• Updated and added new sounds by C418
• Added Pumpkin Pie (already in 12w37a though ;D)
• Added a neutral mob (bat)

• Added a hostile mob (doesn’t spawn yet) (witch)

• Command block target parameters have been upgraded, check here for details.
• Beacon artwork has changed

• Wood trunk blocks are now rotated differently. Instead of using the player’s position, it will rotate based on the face it is placed upon. This is mainly a test, so feedback is welcomed, but for me personally this way is a bit easier. (works like pistons)



• Tweaks to the Wither
• Carrots are now carrot, and added new food item (pumpkin pie)
• Tweaks to a couple of item sprites
• Leather armor now has a non-dyed layer
• Superflat customization options
• Pigs are now able to jump when players ride on them
• Added /clear command to empty the inventory
• Evil mobs are now a little bit more fearless in hard difficulty
• Various bug fixes



“Hey hey! We are currently working to get Minecraft 1.4 out around Halloween – the Pretty Scary Update! Until then, have the (near-)weekly snapshot” - Jeb

• A new scary decoration block
• The “secret” from previous snapshots is now spawnable
• A new mob variant in the Nether
• Minor changes to the leather dyeing (the colors will attempt to maintain intensity and not dilute as much)
• The “work in progress block” is now called “Beacon” and can be crafted
• Carrot on a stick!
• Bug fixes


1.4.1 Pre-Release

• Fixed mobs glitching through wooden floors
• Fixed players glitching through Beacons
• Fixed Redstone Repeaters getting stuck in ‘on’ state
• Bats spawn less frequently
• A number of minor font fixes
• Activated the Wither painting
• Fixed wet wolves looking way too scary
• Tweaked naming costs in the Anvil
• Tweaked enchantment points reward for smelting
• Fixed bug that allowed any item to be placed in the armor slots
• Fixed mob spawners spawning too quickly

“Since we do these pre-releases mainly to prepare modders and server admins (and not to find and fix bugs), we’ve decided to push the release of 1.4(.1) one day to Thursday, October 25. Again, since I know this is a lot of text to read:” - Mojang

Release date: Thursday October 25



“Here’s the next snapshot, 12w42b! We are pushing these very rapidly now because we need to get ready for the 1.4 pre-release (which needs to be out before the official release on October 24). Since yesterday’s snapshot we’ve done…” - Mojang

• Falling sand now properly “pops” when falling on non-solid blocks (such as torches)
• The redstone repeater lock mechanism is now slightly more stable / predictable. It’s still not 100% as we want it, but fixing it completely will require bigger changes that we’ve planned for Minecraft 1.5.
• Fixed tooltip width for renamed items
• Added a number of sound events, but the sound effects are not added yet
• Server ping will now tell if the server and client have mismatching protocol versions
• Updated translation files



• Minor terrain additions for the witch
• Flatworld configuration now allows you to generate trees, strongholds etc
• A number of new NBT tags for items (intended for custom map makers)
• The pick block action now works on items
• Pressing the 1-9 hotkeys while hovering over an item will put that item into the inventory bar
• The left-click action will no longer open doors, pull levers, push buttons or open trapdoors. Use the right mouse button!
• Firespread has been slightly nerfed again to prevent infinitely spreading fires
• More bugfixes & tweaks!

12w40b (Bug fixing)


12w40 a