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Minecraft snapshot 15w35e

by Dinnerbone on August 24, 2015

Update: We’ve released snapshot 15w35e to improve the internal block id hypermatrix.

  • Fixed potential world corruption

Update: We’ve released snapshot 15w35d to fix some crashes.

  • Fixed crashes

Update: We’ve released snapshot 15w35c to fix some issues with some blocks that refused to stay in their designated chunks.

  • [Bug MC-87078] – Using a sweep attack sends "lasdjfhlsdhjflsdij" to output log
  • [Bug MC-87194] – Oak and cobblestone stairs placed or generated (NPC villages) in 15w35b are invisible
  • [Bug MC-87196] – Generated or placed doors are half or complete invisible after relog
  • [Bug MC-87223] – Changing command block type crashes game (impulse, chain, or repeat)
  • [Bug MC-87524] – Repeating Conditional Command Blocks have very strange chaining properties.

Update: We’ve released snapshot 15w35b to loosen the new zombie clothes. They were so tight they couldn’t walk, poor things.

By order of the bone, today is officially declared a Wednesday.

Wednesday.

Have you ever noticed how weird that word is? Wednesday. Wednesday. It makes no sense!

Anyhows, we’re not going to be in the office much this week so we thought we’d bring you a snapshot today to fix some issues brought about by last weeks experimental changes. I also put some clothes on some zombies, as I couldn’t help but blush every time one of them walked past.

Notable changes:

  • Finished the magic trick in which we vanished chunks. They were hiding under the hat this whole time.
  • Fixed some old memory leaks in the client.
  • Put some clothes on the zombies. They may be post mortal, but that’s no reason to be indecent.
  • Slight rebalancing of tools & weapons.
  • Even more experimental performance enhancements. Guaranteed to break at least one heart.
  • Fixed some old memory leaks in the client. Sorry, did I say this already? I forgot.
  • Liked the command blocks? That wasn’t even their final form.

And these are some of the fixed bugs:

  • [Bug MC-45763] – Some blocks are facing the wrong way if placed in an Item Frame
  • [Bug MC-86925] – Running out of memory when exiting
  • [Bug MC-86937] – Empty Chunks duplicate one-another and cause weird behaviour
  • [Bug MC-87050] – (2 bugs in one) Glitch with adding attributes to items in 1.9

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/15w35e/minecraft_server.15w35e.jar

Report bugs here:

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Hello Minecrafters!

Minecraft Realms has just been upgraded!

Load a minigame or map which features a custom resource pack and you’ll be asked if you’d like to download the new assets. Some maps have been updated with the packs that they originally used, such as Color Cube and Bloxorz, but we’re even more excited about the new things that you’re going to come up with. Sound-based challenges, animated lightning swords, or a narrated museum tours. Go wild! And read on for the details.

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Minecraft snapshot 15w34d

by Dinnerbone on August 19, 2015

Update: Snapshot 15w34d has been released to fix a memory allocation crash with the previous snapshot. Blame grum.

Update: Snapshot 15w34c has been released with even more changes to the melee combat mechanics, and some further (experimental) optimisations. Another reminder, nothing is final, we aren’t finished yet, and we are taking all feedback into account whilst designing the new gameplay. Take a backup before trying this snapshot, as it may break your world (in which case, you may yell at grum).

Update: Snapshot 15w34b has been released with further changes to the melee combat mechanics. Once again, please remember that the changes are absolutely not final nor balanced not even a little bit.

Zoooom!

That’s the sound of this update being pushed out really fast, due to some new speedy optimisations and speedy combat mechanics.

Todays snapshot makes a start on the melee combat changes, which are completely not final nor balanced at all in the absolute slightest not even a little bit really honestly seriously. We welcome all feedback, but please remember that nothing is yet balanced and the mechanics themselves are subject to change and redesign.

Here are some of the notable changes:

  • New “attack strength” combat mechanic.
  • Maps now start at a more useful zoom level.
  • New recipe for zooming in a map.
  • Lots of optimisations!
  • Improved command blocks.
  • Worsened Zombies’ arms getting tired.

