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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-673

Sky/lighting doesn't get darker during a thunderstorm



    • Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Minecraft 13w39a
    • Minecraft 1.4.2, Minecraft 1.4.4, Minecraft 1.4.5, Snapshot 12w49a, Snapshot 12w50a, Minecraft 1.4.6, Minecraft 1.4.7, Snapshot 13w01a, Snapshot 13w02a, Snapshot 13w02b, Snapshot 13w03a, Snapshot 13w04a, Snapshot 13w05a, Snapshot 13w05b, Snapshot 13w06a, Snapshot 13w09a, Snapshot 13w09b, Snapshot 13w09c, Snapshot 13w10a, Snapshot 13w10b, Minecraft 1.5, Snapshot 13w11a, Minecraft 1.5.1, Minecraft 1.5.2, Snapshot 13w18c, Snapshot 13w19a, Snapshot 13w21a, Minecraft 1.6, Minecraft 1.6.1, Minecraft 1.6.2, Minecraft 13w36a, Minecraft 13w36b, Minecraft 13w37a, Minecraft 13w37b
    • Windows 7
      Java version "1.7.0_02-ea"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_02-ea-b08)
      Java Hotspot(TM) 64-bit Server VM (build 22.0-b06, mixed mode)
    • Confirmed


      This has been a long term bug in multiplayer. Now that single player is technically a server now it happens there as well. Looking at the picture, you have on the left half a normal rainy day without thunder. In the old single player mode the sky would get darker as indicated in the right half of the picture. Thunderstorms no longer make the sky look like this. Not sure if this is an actual bug or if it's intended to look like normal rain weather now.
      EDIT: I guess this is indeed a bug since if it "Works as intended" it wouldn't still be open...

      What I expected to happen was...:
      When a thunderstorm occurs, the sky would usually get as dark as the right half of the picture.

      What actually happened was...:
      Thunderstorms don't change the sky from left to right making it difficult to determine if it's a thunderstorm or not whenever it starts to rain. The sky just stays on the lighter half of the picture. Being that mobs spawn during a thunderstorm, it would be nice to know the difference between the two so that players don't have to play guessing games if mobs are lurking outside or not. I know I'm not the only one who finds this annoying... >_>

      Steps to Reproduce:
      1. Go into any world whether it's in single player or multiplayer.
      2. Turn on rain downfall.
      3. Turn on thunder using new weather command for comparison.
      4. Sky remains the same rather than transitioning between the two.


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            evilseph EvilSeph (Warren Loo)
            agnyc14 Alex G.
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