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We’ve been working on major rewrites (inventories/menus/block models) for the upcoming API still, but here’s a bugfixy snapshot in the mean time! Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it! Bugs fixed in this snapshot: [Bug MC-45114] – Superflat Customization still uses Block IDs [Bug MC-48386] – Iron Trapdoor has the name "tile.ironTrapdoor.name" [Bug MC-48395] – When swimming in water, you do not drown. [Bug MC-48399] – /execute not obeying the gamerule commandBlockOutput false rule [Bug MC-48408] – Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Handling packet [Bug MC-48411] – java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception in server tick loop [Bug MC-48414] – Nametag shown in inventory screen [Bug MC-48449] – Commands in the form /execute testforblock do not update comparators correctly [Bug MC-48464] – "/scoreboard players test playername" will not tab-complete the objective argument [Bug MC-48507] – testforblock command not working with execute command. [Bug MC-48509] – No way to hide Commands executed by Entities for OPs 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. Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w08a/minecraft_server.14w08a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
Good afternoon! We thought it would be good to give you a quick update on the status of Pocket Edition. We’re working on restructuring a lot of code to allow significantly bigger worlds in future updates. We’re also updating the AI, inventory, and a bunch of other things. Unfortunately we don’t have a release date yet, but so far, everything is going to plan. Here’s a picture of an upcoming animal. Enjoy! Another note for those of you who are involved in the beta testing phase of Pocket Realms: we’re pausing access to the service on the 1st of March. The Realms team is currently focused on the upcoming release of PC Realms. Once that’s done, we’ll be in a better place to work on Pocket Realms and make it as good as it possibly can be, which will be later this year. We’re not sure how long the service will be down for, but we’ll update you as soon as normal service resumes. A big thanks to everyone who’s helped test out the service so far. Your current worlds will be saved, and you’ll be able to continue from where you left off once Pocket Realms is back online. :) xoxo / Pocket Team - @_tommo, @jbernhardsson, @jeb_, @kappische, and from Realms - @mamirm Continue reading...
We’ve still been working hard on rewriting internal stuff (such as how blocks are rendered, or how the entire inventory system works) in preparation for the Plugin API. Meanwhile, have another smaller snapshot with a bunch of bug fixes and some more adventure map related stuffs! Notable changes for everybody: Added iron trapdoors You can now share to lan for spectator mode only Notable changes for mapmakers: A resourcepack can now be bundled with a map, put it in the map save directory and name it “resources.zip” Example: ".minecraft/saves/TheMapWithTheThing/resources.zip" The commands /testfor, /testforblock and /clear can now test for partial matches of NBT lists Example: /testfor @p {Inventory:[{Slot:6b,id:"minecraft:diamond_sword"}],SelectedItemSlot:6} Scoreboard objectives for fake players with a name starting with # will never show up on the sidebar New /scoreboard subcommands /scoreboard operation and /scoreboard test The command /scoreboard operation can apply arithmetic operation to scores (+ – * / %) and accumulate player scores Example: /scoreboard players operation #teamscores redScore += @a[team=red] blueKills The command /scoreboard test can be used to test if a scoreboard value is between a min and a max value Example: /scoreboard players test #global anObjective 12 19 New command /execute to execute commands in the context and at the position of other entities or players Example: /execute @e[type=Chicken] ~ ~ ~ fill ~-1 ~-1 ~-1 ~1 ~1 ~1 minecraft:glass New selector parameters for entity selectors to detect entity rotations with rxm – x rot min, rx – x rot max, rym – y rot min, ry . y rot max Example: @a[rxm=-15,rx=15,rym=-45,ry=45] Players in team can now have a team based objective shown on the sidebar, depending on the team color Example: /scoreboard objectives setdisplay team.yellow anotherObjective While debug overlay is on (press F3 to turn it on and off), looking at a block in the world will show the coordinates of that block BlockItem instances can now hold a custom NBT tag that is merged into a block entity when it’s placed Example: /give @p command_block 1 0 {BlockEntityTag:{Command:"setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:diamond_block"}} In creative mode, players can create a copy of a BlockEntity in their hotbar, including all NBT data, with ctrl+[PICK_KEY] (usually ctrl+middle mouse button) The /tellraw command can now insert values from scoreboards into messages Example: /tellraw @p {text:"Have ",extra:[{score:{name:"Searge",objective:"reward"}},{text:" diamonds"}]} New command /testforblocks to compare two areas of