Java Edition 1.4.6/Development versions

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This is a list of Java Edition 1.4.6 development versions.

12w49a

12w49a is the first snapshot for Java Edition 1.4.6, released on December 7, 2012,[1] which added nether brick slabs, enchanted books and fireworks.

Additions

Blocks

Nether Brick Slabs

Items

Enchanted Books
  • Used for enchanting items.
    • In this snapshot due to a bug, any item could be given any enchantment in survival mode using an anvil.
Firework Rocket
  • New kind of shootable projectible.
    • Sound effects will come soon.
  • Fireworks are customizable by crafting
Firework Star

Changes

Blocks

General

Mobs

Ghasts
  • The blast radius of fireballs a specific Ghast shoots can be customized with an editor.

Fixes

16 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.4.6
  • MC-96 – using the number keys to move an item out of a furnace does not give XP.
  • MC-256 – Mobs can still revert farmland to dirt even if mobGriefing gamerule is set on false.
  • MC-498 – Setting an enderman on fire with flint and steel, or lava, will not make it teleport away.
  • MC-721 – Animals on fire do not flee.
  • MC-1140 – Boats always get placed in the same direction and not based on how they get placed.
  • MC-1240 – Endermen cannot dodge flame arrow. When the arrow is shot the Enderman moves out of the way but is still set on fire.
  • MC-1311 – When entering the Nether, the game auto-selects the first item on the toolbar.
  • MC-1847Leaves have the incorrect tool tip.
  • MC-2145 – "Drowning" in Creative mode.
  • MC-2504 – Enchant command cannot enchant with ID 0 (Protection).
  • MC-3332 – The XP level-up sound, which appears every 5 levels, does not play.
  • MC-3490Minecarts and falling entities flicker.
  • MC-3501 – Passive mob spawn eggs are not consumed upon use.
  • MC-3565 – Endermen do not open their mouth when attacked by other mobs.
  • MC-4069 – Pressing F3 + B displays hitboxes rendering invisibility potions useless.
  • MC-4117 – The wither can sometimes destroy its own star due to the posthumous detonation of wither skulls.

12w50a

12w50a is the second snapshot for Java Edition 1.4.6, released on December 13, 2012,[3] which added new Christmas chest textures and the Thorns enchantment.

Additions

Blocks

Chests
  • Added 3 new textures: xmaschest.png, largexmaschest.png, and skis.png
    • xmaschest.png changes the chest texture to resemble a red gift.
    • largexmaschest.png changes the large chest texture to resemble a green gift.
    • skis.png is unused, dummy file. Dinnerbone said he added this file as a red herring.[4]
    • Chests will use these textures on December 25.
Cobwebs

Items

Shears
Tools
  • Added tool highlight when switching items in the hotbar.
    • Renamed items will display the changed name.
    • To disable it, open options.txt and change heldItemTooltips to false.

Mobs

Villagers

World generation

Dungeons

Gameplay

Enchanting
  • Added Thorns enchantment for armor.
    • When hit by a mob, the mob will receive damage.

Changes

Items

General
Firework rocket
  • Tweaked the effect the item gives and sounds.

Gameplay

Creative
Enchanting
  • Protection is no longer as effective as all the other Protection enchantments combined.
  • Unbreaking can be applied to anything with durability using enchanted books.

General

Controls
  • Pressing CTRL+Q by default (Or the "Drop" button if changed in controls), the player drops a full stack instead of one item.
Notices
  • Added a notice/warning for users still playing on PowerPCs or Java 5 (Java 1.5).
    • Mojang plans to drop support for Java 5 by version 1.6.[5] This is due to the most recent versions of LWJGL no longer supporting Java 5, with PowerPC also no longer supported by Apple to be made compatible with Java 6 or newer.[6]

Fixes

14 issues fixed
  • MC-255 – Graphical issue with trading.
  • MC-312 – Item textures of spawn eggs and firework stars not aligned properly when stacked.
  • MC-674 – Items different only in damage cannot be swapped.
  • MC-1626 – Z-fighting in beacon block bottom.
  • MC-1959 – Placing double slabs ignore damage values.
  • MC-1969 – minecarts cant travel through nether portals.
  • MC-3593 – Lightning does not flash.
  • MC-4499 – Beacon tiers do not work at y=0.
  • MC-4510 – Enchantment not showing in item frame.
From the previous development version
  • MC-4193 – Firework star duplication glitch.
  • MC-4199 – Deaths not logged to console.
  • MC-4200 – The Nether and the End generating random blocks clientside in multiplayer.
  • MC-4203 – Enchanted Books: Unenchantable item can receive any enchantment.
  • MC-4433 – Falling sand spawners failing to save properly, and causing crashes.

12w50b

12w50b is the third and final snapshot for Java Edition 1.4.6, released on December 14, 2012,[7] to fix some of the bugs and crashes in 12w50a. It is the final snapshot of 2012.

Changes

Gameplay

Enchanting

Fixes

11 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.4.6
  • MC-133 – Mobs walking slow when the player hits them.
  • MC-4024 – Chest glitch; server/client desyncronization.
  • MC-4528 – Flaming arrows take a few seconds to visibly catch fire.
  • MC-4634 – Cannot remove XP bars using the /xp -1L command when between levels 0 and 1.
From the Java Edition 1.4.6 development versions
  • MC-4191 – Unusable ingredients in fireworks are used when crafting.
From the previous development version
  • MC-4534 – Tool highlight shows when item stack changes.
  • MC-4537NullPointerException when nothing in their hand.
  • MC-4553 – zombies sometimes stop attacking.
  • MC-4580 – Unbreaking does not work on armor.
  • MC-4584 – Opening an GUI will show the item name in the hotbar again.
  • MC-4612 – Enchanted item bug in 3D.

Notes and references