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Official name

Redstone Update See the releaseAnnounce of Minecraft 1.5, subtitled the "Redstone Update". For the game mechanic that propagates changes in redstone circuits, see Redstone circuit#Redstone update. First image for the Redstone Update released by minecraft

Release date

Mar. 13, 2013

Development versions

View all Contents 1 13w01a 1.1 Additions 1.2 Changes 1.3 Fixes 2 13w01b 2.1 Changes 2.2 Fixes 3 13w02a 3.1 Additions 3.2 Changes 3.3 Fixes 4 13w02b 4.1 Changes 4.2 Fixes 5 13w03a 5.1 Additions 5.2 Changes




Client (.json)

Other editions of 1.5

1.5, the first release of the Redstone Update See the release of Minecraft 1.5, subtitled the "Redstone Update". For the game mechanic that propagates changes in redstone circuits, see Redstone circuit#Redstone update. First image for the Redstone Update released by minecraft , is an update which added a number of new redstone Redstone, Redstone Ore, Dust, Torches, Lamps, and Repeaters Redstone may refer to: Blocks Block of Redstone - redstone in its block form; a moveable source of redstone power Redstone - transmits redstone signals Redstone Comparator minecraft -related blocks and a new decorative block – the block of quartz Block of Quartz Transparency No Luminance No Blast resistance 4 Tool Renewable No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No Drops Itself Data value dec: 155 hex: 9B bin: 10011011 Name quartz_block See the solid Blocks of minecraft . Also included was a scoreboard A screenshot of a scoreboard on the right side of the screen. The scoreboard system is a complex gameplay mechanic utilized through commands. Mainly intended for mapmakers and server operators, scoreboards are used to track, minecraft system, a new texture pack format and a lighting engine optimization.



Lighting Light (or lighting) in Minecraft affects visibility, mob spawning, and plant growth. Contents 1 Brightness 1.1 Spread 2 Sources of light 2.1 Blocks 2.2 Other 3 Light-filtering blocks 4 Effects of light 4.1 Mobs 4.2 minecraft
  • Engine optimizations
  • Support for more realistic lighting
  • Lighting interacts correctly with slabs and stairs
  • Note: Active furnaces still emit light only from the front surface (as before), and black spots have not been fixed
Texture packs This page contains content that is no longer in the game. In 1.6.1, texture packs were replaced with resource packs. Be that as it may, texture packs still exist in the Console Edition. See custom world minecraft
  • Textures now use one file per block/item, which are stitched together at runtime
  • Each texture can have its own resolution and may be animated by putting the frames underneath each other - A text file is needed to specify frame order and duration
  • Special rules apply for water & lava (double size) and compass & clock (non-animatable, frames are used for moving parts)
  • Vanilla textures will be used for missing texture files
  • Fonts are changeable as well, even to HDHigh-Definition fonts
  • Support for HD texture packs.
Server list
  • The Direct Connect IPIntrusion prevention is a preemptive approach to network security used to identify potential threats and respond to them swiftly is now saved even after closing the game
Enchantments "Flame" redirects here. For the non-solid damage-dealing block, see Fire. “ How does enchanting work in Minecraft? Well, you open a magical book and pick a random spell, not quite sure knowing what it will minecraft


Inventory management
Death Messages
Renaming Anvil Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 6,000 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64), same damage state only Flammable No Drops Itself Data value dec: 145 hex: 91 bin: 10010001 Name anvil See the item minecraft
Language The choice of languages is a featureSpecial attraction that allows changing languages for people who are not familiar with English. The language menu is accessible via a button in the main menu to the left of files
Options The main options menu The video settings menu The music and sound options menu Minecraft’s user environment can be configured through the Options setting. A few additional options can only be changed by editing the minecraft & Title Screen
  • Moved Texture Packs button to options menu, instead of title screen
  • New chat settings in Multiplayer Settings
    • Scale, Focused Height, Unfocused Height and Width is configurable
  • Smooth Lighting can be changed to Minimum, Maximum & Off
    • Minimum uses the old Smooth Lighting, and Maximum fixes a bug with stairs
Creative Pixel art and other creations made in Creative mode. "Sandbox" redirects here. For a place to test edits to this wiki, see Minecraft Wiki:Sandbox. Creative mode is one of the main game modes in Minecraft. minecraft Mode
  • All potions are categorized
  • In Creative mode, you can hit mobs or players from five blocks away

