Minecraft 1.4.4 Released

More features? More fun? You bet. The latest version of Minecraft was released today, and fans can rest assured that Herobrine was removed again. Somehow he keeps sneaking back in there. Below is an abbreviated list of changes derived from the excellent coverage over at the Minecraft Forums, as well as the version history of the Minecraft Wiki for more.

The release announcement from Mojang.com

System and Interface bugs

  • Creating world with seed and map world “QUATREPOINTDEUX” fails
  • Escape key doesn’t take you back to main menu from Multiplayer screen
  • Tab key not working for any function on mac
  • Score system broken
  • “seed” command doesn’t work in Minecraft server command line
  • Audio bugs on some item placement
  • Missing song
  • DoS attack on LAN worlds if player logs into server the host’s username

Collision bugs

  • Falling out of the world while chunks are loading
  • Arrows do not stick (and stay) in mobs
  • Item drops drop into transparent blocks and cannot be picked up.
  • Anvil block collision box appears “sunken”
  • Teleporting a player triggers a pressure plate sometimes
  • Pushing and knockbacking bugs
  • Flying through cobwebs in creative affects the player and shouldn’t
  • Shift (crouch) will not stop you from falling off of an anvil
  • Cannot fall into void
  • Fall damage bugs
  • Player can jump over cobblestone walls


  • Minecraft crashes if connection is lost when editing signs
  • Crash when placing minecart on powered rail.
  • Loading a world that has been moved or deleted causes a crash

Mob bugs

  • Slimecubes and Snow Golem’s can’t be killed
  • Skeletons armed with swords shoot arrows instead
  • Squids flying and suriving on land, spawning everywhere
  • Slimes swimming
  • Mobs spawned in the nether are transferred to the overworld
  • Zombies pick up items while dying

Item and Block bugs

  • Enchanted book exploit fixed
  • Enchanted items show its background on the beacon-block
  • Signs missing text
  • Potatoes and carrots uproot themselves
  • Falling anvils do not maintain orientation while falling
  • Named maps lose their title after copying
  • Can’t destroy glass in Adventure Mode
  • Falling sand appears on fire when falling into lava
  • Spinning while placing a bed creates a triangular bed
  • Structures generating in wrong biomes
  • Mushrooms spawn on the top of the Nether
  • Chest glitch that lets them appear as if they are opened while they are not

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