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15th August 2012, 09:10
Minecraft Snapshot Howto
A new snapshot server has been made available. You can use this to test new things before they end up in the release version.

The server will get a new snapshot version each week. Each snapshot will get a new world so don't plan on starting large projects on this server.

You can reach the server at: snapshot.happydiggers.net:25566

These are the HappyDiggers Snapshot server rules:

PVP: allowed
Grief: allowed
Stealing: allowed
Bad language, swearing, cursing: BAN!
Asking for OP/mod/TP/items/materials: BAN!

Snapshot Installation Stuff
To play on this server you need to install the same snapshot as the server is running. You can see the current version in the MOTD of the snapshot server(more on this below).

Download MultiMC from https://multimc.org/
Extract MultiMC to a directory where it can stay for a while. For example: C:\Games\MultiMC
Run MultiMC. Select your language if you want. Then choose which Java to use. And set default memory allocation. I recommend setting it to 2048 and 4096 if you have a PC with 8GB of RAM.

Then choose to enable or disable analytics. They mention this is done anonymously. But in reality, there is no such thing as anonymous analytics. If you combine data from a few sources data brokes know exactly who is who inside of an "anonymous" data set.

After the first run wizard you'll end up in the main screen of MultiMC. Click on the Add Instance button.

You will then see the Add new instance window. Here click on the small button with the 3 dots "..." then select which snapshot version you want to use:
I usually go with the snapshot version as the name which MultiMC enters for you by default.

Now that your snapshot is ready to go, you can launch this instance. If this is your first time using MultiMC, it will ask you to enter a valid Minecraft account.
Select Yes to enter an account now.

Click add, then enter your information.

Then when you launch the Minecraft instance again, MultiMC will download a bunch of files and launch the Minecraft snapshot for you.

After Minecraft has started, select Multiplayer.

Click the add server button.

Give it a good name like: HappyDiggers Snapshot Server
And fill in the following Server Address: snapshot.happydiggers.net:25566

After you click Done, you will be taken to your server list. Click on the server you just added and then click Join Server.

Really old installation stuff in the spoiler below. Saved for posterity reasons.

1. Download Minecraft from http://minecraft.net and place it in a location you are comfortable with like for example: C:\Games\Minecraft

2. Run Minecraft. The launcher should come up with a screen similar to this:

Log in with your Minecraft.net user account.

3. Create a new profile. After you have successfully logged in to Minecraft you should see something like this:

Click the New Profile button on the bottom left.

4. Create a profile.

Give it a name you can remember like: Snapshot.
Select: Enable experimental development versions ("snapshots").
And use version: "Use Latest Version".
Then click the Save Profile button.

5. Back on the launcher select the profile you just made. In the case of this tutorial it will be called: "Snapshot" and click the big Play button.

Sometimes the launcher "forgets" you already logged in, or gives you some weird message about already being logged in or not. It's stupid, and you often have to log in again and again and again... It's just something we have to learn to live with until Mojang fixes these annoyances.

6. After Minecraft has started, select Multiplayer.

Then click the Add server button.

Give it a good name like: HappyDiggers Snapshot Server
And fill in the following Server Address: snapshot.happydiggers.net:25566

After you click Done, you will be taken to your server list. Click on the server you just added and then click Join Server.

Enjoy playing on the HappyDiggers Snapshot Server. If you have any questions, post them below :)

15th August 2012, 09:14
I made a b00h00 and accidentally deleted the whole thread. So here's to new beginnings :B

Later this week Minecraft 1.3.2 will be released. In order to get everybody ready Mojang has made 1.3.2 available as a pre-relase. It addresses several issues:

Fixed the falling-out-of-Nether bug
Fixed the random-suffocation-damage bug
Various uncommon crash bugs

The snapshot server has been updated with the latest and greatest 1.3.2 pre-release. It also has a brand new world so go nuts!

You can get the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_3_2/minecraft.jar

15th August 2012, 21:19
Deleted a topic on accident... #swag

24th August 2012, 18:33
A new snapshot has been released that brings some new cool features!

Added item frames
Added cobblestone walls (yes, mossy too)
Maps now align to a grid, making it easier to create adjacent maps. Maps can also be cloned
Stairs now auto-arrange into corners. This is a test and may change based on feedback
Mobs can travel through portals
Leather clothes can be dyed
Removed the “wip block” from the creative menu
Added two new crops and associated items
F3+P will toggle the auto-pause when the window loses focus (it’s for debugging, mainly)
F3+H will toggle detailed item descriptions (also for debugging)
Added arrow-sensitive wooden buttons
Trapdoors can be placed in top-most position (based on cross-hair aim)

I'm curious to see how the mobs going through teleporters work. Maybe now we can finally get some more ghats in the overworld :D

The Snapshot Server (http://happydiggers.net/content.php?117-servers) has been updated with this snapshot, and you can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/12w34b/minecraft.jar

25th August 2012, 15:47
A new snapshot yesterday, a new snapshot today! This one fixes a couple of bugs.

Fixed item frame crashes
Fixed nether portal stuff
Changed recipes for buttons
Minor armor gfx changes

You can download 12w34b here: http://assets.minecraft.net/12w34b/minecraft.jar

The server has been updated with the new snapshot and is ready to go.

Also, the new features they're putting are really cool. I can't wait to see the new mob in action.
Check this out:

It's not in the game yet, right now it has to be hacked in. But, wow, that's awesome! :D

14th September 2012, 13:07
Last week I didn't update the snapshot server due to being on vacation and not having enough wifi (http://happydiggers.net/showthread.php?517-WiFi-on-vacation) to do anything useful.

