Minecraft Update 1.4.2

  • Anvil

An Anvil is a block that uses the new item repair interface to repair, rename, and combine enchantments on items.

  • Carrot

A Carrot is a food item that can be planted and consumed. When consumed, it restores four hunger points. Carrots can be farmed and harvested on farmland. When farmed, they will take four stages to grow rather than the normal eight. 

  • Carrot on a Stick

A Carrot on a Stick is an item that can be used to control saddled pigs.

  • Flower Pot

A flower pot is a decorative block that allows saplings, mushrooms, flowers, cacti, ferns and dead bushes to be placed in it. Plants that cannot be placed in a pot are: normal tall grass, wheat, vines, lily pads, pumpkins, melons, nether wart, sugar canes, potatoes and carrots.

  • Nether Star

The Nether Star is an item drop from the Wither. As it is acquired from Withers, which require non-renewable soul sand to spawn, this item is also non-renewable.

  • Potato

Potatoes are a food item that can be planted, consumed or cooked in a furnace to make baked potatoes. Potatoes can be farmed and harvested on farmland, the same way as farming wheat and carrots.

  • Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a food item obtained from pumpkins.

  • Cobblestone Wall

Cobblestone wall is a block designed for decorative purposes such as gardens and are an alternative to fences. There are 2 types: cobblestone walls and mossy cobblestone walls.

  • Night Vision Potion
  • Invisibility Potion
  • Bat

Bats are passive mobs that spawn naturally in caverns or other large enclosed spaces. Bats are the only passive mob able to fly, and the only flying mob that spawns in the Overworld.

  • Witch

Witches are hostile, ranged mobs commonly spawning in Swamp Huts. They’re the second hostile ranged mobs to spawn in the Overworld - the first being the skeleton.

  • Wither

The Wither is a floating, three-headed, ghostly mob with a skeletal appearance. It is the second boss mob introduced, after the Ender Dragon.

  • Wither Skeleton

Wither Skeletons are dangerous hostile mobs that spawn in Nether Fortresses. Wither Skeletons are the Nether equivalent of skeletons.


This is a great part of the update, Aside from the bug fixes and mob fixes. If you think i missed something or would like to improve this post, Send in a "Ask" or a "Submit" post.

Minecraft Update 1.3.1

Minecraft Version 1.3.1

  • Updated the launcher.
  • Improved overall stability and performance.
  • Made Singleplayer internally use a Multiplayer server.
  • Added optional single-player commands called “Cheats” on non-hardcore worlds.
  • Added option to let LAN friends join SP games.
  • Added demo mode for non-premium users.
  • Added chat settings.
  • Added snooper settings.
  • Added video settings.
  • Mobs can now spawn on top of upside down all slabs and stairs.
  • Improved F3 mode.
  • Updated language files.
  • Fixed many bugs.
  • Added adventure mode.
  • Added trading.
  • Improved creative mode inventory.
  • Improved experience collection.
  • Improved enchanting.
  • Added writing in books.
  • Improved multiplayer.
  • Added & changed many minor things.
  • Improved the pick block key.
  • Fixed many bugs.
  • Fixed many multiplayer-specific bugs.
  • Made sub-biome type mountains like deserts, Hills, Or ice mountains taller.
  • Made cocoa beans appear on some small jungle trees.
  • Added optional starting chest on non-ore worlds.
  • Added large biomes world type, Increasing biome sizes immensely.
  • Added desert-specific villages.
  • Added desert temples.
  • Added jungel temples.
  • Added emerald ore.

New Blocks

  • Emerald Ore.

  • Emerald.
  • Block Of Emerald

  • Ender Chest

  • Tripwire Hook

  • String can now be placed decoratively.
  • Wood can now be placed in 3 diffrent directions.
  • Furnace can now be fueled with wooden tools and returns an empty bucket when using lava as fuel.
  • Ice no longer melts in the nether, It dissapears, Ice can be optained with Silk Touch enchanted gear.
  • Glass panes can be optained using Silk Touch enchanted gear.
  • Nether portals leak into the overworld now.
  • Added sandstone stairs.
  • Slabs can be placed upside down.
  • Cauldrons slowly fill up when its raining.
  • Changed gravel texture.
  • Wooden pressure plates can be triggered by arrows.
  • Pistons take 2 redstone ticks.
  • TNT depending on difficulty does diffrent amounts of damage now.
  • Cocoa beans retextured. Can be grown on jungle wood, Can be grown with bone meal.
  • Cookies give a full hunger point now.
  • Nether warts can now be grown in the overworld and in the end.
  • Changed book crafting recipe.

