Minecraft Server Updated to 1.6.2

The Minecraft Server has been updated to 1.6.2, which includes 1.6.1 (the horse update). There is no official build for Bukkit yet, so we are running an early development build that supports 1.6.2. There might be issues, bugs, and crashes. Let me know if you run into any problems.

1.6.2

Additions

  • Baby Zombies and baby Zombie Pigmen now rarely spawn naturally.
  • Baby Zombies and baby Zombie Pigmen can also be spawned with a spawn egg.

1.6.1

(Includes 1.6)

General

Additions
  • Resource pack system
    • Replaces the texture pack system.
      • A conversion tool which converts texture packs into resource packs was released by Dinnerbone and is available here.
    • Contains:
    • New “missing texture” texture
  • Attribute system
    • Item attributes using NBT tags:
      • Attributes can be additive, subtractive and multiplicative using a set value
      • Some items have default modifiers in place of previously hard-coded attributes
      • Examples of possible changes players could make: A bow that slows the holder, a helm that buffs health, etc.
    • Entity attributes:
      • These properties can now be changed as easily as any other NBT attribute
      • Entity speed, base health, base attack
    • Other properties like weapon damage/bow draw speed/sword swing speed are yet to follow
  • Splash screens
Improvements & changes
  • Support for Java 5 and PowerPC users will be dropped
    • If you have a PowerPC based computer and/or Java 5 installed, a warning will be shown at the main menu.
  • Internal chat system
    • Lots of messages should be translated now that were not previously
    • Messages are now better modularized
    • Server messages can be sent by their code-defined name, allowing the client to utilize the correct translation according to their language settings
    • Color can be specifically designated, preventing leakage into further messages
    • Updated language files and fixed missing strings
  • Launcher
    • Increases performance and stability
    • Minecraft game icon changed to a crafting table, presumably to differentiate between game and launcher
    • Allows LWJGL to be updated, fixing many launcher bugs
    • Supports multiple versions/installs
    • Self updatable.
    • New password storing system
    • More user friendly.
    • A major step towards the Plugin API.
    • New authentication system – “Yggdrasil”, which is more secure and has more features
  • Minecraft Realms
    • Added handling of invitations
    • Added resetting realm with one of provided realm templates
    • Added viewing backups for a realm and the ability to restore them
    • Added setting the owner of a realm as game master operator
    • Added confirmation screens for various actions such as deleting a realm
    • Ability to leave someone else’s realm that previously accepted invitation for
    • Fixed game mode and game difficulty issue
    • Minor GUI fixes for better usability

Gameplay

Additions
  • Status effects
    • Health Boost effect
      • Gives player 4 (Empty Heart.svgEmpty Heart.svg) base health; extra health vanishes when the effect ends
      • Can be acquired ingame by the command /effect <playername> 21 <duration in seconds> <amplifier>
    • Absorption effect
      • Gives player 4 (Absorption Heart.svgAbsorption Heart.svg) “absorption” health that cannot be replenished by natural regeneration or other effects, but would return every 30 seconds, regardless of the state of the rest of the health bar; absorption health vanishes when the effect ends
      • Can be acquired ingame by the command /effect <playername> 22 <duration in seconds> <amplifier> or by eating either tier of Golden Apple
    • Saturation effect
      • Causes food meter to be replenished by 1 (Half Hunger.svg) per tick.
      • Can be acquired ingame by the command /effect <playername> 23 <duration in seconds> <amplifier>
  • Commands
    • /spreadplayers
      • Spreads certain players from an origin point
      • Has a Max Spread and Minimum Distance from player to player
      • Can be used with the teams scoreboard functionality to spread team members to the same location
    • /playsound
      • Can use to play sound to player
      • Can change the pitch and/or volume
      • Can use sound from resource pack
    • Added /gamerule arguments
      • naturalRegeneration
        • Toggles natural health regeneration
      • doDaylightCycle
        • Toggles the day-night cycle (the sun stops moving and stays where it is)
Improvements & changes
  • Riding mounts
    • When riding a mob, its health is on the Heads-up display
    • When riding on an entity, dismounting has changed from right-clicking the entity to using the Sneak key (⇧ Left Shift by default)
    • Boat controls have been changed from the A, S, and D keys to mouse control
  • Respiration enchantment
    • Now also helps seeing underwater
  • Changed the idea of mob difficulty
    • Regional difficulty: The longer you spend in one area, the harder it gets
    • Scales with difficulty – items, enchants or AI improve with difficulty
  • Tooltips
    • Added extra tooltip info in the search tab for the creative inventory, which shows what category a block/item is in
    • Tooltips for swords, pickaxes, shovels, axes, and potions show how much damage the sword/tool does and what effect a potion will give
  • Status effect
    • Balanced to improve gameplay
      • Instant Health nerfed by 33% (heals only 4 health points/2 hearts at level I)
      • Regeneration nerfed by 50% (takes 50 ticks/2.5 seconds to restore 1 health point/.5 heart at level I)
  • Hunger
    • Natural health regeneration now costs hunger points/saturation points
  • Creative mode
    • It is no longer possible to break blocks with swords in Creative mode

