Java Edition Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4

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Minecraft Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4
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Java Edition



Release date

October 13, 2011

Pre-release for



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Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4[1] [2] is the fourth pre-release for Java Edition 1.0.0, released on October 13, 2011,[3] it adds the End dimension, the ender dragon, and moon phases, it also completed the enchanting mechanics, changes fluid placement using buckets, and fixes some bugs.

This version was reuploaded to fix the version number not being updated from the previous pre-release.[4][5]



End portal block
  • Now functions properly.
End portal frame
  • Redesigned graphically.
End Stone
  • End Stone JE1 BE1.png The white cobblestone texture introduced in the previous pre-release was changed and end stone was added as a block with the overhauled texture.


Glistering Melon Slice JE1 BE1.png Glistering melon
  • Used to brew potions of healing instead of ghast tears.
Ghast tear
  • Added before this version
  • Now used for potions of regeneration.
Splash Potions
  • Created by brewing an existing potion with gunpowder.
  • Has an Area of Effect when thrown.


Ender Dragon.png Ender dragons
  • New boss mob.

World generation[edit]

The End
Obsidian pillars


  • Now fully implemented.
  • New settings:
  • debug
  • enable-query
  • enable-rcon
  • query.port
  • rcon.password
  • rcon.port



  • Placing fluids (water or lava) with a bucket treats other fluid source blocks like solid blocks, allowing the player to place them on top of each other without an adjacent wall.


Status effects
Sun and Moon
  • The Sun and Moon now rise in the east and set in the west, based on the top of maps being North, and are round.
  • The Moon now has multiple phases, somewhat akin to the real Moon.
Sky Dimension
  • Removed, and got replaced by the end.


Texture Packs
  • The player can reload the texture pack by pressing F3 + T.
Version number
  • No longer display unless F3 is pressed.


5 bugs fixed
  • Enchanting is now server-side instead of being only a client-side change.
  • Fixed ⇧ Shift + Click crash bug with enchanting tables and brewing stands.
  • Critical hits now appear in multiplayer.
  • Glass towers stretching to the top of the map no longer appear over strongholds.
  • Fixed all minecart with furnace bugs, except the lighting bug.