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#16: Re: Minecraft 1.4 Coming Out on October 24th!
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Speaking of which, the vanilla server has been updated to 1.4

Yep :mrgreen: Kinda late to post this as it was updated almost two weeks ago, but...
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#17: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:14 pm 
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1.4.4 came out yesterday ~11:30 EST.

Patch notes (warning, EXTREMELY long): (Also, the changes listed are actually the bugs that were fixed, eg Minecart crashes world=Bug fixed: Minecart crashes world.)
Minecraft 1.4.4

(Includes Minecraft 1.4.3)

* Over 120 bugs and glitches fixed
* Notable: The missing song “where are we now” is now available, but called “wait”
* Notable: Random falling damage due to lag fixed
* Notable: Falling damage when riding minecarts fixed
* Notable: Enchanted book exploit fixed
* Notable: Slimes have correct collision box
* Notable: Signs no longer lose their text client-side

Full list! Long!

* [MC-2] - Enchanted items show its background on the beacon-block
* [MC-5] - In Minecraft ore emerald can be broken with a minimum iron pickaxe, but the block emerald can be broken with all the pickaxes.
* [MC-6] - Minecart sound doesn’t stop
* [MC-7] - Skeletons holding swords will shoot arrows!
* [MC-13] - Arrows do not stick (and stay) in mobs
* [MC-15] - Item drops drop into transparent blocks and cannot be picked up.
* [MC-17] - Anvil block collision box appears “sunken”
* [MC-20] - Getting door drop in creative
* [MC-23] - Falling out of the world while chunks are loading
* [MC-30] - Some of the regular sounds are now server-sided
* [MC-33] - Placing 2 wooden-slabs will play the sounds from 12w38a
* [MC-34] - Pink dye on Sheep appears white on top
* [MC-36] - Using /tp on a player in different world will teleport to needed coordinates, but not change the world
* [MC-38] - Fence Gate Texture flips inside out
* [MC-39] - Mobs in minecarts can vanish when minecarts are broken
* [MC-40] - Calculate name plate length based on username stripped of color codes
* [MC-47] - Cant kill slimecubes
* [MC-51] - You Can Duplicate Dragon Eggs, Sand, and Gravel
* [MC-54] - mobs are immediately transfered back to the overworld upon spawning in the nether
* [MC-56] - Broken or missing animations with potion of invisibility
* [MC-57] - Anvil rendering error in item frames
* [MC-66] - score doesn’t work anymore
* [MC-74] - when a block is placed next to an end portal block with an eye of ender in it, you can see through it
* [MC-81] - Item Frames in Multiplayer don’t store item NBT data
* [MC-86] - Graphical glitch with cactus in a flower pot near a wall.
* [MC-100] - Odd chance where you take fall damage when sprinting off 2 or 1 blocks
* [MC-110] - Breaking effects sometimes duplicate sounds & effects
* [MC-116] - Music discs reverting to original name after being played, even if they’ve been renamed by the anvil
* [MC-118] - Dying dogs collar doesn’t use your dye
* [MC-125] - Signs missing text
* [MC-141] - /spawnpoint command block fails directly on tripwire string / pressure plate
* [MC-147] - Tree leaves break half slabs
* [MC-154] - Multiple consecutive newlines in books do not create a space between lines in editor
* [MC-155] - Wither Despawns in Peaceful and Shouldn’t
* [MC-159] - Death from a 2-4 block drop while changing gamemodes
* [MC-160] - Dragon egg particles are missing
* [MC-166] - Potatoes and carrots uproot themselves
* [MC-176] - Map item placed in item frame experiences Z-fighting
* [MC-187] - teleporting a player triggers a pressure plate sometimes
* [MC-191] - Minecart flickers when looking backwards
* [MC-196] - Falling anvils do not maintain orientation while falling
* [MC-212] - Faulty fall damage when logging out and logging back in while falling
* [MC-218] - Breaking a block touching an open trapdoor closes it.
* [MC-222] - Vines, Fern, Grass and Lily Pad appear grey when held in F5 mode
* [MC-231] - Teleport through walls glitch
* [MC-264] - Different stacking slab sound
* [MC-270] - Skeletons shoot arrows faster than humanly possible
* [MC-298] - Text misplaced in demo mode window and 4:3 screen
* [MC-303] - “Your game mode has been changed” shows in log when it hasn’t.
* [MC-310] - Dropped items stop minecarts on their track
* [MC-311] - If you put an anvil ( or a few other items) into a display case and turn it upside down then the orange from the case will start to overlay the item in the case
* [MC-313] - Chest Hitbox Wrong
* [MC-335] - Dropped items with NBT tags do not stack
* [MC-347] - Open Doors and Levers hate each other
* [MC-388] - Squids spawning everywhere.
* [MC-398] - Structures generating in wrong biomes
* [MC-418] - Particles don’t show correctly when sprinting on blocks with different variations like wool, wood and biome colored grass.
* [MC-491] - Ladders breaking glitching out
* [MC-504] - Mobs try to jump nether brick fence
* [MC-529] - Buggy fall damage in 1-deep water
* [MC-541] - Flaming arrows won’t trigger tnt when shot from above.
* [MC-598] - When you have detailed item descriptions on, renamed item’s name is not in italic.
* [MC-606] - zombies can pick up items while dying
* [MC-645] - Items at the top-left corner of a container cannot be duplicated with the pick block key
* [MC-647] - Tnt sometimes makes item drops when it is ignited by the explosion of another Tnt
* [MC-652] - Books allow client to apply any name and enchantment
* [MC-740] - Invisibility Potions not completed in correct time displayed
