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.[1]

Additions[edit]

  • New terrain generator, featuring biomes

Blocks[edit]

Netherrack Revision 1.png Netherrack
Soul Sand Revision 1.png Soul Sand
Glowstone Revision 1.png Glowstone
Carved Pumpkin Revision 1.png Carved Pumpkin
Jack o'Lantern Revision 1.png Jack o'Lantern
Portal.png Nether Portal

Items[edit]

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

Mobs[edit]

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

World generation[edit]

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

Gameplay[edit]

General[edit]

  • New music tracks and sound effects.
Splashes
  • 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!".

Changes[edit]

  • 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.
  • SkeletonAlpha.png Skeletons now hold bows.
  • Grass and leaves are now darker in shade.
  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. MCL-1421
  2. This change occurred between the Alpha v1.2.0 preview and the full release of Alpha v1.2.0.