a map Example: /testforblocks 100 64 100 107 69 107 0 64 0 masked Dispensers will place a commandblock instead of shooting it out Nametags for players in other teams can now be hidden with a team option Example: /scoreboard teams option red nametagVisibility hideForOtherTeam Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it! Bugs fixed in this snapshot: [Bug MC-36947] – /weather clear <time in seconds> doesn't clear weather for anywhere near the amount given [Bug MC-44489] – /kill @e doesn't kill ender dragons [Bug MC-45773] – Chest not spawning in Monster dungeons [Bug MC-46559] – Spectating a mob leaves you at two blocks tall view [Bug MC-46838] – testfor NBT parsing error [Bug MC-47520] – Standing under block with water / lava on top will apply blue / red filter. [Bug MC-47543] – Items stacked with Items that have PickupDelay set to 32767 can no longer be picked up [Bug MC-47545] – CanPlaceOn does not work with wooden doors [Bug MC-47555] – Cannot place boats [Bug MC-47596] – Items of the same type (IE, stone and stone) ignore datavalues and stack anyway [Bug MC-47598] – The color of sugar canes doesn't change depending on the biome [Bug MC-47636] – Boats appear to be sunken in water [Bug MC-47642] – Hopper: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 4 [Bug MC-47653] – torch causing missing texture when placed on bottom side of block [Bug MC-47685] – Hopper: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 3 [Bug MC-47817] – Baby Zombie Pigman Running with Strange Speed [Bug MC-47821] – Ghasts do not despawn in Peaceful Mode [Bug MC-48043] – Held Blaze Rod not in hand 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. Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w07a/minecraft_server.14w07a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
It’s the most wonderful time of the week! A new episode of Radio Cobalt has been unleashed! Episode 2 is mostly about multiplayer. Learn how Ridley Scott influenced Cobalt’s development, Daniel’s favourite way to kill Pontus, and see fresh footage of the tactical Team-Strike mode. Radio Cobalt is a series of videos featuring Pontus and Daniel of Oxeye Game Studio. Watch, listen and learn about Cobalt – a game made by Oxeye and published by Mojang. It’s coming to PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3 this year. Buy into the PC/Mac Alpha too, if you fancy. Have a lovely day! Owen – @bopogamel, Pontus – @Kinten, and Daniel – @vraket Continue reading...
 
Hello! Something cool happened yesterday. The nice chaps at PC Gamer hosted a Battle Royale of competitive one-screen fighting games, and they opened proceedings by playing Cobalt – a game developed by Oxeye Game Studios and published by Mojang. You can watch the showdown on their twitch channel (skip to around 12 minutes in to for the action). If it wets your appetite for Cobalt videos, check the first episode of Radio Cobalt – a series of videos featuring developers Daniel and Pontus. Episode 2 will be out soon! Have a great weekend everyone! Owen – @bopogamel Continue reading...
 
We’ve been rewriting a lot of internal stuff this week, so this snapshot may not be super fantastic featureful but trust me it’ll be worth it in the end. Notable changes for survival: A lot of mob AI has changed. This should mean nothing, but may actually mean something. Don’t sit on slimes. Notable changes for mapmakers: Added an optional hotkey to show outlines on players whilst spectating It’s now possible to spawn in ItemEntities that can’t be picked up (PickupDelay=32767) It’s now possible to spawn in ItemEntities that won’t expire (Age=-32768) Added an extra argument to /effect that will hide particles Statistics for items/blocks can now be referenced per name, instead of ID Added new objective criteria ‘trigger’, and a command /trigger to use with them (intended for tellraw links) Added the ability to reset a single score on a player through /scoreboard Added new objective criteria for team-specific kills (teamkill.red, killedByTeam.blue) Added the ability to iterate over every scoreboard player with * in /scoreboard commands Added data tag to items to allow placing of certain blocks against other blocks in adventure mode (/give @p stone 16 0 {CanPlaceOn:["minecraft:diamond_block"]}) Added data tag to items to hide certain parts of the tooltip (HideFlags, bit field of 1/enchantments, 2/modifiers, 4/unbreakable, 8/candestroy, 16/canplace) Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it! Bugs fixed in this snapshot: [Bug MC-19886] – Plants don't cause an update when the block beneath is broken/light level changed [Bug MC-39139] – walkOneCm stat doesn't accurately measure distance [Bug MC-44688] – /clear fails on strings containing spaces [Bug MC-46223] – @a, @p, @e or @r doesn't include dead player [Bug MC-46404] – Hearts, food, armor and crosshair are the wrong color (overlay) when holding certain items. [Bug MC-46424] – Chunks not loading for mob camera view [Bug MC-46427] – Breaking barriers create lava and water particles [Bug MC-46435] – Reticle (Now Hitbox) Appears on Tile Entities In Spectator