Minecraft Redstone Update Pre-Release

You may have heard some details about the upcoming Redstone update for Minecraft already, but in case you haven’t then you had better keep on reading. This new update enables exciting additions such as the Redstone Comparator and Redstone Blocks, making your constructions just that little bit more awesome.

Minecraft update 1.5 provides a number of changes to Redstone, and you can take a look at the complete pre-release change list below:

– 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 Railcarts)

– Added Daylight Sensor

– Added Trapped Chest

– Added Weight 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 had 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 are now harder in Hard difficulty

– Many, many bug fixes

– Removed Herobrine.

This new update will be available from March 15th. What do you think of the new details: are you looking forward to the next update? Let us know with a comment.