Category: Minecraft Official

Console: Next Update Brings Flight In December

 

 

Console Minecraft has always been chasing the Java version, in terms of updates. With each version, it gets closer, and faster, every time. Not expected until mid to late December, the Holiday Update will bring a lot of features familiar to desktop into the living room:

 

 

 

 

  • If you’re sick of spending all your time walking on solid ground, just equip the new Elytra, which enables players to glide through the air!
  • You’ll find your Elytra in The End, which has been updated to include End Cities, End Ships and all the Chorus Plants, Flowers and Purpur you can handle. Don’t say we didn’t warn you if one turns out to be a Shulker.
  • Like potions? Use Dragon’s Breath to create Lingering Potions if you want to leave some status effects on the ground for a friend or foe to happen upon. Speaking of status effects, we’re adding a couple new ones as well – Levitation and Luck.
  • If you’re just getting started on a new world on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you can turn on Amplified Terrain. This option makes the differences between mountains and valleys more extreme – so put that Elytra to good use!

Many of the features hinted in the Holiday Update run parallel to the Java version’s End Update, so it’s reasonable to expect seeing many of them on console soon. Will you be ready to take flight?

 

Hour of Code: 2016 Edition

What could you learn in an hour? What if you could learn the basics of mastering code, to create games of your own?

20 Possible Secrets in 1.11

 

 

Xisumavoid often goes over the various nuances of major updates. In this installment, he goes over 20 new items added in 1.11 that may have escaped many players’ notice. Did you know any of these already? Did you learn any new ones?

Version 1.11 Fully Released!

 

 

Dry feature lists may give us the black-and-white facts of what goes into a new feature release, but let’s be honest – all that reading can get a little dry sometimes. Particularly when dealing with large lists of new features and fixes, it’s very easy to skip over or completely miss a good amount of it.

 

Naturally, YourMCAdmin knows this, and has put together a catchy song going over the new features coming in 1.11! Catchy, clever, and wasting no time, the song goes over the salient points of the update in an informative, humorous way. Enjoy!

 

1.11 is now live, in your Minecraft launcher. As with previous versions, just load it up and play. Neat!

Curious What Is Added In 1.11? This Song Might Help!

 

 

Dry feature lists may give us the black-and-white facts of what goes into a new feature release, but let’s be honest – all that reading can get a little dry sometimes. Particularly when dealing with large lists of new features and fixes, it’s very easy to skip over or completely miss a good amount of it.

 

Naturally, YourMCAdmin knows this, and has put together a catchy song going over the new features coming in 1.11! Catchy, clever, and wasting no time, the song goes over the salient points of the update in an informative, humorous way. Enjoy!

 

1.11 is expected to see a full release in the near future. In addition, MCPE/Win10 will be seeing a feature release soon, updating to 1.0! We will let you know once the date is known.

1.11 Pre-Release Spotlight

 

 

Xisumavoid gives us a quick walkthrough in the recently released 1.11 pre-release snapshot! Many of the bugfixes are highlighted, as well as a few minor changes to appearances and quality of life mechanics. If you haven’t had a chance to play around with 1.11 yet (or just want to wait for the full release before trying it out), now is a great time to see highlights, to get an idea of what to expect. Enjoy!

1.11 Pre-Release 1 Ready For Testing

 

 

Snapshot time!

 

Unlike conventional snapshots, pre-releases are generally considered to be a preview of the final product (in this case, 1.11). As such, there are no new features in this particular preview. There are a smattering of new bugfixes, which should be a welcome surprise for everyone who has diligently hunted down all of the various bugs introduced in 1.11 and prior. Awesome!

