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== Obtaining ==
 
== Obtaining ==
 
 
After entering [[The End]] dimension for the first time and killing the [[ender dragon]], the [[exit portal]] is activated, allowing the player to jump in and view the end poem followed by the credits. Afterwards, the player is teleported to their spawn point if available, or the world spawn point if not. The poem and credits are only shown the first time the player enters the exit portal in a world.
 
After entering [[The End]] dimension for the first time and killing the [[ender dragon]], the [[exit portal]] is activated, allowing the player to jump in and view the end poem followed by the credits. Afterwards, the player is teleported to their spawn point if available, or the world spawn point if not. The poem and credits are only shown the first time the player enters the exit portal in a world.
   
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== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
 
 
The poem and the credits last for a total of 39 minutes 30 seconds.{{verify}} The credits alone last for approximately 31 minutes and 48 seconds.
 
The poem and the credits last for a total of 39 minutes 30 seconds.{{verify}} The credits alone last for approximately 31 minutes and 48 seconds.
   
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=== Technical details ===
 
=== Technical details ===
 
{{IN|java}}, The End Poem and credits are stored in [[client.jar]]; the text of the End Poem is located in <code>assets/minecraft/texts/end.txt</code>, and the text of the credits is in <code>assets/minecraft/texts/credits.json</code>. {{IN|bedrock}}, the text of the End Poem is located in <code>data/credits/end.txt</code>, the text of the credits is in <code>data/credits/credits.json</code>, and the text of the quote is in <code>data/credits/quote.txt</code>. They can both be edited with a [[resource pack]]. The first speaker's dialog uses the [[formatting code]] <code>§3</code> (or dark aqua), and the second speaker's uses <code>§2</code> (or dark green). The player's name is inserted with <code>PLAYERNAME</code>, and the scrambled text is stored as <code>§f§k§a§b</code>. The poem is shown the first time the player enters the exit portal based on their {{nbt|byte|seenCredits}}{{only|je|short=1}} ({{nbt|bool|hasSeenCredits}}{{only|be|short=1}}) tag being 0 (false), after which it is changed to 1 (true) once the player enters the exit portal.
 
The End Poem and credits are stored in [[client.jar]]; the text of the End Poem is located in <code>assets/minecraft/texts/end.txt</code>, and the text of the credits is in <code>assets/minecraft/texts/credits.json</code>. They can both be edited with a [[resource pack]]. The first speaker's dialog uses the [[formatting code]] <code>§3</code> (or dark aqua), and the second speaker's uses <code>§2</code> (or dark green). The player's name is inserted with <code>PLAYERNAME</code>, and the scrambled text is stored as <code>§f§k§a§b</code>. The poem is shown the first time the player enters the exit portal based on their {{nbt|byte|seenCredits}}{{only|je|short=1}} ({{nbt|bool|hasSeenCredits}}{{only|be|short=1}}) tag being 0 (false), after which it is changed to 1 (true) once the player enters the exit portal.
 
   
 
{{collapse|title='''Poem transcript'''|content=<p style="color: #007878">I see the player you mean.</p>
 
{{collapse|title='''Poem transcript'''|content=<p style="color: #007878">I see the player you mean.</p>
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== History ==
 
== History ==
 
 
{{History||October 16, 2011|link=none|[[Notch]] tweeted, putting out a call for writing talent to write "silly over-the-top out-of-nowhere text" for the end of the game.
 
{{History||October 16, 2011|link=none|[[Notch]] tweeted, putting out a call for writing talent to write "silly over-the-top out-of-nowhere text" for the end of the game.
 
|The writer [[wikipedia:Julian Gough|Julian Gough]]<ref>{{citation|url=https://boingboing.net/2012/01/09/ending-an-endless-game-an-int.html|title=Ending an endless game: an interview with Julian Gough, author of Minecraft's epic finale|website=Boing Boing|author=Tom Chatfield|date=January 9, 2012}}</ref> wrote what has become known as the End Poem.
 
|The writer [[wikipedia:Julian Gough|Julian Gough]]<ref>{{citation|url=https://boingboing.net/2012/01/09/ending-an-endless-game-an-int.html|title=Ending an endless game: an interview with Julian Gough, author of Minecraft's epic finale|website=Boing Boing|author=Tom Chatfield|date=January 9, 2012}}</ref> wrote what has become known as the End Poem.
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{{History||1.12.1|The credits now scroll 50% faster when viewed directly from the menu screen than through the End Poem.}}
 
{{History||1.12.1|The credits now scroll 50% faster when viewed directly from the menu screen than through the End Poem.}}
 
{{History||1.17|snap=Pre-release 1|The credits now scroll faster when holding the space bar.
 
