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Beta 1.9-pre5


Release date

October 27, 2011

Pre-release for




Beta 1.9-pre5 is the fifth pre-release for 1.0.0.



  • Achievements
    • Several new achievements
  • Debug features:
    • Pressing F6 causes the player to get "stuck" to the camera until F6 is pressed again. This allows players to appear to phase into blocks.
    • Pressing F9 causes the camera to freeze in its position, allowing to see the player model rotating in third person view.
    • Scrolling the mouse wheel (which also scrolls the inventory) rotates the forward, left, right, and back directions
    • Pressing Y, H, U, O, I, K, J, L, N and M change the camera positioning in a variety of ways, While pressing two functionally connected keys at the same time (example: Y + H) will revert that view back to normal.


  • Video Settings
    • Added option to turn off clouds.
  • Buckets
    • In creative mode, using an empty bucket won't fill up if removing fluids with it.
  • Textures
    • Texture changes to:
    • Block of Iron
    • Both instances of the top of grass blocks
    • Stone
    • Dirt
    • Wood Planks
    • Gravel
    • Block of Gold
    • Block of Diamond
    • Netherrack
    • Glowstone
  • Mobs
    • Hostile mobs act neutral in creative mode.
    • Entity punch range in creative mode reduced, as a result.
  • Fences
    • Fence post selection boxes now resemble their collision boxes.
  • Slimes
    • Slimes now spawn on levels 0-40 rather than 0-16, making them much more common.
  • Ender Dragon
    • Ender Dragons now have a new dying animation even though they still do not spawn, and their health has been changed to 1 () to test this.
  • Water
    • Water flowing downwards creates source blocks, instead of flowing water.


8 bugs fixed

  • Monster Spawners cannot be collected with a Pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch.
  • Mycelium and End Stone are now available in the creative inventory list.
  • The step on stairs is properly lit.
  • Lily Pads now have the correct coloration in the inventory and have a name tag.
  • End Stone now has a name tag (previously "unnamed")
  • Melons once again drop the correct number of slices.
  • Data error when attempting to block with an enchanted sword fixed, blocking with enchanted sword now possible
  • Baby animals now work in SMP.