* [MC-743] - More Ender Egg Render Problems
* [MC-760] - Denial of Service with LAN worlds if someone logs into a LAN server with the host’s username
* [MC-767] - Creating world with seed and map world “QUATREPOINTDEUX” fails
* [MC-771] - Death by Bat
* [MC-827] - Server Crash when client logs in with invalid difficulty
* [MC-853] - Item frames do not show directly after entering the game
* [MC-864] - Snow Golem won’t die
* [MC-894] - “where are we now” disc is unavailable
* [MC-973] - Bat noises are painful and cause headaches.
* [MC-977] - When riding a minecart, fall damage lags.
* [MC-1004] - Custom spawners with no delay variance crash the game
* [MC-1023] - Potion of Weakness removes ability to destroy paintings and item frames
* [MC-1037] - Missing pitch rotations in OpenAL implementation
* [MC-1088] - Lightning strikes can create client side fires (ghost fires)
* [MC-1102] - Minecraft crashes in creative inventory
* [MC-1132] - Netherportals create a huge lag, especially when serveral entities have to be teleported
* [MC-1136] - Enderpearls (and other throwable objects) loose their link to the thrower when reloaded
* [MC-1162] - When you jump on wheat crops usually the farmland become dirt, then seeds and wheat be dropped. However if you jump on potatoes and carrots crops farmland become dirt, but crops stay there.
* [MC-1181] - SkullOwner lost when breaking a player skull block
* [MC-1195] - Beacon particles show if below beacon
* [MC-1236] - Escape key doesn’t take you back to main menu from Multiplayer screen
* [MC-1243] - Wither Breaks End Portals
* [MC-1285] - Put An Item Frame In A Item Frame And Sometimes You Only Get 1 Item Frame Back!
* [MC-1301] - Named maps lose their title after copying
* [MC-1318] - By placing a bed at the same time as throwing it away makes it a half bed.
* [MC-1319] - Getting bed drop in creative
* [MC-1332] - Cobblestonewall has fence-collisions
* [MC-1378] - Adventure mode graphical issue breaking blocks
* [MC-1381] - Mushrooms spawn on the top of the Nether
* [MC-1385] - Placing Trapdoors on half-slabs
* [MC-1399] - Block textures held by players (third person view) are mirrored
* [MC-1444] - Flying through cobwebs in creative affects the player and shouldn’t
* [MC-1454] - Shift (crouch) will not stop you from falling off of an anvil.
* [MC-1464] - Falling sand appears on fire when falling into lava
* [MC-1473] - Fire doesn’t show if you shoot a mob in a minecart
* [MC-1547] - Spinning while placing a bed creates a triangular bed
* [MC-1574] - Can’t destroy glass in Adventure Mode
* [MC-1586] - Minecraft crashes if connection is lost when editing signs
* [MC-2196] - Reopened - Map item placed in item frame experiences Z-fighting
* [MC-2417] - serious balance issues regarding bookshelf recipes
* [MC-2483] - Pushing and knocbacking bugs
* [MC-9] - Dropped anvil makes no sound when it breaks
* [MC-334] - Tab key not working for any function on mac
* [MC-450] - Chicken head movement is inverted
* [MC-473] - Linux users can’t open to lan because it’s binded to 127.0.0.1
* [MC-515] - Chest glitch that lets them appear as if they are opened while they are not.
* [MC-527] - “seed” command doesn’t work in Minecraft server command line
* [MC-936] - Squids are flying!
* [MC-984] - Internal exception: java.io.IOException: Bad packet id 249
* [MC-1079] - Killing animals with fire aspect on the first hit does not cook the drops
* [MC-1153] - Torch texture
* [MC-1608] - Iron Golems crash the player when they walk
* [MC-1622] - Enderchest doesn´t have the right hitbox.
* [MC-1647] - Cannot fall into void
* [MC-1661] - Crash when placing minecart on powered rail.
* [MC-1741] - Loading a world that has been moved or deleted causes a crash
* [MC-1745] - player can jump over cobblestone walls
* [MC-1789] - Squids do not suffocate on land
* [MC-1793] - Nether Brick Fence bad texture
* [MC-1845] - Crash with rendering item entities
* [MC-1871] - Running on leaves produces grey particles
* [MC-2229] - Fences are not rendered correctly from underneath
* [MC-2362] - Item frames disappear without drop when a block is placed in their position
* [MC-2400] - disappearing mobs and items after dying
* [MC-2574] - Slimes on water
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#18: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:10 pm 
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1.4.5pre came out already ;_; . It's only been 2 days since 1.4.4 came out...
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Versi ... #B1.4.5pre
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#19: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Lol this is kinda why I haven't asked Dex to update the Vanilla server yet. Once they calm down with the updates I'll ask Dex to update the server to the latest version and we'll be good to go. :) I'll make sure to keep you guys informed.
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#20: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Minecraft 1.4.5 has been released! Not a major change, but does have a few client-side and LAN bugfixes. (1.4.5 IS compatible w/ 1.4.4 servers!)
Changelog:
Fixed "Open to LAN" feature
Fixed the incorrect positions of some particles
Mostly a client-side update, thus staying at protocol version 49 (1.4.4)
Compatible with 1.4.4 servers
Various other bug fixes (Link)
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#21: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:19 pm 
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1.4.6pre has been released! Fixes even MOAR bugs! Mojang expects it to go live Thursday.