Today the snapshot server has been updated to 12w37a. You can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/12w37a/minecraft.jar

There have been a lot of cool changes since the last snapshot:

Tweaks to the Wither. He continues to be refined - this time, with a bit of nasty self-defense.
Carrots are now carrot, and added new food item.
Tweaks to a couple of item sprites. Specifically, Bread, Raw Chicken, Cooked Chicken, Raw Beef, Steak, Raw Porkchop, Cooked Porkchop, Red Apple, and Nether Star no longer have a dark outline. Golden Carrot now matches the carrot, and heads are centered properly.
Leather armor now has a non-dyed layer.
Superflat customization options. It now comes with 7 presets: Classic Flat, Tunnelers' Dream, Water World, Overworld, Snowy Kingdom, Bottomless Pit, and Desert. Also, Custom starts off with Classic Flat with three options: Add Layer, Edit Layer, Remove Layer. Adding and editing are NYI.
Pigs are now able to jump when players ride on them.
Added /clear command to empty the inventory.
Evil mobs are now a little bit more fearless in hard difficulty.
And more bug fixes.


A new scary decoration block.
The “secret” from previous snapshots is now spawnable.
A new mob variant in the Nether.
Minor changes to the leather dye (the colors will attempt to maintain intensity, and not dilute as much).
The “work in progress block” is now called “Beacon”.
Carrot on a stick!
And, of course, numerous bug fixes.

As always the snapshot server has a brand new map for you guys to play on and experiment with :)

22nd September 2012, 18:03
Two snapshots this week adding more exciting stuff :D


/say command works again
Updated sound engine and added minecart sound effects
Various other sound effect changes
A few tweaks to the witch mob


Nether loads faster when going through a portal
In creative mode, teleportation is instantaneous
Updated and added new sounds by C418
Added a sound for climbing up Ladders
New block-placing sounds: Wood, Stone, Plants, Sand, Gravel, although unintended by C418
New footstep sounds: Sand, Gravel, Soulsand, Grass Block, and Stone
New mob sounds: Cow, Pigs, Enderman, Zombie, and Skeleton
New tool sounds: Flint and Steel, Shears (when shearing sheep)
Lava and Flowing Water now have constant noise
Added level up sound, but will be changed later for a shorter one
Added a passive mob (Bat). Spawns in dark caves. Sleeps during the day. Hangs on the ceiling when idle, starts flying when players come near
Added a hostile mob (Witch). Throws splash potions of poison, slowness, weakness and instant damage at you. Regenerate health over time. Hold an empty bottle and rise their noses when attacking. Drink potions of instant health and fire resistance to defend themselves in combat. Rarely drop potions of instant health and fire resistance. Is immune to some splash potions. Does not spawn naturally (yet), but a Spawn Egg exists for it in Creative Mode
Command block target parameters have been upgraded, click here for details
Beacon artwork was changed
The beam of light was changed
Item Frames no longer despawn when 20 blocks away.
Wood blocks are now rotated differently. Instead of using the player’s position, it will rotate based on the face it is placed upon, like a lever (this is mainly a test).
Silverfish Source Blocks have a chance of spawning in caves

The snapshot server has a brand new map. This time spawn is located at the intersection of three biomes.

You can download the latest client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/12w38b/minecraft.jar

16th October 2012, 01:25
The people at Mojang are hard at work to get Minecraft 1.4 out the door. Here's what's new:


Added a new Anvil block for repairing, merging & naming items.Three different damage states: Anvil, Slightly Damaged Anvil, and Very Damaged Anvil.
Renamed Chat Settings to Multiplayer Settings
Contains the old chat settings menu
Option for cape-owners to hide their capes ingame
Tweaks to debugging
F3+H now shows tool and armor durability on damaged items
Now shows which cardinal direction the player is facing on the f value
The pie chart on the F3 overlay is now shown when opening it using shift+F3 instead of vice versa
Mobs no longer forget that they are aggressive against a player in Creative mode after a few seconds anymore
Creepers now can have custom explosion radius and fuse timer using edited mob spawners and NBT tags (ExplosionRadius & Fuse)
Effects given by the Beacon will be less intrusive on the screen
Level-up sound now only plays every 5 levels
Gaining experience from breeding animals.


Added huts for the witch in swamps
Added superflat preset "Redstone Ready" with a 52 layers of sandstone, 3 layers of stone, and 1 layer of bedrock
Flatworld configuration now allows you to generate trees, strongholds etc
Now pumpkins, tall grass, flowers, trees, mineshafts, dungeons, strongholds, lakes, desert wells, ravines and ores will spawn on superflat maps
A number of new NBT tags for items (intended for custom map makers)
Better inventory management
The pick block action now works on items
Pressing the 1-9 hotkeys while hovering over an item will put that item into the inventory bar
In creative mode, you can now shift-click items from the hotbar to the survival inventory screen
The left-click action will no longer open doors, pull levers, push buttons or open trapdoors. Use the right mouse button!
Firespread has been slightly nerfed again to prevent infinitely spreading fires
Beacon Texture altered, as well as the beam.
Slimes now spawn in Swamps at night.

Bug fixes:

Fixed the wither's starting explosion not being disabled by the mobGriefing gamerule
Fixed a few crash bugs related to world generation, map item expansion, and other things
Reverted previous lighting changes, which corrected such bugs as:
The Nether being extremely CPU intensive.
Map generation taking extremely long.
Fixed mob AI considering cobblestone walls as blocks of normal height
Fixed a few texture oddities with the witch
Fixed entities in water producing glitchy water sound
Gaining multiple levels at a time will no longer play the leveling up sound over itself as many times as leveled.
Fixed the "A 64 bit Java installation is recommended for 'Far' render distance (you have 32 bit)" message being covered by the bottom 2 buttons
Fixed pets teleporting around randomly
Fixed being unable to place paintings larger than 1x2 and them popping off if they have been placed before
Fixed destroying blocks under you with Efficiency-enchanted gear
Fixed potion spawners crashing the game

You can download the latest client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/12w41b/minecraft.jar

17th October 2012, 19:07
It's crunch-time at Mojang and that means that the new 1.4 release is comming close!

They're releasing the snapshot early this week so they can get their work done faster.

