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It’s finally time to release the Minecraft Redstone Update pre-release!

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Well Kizzy is gone, even if I am not staff, mind as well pick up the mantle.

The change log is as follows...

  • 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
  • Many, many, bug fixes
  • Removed Herobrine JEB. STAHP.

This update will be officially released next week on

Wednesday, March 13

Get the pre-release here:

// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams



i still wanna know or herobrine is real.
i had some very strange experience in a survival map last time though.
i still believe in it!!! :D

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Nice :)

Redstone Updates can always get in handy :)

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Or you could download Redpower and have all of this plus 10x more useful stuff lol

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while I agree that redpower is fairly cool, It isn't updated fully.

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AFellowStalker Author

Do me a favor and stop going to every image and news piece and talk about which mod does all that and more and how you should just use that instead. We get it, there are better mods, will you stop spamming every page about them please.

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Indeed, mods shouldn't be needed at all. However they can provide some more fun, the game stand-alone should do.

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Some can also improve your framerate.

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I know that Mods such as Redpower, FTB and such is cool, but these updates is mostly important to those who make projects such as adventure maps and other creations. My explanation is, that every minecrafter that doesn't use mods has the ability to improvise their new Minecraft experiences.

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Thank you for updating this, Always nice to have my moddb feed up to date.

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I know mods exist which do a lot of this stuff already, but there's nothing like having the feeling of getting the content in the vanilla game!

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