And these are some of the fixed bugs:

  • [Bug MC-83471] – "CustomPotionEffects" Inoperable with Splash / lingering Potions
  • [Bug MC-85115] – Dragon Fireball doesn't have a name (entity.DragonFireball.name)
  • [Bug MC-85592] – Default log4j2.xml is suboptimal
  • [Bug MC-86137] – Crash when breaking heads
  • [Bug MC-86138] – Pick block on Mob (Dragon) Head / Structure block crashes the game
  • [Bug MC-86152] – Records lose their custom name when placed in a record player

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/15w34d/minecraft_server.15w34d.jar

Report bugs here:

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Minecraft snapshot 15w33c

by Dinnerbone on August 12, 2015

Update: Snapshot 15w33c has been released with more bug fixes and extra protection.

Bug fixes & notable changes:

  • Added Shields. Remember, things are not yet balanced nor finalized at all.
  • [Bug MC-10447] – Pick up framed enchanted items with "Pick Block (MOUSE 3)" don't give you the enchanted item
  • [Bug MC-68399] – Pressing the '<' key takes screenshot on certain keyboard layouts
  • [Bug MC-73474] – Rail duplication Glitch
  • [Bug MC-82855] – Invisible Shulker shows white box until relog
  • [Bug MC-82986] – Stackable items of same id and meta value but different NBT tags will stack in creative menu
  • [Bug MC-83350] – Entities teleporting through a portal disappear instead of teleporting.
  • [Bug MC-83945] – Item counts can go negative when interacting with entities, allowing duplication
  • [Bug MC-84320] – Respawned Ender Dragon doesn't drop experience
  • [Bug MC-85500] – Syntax for '/scoreboard players' doesn't include 'tag' parameter
  • [Bug MC-85834] – Pick-Block on mobs gives you a blank spawn egg
  • [Bug MC-85865] – Can't put splash potions in brewing stands
  • [Bug MC-85925] – Problems while Loading NBT [AreaEffectCloud]
  • [Bug MC-85973] – Modifying the 'Age' tag of an 'AreaEffectCloud' entity will result in the 'Effects' tag being duplicated
  • [Bug MC-86007] – Both the Bottle and Dragon's Breath are Consumed When Making Lingering Potions
  • [Bug MC-86066] – Mob spawner spawns skeletons without bow
  • [Bug MC-86082] – Cannot summon an entity with a custom UUID
  • [Bug MC-86085] – Potions and Spawn Eggs still show data values in tooltips.

Update: Snapshot 15w33b has been released to fix some nasty bugs, as follows:

  • [Bug MC-85837] – Crash or chunk corruption on turning "text" into Components
  • [Bug MC-85839] – Crashing when summoning a mob
  • [Bug MC-85884] – Lingering potion shows incorrect time values

Roar! That’s dragon for “Greetings, human. I like your face. Here’s a snapshot“.

This week’s snapshot brings a whole new type of potion, some smaller changes to existing potions, more changes to the Dragon fight mechanics (there’s a reason to respawn her now, and I do not apologize for making it so much harder), and a bunch of optimisations/bug fixes.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that we have not yet balanced the new (or existing) features. Things will either be completely overpowered or hilariously underpowered, so keep that in mind when playing with any new stuff!

Here are some of the notable changes:

  • Added new ‘lingering’ class of potions.
  • Told the dragon that you all called her funny names, so now she’s extra angry.
  • Optimisations! Bug fixes!
  • Looking into End Gateways may cause slight headaches.
  • Recalibrated the quantum intake regulator.

Searge also requested that you all know the following. I suspect he’s moonlighting as a litter pick.

  • It will be noticed if you throw your trash everywhere
  • It will also be noticed if you pick it up and keep your world clean

And these are some of the fixed bugs:

  • [Bug MC-82945] – UUID error: Tried to add entity with duplicate UUID spam
  • [Bug MC-83350] – Entities teleporting through a portal disappear instead of teleporting.
  • [Bug MC-83731] – Using /kill on the Ender Dragon doesn't end the fight
  • [Bug MC-85288] – "Save World" and "Cancel" Button have been switched
  • [Bug MC-85382] – Attempting to use a spawn egg on a block thats out of range throws error
  • [Bug MC-85397] – Adult mobs spawned with mob eggs are "invalid", they can't be selected with @e
  • [Bug MC-85542] – Enderdragon can destroy end_portal and end_gateway blocks

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/15w33c/minecraft_server.15w33c.jar

Report bugs here:

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UPDATE: this is actually changelog 0.12.0.1 not 0.12.1.0! Blame our silly number bot (who has now been recycled) for any confusion. The patch also includes x86/32-bit support, which wasn’t mentioned in our earlier post.

