Mojang have just released an update to Minecraft, bringing us to 1.2.4. This update is primarily a bug fix release but does include some nice improvements as well: Fixed: Made placing half blocks on existing half blocks (to make a full block) easier Limit framerate on menu screens, no longer uses 100% cpu and make my computer melt Fixed fatal crash for converted worlds to anvil, when there’s blocks at max height Fixed an old bug with signs clearing text while you’re editing them in SMP Fixed crash when logging in while there are blocks at maxheight at spawn Fixed TNT ghosts in multiplayer Fixed storage minecarts dropping enchanted items Fixed crashes on invalid server addresses when joining a server Fixed entities being uninteractable if they existed at login (Multiplayer) Fixed dupe exploit with paintings Fixed furnaces and dispensers dropping enchanted items Fixed the “flickering” of chat as it vanishes off the screen Fixed text rendering over items in the container screens Fixed exploit with jungle saplings (turns other saplings into jungle ones) Fixed launcher opening minecraft dir if the path contains a space Fixed an off-by-one lighting bug Fixed block transmuting (turning one block into another via pistons) Fixed placing mushrooms in daylight, where they can’t survive Fixed redstone lamps dropping powered block items when destroyed while on “save-all” (server) now works even when you have toggled “save-off” Fixed turning half-blocks into full-blocks while you’re standing on them Fixed seed displaying in F3 debug when the seed is unknown (multiplayer) Fixed villager texture changing clientside per profession Fixed falling off ledge corners while holding shift Fixed players falling when reconnecting to servers where they were previously flying Added: Chat history and much better chat editing A few new decoration blocks “Back” and “Quit” buttons to OutOfMemoryScreen Made cats more realistic (read: probably annoying). I hope it’s enough to cancel out any joy you may receive from the previous feature! Added a “minimal” debug menu for testing with. Shift+F3 to hide the graphs. This is just a short announcement to let you know that we are aware of this and are working on it as I type this. Please note: Minecraft 1.2.4 has bumped the protocol version, so it is incompatible with 1.2.3. Thanks for your patience and understanding.