Changelog:
New:
Added an option to toggle touchscreen mode
When a player hits another player from far away with bow it makes a high pitched sound

Bug fixes:
Fixed mouse wrongly positioned in fullscreen
Mobs running in circles and not jumping when chasing/running away fixed
Crash when shot by skeleton fixed

Notable bugs:
The language files are not updated
Bold text takes up lots of space sometimes
Dropped anvil makes no sound when it breaks
Linux users can't open to LAN because it's bound to 127.0.0.1
Redstone gets broken when logging back into the world (some times by end of stream, or quick close)

(Taken directly from here.)
To see more detailed info on the bug fixes, click here.

On a semi-unrelated note, Java 7 u10 has been released.
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#22: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:10 pm 
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1.4.6 official out, patch notes:
New blocks & items
    Firework Rocket
    Firework Star used to create Firework Rockets
    Enchanted Books for enchanting items
    Nether Brick Slabs
    A surprise for Chests
    --New chest textures in Christmas.

Gameplay
    Improved some enchantments
    Unbreaking enchantment for all items with durability. Some unregular tools (e.g. Shears, Fishing rods) requires Enchanted Books.
    Silk Touch can now be applied to shears and swords on the anvil using Enchanted Books. Cobweb can be harvested this way.
    Added Thorns enchantment. When a mob hits the player, it gets damage. It can be cast on armor.
    --Thorns damage is customizable.
    Fire Protection now extinguishes players more quickly.
    Blast Protection now reduces explosion recoil.
    You are now required to use the proper tool on a block, even if the tool you are using has efficiency
    Improved drops
    3D rendering for dropped items.
    --Only renders with Fancy graphics.
    When pressing CTRL+Q, the player drops a full stack instead of one item.
    Items now show their enchantments when dropped on the ground and in items frames, only in fancy graphics mode.
    Improved the block placement on chests, crafting tables, furnaces, beacons, anvils, enchantment tables, brewing stands, etc.
    --When sneaking, the player can place blocks and items on it.
    New notice features
    Added tool highlight when switching items in the hotbar
    --To disable it, open options.txt and change heldItemTooltips to false.
    Added a notice/warning for users still playing on PowerPCs or Java 5 (Java 1.5)
    New Option
    Added an option to toggle touchscreen in-game.

