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Minecraft Beta 1.7.3
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Java Edition

Release date

July 8, 2011


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of 1.7.3

Unlicensed copy of the version

Beta 1.7.3 is a version of Java Edition Beta released on July 8, 2011, to fix some of the bugs and crashes in Beta 1.7.2.[1]


9 bugs fixed

  • Corrected a block duplication bug when using pistons.
  • Corrected a redstone torch duplication bug when using pistons.
  • Corrected a client crash when placing a sign in front of the piston, powering the piston and then removing the block beneath the sign.
  • Ice blocks are now pushed without causing water streams to break everything.
  • Powered rails are no longer being powered magically without a power source.
  • Pistons connected to the end of a piston transistor via redstone are now properly closed when the power goes out.
  • Doors no longer create purple particles.
  • Modified clients can no longer edit texts of placed signs in multiplayer.
  • Changed so that paintings pushed by pistons will pop off.


  • This was the last version before the game started getting official pre-releases.
  • This was also the last version to feature the old pre-Beta 1.8 terrain generator with the random terrain.
    • Due to the above, this was also the last version where the player could visit the Far Lands.
    • This was also the last version to include a dirt background in the title screen.



  1. "Minecraft Beta 1.7.3" – MCUpdate, July 8, 2011, Tumblr