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How to manually update to 1.5 pre release (Official minecraft pre release)

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pi653
Level 37 : Artisan Dwarf
----THIS BLOG NO LONGER IS TRUE----
To update just enable snapshots under your profile in the new minecraft launcher!!!

Ignore:Just dying to try all the new redstone features in the redstone update?? Well come make them on this pre release! Follow these directions to update your minecraft the pre-release 1.5 pre release.

(NOTE: damage can be undone)

1) go to your minecraft folder (windows: go to 'Run' and type %appdata% then press enter and you will see the .minecraft folder, that's the one. Mac: go to *Library>ApplicationSupport>Minecraft if you are on Lion Mac your library may appear to be invisible, to find it click the search bar under finder (the line with the little magnifying glass) and press 'shift>command key (the one with apple)>g' then type in '~/Library' and there you will see application support)

2) Go to bin the bin folder

3) Locate the minecraft.jar and drag it out of the bin folder to anywhere, or just delete it (DO NOT EDIT ANYTHING ELSE)

4) Download the new minecraft.jar (1.5 pre release) here (Some people are having a problem with the file being zipped, if you have this problem, google is your friend).

5) Open your downloads folder and find the new minecraft.jar then drag that into the bin folder (the minecraft.jar MUST be called minecraft.jar not anything else like 'minecraft.jar(2)' or 'minecraft copy.jar')

6) Launch and check out new, more convenient, creative inventory and trade with villagers!

NOTE: To go back to 1.4.7 either force update or drag the original minecraft.jar back in the bin and the 1.5 pre release one out!
NOTE: This may not work if you have mods installed!

WHATS NEW?


  • 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


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Update #14 : 03/07/2013 4:15:19 pm3/07/13

