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The 1.4.6 update is now live!  There is a massive list of goodies in 1.4.6, so without further delay, let's jump head-first into all it has to offer!

Gameplay
  • Added Thorns enchant
    • Armor enchant
    • 3 tiers
    • Deals damage to attackers depending on tier
    • Wears armor out quicker
  • Improved some enchants
    • Fire Protection now extinguishes fire more quickly
    • Blast Protection now reduces explosion recoil
    • Protection no longer is as good as all specific Protection enchants combined
  • Added Touchscreen Mode setting
    • Mainly for inventories
    • You can drag and drop items - Press long to halve the stack before dragging
  • Added & changed many minor things
    • Made item drops and framed items render in 3D when using fancy graphics - Screenshot
    • Added tool highlight when switching items in the hotbar - After switching, its name shortly appears above the hotbar - options.txt:heldItemTooltips - Screenshot
    • Right-clicking while sneaking now uses the held item instead of the selected block
    • Dropping items while holding ctrl now drops the whole stack
    • Added a default resolution setting - options.txt: overrideWidth:0 & overrideHeight:0
    • Added a warning for users playing Minecraft on soon unsupported systems (PowerPCs and Java 5)
    • Death messages now appear in server log files
  • Fixed many bugs
    • Fixed passive mob spawn eggs not depleting when used on a mob
    • Fixed minecarts and falling entities flickering
    • Fixed using number keys on smelted items in furnaces not giving experience
    • Fixed boats always getting placed in the same orientation
    • Fixed switching between dimensions resetting the selected hotbar slot
    • Fixed leaves obtained using Silk Touch having the wrong tooltip and data value
    • Fixed /enchant not accepting Protection enchant id
    • Fixed the level up sound not playing
    • Fixed F3+B displaying invisible entities' hitboxes
    • Fixed the Wither's projectiles sometimes destroying the Nether Star
    • Fixed mobs being able to trample farmland when the mobGriefing gamerule is set to false
    • Fixed endermen not teleporting away when set on fire
    • Fixed endermen still being set on fire when hit with a flaming arrow
    • Fixed endermen not opening their mouth when attacked by other mobs
    • Fixed arrows shot at endermen disappearing
    • Fixed animals on fire not running away
    • Fixed staying under water in Creative still causing the drowning effects
    • Fixed animals appearing to walk through fences in SP
    • Fixed some items with multi-layer textures rendering both layers separately when on the ground
    • Fixed tools differing only in damage not being swappable in the inventory
    • Fixed some Z-Fighting with the beacon
    • Fixed a graphical issue in the trading GUI
    • Fixed /say not showing the text in the original purple color
    • Fixed Pick Block giving double slabs
    • Fixed minecarts not travelling through Nether portals
    • Fixed lightning not flashing
    • Fixed FallingSand spawners failing to save properly and causing crashes
    • Fixed the blocks in lowest layer of the map not being recognized by beacons
    • Fixed enchants not showing in item frames and on the ground
    • Fixed mobs walking slowly for a short while after being hit
    • Fixed chests becoming out of sync when a user right-clicks it twice quickly
    • Fixed flaming arrows not catching on fire immediately
    • Fixed zombies sometimes stopping their attack
    • Fixed /xp -1L not working to remove partial xp bars when between level 0 and 1
    • Fixed the cursor being positioned wrongly in fullscreen mode
World Generation
  • Added enchanted books to village and dungeon chests
Blocks and Items
  • Mob spawners
    • Can now spawn differently configured mobs with different spawn chances
  • Nether Brick Slabs
  • Enchanted books
    • Screenshot
    • Enchant books to receive a single enchant on them
    • Can be applied to items using anvils, consuming the book
    • Enchants can be applied to any item in Creative
    • Sold by villagers and found in dungeon and village chests
    • Can now be found in loot chests and by trading with villagers
    • Unbreaking can be applied to anything with durability
    • Efficiency and Silk Touch can be applied to shears, allowing the harvesting of cobwebs
    • Sharpness, Smite and Bane of Arthropods can be applied to axes
  • Firework Star
    • Screenshot
    • Used to create Firework Rockets
    • Combine gunpowder with dyes to get a Firework Star with those colors used for the sparkles
    • Also add glowstone, a fire charge, a diamond, a gold nugget, feather or a mob head to make the firework twinkling, big, trailing, star-shaped, bursting or creeper-shaped
    • Craft a Firework Star with dye to change the color the sparkles fade to
  • Firework Rocket
    • Screenshot
    • Non-destructive, rise up in the air and create colorful patterns when shot by dispensers or placed by players
    • Combine paper with gunpowder to get a Firework Rocket
    • Also add a Firework Star to add effects or gunpowder to increase the flight duration
  • Bow
    • A sound indicates when you hit a player with an arrow
    • Arrows now render from farther away
Mobs
  • Skeletons, Zombies & Zombie Pigmen
    • The armor and enchants they spawn with now are even harder on harder difficulties

