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October 22, 2015

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15w43b is the thirty-fifth snapshot for 1.9, which was released to fix an issue with multiplayer from the previous snapshot and to get custom drop tables working, as well as add subtitles.[1]

This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.



  • Subtitles which display sounds for the hard of hearing/deaf.
    • Mobs have individualised subtitles, for example “Creeper hissing”.
    • "<" or ">" points in the direction the sound is coming from.


  • Golden apple will now always be present, and will no longer disappear if the chunk is unloaded before the chest is opened.
  • Made the basement walls less uniform
  • Elder guardian (but not guardian) drop chances for raw fish or prismarine crystals changed again. Now it's a 50% chance for fish, 33% for crystals, and 16.7% of nothing, with the amount increased by Looting.
  • Wither skeletons' coal drop changed to 0–2 coal, incremented as usual with Looting. This is still an increase over 15w42a.
  • Squid now drop 0–2 ink sacs (was 1–3), incremented as usual with Looting.
  • Undid several other changes from 15w43a:
    • Ghasts' drops reverted back to 0–2 gunpowder and 0–1 tears, incremented as usual with Looting.
    • Rabbits drop feet again as a rare drop.
    • Rabbits' meat drop is no longer affected by Looting.
    • Skeletons' drops reverted back to 0–2 arrows and 0–2 bones, incremented as usual with Looting.
    • Wither skeletons' bone drop reverted back to 0–2 bones, incremented as usual with Looting.
    • Zombie pigmen's drops reverted back to 0–1 rotten flesh and 0–1 gold nuggets, incremented as usual with Looting.
  • No longer shows the flowing animation when directly adjacent to glass.


9 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.9
  • MC-2931 – Boat location desync
  • MC-35790 – Stationary water shows flowing animation at the sides of glass blocks
  • MC-72878 – Name plate is inside baby villager's head
From the 1.9 development versions
  • MC-90096 – Dispensers don't dispense all types of boats
  • MC-90576 – Frost Walker turns flowing water into frosted ice
From the previous development version
  • MC-91043Packet 0/72 (ia) was larger than I expected, found 19 bytes extra whilst reading packet 72
  • MC-91044 – Language selection screen is empty
  • MC-91046 – Missing pack.mcmeta on default resource pack
  • MC-91098 – Rabbits doesn't drop rabbit foot


Video made by slicedlime: