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Minecraft snapshot 14w10c Update: A ‘b’ and ‘c’ snapshot has been released to address various bugs and crashes. Changelog for ‘c’: [Bug MC-3151] – New Mob AI doesn't take world limit/Void into account for pathing [Bug MC-45346] – Cake's Hitbox is Off [Bug MC-46432] – Fences connects to Barrier block [Bug MC-47650] – Block drops appear in wrong [...]
Update: A ‘b’ and ‘c’ snapshot has been released to address various bugs and crashes. Changelog for ‘c’:
[Bug MC-3151] – New Mob AI doesn't take world limit/Void into account for pathing
Once again the majority of our time between this and the last snapshot has been spent on Plugin API related tasks (most notably inventory rewrite, block model format and block state concepting), and as such this is mostly a bugfix & mapmaker snapshot. Don’t worry, we have some cool survival plans soon!
This snapshot also has the (hopefully-)final step towards supporting name changes in Minecraft. All server files that are intended to refer to players will be automatically changed to go by UUIDs, and you do not need to do anything. However, this does mean that any third party tool will not work on these files, and will need to be updated to work with them.
Though names changes are technically supported in this snapshot, they will not be available until after 1.8 releases when we will be confident that the majority of active servers have updated to support UUIDs. We will be releasing a Minecraft 1.7.6 version soon to backport these UUID changes for normal servers.
Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!
Fixed stat.useItem for many items
Fixed bounding boxes of item frames and paintings, they can’t overlap anymore
Fixed debug rendering of bounding boxes for many entities
Added stat.crouchedOneCm and stat.sprintedOneCm
Testing for scores now also works in @e entity selectors
Fixed potential “infinite” recursion issue with the blockdata command in commandblocks
Added scoreboard team property to disable death messages
Command /scoreboard players can now filter by NBT data
Players in creative mode can now damage entities even if they are flagged invulnerable
Improved position handling of item frames and paintings
Minor tweaks to the /clone command to make it more reliable
[Bug MC-49375] – Brewing Stand CTRL+Middle Click Copy Derp
And many more that weren’t on the bug tracker so we couldn’t mark them as fixed! Did I mention please report bugs? Thanks.
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.
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It’s been a little while since I’ve posted some Minecraft news but today we have a lot!
Since my last update Mojang has released the 14w08a snapshot for Minecraft 1.8. This was a relatively small update for the squashing of a few of the bugs resulting from previous snapshot versions. We did get a small scoreboard display addition in this snapshot with a tab list to show players health in hearts. If you wish for details on the various squashed bugs please click the following link to the Mojang snapshot update post. https://mojang.com/2014/02/minecraft-snapshot-14w08a/
Mojang surprised us this week with the release of the 1.7.5 Minecraft Realms update! This update rolled out Minecraft Realms to the Nordic countries, included preparations for the rollout to elsewhere on the globe, and several server-side performance improvements and bug fixes.
What is Minecraft Realms? Essentially it is a service and feature developed by Mojang that allows players to create and manage their own private server hosted through Mojang itself. This removes a lot of the hassle that comes with managing a custom server and caters nicely for small groups of friends or family that wish to play Minecraft together! Currently you are able to generate a randomly seeded map or select from two preset maps – Spellbound Caves by Vechs and Herobrine’s Return by Hypixel. Mojang have also added the feature to temporarily switch your Realm to one of a select group of minigames currently limited to five, though I would imagine as the feature matures more will be added. When you are done, your original Realm map can be restored!
The Realms seem to be quite reasonably priced and you are able to subscribe for periods of 30, 60 or 180 days at a time. They handle a maximum of 10 players online at any one time, and a maximum number of 20 invited players in total. From my initial Realms experience I found it to be quite stable and lag free, and the time it took to change maps was quite fast with only a short loading screen.
My Realm-mates and I came to similar conclusions after just a short time playing. As long as the maps and minigames are kept fresh, updated and provide a wide range of game types, Minecraft Realms will be a fantastic tool for the multiplayer Minecraft Experience.
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LomLib mod has come to the world of Minecraft as a tiny mod. It has come with Minecraft versions 1.6.4, 1.6.2 and 1.5.2. This mod accumulates some common functions and features that are to be often used in some other mods.
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Here’s a simple how to video with regard to finding diamonds. I agree with this chap that he got lucky in finding diamonds so quickly, but generally speaking, this is the way to do it. Sinking several mineshafts into various walls than having branches off those shafts is the way to reliably find diamonds. But make sure you don’t get lost.
To avoid getting lost, follow this tip: Place all torches on the wall to your right, not on the floor. Then, if you get turned around somehow, you will remember that going out from your base, all the torches on the walls are on the right side, so if you want to go back, simply make sure that all the torches are to your left, and follow the trail back.