12w49a Snapshot Ready for Testing

It's that time again - Snapshot time! What goodies lie in this week's test client? Mojang had this to say about the 12w49a Snapshot:

“What’s this? This doesn’t sound like a redstone update at all!”, you say. “Indeed,” we say. Thing is, we* suddenly decided we wanted to make sure that you have fireworks for New Year’s Eve, so we’re working in several parallel branches of the code now. One is for the 1.5 “Redstone Update,” and one is now for a 1.4.6 patch update. This update will be out before Christmas, and 1.5 will wait until January (or possibly February).

*Send complaints to jeb_


  • Added fireworks (sound effects will come soon)
  • Added enchanted books for enchanting items
  • Netherbrick slabs?!
  • Plenty of bugs addressed!

Wait a minute - enchanting books?! What the heck are those? As it turns out, Dinnerbone had some pretty awesome plans for the anvil when it first came out, and they included, among other things, the inclusion of sweet enchantment books!

Pictured: sweet enchantment books

As always, get your Snapshot downloads from the links below! Be sure to report any bugs you find at the official bug tracker, and enjoy this delightful addition to your end-of-year Minecraft festivities!


Snapshot Client: Download

Snapshot Server: Download


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