Mode [Bug MC-46473] – Cannot open minecart with chest in spectator mode [Bug MC-46492] – Texture Issues With Invisible Slime [Bug MC-46535] – Can control minecarts in Spectator Mode [Bug MC-46550] – The head of the sheep is bugged [Bug MC-46560] – When certain mobs take damage, the red damage indicator is not displayed properly. [Bug MC-46579] – Tools and swords are to high up on the arm in 3rd person mode [Bug MC-46599] – Trapped chests display triple chests in spectator mode. [Bug MC-46694] – Item Frames, Knots and Paintings displaying void particle [Bug MC-46695] – "flyingSpeed" flood in the dev console when flying in gamemode 1 and 3 [Bug MC-46711] – Spectating baby zombies has wrong eye level [Bug MC-46715] – Item Repair Duplicating Item [Bug MC-46751] – Cardinal direction in debug screen change with mouse while spectating a mob [Bug MC-46761] – Zombies and Zombie Pigmen do not show holding items [Bug MC-46838] – testfor NBT parsing error [Bug MC-46950] – Can see the item name when pressing hotbar shortcut key in spectator mode [Bug MC-47268] – Attempting to use a post-processing effect crashes on old Mac hardware 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. Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w06a/minecraft_server.14w06a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
Hi guys, PC/Mac users might have noticed some tweaks to the way Minecraft skins work. Now you can use 64 by 64 pixel skins, allowing for more creativity with your looks. The changes caused some teething problems with 57digital’s Minecraft Skin Studio last week, but their most recent update has fixed the issues. Skin Studio now has full support for the new skins, automatic conversion of old skins to the new format, and lots of other convenient features. You can download Minecraft Skin Studio at www.minecraftskinstudio.com. It’s available for iOS, Android, and Kindle. Have fun! Owen – @bopogamel Continue reading...
Look! It’s the first episode of Radio Cobalt! Radio Cobalt is a series of videos featuring Pontus and Daniel of Oxeye Game Studio. Watch, listen and learn about Cobalt – a game made by Oxeye and published by Mojang. It’s coming to PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3 this year. We’ll be releasing more episodes over the next few weeks where we go into more depth on Cobalt’s features and the development process. We hope you enjoy them! Owen – @bopogamel, Pontus – @Kinten, and Daniel – @vraket Continue reading...
 
One day this piece of text will contain some really important information that could change the fate of Humanity, and nobody would know because nobody reads this text anyway. Oh, sorry, what was that? Snapshot? Oh right yes of course! Here we go: Notable additions for survival: Book copying mechanics has been altered to differentiate the original & copies of books Activator rails can eject entities from Minecarts Notable additions for mapmakers: Added a spectator gamemode (/gamemode spectator). Not 100% finished. Spectators cannot be seen by anybody but other spectators Spectators can view inventories/etc, but not modify them Spectators can go through any entity or block without interfering with it Spectators can click on entities to take their camera Spectators cannot use items, place blocks, destroy blocks or interact with blocks in any way Spectators are only slightly buggy maybe sometimes Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it! Bugs fixed in this snapshot: [Bug MC-38944] – Joining Realms World "Cancel" Button Mis-Placed [Bug MC-44521] – @a, @e, and any UUID references work incorrectly after a player dies. [Bug MC-45050] – /fill … skull | Hitbox Bug [Bug MC-45159] – Blocks with tile entities don't get removed when you clone / fill an airblock to their position. [Bug MC-45453] – Items & Blocks placed in item frames are rendered incorrectly [Bug MC-45470] – Items don't render on the ground properly [Bug MC-45478] – Pre-snapshot14w04a villagers break crops but don't replant them [Bug MC-45492] – Transparent blocks are much darker [Bug MC-45554] – Two tall flowers variants are not generating. [Bug MC-45763] – Some blocks are facing the wrong way if placed in an Item Frame [Bug MC-45764] – Map will not show in item frame [Bug MC-45795] – Villagers can not place or pick up any crops [Bug MC-45847] – /summon Villager Farmer NBT tag canPickUpLoot will default to 0 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. Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w05a/minecraft_server.14w05a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
Hello all! Hope you are enjoying the picking and placing of blocks! Just wanted to let you know that Minecraft on PS3 recently sold over 1 million copies (that has to be some kind of record on PSN, no?). It is crazy considering the game was released just before Christmas last year. We are super grateful for the support and we are very thankful for your dedication and I hope you will like the future updates we have planned for you (more on that in a later blog post). Enjoy your weekend! xoxo /Daniel – @kappische Continue reading...
