Don't want to wait for 1.4 any longer? The official update isn't out yet, but you can try out the 1.4 pre-release, right now! It includes all the features from previous Snapshots, plus a few minor tweaks of it's own, so grab it now, and give it a go!
What has your experiences with the 1.4 pre-release been? Tell us about it here!
Us: "You prommised!"
Mojang: "Oh it'll come in version 97348378373."
Also, so we can find bugs in it so they don't release a major version with some horrible bug.
The pre-release is so modders can get their code ready before the update is released
Tat was mine D:
Is okay, i'll share it with you.
Actually, it's gonna be released on the 24th. Go read www.mojang.com
Im sorry its the 24th, not 31st.
It has been said many times... it is the 24th...
There's actually no difference between the official release and the pre-release, that is except the pre-release is released much sooner but can only be downloaded manually and not via the game's launcher. The purpose of the pre-release is to allow modders and texture pack artists to update their mods/texture packs ahead of the official release.
If they were to make bug fixes between the pre-release and the official release, they'd make changes in the code that would make mods made based on the pre-release incompatible even if it's the tiniest bug fix, which would ruin the whole purpose of having the pre-release for modders in the first place. If bug fixing is needed, they would need to make a 1.4.1 (which would mean another pre-release so mods can update their mods for that version).
I take it since you know how to install the snapshot, you know how to navigate to your .minecraft Folder.
Go there, find the 'options.txt' file.
Open it, locate the 'fullscreen: true" and change it to false. Save it, and your problem should be alleviated.
I really dislike the sand footstep sounds.
What reason now targeting specially to this part? Already weeks ago has been know that Mod API will not part of 1.4 release. Mod API required very cerefully creating because it will be hard modified later when lot mods will base at it stability. What changes in world from delay of Mod API in any cases? Modders will creating mods in old way base at own hack code or base at forge mod API. So what problem? Just pointless waving...