Minecraft 1.6.1 Released

Update: 1.6.1 has been released to the launcher.

Woohoo! 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:

Windows: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.exe Mac/OSX: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.dmg Linux/Other: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.jar

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:

Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.6.1/minecraft_server.1.6.1.jar Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.6.1/minecraft_server.1.6.1.exe