Snapshot 15w47a Now Live


Time for another weekly snapshot! With features mostly out of the way, this snapshot focuses heavily on bugfixes and adjustments to existing features. Give it a try, and see if the fixes are working as intended! As always, be sure to report any new bugs you find, so they can get fixed as well.




  • Transparent second skin layers now render properly

  • Fixed some bugs

    • Fixed items inside beacons not being saved with the beacon
    • Fixed doors having no placement sound
    • Fixed Daylight Sensors outputting a signal when encased
    • Fixed suicide from potions giving players a point in playerKillCount
    • Fixed the TNT mesh being rotated wrongly placed vs primed
    • Fixed trapped chests not having the presents texture on christmas
    • Fixed the skin hat layer not working properly outside the End - 2nd head layer and helmets can now be transparent
    • Fixed endermen losing the ability to dodge melee attacks after being hit
    • Fixed the banner pole texture being mis-aligned
    • Fixed armor stands dropping multiple times
    • Fixed mobs not navigating correctly when in contact with Chorus Plants
    • Fixed summoned (or spawn egged) shulkers not being aligned to the grid right away
    • Fixed shulkers not dropping experience
    • Fixed villagers standing outside houses, opening and closing doors instead of entering
    • Fixed a typo in a soundevent name: "enttiy.zombie.infect"
    • Fixed mobs bouncing and spinning on tall grass
    • Fixed redstone blocks emitting power through blocks
    • Fixed placing a painting behind a button making the button unclickable
    • Fixed noteblocks playing the wrong walk, place and break
    • Fixed the small cube in slime blocks not being displayed in the inventory and when dropped
    • Fixed splash and lingering potions being broken
    • Fixed the purpur Slab variant blockstate property displaying "DEFAULT" in capital letters
    • Fixed beds having no placement sound
    • Fixed pillar quartz blocks not having a block state defining axis
    • Fixed shulkers in mob spawners rotating weird
    • Fixed other players' items being dropped when closing beacon interface while they are choosing effect

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to If nobody reports a bug, then a bug infestation could happen, and no one wants that!


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Cross-platform server jar: Minecraft server jar