This week's changes are as follows:

Anvil block has been tweaked (it’s cheaper to create, minor visual changes, and you can repair tools using wood/ingots/diamonds)
Bats no longer trample crops or trigger pressure plates
Redstone repeaters can be “locked” (fixed output) by having a powered repeater connected to its left or right side
Added an option to hide a server’s IP address
Updated language files
More bugfixes & tweaks!

You can get the latest client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/12w42a/minecraft.jar

19th October 2012, 22:53
1.4 pre-release is out! :D

This pre-release will be the same as the final 1.4 that will be released in about a week or so. This wil give modders time to update their plugins.


Since the snapshot yesterday we’ve fixed some bugs that were reported, as well as including new sound effects for the Wither, bats, the anvil and finally the Ender Dragon!

You can download the latest snapshot here: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_4/minecraft.jar

25th October 2012, 20:35

Two last bugs fixed before the release.

Fixed a severe memory leak in the server
Corrected rendering of fences and cobblestone walls

The first one was regularly crashing the server, so I'm glad it's fixed :)

8th December 2012, 16:06

First snapshot server update since 1.4.2 :)

Today the snapshot server got updated to the 12w49a snapshot. This one features fireworks and enchanted books!

From the Mojang website:

“What’s this? This doesn’t sound like a redstone update at all!”, you say. “Indeed,” we say. Thing is, we* suddenly decided we wanted to make sure that you have fireworks for New Year’s Eve, so we’re working in several parallel branches of the code now. One is for the 1.5 “Redstone Update,” and one is now for a 1.4.6 patch update. This update will be out before Christmas, and 1.5 will wait until January (or possibly February).

You can grab the latest snapshot here: http://assets.minecraft.net/12w49a/minecraft.jar

18th January 2013, 15:40
I had a little catching up to do. The snapshot server has been updated to 13w03a. There are quite a few exciting new features added to the snapshots, be sure to check them out :)

You can download the latest snapshot here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w03a/minecraft.jar

Here are the release notes of all the previous versions and this one.

Made Zombies & Skeletons stronger, scaled to difficulty
Added a new Dropper block
Added a Minecart with Hopper item
Added some new chat options (In multiplayer menu)
At least 19 bugs squished (http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Version_history/Development_versions)


The stitcher should now make sure to create textures that have sizes in powers of two (fixes all-white textures)
Trapped Chests can now transmit signal downward through one block. This does not apply horizontally (through walls)
When powered, the hopper can't receive items
Fixed Trapped chests only transmit redstone signal via redstone dust
Fixed Crash at 13w02a Startup [Failed to start game]
Fixed Hopper item looks odd when dropped
Fixed Texture of the furnace and the dispenser in the inventory are not showing the blocks "face"
Fixed Biome's grass color does not get applied to the sides of the grass block in 13w02a
Fixed Looking at certain items crashes the game
Fixed the tnt minecart is missing the ssss sound once triggered
Fixed Minecart with TNT fails to return correct items when removed by player
Fixed Ghast fireball / Fireball texture
Fixed White textures everywhere!
Fixed stitched_terrain.png and stitched_items.png on desktop
Fixed Cauldrons have no bottom texture inside
Fixed TNT Minecarts cannot be dispense from a dispenser onto rails
Fixed TNT Minecarts Disappear on Reload
Fixed [Regression] Brewing Stand does not show water bottles/potions in world.
Fixed Dupe planks
Fixed Hopper still duplicating items


Textures for blocks and items now have individual image files
Improved death messages
Improved naming (using the anvil) of containers and mob eggs
Trapped chests now give off the redstone signal through walls
Improved hoppers and made them controllable by redstone
Updated language files
Language files can now be updated via the background downloader (no need for a new Minecraft release)

18th January 2013, 15:42
Forgot to mention. The Snapshot server now also uses my brand new server-reset-if-it-crashes script so you can just go nuts and try everything out. Don't worry about crashing the server, it will reset after about 1 minute :)

25th January 2013, 15:28
The Snapshot Server has been updated to 13w04a which brings the following features to Minecraft.

Added a fancy new Scoreboard system
Added some new functionality to dispensers
Taught dispensers and droppers about the 3rd dimension
Scared mobs away from the dangerous minecart tracks

These are the bugfixes for this release:

Achievements lost after update
Flowing water still drags the player while flying.
Piston extended and retracted at the same time
Chest glitch that lets them appear as if they are opened while they are not.
Doors texture wrong
Particle Effects are messed up again...
Breeding cows can consume more than one wheat
Variable redstone strength causing strange update behavior
Hopper doesn't accept items from second slot when container has different items in first slot
Redstone signals shortened by devices that output a shorter signal
Iron door stays powered when retrieving the redstone block
Changing the Texturepack ingame renders strange
Boats and minecarts should not be dropped in Creative
Using Pick Block on Minecart with TNT or Hopper gives you just a Minecart
Monostable Circuits only work in a North/South Configuration
Armor enchantments (besides Thorns) have no effect on mobs
If a minecart with hopper falls into the void, the game will crash
Hopper minecart behave like they are on powered Activator rail if they never touched one.
Wrong death message of renamed mobs spawned by dispensers
Minecart with hopper is not placed on rail

You can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w04a/minecraft.jar

6th February 2013, 10:44
Just been catching up on the updates/snapshots looks like got some fantastic additions coming to vanilla minecraft with the hoppers and the mob ai and additional blocks coming in ...I think the future is looking good for the minecraft fans

7th February 2013, 12:35
Snapshot server has been updated to 13w05b which brings the following bugfixes:

[Bug MC-136 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-136)] – Visual glitch on retracting piston
[Bug MC-2340 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2340)] – Redstone torches and comparators schedule updates when they should not. Causing unreliable timings.
[Bug MC-2416 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2416)] – Suffocation/jittering/stuck when spawning in a newly created world
[Bug MC-7094 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7094)] – Minecraft crashes when dropping an anvil on certain blocks
[Bug MC-7666 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7666)] – "selectServer.editButton" in place of the server deletion confirmation button
[Bug MC-8647 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8647)] – Death messages not translatable
[Bug MC-8775 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8775)] – Minecraft crash when destroying a jukebox with a disk song inside
[Bug MC-8790 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8790)] – Scoreboard Teams function does not accept @p or @r arguments
[Bug MC-8797 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8797)] – 8-level flat snow does not act like a snow block
[Bug MC-8805 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8805)] – Crash when leaving team after deleting it
[Bug MC-8839 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8839)] – Clicking done when editing sign crashes minecraft

You can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w05b/minecraft.jar

7th February 2013, 19:42
More updates today!

