Here’s a list of cool things that may be coming your way on Friday, if the pre-release goes well!
New in the 1.7 Pre-Release:
- Music now pauses when pausing the game
- Improved new trees
- Wooden logs now have different textures for their top and bottom
- Spruce saplings can now be grown in a 2x2 grid to produce a large spruce (as in ‘Mega Taiga’ Biomes)
- Improved the new saplings and corresponding trees
- Renamed roofed oak to ‘Dark Oak’
- Retextured a the new wooden logs (see 1st photo)
- Added wooden logs, stairs and slabs for acacia trees and dark oak trees
Everything else that’s new:
- World generation!
- Double the amount of biomes, with new trees/flowers/blocks.
- New ‘Amplified’ world option.
- Less ocean, more awesome.
- Two new types of wood.
- Stained glass! With both blocks and panes.
- Packed ice, red sand, podzol.
- Lots of new flowers, including double-tall versions of current plants.
- Portals can be bigger sizes!
- Added more type of fish.
- Redone the fishing mechanics. Can now catch junk and treasure too.
- Fishing rod enchantments!
- Put them in an item frame and hang them on your wall. They’re extra big!
- Lots of new colours for lots of blocks!
- Now with less lag!
- Achievement & Statistics overhaul!
- Now both world (or server) specific.
- In multiplayer, it’s announced to everybody when you get an achievement.
- You can move your mouse over this in the chat to see what it was!
- Some new achievements and statistic types were added.
- Zoomable achievements screen!
- Multiplayer enhancements!
- Servers can now put a 64x64 image called ‘server-icon.png’ in their folder, that you will see on your server list.
- You can see who’s online before joining a server; move your mouse over the player count!
- Lots of hidden preparation for allowing name changes.
- Resource pack changes!
- You can now have multiple selected.
- They can completely re-do your sounds, adding new ones or changing current ones.
- Servers can now recommend a resource pack for you to use.
- Chat & command improvements!
- New commands to spawn mobs or blocks of any type.
- Command block minecart!
- Clickable links to achievements and items.
- Click on somebody’s name in the chat to message them!
- Lots and lots of technical work!
- Completely rewrote how the network (multiplayer) works.
- Completely rewrote the sound manager.
- New graphics options.
- Basic shader support testing.
- Many Bug fixes!
To get the pre-release, 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.
Found a Bug? Report it here
Snapshot 13w41a has been released and it finally has stained glass and stained glass panes included ! Here is a video !
• added stained glass
• added stained glass pains • added server icons
• if you pause the game and keep on playing after a short time the game speeds up (effects mobs, time, etc)
To get the snapshot, 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.
Found a Bug ? Report it here !