Java Edition Classic 0.0.12a
May 19, 2009
Client not archived
- 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.
- A type of liquid.
- Does not drown the player.
- A type of liquid.
- Does not deal damage to the player.
- An infinite ocean now surrounds the map.
- The player can no longer pass the edge of the map.
- Only applies to players. Humans move at full speed in water.
- No longer get reset on level reset, meaning there is no way to get rid of mobs now.
- Water and lava now flow to fill any available space below or next to it.
- With just one water source the entire world will be flooded.
- Water next to lava produces stone.
- New level generator
- Terrain is more messy with more bumps visible on the 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.
- There is almost always a layer of grass with dirt under it above stone.
- Cliff faces can no longer be made of pure dirt and grass.
- Worlds made before this version will receive a bedrock layer at the bottom of the map and an ocean surrounding it.
- While some sources imply that this version was released on May 20, due to timezones differences it was actually released at 22:36 UTC on May 19 (which is 00:36 on May 20, Sweden time).
- "0.0.12a is up" – The Word of Notch, May 20, 2009
- "TigIRC logs" (archived) – Archive.org, May 19, 2009, UTC–4. "(18:36:09) notch: 0.0.12a is up. Water, lava, new map generation,rendering distance toggle"
- "Minecraft (alpha)" – TigSource, May 19, 2009. "F to change draw distance. There are four settings. The fourth setting makes the game run at 50 fps on my Eee, but it's a bit.. claustrophobic. N to generate a new level. No more restarting the applet!"
- "TigIRC logs" (archived) – Archive.org, May 19, 2009, UTC–4. "(18:39:43) <notch> oh, they don't get reset on level resets either.. I'd better fix that."
- "Minecraft Water test" – Nizzotch Archive – via YouTube
- "Minecraft Huge flood" – Nizzotch Archive – via YouTube