PlanetMinecraft – 1 Billion Views

Today marks a special day for Planet Minecraft, one of the best Minecraft resources around and my personal favorite website for game content and discussion.  Earlier in the day, it passed one billion views.


To put this number into perspective, consider the following facts:


  • There are just over 7 billion people on the planet, so the equivalent to one seventh of the global population have seen the website;

  • Approximately 54 million copies of Minecraft have been purchased – ignoring the amount of cracked client users and those who share copies with others, this equals roughly 18 views per person on average;

  • With the above statistics in mind, it is not unreasonable to state that every single Minecraft player has visited at least once.


Images and information on this landmark are courtesy of Tamacraft123 of PMC, who also created a special skin for the occasion.  Simply named “Planet Minecraft 1 Billion Views!”, it features the iconic PMC globe atop a darkly contrasting outfit:




The skin is simple but immediately recognizable.  It is a great way to support the site in-game if you frequent it, as I do.


Congratulations to Planet Minecraft!


Installing the PMC 1 Billion Milestone Skin for Minecraft 1.7+


For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.


For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:


  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.


Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.


What are you most visited sites for Minecraft information and entertainment?  Post some links to them down below – I am thinking of doing some fansite reviews!

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