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Java Edition 12w17a

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Minecraft 12w17a
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Edition

Java Edition

Type

Snapshot

Release date

April 26, 2012[1]

Snapshot for

1.3.1

Download

Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version

31

12w17a is the third snapshot released for Java Edition 1.3.1.

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Slabs
  • Wooden slabs for each of the four shades of wood added.
    • New block IDs 125 for double wooden slabs and 126 for single wooden slabs.
    • These new slabs no longer act like stone.
    • An axe should be used to break them.
    • They are no longer immune to fire and lava.
    • Wooden slabs created in older versions of Minecraft are still stone-like and fireproof and will not change to the new slabs when placed or mined.

Items[edit]

Book and quills
  • Editable Books – Book and quill, crafted using a book, feather, and ink sac
    • When a book and quill is made, it can be right-clicked to open a screen that allows you to type the book.
    • Pressing "Done" will save whatever was typed and allow you to edit the book again later, yet will not “sign" it.
    • When "signing" a book, it will allow you to choose a title up to 16 characters long and disable editing of the book, the Book and quill then become a written book, with the icon changing along with the label.
Written book
  • Looks the same as a regular book, but has a shine like an enchantment.
  • After being finished, the written book cannot be edited again.

Commands[edit]

General

General[edit]

Options
  • Added 'Chat Options'.
    • Added chat opacity, letting the chat be semi-transparent.
    • Added chat disabling, removing the chat for Multiplayer servers.
    • Added chat colors option.
    • Added “Only Commands" mode to chat.

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Ice
Saplings
  • Saplings now have their proper names (e.g. Spruce Sapling).

Items[edit]

Books
  • Leather is now required to craft books.
Tools

Mobs[edit]

Animals
  • Livestock, such as chickens, can now be “walked through" instead of pushing the player around in crowded pens.

Non-mob entities[edit]

Boats
  • Can now be destroyed in one hit in Creative mode.
Minecarts
  • Can now be destroyed in one hit in Creative mode.

Gameplay[edit]

Bonus chest.
  • The player can no longer have a bonus chest in Hardcore mode.
Creative mode
  • Flying through water in Creative mode is no longer slow.
Enchantments

Command format[edit]

General
  • Server Commands now appear in italics in multiplayer.

Fixes[edit]

3 bugs fixed

  • Fixed entity collision errors.
  • Fixed the pick block function.
  • Fixed chat issues.

References[edit]