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1.12 (also referred to as the World of Color Update)[1] is an update for Minecraft that was released on June 7, 2017.[2][3]

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Minecraft World of Color Update trailer

Additions

General

  • Advancements - The replacement system for Achievements that can be customized via JSON files and has a tab-based UI.
  • Narrator - Reads text in the chat, activated by pressing Ctrl+B.
  • Recipes for items can be unlocked, allowing a player to craft an item without putting the ingredients in their special combination.
  • Functions - list of commands found in the save directory.
  • Menu screen - clicking the copyright text will allow a player to see the credits.

Gameplay

  • Toolbars in Creative - Ctrl+1–9 saves the current hotbar to a list called toolbars; Lshift+1–9 loads in from the hotbar.

Commands

  • /recipe <give|take> [player] <name>
    • Unlocks/locks a certain recipe for a player in crafting.
  • /function <function>
    • Runs a function, which is a text file containing commands.
  • /reload
    • Reloads functions and more.
  • doLimitedCrafting for /gamerule
    • If enabled, limits players to only using crafting recipes discovered.
  • @s selector
    • Executes the command from the command's executor.

Mobs

  • Parrot - A flying bird mob found in Jungle Biomes.
  • Illusioner - A hostile mob that creates copies, or illusions, of itself. It does not spawn naturally.

Blocks

  • Concrete - A solid color block, which comes in the 16 different dye colors.
  • Concrete Powder - A block that is affected by gravity and turns into Concrete when it touches Water. It can also come in the 16 different dye colors.
  • Glazed Terracotta - A block which has 16 different patterns depending on the dye color used to make it.

Items

  • Knowledge Book - currently only obtainable with the command /give @p knowledge_book.
    • It contains a list of item IDs that will unlock the specified items' recipes for any player that consumes it.

Changes

General

Gameplay

  • Creative Mode - The "miscellaneous" tab was merged with the "materials" tab which is now on the bottom-left in order to make way for the "toolbars" tab.

Mobs

  • Sheep - Wool colors have been modified to be more vibrant.

Blocks

Items

Snapshots

The following is a list of 1.12 snapshots. Snapshots are the Beta tests of new Minecraft updates, but they are not guaranteed to be stable and may corrupt a player's world. Here are the snapshots as of May 19th, 2017:

17w06a, 17w13a, 17w13b, 17w14a, 17w15a, 17w16a, 17w16b, 17w17a, 17w17b, 17w18a, 17w18b, 1.12-pre1, 1.12-pre2, 1.12-pre3, 1.12-pre4, 1.12-pre5, 1.12-pre6, and 1.12-pre7.

Updates since 1.12

1.12.1

Released on August 3, 2017, this version fixed 3 bugs and updated the game credits.

1.12.2

1.12.2JavaEdition

The menu screen in 1.12.2.

1.12.2 was released on September 18, 2017, and is the first version to have the official name Minecraft: Java Edition. It also fixed 9 bugs.

Trivia

  • Mojang AB staff had already begun work on 1.12 features in December 2016 [5], and they had come up with a theme for the update as well.[6]

Gallery

References

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