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A big "thank you" to Reddit's RedstoneHelper for compiling this list, and MCF's own ZeroLevels for helping with proofing/checking!
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#1

RETRO_MPH

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

I am so happy this is out!!!!!
Nothing here...

#2

Cheshire_Bandit

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

[quote name='Bogy_Mac' timestamp='1356032114' post='19804944']
I don't get it.  Minecraft [b][i]WAS[/i][/b] supposed to be Medieval castles-and-knights, middle ages theme.  Fireworks were not around 1500 years ago.  Minecraft is just not what it used to be.  The only things I see that are good in this update are the bug-fixes, Enchanting Books, and the new Christmas texture for chests.

Please do not keep the fireworks Jeb, they don't fit the Minecraft style!!!


[color=#000080][b]-Bogy[/b][/color]
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Okay there are SO many things wrong with what you said. First of all, fireworks have been around for almost exactly 1500 years.

[color=#333333][font=Verdana][size=3]"This serendipitous invention of gunpowder appears to have occurred about 2000 years ago, with exploding firecrackers produced later during the Song dynasty (960-1279) by a Chinese monk named Li Tian, who lived near the city of Liu Yang in Hunan Province. These firecrackers were bamboo shoots filled with gunpowder. They were exploded at the commencement of the new year to scare away evil spirits. Much of the modern focus of fireworks is on light and color, but loud noise (known as "gung pow" or "bian pao") was desirable in a religious firework, since that was what frightened the spirits. By the 15th century, fireworks were a traditional part of other celebrations, such as military victories and weddings. The Chinese story is well-known, though it's possible fireworks really were invented in India or Arabia."[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#333333][font=Verdana][size=3]Here's the source for that block of information: [/size][/font][/color]http://chemistry.about.com/od/historyofchemistry/a/fireworkhistory.htm

Secondly, Minecraft was NOT designed specifically as a Medieval experience. Yes, it uses swords, and is focused on manual labor, but it has nothing to do with castles, courts, royalty, or ancient Europe specifically. You're just averse to change.

#3

Sparrowhwk

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

My fireworks go up and disappear. No bang or anything. Also they're not in the creative inventory so I get them /give Sparrowhwk 401 1. Could that be the problem? Is anyone else having this problem or am I just being a dofus?

#4

Pork Master

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

What does the thorns enchant do?
Some people use thought as an escape from contributing in life.

#5

koopachris

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

I don' get the Mojang philosophy. They wait a week or so after a snapsot to finally put out the
official release of theupdate, and yet there's never anything there that wasn't in the previous snapshot, despite there being a week-long seperation between latest snapshot and latest official release.
You would think they'd add SOMETHING. It's kindof dissapointing. Oooh goody goody it's thursday
again! I wonder what they added THIS week! ...Oh, nothing. OK then...
No, I will NOT feed your dragon. I do not CARE about your dragon. I will not give you +1 rep for no good reason, I will not subscribe to your channel just because it exists, and I will not become part of your fanboy "army".

#6

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

Is it just me, or do Blacksmith shops no longer generate in villages? I was looking around trying to find the new Christmas surprise, and i found several villages, all without blacksmith shops.?!?

