved problem in computer science. In layman's terms, the problem asks if certain problems are inherently much more difficult than others, measured by the computation time needed to solve them. Indev
149 Octagonal! Alpha 1.0.0
46 Oh man! Indev
204 Oh, ok, Pigmen! Zombie Pigmen may be found in the Nether. A skin for regular Pigmen can be found in minecraft.jar, and they are planned for a future release. Halloween Update
143 OICU812! When read aloud, "Oh, I see you ate one, too." Most likely a reference to the Van Halen album "OU812," but may also be a reference to text messaging. Alpha 1.0.0
188 Omnipotent! Alpha 1.0.14
17 One of a kind! Indev
76 OpenGL 1.2! Another technology used by Minecraft. Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read "OpenGL 1.1!". Indev
274 PC gaming since 1873! The slogan of the UK-based PC gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun.[7] 1.0 RC1
133 Peter Griffin! Head of the family from the animated TV show Family Guy. Alpha 1.0.0
120 Phobos anomaly! The final map of Doom's first episode. Alpha 1.0.0
48 Pixels! Indev
271 Place ALL the blocks! A snowclone meme originating from a post on the blog "Hyperbole and a Half", which contained an image with the phrase "Clean ALL the things!". 1.0 RC1
83 Play him off, keyboard cat! Keyboard Cat is an internet meme wherein after someone makes an embarrassing mistake a cat is shown playing a keyboard, frequently accompanied by the phrase "play him off, keyboard cat". Indev
207 Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Added during the yearly LRR Desert Bus charity drive. Alpha 1.2.3?
75 Played by cowboys! Indev
310 Plz reply to my tweet! References how people on Twitter often request for a Mojangsta to reply to their tweet, often of a bug report, feature request, or question. 1.3pre
147 Pneumatic! A word meaning "air-powered". Possibly a reference to the Aldous Huxley novel, Brave New World, in which pneumatic was used to denote a good thing. Alpha 1.0.0
104 Polynomial! Polynomials. Alpha 1.0.0
54 Pretty! Indev
314 Pretty scary! References the Pretty Scary Update. 12w36a
288 Pumpa kungen! "Pumpa kungen" is Swedish for "pump the king". It might also be interpreted as "the pumpkin king", though if so it's slightly misspelled with a very common Swedish spelling error. 1.0 RC1
259 Pumpkinhead! Pumpkins are wearable as helmets in Minecraft. Beta 1.8pre1
121 Punching wood! While not strictly necessary, it is nearly impossible to start a new game without collecting wood, which, lacking tools, must be done by punching it. Alpha 1.0.0
313 Put that cookie down! Said by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Christmas movie Jingle All the Way. 12w32a
87 Random splash! Different splash texts appear randomly, just like this one. Indev
249 Read more books! Beta 1.8pre1
128 Reference implementation! Refers to reference implementations. Alpha 1.0.0
170 Regional resources! Alpha 1.0.14
154 Representing Edsbyn! Edsbyn is a village in Sweden with around 4000 residents, Notch lived in Edsbyn for the first years of his life. Alpha 1.0.0
26 Reticulating splines! Refers to a running gag during loading processes in many games of the Sim and Spore series by Maxis. Indev
117 Ride the pig! Pigs can be ridden with a saddle. Alpha 1.0.0
152 Rita is the new top dog! Refers to old Australian TV show, Prisoner. Alpha 1.0.0
206 Scary! Halloween Update
108 Scientific! Alpha 1.0.0
283 See you next Friday or so! MineCon started on Friday, November 18, 2011, a little less than a week after the release of the Minecraft 1.0 release candidates. 1.0 RC1
127 Seecret Friday update! Before Minecraft went Beta, updates were released weekly, every Friday. Notch called these updates "Seecret Friday updates". Alpha 1.0.0
81 Sensational! Indev
7 Sexy! Indev
29 Singleplayer! Indev
201 Slow acting portals! Portals to the Nether take a few seconds to activate, although in creative mode, they are almost instant. Halloween Update
200 So fresh, so clean! "So Fresh, So Clean" is a song by American hip hop duo "Outkast".
