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For a guide about all content in this release and the other releases of Beta 1.3, see Java Edition guides/Beta 1.3 releases.

Beta 1.3[1] was a version of Java Edition Beta released on February 22, 2011, which added redstone repeaters, beds, three types of slabs, and a new splash screen, among other changes and fixes.

Beta 1.3 was reuploaded at 17:31 UTC[2] to remove debug code that spawns the player with 64 torches, a diamond pickaxe, a diamond shovel, a diamond axe, and 64 beds upon creating a new world.[3] Beta 1.3 was then reuploaded again, and this last version is listed in the launcher as Beta 1.3b (old_beta b1.3b).

Additions[]

Blocks[]

Red Bed JE1 BE1.png Beds
  • Crafted from wood planks and wool.
Redstone Repeater (S) JE1.png Redstone Repeater
  • Crafted from stone and redstone.
Slabs
  • Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png Cobblestone Slab
    • Crafted from cobblestone.
  • Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Wood Slab
    • Have to be mined with a pickaxe to collect, were not affected by fire, and had stronger blast resistance than wood planks, like cobblestone slabs.
    • Crafted from wood planks.
  • Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Sandstone Slab
    • Crafted from sandstone.

Non-mob entities[]

New Painting

Command format[]

/whitelist
  • Added whitelisting to multiplayer servers.
    • Can turn on/off the whitelist.
    • Can add/remove players from the whitelist.
    • Can give a list of whitelisted players and reload that list.

Textures[]

Crying Obsidian (texture) JE0 BE0.png Crying Obsidian

General[]

Lighting
  • Smooth lighting engine added with the help of MrMessiah.
Options
  • New graphics setting screen.
    • Added "Smooth Lighting" option.
Splash screen
  • New Mojang logo.

Changes[]

Blocks[]

Redstone Dust
  • Will get darker the farther away it is from a source of power.
  • Unpowered redstone is purely black now.

Inactive Redstone Wire (NS) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (EW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NE) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ES) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (SW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NEW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NES) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (ESW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NSW) JE2.png Inactive Redstone Wire (NESW) JE2.png
Active Redstone Wire (NS) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (EW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NE) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (ES) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (SW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NEW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NES) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (ESW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NSW) JE2.png Active Redstone Wire (NESW) JE2.png

Sandstone JE1 BE1.png Sandstone
  • Now found at the bottom of naturally generated sand.
  • Mine time for sandstone has been decreased.
Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.pngOak Slab JE1 BE1.pngCobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.pngSeamless Stone Slab JE1.png Slabs
  • Breaking a block made of two slabs now drops 2 slabs.
  • Stone slabs are now created by using 3 of the materials.
Oak Pressure Plate JE1.pngStone Pressure Plate JE1.png Stone pressure plate & Wooden pressure plate
  • Now require two of its materials, instead of 3.

Items[]

Gunpowder JE1 BE1.png Gunpowder
  • Renamed "Sulphur" to Gunpowder

Mobs[]

General
  • Fewer passive mobs spawn when on harder difficulties.
Slime JE2 BE1.png Slimes
  • Now have a higher spawn rate.

World generation[]

Overworld
  • Players can now choose the name of the world.
Seed
  • Players can now choose the seed for world generation.
  • More than 5 worlds can now be created.
  • Deleting world confirmation changed slightly.

Gameplay[]

3rd person mode
  • Player can be visibly seen to bob side to side when the player walks (only when View Bobbing is enabled).

General[]

Controls
  • F1 and F3 are now toggled when pressed.
  • When F3 is toggled on, mobs display their unique entity ID numbers over their heads.
  • F8 toggles mouse smoothing.
Options
  • Ability to toggle between classic lighting and "smooth" lighting.
  • Scrollbars added in the map selection screen.
  • Players can now choose the name of the world when creating a new one.
McRegion
  • Worlds now use a generic McRegion chunk save format, with a built-in auto conversion.
Texture packs
  • Scrollbars added in the texture pack list.

Fixes[]

10 bugs fixed
  • When breaking double slabs (one slab placed on another) it will now drop two slabs instead of one.
  • Wood doesn't burn forever anymore.
  • Grassland/Sand related biome border fixed (Boundaries line up, rather than obviously show chunk borders)
  • No longer receiving Java Log error .txt file spam in the minecraft.exe folder when closing the Minecraft client program.
  • Players can no longer use the click-release to quickly mine blocks (referred to as "click mining" in Multiplayer only).
  • Players no longer glitch when standing on fences in multiplayer.
  • Players can no longer milk squids.
  • When right-clicking on a wooden door while holding a bow or fishing rod, arrows will no longer be fired into the door, nor will the fishing hook be cast into the door.
  • Hostile mobs can now be attacked properly in multiplayer.
  • Lapis lazuli ore now drops 4-8 Lapis Lazuli in multiplayer.

Gallery[]

References[]

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