Feb 242012

After the introduction of the Anvil format last week, this weeks snapshot focuses on the lighting system. The underground lighting is fixed. However chunks generated with 12w07b are not refreshed and the lights remain as they where. This is the risk when being on the bleeding edge.

12w08a also adds a new mob: the Iron Golem. It acts as a village guard, killing Zombies when they invade at night. Another neat feature is upside down stairs, although they are a bit hard to place

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Feb 162012

An interesting announcement this week: the 7th weekly snapshot of 2012 introduces a new world format to Minecraft: Anvil. Key feature is the new world height of 256.

Also included is an increase of block ID’s to 4096.

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