Beta 1.7

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Beta 1.7 is an update for Java Edition Beta that was released on June 30, 2011, adding pistons and shears, as well as other changes.

Java Edition version history
Beta 1.6Beta 1.7Beta 1.8

Additions[edit | edit source]

Blocks[edit | edit source]

Piston
  • Can push blocks when powered by redstone.
Sticky Piston
  • Can push and pull blocks when powered by redstone.

Items[edit | edit source]

Shears
  • New tool.
  • Used to pick up leaves.
  • Used to obtain wool from a sheep without harming it.
    • Yields more wool than killing sheep.

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Sheep
  • No longer drop wool from punching them, they must be either sheared or killed.
Silverfish
  • Skin was added (for Beta 1.8).

Changes[edit | edit source]

Blocks[edit | edit source]

General
  • The gray textures in the breaking animation have been replaced with opacity.
Cobwebs
  • Now requires shears or a sword to be broken properly and drops one string when destroyed.
Textures
Fences
  • Can now place any block on the top.
Redstone
Slabs
  • Single slabs now use the bottom half of the full block's texture.

Items[edit | edit source]

Flint and Steel
  • Now required to trigger TNT.

General[edit | edit source]

Controls
  • When pressing F3 in-game, a value ("F") from 0 to 3 will appear to indicate direction.
Texture packs
  • The bed side texture has been moved in the texture pack file, as well as the cake texture.

Fixes[edit | edit source]

2 bugs fixed

  • Fixed clay generation.
  • Squids can now despawn.

Subsequent updates[edit | edit source]

Beta 1.7_01[edit | edit source]

Released on June 30, 2011, Beta 1.7_01 fixed two bugs:

  • Fixed piston bug
  • Fixed right-clicking on a sheep empty-handed causing the game to crash.

Beta 1.7.2[edit | edit source]

Released on July 1, 2011, Beta 1.7.2 fixed crashed worlds, disappearing pistons, and pistons causing multiplayer servers to crash.

Beta 1.7.3[edit | edit source]

Released on July 8, 2011, Beta 1.7.3 fixed 10 bugs.