On the 'sound' options, added new in 1.7, You can turn off ambience and environment. I know what ambience is (The scary, jumpy cave sounds) but what is environment? Is it the same thing? Is it totally different? Is it similar?

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    rain and thunder perhaps? Dec 8, 2013 at 19:28
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    I think that rain and thunder are part of the 'weather' option.
    – Lukeyboy09
    Dec 8, 2013 at 19:58

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They are the same thing

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The screenshot shows Ambient/Environment, rather than two different options. So it's whatever you prefer to call it.


Environment? Ambience and environment are the same thing.

In the minecraft options sound folder, ambience is cave and weather.

  • See aman's answer. Folder structure is not a good argument, a screenshot of the settings in question is.
    – kotekzot
    Dec 9, 2013 at 0:27

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