NBT code
    The blast radius of fireballs a specific Ghast shoots can be customized with an editor.

Bug Fixes:
    Fixed mouse wrongly positioned in fullscreen
    Fixed mobs walking slowly when you hit them
    Fixed server/client desync of chests
    Fixed flame effect on arrows when fired into a pressure plate and player immediately engages flight mode
    Fixed zombies which sometimes stop attacking
    Fixed the inability to remove partial XP bars from the "xp -1L" command when you're between level 0 and 1
    Fixed arrows shot at Endermen disappearing
    Fixed a bug with custom mob spawners not spawning different types of entities correctly
    Fixed animals appearing to walk through fences in SP
    Fixed some items with multi-layer textures rendering both layers separately when on the ground
    Fixed tools differing only in damage not being able to be swapped in the inventory
    Fixed some Z-Fighting with the beacon
    Fixed some graphical issues in the trading GUI
    Fixed /say not showing the text in the original purple color
    Fixed placing double slabs ignoring damage value
    Fixed minecarts being unable to travel through Nether portals
    Fixed lightning not flashing
    Fixed the Nether and the End generating random client-side blocks in MP
    Fixed FallingSand spawners failing to save properly and causing crashes
    Fixed the blocks in lowest layer of the map not being recognized by beacons
    Fixed enchantments not showing in Item Frames, but fixed only in fancy graphics mode.
    Fixed 1-9 clicking an item out of a furnace not giving XP
    Fixed mobs reverting farmland to dirt when mob griefing gamerule is set to false
    Fixed setting an Enderman on fire with lava or flint and steel not making it teleport away
    Fixed animals on fire not fleeing
    Fixed boats being placed in the wrong direction
    Fixed Endermen not being able to dodge flaming arrows
    Fixed the game auto-selecting the first item on the toolbar when entering the Nether
    Fixed leaves having the incorrect tooltip
    Fixed drowning in creative mode
    Fixed the /enchant command not enchanting with ID 0 (Protection)
    Fixed not hearing the XP sound every 5 levels
    Fixed minecarts and falling entities jittering
    Fixed passive mob spawn eggs not being consumed
    Fixed Endermen not opening their mouths when being attacked by other mobs
    Fixed F3+B hitboxes rendering invisibility potions
    Fixed the Wither sometimes destroying its own star
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#23: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:25 pm 
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1.4.7pre has been released! Another bugfix update, just like 1.4.4/1.4.5.
Patch notes:
(Patch Notes)
    No server or client updates necessary.

    Bug fixes:
    Fixed crash related to arrows fired from dispensers.
    Fixed a multiplayer crash when using fireworks without a fireworks star.
    Fixed long timeout when checking SRV records.

    Notable bugs:
    The language files are not updated.
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#24: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.4!
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:29 pm 
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13w01a is out-the first snapshot for upcoming 1.5! :D NOTE: I won't be updating this for any of the other weekly snapshots-check here for the latest versions.

(Patch Notes for 13w01a)
Redstones circuits are more consistent and pistons should be more stable
Added the Redstone Comparator
Added the Daylight Sensor block
Added a Hopper block (still work in progress)
Places and takes out items in Hoppers, Chests, Furnaces, Chest Minecart, Dispensers, and Brewing Stands. Still W.I.P.
Added a Trapped Chest that activates redstone
Gives out a signal depending on the amount of players looking inside. 1 person = 1 signal, 2 people = 2, etc.
Crafted with a Chest and a Tripwire Hook.
Large Trapped Chests can be staggered with Large Chests to allow more compact storage.
Texture is slightly different than a normal chest.
Added Weighted Pressure Plates that detects item stacks
Added Block of Redstone (works as a pushable redstone torch)
Added a new Nether Quartz Ore to the Nether
Drops Nether Quartz
Added a Nether Brick (item) for crafting Nether Brick blocks
Obtained by smelting Netherrack
Crafting recipe is 2x2 Nether Bricks.
Inventory changes
Holding down the left and right mouse buttons and dragging when holding an item now splits the items across the boxes you dragged over. Left button splits them equally across the boxes and leaves the remainder in your hand. Right mouse button drops them one by one as you drag.
Double-clicking an item stacks as much of that item in your inventory as possible (up to a full stack) and picks it up without stacking any other loose stacks together.
Double-shift-clicking an item in a chest moves all of that item into your inventory neatly stacked into as few stacks as possible. The opposite is also true, moving all the items to the chest in as few stacks as possible.

