Minecraft snapshot 13w19a means that sneaking up on donkeys is now sound survivalism | PCGamesN

Tomb Raider comes free with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on the Square Enix Store

Dragon Age: Inquisition had "by far" the most successful launch in BioWare history

H1Z1 Early Access Review

Minecraft

Minecraft snapshot 13w19a means that sneaking up on donkeys is now sound survivalism

A donkey, very far from home (sweet biome).

Thanks to Mojang’s latest mini-patch, it’s now possible to access donkey and mule inventories by creeping up behind them and interacting with their soft, grey manes. To what end? I’m not really sure. Perhaps we’ll plant live grenades in their feed bags, Fallout 3-style. Perhaps we’ll simply steal their suppers.

Elsewhere in today’s update, there are new textures for charcoal, coal blocks and lapis lazuli - the rare rocks used to craft blue dye. And you’ll be pleased to hear that mobs are back to spawning in groups for your nighttime displeasure:

  • Added new stained hardened clay.
  • Enabled access to the donkey & mule inventories by sneaking and interacting.
  • New textures for Charcoal, Coal Block, and Lapis Lazuli.
  • Made mobs spawn as groups again.
  • [Bug MC-671] – Minecarts with Furnace consume coal in creative mode
  • [Bug MC-3960] – After the last use of a bow you get a glitch bow that when dropped and picked up again duplicates
  • [Bug MC-15061] – Coal blocks do not burn away
  • [Bug MC-15148] – Blurred menu background textures

To download the snapshot, you’ll need to use the new launcher. That way you can return to a more stable Minecraft 1.5.2 via the old launcher with nary a version switch. And if you find any bugs on your travels, Mojang would be terribly grateful if you could report them here.

So what’s really up with the donkeys, do you think? Why might you want to sneak up on them?

Login or Register
Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.


Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
The 100 Best Minecraft Skins

Minecraft

The 100 Best Minecraft Skins

Minecraft's Ender Dragon will be getting a makeover for 1.9

Minecraft's Ender Dragon will be getting a makeover for 1.9

Phishers leak 1,800 Minecraft players' details to the web

Phishers leak 1,800 Minecraft players' details to the web

Minecraft name changes will be made possible on February 4

Minecraft name changes will be made possible on February 4

Minecraft regularly gets more than 1m players playing concurrently

Minecraft regularly gets more than 1m players playing concurrently

Mojang will let you shed your old Minecraft username

Mojang will let you shed your old Minecraft username

The Best of Minecraft in 2014

Minecraft

The Best of Minecraft in 2014

Notch's $70 million mansion rebuilt in Minecraft (sports cars not included)

Notch's $70 million mansion rebuilt in Minecraft (sports cars not included)

Notch just bought a house

Notch just bought a house

Minecraft 1.8.2 pre-released with altered explosion physics and better performance

Minecraft 1.8.2 pre-released with altered explosion physics and better performance

Chortle: The Beano commission official Dennis and Gnasher Minecraft mod

Chortle: The Beano commission official Dennis and Gnasher Minecraft mod

Cubism: Tate gallery make Minecraft maps of some of history's best-loved paintings

Cubism: Tate gallery make Minecraft maps of some of history's best-loved paintings

How to celebrate Christmas in Minecraft: mods, maps and skins

Minecraft

How to celebrate Christmas in Minecraft: mods, maps and skins

Minecraft and Mojang are now officially resting in Microsoft's belly

Minecraft and Mojang are now officially resting in Microsoft's belly

Update for Minecraft will let you control the fanciness of clouds

Update for Minecraft will let you control the fanciness of clouds

Minecraft 2 unlikely from Microsoft:

Minecraft 2 unlikely from Microsoft: "We need to meet the needs of the community"

Minecraft has now sold 17 million copies on PC

Minecraft has now sold 17 million copies on PC

Minecraft 1.8.1 will improve stability, make the ender dragon killable again

Minecraft 1.8.1 will improve stability, make the ender dragon killable again

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

Minecraft

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

Minecraft Movie lures Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy

Minecraft Movie lures Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy

Ordnance Survey upscale Minecraft map of Great Britain to be

Ordnance Survey upscale Minecraft map of Great Britain to be "more realistic"

British Museum to be officially rebuilt in Minecraft

British Museum to be officially rebuilt in Minecraft

Garry Newman on Mojang sale to Microsoft:

Garry Newman on Mojang sale to Microsoft: "I'd have done the same thing"

How much of Microsoft's $2.5 billion will Notch actually receive?

How much of Microsoft's $2.5 billion will Notch actually receive?