Moving on to 13w06a we get the following fixes from Mojang:

Some lighting optimizations, no bug fixes yet sorry :(
[Bug MC-69 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-69)] – Pigs constantly jumping, when player control them on half slabs and stairs.
[Bug MC-220 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-220)] – Z-fighting of iron bars / glass panes with the block below / above
[Bug MC-415 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-415)] – Leaves replace transparent blocks
[Bug MC-997 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-997)] – Clouds have a transparency when you are above/in them but not when you're underneath them.
[Bug MC-1524 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1524)] – Baby mob collision boxes are too large.
[Bug MC-2512 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2512)] – Village lamp post floating torches
[Bug MC-2666 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2666)] – Corner Fence Has Incorrect Collision Box
[Bug MC-4268 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-4268)] – Wither skeletons have wrong hitbox
[Bug MC-6019 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-6019)] – Double Trapped chest, makes two sounds when opening and closing.
[Bug MC-6753 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-6753)] – No sound from some trapped chests
[Bug MC-7039 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7039)] – Villager trade menu missing name
[Bug MC-7652 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7652)] – Placing a block East of the Hopper makes the inside appear black
[Bug MC-8198 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8198)] – Piston pushing piston bugs / piston duplicating piston
[Bug MC-8776 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8776)] – Comparators do not update their output signal
[Bug MC-8998 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8998)] – Team option "friendlyfire" is not saved to disk; resets upon map reload
[Bug MC-9140 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9140)] – Scoreboard name duplication
[Bug MC-9259 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9259)] – FallingSand support for block IDs > 128

You can download the 13w06a client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w06a/minecraft.jar

14th February 2013, 15:56
An 'unexpected' snapshot today: 13w07a.

Slight optimizations to lighting

[Bug MC-2196 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2196)] – Map item placed in item frame experiences Z-fighting
[Bug MC-7302 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7302)] – Nametag of certain mobs too low / too high
[Bug MC-9212 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9212)] – Team colors/prefixes/suffixes are not displayed with @a/@p/@r

Also a lot of work is being put into fixing the lighting engine, but so far that hasn't produced a working solution. They'll keep at it and eventually amaze us all with some awesome Minecraft graphics :)

Get the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w07a/minecraft_server.jar

2nd March 2013, 00:27
I've skipped a few snapshots since I heard they had some serious bugs in them. The server is now running 13w09c.

You can get the latest snapshot here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w09c/minecraft.jar

The following has changed:

[MC-16 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16)] TP Bug when you sit in Minecart/Boat/Riding pig
[MC-32 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-32)] Minecart going in a circle will make any minecart close to them go super fast.
[MC-49 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-49)] Sounds: Fire extinguish sound does not work in survival
[MC-711 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-711)] Redstone and components stay powered after unloading chunks
[MC-1752 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1752)] Breaking Doors moves the other part of the door sometimes
[MC-5588 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-5588)] Swords do not lose durability when used on the Ender Dragon
[MC-6551 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-6551)] Creative Menu potion values are not the same as when brewed (issue redo)
[MC-7058 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7058)] Brewing stand comparator output inconsistent
[MC-7098 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7098)] Non-standard resolutions (and small standard resolutions) not detected properly
[MC-7196 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7196)] Nether cave/tunnel generator produces incorrect/cut tunnels
[MC-7208 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7208)] Missing quartz, hopper, and comparator textures
[MC-7249 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7249)] Quartz slabs and double slabs using wrong texture
[MC-7520 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7520)] Inconsistent distribution system (based on hopper, hopper bug) using rails and minecart-chest over hoppers
[MC-8328 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8328)] Powered mechanisms react when receiving a 0 tick redstone signal
[MC-8784 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8784)] Comparator use off state texture / do not emit any light when powered
[MC-9181 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9181)] Minecarts with Hoppers duplicating items when multiple carts are in the same space
[MC-9289 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9289)] Hitting mobs with a sharpness I wooden sword and weakness III crashes the game
[MC-9341 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9341)] Powering 2 pistons extends the wrong piston!
[MC-9357 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9357)] Mobs with the old AI have inverted head movement
[MC-9363 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9363)] Rows of Vertical Down Piston Extenders have a >50% failure rate
[MC-10312 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10312)] Minecraft crashes when a saddled pig you ride dies or when changing between rideable entities
[MC-10355 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10355)] Animations for items and blocks do not work properly
[MC-10415 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10415)] Unable to craft with blocks which have a damage value greater than 0
[MC-10501 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10501)] Invisible entities infinite spawn loop (client side) using minecart spawners causing severe performance issues.
[MC-10503 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10503)] Crash when near crops
[MC-10510 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10510)] View Upside Down with Speed 5 and FOV Quake Pro
[MC-10532 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10532)] Minecraft has stopped running because it encountered a problem; Ticking player
[MC-10533 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10533)] Same redstone line, two different redstone level
[MC-10558 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10558)] Internal error when using /effect with an id >31


