The long anticipated Minecraft 1.3 is now ready! This is the first update in nearly 4 months and brings numerous changes to the game. These includes:
The game now runs a server in single-player mode
The single-player server can be shared on LAN
Made it possible to use client-side commands by enabling cheats
Added a “bonus chest” to get started quicker
Added trading with villagers. Added emeralds as a currency
You gain enchantment orbs from more tasks. Max enchantment level has been decreased to 30
Servers can now automatically suggest and distribute texture packs
Added new world map elements
Added cocoa beans
Added Ender chests
Minecraft 1.3 Prerelease is now available for download! No new features will be added between this Prerelease and the final version, just bug fixes. This Prerelease focuses mainly on bug fixes:
Fixed a few glitches in the item spritesheet and the creative mode’s inventory’s...
Snapshot 12w24a has been released! This update brings adds the option to open up your single player games for LAN friends to join.
LAN friends can now join Single Player games.
Use /publish to open your SP game
Some necessary settings such as what game mode your friends...
Snapshot 12w22a has been released with a lot of new features including a new Adventure mode, Tripwires, and more.
Added Adventure Mode
Only playable using cheats, type “/gamemode 2″ in any cheat-enabled world or server.
Blocks cannot be placed or...
Minecraft Snapshot 12w17a is now out for download.
Complete Change Log:
Ice no longer melts in the Nether, now it simply disappears.
Added Half slabs of all types of wood.
Added editable books.
New crafting recipe for book: 3 pieces of paper and one piece of leather in any possible...