Minecraft snapshot 13w21a adds new horse UI and chat system


The latest Minecraft snapshot doesn’t bring anything huge to the table but it does make the game’s horses better, so, treat it as you will. I’m going to consider it the best thing since Hawaiian seeds.

As well as the improvements to horses there are bug fixes and a new internal chat system to play with.

The horse update allows you to control the saddle/armour/inventory of your noble steed, giving you more freedom over how exactly it will handle your baggage.

There’s also been some under the covers work been done to the new Resource Pack system, it’s still not ready for release but it’s getting there.

Here are the unadulterated patch notes:

  • Added new UI for horses, to control saddle/armour/inventory.

  • Started to move over various things to a new Attribute system. You may see some new tooltips, don’t be scared!

  • Lots of work towards a new Resource Pack system, but not finished yet. Currently still compatible with texture packs.

  • New internal chat system; lots of messages should be translated now that weren’t previously.

  • [Bug MC-1497] – Damaged Anvils do not show damage in inventory or item frame

  • [Bug MC-13626] – XP Bar in creative

  • [Bug MC-13640] – Hay Bales do not burn when set on fire

  • [Bug MC-13662] – XP, Health and hungerbar are buggy with horses

  • [Bug MC-13770] – Using a horse spawn egg on a horse works only when riding the horse

  • [Bug MC-13852] – Can’t throw enderpearls while mounting a horse

  • [Bug MC-14220] – Player appearance not updating in multiplayer (armor, tools)

  • [Bug MC-14417] – No way to remove armor or saddles off a horse

  • [Bug MC-14422] – Horse name tag is shown while riding

  • [Bug MC-15138] – Sides of cauldron has compass texture after placing compass in Item Frame

  • [Bug MC-15201] – Bottom part of some types of horses-harness is misplaced

  • [Bug MC-15416] – Selected item disappears when armor breaks

You can read about the snapshot in Mojang’s words over here, as well as get access to the download links.