*The game can't use the full range of IDs yet because there are still some assumptions that IDs above 256 are items.
NOTE: It is absolutely imperative that players back up their maps before testing the new format, just in case!
Jeb also had the following to say about the new save format:
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NOTE: This snapshot will convert the maps you load to the new file format. If you want to revert to the old format, you need to replace the 'level.dat' file with the file called 'level.dat_mcr'. The new format will write world regions to files called '*.mca', so your original regions will remain as '*.mcr'.
UPDATE: The client/server files are now 12w07b! If you downloaded the files earlier today, and want the most up-to-date version, download the updated files from the links below:
Crash bug corrupting levels when spawning mobs above the 255th block
Sheep animation is correct in SMP
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minecraft is getting better and better :biggrin.gif: love you jeb & jon
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Minecraft Had Lost It Sparkle Since Notch Changed The World Generation In Beta 1.8.. Why Bother Playing Again And Again If It Will Always Looks The Same , Dull , And Boring.. Try Google "i miss the old world generation"