NOTABLE BUGS:
Breaking a block with a Redstone Torch on the side of the block doesn't break the torch.
In Creative mode, there are nine empty spaces in Building Blocks.
When making an Iron Golem, only the top iron block is used.
When using hoppers to place items into or take items out of minecarts, it works with other minecarts and not just chest minecarts.

Yes, the formatting is terrible, I'm too lazy to go and fix it :P
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#25: Re: Update your Minecraft to 1.5!
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Hey hey! I'm a bit late, but that's better than never :3. 1.5 is out!
Also, title needs updating again~
(1.5 changelog)
General
Additions

Minecraft Realms
Currently a preview
Subscription-based vanilla server rental service provided by Mojang
Server can't be modded, no OPs can be appointed and a whitelist is mandatory
Only added to few "randomly" chosen players
Used on Menu Screen, when activated

Improvements & Changes

Lighting
Engine optimizations
Support for more realistic lighting[2][3]
Lighting interacts correctly with slabs and stairs[4]
Note: Active furnaces still emit light only from the front surface (as before), and black spots have not been fixed
Texture Packs
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 HD fonts
Support for HD texture packs.[5]
Server list
The Direct Connect IP is now saved even after closing the game

Gameplay
Additions

Scoreboard system
Intended for map makers or server administrators.
Used via /scoreboard command or command block
Track, edit and display certain objectives per player, such as kill count or health (read-only)
Group players into teams to have the option to assign custom nametag colors, disable friendly fire and allow invisible teammates to be seen
Commands
/testfor command
Tests for whether specified player is online (testfor [player]), or at specified coordinate and/or in radius (testfor @p[x,y,z], testfor @p[r=radius] or testfor @p[x,y,z,r=radius])
Signal output to any Redstone Comparators surrounding the command block like testing content of a chest
/effect command
Usage: /effect <player> <effect> [seconds] [amplifier]
To remove effects: /effect <player> <effect> 0
Maximum number of seconds are 1,000,000
Amplifier increases level of the chosen status effect
/scoreboard
Used to interact with the scoreboard system
NBT related
Minecarts can now carry any block and have any Minecart function (TNT, Hopper, Chest, Furnace, Ridable)
FallingSand can now be a TileEntity
Named entities can display their nametag when in nametag range
Minecarts can now act as spawners
Entities can now permanently ride other entities
Can be achieved by using Sethbling's MCEdit filter (Stack Entities). Can be found here
No longer dismount upon reload
Allows for a lot of customization, including "riding" bats by spawning a bat with a minecart on top, spider jockeys etc

Improvements & Changes

Inventory management
Double click items to fill the stack up as much as possible.
Drag item stacks around to divide them up over the dragged-over slots.
Drag item stacks around with the right mouse button to place one of that stack in each dragged-over slot, if that slot is not occupied already.
⇧ Shift+ double click items in a crafting area to place all items in the inventory.
⇧ Shift+ double click an item stack to move all other item stacks of that kind to that part of the inventory.
Pressing Q while the mouse is over an item in the inventory or a container will drop it.
Held armor can be equipped by right-clicking.
Death Messages
Include the cause of death, the player the deceased player was fighting at time of death and name of the item used to kill.
Player fell off a ladder
Player fell off some vines
Player fell out of the water
Player fell from a high place
Player fell into a patch of fire
Player fell into a patch of cacti
Player got finished off by Player or Mob using Weapon
Player walked into a fire whilst fighting Player or Mob
Player was burnt to a crisp whilst fighting Player or Mob
Player tried to swim in lava while trying to escape Player or Mob
Player walked into a cactus while trying to escape Player or Mob
Player was slain by Player or Mob using Weapon
Player was killed trying to hurt Player or Mob
Renaming
Renamed item containers will now display that name when viewing the container's contents
Renamed Command Blocks now use their name instead of @ in the chat
Renamed Spawn Eggs will now give mobs spawned with it that name, which also appear in the death message
Renamed boss mobs show their name above their health bar
Nametags will be displayed when looking at a renamed entity
Language files
Language files can be updated via the background downloader
A new Minecraft release is not needed to update the language files
Options & 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 Mode
All potions are categorized
In Creative mode, you can hit mobs or players from five blocks away

