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Release date

March 22, 2012[1]


Client (.json)

Other editions of 1.2.4

1.2.4 added new wood planks and sandstone blocks. It also improved chat editing.


Blocks & Items[]

Wood planks
  • Now have the color of the type of wood used in crafting
  • Comes in all 4 types:
    • Oak wood planks
    • Birch wood planks
    • Spruce wood planks
    • Jungle wood planks
New sandstone block
  • Uses unused sandstone texture; however the texture is changed
  • Same name as the normal sandstone



  • Added chat history and much better chat editing
  • Links are now clickable in chat
    • When clicked, a warning screen appears that asks players if they want to continue
  • Players can copy and paste links in chat
  • Mouse wheel can be used to scroll up/down for history
    • PAGEUP and PAGEDOWN keys can also be used
  • Up/down keys for recently sent messages
  • If you start typing a player's name, and press Tab ↹, it'll automatically type the rest of the username for you.
  • Copy & paste in chat
  • Similarly how §k in chat displays random characters, §l, §m, §n and §o creates bold, striked, underlined and italic text respectively, whilst §r resets any set states
    • These cannot be typed using vanilla clients
  • Pressing / acts as a command key: it opens the chat with a “/” in place
  • Pressing or will move the insertion point (text pointer) in the respective direction, allowing you to edit text instead of using ← Backspace to go back
Out of Memory Screen
  • Added “Back” and “Quit” buttons
F3 debug screen
  • Added a “minimal” debug menu
    • The same as the regular F3 menu, except without the graph/profiler
    • Accessible by ⇧ Shift+F3
  • Re-added armor outlines in the armor slots in the inventory

Blocks & Items[]

  • Slightly removed saturation out of every color


  • When in standing position, cats will now purposely go and sit on nearby chests, active furnaces, and beds
    • This prevents players from using them


25 bugs fixed

  • Made placing half blocks on existing half blocks (to make a full block) easier.
  • Limit framerate on menu screens, no longer uses 100% CPU.
  • Fixed fatal crash for converted worlds to anvil, when there’s blocks at max height.
  • Fixed an old bug with signs clearing text while you’re editing them in multiplayer.
  • Fixed crash when logging in while there are blocks at maxheight at spawn.
  • Fixed TNT ghosts in multiplayer.
  • Fixed storage minecarts dropping enchanted items.
  • Fixed crashes on invalid server addresses when joining a server.
  • Fixed entities being uninteractable if they existed at login in multiplayer.
  • Fixed dupe exploit with paintings.
  • Fixed furnaces and dispensers dropping enchanted items.
  • Fixed the “flickering” of chat as it vanishes off the screen.
  • Fixed text rendering over items in the container screens.
  • Fixed exploit with jungle saplings (turns other saplings into jungle ones).
  • Fixed launcher opening minecraft dir if the path contains a space.
  • Fixed an off-by-one lighting bug.
  • Fixed block transmuting (turning one block into another via pistons).
  • Fixed placing mushrooms in daylight, where they can’t survive.
  • Fixed redstone lamps dropping powered block items when destroyed while on.
  • “save-all” (server command) now works even when you have toggled “save-off”.
  • Fixed turning half-blocks into full-blocks while you’re standing on them.
  • Fixed seed displaying in F3 debug when the seed is unknown in multiplayer.
  • Fixed villager texture changing clientside per profession.
  • Fixed falling off ledge corners while holding shift.
  • Glass blocks can be picked up using Silk Touch enchanted tools again.