Not content to leave bugs unfixed, Mojang has already sent out the 1.4.5 Pre-Release! This isn't a required download for anyone still playing 1.4.4, it is meant to address issues with LAN servers. If you were having problems with your LAN games, definitely give this a try, and offer some feedback!
A number of SMP related issues were addressed here - crashing when entering certain servers, baby villagers only being farmers, and issues with spawning baby wolves, among others. Remember, if you aren't having trouble with 1.4.4, you can continue playing with it normally - however, if you want to update to the 1.4.5 PR client, don't fear! The 1.4.5 Pre-Release client should be able to connect to any 1.4.4 servers without any trouble at all.
Give it a try, see if it doesn't help with certain SMP issues! Whether it does or not, be sure to report your findings right here!
Even if some mods are still working, there is always a risk!
Well, actually, I haven't even updated yet, but I am not interested in updating so that it will be useless in a weak, but that would require waiting for this to be released, and then for MCP and modloader to update... So if 1.4.4 mods don't work with 1.4.5 I think I will scream.
Hopefully the bug tracker is just getting all the old bugs that weren't fixed before and the amount of bugs will decrease in the future. I really hope that the bug tracker doesn't result in even more bugs and releases.
Ermahgerd, so many pointless updates. :|
Why can't they fix bugs with out "updating"? I know they have done that at least once. :/
You can't... These bug fixes concern the code of the game itself. They can't be fixed without changing the code. Saying you can fix bugs without updating would be like saying you can code without coding. LOL.
I barely call them "pointless" since they're about making the game more stable and playable. You guys are only frustrated because Mojang has never released this many bug-fixing updates before. Wouldn't you be more pleased instead, since they're finally giving these bugs more attention than before? You've been asking for it, and now Mojang has finally considered your requests. These updates are now just a thing you all have to get used to.
I say I'd wait for this update to be officially released. I would really like a more stable LAN server.
I'm sure I'm not the first to say this, but most of the Mod-Makers in the community must be Flipping Tables and drop-kicking their desktops with all the updates lately. XD
Not just the mod makers!
I always run a heavy modded world with as many mods(My 1.3.2 world has 90+ mods) as possible!(it takes me several days to put all the mods together so that most conflicts and bugs are away)
Every time a new update comes out, it puts me into anxiety because I know I will have to w8 1-2 months(maybe more) before I can begin a new world!(and I say new world because keeping my world with all these mods is obviously next to impossible :P)
And I know it can't be helped!(at least, until a good official mod api comes out)
Bugs HAVE to be fixed!
Personally, I'm not optimistic at all even with this 1.4.5 pre-release!