1.5 pre release

Update #13 : 10/19/2012 4:26:38 pm10/19/12

1.4 pre 1

Update #12 : 10/17/2012 4:12:55 pm10/17/12

12w42a

Update #11 : 10/11/2012 3:08:24 pm10/11/12

12w41a

Update #10 : 09/27/2012 7:29:51 pm9/27/12

12w39a

Update #9 : 08/24/2012 2:39:18 pm8/24/12

12w34a

Update #8 : 06/27/2012 9:03:32 am6/27/12

12w26a

Update #7 : 06/21/2012 9:34:29 am6/21/12

12w25a

Update #6 : 05/31/2012 10:29:09 am5/31/12

12w22a

Update #5 : 05/29/2012 6:27:28 am5/29/12

12w21b

Update #4 : 05/24/2012 12:37:41 pm5/24/12

Updated to 12w21a

Update #7 : 05/10/2012 10:59:54 am5/10/12

updated to 12w19a

Update #6 : 05/09/2012 5:43:42 pm5/09/12

Added server

Update #5 : 05/03/2012 5:43:30 pm5/03/12

Update to 12w18a

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  • plmleo01
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 24, 2012, 11:46 am
it wont work... i need help!
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • October 25, 2012, 4:25 am
haha, release is out now, doesnt matter :P
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  • kodr
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • October 19, 2012, 1:50 pm
i am sick of that picture, change it please
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • October 20, 2012, 11:50 am
err, ok..
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  • kodr
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • October 20, 2012, 11:51 am
Ty :)
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  • noboking
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 17, 2012, 4:51 pm
@ halo actaully its 12w41a
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • October 18, 2012, 10:29 am
ya, ya sorry, i was busy, we are there now
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I posted the same thing a few days ago! XD
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  • halokid687
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Modder
  • October 12, 2012, 3:13 pm
Hey its 12w41B Just lettin ya know
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  • toobadsosad
  • Level 1
  • New Mage
  • October 11, 2012, 2:27 pm
This is the 1.4 update (has not come out yet)
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  • halokid687
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Modder
  • October 6, 2012, 11:36 am
How u get baby zombies (Reply ASAP plz)
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  • MinecrafterZB
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • October 12, 2012, 1:37 pm
A zombie has to infect a baby Villegas first
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  • halokid687
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Modder
  • October 12, 2012, 3:12 pm
Thx UGH sorry how i spawn (crajmuffin keyboard messed up) Spawn a baby villager
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  • snozza
  • Level 24
  • Expert Blockhead
  • September 27, 2012, 3:45 pm
this update is epic
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I dont want the snapshot because my friend said it will probably have bugs
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • September 28, 2012, 10:50 am
not really, they are released for public, i mean there are a few bugs that are reported and fixed in the next update, but really there are very few
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thanks for the info because it seems i had to delete the minecraft.jar folder i made :)
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • August 1, 2012, 3:33 pm
what? 1.3.1 is out now? this blog doesnt matter :P
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  • Danielh55
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 1, 2012, 4:03 am
i can not right any loger
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I'm running OS 10.6.8, I'm able to get to Library>Application Support, but I don't have a folder for Minecraft. When I do a search, it just gives me the app itself. Any ideas?
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go to finder and hit go then got to folder then type ~/library then go to application support and look for minecraft
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For all those stuck at the done loading screen, once you have downloaded the client open in winrar and you will find it is called minecraft.zip, click on file and click save archive copy as...... then just type .jar at the end of minecraft and save done, stick this in you folder and it will work
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um what if you want 1.2.5 back and you accidently copied and replaced the .jar file
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • July 2, 2012, 11:48 am
Launch minecraft but before you log in press options then force update and that will bring you to 1.2.5
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12w26a came out today! meaning 1.3 comes out Tommorow! WOO Im assuming this because Snapshots come out on Thursdays not Wednesdays!
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • June 27, 2012, 8:52 am
or the mojang team had nothing else to do in this snapshot so they released in one day early.
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I like my idea better only because it means 1.3 might be released tommorow and besides what else would they release tommorow?
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • June 27, 2012, 10:56 am
Well apparently there are too many "bugs" to release it, I however have not noticed any bugs thanks to 26a, but obviously it need more testing.
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well if you think about every update has some bugs :/
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the file type keeps appearing as ZIP not JAR
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • June 12, 2012, 12:01 pm
Just unzip it by double clicking on it
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oh I got it now

and does anyone kow any textures for the 1.3 version?
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • June 13, 2012, 10:31 am
there are dozens-just search pmc '12w23b' and those are the first results
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its working fine for me thanks now i just need to wait for people to make mods.

P.S. i like the new gravel texture.
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  • Danifix123
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Scribe
  • May 31, 2012, 6:50 am
Link no work
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • May 31, 2012, 6:57 am
fixed, sorry
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  • Danifix123
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Scribe
  • May 31, 2012, 9:11 am
Thanks :)

