Java Edition Alpha v1.2.0

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For a guide about all content in this release and the other releases of the Halloween Update, see Java Edition guides/Halloween Update.

Alpha v1.2.0, also known as the Halloween Update, was released with server 0.2.2 on October 30, 2010, adding the Nether along with new Nether-exclusive mobs and blocks. It also added fishing, a new terrain generator, and other changes and fixes. This version is listed in the launcher, but only Alpha v1.2.0_02 is downloaded instead.

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Netherrack
Soul Sand
Glowstone
Carved Pumpkin
Jack o'Lantern
Nether Portal

Items[edit]

Clock
  • Craftable item that tells the time.
Glowstone Dust
Cooked Fish
Raw Fish

Mobs[edit]

Ghast
Zombie Pigmen
  • When one pigman is attacked all nearby pigmen will retaliate and attack the player.
  • Hold gold swords.[3]

World generation[edit]

  • New terrain generator, featuring biomes.
The Nether
Desert
  • A biome with sand and cactuses. There's also Ice Desert's but they're only in mods.
Tundra
  • A cold biome with snow and ice. There's barely any trees as well.

Gameplay[edit]

Fishing

General[edit]

  • Added new music tracks and sound effects.
Splash
  • Added new splashes:
    • Slow acting portals!
    • Try the Nether!
    • Don't look directly at the bugs!
    • Oh, ok, Pigmen!
    • Finally with ladders!
    • Scary!

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Stairs and furnaces
  • Now face the same direction as the player when placed.
Grass Block and Leaves
  • Are now darker in shade, and their color is now dependent on temperature/humidity values.

Mobs[edit]

Mobs
  • Higher lighting values are required the deeper they are to keep mobs from spawning.
Creepers
  • Now have new sounds.
Skeletons
Slimes
  • Completely removed from mob spawning code.

World generation[edit]

Gameplay[edit]

Sunrise
  • Sunrise now creates a red glow at the horizon.
Heads-up display
  • Pressing F1 hides the HUD and the view-model from the person's view. In third person mode, pressing F1 will create a view looking back at the player's own face.

General[edit]

Menu screen
  • Changed Minecraft logo from to .

Removals[edit]

General[edit]

Distance effects
  • Due to the removal of winter mode and therefore snow, it no longer becomes visually distorted at great heights.

References[edit]

  1. The Halloween Update is out! – The Word of Notch, October 30, 2010
  2. The fireballs were using snowball texture when shot.
  3. This change occurred between the Alpha v1.2.0 preview and the full release of Alpha v1.2.0.