It's Thursday, and you know what that means: Snapshot time! So, what's on the plate for this week's test client?
- A new scary decoration block
- The “secret” from previous snapshots is now spawnable
- A new mob variant in the Nether
- Minor changes to the leather dye (the colors will attempt to maintain intensity, and not dilute as much)
- The “work in progress block” is now called “Beacon”
- Carrot on a stick!
- And, of course, numerous bug fixes
Ready to try this awesome Snapshot out? Download links are below!
What goodies have you found in this week's Snapshot? Tell us about it!
New Obsidian Block
New Wither Boss Picture
To spawn the Wither Boss-You need 4 SoulSand blocks placed in a T formation and you place 3 Wither Skull on the three blocks on the top part of the T.
Is it really just as simple as swapping out the .jar files? If this snapshot has problems do I just replace it with my old (stable) 1.2.5 jar and everything will be back to normal?
withers now attack hostile mobs too
command block gone from creative inventory
decoration blocks appear flat when held (dont know if this is a bug or if its supposed to be this way)
Well, take a look at the difference between the mob, and the mob's head.
One is a jawbone with a pair of floating eyes, and the other if a faceless green head.
I was looking forward to this feature, but it was ruined as the armor layer that is displayed on the humanoid mobs is not displayed on the head item.
Just like the last snapshot when they made it so my armor could no longer be black, meaning my leather can no longer be black leather, pretty much ruining my black and white cow texture >:[
the command block was never in the creative inventory, because you need to spawn it using commands.
The heads use item icons (which in the default items.png they are faces), not the 3D models to display in the inventory or held by the player.
Go to the nether, find "coal" skeletons (yes they do drop coal), get 3 skulls of them, do a T of soulsand (just like an iron golem) then place 3 skulls on top, kill the boss (that I think drops the star I'm not sure) go to the crafting table, place glass in the shape of a helmet, put the star in the middle and the rest 3 spaces put obsidian, and voila you got the beacon.
No, it'll download 1.3.2, it won't download my old jar file.
Well, Wither Skeleton, but okay!
It shows a beacon being crafted with 3 obsidian, 5 glass, and 1 nether star.
Well, they follow you around when you have wheat. The carrot on a stick is used for controlling them when you're riding them.
Actually, 1.3.1 is the latest stable version. It's not a snapshot, and it hasn't been for over a month. The snapshots are for 1.4.
Halloween! Be patient
Yup. Pretty much.