Minecraft 1.7.9

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April 14, 2014
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Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.

It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

What's New in 1.7.9:

  • We have released version 1.7.8 with an important bugfix to fix some server crashes, and to resolve some skin related issues (including more crashes)

Version 1.79 is now officially released. This version contains some bugfixes, a few updates to make Realms even better than it already is and prepares Minecraft for the renaming feature that will eventually allow you to rename your player. The renaming feature will not be available right now, but this is an important step towards it. We have also changed the internal handling of player skins to make use of our new, improved skin servers.

What's New in 1.7.7:

  • Fixes some nasty crashes.

Version 1.7.7 is now officially released. This version contains some bugfixes, a few updates to make Realms even better than it already is and prepares Minecraft for the renaming feature that will eventually allow you to rename your player. The renaming feature will not be available right now, but this is an important step towards it. We have also changed the internal handling of player skins to make use of our new, improved skin servers.

What's New in 1.7.6:

  • It contains the new skin and name systems (required for name-changing).
  • System updated to fix critical security vulnerability Heartbleed.
  • It is strongly advised that you change your Minecraft/Mojang password.

Version 1.7.6 is now officially released. This version contains some bugfixes, a few updates to make Realms even better than it already is and prepares Minecraft for the renaming feature that will eventually allow you to rename your player. The renaming feature will not be available right now, but this is an important step towards it. We have also changed the internal handling of player skins to make use of our new, improved skin servers.

Unfortunately the 1.7.6 version is not compatible with 1.7.5 (or earlier) servers. Please update your servers to 1.7.6, this is also an important step to prepare them for the upcoming 1.8 release. Servers should automatically update all player profiles to the new format, but please make sure that you are in the correct server mode (online mode/offline mode) when you start the 1.7.6 server for the first time, because profiles are not compatible between these two server modes. More information about name changing here.

Click here to download cross-platform server jar 1.7.6

What's New in 1.7.5:

  • Minecraft Realms adds mini game support
  • Several server-side performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Preparations to bring Minecraft Realms to more countries!

What's New in 1.7.3 and 1.7.4:

  • Added Twitch.tv broadcasting integration (see below)
  • Improved Realms menus
  • Fixed render distance above 8
  • Various bugs have been taken care of

To use the Twitch broadcasting you need to link your Mojang account with your Twitch account. This only works with migrated accounts (in other words, if you login using your email address instead of your username, you can use the Twitch integration). The linking is done via the account settings, which can be found here:

https://account.mojang.com/me/settings

To start broadcasting, simply press F6 while playing. You find more options in the menus.

The integration currently only works on Windows Vista or later, and on Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later.

What's New 1.7.2 (The Update that Changed the World):

  • Added lots of new biomes!
  • Added “AMPLIFIED” world type
  • Added Acacia and Old Oak wood types
  • Added Stained Glass
  • Added Packed Ice, Red Sand, Podzol
  • Added a bunch of new flowers, including double-height flowers and grass
  • Added more types of fish
  • Fishing rods can be enchanted
  • Achievements are now world specific
  • Gaining achievements now announced to other players
  • Added a few new achievements
  • Servers can now have a “server-icon.png” that is displayed in the multiplayer list
  • You can see who’s online before joining, just hover the player count number in the server list
  • New /summon command
  • Added Command Block minecart
  • Links in chat are now clickable
  • Click on somebody’s name to send a private message
  • Added a bunch of new graphics options
  • Added some shader tests (click on the “Super Secret Settings” a couple of times…)
  • Biome placement has been improved, and oceans are smaller
  • Portals to the Nether can now have different shapes
  • Fishing is now more interesting
  • Maps in item frames are now extra big
  • The achievement screen is zoomable
  • Preparations have been made to offer name change in the future
  • You can now have multiple resource packs loaded at the same time
  • Resource packs can now hold sound effects
  • Servers can recommend resource packs
  • Network code has been rewritten
  • Sound manager has been rewritten
  • Many many bug fixes…
  • Removed the Rose flower
  • Removed Herobrine

Raspberry Pi Edition notes:

Minecraft – Pi Edition runs on Raspbian “wheezy” with XWindows. If you need to set that up, visit http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads and follow the detailed instructions within.

Minecraft for Android:

Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures. Pocket Edition includes randomly generated worlds, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and Survival and Creative modes. You can craft and create with your friends anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn.

Our most recent update added the iconic Creepers. They’re big, green, mean and explody. But it’s just one of many. Since Minecraft — Pocket Edition first appeared, we’re continuing to add loads of new features, including...

  • Food. Now you can cook and go hungry
  • Swords. Bows. TNT.
  • Chests
  • Skeletons
  • Spiders
  • Beds
  • Paintings
  • Lots more

Minecraft for iOS:

Minecraft — Pocket Edition is a Universal App. Play on any iPhone and iPad. It’s constantly evolving thanks to our free updates. Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures.

Pocket Edition includes randomly generated worlds, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and Survival and Creative modes. You can craft and create with your friends anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn.

Our most recent update added the iconic Creepers. They’re big, green, mean and explody. But it’s just one of many. Since Minecraft — Pocket Edition first appeared, we’re continuing to add loads of new features, including...

What's New in iOS:

  • Support for the iPhone 5’s widescreen display