Whats adventure mode do actually?
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  • Imm0rt41
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Explorer
  • June 21, 2012, 5:36 am
it prevents destruction of blocks but keeps the ability to interact with the world
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • June 1, 2012, 2:50 pm
nothing but if someone made a really big map it could do something
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  • Imm0rt41
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Explorer
  • June 21, 2012, 5:35 am
it prevents destruction of blocks but keeps the ability to interact with the world
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  • fizzyboy123
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 30, 2012, 6:31 am
its not working, it gets stuck on 'done loading', i have both .jar in the appropriate files but it still doesnt work
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • May 30, 2012, 10:25 am
Anytime it gets stuck on "doneloading" that means you do not have a "minecraft.jar" that works in your bin folder, IT MUST BE minecraft.jar! It's what it launches off of, minecraft.jar(1) or minecraft12w21b.jar WILL NOT WORK! It must be minecraft.jar
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[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]IT SAYS "It's worse than that; hes dead Jim" It says to download a server folder and extract it to somewhere PLEASE HELP!![/color][/size]
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  • Imm0rt41
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Explorer
  • June 21, 2012, 5:36 am
thats a google chrome error, as i remember
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  • CoDhUnTa9
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • May 25, 2012, 2:54 pm
It says when I go to play, "It's worse than that; hes dead Jim" It says to download a server folder and extract it to somewhere PLEASE HELP!!
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • May 29, 2012, 2:18 am
oh, silly jeb, apparently you have to..
go into .minecraft (or just minecraft) create a folder called "server" then you need to download minecraft_server.jar (assets.minecraft.net/12w21a/minecraft_server.jar) and place that inside of the folder.
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • May 10, 2012, 1:51 am
There is no planned 1.2.6
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  • kaaslolly
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • May 29, 2012, 5:54 am
there is
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • May 29, 2012, 8:18 am
Jeb himself said they are preparing for 1.3, 1.2.5 was released in March, 1.2.6 would be pointless.
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  • pieman115
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 29, 2012, 8:58 am
when i download it it automatically turns to a .zip how do i get it to be a .jar?
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 29, 2012, 3:01 pm
Hmm, I'm not sure about that but I think if you double click on it, it will unzip and either become minecraft.jar or a folder with minecraft.jar inside
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  • pieman115
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 29, 2012, 8:54 am
my game gets stuck on the "done loading" screen. please help
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 29, 2012, 3:36 pm
You need to make sure you put your minecraft.jar that you downloaded into the bin folder, if there isn't minecraft.jar in the it won't work. It cannot be called minecraft.jar(1) either or anything but minecraft.jar
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  • paulyester
  • Level 44
  • Master Creeper
  • January 27, 2012, 11:26 am
HOLY CRAP IT WORKED!!! Thank you pi653 for helping me figure out how to work the prereleases your awesome and you've earned yourself another subscriber!
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 27, 2012, 12:23 pm
haha thanks man, np ask if you need anything else :D
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  • paulyester
  • Level 44
  • Master Creeper
  • January 27, 2012, 7:06 am
Why does it always get stuck at the Done Loading part please help :(
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  • pieman115
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 29, 2012, 8:55 am
that happens 2 me 2
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 27, 2012, 8:28 am
That's because you never put your new minecraft.jar that you just downloaded into your bin file, minecraft can't launch without a minecraft.jar
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  • paulyester
  • Level 44
  • Master Creeper
  • January 27, 2012, 8:47 am
No I did put it into the Bin folder but it says Done Loading and it's stuck and won';t let me play
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 27, 2012, 10:15 am
Is it called "minecraft.jar" and not minecraft copy.jar or minecraft.jar(1)?
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  • paulyester
  • Level 44
  • Master Creeper
  • January 27, 2012, 11:01 am
oh Whenever I download the jar it always says minecraft.jar(1) in the downloads page. So what do I do if it says Minecraft.jar(1)?
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 27, 2012, 11:05 am
Well it depends, if your using windows you can right click the .jar and say rename and just type in minecraft.jar and if your on a mac you click once then 1.5 seconds later click again (click on the actual minecraft.jar words here) and then you can rename it. (I am not too good with macs, if that doesn't work google it :/
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  • jabobster
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 28, 2012, 9:50 am
For macs, right click on the "minecraft-1.jar" (or whatever it is) and press "get info", then look for where it says, "Name & Extension", edit that to "minecraft.jar". Worked for me!
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  • malzman
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • January 26, 2012, 6:34 pm
Dude i did every thing you said and still isnt working. and your derections are a little hard to follow.
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 27, 2012, 5:23 am
Ok what are you having trouble with, I can edit them.
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  • malzman
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • January 27, 2012, 7:58 am
well i saved the pre-release as minecraft.jar, put it in the bin after removeing the other file, and it didnt work. do you have to open it with winrar or something or did i miss a step?
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  • pi653
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • January 27, 2012, 8:29 am
You clicked the "here" and minecraft.jar downloaded right? If the link isn't working go to this link, this automatically downloads: assets.minecraft.net/12w04a/minecraft.jar Then you go to your downloads folder and you should see a new minecraft.jar. if there is more than one, find the most recent and when you put it in the bin folder it MUST be called minecraft.jar, it cannot be minecraft.jar(1) or minecraft1.jar, rename it if it is
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  • malzman
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • January 27, 2012, 1:22 pm
Ok, i got it woking now, thanks man
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