11th September 2019
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A Minecraft Java Snapshot

This week’s snapshot brings you more features from other editions of Minecraft and fixes a few bugs.

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  • Item predicate in advancements now makes distinction between actual enchantments and stored enchantments (like ones stored in enchanted books)
  • Blocks that can be manually placed on farmland can now also be pushed onto it by a piston without detroying the farmland
  • Fixed bugs


  • Boats as fuel now smelt 6 items in a furnace
  • Campfire can be extinguished with a shovel
  • When breedable mobs in groups spawn naturally they sometimes spawn babies in the groups


  • Changes in item predicate:
    • enchantments now only matches enchantments on item itself – it no longer can be used for enchanted books
    • to match contents enchanted book, use stored_enchantments


  • MC-2958 – Custom mobs and normal Vexes drop equipped items with looting despite DropChances set to 0
  • MC-42248 – Placing lily pads does not have a hand animation in third-person
  • MC-60634 – Spawn egg ‘use’ animation not shown when using on animal
  • MC-110907 – Curse of vanishing doesn’t work in some places
  • MC-114715 – Mobs picking up items can drop their current item even with drop chance of 0
  • MC-123307 – ‘/execute store’ can modify player data inside item “tags” of their Inventory or EnderItems
  • MC-125880 – Recipe book rejects bows with Damage:0 tag when crafting dispensers
  • MC-127094 – Arm animation is not executed in certain circumstances
  • MC-132445 – Spawn eggs used on water do not display a hand animation
  • MC-136352 – Tools from creative inventory/crafting don’t have Damage:0 set until relog
  • MC-136470 – Buckets’ CanPlaceOn NBT check is applied to the block behind
  • MC-145179 – data modify modifies player item data but shows error message
  • MC-152751 – Horse armor can occasionally be duplicated when killing a horse wearing it with Looting III
  • MC-153661 – Villagers always ring bells in the same direction, even if that should not be possible
  • MC-154873 – When breaking a block with an enchanted book with Silk Touch on it, the block drops itself
  • MC-157494 – Tamed animals no longer teleport to players properly
  • MC-158853 – Chests missing after converting and loading old map from 1.7.10
  • MC-159455 – Mob riding item frame riding mob crashes the server when item frame breaks
  • MC-159785 – Cloned block contains same item in memory
  • MC-160123 – Large ferns no longer drop seeds
  • MC-160248 – Slime and magma cube spawners crash the game
  • MC-160456 – Bee Hives filled with honey are missing their top and bottom texture
  • MC-160458 – Using a portal in an older world creates a new portal instead of taking you to an existing one
  • MC-160461 – When being activated with Redstone, bells always ring in the same direction, even if that should not be possible
  • MC-160464 – New gamerules introduced in snapshot 19w36a default to false in worlds from older versions
  • MC-160484 – Placing wet sponges in the nether does not update redstone
  • MC-160498 – Gamerule fireDamage being set to false does not prevent lava damage

Source: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-snapshot-19w37a

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