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Beta 1.5_01 is a version of Java Edition Beta released on April 20, 2011,[1] to fix some of the bugs and crashes in Beta 1.5.



  • Now included in replaceable blocks category


  • Spawn rate slightly reduced


9 bugs fixed
  • Blocks can now be placed on snow.
  • Rain no longer goes through translucent blocks.
  • Pumpkin and Jack o'Lantern inventory texture now correctly faces forward.
  • Pumpkins are no longer worn backward on the player.
  • The game no longer crashes when rails are placed next to detector rails, or vice versa.
  • Ladders can't now climb space every other blocks.
  • Wolves are less common than in Beta 1.5, but still more common than in Beta 1.4.
  • Blocks cannot be placed back into the output slot of furnaces, thus fixing the statistic exploit.
  • The game will attempt to recover the world when a broken save file is detected.


  • Minecarts can no longer be extinguished with water.
  • A duplication glitch involving dropping your items, saving the game, reentering and picking up your items then closing the game via task manager was present.
  • Taking an item out from the player's inventory crafting grid caused the game to crash.



  1. "Minecraft 1.5_01 is out, fixing a big pile of bugs"@notch (Markus Persson) on X, April 20, 2011