 

 

 

BUGFIXES

 

  • [Bug MC-67665] – Mouse click position always lags a few frames behind the crosshair
  • [Bug MC-101457] – JSON signs with the “score” tag don’t work.
  • [Bug MC-103399] – /debug command create empty files
  • [Bug MC-107581] – Animation of totem is affected by “fixed” display setting rotation (and is inverted)
  • [Bug MC-107848] – Shulker and shulker boxes have dark corners
  • [Bug MC-108270] – Wither skeleton spawing quelled by normal skeletons
  • [Bug MC-108934] – The “ench:[]” tag doesn’t have glint with potions, but name is colored otherwise
  • [Bug MC-108984] – Server can “softlock” client
  • [Bug MC-109303] – Hoppers do not pass items back and forth at a regular speed and comparators can not read them correctly
  • [Bug MC-109507] – Placing Shulker Box at 0 0 0 Causes Client Crash
  • [Bug MC-109563] – Trapped chests no longer update components it powers through the block it’s on
  • [Bug MC-109566] – Inventory: Single Stack Items don’t drop off into a slot when cursor is moving
  • [Bug MC-109568] – Cannot drag all held items
  • [Bug MC-109576] – Curse of Binding in no creative inventory tab anymore
  • [Bug MC-109577] – Unbreaking and Mending are only listed in Tools creative inventory tab
  • [Bug MC-109587] – Elytra are sometimes transparent on an armor stand
  • [Bug MC-109603] – Observers can cause powerable blocks to be stuck on
  • [Bug MC-109605] – Inverting redstone torches prints “lskdjfldskjf” to log

 

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, you can expect it to show up on the features list for 1.12!

 

To get snapshots, 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. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

 

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

 

Cross-platform server jar: Minecraft server jar

Mumbo Jumbo Creations: Duck Hunt Shooting Gallery

 

 

It’s Duck Hunt! No, not the infuriating NES game of the same name.

 

This creation models itself after carnival-style shooting gallery games, where a number of “ducks” (in this case, minecarts) travel back and forth across a playing field, while the player tries to shoot them down with a bow and arrow. While the game lacks any sort of formal scoring system, it’s still a pretty clever innovation, especially for being built both out of redstone only, and not taking 3 weeks to construct.

 

As with his other creations, Mumbo goes over the ins and outs of putting the shooting gallery together, so you can make your very own. Enjoy!

Community Creations: Become a Giant (Adventure Map)

 

 

 

It might seem like a misleading title, but Team Wooloo’s recent creation is anything but: a dragon is attacking your village, and you have to become gigantic to defeat it!

 

The map makes clever use of perspective to make the player huge (or seem huge, it’s hard to say which). Explore the land as a massive person, uncover secrets, and maybe get around to fighting that dragon at some point, once you’re done tormenting the locals with your house-sized feet. Worth a play? Definitely!

 

Downloads and details can be found right here, in the map’s thread. Enjoy!

Snapshot 16w44a Ready For Testing!

 

 

Snapshot time! As before, this snapshot is almost entirely bugfixes. (Okay, it IS entirely bugfixes.) Still, it’s amazing how many bugs were squashed in this version, including one particularly annoying one where players would fall off of tables and such while sneaking. No more of that!

 

So, just how many bugs were fixed? Let’s take a look:

 

 

BUGFIXES

 

 

