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.

Minecraft 1.2.5 coming soon.

Jens via twitter announced that minecraft 1.2.5 will be coming soon. Before the update is released there will be a snap shot containing a portion of the update available to download.

This snap shot is coming earlier that the update because bukkit is still working on the finishing touch of the streamlined Minecraft server tools.

The snap shot is set to release tomorrow.

Jens announces upcoming patch to 1.2

Jens is back at work and announced today through his twitter feed that Minecraft 1.2 is receiving another minor patch. The latest release will be patch 1.2.4.

Jens indicates the majority of the fixes will be bug related though in a second tweet he did clarify there would be a few minor additions. More information on what will be in the patch will be announced at a later date. The patch is scheduled to be released on Thursday.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition update


Daniel Kaplan announced via twitter this morning the release of a new update to     Minecraft : Pocket Edition. Version 0.2.1 boast changes to the control and flying systems. Below are the official release notes from Mojang site.

  • New controller option – Split Touch Controls. This is option may be more suitable for those with bigger screens (hello tablets!). You got a cross hair and the right half of the screen lets you rotate the camera. Touch to place block, hold down to remove blocks. Just like you did before 🙂
  • Flying is changed; ascend/descend by sliding from the center button to the up/down button
  • Pigs are added to Survival Mode
  • Bug fixes

Mojang has also stated that the majority of the next update will involve MATTIS     (Minecraft Advanced Touch Technology Interface System) No specific details about MATTIS have been released yet but, the Mojang team hints that more information will be coming soon.

Minecraft 1.2 release set for tomorrow

Keeping true to his word Jens announced that the latest patch for Minecraft will be released tomorrow. A preview can be found on Mojang’s Official Webpage.

The amount of content soon to be released is massive. Below are some highlights we can expect to see.

Jungle biomes added.
Creepers run away from cars but, will stalk players.
Ladders will once again have a collision box.
Ocelots added to game.
New Items
Vines are now climbable similar to ladders.
Villagers have recieved sweeping changes for this patch.
Villagers will now detect homes and live in them.
Villagers will now interact with other passive mobs.
Villagers will remain outdoors during the day and go indoors at night.
Villagers can now open doors.
Villagers will now run from zombies.
Villagers will now go indoors when it rains.
Zombies will now attempt to kill villagers, and break down doors.
Skeletons, zombies, and zombie pig men all have a rare chance of dropping better loot.
Iron golem mob added.
Upside down stairs.