Minecraft Beta 1.6 Patch Now Available

Get high on some grass.

Notch has released Minecraft Beta version 1.6. This version brings a load of bug fixes, and several new interesting additions.

Since patch 1.6 has been released several extra bug fixes have been added therefore Minecraft is now at version 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.6.5.

Added:

Maps
Players can now create maps that will update as the player walks around. These can even be given to other players, which is useful if you want to show around a new visitor to your server.

Hatches
Hatches are like doors, except they can be used on blocks that face upwards.

Nether Support In SMP
You can now create portals in SMP these will now teleport you to the nether, like they do in single player.

Tall Grass
Just like the mods, tall grass is now present in the game however it wont be seen everywhere. Destroying the tall grass will sometimes drop seeds like grass blocks use to do.

Also of note:

  • Mushroom spread.
  • Support for 15 record player songs.
  • Advanced OpenGL is now disabled.
  • Fire has been nerfed.
  • Altered cobblestone texture.