1.5 - Redstone Update

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1.5,[1] the first release of the Redstone Update, was a major update for Minecraft: Java Edition, released on March 13, 2013.[2] This update saw the introduction of new redstone-related blocks – droppers, hoppers, and Daylight Sensors, to name a few – along with a new decorative Block of Quartz, a scoreboard system, a new texture pack format, and a lighting engine optimization.

Java Edition version history
1.4.21.51.6

Additions[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

File:New Nether quartz.png
File:NetherBrickNew.png

Blocks[edit | edit source]

File:RedstoneBlockNew.png
File:PoweredRedstoneComparatorNew.gif
File:WeightedPressurePlatesNew.gif
File:HopperNew.png
File:DropperNew.png
File:DaylightDetector.png
File:MinecartWithTNTNew.png
File:MinecartWithHopperNew.png
File:MinecartWithSpawnerNew.png
File:ActivatorRailNew.gif
File:NetherQuartzOreNew.png
File:BlockOfQuartzNew.png
File:Slab.gif
File:Stairs.gif
File:ChiseledQuartzBlockNew.png
File:NetherQuartzPillarNew.png

Commands[edit | edit source]

  • Scoreboard commands added.
  • /effect command added.

Changes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Texture packs were changed to resource packs.
  • More death messages.
  • Realms added.

Blocks[edit | edit source]

File:LavaCurrent.png
  • Lava got a new texture.
File:BeaconNew.png

Mobs[edit | edit source]

File:SlimeFace.png
  • Slime spawning is now based on the moon's cycles in swamp biomes.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Efficiency no longer works on blocks outside of their respective tool type (e.g. Efficiency pickaxes no longer break grass faster).

Subsequent updates[edit | edit source]

1.5.1[edit | edit source]

Released on March 21, 2013,[3] it mainly fixed issues with low frame rates on certain devices, along with improvements and changes to Realms.

1.5.2[edit | edit source]

Released on May 2, 2013,[4] it mainly fixed bugs and crashes in 1.5 and 1.5.1. This is the last official Minecraft version that will run on PowerPC Mac computers.

Video[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]