TU9 Releases Today

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The Microsoft LIVE team has moved the TU9 release! TU9 is rolling out right now :) May take a few hours to reach all areas MinecraftXBLA


[quote user=""]Changes and Additions

-   Added 'The End', with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.
-   Added Climbable Vines.
-   Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.
-   Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418
-   Made buckets and signs stackable.
-   Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.
-   New gravel texture.
-   Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.
-   Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.
-   Crafting recipe change - Sign recipe gives three Signs.
-   Crafting recipe change - Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.
-   Crafting recipe change - Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.
-   Added smoother color transitions between biomes.
-   Added beaches to terrain generation.
-   Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.
-   Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.
-   Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.
-   Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.
-   Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.
-   Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.
-   Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.
-   Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs
-   Allow players to block with a sword when the ‘Can Build And Mine’ option is unchecked by the host.
-   Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World
-   Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.
-   Don't show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.
-   Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.
-   Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.
-   Improved lighting code performance.
-   Improved the loading/saving time.
-   Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.
-   Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals
-   Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.
-   Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn't have a Nether Fortress.
-   Added a toggle for Death Messages.
-   Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.
-   Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.


-   Fix for a Nether portal crash due to Ghast fireballs
-   Fix for Cave Spider size.
-   Fixed Experience Orb pickup sound not having pitch variance.
-   Fixed a crash when attaching Glowstone to Pistons.
-   Fixed a render update problem on the end of world chunks
-   Fixed a crash with players throwing Enderpearls and leaving the game.
-   Stop the player animation for eating happening in the Change Skin menu 



Discussion Info

Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

New gravel texture.

-   Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.

-   Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.


These are the only things that interest me, also would be great if they released a texture pack as a surprise

Have downloaded twice, cleared cache but cannot connect single player mode keep getting connection to server was lost message like others have posted.

Maybe they should have taken the extra day to make sure this thing worked before forcing it on us.

mines fine, really like the new wooden planks, and plank slabs

do you need to start a new world for this update to take affect?

If you are playing on a world created after the last major update on December 19 (TU7), then the ONLY things you would not have access to is the Blacksmith chests and beaches.  Blacksmith chests are pretty useless IMO for advanced players--although I know Marwood disagrees.  And beaches don't provide any new resources or anything else of interest (they were in the game originally and were taken out in a subsequent update).  If your world was created before the December 19 update, then you don't have an End Portal and can't access The End.  If your game was created before the October 16 update, then you don't have vines so their new climbing functionality is useless to you.  That pretty much sums it up.

The dispensers dispensing water is broken. You can't turn the water off, or is that how they made it work? It suppose to turn off/suck the water back in instead of spitting the empty bucket out.

For the people who are having trouble with connecting to saved worlds, there is a bug involving silver/free members. 4J studios is aware of this and looking for a solution to the bug. For now you can play offline so you don't get that message, get a gold membership, or play on a different profile with no xbox live.