Java Edition 1.1

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1.1 is a major update to Minecraft (Java Edition) released on January 12, 2012,[1] which added spawn eggs, new languages, the Superflat world type, and beaches.

Additions[edit]

Items[edit]

Spawn Eggs

World generation[edit]

World type
  • Re-added world types to the Create World menu.
    • Types are Default and Superflat.
Superflat world type
Beach
  • Re-added beaches.
    • Are now separate biomes instead of generated structures.

General[edit]

Languages
  • Added 56 new translations.
    • Includes constructed and fictional languages such as Pirate Speak, Klingon, and Quenya.
server.properties
  • New settings:
    • level-type
    • spawn-npcs
    • generate-structures

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Ladder
  • 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 1200 chance of dropping apples.
Melons and pumpkins
  • Can now grow onto dirt instead of only farmland.

Items[edit]

Bow
Arrows
  • Arrows that are burning now set entities on fire when hit.
Golden apple
Wheat
  • The distance that wheat attracts mobs has increased from 2–3 blocks to 8–9 blocks.
Music discs
  • All music discs except for disc 11 can now be dropped when a creeper is shot and killed by a skeleton.

Mobs[edit]

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

World generation[edit]

Biomes
  • 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.
Villages
  • Blacksmith buildings in villages now have a chest that contains loot.

Gameplay[edit]

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

General[edit]

Servers
  • 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.

Fixes[edit]

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

Video[edit]

An official video documenting some of the 1.1's major features was released on Mojang's official YouTube channel on January 12, 2012. The video was made by Hat Films, who have made update trailers and videos for Mojang in the past.

Trivia[edit]

  • This is the first update to begin using snapshots.
  • This update was the first update to have no corresponding pre-releases, until 1.11.1.
  • Unlike all other release versions, this update had no further revisions (minor versions).
  • 1.1 is the only major release version to not introduce any new blocks.

Notes[edit]

  1. a b This change occurred between the last development version for 1.1, 12w01a, and the full release of 1.1.

References[edit]