  • [Bug MC-2334] – Sneaking on shorter than full blocks (chests, enchantment table…) will make you fall nonetheless
  • [Bug MC-36360] – No player sound when “Friendly Creatures” are turned off
  • [Bug MC-73494] – Translation for white wool and white carpet is incorrect (US)
  • [Bug MC-86818] – Lingering and Splash Potions show invalid name in statistics
  • [Bug MC-87364] – Missing error message for failed scoreboard players tag
  • [Bug MC-87989] – Wrong line when casting fishing rod in third person view
  • [Bug MC-89174] – /enchant with any invalid ID displays message “There is no such enchantment with ID 0”
  • [Bug MC-92105] – Splash and lingering potion ignore Ambient and ShowParticles tag
  • [Bug MC-98922] – Fishing hook / bobber cannot kill itself after 1200 ticks and bounces on land
  • [Bug MC-99353] – Elytra becomes transparent when wearing enchanted armor
  • [Bug MC-102888] – Stray overlay turns dark blue when wearing enchanted armor
  • [Bug MC-105966] – Snapshot incompatible with realms message is missing
  • [Bug MC-106040] – Command Feedback From “/testforblock” the Wrong Way Around
  • [Bug MC-106062] – Language pre-selection is set to “English (US)” even with different choice
  • [Bug MC-106586] – Snowballs Duplicate When Thrown
  • [Bug MC-107172] – Hitbox of Marker “true” Armor Stands lets their names now appear above them
  • [Bug MC-107189] – Elytra still has big model with small mobs/armor stands
  • [Bug MC-107321] – Marker armor stands can be set on fire
  • [Bug MC-107494] – Cannot summon Vex with empty right hand
  • [Bug MC-107550] – Curse of vanishing listed in “Miscellaneous” tab
  • [Bug MC-107555] – /debug command missing decimal places
  • [Bug MC-107558] – Illager spawn locations keep original block
  • [Bug MC-107601] – /enchant command doesn’t allow to put “Curse of Binding” on skulls or pumpkins
  • [Bug MC-107623] – Observer Instant wire
  • [Bug MC-107631] – Smooth Andesite in Woodland Mansion is sometimes replaced by default worldgen blocks
  • [Bug MC-107639] – Shulker Box can’t be read by comparators if placed by dispensers until block update
  • [Bug MC-107697] – Llama’s spinning
  • [Bug MC-107796] – When open the shulker box make the shulker glitches back and forth
  • [Bug MC-107822] – Curse of binding cannot be applied to Elytra in Survival Mode.
  • [Bug MC-107872] – Random cobblestone walls spawn next to Mansions
  • [Bug MC-107882] – Comparator not updating when Shulker Box behind block is broken
  • [Bug MC-107977] – Item not shown in hand when middle click dragging
  • [Bug MC-108008] – Hitbox of Marker:1 Armor Stands lets Passengers appear now ABOVE them
  • [Bug MC-108034] – Wrong armor_stand hitbox and hitbox update
  • [Bug MC-108054] – Observer rotates when being udpated, moved and then reloaded
  • [Bug MC-108076] – cartographer villager unlocking exploration map causes HUGE lag
  • [Bug MC-108109] – Fire doesnt dissapear after death
  • [Bug MC-108128] – Chaining too many observer blocks crashes the game
  • [Bug MC-108159] – Duplicate structure file of woodland mansion room
  • [Bug MC-108168] – Shulker box isn’t rotated correctly with structure block
  • [Bug MC-108222] – Incorrect value is written for unlimitedTracking tag in map data
  • [Bug MC-108317] – Inconsistent capitalization “Note block” in subtitles
  • [Bug MC-108321] – Text does not appear in the action bar while chat is set to hidden
  • [Bug MC-108373] – area effect clouds created by exploding creeper ignore ShowParticles and Ambient tag
  • [Bug MC-108496] – Moving a powered fence gate with a piston doesn’t properly update the fence gate
  • [Bug MC-108521] – Animals have trouble jumping up 1 block when led
  • [Bug MC-108560] – Inconsistent dropper/dispenser behavior from observer signal
  • [Bug MC-108616] – “Local Brewery” achievement icon is an Uncraftable Potion
  • [Bug MC-108697] – Observers send out a 2 redstone tick pulse opposed to 1
  • [Bug MC-108731] – maxEntityCramming counts passengers and ridden entities as separated entities instead of one combined
  • [Bug MC-108865] – Fangs cannot be summoned on transparent blocks
  • [Bug MC-108877] – “Local Brewery” achievement can be obtained improperly
  • [Bug MC-108945] – The totem of undying appears on relog.
  • [Bug MC-108952] – Evocation Illagers run away from the player or villagers even when on the same team
  • [Bug MC-109020] – Weird behavior with taged & markered armor stands.
  • [Bug MC-109021] – Bursting lingering water bottle produces an effect cloud
  • [Bug MC-109058] – Shulker bullet, small fireball, wither skull and fireball cannot hurt/hit vex
  • [Bug MC-109078] – Entities become transparent when armor stand with elytra is rendered
  • [Bug MC-109086] – Piston Extension have missing model textures for Structure Void
  • [Bug MC-109150] – Player phases inside block pushed by piston when sneaking.
  • [Bug MC-109240] – Zombies picking up multiple items but only dropping one
  • [Bug MC-109255] – Fishing line has unlimited distance
  • [Bug MC-109256] – Casting fishing rod while looking straight down freezes server
  • [Bug MC-109269] – Player cannot cast a fishing rod while directly looking up
  • [Bug MC-109276] – Hopper clock spam empty lines in game output
  • [Bug MC-109277] – Fishing rod bobber has incorrect nbt values
  • [Bug MC-109290] – Fishing rod bobber floating in the air(Lost the gravity), when the mob died
  • [Bug MC-109306] – Shulker boxes lose their “Lock” tag when mined.

