Reason: long page, lots of mixed info
The menu screen comprises all of the buttons and text for both the main menu and the pause menu. It is the interface that allows players to change options such as the game's language and active resource pack, as well as create a new world or join a multiplayer server. When the main menu opens, the game's logo appears with a splash caption beneath it. The game's menu can be accessed anytime by pausing the game with the Esc key by default.
- 1 Main menu buttons
- 2 Minceraft
- 3 Pause menu buttons
- 4 Panorama
- 5 Sounds
- 6 History
- 7 Gallery
- 8 See also
- 9 Footnotes
- 10 References
|Singleplayer||Choose a world to play or create one.|
|Multiplayer||Opens the multiplayer join screen.|
|Minecraft Realms||Opens the main Minecraft Realms menu.|
|Sets the game language.|
|Options||Opens the main Options menu.|
|Quit Game||Closes the game.|
|Opens accessibility settings.|
|Play||Choose a world to play, or create one.|
|Settings||Opens Settings menu.|
|Marketplace||Lets the player buy worlds, resource packs, skin packs, and other community-created content. The button is sometimes textured and animated, depending on what's currently being promoted on the Marketplace.|
|Editions[note 1]||Switches the game to Legacy Console Edition.|
|Profile||Choose, or make, a skin and view achievements.|
||Unlocks features like Achievements, Friends and Realms.|
When already signed in, opens feedback site.
There is a 1 in 10000 chance for the title screen to display "Minceraft" instead of "Minecraft". Notch implemented this as an Easter egg, and kept it as a small secret, enjoying that he was the only one who knew of its existence. After stating a secret was in Minecraft undiscovered, the internet sought out to find it. Soon after, Notch posted "A Post-Mortem of Minceraft" on Reddit.
In crash logs, a reference to Minceraft may appear as a joke, stating "You should try our sister game, Minceraft!".
|Back to Game||Closes the pause menu and allows the player to continue playing Minecraft.|
|Advancements||Shows all of the advancements the player has and hasn't completed.|
|Statistics||Shows the player's statistics.|
|Give Feedback||Provides a link to the feedback site.|
|Report Bugs||Provides a link to the Java Edition page on bug tracker.|
|Options...||Opens the "options" menu, which can change the difficulty, controls, settings, resource packs, music, sounds, and more.|
|Open to LAN||Provides an option to allow players from the local network to play in this world.|
|Save and Quit to Title||Saves the game's progress and goes back to the menu screen.|
|Resume Game||Closes the pause menu and allows the player to continue playing Minecraft. The pause menu does not actually pause the game; it continues running even in single-player mode.|
|Settings||Opens the Settings menu, which allows the player to configure controls, difficulty, sounds, and more.|
|Feedback||Shows links to the Minecraft feedback site, the bug tracker, and Mojang support site.|
|Save and Quit||Saves the game's progress and goes back to the menu screen.|
|Profile||Shows all of the achievements the player has and hasn't completed and choose a skin.|
Instructions: Turn into fully-fledged panorama documentation instead of a dumping ground for seeds (which there are now lots of)
The main title screen of Minecraft displays a panoramic background that slowly pans across a pictured scene. In Java Edition, this scene remained the same from inception until Java Edition 1.12, after which the background was changed for each themed update.
Dinnerbone has stated that the menu panorama was originally going to be an in-game render of a live world, with custom world generation with the seed 100. He also mentioned another panorama that came before the one seen in Beta 1.8, which was a plains biome near the beach.
Beta 1.8 – Release 1.12
The seed for the menu screen panorama in the game from Beta 1.8 to 1.12 (Beta 1.8 Pre-release to 1.13-pre1) is
8091867987493326313 (both are considered valid seeds), and work in versions from Beta 1.7.3 all the way back to Alpha v1.2.0 (except for population differences).
The menu panorama was changed for the first time for the Update Aquatic. This panorama uses seed
1458140401) at coordinates X=1553.76, Y=58.62, Z=-1162.79. This seed generates most correctly in version 18w22a.