  • Book and quill.
  • Written book.
  • Stack up to 16 empty buckets.
  • Stack up to 16 signs, Crafting gives 3 signs.
  • Golden apple has 2 crafting recipes



Mobs

  • Pigs drop 1-3 porkchops.
  • Reduced slimes spawn rate.
  • Increased creeper knockback effect.
  • Depending on difficulty, Creepers do more damage.

I know im alittle late on this post, But ive been really busy, so if you didnt know about the updates here they are, If you had to go somewhere else to find out im sorry. I will try my best to be on time for future updates! 

Minecraft Snapshot 12w21a

  • Villagers will trade items

  • Added a “currency item”
  • A few minor terrain changes
  • A new useful block/item (requires obsidian)

  • Added a /seed command for showing the map seed
  • Added sandstone stairs

  • A lot of smaller changes and fixes

If you would like to read up more on these updates you can watch the Yogscast video here (http://youtu.be/JGAzGxDFxZY). You can also go to the Mojang website to download the client here (http://www.mojang.com/2012/05/minecraft-snapshot-week-21/)

Minecraft 1.2.5 Update

Minecraft has updated to 1.2.5

  • Added shift-clicking support in furnaces.
  • Added method to easily acquire blocks you have selected in the world in creative mode using the “Pick Block” key.
  • Made the Direct Connect dialog remember the last IP for the current session.
  • Made cats less eager to sit on things and less patient.
  • Made using stack of bowls on Mooshrooms not consume the whole stack of bowls.
  • Made punching a TNT block with flint and steel in hand destroy and drop a tnt block (Right-Clicking will activate the TNT).
  • Inside the META-INF folder in Minecraft.jar, The digital signature files (MOJANG_C.DSA, MOJANG_C.SF) have been renamed CODESIGN.RSA and CODESIGN.SF, Their function ramains the same.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issues detected certain links in chat.
  • Fixed wild ocelots behaving like tamed cats.
  • Fixed various chat crashes.
  • Fixed world generation failing under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed issues turning off sound under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed ghost entities in multiplayer.
  • Fixed crash when pasting certain characters in chat.
  • Fixed slash (/) key not behaving correctly in certain environments.
  • Fixed command matching being too greedy (For exaple: Typing “/Stophammertime” no longer stops a server).
  • Fixed not able to click coloured links.
  • Fixed potential issue with village door detection (Which would cause too many villagers to spawn).

Minecraft 1.2.1 Update

Minecraft has been updated to 1.2.1 - This is not including bugs and bug fixes. Because the size of this update, Click “Read More” to continue.

New map file format called Anvil, allowing a new height limit (256 instead of 128).

New Jungle biome.

Added Ocelots.

Added Iron Golems.

New AI for mobs.

Tame wolves can have puppies.

Villagers will have children if there is room in their village.

Zombie sieges will occur occasionally at night.

Zombies break down doors on hard difficulty.

New items and blocks.

Crafting recipe for ladder now yields 3 ladders instead of 2.

Crafting recipe for slab now yields 6 slabs instead of 3.

Added rare drops for mobs.

Added the items Fire Charge and Bottle of Enchanting.

Added Redstone Lamps.

Added 3 new blocks textures.

Changed Dispenser and Oak Sapling textures.

Slabs and Stairs can be placed upside-down by placing them below a block.

Placing blocks on Grass will replace it.

Lava now has a faint rumbling sound effect, and large particles that hop out of the lava produce a popping sound.

Very rare Desert Wells can be found in Desert biomes.

Third person view may now show the sides of the player’s head when rotating.

F3 has some changes and additions.

Clouds cast very faint shadows onto the terrain and when an undead or enderman mob is in the shadows, they can resist the daylight.

Vines can now be climbed like Ladders.

Many other minor tweaks and fixes.

When in the Nether, Snow Golems will turn red and die.

Apparently Mobs spawn often.

Zombies will break doors even in Normal difficulty.

Minecraft Patch 1.1

Minecraft Patch 1.1 Updates, Bug Fixes, and Bugs!

  • Added enchantments to Bows.
  • New Golden Apple recipe (Uses gold nuggets instead of gold blocks)

  • 56 new language translations, including fictional ones such as Pirate.
  • Slightly smoothed color transitions between biomes.
  • Added beaches.
  • Biomes are slightly more varied.
  • Reduced brewing time to 20 seconds.
  • Added Spawn Eggs to creative (the colors of the eggs even look like the mobs.)

  • Added world type options (currently only super-flat and default).
  • Removed collision box from ladders.
  • Sheep eat Grass, converting them to Dirt, and regain their Wool again.
  • Fixed collision box on fence gates.
  • Walking on Crops no longer tramples them.
  • Magma Cubes now drop Magma Cream.


Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed “Sniper Duel” achievement
  • Fixed Powered Rail Non-Depowering Bug.
  • Fixed Powered Rail Failure-to-Update on Placement Bug.
Bugs:

  • Major crash bug in the loading screen for some users.

