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Release date

February 9, 2012[1]

Snapshot for




12w06a is the fifth snapshot released for 1.2.1.



  • Sounds
    • Cats now meow, cry, howl, purr and hiss
    • Doors make banging sounds when zombies hit them


  • Zombies, skeletons & zombie pigmen
    • Added rare item drops for mobs
      • Zombies have a rare chance to drop an iron ingot, iron helmet, iron shovel, or iron sword.
      • Skeletons have a rare chance to drop a bow or an enchanted bow.
      • Zombie pigmen have a rare chance to drop a golden helmet, gold ingot, golden sword, or an enchanted golden sword
  • Doors
    • Doors have been changed to properly detect if they are open or closed. Double doors in existing maps will need to be updated
      • Placing two pressure plates directly in front of doors and stepping on them will open them correctly
        • When stepping on a single pressure plate only the door on that side will open
        • When stepping on both pressure plates both doors will open
  • Villagers
    • Villager's AI has been improved
      • Villagers socialize with each other and passive mobs
      • Villagers go inside for shelter when it's raining
      • Villagers run away from zombies
  • Mobs
    • When a player is targeted by a hostile mob, it will continue to track the player despite being attacked by other mobs
    • Better movement for mobs in water
      • Most mobs move slower
  • Zombies
    • Zombie's AI has been improved
      • On hard difficulty and Hardcore, zombies break down wood doors
      • On normal and easy difficulty, zombies attack but will not break down wood doors
      • Zombies chase and attack villagers
      • Zombies attack doors when attempting to escape sunlight
  • Cave Spiders
    • Cave spiders swim extremely fast with the water stream towards the player, but seem to be almost not moving against the water stream
  • Zombie pigmen
    • Zombie pigmen swim fast in water
  • Snow golems
    • Snow golems take damage from rain and water
  • Redstone
  • Debug keys
    • Pressing F1 to hide the HUD additionally disables hitbox outlines on blocks and the block breaking animation


5 bugs fixed

  • Creepers no longer explode after death.
  • Villagers can no longer open iron doors.
  • Cats, ocelots, zombies, wolves, and skeletons no longer spin in circles on non-full-height blocks.
  • Cobwebs will prevent the player from receiving fall damage.
  • Monster spawners now show correct mobs in multiplayer.