After weeks of hard testing, fixing, re-testing, and fixing even more, the 1.5 Pre-Release is now ready for testing! We are in the final stretch for 1.5, and while it has taken a little longer than many expected, there is a silver lining! Tons of features were added for the Redstone Update, and a landslide of bugs were swept away, to make sure the final release was as smooth and easy as possible.
Ready to see a feature list this time, instead of just bug fixes? Here you go!
1.5 Pre-Release Features:
Added Redstone Comparator (used in Redstone logic)
Added Hopper (collects items and moves them to containers)
Added Dropper (similar to Dispensers, but always drops the item)
Added Activator Rail (activates TNT Minecarts)
Added Daylight Sensor
Added Trapped Chest
Added Weighed Pressure Plate
Added Block of Redstone
Added Nether Brick (item)
Added Nether Quartz and ore
Added Block of Quartz, with half blocks and chiseled variants
New command: /scoreboard
New command: /effect
Containers and mobs can have custom names
Inventory management has been changed, for example you can drag-place items over slots
Texture packs now have separate images for each block and item, and can have animations
Nether Quartz Ore now spawns in the Nether
Smooth lighting now has three settings (none, minimal, maximum)
More detailed death messages
Some hostile mobs now are harder in Hard difficulty
Is anyone else getting odd lines between blocks when close to them? It is especially noticeable with darker blocks or in low lighting. I find it quite annoying. My guess is it is due to the new texture pack format.
I am also getting chunk loading issues...
Hopefully nothing, except that the Minecraft launcher suggests to update to 1.5 when it's finally ready. The pre-release is to a good degree for the mod makers, so that they can update to 1.5 before it's official.
Not really. I've never updated my mods to a pre-release since you have to wait for mcp and forge to update, and then minecraft gets updated like crazy for a few weeks with all the bug fixes