Java Edition Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4

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Minecraft Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4.png
Edition

Java Edition

Type

Pre-release

Release date

October 13, 2011

Pre-release for

1.0.0

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Protocol version

20

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Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4 is the fourth pre-release for Java Edition 1.0.0, released on October 13, 2011,[1] it adds the End dimension, the ender dragon, and moon phases, it also completed the enchanting mechanics, changes fluid placement using buckets, and fixes some bugs.

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

End portal block
  • Now functions properly.
End portal frame
  • Redesigned graphically.
End Stone
  • End Stone JE1 BE1.png The white cobblestone texture introduced in the previous pre-release was changed and end stone was added as a block with the overhauled texture.

Items[edit]

Glistering Melon Slice JE1 BE1.png Glistering melon
  • Used to brew potions of healing instead of ghast tears.
Ghast tear
  • Added before this version
  • Now used for potions of regeneration.
Splash Potions
  • Created by brewing an existing potion with gunpowder.
  • Has an Area of Effect when thrown.

Mobs[edit]

Ender dragons
  • New boss mob.

World generation[edit]

The End
Obsidian pillars

General[edit]

Enchanting
  • Now fully implemented.
Server.properties
  • New settings:
  • debug
  • enable-query
  • enable-rcon
  • query.port
  • rcon.password
  • rcon.port

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Buckets
  • Placing fluids (water or lava) with a bucket treats other fluid source blocks like solid blocks, allowing the player to place them on top of each other without an adjacent wall.

Gameplay[edit]

Status effects
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.

General[edit]

Texture Packs
  • The player can reload the texture pack by pressing F3+T.
Version number
  • No longer displays

Fixes[edit]

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.

Reupload[edit]

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

References[edit]