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Beta 1.6.6
Release date

May 31, 2011



Beta 1.6.6 added minor changes and was released to fix some of the bugs and crashes in Beta 1.6.5.


  • Added Performance in Video Settings, Options Menu. Can be set to Max FPS, Balanced or Power saver.


  • Bone meal can grow tall grass and flowers on grass blocks.
  • Glowstone Changes
    • Changed the material of glowstone from "glass" to "stone". This means you need a pickaxe to get resources from it. This also means you can now place redstone, torches, levers, etc. on them.
    • Made glowstone drop more loot (2-4 glowstone dust).
    • Made the recipe sizes for creating wool and glowstone smaller (2x2 instead of 3x3).
  • Boat changes
    • Boats float up to the surface quicker.
    • Boats falling down into water lose their vertical momentum much faster.


3 bugs fixed

  • Fixed beds not working very well in SMP.
  • Destroying a boat will no longer spawn the player too low, causing them to sometimes fall through the ground.
  • ⇧ Shift+clicking a tool into a chest no longer restores it to new.