The Village & Pillage menu panorama showcases a small plains village. This panorama image was taken near the spawn of
2802867088795589976 at coordinates X=240.57, Y=78.12, Z=147.38. This seed generates most correctly in version 18w48a. In the panorama, a plains village is shown next to a bamboo jungle and an outpost to the distant.
The menu panorama for Buzzy Bees was taken on the seed
-4404205509303106230 at coordinates X=339.691, Y=65.546, Z=-1072.041. This seed generates most correctly in version 19w40a. The same thing shares from Bedrock Edition beta 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|None||?||Clicking a menu button||0.25||1.0||16|
|Java Edition Classic|
|May 17, 2009||Showed the first logo of the game with the title Minecraft in the post on The Word of Notch. Never used anywhere else.|
|May 18-22, 2009||Added logo to minecraft.net homepage.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100131||Added logo to game.|
|The logo itself is resized version of one on minecraft.net.|
|The menu screen was added. It originally displayed a dirt background.|
|At the time, the dirt background would slowly scroll, similar to the later added credits.|
|?||Scrolling of background is removed.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|Minecraft Infdev||20100327||The "Generate new level..." button was replaced by a Singleplayer button.|
|The "Load level.." button was replaced by a Multiplayer button, which wasn't playable at the time.|
|20100629||Added "Loading..." screen.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.4||Logo has been changed.|
|Added animation of the logo. The animation was stone falling down in order to form the word "Minecraft".|
|Replaced "Loading..." screen with a Mojang splash screen.|
|v1.0.10||The Multiplayer button was no longer greyed out as SMP was added, although it was only for testing at this stage.|
|v1.0.12||Changed "Save and quit to title.." to "Save and quit to title".|
|v1.0.13_01||reupload||Logo temporarily changed to 1K IN 24h for celebrating 1000 sales in 24 hours.|
|v1.0.14||Logo has been changed back to Minecraft with two lost blocks in 'M'.|
|v1.0.15||Logo has been changed. Fixed the "M" in the Minecraft title screen logo and which now corresponds to the logo before v1.0.13_01 reupload.|
|v1.2.0||preview||Logo has been made smaller.|
|RAM usage information no longer shows up on the top right corner.|
|v1.2.2||Removed the "Play tutorial level" button, replaced by "Mods and Texture Packs"|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.0||The "Options..." button was made much closer to the "Mods and Texture Packs" button.|
|1.3||The gap between "Options..." and "Mods and Texture Packs" was reverted.|
|The "Options..." button was made smaller to make room for the "Quit Game" button.|
|1.4||Logo has been changed.|
|The logo animation was removed as such.|
|1.8||(preview)||Logo has been changed.|
|Completely revamped the title screen adding an animated background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu. The panorama displayed in the background was generated using the seed |
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2||Added Minceraft Easter egg.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6||"Mods and Texture Packs" button changed to "Texture Packs"|
|RC2||Brightened the panorama overlay.|
|1.1||11w49a||Added language select button.|
|1.4.2||12w37a||Added "Re-Create" option to the World selection menu.|
|1.5||13w03a||The "Texture Packs" button has been moved to the "Options..." screen.|
|13w09a||The "Minecraft Realms" button is moved to the main screen, taking the spot of the "Texture Packs" button.|
|2013 Music Update||Added menu music.|
|1.7.10||pre1||Logo has been changed.|
|1.8||14w02a||Logo has been changed back.|
|1.12||pre6||Added the ability to view the credits when clicking the copyright text.|
|1.12.2||pre1||Logo has been changed.|
|New game logo with Minecraft Java Edition. The Java Edition subtitle is a separate texture.|
|1.13||pre1||Changed title screen background to reflect the Update Aquatic.|
|pre2||Optimized title screen.|
|1.14||November 28, 2018||Changed title screen background in all released 1.14 snapshots to reflect Village & Pillage.|
|19w06a||Added loading bars while loading the game and reloading resources.|
|19w13a||Added the "Accessibility Options" button to the main menu.|
|1.15||October 9, 2019||Changed title screen background in all released 1.15 snapshots to reflect Buzzy Bees.|
|1.15.2||pre1||Clicking the "Multiplayer" button from the main menu now displays a disclaimer stating that "Online play is not rated".|