{{History||1.17|snap=Pre-release 1|The credits now scroll faster when holding the space bar.
|Now uses Bedrock Edition's credits.<ref>{{bug|226535}}</ref>
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|Now uses credits text from {{el|bedrock}}.
 
|Changed the format of the credits from {{cd|.txt}} to {{cd|.json}}.
 
|Changed the format of the credits from {{cd|.txt}} to {{cd|.json}}.
|Removed the quote at the end of the credits.}}
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|Removed the quote at the end of the credits.<ref name="quote">{{bug|MC-227204}}</ref>}}
 
{{History|||snap=Pre-release 4|Credits now scroll even faster when holding space bar and one or both of the ctrl keys.}}
 
{{History|||snap=Pre-release 4|Credits now scroll even faster when holding space bar and one or both of the ctrl keys.}}
 
{{History|pocket}}
 
{{History|pocket}}
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Until [[Java Edition 1.17]], the following quote was attached to the end of the credits. It is widely, but controversially attributed to [[wikipedia:Mark Twain|Mark Twain]]:<ref>{{citation|url=https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/09/29/you-did/|title=Twenty Years From Now You Will Be More Disappointed By The Things You Didn’t Do Than By The Ones You Did Do|website=Quote Investigator|date=September 29, 2011}}</ref>
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* {{IN|bedrock}} and {{el|java}} until [[Java Edition 1.17|1.17]], the following quote was attached to the end of the credits. It is widely, but controversially attributed to [[wikipedia:Mark Twain|Mark Twain]]:<ref>{{citation|url=https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/09/29/you-did/|title=Twenty Years From Now You Will Be More Disappointed By The Things You Didn’t Do Than By The Ones You Did Do|website=Quote Investigator|date=September 29, 2011}}</ref>
   
 
{{quote|Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.|Unknown}}
 
{{quote|Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.|Unknown}}
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
   

Revision as of 10:01, 31 October 2021

"Credits" redirects here. For the Easter egg dimension, see Java Edition 20w14∞ § World generation.

The "End Poem" is a text-based message that appears when the player uses the exit portal. It is followed by the Minecraft credits.

Obtaining

After entering The End dimension for the first time and killing the ender dragon, the exit portal is activated, allowing the player to jump in and view the end poem followed by the credits. Afterwards, the player is teleported to their spawn point if available, or the world spawn point if not. The poem and credits are only shown the first time the player enters the exit portal in a world.

The end poem and credits can be successively speed up by holding Space, then additionally Ctrl, then the other Ctrl.‌[Java Edition only] Or they can be skipped entirely by pressing Esc in Java Edition or "Skip" in Bedrock Edition.

The credits can also be accessed by clicking on the copyright information on the main menu screen in Java Edition or by pressing the "Credits" button in the "Profile" section of the Settings screen in Bedrock Edition. They can also be viewed on the Minecraft website.[1]

Contents

The poem and the credits last for a total of 39 minutes 30 seconds.[verify] The credits alone last for approximately 31 minutes and 48 seconds.

The poem itself takes the form of a dialogue between two unidentified speakers who are discussing the player's accomplishments, and lasts 7 minutes 42 seconds. After the poem is finished, the credits play. During the poem and credits, the track credits.ogg ("Alpha" in the official soundtrack) plays.

Technical details

In Java Edition, The End Poem and credits are stored in client.jar; the text of the End Poem is located in assets/minecraft/texts/end.txt, and the text of the credits is in assets/minecraft/texts/credits.json. In Bedrock Edition, the text of the End Poem is located in data/credits/end.txt, the text of the credits is in data/credits/credits.json, and the text of the quote is in data/credits/quote.txt. They can both be edited with a resource pack. The first speaker's dialog uses the formatting code §3 (or dark aqua), and the second speaker's uses §2 (or dark green). The player's name is inserted with PLAYERNAME, and the scrambled text is stored as §f§k§a§b. The poem is shown the first time the player enters the exit portal based on their  seenCredits[JE only] ( hasSeenCredits[BE only]) tag being 0 (false), after which it is changed to 1 (true) once the player enters the exit portal.

History

October 16, 2011Notch tweeted, putting out a call for writing talent to write "silly over-the-top out-of-nowhere text" for the end of the game.
The writer Julian Gough[2] wrote what has become known as the End Poem.
Later, Notch stated that Gough's short story The iHole convinced him that Gough was the right person to write the End Poem.[3]
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Added the End poem and the credits. The file containing the End Poem is called win.txt.
1.6.1The file containing the End Poem is now called end.txt.
1.12pre6The ability to see the credits by clicking the copyright text on the menu screen has been added.
1.12.1The credits now scroll 50% faster when viewed directly from the menu screen than through the End Poem.
1.17Pre-release 1The credits now scroll faster when holding the space bar.
Now uses credits text from Bedrock Edition.
Changed the format of the credits from .txt to .json.
Removed the quote at the end of the credits.[4]
Pre-release 4Credits now scroll even faster when holding space bar and one or both of the ctrl keys.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Added the End poem.
?The track credits.ogg now plays during the End poem.
Bedrock Edition
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Added the credits.
?The End poem now only plays once when entering the exit portal.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added the End poem and the credits.
Unlike other versions of the game, the credits do not play immediately after the End poem.

Trivia

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Unknown

Gallery

References