1.9 Update New Mobs.

The mobs in this post have not yet been added to the game but will be in further updates. Everything here has been confirmed. If you would like to see what is going to be in the updates, Click Read More. If you dont want to see spoilers then dont read, Thank You and enjoy :).

Magma Cube:

Magma Cubes are hostile mobs found around The Nether. They will be released in Minecraft Beta 1.9.  When killed, they release 2-4 smaller versions of themselves in addition to Experience Orbs, slightly  unlike Slimes, which split into 4. When they move, they jump up and momentarily unravel into several  layers, giving them the appearance of a spring and revealing a molten lava core inside. They are slowed  by and sink in lava, but do not drown in it. In their passive state, Magma Cubes move slowly, jumping  forward every two seconds or so. Upon spotting a player, magma cubes will jump towards them more  quickly, but they are still easily outrun. Unlike most aggressive mobs, Magma Cubes do not damage you  on contact. They can push the player harmlessly. Instead, they will try to damage you by jumping  directly on top of you. When they land, they create fire which can damage you. However, they cannot  damage other mobs like this. Heath when big is 20, Small 3, Tiny 1. Attk when big 3, Small 2, Tiny 1.  Spawn in the nether, Drops Nothing.

Snow Golem:

A Snow Golem (previously and colloquially known as a Snowman) is an upcoming mob which was first  mentioned by Notch on September 21, 2011 to appear in Beta 1.9. The Snow Golem is the game’s first  ”utility mob”, defined by Notch as any player created mob. You will be able to create Snow Golems,  using Pumpkins and Snow Blocks. Snow Golems will throw snowballs at enemy mobs and will melt in  warmer Biomes. In cold biomes, they will not melt even when lava is near them, unless they fall in it. As  Snow Golems move, they leave a trail of snow on the ground (but not in deserts or in the Nether). Once  killed, the Snow Golem will drop 1 to 15 snowballs. To create a Snow Golem, the player must vertically  stack two Snow Blocks on the ground, then place a Pumpkin on top of it. They are not made on the  Crafting Table. They are only created when the pumpkin is placed last. Pistons cannot create Snow  Golems because they cannot push pumpkin blocks. Snow Golems can also be created using a Jack-O- Lantern, although there is no visual difference. Endermen are also capable of creating Snow Golems by  placing the necessary blocks, although it is extremely rare. Heath points 2, Attk 0, Drops 1 15  Snowballs.

Blaze 

Blaze (a.k.a. Nether Guard, Guardian) is a type of mob found in The Nether. In their searching state they  are confined to the ground and do not blow smoke. They will not start flying unless they spot the player.  When pursuing, they catch fire for a short while before making their attack in the form of a three round  burst of fireballs. After the attack they have a short cool down and then they will catch fire and attack  again. Their bodies are made up of a head atop a central column of smoke, and three rotating sections,  each rotating section contains four floating yellow rods. They drop Blaze Rods, and can only spawn in  Nether fortresses, often from Mob Spawners. The triple fireballs they shoot set players and mobs alike on  fire. Despite appearing exactly like a Ghast fireball, Blaze Fireballs are not explosive, and cannot be  deflected. Blazes are one of the most difficult mobs to fight, due to their ranged, unblockable attacks and  rapid rate of fire. Heath 8, Attk Easy 1, Normal 1 1/2, Hard 2, Spawn Nether, Drops 0-1 Blaze Rod.

Enderdragon:

The Enderdragon is an upcoming mob that is planned to be in the 1.9 update. It exists only in its native  dimension, The End. This mob will use the Dragon model Notch created, but it will be black and scaly  with purple eyes compared to a normal dragon. Like other dragons, the Enderdragon will have 6 limbs;  consisting of 2 wings, 2 legs and 2 arms. Jeb has made it clear that Notch plans to make the  Enderdragon very difficult to fight without “enhancements.” The Enderdragon can destroy every block (even bedrock) except White Stone and Obsidian, which they pass through harmlessly. Nothing else is  known about it at this time, other than the fact that it is one of the few creatures that inhabit The End.  Heath 1x100 (Invulnerable), Spawn The End.

If i forgot or am missing anything that should be in this post feel free to sned me a message by clicking “Ask Me Anything” on the homepage. If i did miss anything it will be posted anyway when the full update of 1.9 comes out. Have a great day, And dont forget to check back when 1.9 is released. As always, I would like to know what your thoughts are on these updates. (?)

Notch Plays 1.8!

Minecraft 1.8 Sneak Peak

Minecraft 1.8 Update Sneak Peak at what will be in the update, This post is huge so click read more to read all the updates!

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Minecraft Beta 1.7.3

Minecraft is now Beta 1.7.3.

