The popular building game Minecraft has been updated on the Mac, developer Mojang has announced. Version 1.2.5 adds half a dozen new features, numerous bug fixes, and a few tweaks here and there.
Minecraft 1.2.5 adds shift-clicking support in furnaces, and a new method to easily acquire blocks you have selected in the world in Creative mode using the “Pick block” key. Tweaks include changes to the following aspects:
Direct Connect dialog - remember the last IP for the current session;
Cats - less eager to sit on things and less patient;
Bowls - using a stack of bowls on Mooshrooms does not consume the whole stack of bowls;
TNT - punching a TNT block with flint and steel in hand destroys and drops a TNT block (right-clicking will activate the TNT).
As far as bugs are concerned, Mojang addressed issues with certain links in chat, wild ocelots behaving like tamed cats, various chat crashes, world generation failing under certain circumstances, turning off sound, ghost entities in multiplayer, a crash when pasting certain characters in chat, a problem with the slash (/) key not behaving correctly in certain environments and more (the rest of the bug fixes are listed below).
· Fixed command matching being too greedy (for example: typing “/stophammertime” no longer stops a server).
· Fixed not being able to click coloured links.
· Fixed potential issue with village door detection (which could cause too many villagers to spawn).
· Fixed ⌘+Q shortcut not quitting the app on OS X.
Some “notable bugs” are mentioned, including various "Pick Block" bugs and placing silverfish on cobblestone in creative mode, which can lead to different bugs, according to Mojang.
Minecraft 1.2.5 is a Universal Binary that works on PowerPC and Intel Macs. Some computer configurations are not compatible, according to some users who have taken to forums in search of a solution for their aging Macs.