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New Minecraft Beta

The Word of Notch has details on a new beta version 1.2 of Minecraft that's now available. The Minecraft Forums have more details and discussion of the new version (thanks Ant). The partial change list follows.

Minecraft Beta 1.2 is live. All servers need to be updated to 1.2.

New features:

  • Note blocks (right click to tune, trigger to play)
  • 15 wool dyes
  • A new water dwelling mob
  • New tree types
  • Reeds magically turned into sugar canes. They still make paper.
  • A bunch of new crafting recipes
  • One secret useful block
  • One secret pretty block
  • Cake
  • AND MOAR, probably. I forget!

Bugfixes:

  • Paintings work in multiplayer
  • Disconnecting while riding no longer keeps the player in the world
  • A bunch more state is properly synched in multiplayer
  • Fixed colors going weird on PowerPC
  • Fixed a horrible chunk reload loop in singleplayer
  • Fixed most lighting bugs in newly generated SMP maps
  • Falling sand behaves better in SMP
  • Fixed a few crash on load level bugs

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17. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 14, 2011, 18:01 Sepharo
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 14, 2011, 02:38:
It was fun for a while. I guess I burned out on it after a bit. It'll take more than a few new items to get me interested again. I already got my money's worth out of it, so that's fine.

I think this is by far the most items added in a single patch.
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Update

Probably true just for the amount of mixtures and items used for dying alone:
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Items

 
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16. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 14, 2011, 11:01 Kxmode
 
This game needs more cowbell.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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15. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 14, 2011, 09:27 Donkey_Punch
 
The game needs more hassle free mining cars. I would love to have a form of transportation that worked better.  
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14. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 14, 2011, 02:38 Silicon Avatar
 
It was fun for a while. I guess I burned out on it after a bit. It'll take more than a few new items to get me interested again. I already got my money's worth out of it, so that's fine.

 
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13. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 14, 2011, 01:35 Sepharo
 
I did not need to hear about this update at 1:35am on a Thursday.  
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12. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 21:13 Ventura
 
Can you actually take damage from monsters in multiplayer now?

Yeah mate, health has been working in multiplayer for a while now.
 
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11. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 20:28 Nameless Again
 
This game needs more Intellivision AD&D. It's already got boats, axes, spiders, bow and arrow, mountains, rivers, dungeons, and pixelated graphics. It's ripe for that mod.  
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10. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 19:16 WyldKat
 
Can you actually take damage from monsters in multiplayer now?

That's really what's been holding me off from playing MP. Minecraft without threats of monsters is boring to me.

And yes, we need dragons, giants, and other large beasties to slay.
 
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9. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 18:18 Ventura
 
I'm liking the new changes, the dyes and that water mob are pretty cool. Haven't found any of that blue Lapis Lazuli crap yet though, but that's just because we need to be able to go further than we've been before on our multiplayer server for a chance that it'll spawn.

The missus made a cake, and how you put that down and eat it a slice at a time is pretty cool.

Made a note block too, kinda cool how the sound changes depending on what type of surface it's placed on, but other than that, I think they're pretty much pointless. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Nice to see that he's fixed paintings in multiplayer, that will really help us with the decorating. Kinda hoping he'll get portals working with the next patch though.
 
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8. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 18:09 eRe4s3r
 
this game needs more Recettear (adventures, characters, items, shops, cities, npcs)  
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7. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 18:01 SimplyMonk
 
This game needs more Dwarf Fortress.  
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6. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 17:47 Tumbler
 
This game needs dragons. Everytime a world is created there needs to be at least one huge cavern type area with a huge creature in it. (deep underground, randomly placed)

I want to go digging around all the time knowing that I could be digging into the back of a Dragons Nest. And if I find him he spend the rest of the time destroying EVERYTHING.

Just isn't the same if there aren't big super baddies down in these caves. I wanna know that I can't digg "too deep" or i'll wake a monster.
 
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5. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 17:28 Halo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 13, 2011, 17:02:
Because people loved lego in their childhood, and this is lego.. just digital, without the hassle of no "saving" and of "clean up your room"

I put my bed sheet on the floor and dumped the Legos out on it, when I was done I'd fold it once and pour them back into the bucket.

I like the game just because of the random geology and exploration. It could look like it does now or like Crysis and I wouldn't care.
 
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4. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 17:24 Elessar
 
analogbernd wrote on Jan 13, 2011, 16:51:
Why so many people love this strange game

I never find myself asking this question. I may not like certain popular games out there, but that has never urged me to question other's enjoyment of them.

I ask you and others that would ask this question, why do you care of other people like it? If it's general intrigue, cool. If it's just hatin on people's good time, not cool.
 
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"You don't get what you deserve, you get what you get."
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3. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 17:16 Talisorn
 
And it brings out everyone's "inner dwarf". Breaking into a new cavern system end exploring is FUN!  
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2. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 17:02 eRe4s3r
 
Because people loved lego in their childhood, and this is lego.. just digital, without the hassle of no "saving" and of "clean up your room"  
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1. Re: New Minecraft Beta Jan 13, 2011, 16:51 analogbernd
 
Why so many people love this strange game  
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