We’ve released a new version of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta to improve functionality and fix some reported bugs & crashes.

Notable improvements & bug fixes

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Other things

  • Added x86 / 32-bit support
  • Anvil UI works better- you can access the main UI while renaming/repairing & can place items in the second slot
  • Minecarts don’t disappear when you enter the nether
  • “Repopulation” achievement fixed
  • Squid able to be pulled with a fishing rod
  • Creative world saves can be imported to the Trial version
  • Nether brick slab now craftable
  • You can keep chatting with your friends when you get on a boat
  • Fixed spawning/respawning in the Nether & in flat worlds
  • Mining emerald ore fixed for correct pickaxe types
  • Custom skins tab fixed
  • Enchanted books now include enchantment names
  • Fixed scenario where writing signs would cause the game to crash
  • Fixed issues with furnaces & chests not working
  • Fixed crashes when players repeatedly entered & left the Nether
  • Audio file fixes
  • Fixed crashes for players with non-ASCII characters in names.
  • Fixed world progress saved game issue.

Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker.

And feedback here: Minecraft Windows 10 Beta Edition Feedback

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Minecraft snapshot 15w32c

by Searge on August 5, 2015

Update: Snapshot 15w32c has been released with the following changes and bugfixes:

  • Large optimisations to particles.
  • Increased range and count limit of particles.
  • Changed the beacon block to a bacon block in the End ships.
  • [Bug MC-2490] – TNT animation ends at 80 ticks, ignores fuse length changes.
  • [Bug MC-85242] – ArmorStands with "EntityTag" don't spawn

Update: Snapshot 15w32b has been released with the following changes and bugfixes:

  • Redesigned world select screen.
  • Another thing with values.
  • Potions are tasting much better now, especially the harmful ones.
  • [Bug MC-82925] – Potions in new snapshot turn into water bottles with no texture / missing texture
  • [Bug MC-82968] – Kicked from server when in certain area
  • [Bug MC-83448] – Dragon respawns in old world
  • [Bug MC-83894] – /replaceitem cannot place non-armor items into Armor Stands' head slot
  • [Bug MC-84035] – Enderdragon can't die unless perched on portal
  • [Bug MC-85110] – Crash on shooting ender dragon with an arrow
  • [Bug MC-85152] – Command block minecarts despawn after loading world.

Snapshot 15w32a:

Another week, another snapshot. We are currently focusing on getting all the new content that we have planned into the snapshots, but it will take a little time until we see it all there. This week we have spent some time laying down the ground work for better boss fight AI and upgrade paths between worlds, so we can do even cooler stuff in the following weeks’ snapshots.

15w32a

Thanks to everyone who reported bugs for the snapshots last week. We were very eager to see how many problems are reported for the first snapshots in many months and we are positively surprised by the fact that we saw less problems than expected.

Here are some of the improvements since last week:

  • Improved Ender Dragon fight, now with more cowbell!
  • Better handling of using items in both the mainhand and offhand.
  • Some monsters have problems with their vision now, but we don’t have the time to code glasses for them.
  • Generic upgrade path for world saves, this is very technical internal stuff that you’ll only notice if it goes wrong, but it makes our lives easy.
  • Added a thing to the system with the values. Can’t be more specific, no spoilers.

And some bug fixes:

  • [Bug MC-48730] – Nametags still show while player is invisible and on team
  • [Bug MC-82833] – Shulker projectile follows player in spectator mode and creative mode
  • [Bug MC-84035] – Enderdragon can't die unless perched on portal
  • [Bug MC-84078] – When fishing rod is cast, all fishing rods look like it was cast out to sea too
  • [Bug MC-84253] – almost all potion and tipped arrows are black
  • [Bug MC-84584] – Placing End Rod on End Rod sends "hslsdjfksdlk" to output log twice

A note for everybody else: Back up your world before updating. Things will break, especially in such an early snapshot. Backup your world. Back it up. Do it now.

