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You heard right, it's a double-feature today! The 1.5.2 Pre-Release, as well as the 13w17a Snapshot are now available for testing! So how does this work? You can get these files in one of two ways:

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We have a double feature for you today. Not only are we releasing a 1.5.2 pre-release but there’s also another weekly snapshot for 1.6 to get your hands on!First up, the 1.5.2 pre-release. We’ve decided to put out a small bug fix update to address some minor issues that players are having in 1.5.1, and you can test it out before it goes live! A full list of fixes are as follows:

  • [Bug MC-22] – Jukebox audio volume doesn’t decrease
  • [Bug MC-1123] – SMP: Anvils charge level for nothing when using languages other than English
  • [Bug MC-1407] – Tamed wolves and cats despawn
  • [Bug MC-4253] – Endermen are rendered hostile if they take environmental damage
  • [Bug MC-8112] – Pick-Block and Furnaces
  • [Bug MC-8260] – Achievement "Hot Topic" Uses Faceless Furnace Icon
  • [Bug MC-11229] – Using the anvil for free
  • [Bug MC-12133] – Arrows visually float when shot into a block.
  • Improvements to FPS when using high-resolution texture packs
  • Many Realms fixes.

Grab the pre-release here:

Report bugs here (but please use the search function before you post duplicates!):

Next up, we have the snapshot! Not too much has changed on the surface since 13w17a as most of our efforts are focused on the launcher currently, but there’s a few cool things you’ll want to check out:

  • Added a new “Hardened Clay” block
  • Added extra tooltip info in the search tab for the creative inventory
  • Made deserts more deserty
  • Zombies made slightly more sociable
  • Bug fixes!

You’ll need to (re-)download the new launcher to grab the snapshot.

// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams \\


Nice double feature! It's cool to see that they can balance supporting the product while continuing to add to it!
I wonder what more sociable zombies means...

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You can invite them round for drinks and neighbourhood parties, and they will stop knocking your door down.

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Zombies just want a pint

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You are now obligated to make a mod for this :)

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Zombies can call other zombies when they are hurt, and apparently they will walk up to each other and "talk" like villagers.

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