A few days ago, Mojang released Minecraft 1.7 and ambitiously called it “The Update that Changed the World.”
Today, Mojang released a patch to that update called Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5. Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5 is designed to address bugs and other issues found with Minecraft 1.7 since release.
-Addresses some serious crash issues
-Fixes the inability for Minecraft to start on some Linux computers
-General bug fixes and error fixes
And to recap, here are the features Mojang added in patch 1.7, which was called “The Update that Changed the World” for good reason:
-New world generation features that add twice as many biomes to the game and a new ‘Amplified’ world option. Worlds now tend to generate more land and interesting features than ocean.
-New blocks, including two new types of wood; stained glass; packed ice; red sand, podzol; lots of new flowers; double-tall versions of current plants; and extra large sized portals
-New fishing features, including new types of fish and altered fishing mechanics that allow you to catch junk and treasure when using your fishing rod. Fishing rods can now be enchanted.
-Changes to the mapping system, including the ability to put maps in an item frame and hang them on your wall in extra large sizes. Maps also feature less lag and lots of new colors and designs.
-Overhaul of the achievements and statistics system. Now, these systems are server specific and world specific. When playing multiplayer, the game will automatically announce to other players whenever you score an achievement. There’s also a new zoomable achievements screen and some new achievements/statistics have been added to the game.
-Enhancements to the multiplayer system. Server admins can now add 64×64 icons to their servers that appear on the server list, and players can also view how many players are in a server before they join.
-Players can now select multiple resource packs at the same time. Resource packs can also completely overhaul Minecraft’s sounds and audio systems.
-Chat and command improvements, including mine cart commands and new commands to spawn mobs or blocks of any type
-Lots of technical work, including thousands of bug fixes, a rewritten sound manager, new network multiplayer systems, and better graphics systems. All of these changes should allow Minecraft to run more smoothly and efficiently on all types of rigs.
-You can now change the volume of the weather effects in Minecraft
Minecraft has been working on this update for about one year, making this one of the largest Minecraft updates ever released. It’s called “The Update that Changed the World” because it adds a significant number of new biomes to the game and overhauls plugin API code, which means this update changes some fundamental parts of Minecraft.
Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5 is currently in pre-release stages and can be downloaded from the official Mojang blog here.
You can also wait until the expected release date of Friday, November 1 for the official launcher update. Minecraft 1.7 should have already been delivered to your launcher. Enjoy!