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Beta 1.9-pre4


Release date

October 13, 2011

Pre-release for




Beta 1.9-pre4 is the fourth pre-release for 1.0.0.


  • New Dimension: the End
    • End portal frame blocks graphically redesigned
    • End portal block now functions.
  • New settings in Server.properties:
    • debug
    • enable-query
    • enable-rcon
    • query.port
    • rcon.password
    • rcon.port
  • Glistering Melon, used to brew Potions of Healing instead of Ghast Tears
  • Ghast Tear now used for Potions of Regeneration.
  • Enchanting fully implemented
  • Throwable splash potions with Area of Effect when thrown, created by brewing an existing potion with gunpowder.


  • Status effects
  • 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.
  • Flowers
    • They now grow randomly around the world like grass on dirt.
  • End Stone
    • Texture changed from End Stone (texture) JE0.png to End Stone JE3 BE2.png


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 SMP.
  • Glass towers stretching to the top of the map no longer appear over strongholds.
  • Fixed all Minecart with Furnace bugs, except the lighting bug.


Beta 1.9-pre4 was reuploaded to fix the incorrect version number.[1][2]