This is the update that to date has taken the longest time to create (over 300 days), and is the result of many, many changes.These changes consist of both new features, and large game structure changes such as replacing the hard-coded “block renderer” with a system that is able to read block shapes from data files, or performance enhancements such as multi-threading the client-side chunk rendering. Here’s a list of the major changes in the game: The pre-release is available if you have activated development versions in the launcher.
Create obstacle courses of Metal Poles and Rubber-Sheets, explore the Nether with an Electrical Jetpack or blow up whole landscapes at once by using the Dynamite-O-Mote. Wiring is easier, batteries aren't as twosided (on/off) anymore, new cables, rubber stuff, new machines, EVERYTHING was added. However, once you get your machines running, you will quickly notice how smooth and well-designed everything works now. While playing it, you will feel right at home again, rediscovering most of the stuff known from IC. It’s time for us to pre-release the next major Minecraft update, the Bountiful Update!This will bring Minecraft to version 1.8, and should be officially be published in the launcher on Tuesday, September 2.