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I want to buy the full version of Minecraft, but I'm one of those creative types. What are some of the differences in Creative mode in the full version of Minecraft?

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I don't think this question is very constructive. As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. –  lumbricus lubricant Jan 22 '13 at 13:39
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@Retrosaur As I understood the question in the original text (before you edited it), it was a question about the feature differences between the free version and the full version, specifically in respect to the creative mode. This could be answered with a simple version comparison. The way you edited it, it sounds to me more how the full version better supports a creative spirit - which I agree should be closed. –  uncovery Jan 22 '13 at 13:40
    
My bad. I misunderstood the original intent of the question. –  lumbricus lubricant Jan 22 '13 at 17:48
    
I really want someone to answer this! –  Parker Ohern Jan 23 '13 at 12:43
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From the wiki about the classic version:

Advantages of purchasing

Although this mode is free to the public, there are several advantages made available to those who have purchased the game. Some of them are the ability to:
- Use custom skins in both singleplayer and multiplayer.
- Use mods that require placement of files in the original minecraft.jar folder.
- Build with more blocks and items.
- Use crafting and create items.
- Combat mobs.

From a purely creative point of view, you will get more space, and more blocks to choose from, in the full version.

Keep in mind also that Minecraft classic is a prototype which has not been updated since 2009. From a technical point of view, the new version (full) will perform better, and look better (new lighting system).

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You can play the free version, so I won't waste too many words about it. You have a small sandbox and a few kinds of blocks you can mess around and build with. You can explore the randomly generated world for caves, pockets of air, etc.; you can grief with water sources... It's the core of Minecraft.

The paid version features a world many times as large, with blocks that do actually something rather than just sitting there (with the exception of the sponge, the only "useful" block in the "free" version of Minecraft and is completely useless in the paid version).

There's also adventure mode, which lets people play through your map without their ability to modify it in ways that break it.

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There is only about a dozen blocks in Classic, and they don't really do much. The full version of Minecraft not only includes nearly 150 blocks, but also has Redstone (an extremely flexible system you can use to make machines in Minecraft), custom avatars, infinite worlds, enhanced multiplayer, and the awesome survival mode. You can give it a try using the demo mode, which lets you try a survival map for five in-game days.

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