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Beta 1.6 Test Build 3

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Beta 1.6 Test Build 3
Type

Build

Release date

May 25, 2011[1]

Build for

Beta 1.6

Download

Client and Server

Beta 1.6 Test Build 3 was a Minecraft build used to test Beta 1.6 the day before its release. It was never officially released to the public. However, both the client and the server are packed in a ZIP archive that can be found on the legacy update server to this day.[2]

Differences from Beta 1.6[edit | edit source]

  • For debugging purposes, chests containing a full stack of each block and item are generated near spawn.
  • Advanced OpenGL is still enabled, and crashes the game when used (it was disabled in the full release).
    • OpenGL occlusion is still enabled.
  • The fix for the crash when riding a vehicle or animal through a nether portal is done differently.
  • Session changes:
    • Session requests are performed over HTTP instead of HTTPS
    • Session requests fail on any code other than HTTP 200, instead of only with HTTP 400
  • When picking up an item stack that would be spread between multiple slots, it takes multiple ticks to pick up the stack rather than all possible slots being filled on the same tick.
  • The protocol version number of this version is 12, rather than 11 for Beta 1.5 or 13 for Beta 1.6. This is the only version with that protocol version number before protocol version numbers were reset in 13w41a.
  • GL state when rendering items is not properly reset, which may lead to graphical artifacts.
  • Tall grass renders differently.
  • Connection to the server is closed differently (no thread is used in this build).

Validity[edit | edit source]

While modern versions of Minecraft are hosted s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download, this version is hosted on s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload. At first it may seem that this site is not owned by Mojang, but it can be verified as Mojang-owned in several ways:

  • The legacy Minecraft launcher (from 2013) uses this site to update, which can be verified through a decompiler.
  • Minecraft Classic was loaded from s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/classic/lzma.jar?v=15 when it could still be accessed on minecraft.net[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. See the value of LastModified on the index for the MinecraftDownload page - "2011-05-25T08:36:23.000Z".
  2. https://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/prerelease/build.zip
  3. While the page for classic is no longer accessible, archived versions do include this link.