Blocks & Items
Additions

Activator Rail
The crafting recipe is 2 sticks, 6 iron ingots and 1 redstone torch
Used to trigger Minecart with TNT
Used to stop item passing on Minecart with Hopper
Needs to be powered by redstone
Transmits redstone signal to 8 Activator Rails far
Block of Redstone
The crafting recipe is 9 Redstone
Stores 9 Redstone
Emits constant redstone signal
Works as pushable redstone power source
Daylight Sensor
The crafting recipe is 3 Wooden Slabs, 3 Nether Quartz and 3 Glass blocks
Outputs a signal with a strength corresponding to the intensity of the sun
Only works with the sun's light (not man made light such as torches)
Rain affects the sensor's output
Dropper
The crafting recipe is 7 Cobblestones and 1 Redstone
Places items in containers in front of them, if there is no container it will dispense the item without using it
A dispenser 'shoots' items at you, while a dropper 'throws' items at you[6]
Can face all 6 directions, with a different texture when facing up or down
Need redstone signal to drop items
Fires once when the input becomes powered
Redstone signal emitted when a Redstone Comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on its fullness
Hopper
The crafting recipe is 5 iron ingots and 1 Chest
Places and takes out items in Hoppers, Chests, Furnaces, Minecart with Chests, Minecart with Hoppers, Dispensers, Droppers, and Brewing Stands
Allows for the automation of many processes collecting drops
Powering the Hopper stops it from [taking] in items and releasing them[7]
Redstone signal emitted when a Redstone Comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on its fullness
1 item will give a signal strength of 1, a third of a stack (21 for items which stack to 64) gives a signal strength of 2
The number of full stacks x 3 = Signal strength
Minecart with Hopper[8]
Crafting recipe is a hopper on top of a minecart
Can only be emptied by passing over a hopper
Can pick up items from containers when it passes over
Minecart with Spawner entity[9]
Only obtainable with world editors
Have only the entity not the item
Uses the same NBT format as a normal Spawner
Minecart with TNT
The crafting recipe is 1 TNT and 1 Minecart
Triggered by Activator Rails
Explodes even more violently the faster it goes
In Creative mode when left clicked while moving, the Minecart with TNT explodes
Doesn't destroy rails and supporting blocks
Still blows up redstone materials
Redstone Comparator
Based on the idea of the Capacitor mentioned at Minecon 2012
The crafting recipe is 3 Redstone Torches, 1 Nether Quartz and 3 Stone
It is the same as a repeater, but with 2 inputs
If input A is stronger or equal to input B, it either repeats the signal or outputs the difference between A and B, so this can be used as an easier way make redstone contraptions like Piston Doors
Output is toggleable by right clicking
If input A is weaker than input B, then there is no output
All containers output a redstone signal when a Redstone Comparator is placed against it directly. The strength of it depends on how full the container is and what disc number is used in a Jukebox
This works with Trapped Chests as well, meaning it can provide two redstone signals with different causes at the same time
Trapped Chest
The crafting recipe is 1 Chest, and 1 Tripwire Hook
Gives out a signal depending on the amount of players looking inside
Large Trapped Chests can be staggered with Large Chests to allow more compact storage
Transmit signal downward through one block. This does not apply horizontally[10]
Texture is slightly different than a normal chest, with a red stain around the latch
Weighted Pressure Plate
Used to detect item drops
Gold(light) version reaches full strength at 60 items
Iron(heavy) version reaches full strength at 600 items
Linear, so 10 strength signal means twice as many items as a 5 strength signal
Nether Brick (item)
Obtained by smelting Netherrack
Used to make Netherbrick
Nether Quartz
Picked up when you break or smelt Nether Quartz Ore
Is a crafting ingredient for Daylight Sensors and Redstone Comparators
Can be crafted into decorative blocks
Nether Quartz Ore
Drops 1 Nether Quartz item when mined
Can be smelted in a Furnace to obtain Nether Quartz
Can be legitimately obtained by Silk Touch enchantment
Drop more when picked up with Fortune enchantment
Block of Quartz
The crafting recipe is 4 Nether Quartzes in a square
Decorative block
Quartz Slab
The crafting recipe is 3 Block of Quartz
Can be placed upside down same all other slabs
Decorative block
Quartz Stairs
The crafting recipe is 6 Block of Quartz in a usual stair recipe
Can be placed upside down same all other stairs
Updated to corner same all other stairs
Chiseled Quartz Block
The crafting recipe is 2 Quartz Slabs
Decorative block
Pillar Quartz Block
The crafting recipe is 2 vertical Block of Quartz
Decorative block
Pillar Quartz Blocks can be placed sideways, using the side of the block to place similar to sideways Wood
Multiple snow heights
Fully implemented - previously, a world editor could be used for different heights of snow
Drops one snowball for every layer of snow
Each level of snow has its own height collision
The topmost layer of snow does not have collision, so the player is always slightly sunken in the snow
Visually, four layers of snow is the same height as a slab. However, five layers of snow has the same collision height as a slab
Crafting recipe is 3 snow blocks in a row to create 6 snow layers
For each thin layer of snow crafted, the player loses exactly half the snowballs required to produce it
Sandstone Double Slab
Place two sandstone slabs on top of each other
The block ID is 43:9

