Minecraft 1.6 Pre-release


Update: 1.6.1 has been released to the launcher.

Woho! It’s time for a Minecraft 1.6 pre-release! This release is dubbed the “Horse Update”, but has a lot of other features, too. Also note, as already stated on this blog a couple of times, this update requires a new launcher. Download the launcher here:

This is the 1.6 update change-log:

  • Added Horses
  • Added Donkeys, Mules
  • Added Horse Armor
  • Added Leads
  • Added Carpets
  • Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay
  • Added Block of Coal
  • Added Name Tags (item)
  • Added Hay Bales
  • Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc
  • Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter
  • Removed Herobrine

This version will officially be released Monday, July 1

Shoutouts to cpw (@minecraftcpw on twitter) for making old versions of Minecraft work in the new launcher, and of course to DrZhark (@DrZhark on twitter) for the Mo’ Creatures horses! Big thanks!

Here’s a list of the issues we’ve fixed since the snapshot yesterday:

  • [MC-12569] - Sitting in minecart is higher than it should be
  • [MC-13754] - Unable to tie mobs to fence with less than 2 leads
  • [MC-14126] - Binding “sneak” to any mouse button and trying to mount an entity crashes the game
  • [MC-14355] - Cant hit mobs while jumping on horses
  • [MC-15270] - Pushing a leashed mob into a portal duplicates the Lead
  • [MC-16467] - Attribute modifiers randomly run out when given via items
  • [MC-17867] - “Resource packs” translation missing on crowdin.net
  • [MC-17876] - Health Boost extra health vanishes on login
  • [MC-17908] - Tamed wolf’s health depleted upon world loading
  • [MC-18247] - Health Boost and Absorption potions names do not show correctly.
  • [MC-18294] - One can spam a server log using anvils
  • [MC-18578] - Water sounds when placing water from a bucket to water source reproduce twice
  • [MC-18645] - Game crashes with a single frame compass
  • [MC-18661] - Strength Potions being nerfed unintentionally [Not related to other Strength issues]
  • [MC-18713] - If a team name has “-“ in it, the argument for seeing if anyone is in the team doesn’t work
  • [MC-18730] - Superflat customisation screen have format errors in Australian English / String is missing at crowdin.net
  • [MC-18845] - Scoreboard “Health” out of sync (rounds down)
  • [MC-18997] - Crash at launch of game with invalid language selection
  • [MC-18999] - Using /kill sets health to 2 billion
  • [MC-19029] - Instant health effect set to a 29, 61, 93…253 value kills any player without any death message

Get the server files here:

Report bugs here:

// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams