The biggest issue reported in the Minecraft community is that the game would crash far too often. Many have pointed to the return of Pistons as the primary cause of many of the issues resolved by this update for the game. While there have been plenty of folks bemoaning the fact that pistons would crash the game completely, others were frustrated by the fact some sound effects, specifically thunder, wouldn’t show up at appropriate times. Title Update 4 for Minecraft on Xbox 360 addresses these two specific issues and a few more.
The first issue said to be resolved on the list of fixes was the crash with pistons placed at the edge of the world. In addition, another crash problem was purportedly resolved that would occur thanks to a thread safety issue, again believed to be caused by pistons. Some UI and graphical fixes were also addressed, including one where rain would run through blocks and cause it to be raining indoors. A well reported graphical slowdown problem due to lighting problems was resolved, as was a visual issue when in third-person front view you wouldn’t see fire. Another visual issue fixed was one for an issue with flickering for active pistons.
Three different audio problems were resolved for Minecraft with this patch. The first resolved was one that had a constant button press sound when you’d rotate a character in the skin select screen. Also addressed was the problem with thunder never being heard (especially during storms!) and another problem where constant sound effects were being played on the sign text entry area.
Other issues fixed in this edition of Minecraft included one for a bug that allowed locked skins to be selected if they were next to a free skin (kinda bummed they fixed this one). Another fix included one for misaligned player scores when viewing the leaderboard filter for “My Score” which looked really funky.
Minecraft is one of the most popular games ever and can be played on PC or on XBox 360 and has been talked about anywhere and everywhere. If you haven’t played it yet, feel free to anoint yourself the last person in the gaming world to do so and get it over with.
We’d like to thank the folks at MinecraftForum.net for posting the change log to let us know what these changes would be!