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Minecraft 12w21a
12w21a Banner.png
Java Edition 12w21a.png
Edition

Java Edition

Type

Snapshot

Release date

May 24, 2012[1]

Snapshot for

1.3.1

Downloads

Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version

33

12w21a is the sixth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.3.1.

Additions[]

Blocks[]

Emerald Ore JE1.png Emerald ore
  • Drops 1 emerald when mined.
  • Generates in blobs of up to 10 blocks.
Ender Chest (S) JE1 BE1.png Ender chest
  • Crafted with 8 obsidian and 1 eye of ender.
  • All ender chests in a world have the same contents, if those contents change it will affect the contents of all other ender chests.
  • On multiplayer, the ender chest's contents will be the same for all players on a server.
Sandstone Stairs (N) JE1.png Sandstone stairs

Items[]

Emerald JE1 BE1.png Emerald
Enchanted Golden Apple JE1 BE1.gifEnchanted golden apple
  • A second golden apple made with blocks of gold.
  • After being consumed, the player receives 30-second regeneration IV, plus resistance and fire resistance for 5 minutes.

World generation[]

Desert temples
  • New generated structure in desert biomes that resemble pyramids.
  • Have a TNT trap and loot chests inside.
Desert villages
  • Villages that generate in desert biomes will now be made of sandstone rather than wood and cobblestone.

Gameplay[]

Trading
  • Villagers will buy or sell the player emeralds in exchange for certain items.
  • Trade with villagers by right-clicking on them, opening up a GUI with one buying slot and one selling slot.

Command format[]

Commands
  • /seed
    • Displays the current world seed.

Changes[]

Blocks[]

Dispensers
  • Dispensers will eject water and lava source blocks from buckets.
  • Will also take water and lava source blocks if there is an empty bucket inside.
Gravel
  • Changed gravel texture.
Locked chest
  • Removed old chest texture, causing locked chests to appear as the purple default block.

Items[]

Buckets
  • Are now stackable.

Mobs[]

Passive mobs
  • Can be easily pushed around by simply walking, most likely intended to help the player navigate through animal farms more easily.

Non-mob entities[]

Boats
  • Boats will now pass through lily pads without breaking the boat; the lilypad drops as an item instead.
Minecarts
  • While sitting inside of a minecart pushing the directional keys will make it move the direction you are pressing, this will only work while the minecart is sitting on rails.

Gameplay[]

Creative
  • Added snow to the creative inventory.
Singleplayer
  • Removed Server Jar dependency in singleplayer.
Sky
  • Stars are more realistic.
    • They are now slightly smaller and slightly brighter.

General[]

Options
  • Improved Options menu.
Debug screen
  • The F3 menu no longer has the frame time graph.

Trivia[]

  • In this version, when loading a single player world, one needs to put "minecraft_server.jar" into ".minecraft/server" manually to continue loading.

References[]

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