This week's Snapshot is both a little early, and mostly bugfixes. 1.3 is very near on the horizon, and Team Mojang wants to make sure that it's the best release it can be!
Monster Spawners now support extra information for the mobs it spawns. This allows unmodified games to have spawners for special variants of mobs. The player still requires external or modified means to set these parameters, though. Some examples of what Monster Spawners can spawn are Charged Creepers, Endermen holding specific blocks, Green Robe Villagers, and Villagers with custom trade offers.
Added crafting recipes for wooden stairs
Fixed changing the name of a world, loading that world, saving and quitting it undoing the world rename
Fixed the game crashing when it automatically selects the "Scanning for LAN Worlds" item in the server list and you delete it
Fixed the arrow representing the player on the map item not pointing in the right direction
Fixed clicking "Save and Quit" or "Disconnect" twice quickly crashing the game
Fixed the SMP server fairly regularly dropping all players and showing many NullPointerExceptions in the console every few hours
Fixed save files being closed each time the world was auto-saved
Fixed being able to duplicate sand and gravel
Fixed placing a piston in front of another which is powered, but not extended, causing the placed piston to become broken and have the same texture on all sides
TNT no longer drops as a ressource on creative mode
Want to give this Snapshot a go? Download links are below!
I think he meant that now you can craft birch, jungle, & pine planks into stairs with the same color instead of it being the regular wood color (on the last snapshot you were only able to get them through Creative Mode).
well in the last 2-3 snapshots including this one haven't been to excited. they are cooling down from the awesomeness of the pyramids and other stuff. since this one was nothing big just bug fixes im guessing next snapshot will be the last (if so probably ALL bug fixes) and the next one will be 1.3 if not earlier!
remember when they were talking about Mod APi not being available until February, they told us that in like December, and its still not out, ho well, im not complaining cuz it really isnt that difficult to download mods and im sure it is very hard to get it into the game, or they are just procrastinating, haha, and im very excited for the performance optimization, cuz im on a laptop, hope they keep improving the performance.