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Java Edition



Release date

October 23, 2015

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15w43c[1] is the thirty-sixth snapshot for Java Edition 1.9, which was released to make some changes to the loot table system, as well as fix some bugs and crashes.



  • Fixed mobs never dropping equipment.
  • Will drop the block they are carrying again.
  • With saddles will drop the saddles again.

Non-mob entities[]

  • Remapped boats. They now have a separate texture per oar and per side of the boat.

World generation[]

  • The glass bottle in the brewing stand was removed.
  • A cobweb generates in the corner of the basement.
  • The sign in the igloo dungeon has changed.[2]
    • Previously:
Blank-sign-oak JE2 BE2.png
  • Now:
Blank-sign-oak JE2 BE2.png
****- ***--
--** *-*
*-** -**
--*** ***--


  • The Lure enchantment no longer affects the chances of catching things, only the delay.
  • The Luck of the Sea enchantment is broken due to a typo in the new fishing loot table.
  • Fished junk will be less damaged (0%–90% durability remaining) while treasure will be more damaged (0%–25% durability remaining).
  • Ink sacs will now be caught singly with weight 10 (formerly a stack of 10 with weight 1).


Loot tables
  • The format is updated, so that rather than a 'items' node containing 'item' entries, it is an 'entries' node containing 'type' and 'name' entries.
    • Type entries can be 'item', 'loot_table', or 'empty'.
    • Name entries can either be item identifier for items, or the location and name of the loot table.
      • Example:
"type": "loot_table",
"name": "minecraft:gameplay/fishing/treasure",.
  • This allows for easier nested loot tables.
  • The fishing tables are now available, along with loot for skeleton horses, zombie horses, and sheep without wool.
  • Added the function 'set_damage', which is used to change the durability of a tool.
  • Fixed some loot tables.
    • Guardians and elder guardians have their rare drop of fishing loot again, though it includes fishing junk and fishing treasure as well.
    • Elder guardians only drop sponges when killed by the player.
    • Horses drop 1 leather. Skeleton and zombie horses drop 1 bone and 1 rotten flesh, respectively.
    • Squid reverted back to dropping 1–3 ink sacs (was changed to 0–2 in 15w43b).
    • Wither skeleton coal drop chance reverted back to earlier behavior: drops −1–1 (i.e. a 66% chance of 0 and a 33% chance of 1) with the amount increased as usual by Looting.
    • Spider and cave spider eye drop chance adjusted, now drops −1–1 (i.e. a 66% chance of 0 and a 33% chance of 1) with the amount increased as usual by Looting.


20 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.9
  • MC-162 – Ghost boats.
  • MC-5120 – Fireworks pushed by water/fired horizontally out of loaded chunks cause client to hang.
  • MC-32778 – Cannot assign keypad 5 key to motion any longer.
  • MC-62159 – Broken graphic for breaking piston arms/Extended piston head breaking texture is wrong.
  • MC-68666 – Block breaking uses nearby textures from stitched terrain when using cubes/planes larger than 16px.
  • MC-73261 – Couldn't jump on an anvil if I directly stand in front of the anvil.(Only in Multiplayer).
  • MC-73401 – Hopper texture issue.
From the 1.8.2 development versions
  • MC-76352 – Rain under bedrock/in void.
From the 1.9 development versions
  • MC-88324 – Minecraft freezes after x times of relogging.
  • MC-89926 – Elytra can't be set to Chestplate Slot w/ /replaceitem, but can be set to head slot.
  • MC-89935 – New chunks don't render until they are updated.
  • MC-90213 – Head has 360 degrees of vertical rotation when using elytra.
  • MC-91147 – Mobs no longer drop equipment.
  • MC-91148 – Killing a sheared sheep still drops wool.
  • MC-91149 – Horses no longer drop leather/bones/rotten flesh.
  • MC-91151 – Endermen no longer drop carried blocks.
  • MC-91152 – Guardians and Elder Guardians no longer rarely drop fish/salmon/clownfish/pufferfish.
  • MC-91156 – Mobs drop different amount of common items than before.
From the previous development version
  • MC-91185 – Loot tables affect mobs drops/held items.
  • MC-91203 – Loot table function "set_data" doesn't work with tools.


Video made by slicedlime:


  • 15w43c was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.