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Beta 1.9-pre6


Release date

November 11, 2011

Pre-release for




Beta 1.9-pre6 is the sixth pre-release for 1.0.0.


  • Added (currently useless) dragon egg.
  • Added the following to /title/ in minecraft.jar:
    • credits.txt
    • earlyplayers.txt
    • win.txt
  • Added "Particles" setting in Video Settings
    • Has three possible states:
      • "All", rendering all particle effects
      • "Decreased", rendering half of all particle effects
      • "Minimal", rendering no particle effects (except for those created when breaking blocks).
  • Added ending titles and credits.
  • Ender Crystal added
    • Is an entity which sits atop of a block of bedrock.
    • It is diamond shaped, with 2 cubes spinning on their axis with a point at the center that fires a healing beam at the Enderdragon when within range, and can be destroyed with a melee or hit with an arrow, causing an explosion.
    • They appear on all obsidian spikes in The End.


  • Revised beds
    • Attempting to sleep in a Bed while hostile mobs are nearby will display "You may not rest now, there are monsters nearby".
  • Several block's tool weaknesses have been fixed, such as Crafting Tables now mining faster with an Axe and rails now mining faster with a Pickaxe.
  • Mined stairs of any materials will drop a stair block now instead of a block form of its material.
  • Changes to the mining time of many blocks, including Redstone Ore, stone brick, Nether Brick, iron bars, doors, Monster Spawners and obsidian, making their mining times much faster.
  • 'Efficiency' enchantment now affects all blocks for any item enchanted with it.
  • Tools not suited to digging a certain block can be faster than digging by hand, e.g. a pickaxe can dig dirt faster than by hand, but not faster than by shovel.
  • More minor changes to textures, this time to:
    • Side texture of grass, adhering to dirt texture change in previous pre-release.
    • Sand.
  • Sun and Moon are square again.
  • Downward flowing water now creates flowing water once more.
  • More finished Enderdragon boss fight.
    • "Boss Health" Meter appears on the middle top part of the screen in the same purple hue as the Enderdragon.
    • Leaves behind a fountain like bedrock structure with the Enderdragon Egg sitting on top and has another Ender Portal to return to the players spawn point/ bed.


12 bugs fixed

  • Entity model errors fixed.
  • Armor durability is much back to being larger, larger than it even was in Beta 1.8.
  • Using items and hitting mobs no longer uses up items/durability in creative.
  • Lily Pads are now a block which can be stood on.
  • Ferns, Tall Grass and Lily Pads are now available in the creative inventory.
  • Unnecessary block versions of Cake and Sugar Cane removed from creative inventory.
  • Enchantment Tables now take time to mine, instead of one punch.
  • "Mods and Texture Packs" changed to "Texture Packs".
  • Repeater clocks no longer get stuck when unloading the chunk.
  • Placing fences under farmland doesn't stop it from turning back into dirt.
  • A Minecart with Furnace is able to push empty minecart at any direction.
  • Baby sheep from dyed parents are now born dyed instead of always being white.