[MC-1352 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1352)] crowdin.net: Entry entity.WitherBoss.name is missing – German translation is "Withern"
[MC-1361 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1361)] Self-Powered Redstone Lamp / Breaking a repeater with a piston pointing at a block won't stop the circuit
[MC-1680 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1680)] Potatoes are not affected by the Fortune enchantment
[MC-5413 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-5413)] Items with NBT data do not stack correctly due to serialization
[MC-5929 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-5929)] Cannot Drop Items in Creative Mode
[MC-6822 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-6822)] texturepacks no longer work
[MC-6903 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-6903)] Rail Duplication glitch
[MC-7147 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7147)] World crashes after a few seconds
[MC-8802 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8802)] blocks keep the redstone state when breaking a comparator that powers that block
[MC-8932 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8932)] Pistons can't destroy comparators
[MC-9382 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9382)] Crash with 512x texture pack
[MC-9576 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9576)] Fortune doesn't affect the drop rate of apples and saplings
[MC-9813 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9813)] "Pick Block" on certain items then switching to survival creates infinite or ghost items
[MC-9817 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9817)] When removing "Ghost Items" from the inventory, the number may be negative or zero
[MC-10112 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10112)] /clear with command blocks not working with armor that has been worn with custom damage values.
[MC-10312 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10312)] Minecraft crashes when a saddled pig you ride dies or when changing between rideable entities
[MC-10329 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10329)] Pressing Single or Multiplayer Button crashes the game
[MC-10330 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10330)] Mining Fatigue broken
Added an /effect command


Mobs can now ride stuff that rides other stuff
Players riding stuff will keep it when logging off (ie, if you’re on a minecart and log off, you will take that minecart with you)
Animated blocks and items in texture packs now requires the animation definition (previously it was optional)
Language files have been updated
[MC-2555 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2555)] Cannot Connect To Own Server While Not Online (LAN) / Playername beeing E-Mail address when offline
[MC-6077 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-6077)] Comparators causes block updates while idle
[MC-7167 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7167)] Hopper's name doesn't change in its GUI after renamed in anvil
[MC-9391 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9391)] Command Block Arguments Length
[MC-9473 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9473)] Unnecessary delay of "Done" button in the texturepacks menu
[MC-9687 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9687)] Hopper don't update comparator when receiving item stack
[MC-9788 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9788)] Mob Spawners failing to "Saving entity NBT"
[MC-9935 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9935)] EntityAIAvoidEntity Interference
[MC-10033 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10033)] Scoreboard accepts arguments for @p but if not found it will use a wrong name

5th March 2013, 15:18
The 1.5 update is coming close! Mojang hopes to have a pre-release out this week.

Today's snapshot is 13w10a and has the following changelog:

[MC-122 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-122)] Unicode font text shadow misaligned
[MC-3114 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-3114)] Activated detector-rails moved by a piston keep their activated state
[MC-3409 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-3409)] Single player mode, creative mode, E to select block, select block from grid, E to return to game, game freezess, crash log created
[MC-7254 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-7254)] Furnace Tile Entities reproducing – Internal performance bug
[MC-8022 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8022)] Furnace interface occasionally closes when adding fuel, deleting all items in the furnace
[MC-8184 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8184)] Redstone block and torches don't power dispensers, droppers, TNT and Noteblocks
[MC-8826 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8826)] Adding an item to a hopper with a dropper does not change comparator state.
[MC-9460 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9460)] Piston retracting disapears if pushed out by another piston
[MC-9534 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9534)] Issues with Baby Cows' hitboxes
[MC-10543 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10543)] Last Direct Multiplayerconnection does not get saved
[MC-10670 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10670)] Hard Crash
[MC-10679 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10679)] Hopper Cool-Down is messed up
[MC-10778 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10778)] Slowness 127 and Speed 110 together flip view
[MC-10825 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10825)] Using /clear on more than 1 player will stop clearing inventories once an empty inventory is encountered
[MC-10826 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10826)] /me cannot use @p correctly
[MC-10889 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10889)] updated redstone bug (detectorrail)
[MC-10900 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10900)] "/scoreboard teams empty teamName" error message says "%s" instead of the team's name

You can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w10a/minecraft.jar

6th March 2013, 13:41
Tomorrow: 1.5 pre-release
Today: more bug fixes

Notable change: Dispensers and droppers will now only fire once when they receive a redstone signal. To fire again, the signal must be turned off and on again. (Previously a dispenser would fire whenever it had a signal and a nearby block changed.)
[MC-711 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-711)] Redstone and components stay powered after unloading chunks
[MC-846 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-846)] Dispenser and Dropper shooting out when updated
[MC-3458 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-3458)] Server crashes if spaces are input on the console
[MC-6223 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-6223)] Night Vision Potions that are edited to last longer create a potentially seizure-inducing flashing sky background.
[MC-8022 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8022)] Furnace interface occasionally closes when adding fuel, deleting all items in the furnace
[MC-8597 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8597)] Named Mobs Don't have Named Babies
[MC-10357 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10357)] Getting into a minecart with a mob in it crashes minecraft
[MC-10946 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10946)] 2 Hoppers funneling unstackable items into a 3rd Hopper at the same time cause the 3rd Hopper to not funnel items into a container
[MC-10948 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10948)] Dispensers continually shoot/use certain items like water buckets and flint&steel
[MC-10950 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10950)] Comparators still giving off power when hopper inventory is empty
[MC-10956 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10956)] Animals can breed over distances up to almost 8 blocks when only seperated by fences
[MC-10995 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-10995)] Message "THIS TOO" in console
[MC-11019 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11019)] Full hoppers feeding into full hoppers causes the forward hopper to stall
[MC-11044 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11044)] Adding items to brewing stand using dropper does not change state of comparator

You can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w10b/minecraft.jar

8th March 2013, 07:54
1.5 pre-release is upon us. Go try it out on the Snapshot Server :)

