Java Edition Infdev 20100327

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Minecraft Infdev
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Java Edition

Release date

March 27, 2010


Client (.json)



A version of Minecraft Infdev was released on March 27, 2010.[1]


  • The game now automatically saves while playing.
  • The Far Lands generate 12,550,824 blocks away on the X and Z axes.


  • The terrain generator has been revamped.
  • The level format has been updated from the Indev level format to the Alpha level format.
  • The world saving interface has been revamped. It is now identical to the system seen in Alpha through early Beta.
  • The player dying causes the contents of their inventory to drop, and respawns the player at the starting location, rather than forcing the player to reload the last save.
  • The player no longer starts with any items in new worlds.
  • The "generate new level..." button has been replaced with a "single player" button which opens a world selection screen, in which worlds can be loaded, created, and deleted. The "load level.." button has been replaced with a "multi player" button, although it is always grayed out.
  • Furnaces now smelt faster. (4 seconds per item instead of 8)



  • Naturally-generated places that do not have direct exposure to the sky (e.g. cliff overhangs) are completely dark until given a light/block update.
  • The top of the map is only lit by the sky and causes crashes.[verify]
  • After dying, the player's body remains lying where they died. The body can be pushed around and still has the idle animation, as if it were still alive.
  • After loading an existing world, ores and trees regenerate if the conditions are correct (e.g. the place where ore would generate is filled with stone).
  • Wheat crops, fire, farmland, torches and saplings preserve their data values in the occupied space, resulting in newly-placed blocks to take on the data value of the block previously occupying that space allowing for any block from this version to obtain a damage value between 0-15. (Though the item form has to be obtained with silk touch in a later version.)
  • Containers (i.e. chests and furnaces) sometimes do not save.
    • They require a chunk update in their chunk to update
  • The Far Lands now generate.
  • When generating a new world, the game may stop responding on some laptops.


  • The game's performance no longer drastically degrades progressively.


  • As a result of this version being the first to use the Alpha level format, this is also the first version of Minecraft which you could start a world in and continue playing on it in the latest version of the game (albeit with extra format conversions).