1.12 - The World of Color Update

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

File:Minecraft World of Color Update trailer
Java Edition version history

Additions[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

Commands[edit | edit source]

  • /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[edit | edit source]

  • Illusioner - A hostile mob that creates copies, or illusions, of itself. It does not spawn naturally.

Blocks[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
File:Glazed Terracotta.gif
  • Glazed terracotta - A block which has 16 different patterns depending on the dye color used to make it.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Achievements have been removed, and replaced with advancements.
  • Materials tab merged with the Miscellaneous tab in Creative mode.
  • Minecraft now uses Java 8, and it is now required to run the game.[3]
    • As a result, the splash text "Now Java 6!" has been changed to "Now Java 8!"

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

Blocks[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

Snapshots and subsequent updates[edit | edit source]

There were eleven snapshots and seven pre-releases for 1.12.

1.12.1[edit | edit source]

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

1.12.2[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • Mojang Studios staff had already begun work on 1.12 features in December 2016,[4] and they had come up with a theme for the update as well.[5]
  • A contest was held on Reddit in early 2017, where users could submit pictures of "colorful builds" which could be featured in the next Minecraft trailer.[6]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]