The change log is as follows…

Added Redstone Comparator (used in Redstone logic)
Added Hopper (collects items and moves them to containers)
Added Dropper (similar to Dispensers, but always drops the item)
Added Activator Rail (activates TNT Minecarts)
Added Daylight Sensor
Added Trapped Chest
Added Weighed Pressure Plate
Added Block of Redstone
Added Nether Brick (item)
Added Nether Quartz and ore
Added Block of Quartz, with half blocks and chiseled variants
New command: /scoreboard
New command: /effect
Containers and mobs can have custom names
Inventory management has been changed, for example you can drag-place items over slots
Texture packs now have separate images for each block and item, and can have animations
Nether Quartz Ore now spawns in the Nether
Smooth lighting now has three settings (none, minimal, maximum)
More detailed death messages
Some hostile mobs now are harder in Hard difficulty
Many, many, bug fixes
Removed Herobrine

You can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_5/minecraft.jar

15th March 2013, 11:57
1.5 is just out and already we've got a new snapshot. This one isn't for 1.6 but rather a set of bugfixes for 1.5. Here's what's new:

[MC-250 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-250)] Ender Dragon can still grief stuff like cobblestone and chests even if the gamerule mobGriefing is set on false.
[MC-1794 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1794)] White stitching on polygon edges / White lines or black dots between blocks
[MC-4577 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-4577)] Unable to combine enchanted books for a higher level enchant.
[MC-8193 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8193)] Hopper doesn't try to place items from other slots if unable from first.
[MC-8943 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-8943)] Fire doesn't show on 8 layered snow and hopper
[MC-11089 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11089)] Long scoreboard objective titles can be offset screen
[MC-11109 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11109)] Breaking a Container with Items that is connected via a solid block with a Comparator does not update the Comparator
[MC-11217 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11217)] Falling Block entities start visually falling from 1 block higher than they were placed
[MC-11236 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11236)] Paintings popping out / cannot place new ones
… and a few Minecraft Realms changes

You can download the client here: http://assets.minecraft.net/13w11a/minecraft.jar

20th April 2013, 15:02
Mojang has released the first snapshot from the development of Minecraft 1.6. This version includes a major overhaul of the base technology being used by Minecraft. The game will henceforth be build based on Java 6 instead of 5, and they have changed the required OpenCL version from 1.2 to 2.0.

The most talked about feature is probably the horses. Here's what's new:

Added horses, based on the work of John Olarte (DrZhark), of Mo' Creatures fame
Added hay bales
Added leashes
Added carpets
The Respiration enchantment now also helps seeing underwater
New launcher

This snapshot comes with a brand new launcher which will download the snapshot for you automatically. You can grab it here:
Windows: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

28th April 2013, 00:02
A few changes this week in snapshot 13w17a.

Added a new “Hardened Clay” block
Added extra tooltip info in the search tab for the creative inventory
Made deserts more deserty
Zombies made slightly more sociable
Bug fixes!

You’ll need to (re-)download the new launcher to grab the snapshot.

Windows: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Do...necraftDev.exe (http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe)
Mac/OSX: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Do...necraftDev.dmg (http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg)
Linux/Other: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Do...necraftDev.jar (http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar)

2nd May 2013, 19:26
Another Thursday, another Snapshot. We’ve still been focusing on the launcher some more this week, but we had time to address a few things for 13w18a:

Added a coal block.
Start of a new texture loading system. May blow up.
Added crafting recipes for leads and hay bales.
Added horse armour to dungeons.
[Bug MC-73 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-73)] – Green arrow bug on maps in frames
[Bug MC-590 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-590)] – Mobs not realizing they killed their attacker and trying to attack empty space
[Bug MC-1320 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1320)] – Dogs wont stop snarling after punched by someone else
[Bug MC-1980 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1980)] – Despawning cured zombie
[Bug MC-4631 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-4631)] – Lava decay fails to schedule block update
[Bug MC-14221 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14221)] – Blocks stop updating one minute after entering the Nether or the End
[Bug MC-14586 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14586)] – You can pick up command blocks with any pickaxe
[Bug MC-14786 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14786)] – Can't place carpet on translucent blocks

To get the snapshot, use the new launcher available in the link below. To return to 1.5.2, simply start the old launcher and play as normal.

Windows: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

5th May 2013, 18:30
Two more updates this week:

Fixed in ‘b’:

[Bug MC-11033 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11033)] – Item count / numbers randomly flickering in item bar, inventory, workbench
[Bug MC-14926 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14926)] – Cannot use resolution clock and compass textures with resolutions higher than 16x16
[Bug MC-15020 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15020)] – Animations are not working
[Bug MC-15022 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15022)] – fps drop due to new texture system while looking at horses
[Bug MC-15027 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15027)] – Crash on world load
[Bug MC-15034 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15034)] – Texturepack descriptions do not load
[Bug MC-15036 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15036)] – Riding horses into obstacles crashes the game
[Bug MC-15038 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15038)] – 13w18a crash using workbench

Fixed in ‘c’:

[Bug MC-14632 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14632)] – Enchanted Books dont show what tab is it
[Bug MC-14979 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14979)] – Wrong particle texture when changing texture packs ingame
[Bug MC-15035 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15035)] – Skins messing up
[Bug MC-15041 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15041)] – Breaking Item Frames causes a null pointer exception and crash.
[Bug MC-15058 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15058)] – Internal exception: java.lang.NullPointerException
[Bug MC-15061 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15061)] – Coal blocks do not burn away
[Bug MC-15095 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15095)] – Coal Blocks and Note Blocks
[Bug MC-15096 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15096)] – Game crashes on startup

To get the snapshot, use the new launcher available in the link below. To return to 1.5.2, simply start the old launcher and play as normal.

Windows: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

10th May 2013, 19:11

Added new stained hardened clay.
Enabled access to the donkey & mule inventories by sneaking and interacting.
New textures for Charcoal, Coal Block, and Lapis Lazuli.
Made mobs spawn as groups again.
[Bug MC-671 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-671)] – Minecarts with Furnace consume coal in creative mode
[Bug MC-3960 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-3960)] – After the last use of a bow you get a glitch bow that when dropped and picked up again duplicates
[Bug MC-15061 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15061)] – Coal blocks do not burn away
[Bug MC-15148 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15148)] – Blurred menu background textures

To get the snapshot, use the new launcher available in the link below. To return to 1.5.2, simply start the old launcher and play as normal.

