Beta 1.2_02

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Beta 1.2_02
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Release date

January 21, 2011


Client (.json)

Protocol version


Beta 1.2_02 was released mainly to change where skins are downloaded from.


  • Pressing ⇧ Shift+F2 generates a 36450×17700 TGA format screenshot (which ends up being 1.8 GB). While the file is being generated, the game freezes and experiences major graphical distortions. This is unfinished test code, as confirmed by Notch.[1] This "feature" would go on to be removed in Beta 1.5.


  • Skins are now downloaded from Amazon S3, instead of
  • Lapis lazuli ore now drops 4 - 8 lapis lazuli per block mined (increased from 1) on single player only (Minecraft Beta servers have not been affected yet).
  • Lapis lazuli ore can be found at bedrock level.
  • Ink Sack has been renamed to Ink Sac.


  • Beta 1.2_02 is the oldest version in the launcher to have working skins.
    • However, if the player changed their skin after 1.8, the last skin the player used prior to 1.8 will be displayed. This occurs in all versions after Beta 1.2_02 until 1.3.1, and it is currently unknown why this happens and why 1.3.1 is the oldest version to display post-1.8 skins.