News: Editable Books and Colorful Wooden Half Slabs in the Minecraft Snapshot 12w17a

Editable Books and Colorful Wooden Half Slabs in the Minecraft Snapshot 12w17a

Looks like Minecraft is getting some cool new features, including editable books and colorful wooden half slabs. Check out the video below to see the newest Minecraft Snapshot 12w17a in action.

Warning: This release is for experienced users only! It may corrupt your world or mess up things badly otherwise. Only download and use this if you know what to do with a minecraft.jar file!

If you find any bugs, submit them to the wiki's bug list!

Previous changelog.

Download today's snapshot here; server here: jarexe.

Complete changelog:

--- Re-added the ability to obtain ice using Silk Touch and added it on glass panes

  • Ice doesn't melt anymore in the nether, it just disappears now

--- Half slabs of all types of wood, which now act as wood
     (Old wooden slabs remain of type stone) (YAY)

Editable Books and Colorful Wooden Half Slabs in the Minecraft Snapshot 12w17a

--- Added editable books

Editable Books and Colorful Wooden Half Slabs in the Minecraft Snapshot 12w17a

  • New crafting recipe for book: 3 pieces of paper and one piece of leather in any possible shape
  • Crafting recipe for Book and Quill: one ink sac, one feather and one book in any possible shape
  • You can right-click it to edit the book
  • You can create up to 50 pages
  • Clicking 'Done' saves the book, clicking 'Sign' lets you choose a title and finalizes the book, stopping you from editing it, giving it a glow like on enchanted items and showing you title and author when hovering on it in your inventory
  • Books can't be placed in bookshelves

--- Added chat settings

  • Toggle chat
  • Toggle chat colors
  • Toggle clickable links
  • Toggle warning prompt when clicking links
  • Change opacity

--- Added option to rebind command key, which opens the chat with /  already in the textfield
--- Disabled cheats and bonus chests when generating hardcore worlds
--- Dynamic view distance
--- Added hover name for silverfish spawner blocks

--- Fixed some bugs

  • Fixed entities glitching through blocks - Comparisonbefore and after
  • Fixed boats & minecarts not being one-hit breakable
  • Fixed tools depleting in Creative
  • Fixed the jumping castle effect when exiting boats
  • Fixed a little glitchiness with boats in SMP
  • Fixed cheats always being enabled in new worlds
  • Fixed automatically stacked item stacks despawning 5 minutes after the first item was spawned
  • Fixed changing the GUI scale crashing the game
  • Fixed /say displaying usage information instead of the broadcast to the sender
  • Fixed flying slowly in liquids
  • Fixed picking huge mushroom blocks (now give mushrooms), portal blocks, paintings & minecarts
  • Fixed raw fish, dyes, saddles, potions, milk buckets and tools depleting in Creative

--- New bugs:

  • The sound and music sliders don't have percentages anymore
  • Wooden top slabs all look the same
  • Wooden slabs and wooden planks are named inconsistently

Source: Mojang

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I can't wait for the next update!!! All of the latest snapshots have amazing additions to them!

THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! I want to be able to write a story about Minecraft, IN MINECRAFT!!!

When I first read about it, I thought it said "edible books"!

Chat colors???

Those books would be helpful for map makers. Instead of a wall of signs or "read note one in the download folder" Just open the book!

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