Windows: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

23rd May 2013, 19:45
Last week Jeb got married. This week we get a new snapshot. Good times all around :)


Added new UI for horses, to control saddle/armour/inventory.
Started to move over various things to a new Attribute system. You may see some new tooltips, don’t be scared!
Lots of work towards a new Resource Pack system, but not finished yet. Currently still compatible with texture packs.
New internal chat system; lots of messages should be translated now that weren’t previously.
[Bug MC-1497 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1497)] – Damaged Anvils do not show damage in inventory or item frame
[Bug MC-13626 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13626)] – XP Bar in creative
[Bug MC-13640 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13640)] – Hay Bales do not burn when set on fire
[Bug MC-13662 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13662)] – XP, Health and hungerbar are buggy with horses
[Bug MC-13770 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13770)] – Using a horse spawn egg on a horse works only when riding the horse
[Bug MC-13852 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13852)] – Can’t throw enderpearls while mounting a horse
[Bug MC-14220 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14220)] – Player appearance not updating in multiplayer (armor, tools)
[Bug MC-14417 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14417)] – No way to remove armor or saddles off a horse
[Bug MC-14422 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14422)] – Horse name tag is shown while riding
[Bug MC-15138 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15138)] – Sides of cauldron has compass texture after placing compass in Item Frame
[Bug MC-15201 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15201)] – Bottom part of some types of horses-harness is misplaced
[Bug MC-15416 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15416)] – Selected item disappears when armor breaks

To get the snapshot, use the new launcher available in the link below. To return to 1.5.2, simply start the old launcher and play as normal.

Windows: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

1st June 2013, 13:49
A lot of bugfixes this week in the 13w22a snapshot.

[BUG MC-2200 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2200)] – Sleeping while in a Minecart produces a graphical glitch
[BUG MC-9355 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-9355)] – Argument "team" do not work with "!" for other players
[BUG MC-11385 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-11385)] – Scoreboard problem with "seeFriendlyInvisibles"
[BUG MC-13731 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13731)] – Horse can climb ladders/vines
[BUG MC-13788 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13788)] – Horses graze on non-grass blocks, also underwater
[BUG MC-14114 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14114)] – Leashes break when riding a horse
[BUG MC-14604 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14604)] – Cannot tie wild horses and foals
[BUG MC-14757 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14757)] – Stacked Entity Spawner creating mass duplicate ghost entities
[BUG MC-14930 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-14930)] – Horse armor not keeping enchantments when dropping from a horse
[BUG MC-15423 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15423)] – Crash due to corrupt pack.png in texture pack
[BUG MC-16051 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16051)] – horses break lead when being lead when they stop to eat grass
[BUG MC-16156 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16156)] – Unable to move previously ridden horses after reloading the world
[BUG MC-16182 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16182)] – Problem with horse movement.
[BUG MC-16196 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16196)] – Horses not running fast in creative
[BUG MC-16229 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16229)] – Horse – Shift Key Locking
[BUG MC-16415 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16415)] – IllegalStateException: Server tried to update attributes of a non-living entity
[BUG MC-16421 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16421)] – Horse Speed does not remain constant

To get the snapshot, use the new launcher available in the link below. To return to 1.5.2, simply start the old launcher and play as normal.

Windows: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

8th June 2013, 00:11
More bugfixes!

Added new /spreadplayers command
Added new gamerule for natural health regen
Some balancing to potions and hunger
[BUG MC-13880 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-13880)] – Cows eat buckets. Seems unhealthy!
[BUG MC-16074 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16074)] – Teleporting to "NaN" crashes the game
[BUG MC-84211 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE1tzymkiEs)] – Remove ‘docm77′ mob as it is not working as intended
[BUG MC-16290 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16290)] – Custom Mob spawner crashing game
[BUG MC-17051 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-17051)] – Dogs attack Horses

To get the snapshot, use the new launcher available in the link below. To return to 1.5.2, simply start the old launcher and play as normal.

Windows: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

13th June 2013, 18:19
Now We Don't Even Need Those Instructions, Just Use The Minecraft Dev. Launcher! https://mojang.com/

13th June 2013, 21:27
Mojang just killed off all texture packs for Minecraft. That's one step closer to the modding API.

If all goes well people can convert them with a fancy tool (http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/utilities/TextureEnder.jar) and keep on using them.

Removed Texture Pack support, added Resource Packs
Added new gamerule for day-night cycle
Things and stuff
[BUG MC-1202 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-1202)] – Mobs spawn and then quickly despawn in peaceful. Looks like the "ender-porting-out-of-water" effect.
[BUG MC-2097 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2097)] – You can't get "The End?" achievement
[BUG MC-2419 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2419)] – Persistence required tag freezes mobs
[BUG MC-2559 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2559)] – Squids taking damage while in water
[BUG MC-2692 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-2692)] – Hard to spawn Squids
[BUG MC-15058 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-15058)] – Scoreboard "health" objective set to display "belowname" disconnecting player on multiplayer with end of stream
[BUG MC-16149 (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC-16149)] – Lava texture animation moves too fast / Animated textures ignoring text files

To get the snapshot, use the new launcher available in the link below. To return to 1.5.2, simply start the old launcher and play as normal.

Windows: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.exe
Mac/OSX: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.dmg
Linux/Other: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/MinecraftDev.jar

I know about the Dev launcher making the Digiex launcher redundant. It's just that it's such a nice post that I'll leave it there for posterity ;)

14th June 2013, 06:39
What do you mean by no more texture packs? Will there at least be some way to use them?

P.S. I'm out of the loop. Majorly.

14th June 2013, 09:55
This is what Dinnerbone has to say about it:

We’ve been working really hard on the new Resource Pack system, and we think it’s at the point where we can finally push it live. This is a huge step forward for the future plugin API and will replace texture packs.