 
Snapshot. Snapshot snapshot snapshot. Snapshot’s snapshot. Snapshot snapshot snapshot snapshot. Snapshot? Snapshot!! Notable additions for survival: Item frames can give off a signal detected by Comparators. Lots of changes to villager AI. Some of them now actually do stuff! Looting now gives 1% chance of rare loot per level Iron Golems/Zombie Pigmen now drop items on normal kills You can now spawn Iron Golems/Snow Golems/Withers with dispensers + pumpkin/skulls respectively Bushes can now catch fire Buttons can now be placed on ceiling/floors Seecret Changes Balancing tweaks! Notable additions for mapmakers: New command /particle to show particle effects in the world. It can also be relative to entities. Example: /particle lava ~ ~1 ~ 1 1 1 0.5 2 @e[type=Chicken] Added the ability to filter block types in the /fill command, but only if it’s used to fill in replace mode with “normal” blocks. It does not work when filling with block entities. Syntax: /fill replace [filterBlockName] [filterData] Fixed most of the remaining issues with the /clone command, for example chest orientation. We have a new bug tracker website! Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it! Bugs fixed in this snapshot: [Bug MC-1253] – Ladder, Sign, Fence, Gate, Trapdoor causes block it is placed in to darken [Bug MC-2399] – Transparent blocks raise the light level of the block they're in visually by one [Bug MC-9582] – Whole-word selection behaves erratically in chat [Bug MC-16457] – Pumpkin texture flips when made into snowman [Bug MC-18284] – New AI mobs see through invisibility [Bug MC-18984] – Dead bushes and Saplings do not burn [Bug MC-24336] – Withers are harmed by the explosions of their Wither Skulls [Bug MC-25370] – Mouse is centered when going to previous menu with ESC [Bug MC-31081] – Stone monster eggs Spawn 2 Silverfish [Bug MC-31203] – Furnace Progress Remains After Changing Ingredient [Bug MC-32301] – Lava fizz sound plays whenever a flowing lava block destroys an air block [Bug MC-36847] – No Colon after Game Mode in World Options [Bug MC-37355] – server-icon.png alpha channel display [Bug MC-43984] – Normal players can use player selectors [Bug MC-44551] – Silverfish can infest Granite/Andesite/Diorite [Bug MC-44592] – Lava spreads further than it should [Bug MC-44805] – /difficulty doesn't update on singleplayer [Bug MC-44890] – Doors get added to the list of village doors over and over again [Bug MC-44893] – /kill Not Killing Invulnerable Entity [Bug MC-45011] – /clone doesnt clone TileEntity orientation [Bug MC-45056] – Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Loading entity NBT [Bug MC-45063] – Tripwire is invisible [Bug MC-45071] – The world freezes if an Enderman is being hit. [Bug MC-45082] – Skin Layers Appear to be Off when Travelling through Portals [Bug MC-45084] – Skin's Second Layers Invisible in First Person [Bug MC-45087] – Id for cooked fish is "minecraft:cooked_fished" [Bug MC-45172] – New skin layer jacket acts enchanted when enchanted pants equipped [Bug MC-45235] – Double Shift = Sprint [Bug MC-45448] – Problem with auto-completion of commands 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. Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w04a/minecraft_server.14w04a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
Hey guys, You might remember this post from the end of last year. Basically, everyone who bought Scrolls before December 19th received a free Scrolls code to give to a buddy. Though lots of you have given your code away, there are still a few that haven’t been redeemed. I mention this because the codes will only work for the next two weeks. After that they become a meaningless stream of letters and numbers, which is significantly less fun than playing Scrolls with a friend or loved one. So do the right thing, eh? Log into your Mojang account and give the gift of Scrolls. It’s a very nice thing to do. Have a great day! Owen – @bopogamel Continue reading...
