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Download the 1.3 Pre-Release:  Click here to download

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Yes, modders and texture pack artists can breathe a sigh of relief: the 1.3 Pre-Release is finally here!  Rather than cover every nuance of the previous Snapshots, let's look at the most salient changes in 1.3:

  • The game now runs an internal server in single-player mode
  • The single-player server can be shared on LAN, with LAN server detection
  • Made it possible to use client-side commands by enabling cheats (this is defaulted as disabled for old worlds)
  • Added an optional “bonus chest” to get started quicker
  • It’s now possible to trade with villagers. Added emeralds as a currency
  • You gain enchantment orbs from other tasks than just destroying monsters. Max enchantment level has been decreased to 30
  • Servers can automatically suggest and distribute texture packs
  • Added new world map elements (does not need a new map, but they’ll only appear in new areas)
  • Added cocoa beans
  • Added an Ender chest
  • Added tripwire
  • Stairs and levers can be placed up-side-down
  • Wooden logs can be placed sideways


Additionally, Mojang is hosting a special contest!  What is it about?  Well, let's hear what they have to say:


That is pretty sweet!  Think you have what it takes to make a 30-second 1.3 commercial?  Give it a shot - you just might win!

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Didn't get a chance to see the debut of MineTV, but still want to see the interview with Mojang's Marc Watson?  Click this link  to see the full interview!

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MCX360 Fix Incoming - Pistons & More

MCX360 will be getting a fix in the near future, with a particular focus on piston-related crashes, some rendering issues, and a host of other minor bugs.  The fix may take up to two weeks for deployment, but once it does, it will automatically update the MCX360 client on its own.  Keep an eye here for future updates!
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#1

Event_Horizon

Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:13 AM

[quote name='Exalm' timestamp='1343315749' post='16784707']
No. That's the biggest issue. It looks like they are blind and don't see how awful local SMP is.
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Oh, really?

When I played 12w30e, there was such little 'smp' lag that it wasn't even noticeable AT ALL. SSP is completely fine. It's the computer you're using to run it with that's awful.
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#2

strange_kid

Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:16 AM

[img]http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q567/ThatStrangeKid/2012-07-26_123708.png?t=1343348154[/img]


When will this be fixed [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img]
when the world is loading there are holes in the ground this is one of the biggest ones I found. usually only happens when you first spawn
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Only 27? *RAGE*

#3

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:39 AM

[quote name='strange_kid' timestamp='1343348218' post='16797769']
[img]http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q567/ThatStrangeKid/2012-07-26_123708.png?t=1343348154[/img]


When will this be fixed [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img]
when the world is loading there are holes in the ground this is one of the biggest ones I found. usually only happens when you first spawn
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Welcome to SMP, single player is a shell on top of it now so that statement applys.

This is chunk lag, its your friend. Use it to find caverns, lava, dungeons, etc.

I see you are flying around on creative. If you get closer it prioritizes loading of those bits a little faster.

#4

living4theday258

Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:47 AM

[quote name='Tievx0r' timestamp='1343349557' post='16798272']
Welcome to SMP, single player is a shell on top of it now so that statement applys.

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I will never get used to seeing/saying that. i want my ssp back!!!!!! i dont want my asshole of a brother intruding on my world(he can and will turn on the lan server when he gets the chance)
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#5

KnightKaelond

Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:50 AM

[quote name='ilikestripes400' timestamp='1343329186' post='16789603']
Not sure if you were replied to yet, but this happening normally means you replaced the minecraft.jar and misspelled "minecraft", or there's no minecraft.jar but all the other necessary files are around. (It happened to me a couple days ago, I typed "mineceraft")
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I just checked all that u siad and everything seems to be in such order

#6

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:51 AM

[quote name='KaosC57' timestamp='1343315109' post='16784473']
I like this snapshot but now i will not be doing any solo play when my dad is playing SWTOR aka jeb please make a version of 1.3 thats for ppl who want single player and multiplayer NOT merged
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Not going to happen.  Everything has been pushed into SMP.  Unless your computer is extremely old, though, you should still be able to play fine with one machine.  (My machine is quite old, athlon 64 dual core w/ 2G ram and I run it fine.) You don't have to host your own server, it's done internally.  Not sure if you knew that.  People are complaining because it's introducing multiplayer bugs and glitches.

#7

xXShufflin101Xx

Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:53 AM

I cant run it Can someone help me?

#8

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:57 AM

[quote name='living4theday258' timestamp='1343350051' post='16798453']
I will never get used to seeing/saying that. i want my ssp back!!!!!! i dont want my asshole of a brother intruding on my world(he can and will turn on the lan server when he gets the chance)
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He can't get on unless you start the LAN server....

