Java Edition Beta 1.2

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Minecraft Beta 1.2
Beta 1.2.png

Java Edition

Release date

January 13, 2011


Client (.json)

Protocol version


Data version


Other editions of 1.2

Beta 1.2 is a version of Beta released on January 13, 2011, added many additions including charcoal, note blocks, dyes, squid, sugar canes, sugar, dispensers, lapis lazuli blocks, bone meal and sandstone, as well as other changes and fixes.


  • Note Block.png Note Block
    • (right click to tune, trigger to play)
  • New tree types (Birch, Pine)
  • New gray, light gray, and black sheep. Drop correspondingly colored wool.
  • Red Bed Revision 1.png Bed - is unobtainable


  • Reeds retconned into sugar canes. They still make paper.
  • Furnace.png Furnace
    • given new look. Non-default furnaces remain unchanged.
  • Gold tools can remove blocks like stone and wood much more quickly than their diamond counterparts, with the same durability and restrictions as before this version.
  • Spawners again show a rotating model inside of what they spawn in single player.
  • Wheat Seeds are harvested more often when plowing grass blocks.
  • Included the FastRender mod by Scaevolus.[1]
  • Screenshots can be taken using the F2 key without having to first hold down the F1 key.
  • Iron, diamond, and coal are found in larger amounts in caves and other areas


10 bugs fixed
  • Paintings now work in multiplayer.
  • Disconnecting while riding no longer keeps the player in the world.
  • A bunch more state is properly synched in multiplayer.
  • Included PowerPC color and audio fixes by Scaevolus.
  • Fixed a horrible chunk reload loop in singleplayer.
  • Fixed most lighting bugs in newly generated multiplayer maps.
  • Falling sand behaves better in multiplayer.
  • Fixed a few crash on load level bugs.
  • Jack o'Lantern now has correct tooltip.
  • Sheep now visibly lose their wool when hit in multiplayer.