Minecraft 1.6 Pre-release

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Woho! It’s time for a Minecraft 1.6 pre-release! This release is dubbed the “Horse Update”, but has a lot of other features, too.


  • Added Horses
  • Added Donkeys, Mules
  • Added Horse Armor
  • Added Leads
  • Added Carpets
  • Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay
  • Added Block of Coal
  • Added Name Tags (item)
  • Added Hay Bales
  • Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc
  • Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter
  • Removed Herobrine

This version will officially be released Monday, July 1

Also note, as already stated on this blog a couple of times, this update requires a new launcher. Download the launcher here:

Windows: Server 1 Download – Server 2 Download

MAC/OSX: Server 1 Download – Server 2 Download

Linux: Server 1 Download – Server 2 Download

Get the server files here:

Cross-platform jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.6/minecraft_server.1.6.jar

Windows EXE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.6/minecraft_server.1.6.exe

Credits: The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams

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