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Minecraft Snapshot 12w07b (updated) is Ready For Testing!


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#1

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

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This week's early-release Snapshot is out!  The following changes are confirmed:

  • Added new world file format called 'Anvil' (256 max height and 4096 block IDs*)
  • Multi-player light calculations do no longer cause affected blocks to be transmitted to the clients, instead the clients will recalculate the light on their own
  • Villagers will repopulate villages based on how many houses there are available
  • Some nights in villages will be worse than others...
  • Added a redstone-controlled light source
  • Decreased chance for the rare mob drops
  • All animals use the new AI system now


*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:

Jeb said:

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:

Get the updated client here!

Get the updated server here!

Updates:

  • Crash bug corrupting levels when spawning mobs above the 255th block
  • Sheep animation is correct in SMP




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#2

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

Anyone have a clue on the redstone lamps crafting recipe yet?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

View PostFOUND3RofDOOM, on 15 February 2012 - 10:11 AM, said:

Anyone have a clue on the redstone lamps crafting recipe yet?

The post links to the wiki article: http://www.minecraft...i/Redstone_Lamp

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

Maybe like glowstone, I don't know, didn't see the picture of how it looks.
Or maybe glass panes around a redstone torch?
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#5

FlyingPikachu
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

Can't wait to see what ppl come up with at the new block height.
Redstone lamps look boss.

#6

Little_Gypsy
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

Wow they invented a light :D Yay!
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#7

Arcticwolfl

Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

Does anyone have a clue what happens at night in the NPC villages?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

will Mountainbiomes be altered by the 256 height cap?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

the lamps do not work... and the bug torches!

#10

ReactioN1988

Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:20 AM

what's this?
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5thHorseman
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:20 AM

I'm going to generate seeds until I find a nearby village, then I'll update this post.

Okay I ran out of time, and after generating over a dozen worlds found 0 villages.

#12

Wundersun

Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

minecraft is getting better and better :D love you jeb & jon  :iapprove:
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"

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

Redstone Lamp is working a bit strange.

Spoiler:


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danielbauwens
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

I wonder what you can do with the lamp? More complex technology i suppose.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

OK lamps are lagy as hell.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

IT may just be a bug with mine but water is completely clear from above.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

AWESOME, BABY VILLAGERS!!!!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

Corection lighing updates are lagy as hell.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

that's normal O.O just redstone power physics.

are you in creative mode? because if you are in creative mode, then there is light everywhere.

#20

TheBoy7477

Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

FINALLY! REDSTONE LAMP!
Still, i'm still going to use the horrendously tricky piston one. Makes me look cool.

The lamp counts as stone? That's stupid. Make it glass! Stupidity itself.