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Release date

January 12, 2012[1]

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Client (.json)

Other editions of 1.1

1.1 is an update that added new languages, superflat world type, beaches and spawn eggs.

Additions[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • 56 new translations
  • Includes fictional languages, such as Pirate Speak, Klingon, and Quenya
  • New settings
    • level-type
    • spawn-npcs
    • generate-structures

World Generation[edit | edit source]

  • Re-added beaches
  • Are now separate biomes instead of Generated Structures

Blocks & Items[edit | edit source]

Spawn Eggs

Changes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Non-operator users are auto-kicked in multiplayer servers if they spam in chat too much
  • Operators are not notified of the kick; they must assume that the user was auto-kicked

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Reduced brewing time from 30 seconds to 20 seconds
  • Narrowed the various possibility of enchantment levels
The Void
  • Removed the void fog in Creative mode

World Generation[edit | edit source]

  • Biomes have more varied elevations of land in previously flatter biomes
  • Smoothed color transitions between biomes
    • Swampland grass, foliage and water smoothly transition into other biomes
  • Taigas now contain snow and ice
  • Blacksmith buildings in villages now have a chest that contains loot.

Blocks & Items[edit | edit source]

  • Bows are now enchantable, with four new possible enchantments specific to bows: Power, Punch, Infinity, and Flame
  • Arrows that are burning now set entities on fire upon hit
Golden apple
  • Golden apple recipe changed to use gold nuggets instead of gold blocks
  • Golden apples now restore Hunger.svgHunger.svg and provide Regeneration I for 5 seconds
  • Removed collision box from ladders
Fence gate
  • The collision box on fence gates now matches that of fences
  • Fence gates can now be opened and closed with redstone
Oak leaves
  • Oak leaves now have a 1/200 chance of dropping apples
Melon & pumpkin
  • Melons and pumpkins can now grow on dirt instead of only farmland
  • The distance that wheat attracts mobs has increased from 2–3 blocks to 8–9 blocks
Music disc
  • All music discs except for 11 can now be dropped when a creeper is shot and killed by a skeleton

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Mob AI
  • Added the infrastructure for improved mob AI
    • Allows for more complicated behavior than before
    • These behaviors themselves have not been implemented yet
  • Sheep now can eat grass and tall grass, which regrow their wool
  • Sheep now drop 1–3 wool per shearing
Magma cubes
  • Magma cubes can now drop magma cream upon death

Fixes[edit | edit source]

3 bugs fixed

  • Fixed "Sniper Duel" achievement not working.
  • Fixed powered rails not depowering
  • Fixed powered rails not updating when placed

References[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first update to begin using snapshots, not including the pre-releases for Beta 1.8 and 1.0.0.