|1.16||April 2, 2020||Changed title screen background in all released 1.16 snapshots to reflect the Nether Update.|
|20w21a||Logo has been changed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|Added the menu screen. It originally displayed a dirt background.|
|v0.7.0||Completely revamped the title screen adding a new background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.|
|v0.7.1||Logo has been changed.|
|v0.7.3||Background is now animated like Java and Console Edition.|
|Added the splash text to the main menu.|
|v0.7.6||Removed the "Play on Realms" button from the main menu.|
|v0.11.0||build 1||Added a language button to the main menu.|
|v0.13.1||Moved the skins button to the main menu.|
|Options button is no longer a wrench icon.|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Revamped menu screen.|
|v0.16.0||?||Removed language button|
|Changed signed in icon to link to feedback.minecraft.net instead of the Minecraft page in the Xbox app.|
|?||Changed the Minecraft logo on Gear VR Edition from to|
|1.0.0||?||Changed the Minecraft logo on Windows 10 Edition from to and removed the "Beta" label.|
|1.2.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Removed edition subtitles, simply renaming the game to Minecraft. All logos changed to|
|Changed title screen background.|
|1.5.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Changed title screen background to reflect Update Aquatic.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Reorganization of the main menu buttons.|
|1.8.0||?||Changed title screen background to show off cats and pandas.|
|1.11.0||April 25, 2019||Changed title screen background to reflect Village & Pillage.|
|1.12.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Renamed "Store" to "Marketplace".|
|1.13.0||beta 22.214.171.124||The "Achievement" and hangar buttons have been moved into a new "Profile" button.|
|1.14.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Changed title screen background to reflect Buzzy Bees.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||Changed the title screen background again to match Java Edition.|
|October 21, 2019||For beta users only, changed the title screen background again to a grayscale version of the 1.8.0 background with a "BETA" logo.|
|1.16.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Changed the title screen background to reflect the Nether Update.|
|1.16.200||beta 220.127.116.11||Added a UI startup screen to inform players if they are on outdated graphics drivers.|
|Java Edition Classic|
|0.0.12a||Added the pause menu, which, like today, could be opened by pressing ESC.|
|0.0.23a||Menu buttons now have a texture.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|?||Pause menu now stops the game.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.9||The background of the pause menu has now been darker.|
|1.3.1||12w18a||The "Saving level..." text no longer appears in the pause menu among several other features broken by this version.|
|1.11||16w38a||Capitalised "Game menu" to "Game Menu".|
|1.14||18w43a||Added the "Give Feedback" and "Report Bugs" buttons to the pause menu.|
|1.9.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added "Feedback" button to the pause menu.|
Animated menu screen in early Indev (click to see animation).
The menu screen in early Alpha.
The menu screen in Alpha v1.2.2.
The menu screen in Beta 1.3.
The menu screen in Beta 1.4.
The menu screen in Beta 1.8.1.
The menu screen in 1.11.2.
The menu screen in 1.12.2.
The menu screen in 1.13.2.
The menu screen in 1.14.4.
The menu screen in 1.15.2.
The current menu screen in 1.16.5.
The Pocket Edition menu screen before Alpha 0.7.0.
The current menu screen in 1.16.220.
The pause menu in Classic 0.0.22a_05.
The pause menu in Classic 0.0.23a_01.
The pause menu in Infdev (March 27, 2010).
The pause menu in Infdev (June 27, 2010).
The pause menu in Alpha v.1.0.4.
The pause menu from 18w43a onward.
The pause menu from Alpha 0.7.2.
The pause menu from 0.16.0.1 to 22.214.171.124.
- PlayStation 4 only. Appears only if Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition was previously owned.
- "The first title screen panorama was actually originally in-game render of a live world, with custom world generation and the seed 100. Edit: It turns out that was an even earlier panorama, and the one in this post came later." – u/Dinnerbone on Reddit, July 18, 2020
- "BIG NEWS! We have found the SEED of Minecraft's title-screen background PANORAMA!" – u/Tomlacko on Reddit, July 18, 2020
- "Minecraft title-screen seeds" – Minecraft @ Home via Google Drive.