Notch, you owe me a day's worth of Minecraft.
April 1, 2014 5:39 AM   Subscribe

For the love of god, how do you turn off the April Fool's prank? Not getting any help from the forums or the mods at
posted by bricoleur to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)
The gag is they replaced the Minecraft stock sounds, right? If there's a straightforward way to change them back I expect it'll show up on StackExchange. Going by that and Twitter it seems you're out of luck for the time being.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:54 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Following GNFTI's link, here's a specific question on changing back to the regular sounds. No actual answers at this point but that'll be the place to watch for a solution if there is one.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 8:07 AM on April 1, 2014

Yeah, Mojang is clearly not interested in the people who find this annoying. Maybe I can get my fix if I have an uncorrupted version somewhere that I can use to play offline...
posted by bricoleur at 8:19 AM on April 1, 2014

Mojang isn't interested in their players, generally, so this isn't surprising.

Can you use the launcher to roll back to a previous version? (I haven't tried the 4/1 update yet, so I'm not sure if it increments version numbers) At the very least, you can probably use the launcher to install an old version and yank the sounds from there.
posted by toomuchpete at 8:30 AM on April 1, 2014

Would changing the date work? The Halloween aspects to the game work by reading the computer's clock, IIRC. Maybe setting the computer's date to tomorrow or yesterday would help?
posted by Solomon at 10:27 AM on April 1, 2014

I'm so glad I play Resonant Rise or Feed the Beast--all of my sounds are normal. My skin changed, of course, but none of the sounds are in these older versions of Minecraft. From what I understand, the current version and snapshots both have this resource pack enabled. The only thing I can think of would be to try to find a resource pack that also replaces the sounds, because they would technically override the defaults in Minecraft. At least, that's what they normally do.
posted by xyzzy at 12:33 PM on April 1, 2014

There's now a StackExchange question, no useful answers yet. Setting your clock is definitely worth a shot.
posted by Nelson at 1:36 PM on April 1, 2014

Here's a choice "fuck off" from one of the moderators at Mojang's bug reporting site:

[Mod] Galaxy_2Alex added a comment - Yesterday 8:36 AM

My final comment on this whole topic:
If you can't resist on playing this game for a full day, it should definitely be a sign for something for you.
There are/were work-arounds out there, just some peope probably were too lazy to find it,
Also, I'm saying this as a member of the community, not as a Moderator here.
posted by bricoleur at 6:23 AM on April 2, 2014

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