credits.txt, earlyplayers.txt and win.txt added to /title/ in minecraft.jar.
Added ending titles.
Added “Particles” setting in Video Settings. Has three possible states: “All”, rendering all particle effects, “Decreased”, rendering half of all particle effects, and “Minimal”, rendering no particle effects.
Added Dragon Egg; currently seems to serve no practical purpose, however.
More minor changes to textures, this time to:
Side texture of Grass, adhering to dirt texture change in previous pre-release
The Sun and Moon have square textures again. The phases of the Moon are also square.
More finished Enderdragon boss fight.
“Boss Health” Meter appears on the middle top part of the screen in the same purple hue as the Enderdragon.
Leaves behind a fountain like bedrock structure with the Enderdragon Egg sitting on top and has another Ender Portal to return to the players spawn point/ bed.
One new entity added, an object which sits atop of a bedrock block that is diamond shaped that has 2 squares spinning on their axis with a point at the center that fires a healing beam at the Enderdragon when within range, and can be destroyed with a melee or hit with an arrow, causing an explosion. They appear on all the Obsidian Spikes in The End.
As rumors and confustion circulate amongst Minecraft fans, Mojang developer Jens Bergensten has attempted to keep fans updated with a prospective release date. Bergenstein originally tweeted, “Yes 1.9 should be out before oct 18th, ie. next week… Not that we’ve ever missed deadlines before, right? ;)”
Well it appears as if Mojang will miss another Minecraft deadline. It looks like Minecraft 1.9 Update will be pushed back into November, potentially coinciding with MineCon and the official Minecraft launch.
Jens followed up later in the day with another tweet, “At today’s meeting @notch suggested that should keep doing prereleases all the way to Minecon, so my previous tweet about 1.9 is obsolete :D ” Bergenstein later explained, “Notch wanted to wait with the update until Minecon.”
That pushes the Minecraft 1.9 Update all the way back until MineCon in November 18th and 19th, when the first official Minecraft convention will be held in Las Vegas.
Minecraft 1.9 pre-release version 3 released, adds babies
Minecraft developer Jeb has posted a link to the version 3 pre-release build of the Minecraft 1.9 Adventure Update on Twitter. You can grab the 2MB file here. We haven’t had chance to test it out yet, but Jeb mentions that the new version adds a “simplified potion system” as well as “some new items and enchantment table (wip).” Oh, and babies.
Notch posted a picture of Minecraft’s animal babies on Twitter recently saying that they “don’t drop loot or xp, have a faster animation, and higher pitched sounds. Also, they eventually grow up.” See a pair of the critters in the screenshot above. Have you had a chance to try the new update yet? Let us know your thoughts.