14w04a Full Changelog – Minecraft snapshot 14w04a has been released


Here’s the full 14w04a snapshot changelog:

  • Looting now gives 1% change of rare loot per level
  • Snow covers seem to not affect grass block texture
  • Item frames can now rotate items by 45 degrees
  • Added the ability to filter block types in the /fill command, but only if it’s used to fill in replace mode with “normal” blocks. It does not work when filling with block entities. Syntax: /fill replace [filterBlockName] [filterData]
  • Changed village mechanics
    • Doors are now added to the closest village
    • This will not break iron farms, but change them a little, enough to make them practically pointless
  • Improved villager AI
    • Villagers will now harvest and replant grown crops
    • Animation 
  • Comparators will now work with item frames
    • Output signal depends on whether an item is in the item frame and how much the item is rotated
    • Screenshot 
  • Buttons can now be placed on the floor and on the ceiling
  • Dispensers can now place player-created mobs’ heads
  • Moss Stone can now be crafted using cobblestone and vines
  • Addressed the iron/gold farm issues
    • Iron golems now drop iron ingots again, zombie pigmen now drop gold nuggets again
  • Maybe: A gamemode for spectators
  • Now displaying the right arm’s second layer in first person view
  • A /particle command thing
    • Screenshots
    • Usage: /particle <name> <x> <y> <z> <xd> <yd> <zd> <speed> [count]
  • Maybe: Skins and capes are now distributed through servers
    • Skins server outages will occur less frequently and have less impact
    • Server-altered skins/capes are not possible – only signed URLs are stored server-side
    • Skin changes will no longer require client restarting, at worst re-logging will update the skin for everybody
    • Duplicate skins no longer need to be downloaded twice
    • Server traffic will barely be affected
  • Fixed some bugs
    • Fixed ladders, signs, fences, fence gates and trapdoors causing the block they are occupying to appear darker
    • Fixed transparent blocks affecting light levels visually
    • Fixed selecting whole words in chat using key combinations behaving weirdly
    • Fixed the pumpkin texture on snow golems being flipped
    • Fixed the new mob AI ignoring the invisibility effect
    • Fixed dead bushes and saplings not burning
    • Fixed wither skull explosions harming the wither
    • Fixed the mouse being centered when going to the previous menu using ESC
    • Fixed stone monster eggs spawning 2 silverfish in survival mode
    • Fixed furnace progress remains after changing ingredient
    • Fixed the lava fizzing sound playing even when lava enters an air block
    • Fixed there being no colon after “Game Mode” in world options
    • Fixed server-icon.png not properly supporting alpha channel display
    • Fixed silverfish being able to infest Granite/Andesite/Diorite
    • Fixed lava spreading further than it should and setting villages on fire
    • Fixed /difficulty not working properly on SP
    • Fixed doors getting added to the village door list over and over
    • Fixed /clone not cloning TileEntity orientation
    • Fixed an NPE when loading entity NBT
    • Fixed tripwire being invisible
    • Fixed the world freezing when an enderman is hit
    • Fixed skin layers no longer displaying client-side after travelling through portals
    • Fixed the id for cooked fish being “minecraft:cooked_fished”
    • Fixed some of the new skin layers appearing enchanted while wearing enchanted pants
    • Fixed hitting shift twice quickly while walking engaging sprint

Here’s what Mojang had to say:

Snapshot. Snapshot snapshot snapshot. Snapshot’s snapshot. Snapshot snapshot snapshot snapshot. Snapshot? Snapshot!!

Notable additions for survival:

  • Item frames can give off a signal detected by Comparators.
  • Lots of changes to villager AI. Some of them now actually do stuff!
  • Looting now gives 1% chance of rare loot per level
  • Iron Golems/Zombie Pigmen now drop items on normal kills
  • You can now spawn Iron Golems/Snow Golems/Withers with dispensers + pumpkin/skulls respectively
  • Bushes can now catch fire
  • Buttons can now be placed on ceiling/floors
  • Seecret Changes
  • Balancing tweaks!

Notable additions for mapmakers:

  • New command /particle to show particle effects in the world. It can also be relative to entities. Example: /particle lava ~ ~1 ~ 1 1 1 0.5 2 @e[type=Chicken]
  • Added the ability to filter block types in the /fill command, but only if it’s used to fill in replace mode with “normal” blocks. It does not work when filling with block entities. Syntax: /fill replace [filterBlockName] [filterData]
  • Fixed most of the remaining issues with the /clone command, for example chest orientation.

We have a new bug tracker website! Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

Bugs fixed in this snapshot:

  • [Bug MC-1253] – Ladder, Sign, Fence, Gate, Trapdoor causes block it is placed in to darken
  • [Bug MC-2399] – Transparent blocks raise the light level of the block they’re in visually by one
  • [Bug MC-9582] – Whole-word selection behaves erratically in chat
  • [Bug MC-16457] – Pumpkin texture flips when made into snowman
  • [Bug MC-18284] – New AI mobs see through invisibility
  • [Bug MC-18984] – Dead bushes and Saplings do not burn
  • [Bug MC-24336] – Withers are harmed by the explosions of their Wither Skulls
  • [Bug MC-25370] – Mouse is centered when going to previous menu with ESC
  • [Bug MC-31081] – Stone monster eggs Spawn 2 Silverfish
  • [Bug MC-31203] – Furnace Progress Remains After Changing Ingredient
  • [Bug MC-32301] – Lava fizz sound plays whenever a flowing lava block destroys an air block
  • [Bug MC-36847] – No Colon after Game Mode in World Options
  • [Bug MC-37355] – server-icon.png alpha channel display
  • [Bug MC-43984] – Normal players can use player selectors
  • [Bug MC-44551] – Silverfish can infest Granite/Andesite/Diorite
  • [Bug MC-44592] – Lava spreads further than it should
  • [Bug MC-44805] – /difficulty doesn’t update on singleplayer
  • [Bug MC-44890] – Doors get added to the list of village doors over and over again
  • [Bug MC-44893] – /kill Not Killing Invulnerable Entity
  • [Bug MC-45011] – /clone doesnt clone TileEntity orientation
  • [Bug MC-45056] – Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Loading entity NBT
  • [Bug MC-45063] – Tripwire is invisible
  • [Bug MC-45071] – The world freezes if an Enderman is being hit.
  • [Bug MC-45082] – Skin Layers Appear to be Off when Travelling through Portals
  • [Bug MC-45084] – Skin’s Second Layers Invisible in First Person
  • [Bug MC-45087] – Id for cooked fish is “minecraft:cooked_fished”
  • [Bug MC-45172] – New skin layer jacket acts enchanted when enchanted pants equipped
  • [Bug MC-45235] – Double Shift = Sprint
  • [Bug MC-45448] – Problem with auto-completion of commands

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog). Snapshots can corrupt your world.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w04a/minecraft_server.14w04a.jar

Report bugs here:

  • Minecraft issue tracker!

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