Java Edition Alpha v1.2.0

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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 listed in the launcher, but attempting to play it downloads Alpha v1.2.0_02 instead.[2]


  • New terrain generator, featuring biomes


Netherrack JE1.png Netherrack
Soul Sand JE1 BE1.png Soul Sand
Glowstone JE1.png Glowstone
Carved Pumpkin JE1 BE1.png Carved Pumpkin
Jack o'Lantern JE1 BE1.png Jack o'Lantern
Portal.png Nether Portal


Clock.png Clock
  • Craftable item that tells the time
Glowstone Dust Revision 1.png Glowstone Dust
Cooked Cod Revision 1.png Cooked Fish
Raw Cod Revision 1.png Raw Fish


Ghast Revision 1.png Ghast
  • Large white mobs that float around the Nether.
  • Shoot fireballs at the player[3]
Zombie Pigman Revision 2.png Zombie Pigman
  • When one pigman is attacked all nearby pigmen will retaliate and attack the player.
  • Hold gold swords.[4]

World generation[edit]

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



  • Added new music tracks and sound effects.
  • Added "Slow acting portals!".
  • Added "Try the Nether!".
  • Added "Don't look directly at the bugs!".
  • Added "Oh, ok, Pigmen!".
  • Added "Finally with ladders!".
  • Added "Scary!".


  • 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.
  • Skeleton Revision 2.png Skeletons now hold bows.
  • Grass and leaves are now darker in shade, and their color is now dependent on temperature/precipitation values.
  • 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.


  1. The Halloween Update is out! – The Word of Notch, October 30, 2010
  2. MCL-1421
  3. The fireballs were using snowball texture when shot.
  4. This change occurred between the Alpha v1.2.0 preview and the full release of Alpha v1.2.0.