Improvements & Changes

Beacon
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
Chest
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
Dispenser
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
Jukebox
Redstone signal emitted when a Redstone Comparator is placed against it directly - signal length depends on the number of the disc used.
Lava
Updated texture
Locked Chest
Textures put in individual files, nothing for the Locked Chest to use.
Now uses the "Missing Texture" texture
Nether Brick
The crafting recipe is now 4 Nether Brick (item)
Stairs
Improved lighting
Stairs no longer prevent sprinting
Stone Double Slab
Double stone slabs now have a block ID of 43:8
This allows double stone slabs to be given through commands
Water
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

Mobs
Improvements & Changes

All Mobs
Mobs no longer walk over rails unless they are pursuing the player
Skeleton
Now shoot from 16 blocks away, instead of 10
They now shoot faster when their target is closer
They shoot players one block away
Slimes
Slime spawn rates in swamps now depend on the current moon phase.[11]
Zombie
Added some difficulty-scaling behavior
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

World Generation
Additions

Nether Quartz Ore
Found in the Nether
Drops Nether Quartz crystal when mined
There is an average of roughly 70 ores per chunk
As common as Iron Ore in the Overworld
Works with both Fortune and Silk Touch enchantments

Improvements & Changes

Abandoned Mineshaft
Now spawn items in Minecart with Chests, instead of Chests

Bug Fixes

Fixed 105 bugs (Official List) The following fixes are only for bugs which were present in a previous stable version of Minecraft. For the full list of bug fixes in snapshots see the Development version history.
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-93 – Signs light up when mousing over creative inventory slots
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-302 – TNT explosion delayed until exiting and re-entering world
MC-320 – You can place Vines into Vines
MC-415 – Leaves replace transparent blocks
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 weirdly
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-1524 – Baby mob collision boxes are too large
MC-1570 – Levers have random orientation when placed
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 – Ender Egg falling render problems
MC-1752 – Breaking Doors moves the other part of the door sometimes
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-2202 – Inconsistent pulse length/delay with torch and repeater combination
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 – Can't Sprint Going Up Stairs
MC-2989 – Block "resets" when right clicked with a food item
MC-3114 – Activated detector-rails moved by a piston keep their activated state
MC-3169 – Wither In Peaceful spawns 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 freezess, crash log created
MC-3449 – Block breaking resets when the item you're 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-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-4770 – Chat Shown: commands only broken - displays all chats but prevents me 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, Repeaters, Doors, Levers do not drop when the underlying block is pushed by a piston
MC-5691 – 1.4.6 - Windows 8 64x - Mouse: View issues/Accuracy error?
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, It leaves ghost blocks
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-7595 – ID 73 & 74 Preset Bug
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 texturepacks menu
MC-9533 – Out of Memory?
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

Formatting is terrible again, changelog is WAY too long for me to fix it.
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Version_history#1.5
~Wliu
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