Java Edition 1.4.4

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Minecraft 1.4.4
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Java Edition

Release date

Pre-release: November 8, 2012
Release: November 14, 2012

Development versions

Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


Other instances
of 1.4.4

1.4.4 was a minor update to Minecraft (Java Edition) that was released on November 14, 2012, primarily to fix bugs from 1.4.2.[1][2]

A pre-release version of 1.4.4 was released on November 8, 2012,[3] though the full release of 1.4.4 is identical to this pre-release.



Music disc
  • Implemented the music disc "wait".
    • This music disc was originally added to the game's files in Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 named "where are we now", but could not be implemented due to issues with the spaces in its name, so it has been renamed to "wait".

Command format[edit]



Debug screen
  • F3 + B now shows the hitbox around entities.
    • At this point, the hitbox is white and opaque and does not have an outline.



  • When in creative mode, flying through cobwebs does not slow the player down, but walking through them will.[note 1]
  • Water now completely negates all fall damage.[4]


Baby mobs
  • Now die when they are not underwater.[note 1]


31 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.4.4
  • MC-334 – Tab key not working for any function on Mac.
  • MC-450 – Chicken head movement is inverted.
  • MC-527 – "seed" command does not work in Minecraft server command line.
  • MC-984Internal exception: Bad packet id 249.
  • MC-1079 – Killing animals with fire aspect on the first hit does not cook the drops.
  • MC-1153 – Torch texture is rendered incorrectly.
  • MC-1478 – Walking from ground level onto anvil.
  • MC-1622 – Enderchest does not have the right hitbox.
  • MC-1793 – Nether Brick Fence has an incorrect texture.
  • MC-1860 – Block and item duplication.
  • MC-2229 – Fences are not rendered correctly from underneath.
  • MC-2362 – Item frames disappear without drop when a block is placed in their position.
  • MC-2422 – Pistons are invisible and make blocks invisible while pushing.
From the 1.4.4 pre-releases
  • MC-1608 – Iron golems crash the player when they walk.
  • MC-1611 – Torches do not place properly, get adjacent to wall.
  • MC-1612 – Water current too strong / cannot swim up in deep water.
  • MC-1647 – Cannot fall into void.
  • MC-1661 – Crash when placing minecart on powered rail.
  • MC-1741 – Loading a world that has been moved or deleted causes a crash.
  • MC-1745 – player can jump over cobblestone walls.
  • MC-1789 – Squids do not suffocate on land.
  • MC-1845 – Crash when rendering entities.
  • MC-1871 – Running on leaves produces gray particles.
  • MC-2304 – Redstone repeaters above 1 tick do not receive a pulse at all when sent a 1-tick pulse from redstone wire or repeaters.
  • MC-2400 – Mobs and items become invisible after the player dies.
  • MC-2447 – Cannot break block behind gravel, sand, dirt with Efficiency V diamond pickaxe.
Other issues
  • Random falling damage due to lag fixed.
  • Falling damage when riding minecarts fixed.
  • Enchanted book exploit fixed.
  • Slimes have correct collision box.
  • Signs no longer lose their text client-side on servers.


  1. a b c d This change occurred between the 1.4.4 pre-release and the full release of 1.4.4.