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Minecraft 1.7.2 has been published in the launcher! Get it now!

The Update that Changed the World. This update includes 1.7 and 1.7.1

What’s new?

  • Added lots of new biomes!
  • Added “AMPLIFIED” world type
  • Added Acacia and Old Oak wood types
  • Added Stained Glass
  • Added Packed Ice, Red Sand, Podzol
  • Added a bunch of new flowers, including double-height flowers and grass
  • Added more types of fish
  • Fishing rods can be enchanted
  • Achievements are now world specific
  • Gaining achievements now announced to other players
  • Added a few new achievements
  • Servers can now have a “server-icon.png” that is displayed in the multiplayer list
  • You can see who’s online before joining, just hover the player count number in the server list
  • New /summon command
  • Added Command Block minecart
  • Links in chat are now clickable
  • Click on somebody’s name to send a private message
  • Added a bunch of new graphics options
  • Added some shader tests (click on the “Super Secret Settings” a couple of times…)
  • Biome placement has been improved, and oceans are smaller
  • Portals to the Nether can now have different shapes
  • Fishing is now more interesting
  • Maps in item frames are now extra big
  • The achievement screen is zoomable
  • Preparations have been made to offer name change in the future
  • You can now have multiple resource packs loaded at the same time
  • Resource packs can now hold sound effects
  • Servers can recommend resource packs
  • Network code has been rewritten
  • Sound manager has been rewritten
  • Many many bug fixes…
  • Removed the Rose flower
  • Removed Herobrine

Download Links:

Minecraft for Windows

Download Minecraft.exe. Place it anywhere you want, then run it.

Minecraft for Mac OS X

Download Minecraft.dmg. Unpack and place Minecraft in your /Applications folder.

Minecraft for Linux / Other

Download minecraft.jar. The jar is executable and might work as-is. If you run into memory issues, try launching it with java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -cp minecraft.jar net.minecraft.LauncherFrame, also please use Sun’s JVM.

Multiplayer Server

If you’re running on Windows and just want to set up a server easily, download Minecraft_Server.exe (Mirror) and run it.

If you want to run the server on any other OS or without GUI it’s a bit more involved. First make sure you can use java from the command line. On Linux and Mac OS X this should already be set up but on Windows you might have to tinker with the PATH environment variable. Download and run minecraft_server.jar with java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar minecraft_server.jar (Mirror) nogui.

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