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Release date

May 2, 2013[1]

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13w18a is the fourth snapshot released for 1.6.1.


  • Added Block of Coal.
    • Crafted with coal in a 3x3 space.
      • The block cannot be crafted with charcoal.
    • Can be used as furnace fuel and smelts 72 items, the equivalent to 9 coal.
    • Can be used as a storage block for large amounts of coal, similarly to blocks of iron and related blocks.
  • Start of a new texture loading system.
  • Added crafting recipes for leads and hay blocks.
    • Hay blocks are crafted with wheat similarly to mineral blocks.
    • Hay blocks cannot be crafted back into wheat.
  • Added chest generation in Nether Fortresses.
    • Chests generate in corners of interior corridors


  • Locked Chests texture changed again.
  • Tweaked horse equipment obtainability.
    • Players can no longer craft horse armor.
    • Horses now use the same saddle that pigs use.
    • Saddles can now be found in most generated chests.
    • Added horse armor to dungeons.
  • Removed Horse Saddles.
    • Normal saddles are now required to ride horses.
  • Adjustments related to horses makes them more practical later in the game.
  • Redstone Comparators now output a signal for cauldrons and end portal frames.
    • A cauldron gives signal strengths that range from zero (empty) to three (full) depending on the amount of water contained inside.
    • An end portal frame would give a signal strength of either zero or fifteen, depending on if an eye of ender has been inserted into it.
  • Mechanic whereby zombies spawn more zombies adjusted to be subtle and not as easily visible to the player.
    • Zombies spawn in dark areas far from the player or in caves.
  • Carpets can now be placed on translucent blocks.
  • Cocoa beans removed from dungeon chests.


7 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.6.1

  • MC-590 – Mobs not realizing they killed their attacker and trying to attack empty space
  • MC-1320 – Dogs wont stop snarling after punched by someone else
  • MC-1980 – Despawning cured zombie
  • MC-4631 – Lava decay fails to schedule block update
  • MC-14221 – Blocks stop updating one minute after entering the Nether or the End

From the 1.6.1 snapshots

  • MC-14586 – You can pick up command blocks with any pickaxe

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-14786 – Can't place carpet on translucent blocks