Unfortunately, texture packs will no longer be supported but you can use this fancy tool (http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/utilities/TextureEnder.jar) to automatically convert them! Please report all issues about resource packs, and the snapshot in general, to our bug tracker (https://mojang.atlassian.net/browse/MC)!

17th October 2013, 21:16
I haven't updated this thread in a long time. Many snapshots have come and gone since the last update.

Right now the HappyDiggers Snapshot server is running snapshot 13w42a. This snapshot features new bugs!

Enjoy :)

Also, I've updated the Snapshot tutorial in the opening post of this thread. Just in case anyone doesn't yet know how to install Minecraft snapshots with the new Minecraft launcher.

19th February 2014, 22:17
Im sorry if im not supposed too, or if there is something else im obviously missing, im new to the forums. buuuuttttt ive been playing on the snapshot server for about 1/2 to 2 years now and i would like to apply for a moderator position, my IGN: matthemagicmat, sorry if there is a place to apply, pls post a link to it.

19th February 2014, 23:02
At this current moment you cannot 'apply' for a moderator position. How it works is, you get picked (mostly from the V.I.P group).
Sorry for any disappointment.

20th February 2014, 05:47
Sad panda :( I was playing on all of the servers for a few years now and was just seeing if I could better benifit the community that I have grown to love so much
:( thanks for telling me .

20th February 2014, 09:34
You can better benefit the community. This is the first time I've seen you on the forums. Want to be a more prominent part of the community? Start here :)

20th February 2014, 13:19
? Start here :) Ok, i will try to be a more active member of the forums first

13th December 2017, 08:50
Another snapshot for you guys to try out: 17w50a

Changes in 17w50a

Added new local coordinate type in commands using ^
Tags can now include other Tags (of the same type)
When overriding a tag, you can choose to replace instead of append
Things crash a little less easily than before. A little.
Added .... (and of course ....)
Fixed bug MC-2340 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-2340) - Redstone torches schedule updates when they should not, causing unreliable timings.
Fixed bug MC-5694 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-5694) - High efficiency tools / fast mining destroys some blocks client-side only
Fixed bug MC-93468 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-93468) - Water and lava flow affected by random ticks
Fixed bug MC-120709 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-120709) - Lava and water updates do not resolve completely when random ticking is disabled
Fixed bug MC-121863 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-121863) - x_rotation seems to behave like y_rotation
Fixed bug MC-122154 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122154) - Sometimes beds take strange shapes when placed
Fixed bug MC-122159 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122159) - Container inventory changes don't update nearby comparators
Fixed bug MC-122317 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122317) - Game crashes when a colon is entered after a slash or another colon in commands
Fixed bug MC-122403 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122403) - Detecting a 2 redstone tick repeater with an observer creates 2 pulses
Fixed bug MC-122591 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122591) - OS locale is used for coordinate tab-completion
Fixed bug MC-122791 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122791) - Double blocks break after replacing Tall Grass/Large Fern
Fixed bug MC-122819 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122819) - Changes to the hitbox of hoppers makes them unable to pick up items
Fixed bug MC-122899 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122899) - Falling blocks top/bottom texture change rotation as they fall
Fixed bug MC-122927 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122927) - Cullface on the tops and bottoms of glass panes aren't triggered by other glass panes on top or below.
Fixed bug MC-122987 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-122987) - Pistons lose piston head when pushing the block which powers it
Fixed bug MC-123001 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123001) - Custom tags can match air if they contain an invalid block name
Fixed bug MC-123004 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123004) - Random rotation for Blocks like sand, concrete powder, grass and custom block models doesn't work properly
Fixed bug MC-123014 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123014) - Invalid function tags prevent world from loading
Fixed bug MC-123032 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123032) - Tags overwrite, don't append
Fixed bug MC-123050 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123050) - The bed can be put in water, because of what it breaks and does not drop
Fixed bug MC-123051 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123051) - Cactus can be placed under water
Fixed bug MC-123054 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123054) - Carpets don't drop their item when pushed onto air
Fixed bug MC-123089 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123089) - stone_button/iron_door is not included in #buttons/doors
Fixed bug MC-123112 (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-123112) - The top of walls are transparent when there is a skull above


Replace vs append

By default all tags append if another data pack created the tag. For example, if you try to override minecraft:wool you'll actually add to the list instead of replace it. If you add "replace": true to your tag definition, we will ignore the previous data pack and only your definition applies.
Referencing other tags

You can add #foo:bar in a tag value list to reference another tag called foo:bar. This can go as deep as you like, but if you end up trying to reference yourself then we will not load it.
You can only reference tags of the same type, so a block tag can't include a function tag.
Local coordinates

When specifying coordinates in a command, you can now use ^ to specify local coordinates instead of world coordinates. The syntax is: ^left ^up ^forwards, where left/up/forwards is the amount of blocks in the specified direction.
For example, this is the block right in front of a players face: ^ ^1.62 ^1 (1.62 blocks up, where is where the camera is, and 1 block forwards)
Install the snapshot

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com (https://bugs.mojang.com). If nobody reports a bug, we can't fix it!
To get snapshots, open your launcher and go to the "launch options" tab. Check the box saying "Enable snapshots" and save. To switch between the snapshot and normal version, you can find a new dropdow menu next to the "Play" button. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (In the "launch options" page).
Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.
Cross-platform server jar:

Minecraft server jar (https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/17w50a/minecraft_server.17w50a.jar)

Report bugs here:

Minecraft issue tracker (https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC)!

source (https://minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-snapshot-17w50a)

I've updated the opening post of this thread with information on how to install Snapshots on MultiMC. This method is much more convenient than the old Minecraft launcher version. Currently to get the new snapshots you'll need to set MultiMC to update from the development channel. And then restart MultiMC. This will change in the not too distant future so I haven't included that information in the opening post.