Java Edition 1.4.6 (pre-release)

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Minecraft 1.4.6
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Java Edition



Release date

December 17, 2012

Pre-release for



Server (.exe)

Protocol version


1.4.6 is the first and only pre-release for Java Edition 1.4.6.[1]



  • A high pitched sound is played when a player hits another player from far away with a bow.


  • Added an option to toggle touchscreen mode.


37 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.4.6
  • MC-429 – When a bat flies through the water, it gets stuck, and it will stay stuck.
  • MC-678 – Water splash sound gets overridden by other sounds.
  • MC-756 – Player not shown in actual location after breaking boat.
  • MC-833 – Inventory items, when placed in an ender chest, disappears.
  • MC-971 – Mis-identified server version.
  • MC-1005 – Fresh install of 1.4.2 on fresh install of OS X 10.6.8 hangs.
  • MC-1347 – Items do not "update looks" when stacked on ground.
  • MC-1348 – Dropped items only auto-stack when moving, not when going through portals.
  • MC-1599 – File Handle leak in RegionFileCache (MCP).
  • MC-1734 – Duplicating Sand/Gravel/Dragon Egg still works with tweaks to an existing design.
  • MC-1883 – Destroying a Jukebox NPE&Kick.
  • MC-1957 – Minecraft graphics messed up.
  • MC-2442 – Redstone directional bug.
  • MC-2568 – Ghost block bug.
  • MC-2610 – Game freezes at the start of a previously saved game.
  • MC-2622 – Cannot modify the Render Distance setting - Stays at "Far" regardless of changes.
  • MC-2673 – Shift-Clicking smelted ores out of furnace cause minor visual bug.
  • MC-2712 – The player cannot look around without moving vertically or horizontally.
  • MC-2747 – Minecraft client crashs when connection times out.
  • MC-2873 – Minecarts disappearing.
  • MC-2879 – Error 50% of the time when the player tries to join their server. Failed to login: Error
  • MC-2904 – Zombie pigman knockback stunlocks Iron Golems, defeating their intended purpose.
  • MC-3122 – The player cannot change texture packs.
  • MC-3255 – Blaze fire ball crashes the game.
  • MC-3280 – Some textures appear as dark terrain.png images.
  • MC-3346 – Minecraft crashing every time the player gets on for a little while.
  • MC-3632 – Game only loads the chunk the player currently standing on when they logged in. Then the game freezes and crashes.
  • MC-3860 – Client crashes when underground near piston and redstone machine.
  • MC-3899 – Skeletons will come close to attacker.
  • MC-3934 – Particle overload when returning from AFK.
  • MC-3988 – Slime audio bug.
  • MC-4432 – Minecart off track and into walls.
  • MC-4784 – Skeletons not retaliating to Iron Golems/Wolves.
  • MC-4792 – Minecraft crashed, exception world.
  • MC-4829 – Game client gets stuck on 'building terrain' screen.
From the 1.4.6 development versions
  • MC-4644 – Mobs running in circles and not jumping when chasing/running away.
From the current version, hotfixed
  • MC-4872 – Crash when shot by skeleton.
Other fixes
  • Fixed mouse wrongly positioned in fullscreen.