1.5.2 pre-release and 13w17a snapshot - oh my!

We have a double feature for you today. Not only are we releasing a 1.5.2 pre-release but there's also another weekly snapshot for 1.6 to get your hands on!

First up, the 1.5.2 pre-release. We've decided to put out a small bug fix update to address some minor issues that players are having in 1.5.1, and you can test it out before it goes live! A full list of fixes are as follows:

  • [Bug MC-22] - Jukebox audio volume doesn't decrease
  • [Bug MC-1123] - SMP: Anvils charge level for nothing when using languages other than English
  • [Bug MC-1407] - Tamed wolves and cats despawn
  • [Bug MC-4253] - Endermen are rendered hostile if they take environmental damage
  • [Bug MC-8112] - Pick-Block and Furnaces
  • [Bug MC-8260] - Achievement "Hot Topic" Uses Faceless Furnace Icon
  • [Bug MC-11229] - Using the anvil for free
  • [Bug MC-12133] - Arrows visually float when shot into a block.
  • Improvements to FPS when using high-resolution texture packs
  • Many Realms fixes.

Grab the pre-release here:

Report bugs here (but please use the search function before you post duplicates!):

Next up, we have the snapshot! Not too much has changed on the surface since 13w17a as most of our efforts are focused on the launcher currently, but there’s a few cool things you’ll want to check out:</p>

  • 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.

// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams