Snapshot 16w33a Ready For Testing!



That's right, it's snapshot time again! As before, major upcoming changes are being carefully guarded, in anticipation of Minecon 2016, in Anaheim, California. Even so, there are a number of neat additions today, as well as a litany of bugfixes! Let's dive in.





  • Shields will now keep enchantment level and durability when crafted with banners
  • Added an infinite loop (See entry 7)
  • Added some more subtitles
  • More things will burn in the furnace (we don’t recommend wool as your main fuel though, and don’t even want to mention carpets…)
  • Mojang has not lowered the range for using beds (they did add a proper error message though)
  • Fixed some crashes
  • Removed the infinite loop again, it took too long to finish (See entry 2)




  • [Bug MC-4582] - Can’t eat, throw, or shoot while looking at an Iron Door/Iron Trapdoor
  • [Bug MC-5330] - Range for using bed is lower than normal range
  • [Bug MC-9691] - Inconsistency: Some wooden items don’t burn in furnaces
  • [Bug MC-14525] - name tag item doesn’t work on entities with right click ability
  • [Bug MC-30630] - Double grass and fern use 2 different biome colors for top and bottom
  • [Bug MC-49666] - Trades Not Randomized for Farmer Villager
  • [Bug MC-75726] - Broken error message when loading (broken?) resource packs
  • [Bug MC-82811] - Attempting to use currently unusable items bobs item up and down
  • [Bug MC-82965] - Main hand item use animation plays when using offhand (3rd person mode)
  • [Bug MC-87048] - Putting Design on Shield will cause Shield to lose Enchantment
  • [Bug MC-91209] - Inconsistent word separation in chat help for F3+[key] combinations (resource packs, render distance)
  • [Bug MC-92294] - Elder Guardians drop normal sponge instead of wet sponge
  • [Bug MC-93371] - No armor stand breaking sound in creative mode
  • [Bug MC-94303] - Filling/emptying bucket/bottle sound doesn’t play for cauldrons
  • [Bug MC-102683] - Elder Guardians use the same subtitles as normal Guardians
  • [Bug MC-106030] - No longer receives xp when shift clicking ingots in furnace
  • [Bug MC-106045] - Fishing rod does not appear cast in offhand
  • [Bug MC-106067] - Unable to dye banners
  • [Bug MC-106072] - Resource pack loaded as FOLDER doesn’t show in-game anymore
  • [Bug MC-106100] - Crash reported by Hopper
  • [Bug MC-106101] - Another crash reported by Hopper
  • [Bug MC-106116] - Achievements which rely on crafting the item (such as Benchmarking or Time to strike!) don’t unlock when shift-clicking
  • [Bug MC-106133] - Skeletons / Stray / Wither Skeleton with Tipped Arrow in Offhand No Longer Shoot Tipped Arrows
  • [Bug MC-106152] - Zombie Villager has no independent subtitles
  • [Bug MC-106168] - Using spawn egg on side of block spawns mobs inside transparent blocks
  • [Bug MC-106172] - Wither Skeleton / Zombie Pigman emits a constant hissing sound despite not being on fire when standing on a submerged fence
  • [Bug MC-106190] - Husk / Zombie Villager drop zombie head when killed by charged creepers
  • [Bug MC-106193] - No enchantment books when you fishing


Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to If nobody reports a bug, it could turn into a silverfish! (Wait, those are already bugs...)


To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog). Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.


Cross-platform server jar: Minecraft server jar



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