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Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4

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Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4
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Release date

October 13, 2011

Pre-release for




Protocol version


Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4 is the fourth pre-release for 1.0.0.



  • Status effects
    • Added a swirl effect while under the effect of a status effect.
  • Buckets
    • Placing fluids (water or lava) with a bucket treats other fluid source blocks like solid blocks, allowing you to place them on top of each other without an adjacent wall.
  • Texture Packs
    • You can reload the texture pack by pressing F3+T
  • Sun and Moon
    • The Sun and Moon now rise in the east and set in the west, based on the top of maps being North, and are round.
    • The Moon now has multiple phases, somewhat akin to the real Moon.
  • Version number
    • No longer displays


5 bugs fixed

  • Enchanting is now server-side instead of being only a client-side change.
  • Fixed ⇧ Shift + Click crash bug with enchanting tables and brewing stands.
  • Critical hits now appear in multiplayer.
  • Glass towers stretching to the top of the map no longer appear over strongholds.
  • Fixed all Minecart with Furnace bugs, except the lighting bug.


  • This version was reuploaded to fix the incorrect version number,[1][2] which still displayed as "Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3".


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