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#7

Mr_Churchill

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

There are many glitches with this update that I found in around a minute
[list=1]
[*]There are no fireworks in the creative inventory
[*]Fireworks get launched and fly up but then disappear and there is no sound or explosion
[*]You can't add those special things to fireworks, or at least I can't figure out how to
[/list]

#8

MCSqwirrelz

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

[quote name='DaveTheWave' timestamp='1356031194' post='19804685']
To be honest, I dont like it D:   I really hate how every time I scroll to a new item it tells me what it is.... I know what most item names are, and if i dont, I just look in my inventory. I do like fireworks tho. .. BUT WHY ARE CHICKEN EGGS NOT ROUND ?!? (Sphere shaped)
[/quote]

You can turn the option off. Also, this is fantastic for new texture packs, especially when an item is in the hotbar and you aren't sure what it is. Can just scroll and see what it is rather than going into the actually inventory.

#9

theirongolem

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Update rocks, Mojang, keep up the good work

#10

MCSqwirrelz

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

[quote name='koopachris' timestamp='1356033866' post='19805459']
I don' get the Mojang philosophy. They wait a week or so after a snapsot to finally put out the
official release of theupdate, and yet there's never anything there that wasn't in the previous snapshot, despite there being a week-long seperation between latest snapshot and latest official release.
You would think they'd add SOMETHING. It's kindof dissapointing. Oooh goody goody it's thursday
again! I wonder what they added THIS week! ...Oh, nothing. OK then...
[/quote] The entire point of the snapshot is to put out the update and let players check for bugs. It also gives modders an extra week to get their work updated before it's officially released. The snapshot is not an update, until it released as such.

[quote name='Mr_Churchill' timestamp='1356034153' post='19805554']
There are many glitches with this update that I found in around a minute[list=1]
[*]There are no fireworks in the creative inventory

[*]Fireworks get launched and fly up but then disappear and there is no sound or explosion

[*]You can't add those special things to fireworks, or at least I can't figure out how to
[/list]
[/quote]

#1 is not a glitch. It was done on purpose.

#11

BlockApes

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

When I saw the title "World Generation", I almost cheered... until I saw it just added some books to villages... :l

#12

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

There are too many fireworks possible to have them in the creative inventory. Look into the minecraft wiki on how to create them, and don't forget the star (or more than one star) for the effect(s).

#13

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Darn! my tamed cats from 1.4 still will not move when playing 'online' .... they will only get up and move around when playing 'offline'.

I tried 1.4.6 in creative to tame a brand new cat but they just kept eating fish and never do tame from being Ocelots so I could not test the offline/online glitch with a 1.4.6 cat.
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#14

Sparrowhwk

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Okay so I figured out how to do it. If you follow these instructions it should work.
1. Craft together a dye, gunpowder, and one of either [background=rgb(242, 248, 251)][font="Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif"][size="2"][color="#333333"]glowstone, a fire charge, a diamond, a gold nugget, feather or a mob head. this will make a firework star with an explosion effect and color[/color][/size][/font][/background]
[color=#333333][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=1][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)]2.Craft the result of step 1 with a paper and gunpowder. [/background][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#333333][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=1][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)]3. Launch the firework[/background][/size][/font][/color]

#15

GrandChaos9000

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

This is really cool features and updates, keep it up.

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#16

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

what about the christmas chests?

#17

Azurewhitewolf

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

the one thing I don't like about updates is you have to wait for for every thing else (texture packs, mods, etc.) to be updated.
other then that I like this update.

#18

MCSqwirrelz

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Anyone else seeing a considerable performance boost?

#19

BitCrack

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

:) I am so Happy with this update!!!  I just made a redstone clock for the first time to set up a huge fireworks show. You can Fade the colours if you add a different dye after the star is made but before the rocket is finished. BIG SPARKLY CREEPER HEADS FTW!!!!!

#20

Random_Guy_32

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

[quote name='Mr_Trav' timestamp='1356035102' post='19805844']
what about the christmas chests?
[/quote]
They only appear on 25[sup]th[/sup] December.