Category: Minecraft

Minecraft 1.2.5 Rerelease & Release

Minecraft Patch 1.2.5

Jeb has stated that Minecraft 1.2.5 will be pushed out on April 4th but he’s releasing a “prerelease” of it today. The game will not automatically update itself when you run it until the 4th, but you can choose to go ahead and update today to the exact version that will be pushed out later. Here’s a list of the changes:


  • Added shift clicking support in furnaces
  • Added method to easily acquire blocks you have selected in the world in Creative mode using the ‘pick block’ key
  • Made the Direct Connect dialog remember the last IP for the current session
  • Fixed issues detected certain links in chat
  • Fixed wild ocelots behaving like tamed cats
  • Fixed various chat crashes
  • Made cats less eager to sit on things
  • Made cats less patient
  • Fixed world generation failing under certain circumstances
  • Fixed issues turning off sound under certain circumstances
  • Removed all ghost entities under the command of Lord Herobrine
  • Fixed crash when pasting certain characters in chat
  • Fixed slash ‘/’ key not behaving correctly in certain environments
  • Fixed command matching being too greedy (for example: typing ‘/stophammertime’ no longer stops your server)
  • Fixed not being able to click coloured links
  • Fixed potential issue with village door detection (which could cause too many villagers)
  • Made using a stack of bowls on Mooshrooms not consume the whole stack of bowls
  • Made punching a TNT block with flint and steel in hand destroy and drop a TNT block (right-clicking will activate the TNT)

The two big benefits to this patch that I can see are the issues where people’s game would crash upon certain world generation and the pick-block key for creative mode.

The JOB server will remain running 1.2.4 until the patch is officially pushed out, though. If you’d like to update your client anyway and check out 1.2.5 or if you’re frustrated with some crashes you’re experiencing and just want a more stable release you can check out the Minecraft Blog post and download it!


Minecraft 1.2.4 Released & Changelog

Minecraft 1.2.4

Jeb announced that 1.2.4 has been released. He included a bunch of bugfixes as well as some new decorative tiles such as Sandstone with hieroglyphics and some improvements to the SMP chat system. While Jeb made lots of changes, Dinnerbone was the real bugfixer for the most part. A few weeks ago Mojang hired the Bukkit crew fulltime to help bugfixing so they could focus on adding new features and Dinnerbone is the original creator of the Bukkit project. He’ll be moving to Sweden soon to join the rest of the Mojang crew so expect bugs to remain around a lot shorter. Here’s the full changelog so far:

  • Vastly improved chat
  • Added a delay when turning off redstone lamps to fight lag
  • Disallowed putting saddles on baby pigs
  • Added heiroglyph sandstone blocks with changed textures
  • Maybe:Added a crafting recipe for the circle stone brick
    • No actual use for the block
  • Added differently colored wooden planks for all log types
  • Re-added armor icons in inventory – Screenshot
  • Slight texture changes, via
    • Moved a few pixels on the sandstone’s side
    • Changed wool colors a bit
  • Cats will jump up and sit on chests, beds or lit furnaces
    • Chests can’t be opened with a cat ontop
  • Made placing half-slabs on existing half-slabs to make a full block easier by allowing placement while aiming at surrounding blocks
  • Added option to go back to main screen after ‘Saving Chunks’ or ‘run out of memory’ – Screenshot 
  • Limited framerate on menu screens
  • Added minimal debug menu, accessible via Shift+F3
  • Dinnerbone fixed dozens of bugs
    • Fixed TNT ghosts in multiplayer
    • Fixed thin ceilings/walls leaking light (off-by-one error in block light calculation)
    • Fixed text rendering over items in the container screens
    • Fixed being able to change a block’s metadata using pistons (wool, stone bricks, slabs, etc)
    • Fixed enchanted items in minecart chests, furnaces & dispensers losing enchants when destroying the container
    • Fixed paintings destroyed while sprinting dropping two paintings
    • Fixed exploit with jungle saplings turning other saplings into jungle ones
    • Fixed being able to grow huge jungle trees with only one jungle sapling
    • Fixed the “flickering” of chat as it vanishes off the screen
    • Fixed ending up in the resulting block when placing a half-slab on another half-slab while standing on it
    • Fixed godmode exploit on SMP where someone can become invincible
    • Fixed launcher opening the minecraft directory if the path contains a space
    • Fixed fatal crash for converted worlds to Anvil, when there’s blocks at max height
    • Fixed an old bug with signs clearing text while you’re editing them in SMP
    • Fixed incorrectly swapped en_GB and en_CA language details
    • Fixed crash when logging in while there are blocks at max-height at spawn
    • Fixed server throwing an error on connection
    • Fixed entities sometimes becoming invincible on SMP
    • Fixed entities being uninteractable if they existed at login on SMP
    • Fixed crash bug when trying to connect to invalid server addresses
    • Fixed regular server crashes
    • Fixed being able to place mushrooms in high light levels
    • Fixed redstone lamps dropping powered redstone lamp when destroyed while on
    • Fixed /save-all on servers not working when you have toggled /save-off
    • Fixed villager texture changing when playing on SMP
    • Fixed seed value displaying in the F3 menu on SMP
    • Fixed falling off ledge corners while holding shift
    • Fixed glitchy client-side sand on SMP
    • Fixed players falling when reconnecting to servers where they were previously flying
    • Fixed some mobs being able to see you through walls
  • So did Jeb
    • Fixed ending a world name three or more periods crashing the game
    • Fixed redstone wire on top of a block a repeater points into staying powered after breaking the block the repeater is on
    • Fixed Silk Touch-enchanted gear not dropping glass blocks as a resource
    • Fixed Snow Golems getting hurt by snowy weather
    • Fixed XP drop rates being randomly reset on Slimes and Magma Cubes when they split or get loaded with a chunk
    • Fixed mobs making sounds for short while after death on OS X
    • Fixed Minecarts not being killed when falling in the void.

Minecraft 1.2 is out!

Minecraft 1.2.2

Jeb has tweeted that Minecraft 2.2 has been released. Among the changes are new redstone lamps (light blocks activated by redstone current), new world generation, Jungle biomes and more.

As usual, Hat Films has made a funny and informative short video highlighting some of the changes.

Read on for a full list of changes!