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There were two important new problems in the 1.4.3 pre-release that we had to fix, so here’s a pre-release of 1.4.4 instead! We hope to publish it in the launcher in the middle of next week.

The changes since 1.4.3 is:

  • Another 20 or so issues fixed
  • Fixed the “unable to swim upwards” bug (prevented a 1.4.3 official release)
  • Fixed the “placed torches jump between walls” bug (also prevented a 1.4.3 release)

Bug fix:

  • Tab key not working for any function on mac
  • Chicken head movement is inverted
  • Linux users can’t open to lan because it’s binded to 127.0.0.1
  • Chest glitch that lets them appear as if they are opened while they are not.
  • “seed” command doesn’t work in Minecraft server command line
  • Squids are flying!
  • Internal exception: java.io.IOException: Bad packet id 249
  • Killing animals with fire aspect on the first hit does not cook the drops
  • Torch texture
  • Iron Golems crash the player when they walk
  • Torches don’t place properly, get instantly moved to adjacent wall
  • Water current too strong|Can’t swim up in deep water
  • Enderchest doesn´t have the right hitbox.
  • Cannot fall into void
  • Crash when placing minecart on powered rail.
  • Loading a world that has been moved or deleted causes a crash
  • Player can jump over cobblestone walls
  • Squids Can Breathe Air
  • Nether Brick Fence bad texture
  • Crash with rendering item entities
  • Running on leaves produces grey particles
  • Fences are not rendered correctly from underneath
  • Item frames disappear without drop when a block is placed in their position
  • Disappearing mobs and items after dying

Installation:

  1. Close Minecraft.
  2. Go to Minecraft.jar. You can find this in Windows at %appdata%/.minecraft/bin.
  3. Copy your Minecraft.jar file and back it up somewhere else.
  4. Move the newly downloaded Minecraft.jar into the /.minecraft/bin folder, replacing the old version.
  5. Open up Minecraft and have fun!

I would recommend backing up your old Minecraft.jar somewhere so that you can keep all of your current mods. You can do this by just copying Minecraft.jar and pasting it into another folder.

The client now comes with both the client-side and the server-side JAR files. The file called “minecraft.jar” should be in your “.minecraft/bin” folder as usual, and the “minecraft_server.jar” file should be in a folder called “.minecraft/server”.

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Client

http://assets.minecraft.net/1_4_4/minecraft.jar

Server

JAR: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_4_4/minecraft_server.jar

EXE: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_4_4/Minecraft_Server.exe