Java Edition Classic 0.0.12a

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Java Edition

Release date

May 20, 2009


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0.0.12a[1] was a version of Classic released on May 20, 2009.


  • An infinite ocean now surrounds the map.
    • The player can no longer pass the edge of the map
  • Pressing Esc now opens the pause menu.
  • Pressing F cycles between four levels of render distance.
  • Pressing N saves the current level as a level.dat file.
    • Only saves the level if the world changed since the last save.
  • Swimming
    • Only applied to players. Steves move at full speed in water
  • Bedrock Revision 1.png Bedrock
    • Unobtainable to the player.
    • Initially referred as "unbreakable stone".
    • Bedrock and the layer above (if at the bottom of the world) is always dark even if exposed to the sky.
    • Cannot be broken, placed against or otherwise selected
  • Lava Revision 1.png Lava
  • Water Revision 1.png Water


  • Oak Sapling Revision 2.png Changed the texture of saplings.[verify]
  • Water now flows to fill any available space below or next to it.[2]
    • With just one water source the entire world will be flooded.[3]
World Generation
  • Worlds made before 0.0.12a will receive a bedrock layer at the bottom of the map and an ocean surrounding it
  • New level generator
    • Terrain is more messy with more bumps visible on surface
    • Lakes occur when the surrounding water is at a higher level than the terrain
    • All dirt with access to sunlight will not become grass upon world generation if below water level
    • Lava lakes also spawn occasionally
    • Surface dirt layer is more uniform
      • Almost always there is a layer of grass with dirt under it above stone
      • Cliff faces can no longer be made of pure dirt and grass