Minecraft 1.6 Beta Coming This Week (Trailer)

Notch, the creator of Minecraft, announced that Minecraft Beta 1.6 will be released later this week.

Fire will be undergoing some major alterations, and a new craftable map feature will help you navigate the cubic wilderness.

You can read the full change log over at Notch’s blog, but here are some highlights:

  • Added Nether support to multiplayer
  • Added tall grass in some biomes
  • Added craftable maps
  • Mushrooms now spreads (very) slowly
  • It’s no longer possible to build solid blocks on the top layer of the maps (sorry!)
  • Players stuck in walls will slide towards the nearest gap if there is one
  • Severely nerfed fire so it spread slower, and doesn’t spread infinitely
  • Seeds are now found in tall grass, using a hoe on the ground no longer works
  • The record player now supports more than 15 different songs
  • Fixed the player not being able to sneak off lowered blocks like cacti
  • Fixed boats placed on snow being placed too far up
  • Fixed submerged boats rising very very fast
  • Fixed sand dropping onto boats getting stuck in a falling animation
  • Fixed falling while riding not dealing damage to the rider
  • Fixed fire hurting through wall corners
  • Fixed entities reaching water through wall corners
  • Fixed farmland taking too long to dig
  • Fixed fences and stairs sometimes becoming invisible
  • Fixed fire sometimes existing mid-air as an invisible block of pain
  • Fixed fences and wooden stairs not being flammable
  • Fixed rain falling through liquids
  • Fixed water interacting strangely with glass
  • Fixed fences and signs preventing grass from growing
  • Fixed ice so it regenerates regardless of whether it’s snowing or not
  • Fixed rain falling too slowly
  • Fixed minecarts next to each other causing extreme velocities (sorry!)
  • Fixed wolves not following their owner if the name has different caps
  • Fixed saplings being plantable through snow onto non-grass blocks
  • Fixed ore density varying per quadrant from the center of the world
  • Fixed mushrooms spawning everywhere during nights
  • Fixed animals only spawning near light during the night
  • Fixed healing not flashing the health bar in multiplayer
  • Fixed the compass not pointing at the spawn location in multiplayer
  • Fixed fires being impossible to put out in multiplayer
  • Fixed monsters not being visible for players with their difficulty set to peaceful
  • Fixed pigs getting hit by lightning in multiplayer spawning client-side zombie pigmen

Watch the trailer, below. It has silly accents!

Quite amusing, old chap.

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4 Comments on Minecraft 1.6 Beta Coming This Week (Trailer)

Andy

On May 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

Love that pic.

:D

On May 27, 2011 at 8:52 am

its better now

mmmeh

On July 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

How did you make that picture?