 

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, Grum will get smaller and smaller until he’s just a single red pixel!

 

To get snapshots, 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. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

 

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

 

Cross-platform server jar: Minecraft server jar

Minecraft: Education Edition Now Released!

 

 

Continuing from its legacy roots in MinecraftEdu, Minecraft: Education Edition is now fully ready for the public! Well, ready for schools!

 

Available in 11 distinct languages and over 50 countries, Education Edition is more than ready to be used in classrooms across the world. In addition to all the awesome features that make it an invaluable education asset to teachers, it also comes with other goodies, such as a Classroom Mode app, that offers a map view, management options, and more besides.

 

As with other versions of Minecraft, regular updates will come for Education Edition including feature additions, bugfixes, and adjustments specific to its unique purpose.

 

The complete version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available to purchase for $5 per user, per year, or through a Microsoft education volume licensing discount. Learn more at education.minecraft.net!

Community Creations: Minecraft Bonsai

 

 

It’s easy to forget just how crazy Minecraft builds can be sometimes. We all knock out houses and castles and various minor things, but massive elaborate projects never cease to amaze.

 

Minecrafter Dr_Bond had some words about the inspiration behind the build:

 

Recently my friend bassfreerunning and I were experimenting with different Japanese architecture styles within Minecraft, which lead to the completion of this project. We focused on bringing traditional parts of the architecture and culture from Japan, like the ceramic cup which holds everything together. Another key goal was merging atmosphere and architecture, and in this case we used a very autumnal color palette to bring out the autumn atmosphere.

 

All in all, it definitely captures that feeling. There are quite a number of subtle details hiding in this immense build, and one could spend a long time combing over them. Very nicely done!

 

The author has also included a gallery showcasing the build from different angles and perspectives, be sure to check it out!

Community Creations: 5-Year Build – Castle

 

 

Imgur Minecrafter danrharvey has been working on a castle for a long time. A really long time. Specifically, around five years.

 

Dan commented, “I started out playing exclusively Survival, but in the back of my head I knew I wanted to get stuck into a creative mode build.” Taking on a life of its own, his project continued seemingly endlessly. Featuring a fortress, residential, factory, and town-specific sections, every area radiating outward from the central structure began to take on a life of its own.

 

Dan’s gallery has a quick tour of the map, though there is presently no available download. That might change in the future, however.

 

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Apple Announces Minecraft Coming To Apple TV

 

 

While few details are currently available, Apple announced during a recent event that Minecraft will – along with a host of other applications – make its debut on Apple TV, according to an announcement by Apple’s Tim Cook during their live event. A handful of details are available: it will not be Pocket Edition, but rather a version called Minecraft: Apple TV Edition.

 

It is not known if this version will differ significantly from other platforms, but there is little reason at this time to believe it will.

 

Minecraft has, over the course of years, slowly become available on nearly every popular platform in use today, and quite a few obscure ones besides.

 

This brings up an interesting question: do you play Minecraft on multiple platforms, or just one? Do you have a preferred platform? If so, which one and why?

Snapshot 16w43a Ready For Testing!