304 SOPA means LOSER in Swedish! SOPA was a highly controversial antipiracy bill that made its way through the United States House of Representatives before it was rejected. Prior to the 1.3 Pre-release, this splash read "SOPA means LOSER in Swedish", without an exclamation point. 1.1
20 Spiders everywhere! There are three different types of spiders in the game. Indev
119 sqrt(-1) love you! Mathematical confession using imaginary numbers. sqrt(-1) is represented by the mathematical constant i, so this phrase translates to "i love you". Alpha 1.0.0
214 Stay a while, stay forever! A quote from Impossible Mission, a game for the Commodore 64. Beta 1.0
215 Stay a while and listen! A quote from Elder Deckard Cain from the Diablo series. Beta 1.0
266 Stop, hammertime! A phrase from the song "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer. /stophammertime was also an example command used in the Minecraft 1.2.5 changelog.[8] 1.0 RC1
148 Sublime! A term that flourished in the Romance period, used to describe a feeling of simultaneous wonder and terror at natural phenomena- quite apt for many a player's experience of the game. (Additionally, the German Romance painter Friedrich's "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog", frequently cited as a prototypical example of the sublime in art, is the source for an in-game painting.) Alpha 1.0.0
156 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The famous song from Disney's Mary Poppins. Before Minecraft 1.0 RC1, it read "Superfragilisticexpialidocious!"; Notch hinted it may have been a hidden message.[9] Alpha 1.0.11
37 Survive! Survival was once the only given objective in the game, although more objectives were added with the inclusion of Achievements. Indev
196 Switches and ores! Redstone is used to create switches, and many types of ore can be found. Alpha 1.0.14
153 SWM forever! Alpha 1.0.0
309 Swords for everyone! 1.3pre
125 Synecdoche! A synecdoche (Greek for "simultaneous understanding") is a figure of speech where an object or concept is represented by a part or subconcept. Alpha 1.0.0
112 Take frequent breaks! A common warning found in health and safety booklets for electronic games. Alpha 1.0.0
312 Take her pillow! 12w32a
64 Technically good! Indev
286 Technologic! Title of a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. 1.0 RC1
49 Teetsuuuuoooo! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev
98 Tell your friends! Indev
105 Terrestrial! Alpha 1.0.0
267 Testificates! In the Beta 1.8 and 1.9 pre-releases, all villagers had the name "TESTIFICATE" over their head. 1.0 RC1
34 That's no moon! Famous quote from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The full quote is "That's no moon, it's a space station!". Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "That's not a moon!". Indev
247 That's super! Beta 1.8pre1
40 The bee's knees! A 1920's slang phrase of unknown etymology, though it possibly originated in Britain. Indev
221 The creeper is a spy! "The […] is a spy!" is a common phrase used in Team Fortress 2 to warn other players of enemy spies; the Spy is a class that is able to disguise as the enemy team and kill them from behind, which creepers tend to do. Beta 1.3
225 The sky is the limit! A common phrase, meaning that there are very few limits to projects. Also, no blocks can be placed above the map height, commonly referred to as the "sky" or "sky box". Beta 1.6
139 The sum of its parts! Reference to the living systems theory. Alpha 1.0.0
138 The Work of Notch! Probably a reference to The Word of Notch. Alpha 1.0.0
146 Thematic! Alpha 1.0.0
256 This is my true form! A common cliché stock phrase usually used by villains and godly figures in works of fantasy. It is mainly employed at the final battle of the game. Beta 1.8pre1
232 This message will never appear on the splash screen, isn't that weird? This is the first splash that doesn't end with an exclamation point (!), other than the special "missingno" splash. Beta 1.8pre1
193 This text is hard to read if you play the game at the default resolution, but at 1080p it's fine! The splash text scales to fit, making this particular splash difficult to read at lower resolutions. Alpha 1.0.14
