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Release date

April 25, 2013[1]

Snapshot for



Client (.json)

13w17a is the third snapshot released for 1.6.1.

Additions[edit | edit source]

  • Added hardened clay
    • Obtained by smelting a clay block
  • Added extra tooltip info in the search tab for the Creative inventory

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Tooltip shows what category a block/item is in.
  • Water lakes no longer generate in deserts; however, lava lakes continue to do so
    • Water lakes only generate on the edge of desert and desert hills biomes
  • Zombies have a low chance to spawn more zombies when they take damage
    • This is an early version of the function; In the future, this will mainly apply to spawning zombies out of sight in enclosed spaces.[2]
  • The carpet crafting recipe now gives 3 carpet blocks

Fixes[edit | edit source]

9 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.6.1

  • MC-22 – Jukebox audio volume doesn't decrease
  • MC-1407 – Tamed wolves and cats despawn
  • MC-7134 – Silverfish breaking blocks when "mobGriefing" is set to false
  • MC-8112 – Pick-Block and Furnaces
  • MC-8260 – Achievement "Hot Topic" Uses Faceless Furnace Icon
  • MC-12133 – Arrows visually float when shot into a block

From the launcher

  • MC-13692 – Launcher Beta - OS X with Retina Display is pixelated
  • MC-14606 – New Minecraft Launcher unable to play/download snapshot

From the 1.6.1 snapshots

  • MC-14618 – Custom Language-Pack Removal

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://mojang.com/2013/04/1-5-2-pre-release-and-13w17a-snapshot-oh-my/
  2. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/327483354305949697