#9

AutomatorMC

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:00 AM

I played 4 days straight trying everything. The updates are great but calling this total glitchfest single player is beyond stupid. Mojang finally matured into a corporation [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img]
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#10

xXShufflin101Xx

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:10 AM

I cant even make the download work can someone help me try to make work?

#11

Chaospillager

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

People. You don't need to worry. People can only join if you open it to LAN. You may see lag, but that is life. Lag will happen. You can't stop lag, unless you turn all the settings to the lowest, or you have an amazing computer. Bugs will show up, whether it is one bug, or more, there is bound to be a bug. Mojang is great at ridding of bugs. They may be able to make Minecraft have no bugs at all! But we'll see what happens for now. Lastly, a question: are you ridding of the lighting bug in which light does not travel through the hole in the stairs, or under/over the slabs? Cos then 1.4 will be pretty cool! Make the hitbar on stairs go around and not show the whole block? I couldn't care less... really. It's fine, and it'll stay fine.
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#12

Unsquarable

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

It's a pre-release guys , bugs are normal they are part of the fixing/polishing process.

#13

werwew19

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

yay finally get to mine my precious ice :D I cant wait to see some of the crazy redstone builds with tripwire also

#14

stevefox74

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:41 AM

No idea if anyone mentioned this because I'm too lazy to browse all the comments to find them :

1. You can already place stairs up-side-down.
2. 'Added Cocoa beans', should it be cocoa plants?

#15

cheatfreak25

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:56 AM

I refuse to update to 1.3 or anything further until I know for sure that the glitch of wolves and ocelots spawning rapidly is fixed. It's been plaguing me since 1.2.3, and Mojang seems to be ignoring this glitch.

#16

facebreaker7

Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:57 AM

Since I haven't played SSP in quite a long time, I'm already used the SMP bugs and I am glad to see that they are decreasing in number.[list]
[*]Those "holes in the world" can usually be fixed by quickly changing the render distance (F3 + F, if I'm not mistaken)
[*]Areas with lighting errors just need an update (means: place a torch inside the area)
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The only things I don't like are the people whining about things they know nothing about, and the new crafting recipe for books (It's annoying as hell that you need leather to craft an ordinary book now [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img] )

Anyway, I'm looking forward to 1.4 when it won't be too difficult for my lazy ass to write my own mods for SMP anymore [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]

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[quote name='cheatfreak25' timestamp='1343354166' post='16799990']
I refuse to update to 1.3 or anything further until I know for sure that the glitch of wolves and ocelots spawning rapidly is fixed. It's been plaguing me since 1.2.3, and Mojang seems to be ignoring this glitch.
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You seem to be the only one with this weird bug. I've been following the Minecraft Wiki (especially the [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Version_history"]version history[/url]) for some time now and I have never encountered any report of such a bug.
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#17

cheatfreak25

Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:05 AM

[quote name='facebreaker7' timestamp='1343354227' post='16800010']You seem to be the only one with this weird bug. I've been following the Minecraft Wiki (especially the [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Version_history"]version history[/url]) for some time now and I have never encountered any report of such a bug.
[/quote][url="http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1074618-12w26a-125-ssp-smp-fix-for-wolves-and-ocelots-spawning-too-manycraft-spawn-eggs/"]http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1074618-12w26a-125-ssp-smp-fix-for-wolves-and-ocelots-spawning-too-manycraft-spawn-eggs/[/url]

Well, this mod was made in response to the glitch, so it does exist. Everytime I play without it, I break a block and five wolves spawn like crazy. They follow me as if tamed yet show no sign of actually being tamed.

#18

Ghastman14

Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:06 AM

how do i install 1.3 pre?

#19

RurouniTim

Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:15 AM

There are only 2 big problems that I've noticed.

1) The chunks load horrendously slow when you first generate a world.
2) I can see that Mojang was unable to (or chose not to) fix the lighting glitch :/


I noticed one smaller thing but it isn't that bad. If you switch to lan, you're given the ability to change cheats to on or off. It's almost as if you can toggle cheats on or off like the difficulty.


Everything else is fine in my opinion.

If I can get clanforge to give me some help, I might try to run the pre-release on my server. I've been looking forward to 1.3 for way to long now :P
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#20

Keybounce

Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:20 AM

[quote name='KaswanX' timestamp='1343342116' post='16795437']
Mining iron doesn't give you xp. Is that supposed to happen? Cause you get xp from coal.
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Try _SMELTING_ iron; 8 iron blocks yeilded 1 XP when I tested (E, I think it was).

Yes, I think that's too low; yes, I reported it. No, I have not tested release candidate.


[quote name='Ghastman14' timestamp='1343354771' post='16800187']
how do i install 1.3 pre?
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1. Download the file from the link. Make sure its name is "minecraft.jar".
2. Replace the old minecraft.jar with the new one.

Done.
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