 
Snapshot time! We’ve fixed a whole bunch of bugs introduced in last weeks snapshots, introduced a few new commands and tweaked a few things that needed tweaking. Notable additions for mapmakers: /tp now supports rotation arguments Player selectors (@p, @e, etc) now support cubic areas. For example: @e[x=0,y=0,z=0,dx=10,dy=10,dz=10] gets all entities between 0,0,0 and 10,10,10 Added /clone command to copy large areas to other areas Added a /fill command to fill a large area with a block 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. Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w03a/minecraft_server.14w03a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
Update: A ‘b’ snapshot has been released to fix lots of crashes! The first snapshot of Minecraft 1.8 has arrived! This update will be split into two primary focuses: Survival gameplay & improvements, and new fancy abilities for adventure maps! We’ve done a whole bunch of optimizing for both the client and server (with more to come!) and lots more work towards the Plugin API in the background. As this is the very first snapshot of 1.8, do remember to backup your worlds before trying it! Big survival changes: 3 new stone types! Major Enchanting & Repairing changes! Mossy stone bricks recipe! Updated Villager trading! Doors stack! Slime blocks! Lots of other tweaks, changes, bug fixes and secret features! Big Adventure Map changes: Adventure Mode no longer lets you place/destroy blocks. But that can change! Added Entity Selectors! Use @e in certain commands to target entities. You can limit it with [type=Chicken] or [type=!Skeleton] Added a /blockdata command! Added ‘Lock’ (String) NBT tag on most containers. Added an optional entity parameter to /kill (try: /kill @e[type=!Player] Added optional arguments to /clear for max item count (use 0 to not actually delete anything) & NBT data Lots of other tweaks, changes, bug fixes and secret features! 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. Server files: Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w02b/minecraft_server.14w02b.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w02b/minecraft_server.14w02b.exe Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
Hi everyone, You’ve probably heard of Minecraft Realms by now. It’s a paid service that lets you quickly create an online Minecraft world for you and friends to play in together. It’s simple to set-up, easy to manage, and configured from within the Minecraft client. Your world is always online, even if you aren’t logged in. You can invite up to 20 friends to your Realm, and 10 can play at once. The whole thing is hosted on our servers and can be configured from inside Minecraft. It’s very jolly. Minecraft Realms is currently available in Sweden for PC Minecraft only. Anyone who attended this year’s Minecon can also access Realms by redeeming the Realms pre-paid giftcard that came in their giftbag. Realms subscriptions currently come with seven pre-made maps, including Blocks vs Zombies by SethBling, Dash of Doom by Dragnoz, and Spellbound Caves by Vechs. You can load them up, or create a completely random world if you prefer. Your Realm gets saved at regular intervals, so you can restore an earlier version if something goes wrong, or if someone burns down a creation you’ve spent months on. On that note, it’s easy to add and remove friends from your approved list. :) If you’re based in Sweden, or one of the lucky few with access to Realms, you can log into your Minecraft account to start, or top-up, a subscription. Your world is currently saved for at least three months after your subscription runs out, so don’t worry if you forget to top up in time. We’re currently offering three different package for Realms users. 30 days access costs €10, 90 days costs €26, and 180 days costs €46. For more information, check out the official Realms website and FAQ. Hope you found this post informative! Merry Christmas Minecrafters! Owen and the Realms team : Leo, Daniel and Amir. Continue reading...
 
Season’s greetings! Is there anything more special than giving the gift of Minecraft to a loved one? Probably. But it’s pretty special nonetheless. Lots of you buy Minecraft for your friends and family during Christmas, which is lovely. To make it a little bit more special, we’ve designed a gift card-type thing that you can print out. It’s much more festive than sending a numbers and letters in an email. To print out your card, buy a gift code, then click the link when prompted. You’ll get a festive foldable card, along with a handy instruction sheet from the printer. Have a lovely holiday season everyone! Owen – @bopogamel Continue reading...
 
It’s the most Christmassy time of the year! For that reason, everyone who’s bought Scrolls is about to receive an extra copy to give to a friend. I’ve posted details on Scrolls.com to explain exactly how you can send it out, so go there and give the gift of Scrolls. Very festive. Merry Christmas from the whole Scrolls Team! Owen - @bopogamel Continue reading...