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/15w32c/minecraft_server.15w32c.jar

Report bugs here:

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As Gamescom enthusiasts might already know, we’ve just released a brand-new Cobalt trailer for your viewing pleasure! Watch it!

Cobalt is the brainchild of Oxeye Game Studio, which consists of Jens Bergensten, Daniel Brynolf, and Pontus Hammerberg.

As you can see from the trailer it’s dense with features, but Cobalt is mostly about playing as a cute robot with a passion for 2D battles packed with extreme slow-mo and combat rolls.

Cobalt will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Steam in October 2015, but you can play the remarkably-dated 2014 alpha version on PC and Mac right now. And hey – everyone who already owns Cobalt, or buys it for PC/Mac before October will get their Steam key for free!

Check out the official Cobalt site for more info, and enjoy the rest of Gamescom!

Owen – @bopogamel

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Update: Snapshot 15w31c has been released containing all of the following wonderful new bugfixes. Grab the server here!

  • [Bug MC-2835] – Resizing the Minecraft window while dead grays out the Respawn/Exit to Menu buttons and several other screens
  • [Bug MC-67952] – XP Orbs have graphical bugs when looking straight down
  • [Bug MC-82821] – Levitation potion is named "potion.levitation"
  • [Bug MC-82824] – Picking up items doesnt stack them into the offhand slot.
  • [Bug MC-82828] – 1/4 of stairs get rendered incorrectly on one side while in hotbar
  • [Bug MC-82832] – End Portal Spawns position changes
  • [Bug MC-82870] – Chorus Plant Hitbox
  • [Bug MC-82901] – Slight player offset when on Grass Path Block
  • [Bug MC-82928] – Items being slightly pushed down in the screen.
  • [Bug MC-83004] – Player in the Inventory is not displaying correctly when not holding an item in the first slot!
  • [Bug MC-83068] – Fire floats above block
  • [Bug MC-83079] – Chest model in hand tilted awkwardly
  • [Bug MC-83163] – Purpur double slabs drop nothing when broken
  • [Bug MC-83239] – Respawned dragon doesn't have a health bar
  • [Bug MC-83448] – Dragon respawns in old world
  • [Bug MC-83702] – Subsequent dragons drop another egg when killed
  • [Bug MC-83883] – Using banner on cauldron creates another banner of last stage
  • [Bug MC-83894] – /replaceitem cannot place non-armor items into mobs' head slot
  • [Bug MC-83906] – Map in offhand shows arms when invisible
  • [Bug MC-83943] – When I use pick block on double purpur slab blocks it doesnt do anything.
  • [Bug MC-84000] – Holding enchanted armour gives same effects as wearing it
  • [Bug MC-84035] – Enderdragon can't die unless perched on portal
  • [Bug MC-84131] – Potion of water breathing missing and fire resistance (8:00) not working as expected
  • [Bug MC-84191] – Shulker looks weird when it rides on minecart
  • [Bug MC-84198] – Chorus Fruit can teleport you to the roof of the Nether

Update: Snapshot 15w31b has been released and contains the following (and probably some more) bugfixes:

