Seecret Updates

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The Seecret Updates were a series of ten updates released by Notch during the Infdev and Alpha development phases of Minecraft. They were named after the day of the week on which they were release: nine Friday updates were released between June 18 and September 10, 2010; the tenth update (Seecret Saturday) was released on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

Significant features – such as sneaking, minecarts, redstone, and boats among others – were introduced in these updates.

Update Version Date Features Added
Seecret Friday Update 1 [1] Infdev June 18, 2010
  • Fixed falling out of the bottom of the map (It now kills anyone who enters).
  • Tweaked the sky rendering.
  • +Big secret!
  • +Smaller secret!
Seecret Friday Update 2 [2] Infdev June 25, 2010
Seecret Friday Update 3 [3] Alpha 1.0.1 July 3, 2010
Seecret Friday Update 4 [4] Alpha 1.0.4 July 9, 2010
  • Red ore officially given the name Redstone.
  • Animated title screen
  • Winter maps, featuring:
    • Snowfall
    • Exposed land covered in a thin Snow sheet.
    • Exposed water turns to Ice
  • Sitting animation added for riding minecarts and pigs.
  • Minecart skin reverted.
  • -The bug in the mob spawn code is fixed.
  • -Breaking a Minecart while in it will no longer freeze the game.
  • -If a player rides a minecart and goes into a two block high space, no more suffocation damage is dealt.
Seecret Friday Update 5 [5] Alpha 1.0.6 July 16, 2010
  • Boats added
  • Cacti added, players are hurt while breaking them, and standing on top of them.
  • Large trees
  • Items can now be seen being held in third person.
  • Animals only spawn on grass.
  • Snowballs stack up to 16.
  • Thrown snowballs don't disappear.
  • Snow blocks only take 4 snowballs instead of 9.
  • Leaves don't disappear.
  • Fixed snow falling through snow blocks.
Seecret Friday Update 6 [6] Alpha 1.0.11 July 23, 2010
Seecret Friday Update 7 [7] Alpha 1.0.14 July 30, 2010
Seecret Friday Update 8 [8] Alpha 1.0.17 August 20, 2010
  • Fences added
  • Working day/night cycle in multiplayer.
  • Chickens, Slimes and Pigs added in multiplayer.
  • Milk buckets can be emptied.
  • Skeletons can ride Spiders (Spider Jockeys).
  • Third person view is centered again.
  • Right clicking on usable blocks makes the arm swing to match the third person animation for right clicking.
  • Chickens no longer take fall damage and now slowly glide down using their wings.
Seecret Friday Update 9 [9] Alpha 1.1.0 September 10, 2010
  • Compass added
  • Server side inventory added.
  • Server saves players' locations when they leave.
  • Experimental switch to turn on monsters in SMP.
  • Bucket of lava can be used for 100 smelts.
  • Clay is more common when a world is generated.
  • Sheep now drop between 1–3 blocks of wool when sheared instead of always dropping 2.
Secret Saturday 1 [10] Alpha 1.1.1 September 17, 2010
  • Sneaking added
  • New Paintings added
  • Ability to change mouse sensitivity added.
  • Sliders to change volume of sound and music added.
  • Fishing Rod added
  • Option to toggle FPS/debugging has been replaced with the F3 key. F3 + S reloads all web-loaded resources.
  • Smoother day-to-night and night-to-day transitions.
Secret Saturday 1 (Fix) [11] Alpha September 18, 2010
  • Attempted fix of the bugs added in Seecret Saturday Update 1.

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