 
It’s here! The pre-release is finally here! We’ll be expecting to push this live next week if we encounter no major issues. The most notable changes in 1.7.3 compared to 1.7.2 are as follows: Added integrated Twitch broadcasting! See below for details. Fixed render distances above 8 (may not work in multiplayer, servers have their own view distance they limit you to) Many bug fixes and optimizations! At Minecon we announced our new partnership with Twitch to bring one-click broadcasting to Minecraft. It has been in the recent snapshots, and proven to be very stable and ready to go live. Before you can start streaming, you will need to visit your Mojang account settings and link a Twitch account to your Mojang account. Then in the game you may check the quality settings in Options -> Broadcast Options, or just go ahead and start broadcasting at any time by hitting F6. This key can be configured in the Controls options. This is only supported on Windows (Vista and higher) and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and higher. If you cannot start broadcasting ingame for any reason, the game will tell you why and possibly how to fix it. To get pre-releases, 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. Server cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.7.3/minecraft_server.1.7.3.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
Change of plan with the pre-release! We fixed some big bugs, namely large render distances now actually work (best seen on Singleplayer). Today we’re giving out a new snapshot to test this and other things, and if all goes well we’ll pre-release tomorrow (Friday!) 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. Server cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w49a/minecraft_server.13w49a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
We’ll be releasing Minecraft 1.7.3 next week, with a pre-release this Thursday. As such, have a small bug-fix snapshot! 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. Server cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w48a/minecraft_server.13w48a.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
At Minecon we announced our new partnership with Twitch to bring one-click broadcasting to Minecraft. After a little wait, we’re now ready to make this publicly testable! This is the very first snapshot to include this functionality and it may be a little buggy, and we’re not finished with all the features yet, but hopefully it’ll be enough for you to play with and give feedback on! Before you can start streaming, you will need to visit your Mojang account settings and link a Twitch account to your Mojang account. Then in the game you may check the quality settings in Options -> Broadcast Options, or just go ahead and start broadcasting at any time by hitting F6. This key can be configured in the Controls options. Currently this is only supported on Windows (XP and higher) and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and higher. If you cannot start broadcasting ingame, go to the options screen and it will tell you why. Along with the new twitch.tv broadcasting integration there is also a whole bunch of bug fixes. If you find any bugs that need fixing then as always please report them to the bug tracker! 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. Server cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w47c/minecraft_server.13w47c.jar Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
It feels like we’ve been working on this for a year now, with more than half a million lines of code changed over 1,104 commits we’ve been working extremely hard on this update. We’re calling this one “The update that changed the world”, because it really has in two different ways; there’s over twice the amount of ingame biomes, and we’ve overhauled lots of the code preparing for the plugin API. Here’s a list of cool things that may be coming your way on Friday, if the pre-release goes well! New world generation! Double the amount of biomes, with new trees/flowers/blocks. New “Amplified” world option. Less ocean, more awesome. New blocks! Two new types of wood. Stained glass! With both blocks and panes. Packed ice, red sand, podzol. Lots of new flowers, including double-tall versions of current plants. Portals can be bigger sizes! Fishing! Added more type of fish. Redone the fishing mechanics. Can now catch junk and treasure too. Fishing rod enchantments! Maps! Put them in an item frame and hang them on your wall. They’re extra big! Lots of new colours for lots of blocks! Now with less lag! Achievement & Statistics overhaul! Now both world (or server) specific. In multiplayer, it’s announced to everybody when you get an achievement. You can move your mouse over this in the chat to see what it was! Some new achievements and statistic types were added. Zoomable achievements screen! Multiplayer enhancements! Servers can now put a 64×64 image called “server-icon.png” in their folder, that you will see on your server list. You can see who’s online before joining a server; move your mouse over the player count! Lots of hidden preparation for allowing name changes. Resource pack changes! You can now have multiple selected. They can completely re-do your sounds, adding new ones or changing