Mojang issue Minecraft 1.5.1 pre-release, full release to come Thursday


Minecraft’s Redstone Update is still brand new. In fact, it’s less than a week old, and yet Mojang have already decided it needs a good polishing. To that end, version 1.5.1 of Minecraft is on its way and is set for release this Thursday. In the meantime, a pre-release of the update is available right now.

A usual, Mojang have made the pre-release available on their blog and have provided some succinct notes (“a bit simplified,” they say) about the changes they’ve made. These are the improvements you can expect:

  • Falling blocks will no longer glitch one extra step.
  • White stitching between blocks should be less frequent.
  • Paintings can now be placed again.
  • Performance has been improved, which will purge many of those framerate issues.
  • A whole bunch of bugs have been squished.

If you can’t wait two days, then squirred away in the PCGamesN archives you will finda guide on how to test Minecraft snapshotsthat will help you understand how to get the pre-release running. Good luck. It’s dark down there and tells me he hears moaning.