World Generation

Abandoned mineshaft Abandoned mineshaft Biome Any Consists of Wooden Planks Fence Rail Torch Cobweb Dirt Monster Spawner Minecart with Chest Can generate post-generation No First appearances See history "Mine" redirects here. For information about mining, see Mining. minecraft

Blocks & Items

Beacon Beacon Type Block Entity Physics No Transparency PC, CE: Yes PE: No Luminance Yes, 15 Blast resistance 15 Hardness 3 Tool Any tool Renewable No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No First appearances See History Drops minecraft
  • Increased range
    • 1 layer: 20 blocks (previously 16)
    • 2 layers: 30 blocks (previously 24)
    • 3 layers: 40 blocks (previously 32)
    • 4 layers: 50 blocks (previously 40)
Bone meal
  • Slightly nerfed
  • Now picks a random stage of growth each time as opposed to automatically pushing them to the final growth stage
  • Saplings take 2-4 bone meal to sprout into a tree
  • Gives off green particles when used
Brewing stand
  • Redstone signal emitted when a redstone comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on its fullness
  • Redstone signal emitted when a redstone comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on its fullness
Detector rail
  • Redstone signal emitted when a redstone comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on the fullness of the container on the rail
  • Added activated detector rail texture
  • Now equip armor to players that are up to 1 block away
  • Can place and activate TNT
  • Now use Bone Meal on a crop or sapling in front of them
  • Can create fire in front of them with flint and steel, which consumes durability
  • They can now face all 6 directions, and use a different texture when facing up or down
  • No longer fire while updated, instead they fire when their input becomes powered
  • Redstone signal emitted when a redstone comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on its fullness
  • Redstone signal emitted when a redstone comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on the disc used.
  • Updated texture
  • Flows faster in the Nether
  • Can be found as hidden single blocks in the Nether
Locked chest
  • Textures put in individual files, nothing for the locked chest to use.
  • Now uses the "Missing Texture" texture
Nether brick
  • Improved lighting
  • Stairs no longer prevent sprinting
Stone Double Slab
    • Double stone slabs now have a block ID of 43:8
  • Creating an infinite water source no longer needs a block underneath, but has to have a water source block.
  • This means you won`t ruin rivers or oceans with buckets


All mobs
  • Mobs no longer walk over rails unless they are pursuing the player
  • Now shoot from 16 blocks away, instead of 10
  • They now shoot faster when their target is closer
  • They shoot players one block away
  • Slime spawn rates in swamps now depend on the current moon phase
  • Now group up on targets
  • They can now set players on fire when on fire themselves
  • Now are stronger the more damaged they are
  • Increased player detection range


112 bugs fixed:

