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Java Edition 12w50a

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12w50a
Edition

Java Edition

Type

Snapshot

Release date

December 13, 2012[1]

Snapshot for

1.4.6

Download

Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version

51

12w50a is the second snapshot released for 1.4.6.

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Chests
  • Added 3 new textures:
    • xmaschest.png,
    • largexmaschest.png
    • 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.[2]
  • Chest will use these textures on December 25
Cobwebs

Items[edit]

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[edit]

Villagers

World generation[edit]

Dungeons

Gameplay[edit]

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

Changes[edit]

Items[edit]

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

Gameplay[edit]

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

General[edit]

Controls
  • Pressing CTRL+Q by default (Or your "Drop" button if changed in controls), the player drops a full stack instead of one item.
Notice
  • 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 Minecraft 1.6.[3] 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.[4]

Fixes[edit]

14 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.4.6

  • 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 doesn't flash.
  • MC-4499 – Beacon tiers don't work at y=0.
  • MC-4510 – Enchantment not showing in item frame.

From the previous snapshot

  • 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 – Fallingsand spawners failing to save properly, and causing crashes.

References[edit]