13w02a Snapshot Ready for Testing!

Even with the official release of 1.4.7, Mojang isn't slowing down one bit - time for another Snapshot! What sort of amazing stuff lies in store for today's preview? Let's take a look!

  • Textures for blocks and items now have individual image files
  • Improved death messages
  • Improved naming (using the anvil) of containers and mob eggs
  • Trapped chests now give off the redstone signal through walls
  • Improved hoppers and made them controllable by redstone
  • Updated language files
  • Language files can now be updated via the background downloader (no need for a new Minecraft release)

A Note on Textures

Starting from this snapshot and forward, blocks and items will no longer load their artwork from one big sheet of sprites. Instead, they’ll have individual files for each image they’re using. The benefit from this is that it will be easier for Mojang to support custom blocks and items in the future. It will also allow Mojang to mix and match block artwork resolutions, and make sure that you get graphics for blocks that your current texture pack isn't updated for. Pretty awesome!

As always, get your Snapshot files below!

Client Download: Download

Server Download: Download


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