  • MC-16 – TP Bug when you sit in Minecart/Boat/Riding pig
  • MC-32 – Minecart going in a circle will make any minecart close to them go super fast.
  • MC-49 – Sounds: Fire extinguish sound does not work in survival
  • MC-68 – Spawning in the air after creating a new world
  • MC-69 – Pigs constantly jumping, when player control them on half slabs and stairs
  • MC-122 – Unicode font text shadow misaligned
  • MC-127 – Piston extended and retracted at the same time
  • MC-136 – Visual glitch on retracting piston
  • MC-151 – Pushing TNT with a Piston and activating it at the same time duplicates it
  • MC-177 – Clocked piston arm turns invisible when exiting game/dying/etc.
  • MC-184 – Powered redstone doesn`t update right
  • MC-195 – Flowing water still drags the player while flying
  • MC-220 – Z-fighting of iron bars / glass panes with the block below / above
  • MC-221 – Players and Mobs fall off vehicles and other ridden entities upon world reload, glitching through blocks
  • MC-266 – Placing a solid block near TNT and above redstone torch won`t update the TNT
  • MC-302 – TNT explosion delayed until exiting and re-entering world
  • MC-320 – You can place Vines into Vines
  • MC-515 – Chest glitch that lets them appear as if they are opened while they are not
  • MC-519 – Achievements lost after update
  • MC-547 – Arrows Don`t land properly
  • MC-562 – Breeding cows can consume more than one wheat
  • MC-592 – Dying stacked leather armor duplicates the armor
  • MC-666 – Spawn Protection not working properly
  • MC-711 – Redstone and components stay powered after unloading chunks
  • MC-737 – Map scaling breaks the map sometimes
  • MC-835 – In the server log, /say commands performed by the server do not appear to the console but do appear to the players.
  • MC-846 – Dispenser and Dropper shooting out when updated
  • MC-855 – Graphical piston glitch
  • MC-916 – Water does not form source blocks properly on top of existing source blocks
  • MC-1086 – Command block/Repeater interacting unusually
  • MC-1324 – /difficulty command doesn`t produce any messages
  • MC-1352 – crowdin.net: Entry entity.WitherBoss.name is missing - German translation is "Withern"
  • MC-1361 – Self-Powered Redstone Lamp / Breaking a repeater with a piston pointing at a block won`t stop the circuit
  • MC-1446 – Different timings on pistons in near same environment
  • MC-1505 – Grass fades under upside-down stairs (except oak wood ones)
  • MC-1523 – Breaking a Dragon Egg in Survival with a high Haste effect crashes the game
  • MC-1524 – Baby mob collision boxes are too large
  • MC-1548 – Fence Glitch
  • MC-1570 – Levers have random orientation when placed
  • MC-1594 – Trying to walk from a block with a collision box shorter than 1 block to another block that is also shorter causes the player to momentarily glitch into the ground
  • MC-1619 – Infinite rail duplication glitch
  • MC-1642 – Minecart noise gets stuck on long cart rides | Bumping, choppy sound
  • MC-1680 – Potatoes are not affected by the Fortune enchantment
  • MC-1688 – Dragon Egg falling render problems
  • MC-1752 – Breaking doors occasionally moves the other part of the door
  • MC-1775 – Hash size breaks redstone
  • MC-1914 – Mob spawners sometimes show up as pig spawners
  • MC-1972 – Redstone torches sometimes update instantly (not the North/South quirk)
  • MC-2196 – Map item placed in item frame experiences Z-fighting
  • MC-2257 – Minecraft very slow to join/update a server, takes a long time to login (30 seconds/ 1 min)
  • MC-2416 – Suffocation/jittering/stuck when spawning in a newly created world
  • MC-2503 – Boats and minecarts should not be dropped in Creative
  • MC-2512 – Village lamp post floating torches
  • MC-2526 – Rain animation glitches through the ceiling
  • MC-2582 – Powered/activator rail on slope stays powered/activated
  • MC-2711 – Jukebox crashes when breaking with no record inside
  • MC-2806 – Anvils will sometimes hit the edge of a block and break instead of being placed.
  • MC-2974 – Anvil name change cost
  • MC-2987 – The player cannot sprint while ascending stairs
  • MC-2989 – Block "resets" when right clicked with a food item
  • MC-3069 – Map not updating
  • MC-3114 – Activated detector-rails moved by a piston keep their activated state