77 Thousands of colors! Alias for highcolor (16-bit), which can represent up to 65,536 colors, on a Macintosh. Minecraft uses 32-bit colors, which can represent around 16 million colors. Indev
182 Tip your waiter! A phrase commonly said by comedians at the end of their performances. Other variations are "Tip your waitress!" or "Try the veal!".[10] Alpha 1.0.14
257 Totally forgot about Dre! Reference to the song Forgot about Dre by Dr. Dre. Beta 1.8pre1
216 Treatment for your rash! A commonly-used phrase in medicine advertising. Beta 1.0
78 Try it! Indev
80 Try the mushroom stew! Mushroom Stew. Indev
202 Try the Nether! The Nether. Halloween Update
208 Twittered about! Notch often tweets about Minecraft on his Twitter feed, as do many other people. Beta 1.0
222 Turing complete! Turing completeness is a term used in computer science for machines and programming languages that are able to perform all operations of a Turing machine. The redstone mechanism is one of them. Beta 1.3
237 Tyrion would love it! Refers to Tyrion Lannister, the dwarf from the George R. R. Martin book A Dance With Dragons, in which he is forced to watch fellow dwarves belittled in a mock pig joust. Minecraft allows you to ride pigs and perform such jousts. Before Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "Tyrian would love it!". Beta 1.8pre1
91 Ultimate edition! Indev
142 umop-apisdn! The phrase "upside-down", upside-down. Alpha 1.0.0
228 Undefeated! Beta 1.8pre1
31 Undocumented! Indev
150 Une baguette! Literally "a stick" in French, a baguette is a kind of bread. Minecraft also features bread and sticks. Could also be a reference to the Flight of the Conchords song "Foux Du Fafa". Alpha 1.0.0
95 Uninflammable! A joke on the fact that "inflammable" is often mistaken to mean "not flammable" due to the "in-" prefix. Indev
25 Uses LWJGL! Minecraft uses LWJGL. Indev
132 Verlet intregration! Verlet integration is a technique often used to calculate trajectories of particles. Alpha 1.0.0
183 Very fun! Alpha 1.0.14
185 Vote for net neutrality! Net neutrality is a principle that advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers or governments on consumers' access to networks that participate in the internet. Alpha 1.0.14
94 Water proof! Indev
213 Welcome to your Doom! The boss quote from Altered Beast. Beta 1.0
320 What's up, Doc? Dinnerbone was slain by Mindcrack member Docm77 during the first episode of Mindcrack UCH Season 11.[11] See Easter eggs#Dinnerbone's death for more details. 13w23a
299 Who put it there? 11w50a
96 Whoa, dude! Indev
318 Woah. 1.4.6 Pre-release
173 Woo, /v/! The video game board on 4chan, where Minecraft is frequently discussed (and was occasionally promoted by Notch). Alpha 1.0.14
171 Woo, facepunch! Facepunch is a game forum. Alpha 1.0.14
175 Woo, minecraftforum! MinecraftForum is the official Minecraft forum. Alpha 1.0.14
177 Woo, reddit! Reddit is a popular internet blog.
178 Woo, 2pp! A reference to 2 Player Productions, the company behind Minecraft:The Story of Mojang. Beta 1.3?
172 Woo, somethingawful! SomethingAwful is an internet site. Alpha 1.0.14
174 Woo, tigsource! TIGSource is an indie game development forum where Notch originally posted Minecraft.[12] Alpha 1.0.14
176 Woo, worldofminecraft! World of Minecraft is yet another popular Minecraft forum. Alpha 1.0.14
44 Wow! Indev
28 Yaaay! Indev
74 Yes, sir! Indev
300 You can't explain that! A reference to a popular image macro series using an image of Bill O'Reilly, with a misunderstanding of a standard occurrence followed by "YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT" 11w50a
93 You've got a brand new key! Refers to the song "Brand New Key" by American folk singer Melanie. Indev
295 Γεια σου Ελλάδα! Greek for "Hello, Greece!". 11w50a
294 Привет Россия! Russian for "Hello, Russia!". 11w50a
289 日本ハロー! Japanese for "Hello, Japan!". 11w50a
290 한국 안녕하세요! Korean for "Hello, South Korea!". 11w50a
293 你好中国! Chinese for "Hello, China!". 11w50a

