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This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the
Java Edition Beta 1.5.x releases, which assumes at least some familiarity with Beta 1.4.x releases
Mobs [ ]
New [ ]
Created when a creeper is struck by lightning.
Creates a far more powerful explosion than a normal creeper.
Changed [ ]
Blocks [ ]
New [ ]
Changed [ ]
Can now drop birch saplings.
Can now drop spruce saplings.
The grass on the side texture is now the same color as the grass on the top texture.
Beds can now be used during thunderstorms.
Ladders now cannot be climbed if there are empty blocks between each ladder.
The crafting recipe for ladders now provides twice as many.
Gameplay [ ]
New [ ]
Added Rain, Snow, and Thunderstorms.
⇧ Shift + clicking on something in a chest will immediately move the selected item(s) into the player's inventory and vice-versa.
Achievements [ ]
New [ ]
Actual requirements (if different)
Taking Inventory Press 'E' to open your inventory — Open your inventory. The description matches the configured inventory key.
Getting Wood Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out Taking Inventory Pick up wood from the ground.
Benchmarking Craft a workbench with four blocks of planks Getting Wood Pick up a crafting table from your inventory's crafting field output or a crafting table output.
Time to Mine! Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe Benchmarking Pick up any type of pickaxe from a crafting table output.
Hot Topic Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks\Construct a furnace out of eight stone blocks Time to Mine! Pick up a furnace from a crafting table output.
Acquire Hardware Smelt an iron ingot Hot Topic Pick up an iron ingot from a furnace output.
Time to Farm! Use planks and sticks to make a hoe Benchmarking Pick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.
Bake Bread Turn wheat into bread Time to Farm! Pick up bread from a crafting table output.
The Lie Wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs\Bake cake using wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs! Time to Farm! Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.
Getting an Upgrade Construct a better pickaxe Time to Mine! Pick up a pickaxe from a crafting table output that is not a wooden pickaxe.
Delicious Fish Catch and cook a fish! Hot Topic Pick up a cooked fish from a furnace output.
On A Rail Travel by minecart at least 1 km from where you started
\Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started. Acquire Hardware Travel by minecart to a point at least 1 km from where you started. Distance is measured in a straight line.
\Travel by minecart to a point at least 500 m from where you started. Distance is measured in a straight line.
Time to Strike! Use planks and sticks to make a sword Benchmarking Pick up any type of sword from a crafting table output.
Monster Hunter Attack and destroy a monster Time to Strike! Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: enderman, zombie pigman, spider, cave spider.
Cow Tipper Harvest some leather Time to Strike! Pick up leather from the ground.
When Pigs Fly Fly a pig off a cliff Cow Tipper Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.