 

 

Time for a new snapshot! Mostly bugfixes, it still brings a few new oddities to the table:

 

 

 

WHAT’S NEW

 

 

  • Fishing has recieved a major overhaul!

  • Vexes can now follow you between dimensions and move in water

  • Broken tools will remain broken

 

 

BUGFIXES

 

 

  • [Bug MC-1040] – Tools with unbreaking enchantment break, disappear from slot then reappear
  • [Bug MC-2920] – Wrong Fishing Line Calculation
  • [Bug MC-6579] – Fishing line does not follow rod when Fov is changed
  • [Bug MC-11877] – Fishing bobber floats a block above water
  • [Bug MC-47508] – Ridden entities disappear on relogin
  • [Bug MC-55851] – Leads not rendering when spawned (attached to mob/fencepost) via command block/structure block
  • [Bug MC-79996] – Blocks like crops and rails are solid to Fishing Rods.
  • [Bug MC-80500] – Snow layer placed against the side of another snow layer are placed one block too far out, only when there’s a block where snow would go normally
  • [Bug MC-87988] – Fishing rod sometimes cannot reel in entities
  • [Bug MC-93286] – fishing rod can’t pull mob
  • [Bug MC-94169] – Fishing Rod Bobber collision error and into the block
  • [Bug MC-94502] – Pasting numbers in customized world generation text fields does not enable “Defaults” button
  • [Bug MC-95450] – Some mobs have missing Loot Tables
  • [Bug MC-95944] – Fished items doesn’t reach player
  • [Bug MC-96205] – boat still does rowing animation while pressing a and d
  • [Bug MC-98922] – Fishing hook / bobber cannot kill itself after 1200 ticks and bounces on land
  • [Bug MC-98995] – Birch Forest M Biome Generation off
  • [Bug MC-99427] – Fishing bobber sticks to entity sometimes only visually
  • [Bug MC-100964] – Resseting demo mode dialog cannot be canceled by button
  • [Bug MC-103100] – Fishing Rods not always pulling in items
  • [Bug MC-103313] – Hitbox of baby mobs / slime / magma cube / llama are offset for some seconds
  • [Bug MC-104663] – Fishing particle glitch
  • [Bug MC-106082] – Attempting to pull ignited TNT with a Fishing Rod at long distances rarely works
  • [Bug MC-106892] – Dragon breath particles aren’t reduced on lower particle settings
  • [Bug MC-107149] – maxEntityCramming death message states “suffocated in a wall”
  • [Bug MC-107515] – Vex cannot teleport through nether / end portal
  • [Bug MC-107818] – Mansion generates with a 4 section room missing
  • [Bug MC-107844] – Vex has one accidental red dot on its left arm
  • [Bug MC-107846] – Evocation Fangs hurt illagers after reload
  • [Bug MC-108095] – Llama caravans refuse to pathfind down hills and around obstacles.
  • [Bug MC-108238] – Teleporting away from leashed entity causes leash knot to be near 0 0 0 client side
  • [Bug MC-108797] – Vex cannot move in water
  • [Bug MC-108897] – Blocks given redstone power do not power nearby redstone until the wire is updated

 

 

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, then synths might start replacing villagers!

 

To get snapshots, 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. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

 

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

 

Cross-platform server jar: Minecraft server jar

Mumbo Jumbo Presents: Bank Vault Door Creation

 

 

Mumbo Jumbo walks us through another clever building tutorial! Today’s build offers a clever way to create a bank vault-style doorway, complete with a combination lock. Of course, potential vault-crackers could just bust through the door with a pick-axe, so what to do about them? One could put explosive (or burning) traps inside the vault, but that might destroy everything inside. Instead, a clever alarm system is designed and demonstrated, and works very well! Difficult to detect, but quite obvious when it goes off, it will alert vault owners to any potential break-ins. Neat!

 

While the vault door is built with banks in mind, one could potentially use this door for other things as well, including post-apocalyptic vaults of a non-specific variety.

 

As with other Mumbo Jumbo videos, the vault, alarms, and combination lock are fully explained, along with a guide on how to build each. Enjoy!