Special splashes[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

Occasionally Mojang will replace all the regular splashes with a single splash visible for a set time.

Splash text Date/version displayed Occasion
1K in 24h! July 29, 2010
Alpha 1.0.13_02
Shown to celebrate the 1000 sales in the last 24 hours before the release.
[DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!] Shown on the Halloween Update pre-release build given to PCGamer as a preview.
Finally beta! December 20, 2010–January 14, 2011
Beta 1.0–Beta 1.2
Excluding "Merry X-Mas!" and "Happy New Year!", this was the only splash from Beta 1.0 to Beta 1.2. Beta 1.2_01 reinstated random splashes.
Happy birthday, ez! November 9 Shown on ez's birthday.
Happy birthday, Notch! June 1 Shown on Notch's birthday.
Happy new year! January 1 Shown on New Year's Day.
Merry X-mas! December 24 Shown on Christmas Eve.
missingno Shown when the splashes.txt file has been modified or deleted without also deleting the META-INF folder. References a glitch Pokémon found in Pokémon Red and Blue.
PC Gamer Demo! This is the only splash in the PC Gamer Demo.
OOoooOOOoooo! Spooky! October 31 Shown on Halloween.
The "Happy New Year!" splash as it appeared on January 1, 2013 (1.4.6)

Changed splashes[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

Note: the current versions of all splashes here are documented above; they do not need descriptions or explanations in this section.
Original splash Changed splash Version changed
700+ hits on YouTube! Heaps of hits on YouTube! Alpha 1.0.0?
Absolutely dragon free! Kind of dragon free! 1.0 RC1
Coming soon! It's here! 1.0 RC1
More than 5000 sold! More than 25000 sold! Alpha 1.0.0?
More than 25000 sold! More than 500 sold! Between Alpha 1.0.12 and Alpha 1.0.14
Notch <3 Ez! Notch <3 ez! Between Alpha 1.0.5_01 and Alpha 1.0.11
"Noun" is an autonym! "Autological" is! 1.0 RC1
Now supports ÅÄÖ! Now supports åäö! Between Alpha 1.0.15 and Alpha 1.2.0
OpenGL 1.1! OpenGL 1.2! 1.0 RC1
Rude with two dudes with food! Lewd with two dudes with food! Between Alpha 1.0.12 and Alpha 1.0.14
SOPA means LOSER in Swedish SOPA means LOSER in Swedish! 1.3 Pre-release
Superfragilisticexpialidocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 1.0 RC1
That's not a moon! That's no moon! 1.0 RC1
Tyrian would love it! Tyrion would love it! 1.0 RC1
When it's finished! It's finished! 1.0 RC1

Removed splashes[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

When a splash is removed, the line it occupied in splashes.txt is deleted, meaning the line number of all subsequent splashes lowers by one.

Splash text Explanation Version added Version removed Pre-removal line number
9.95 euro! The pricing of the Alpha version of Minecraft, which was less than half that of the final price. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 48
Alpha version! Alpha version of Minecraft. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 30
Check it out! Duplicate of "Check it out!" on line 21. pre-Halloween Update Beta 1.8 pre1 47
Half price! The pricing of the Alpha version of Minecraft, which was about half that of the final price. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 49
Pre-beta! Alpha version of Minecraft. Indev or earlier Beta 1.2 1

Custom splashes[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

This file can be edited to the player's liking, listing only one splash per line. Before replacing the original splashes with user created ones, the META-INF folder needs to be deleted; otherwise the only splash that will be displayed is "missingno". Or you will crash.

Bugs[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

  • The "Colormatic" splash sometimes appears pushed to the left.
  • The "Colormatic" splash sometimes does not appear colorful.
  • The "...!" splash may also appear pushed to the left

Notes[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

  1. This is the line number of the splash in the "splashes.txt" file; splashes are not actually numbered in any way in splashes.txt itself.
  2. The exact version a splash was added is not always known. In such cases, the earliest version the splash is known to have appeared in is listed.

References[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]

  1. notchtweet:49121829410975745
  2. http://www.minecraft.net/game
  3. jebtweet:135993912702672896
  4. notchtweet:27457305081
  5. http://www.economist.com/node/11920829
  6. notchtweet:190167506890129409
  7. notchtweet:136010450247753729
  8. http://mcupdate.tumblr.com/post/20471062706
  9. notchtweet:71462127361200128
  10. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/41/messages/463.html
  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlYoYxO0acc&t=10m25s
  12. http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=6273.0

See also[bewerken | brontekst bewerken]