  • [Bug MC-82808] – New arrow names
  • [Bug MC-82809] – Texture errors for Spectral Arrow
  • [Bug MC-82819] – Levitating for too long kicks the player
  • [Bug MC-82842] – Multiplayer whenever someone mines the body of another player shakes
  • [Bug MC-82859] – You get a stack of the new arrow upon picking it up on the ground
  • [Bug MC-82873] – Cannot get property on Rails
  • [Bug MC-82874] – When you do /kill with a left arm set it goes to a right arm
  • [Bug MC-82876] – Hide particles not working
  • [Bug MC-82880] – Cannot get property while planting cocoa beans.
  • [Bug MC-82896] – /clear doesn't clear slots other than main inventory
  • [Bug MC-82907] – Signed Book and Quil messed up result
  • [Bug MC-82938] – Enderman missplaced arm + head
  • [Bug MC-83041] – Armor slots in /replaceitem do not work as intended
  • [Bug MC-83143] – Glowing effect does not have team color around armor or held items
  • [Bug MC-83187] – Signs show opening and closing quotes on each line
  • [Bug MC-83313] – Failed to save chunk java.io.UTFDataFormatException: encoded string too long: 65541 bytes
  • [Bug MC-83460] – Tellraw is completely broken!
  • [Bug MC-83623] – Item models break when tools with durability use the Unbreakable tag.
  • [Bug MC-83709] – Scrolling in the "Miscellaneous" creative inventory tab skips one row
  • [Bug MC-83818] – [Resource Pack Bug] Crash when using cull faces with multipart blockstates
  • [Bug MC-83838] – ShulkerBullet NBT gets corrupted when (Owner,) Target and Pos position are equal

15w31a:

It’s time! It’s that time again! It’s finally here! It’s snapshot time! Snapshots!

A little later than I’d have liked, but we’re now ready to start public testing of Minecraft 1.9: The Combat Update. As you can expect from the name, the update is mostly about cuddling and farming plants.

I’m not going to tell you what’s new, but I will tell you what isn’t new… yet. These are the things you should not expect to find in this super-alpha-development-preview-test-build-thing:

  • Any balancing of any kind. Seriously, expect things to be hilariously overpowered or underpowered.
  • Melee combat changes. Melee combat will change, just not in this snapshot.
  • Shields. They tie into the melee combat changes.
  • The meaning of life. That’s also for another snapshot.
  • Hugs. You can find those over here instead.
  • Perfect respawn mechanics of the end. You can respawn the dragon right now by drawing a creeper face with clay, but it won’t respawn everything yet. That’s temporary.
  • Lots of new items/blocks which don’t exist yet. That’s why you’re respawning the dragon like above.
  • New potions or enchantments. There will be new ones, just not right now!
  • Subtitles support. It’s still planned for 1.9!
  • Proper offhand interaction support. Right now it doesn’t entirely work as expected, we have to go through every interaction and decide what should happen each time.
  • Lots of stuff, really. We have a lot of things planned for 1.9, and this is just the first snapshot. Gotta keep some surprises!
  • A note for resource pack authors: We have changed the format of resource packs slightly, and have support for versioning packs now. You can still use incompatible packs, it just needs extra confirmation from the user.

    A note for everybody else: Back up your world before updating. Things will break, especially in such an early snapshot. Backup your world. Back it up. Do it now.

    Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

    To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

    Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

    Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/15w31c/minecraft_server.15w31c.jar

    Report bugs here:

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Update: This is still rolling out, so don’t panic if you can’t see the button on your account page yet! Check back later!

Hello!

Windows 10 – Microsoft’s shiny new operating system – launches tomorrow. As announced at MINECON 2015 a few weeks ago it features a brand-new Edition of Minecraft. We’re calling it Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.

If you’re one of the 20 million(ish) players who already own Minecraft for PC/Mac, you get the new version for free. Completely free!

To download your copy, first log into your Mojang account (My password is significantly more complex than those dots so don’t bother trying, criminal person).

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Next, click the “Redeem” button on your account page, sign into your Microsoft account, and follow the instructions that follow. That’s it! You’ll be playing Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta in a jiffy.

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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be available to download in the Windows 10 Store.

Have fun with Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, kind crafters! And enjoy fiddling about with your swanky new operating system!

Owen – @bopogamel

 

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Minecraft 1.8.8 Released

by Dinnerbone on July 27, 2015

We have released a new version of Minecraft, 1.8.8, to improve some functionality of Realms and fix some reported bugs & crashes.

This version is fully compatible with all previous 1.8 versions, but it is still highly recommend to update to 1.8.8 as soon as possible for both players and servers.

Notable bugs fixed:

  • [Bug MC-80817] – Server may not start in some environments
  • [Bug MC-81018] – Potential server crashing exploit
  • [Bug MC-81405] – Client crashing exploit
  • [Bug MC-82629] – Lag exploit with banners

Report bugs here:

Download server jar:

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