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Release date

May 2, 2013[1]

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Client (.json)

13w18a is the fourth snapshot released for 1.6.1.



  • Added Block of Coal.
    • Crafted with 3x3 coal, not charcoal.
    • Can be used as furnace fuel and smelts 72 items, like 9 coal.
    • Can be used to store large amounts of coal.
  • Start of a new texture loading system.
    • New "missing texture" texture
  • Added crafting recipes for lead and hay block.
    • Hay blocks are crafted with 3x3 wheat.
    • Hay blocks cannot be uncrafted.
  • Added chest generation in Nether Fortresses
    • Chests generate in corners of interior corridors


  • Locked Chests texture changed again.
  • Tweaked horse equipment obtainability
    • Players can no longer craft horse armor
    • Horses now use the same saddle that pigs use
    • Saddles can now be found in most generated chests
    • Added horse armor to dungeons
  • Removed Horse Saddles
    • Normal saddles are now required to ride horses.
  • Adjustments related to horses makes them more practical later in the game
  • Redstone Comparators now output a signal for Cauldrons and End Portal frames
    • Cauldrons give from zero signal (empty) to three signal strength (full) depending on water inside
    • End Portal frame varies between zero and fifteen signal strength, depending on if an Eye of Ender is present
  • Mechanic whereby zombies spawn more zombies adjusted and is no longer easily visible to the player
    • Zombies spawn in dark areas far from the player or in caves
  • Carpets can now be placed on translucent blocks
    • This includes glowstone, glass, glass panes, and beacons
      • Beacons will still function under carpet
  • Cocoa beans removed from dungeon chests.


7 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.6.1

  • MC-590 – Mobs not realizing they killed their attacker and trying to attack empty space
  • MC-1320 – Dogs wont stop snarling after punched by someone else
  • MC-1980 – Despawning cured zombie
  • MC-4631 – Lava decay fails to schedule block update
  • MC-14221 – Blocks stop updating one minute after entering the Nether or the End

From the 1.6.1 snapshots

  • MC-14586 – You can pick up command blocks with any pickaxe

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-14786 – Can't place carpet on translucent blocks