Java Edition Alpha v1.2.0

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Minecraft Alpha v1.2.0
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Edition

Java Edition

Official name

Halloween Update

Server version

0.2.2

Release date

October 30, 2010

Download

Client (.json)

Protocol version

3

Data version

N/A

Other editions of 1.2

Alpha v1.2.0, the first release of the Halloween Update, was released with server 0.2.2 on October 30, 2010, adding the Nether along with new Nether-exclusive mobs and blocks. It also added fishing, a new terrain generator, and other changes and fixes. This version is available in the launcher but when attempting to play it downloads Alpha v1.2.0_02 instead.[1]

Additions[edit]

  • New terrain generator, featuring biomes

Blocks[edit]

Items[edit]

Mobs[edit]

World generation[edit]

The Nether
  • A hell-like dimension that can be used for quick travel.

Gameplay[edit]

General[edit]

  • New music tracks and sound effects.

Changes[edit]

  • Higher lighting values are required the deeper they are to keep mobs from spawning.
  • Stairs, crafting tables, chests, and furnaces now face the same direction as the player when placed.
  • Creepers have new sounds.
  • Grass and leaves are now darker in shade.
  • Sunrise now creates a red glow at the horizon.
  • Pressing F1 hides the HUD and the view-model from the person's view. In third person mode, pressing F1 will create a view looking back at the player's own face.
  • Fake chunks generate in the Far Lands.
  • Removed Winter Mode.

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