Minecraft 1.2.5 is here.

As promised Minecraft 1.2.5 is here. Little has changed between the pre-release and the final version of this patch. This new update is primarily bug fixes and some new functionality additions, most notably shift controls with furnaces. Below are the updates found on the launcher.

+ 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)

Updating Minecraft via .jar files.

Often times prior to a full release Jens and the Mojang team will release snapshots or pre-releases. These snapshots are designed to give a preview of upcoming content.

Because updating Minecraft often interferes with Minecraft servers and other add-ons snapshots are optional downloads and do not utilize the standard updater. This guide will give instruction on how to manually update Minecraft via .jar files.

The first step to installing a snapshot or pre-release is downloading it. For safety purposes always download the snapshot and from Monjang official website. The downloaded file will be called minecraft.jar. This .jar file can be found in the download folder.

Once the .jar file has been successfully downloaded and located it is time to install it.

The following steps will guide you through the installation.

Step 1. Open the Minecraft folder. To do so open the launcher and click on the option button.

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Step 2. Click on the game location link to open the file where Minecraft’s files are existed.

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Step 3. Make a backup copy of the minecraft.jar file located in the bin folder. 

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Step 4. Place the new minecraft.jar file that was just downloaded into the bin folder.

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Step 5. After replacing the old minecraft.jar file with the new one the game should be updated. To verify that the installation was successful check the version number within the game as seen below.