  • MC-3169 – Withers in Peaceful difficulty spawn very glitchy
  • MC-3259 – Long redstone wire does not update/behaves strange in newly loaded chunks
  • MC-3287 – Inconsistency with pistons pushing items
  • MC-3316 – Armor enchantments (besides Thorns) have no effect on mobs
  • MC-3339 – Tile entity crashing bug
  • MC-3409 – Single player mode, creative mode, E to select block, select block from grid, E to return to game, game freezes, crash log created
  • MC-3449 – Block breaking resets when the item the player is holding changes
  • MC-3458 – Server crashes if spaces are input on the console
  • MC-3597 – Floating minecart tracks when pushed by one-pulse piston
  • MC-3662 – Pistons and other non-solid blocks
  • MC-3887 – Issues with name colors in tab list
  • MC-3953 – Anvils don`t do enough damage
  • MC-3981 – Dispensers no longer dispense items through blocks in the downward direction.
  • MC-4009 – When a repeater is placed when facing the direction f=0 it flashes on for one tick then goes of
  • MC-4052 – Powered mechanisms react to change in redstone power level
  • MC-4232 – SpawnPotentials list working incorrectly
  • MC-4268 – Wither skeletons have wrong hitbox
  • MC-4560 – Items in equipment slot / Crashes if CanPickUpLoot is set to 1 in level.dat/player.dat files
  • MC-4770 – Chat Shown: commands only broken - displays all chats but prevents the player from submitting commands with "cannot send chat message"
  • MC-5117 – Minecart does not make sounds when riding it
  • MC-5214 – All the different Firework stars stack
  • MC-5368 – Mining with tools resets cracking action when damage values are updated
  • MC-5413 – Items with NBT data do not stack correctly due to serialization
  • MC-5588 – Swords do not lose durability when used on the Ender Dragon
  • MC-5621 – Blocks like redstone dust, redstone repeaters, doors, levers do not drop when the underlying block is pushed by a piston
  • MC-5691 – 1.4.6 - Windowsis a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface 8 64x - Mouse: View issues/Accuracy error?
  • MC-6060 – Command Block Gamerule Update Problem
  • MC-6131 – Crash upon reloading texture pack
  • MC-6223 – Night Vision Potions that are edited to last longer create a potentially seizure-inducing flashing sky background.
  • MC-6551 – Creative Menu potion values are not the same as when brewed (issue redo)
  • MC-6699 – Reading Bytes in Minecraft code has a possible flaw
  • MC-6872 – Upon creating the wither, ghost blocks are created
  • MC-7196 – Nether cave/tunnel generator produces incorrect/cut tunnels
  • MC-7247 – Named tools/armor disappearing from inventory
  • MC-7254 – Furnace Tile Entities reproducing - Internal performance bug
  • MC-7344 – Trapdoor is closed when redstone repeater is one block below and powered
  • MC-8437 – URL parser does not detect 4 letter TLDs
  • MC-8487 – Wither doesn`t generate health when in minecart
  • MC-8510 – Gamerule doMobLoot doesn`t affect XP drops
  • MC-8647 – Death messages not translatable
  • MC-9066 – Infinite duration bug
  • MC-9259 – FallingSand support for block IDs > 128
  • MC-9289 – Hitting mobs with a sharpness I wooden sword and weakness III crashes the game
  • MC-9473 – Unnecessary delay of "Done" button in the texture pack menu
  • MC-9877 – Multiplayer, slow chunk loading and or read timeout kick
  • MC-10112 – /clear with command blocks not working with armor that has been worn with custom damage values
  • MC-10543 – Last Direct Multiplayerconnection does not get saved
  • MC-10956 – Animals can breed over distances up to almost 8 blocks when only separated by fences




    In many users` opinions, this is one of their favorite updates, because of all the additions.


    • There were no new mobs in this update.

    Fifteen New Blocks

    • Redstone Block
    • Redstone Comparator
    • Weighted Pressure Plate
    • Hopper
    • Dropper
    • Daylight Sensors
    • Minecart with TNT
    • Minecart with Hopper
    • Activator Rail
    • Nether Quartz Ore
    • Nether Quartz Block
    • Quartz Slab
    • Quartz Stairs
    • Chiseled Nether Quartz Block
    • Nether Quartz Pillar

    One New Retexure

    • Lava got a new texture.

    New Foods

    • There were no new foods in this update.