Java Edition 13w02a

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Minecraft 13w02a
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Edition

Java Edition

Type

Snapshot

Release date

January 10, 2013

Snapshot for

1.5

Download

Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version

53

13w02a is the third snapshot released for Java Edition 1.5.[1]

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Activator rails
  • Used to trigger TNT Minecarts.
  • Needs to be powered by redstone.
  • Transmits power up to 8 activator rails far.
  • Crafted the same way as normal rails except without a stick in the middle.
Block of Quartz
  • New building block.
  • Made by using 4 pieces of Nether quartz in a square.
Chiseled Quartz Block
  • New building block.
  • Crafting recipe is 2 quartz slabs vertically.
Pillar Quartz Block
Quartz Stairs,
  • New stair block.
  • Crafting recipe is the same except that it is made out of any quartz block.
Quartz slabs
  • New slab block.
  • Crafting recipe is the same except that it is made out of any quartz block.

Non-mob entities[edit]

Minecart with TNT
  • Triggered by Activator Rails
  • Crafting recipe is a TNT block on top of a minecart (allowing for creation in the 2x2 inventory)
  • When it derails, it explodes instantly, ignoring the usual timer delay
  • Explodes even more violently the faster it goes
  • In Creative mode when left clicked while moving, the Minecart with TNT explodes

Gameplay[edit]

Death messages
  • Now includes the cause of death, the player the deceased player was fighting at time of death, and the name of the item used to kill.
  • Newly added death messages include:
    • Player fell from a high place
    • Player fell into a patch of cacti
    • Player fell into a patch of fire
    • Player fell off a ladder
    • Player fell off some vines
    • Player fell out of the water
    • Player got finished off by Player/Mob using Weapon
    • Player tried to swim in lava while trying to escape Player/Mob
    • Player walked into a cactus while trying to escape Player/Mob
    • Player walked into a fire whilst fighting Player/Mob
    • Player was burnt to a crisp whilst fighting Player/Mob
    • Player was killed trying to hurt Player/Mob
    • Player was slain by Player/Mob using Weapon

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Anvils
  • Improved naming of containers
    • Renamed Chests, Trapped Chests, Dispensers, Furnaces, Brewing Stands, and Enchantment Tables will display the new name in their GUI where the normal name used to appear.
Hoppers
  • Is now controllable by redstone – Power it to disable item forwarding.
  • Added a proper icon.
  • Is no longer considered wooden (cannot be used as a fuel in a furnace, etc.).
  • New crafting recipe uses iron ingots rather than stone.
  • The redstone signal emitted when a Comparator is placed against it directly has changed.
    • 1 item will give a signal strength of 1, a 1/3 of a stack (21 for items which stack to 64) gives a signal strength of 2.
    • The number of full stacks x 3 = Signal strength.
    • E.g. 2 stacks of an item/block will give a signal strength of 6, while 2 potions will also give a signal strength of 6 (because a potion occupies one stack).
Lava
  • Changed textures.
Redstone Comparator
  • Updated texture.
  • When fed by containers, they will now start giving out a signal as soon as 1 item is in the container, allowing for empty container detection.
Slabs
Trapped chests
  • Now in Decoration Blocks in creative mode inventory.

Mobs[edit]

General
  • Improved naming of mob eggs.
    • Mobs spawned from renamed eggs have the name of the egg and the names will appear in the death message.
    • Mobs can now display their custom name as nametag using an NBT tag.
Skeletons
  • Improved aiming.
  • Now shoots from 15 blocks away, instead of 10
  • Accuracy changes by difficulty

World generation[edit]

Abandoned mineshafts

Gameplay[edit]

Language
  • Updated language files.
    • Language files can now be updated via the background downloader (no need for a new Minecraft release).
Texture packs
  • Textures now use one file per block/item, which are stitched together at runtime – Texture sizes don't need to be consistent.
  • Any block and item can be animated by putting the frames underneath each other in the right .png – Use an optional .txt to specify frame order and duration.
  • Special rules apply for water, lava, compass, and clock.
  • Existing texture packs will "automagically" be converted.
  • Vanilla textures will be used if texture files are missing.

Fixes[edit]

22 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.5

  • MC-737 – Map scaling breaks the map sometimes.
  • MC-1086 – [FIXED] Command block/Repeater acting weirdly.
  • MC-1642 – Minecart noise gets stuck on long cart rides. | Bumping, choppy sound.
  • MC-1972 – Redstone torch sometimes update instantly (not the North/South quirk).
  • MC-2257 – Minecraft VERY slow to join/update a server, takes LONG time to login (30 seconds/ 1 min).
  • MC-2526 – Rain animation glitches through the ceiling.
  • MC-2806 – Anvils will sometimes hit the edge of a block and break instead of being placed.
  • MC-3597 – Floating minecart tracls when pushed by one-pulse piston.
  • MC-3662 – Pistons and other Non-Solid blocks.
  • MC-4752 – Failed to save player profile.
  • MC-5691 – 1.4.6 - Windows 8 64x - Mouse: View issues/Accuracy error?
  • MC-6131 – Crash upon reloading texture pack.
  • MC-6699 – Reading Bytes in Minecraft code has a possible flaw.

From the 1.5 snapshots

  • MC-5722 – Destroying a Daylight Sensor by hand works as quick as with a pickaxe, but only using a pickaxe the item drops.
  • MC-5777 – Game stop reading clicks when you are clicking very fast.
  • MC-5788 – Inactive detector rail outputs redstone through block.
  • MC-5874 – Shift left double-click doesn't work.

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-5998 – Item duplication by using the hopper.
  • MC-6125 – Adding an item to the chest decreases output signal level.
  • MC-6165 – Comparators cannot determine if a container is empty.
  • MC-6202 – Catuses grow extremely quickly.
  • MC-6265 – Hoppers can be used as fuel in furnaces.

References[edit]