One day, Dinnerbone wrote some really important information that changed the fate of humanity, and nobody knew it because nobody reads this text anyway, except the guy referencing it for updates. Oh, sorry, what was that? Snapshot? Oh right yes of course! Here we go:
NOTABLE ADDITIONS FOR SURVIVAL:
Book copying mechanics has been altered to differentiate the original & copies of books
Activator rails can eject entities from Minecarts
NOTABLE ADDITIONS FOR MAPMAKERS:
Added a spectator gamemode (/gamemode spectator). Not 100% finished.
Spectators cannot be seen by anybody but other spectators
Spectators can view inventories/etc, but not modify them
Spectators can go through any entity or block without interfering with it
Spectators can click on entities to take their camera
Spectators cannot use items, place blocks, destroy blocks or interact with blocks in any way
Spectators are only slightly buggy maybe sometimes
Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!
BUGS FIXED THIS SNAPSHOT:
MC-38944] – Joining Realms World "Cancel" Button Mis-Placed
MC-44521] – @a, @e, and any UUID references work incorrectly after a player dies.
MC-45795] – Villagers can not place or pick up any crops
MC-45847] – /summon Villager Farmer NBT tag canPickUpLoot will default to 0
And many more that weren’t on the bug tracker so we couldn’t mark them as fixed! Did I mention please report bugs? Thanks.
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/14w05a/minecraft_server.14w05a.jar
Cubes have been a part of Minecraft since it was first created, with other shapes - spheres in particular - long thought to be both impossible, and out of place. However, the recent Snapshot revealed a curious quirk in game mechanics that would let you create spheres, rings, and other similar shapes using a trick of redstone, as demonstrated by Logdotzip. Give it a look, and see what you can come up with yourself!
There have been a lot of questions about the new skin system - how to use it, how the layers work, how to make new skins - and Docm77 is here to answer them! This video explains how to transfer your 1.7 skin to Minecraft 1.8, and how to create your own custom skin with simple and free tools. Enjoy!
Item frames can give off a signal detected by Comparators.
Lots of changes to villager AI. Some of them now actually do stuff!
Looting now gives 1% chance of rare loot per level
Iron Golems/Zombie Pigmen now drop items on normal kills
You can now spawn Iron Golems/Snow Golems/Withers with dispensers + pumpkin/skulls respectively
Bushes can now catch fire
Buttons can now be placed on ceiling/floors
NOTABLE MAPMAKER ADDITIONS:
New command /particle to show particle effects in the world. It can also be relative to entities. Example: /particle lava ~ ~1 ~ 1 1 1 0.5 2 @e[type=Chicken]
Added the ability to filter block types in the /fill command, but only if it’s used to fill in replace mode with “normal” blocks. It does not work when filling with block entities. Syntax: /fillreplace [filterBlockName] [filterData]
Fixed most of the remaining issues with the /clone command, for example chest orientation.
We have a new bug tracker website! Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!
Bugs fixed in this snapshot:
MC-1253] – Ladder, Sign, Fence, Gate, Trapdoor causes block it is placed in to darken
MC-2399] – Transparent blocks raise the light level of the block they're in visually by one
MC-9582] – Whole-word selection behaves erratically in chat
MC-16457] – Pumpkin texture flips when made into snowman
MC-45448] – Problem with auto-completion of commands
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.
We’ve also been listening to your feedback, and the number 1 request we kept hearing was the need to filter mods based on the version of Minecraft it supports. So we are proud to announce that we have added this to our Curse.com database!
Minecon is a huge event, with all sorts of activities, people, and things to see. For a lot of attendees, we show up to the event without thinking much on how it came to be. BardyardFX recently made a video on their efforts to bring Minecon alive with props, statues, and more, with a behind-the-scenes glance at how much work it takes to bring a convention alive. Enjoy!
Skins have undergonie some changes as well! You can now set different textures for different body parts (instead of one "arm" texture, etc), as well as apply a "hat" layer to any body part, not just the head! Not enough awesome? What if you could toggle any layer parts on your body? You can do that too! Customizing your skin has never been easier, or more cool. Give it a try!
Be right back, I'm going to go server-hopping without my mask.
Ever played Space Invaders (or, failing that, remember when SethBling created a version of it)? Jesper the End remembered, and wanted to create a fully working version of the game, playable inside Minecraft. This is the result of his labors! You can play the map yourself, but you will need the recent Snapshot to do so (14w02c). Enjoy!