Blocks & items

Additions
  • Horse Armor
  • Horse Spawn Egg
    • Works like any other spawn egg
    • Just like naturally spawned Horses, these Horses will have one of seven base colours and one of five variations of markings
    • Sometimes a Donkey will be spawned instead
  • Hay Bale
    • Can be placed in all orientations
    • Crafted with wheat in a 3×3 arrangement
  • Lead
    • Can be used to bind mobs to fences or lead them around
    • Right click mob first, then right-click fence or right-click the mob again to get the leash back
    • Crafted with 4 string and 1 slimeball, yields 2 leads
  • Carpets
    • Crafted with 2 colors of wool in a horizontal line, yields 3 carpets
    • Can be placed on any block (even translucent ones)
  • Name Tag
    • Found in dungeon chests
    • Name it in an anvil, then right click a mob to name it.
  • Hardened Clay
  • Stained Clay
  • Block of Coal
    • Crafted with 3×3 coal.
    • Crafted only with coal, not charcoal.
    • Can be used as furnace fuel and smelts 80 items, more than 9 coal (72 smelted items).
Improvements & changes
  • Charcoal
    • Retextured, with more brown shading to differentiate from coal
  • Lapis Lazuli Block
    • Retextured subtly, it now has a border around it
  • Saddle
    • You can now put a saddle on a horse
  • Redstone Comparator
    • Now give out a signal for Cauldrons and End Portal frames depending on their state
      • Cauldrons give from zero signal (empty) to three signal strength (full) depending on water inside
      • End Portal frame varies between zero and fifteen signal strength, depending on if an Eye of Ender is present
  • Golden Apple
    • Golden apples now require gold ingots instead of gold nuggets to craft
    • Golden apples now give Regeneration II for 10 seconds and both tiers give Absorption for 1 min 30 seconds
  • Glistering Melon
    • Glistering melons now require 8 gold nuggets
  • Spawn Eggs
    • Spawn eggs work on water
  • Command Blocks
    • Can no longer be mined or destroyed in Survival mode
  • Lava
    • Now decays properly
  • Flint and Steel
    • Now loses durability when igniting TNT

Mobs

Additions
  • Horses
    • Creation assisted & inspired by DrZhark of Mo’ Creatures
    • To tame, ride them and get thrown off a few times until hearts appear
    • Can be bred using Golden Apples & Golden Carrots
    • Drop Leather when killed
    • Health can be restored using Bread, Sugar, Hay Bales, Wheat, Apples, Golden Apples & Golden Carrots
    • Baby Horses can be grown the same way
    • Players riding saddled Horses are granted full control over the Horse’s movement
    • Color, style, maximum health, jump height and speed vary between Horses
    • Open your inventory, right click a Horse or press the inventory key while holding LSHIFT and looking at a Horse to access their inventory to deal with their storage, armor and saddle
    • Rarely spawn in small groups
  • Donkeys
    • Like horses, but smaller and grey, and can carry chests with 15 slots on their saddles
  • Mules
    • Obtained by breeding a horse with a donkey
    • Can wear chests on their saddles, just like donkeys
    • Not breedable with horses, donkeys, or other mules
  • Skeleton and Zombie Horses
    • Introduced as the code of the normal Horse, although require third-party modifications to be used in the game. There is no current use at this time.
Improvements & changes
  • All mobs
    • Mobs named “Dinnerbone” or “Grumm” are now flipped upside down
    • Now spawn in groups again
  • Zombies
    • Now have a small chance to spawn additional zombies when damaged or not being looked at
    • Able to lock onto the player from 40 blocks away (formerly 16 blocks).
    • Mobbing zombies can now move when further than 32 blocks from player
  • Villagers
    • Now have sounds for trading, getting hurt and other things
  • Spiders
    • Now have a chance to spawn with potion effects

World Generation

Additions
Improvements & changes
  • Deserts
    • No longer contain water lakes
  • The Nether
    • Added chest generation in Nether Fortresses

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