current ones. Servers can now recommend a resource pack for you to use. Chat & command improvements! New commands to spawn mobs or blocks of any type. Command block minecart! Clickable links to achievements and items. Click on somebody’s name in the chat to message them! Lots and lots of technical work! Completely rewrote how the network (multiplayer) works. Completely rewrote the sound manager. New graphics options. Basic shader support testing. Many bugs fixed, including: [MC-291] – Screenshots are treated as links in the console. [MC-673] – Sky/lighting doesn’t get darker during a thunderstorm [MC-715] – V-Sync in Window mode, settings not activated between sessions. [MC-784] – Letters in Arabic Language not connected [MC-881] – Boat inflicts fall damage if it runs aground in some fashion (Slabs, Mobs, Soul Sand) [MC-944] – Armour with Protection on it seems to reduce against hunger damage [MC-1018] – Black Lighting under overhangs [MC-1105] – Villagers act like it is Raining when they are in the Desert, and it Rains elsewhere. [MC-1379] – Transparent texture makes transparent texture behind invisible [MC-2638] – Old AI mobs and Wolves don’t turn back to passive in Creative [MC-2915] – Attempting to tp to an invalid coordinate returns “commands.generic.double.invalid” [MC-3305] – Cyrillic font not displaying on signs and in chat (Russian language) [MC-3871] – Cauldron water does not put out fire / damage blaze [MC-3973] – Silk Touch, pre-lit Redstone Lamps [MC-4150] – Baby Zombies do not drop any loot / xp [MC-4482] – Saplings placed on Farmland are not affected by Bonemeal [MC-4732] – Tools and weapons lose durability without doing damage [MC-4921] – Sounds (eg. Mobs / Portals / Water) Don’t Immediately Fade [MC-4973] – Zombie Pigman from Nether Portal still spawns even if doMobSpawning is false [MC-5238] – 10 MB server texture pack limit too small [MC-5305] – Arrows from a flame bow aren’t extinguished from rain [MC-5550] – Night Time Doesn’t Immediately Allow Sleep [MC-6820] – The generation of terrain surface layer produces local straight glitches (fix included) [MC-7449] – Silverfish infected Stone Brick varients appears as normal stone brick. [MC-8331] – Command block text disappears if too long [MC-9271] – Opening a singleplayer world is counted as a multiplayer join in the statistics [MC-9547] – Incorrect usage string for `/scoreboard teams empty` [MC-9779] – Old versions of output-server.log and lock files remain on harddisk [MC-10077] – Ajasent Obsidian Blocks prevent Nether portal appearing [MC-10257] – when a pig gets struck by lightning it spawns without a sword [MC-10984] – GS4 query listener fails to send player list when len(players) > 127 [MC-11027] – Axes accelarate the speed at which Slabs are broken [MC-11280] – Sometimes Water flows out of newly generated Village Farms [MC-11518] – RCON and Scoreboard Command Output Formatting [MC-12450] – Missing usage string commands.scoreboard.players.list.usage [MC-12452] – Scoreboard team join command fails on invalid team name [MC-12454] – Scoreboard option seeFriendlyInvisibles not listed in usage [MC-12541] – the letters for the ‘off’ setting on smooth lighting aren’t capitalised [MC-12731] – Minecraft crashes if you click edit or delete on a LAN game [MC-12769] – when typing /help with a number higher than 4, it produces the wrong message [MC-12984] – getting a locked chest pushed into your head crashes the game [MC-13565] – Fireworks sometimes don’t stack when they should [MC-13661] – When re-sizing window before game loads internal view doesn’t resize [MC-14521] – Boats cannot be steered by using the “left” and “right” keys [MC-14865] – Carpets Are Not Flammable [MC-15547] – Structures (witch huts, nether fortresses etc.) don’t get saved with the world file [MC-15564] – Start up failure: “Cannot determine close requested state of uncreated window” [MC-15688] – Axe breaks all slabs in adventure mode. No drops for stone. [MC-16324] – Massive Amount of “[SEVERE] Reached end of stream” messages [MC-16435] – Boats Still Break on Lily’s [MC-16849] – Crash near pyramid [MC-16910] – Packet250CustomPayload(dk) [MC-17090] – Invalid teamcolors throw an NPE in the console [MC-17831] – Crash selecting resource pack [13w24b] [MC-18569] – Server resourcepacks not implemented yet [MC-18672] – Textures disappearing after setting player walkSpeed to 0 [MC-19483] – sounds playing after leaving world [MC-19604] – Cannot /playsound records [MC-21870] – Screen goes blank when modifying walk speed [MC-22927] – Animals running forever after being hit [MC-26151] – Minecraft has advice on an error report that should be deleted. [MC-26608] – /spreadplayers confirmation text is wrong [MC-26660] – Constant minecart sound [MC-27284] – /scoreboard teams option color: Tab doesnt list all options. [MC-27904] – The Hindi, Malay and Norsk (Bokmål) language appear 2 times [MC-28400] – Breeding animals gives xp even if doMobLoot gamerule is false [MC-28405] – The saddle equip sound effect does not play when equipping a pig with a saddle. [MC-28478] – Successful hit sound effect does not match the sound in the assets sound folder [MC-28625] – The horse armor equip sound does not play when replacing others [MC-28768] – Horse Breeding Doesn’t Produce Markings Correctly on Foal [MC-29088] – Shearing sound does not play when shearing a mooshroom [MC-29279] – Bug: the command block can be damaged by the explosion of Blue Wither Skulls [MC-29321] – Jukeboxes play at the sound volume for effects until you change the music volume [MC-29361] – Oceans are too big [MC-29424] – Players appear offset for other clients after going through nether portals [MC-31031] – Spawn eggs can be used on top of water, but not lava [MC-31065] – Villages not generating? (snapshot 13w37b) [MC-32250] – Typo on “Unable to Load Worlds” screen [MC-32534] – piston extention givies tile.nill.name [MC-32679] – Spawned in enderportals are not nameable To help test the pre-release, 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. Server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.7/minecraft_server.1.7.jar(On windows, right click -> open with -> java) Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
It’s the national lets-pretend-its-thursday day! Let’s celebrate with a snapshot. 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. Server files: Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w43a/minecraft_server.13w43a.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w43a/minecraft_server.13w43a.exe Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
To celebrate the upcoming pre-release, here’s a snapshot with extra bugs for added value! 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. Server files: Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w42a/minecraft_server.13w42a.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w42a/minecraft_server.13w42a.exe Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
I could write a big changelog with all the new features, all the fixed bugs and all the reworked code… but I could also go spend that time making some more new features, fix some bugs and rework some code. Brb coding! 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. Server files: Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w41a/minecraft_server.13w41a.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w41a/minecraft_server.13w41a.exe Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
It’s that time again. Time to fill up some epic panels for MINECON 2013. In past years we’ve had amazing panels about all different Minecraft topics by a variety of speakers. From children to adults, our panelists have included wonderful people from the community with all different backgrounds. We are looking to find another incredibly interesting and diverse set of panels and speakers. Think you have what it takes? Submit your idea here.. Panel submissions will close on Monday, October 7th at 11pm PST. Thanks! Lydia [email protected] Continue reading...
 
I’m a little snapshot, short and stout. Here is my screenshot and here is my [FATAL CORRUPTION IN CLASS SXQ CANNOT CONTINUE] 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. Server files: Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w39a/minecraft_server.13w39a.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w39a/minecraft_server.13w39a.exe Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
Update: Snapshot 13w37b has been released, along with a pre-release of 1.6.3. You can select these versions in your launcher, or download the server links below. Hey! You! Did you hear about the new snapshot? No? Well, there’s a new snapshot! Huzzah! What got added? Stuff! What got fixed? Bugs! If you find any more silly bugs, please help us fix it by reporting it to our bug tracker. We still strongly recommend that you don’t run the snapshots on an existing world if you don’t want to run into chunk errors. There is a known issue with world structures such as Nether Fortresses not transitioning to 1.7 from 1.6, but loading these areas in the new pre-release 1.6.3 and then going to snapshot 13w37b (or later) should fix this. 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. To get the pre-release, do the same but manually select “1.6.3″ from the version dropdown list. Server files (For snapshot 13w37b): Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w37b/minecraft_server.13w37b.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w37b/minecraft_server.13w37b.exe Server files (For the 1.6.3 pre-release): Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.6.3/minecraft_server.1.6.3.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.6.3/minecraft_server.1.6.3.exe Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...
 
Hey! There’s a post on Scrolls.com discussing what’s coming this October. Check it out, if you’re that way inclined. Have a nice day! Owen – @bopogamel Continue reading...
 
Update: Snapshot 13w38c has been released to fix numerous graphical issues, crashes and item frame issues. The client is available in your launcher, and the server links are below. There’s a snapshot! It’s called 13w38a! What does it have? Well, that’s Super Secret :) 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. Server files: Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w38c/minecraft_server.13w38c.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/13w38c/minecraft_server.13w38c.exe Report bugs here: Minecraft issue tracker! // The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams Continue reading...