  • Corrected a block duplication bug when using pistons.
  • Corrected a redstone torch duplication bug when using pistons.
  • Corrected a client crash when placing a sign in front of the piston, powering the piston and then removing the block beneath the sign.
  • Ice blocks are now pushed without causing water streams breaking everything.
  • Booster rails are no longer being powered magically without a power source.
  • Pistons connected to the end of a piston-transistor via redstone are now properly closed when the power goes out.
  • Doors no longer create purple particles.
  • Hacking clients can no longer edit texts of placed signs in multiplayer.
  • Changed so that paintings pushed by pistons will pop off.

1 Step Closer To 1.8!

Minecraft Adventure Update!

So we got some more news from Notch about the Adventure Update, Here they are, Enjoy :).

40+ things we want to add to the game, some small, some big. Some huge. Finished a fair number of the items, but there’s still a significant amount of work left. While I can’t reveal the date yet for various reasons, we do have a release date for the Adventure Update in mind, and we’re hoping we’ll be able to hit it.

  • NPC villages
  • Randomly generated dungeons
  • New biome code
  • Fully working Creative Mode (and individual admins can enter-Creative Mode on a Survival Mode server if they choose)
  • Critical hits
  • Sprinting
  • More farming options
  • Modding support is happening, Honest.

Cant wait Notch, Keep up the good work! This update is going to be alot of fun, I wonder if there will be save points? Or something or is it just going to “Win or Die”? Anyway :P Let me know what youn guys think and have a great day! (?)

Minecraft Version 1.7 (Updates+Crafting)

Crafting:

 Piston.

 Sticky Piston.

 Sheers.

UPDATES:

1. Pistons: Pistons are blocks capable of pushing or pulling adjacent blocks, depending on the direction they face.

2. Shears: Able to quickly remove wool blocks, and are the only reasonable way to get wool from sheep by right-clicking them.

3. Fences can be stacked.

4. Pressing F3 ingame, near your coordinates is written the direction you are looking with 0,1, 2 and 3.

5. Fire or redstone is now required to trigger TNT.

6. Shears can be used to pick up leaf blocks.

7. Shears can be used to shear sheep without hurting them.

8. New textures for Cobblestone and Brick blocks.

9. Silverfish was added (possibly for Beta 1.8).

10. Spawn rate of Squids increased. (?)

11. Single slabs now use the bottom half of the full block’s texture.

12. Cobwebs now require swords to be properly broken, and drop 1 string when destroyed.

13. Removed Herobrine

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These are all the updates that i know of so far. Awesome work Notch, and the rest that worked on them! Keep up the good work and i cant wait for 1.8! If i missed anything, Let me know in a message and ill add it in. Sorry for the delay, I’ve been sick since yesterday and just woke up to the update.

Question: Whats your thoughts on the update?

Minecraft Beta 1.6.6

Minecraft Is Now Beta 1.6.6

  • Added a new use for bonemeal
  • Changed the material of glowstone from “glass” to “stone”. This means you need a pickaxe to get resources from it.
  • Made glowstone drop more loot
  • Made the recipe sizes for creating cloth blocks and glowstone blocks smaller (2x2 instead of 3x3).
  • Re-introduced unlimited FPS, renamed the option again.
  • Fixed beds not working very well at all in SMP.
  • Fixed destroying a boat spawning the player too low, causing them to sometimes fall through the ground.
  • Boats float up to the surface quicker
  • Boats falling down into water lose their vertical momentum very fast
  • Removed Herobrine.

Bonemeal is used on grass to grow wild grass and flowers.

Glowstone is now Stone and not Glass. (Drops More Stuff)

Crafting Wool And Glowstone is alot easier.

Performance Balanced (Now has Unlimited FPS)

Framerate Cap

Notch has released Framrate Cap, Which is made to help people have a faster time on Minecraft without all the lag! Thanks Notch :D

Words Of Notch:

The game now times every frame being rendered, and allocates 1000000000/<frame_rate> nanoseconds per frame. If it detects it having spent less than this on any frame, it will spend the remaining time rebuilding chunks.

On the lowest setting (40), it will also sleep for a certain period of time each frame. This setting is intended for people with laptops or graphics cards prone to overheat.

If the game doesn’t have any pending chunk rebuilds, it will run uncapped.

This means that the framerate can be higher than the cap (except for in the 40 setting), but that it usually will be slightly lower than the cap because it’s very difficult to tell ahead of time how long a chunk rebuild will take. I chose “90” as the default because it should usually end up with an framerate of just above 60 fps (good for people who play the game vsynched) and will let the game spend as much time as possible rebuilding chunks.

Minecraft Beta 1.6 Crafting/Updates

Crafting Recipies: 

 Trap Door

 Map

Update Pictures:

Dead Shrubs (Desert Biomes)

Tall Grass (Some Biomes)

Spreading Mushrooms