Minecraft 1.12 Pre-Release 2

One step closer to 1.12!

We're so close to 1.12 now that we feel like it's time for a pre-release! We expect to have at least another pre-release next week, but if all goes well and no critical bugs are found then a full release is fairly imminent!

Changes in 1.12 pre-release 2

  • Added new advancements: "A furious cocktail", "Postmortal", "Subspace Bubble", "Uneasy Alliance"
  • Advancement trees are now centered in the UI
  • Technical: Optimized the recipe book
  • Technical: Items & entities in advancements have an extra "nbt" field (string nbt, like in commands)
  • Technical: Entities in advancements have an extra "effects" and "location" field
  • Technical: Added new "effects_changed", "used_totem", "nether_travel" advancements triggers
  • Technical: Removed "commands" from advancement rewards
  • Technical: Removed "arbitrary_player_tick" advancement trigger
  • Technical: Added "function" to advancement rewards
  • Technical: Added new "function" system, plaintext files in world/data/functions/namespace/file.txt
  • Technical: Functions are a list of commands, one line per command, with //comment (or #comment) support
  • Technical: Added new "/function namespace:file" command
  • Technical: Added new gamerule "gameLoopFunction", a function to be executed once per tick
  • Technical: Added "hidden" field to advancement display info, defaults to false
  • Fixed bug MC-11240 - Ignited TNT can be set on fire by a Flame Bow.
  • Fixed bug MC-50166 - Game states that "The block couldn't be placed" when using /setblock to place air in a space occupied by a tile entity, despite working
  • Fixed bug MC-95367 - Tamed dog, cat or parrot in a minecart teleports to a player (not visually)
  • Fixed bug MC-96555 - Wolves, ocelots and parrots can teleport in all non-full cube blocks near owner including path, lava, fire...
  • Fixed bug MC-100468 - Dogs, cats and parrots teleport to player despite being in a boat (yet not visually)
  • Fixed bug MC-111699 - Can't rename stacked items
  • Fixed bug MC-111744 - Anvil outputs only 1 item when renaming
  • Fixed bug MC-113380 - Concrete powder won't turn into concrete when replacing water
  • Fixed bug MC-113434 - The color of white wool sheep is light grey
  • Fixed bug MC-114235 - Concrete powder texture is not randomly rotated
  • Fixed bug MC-114534 - Beacon beam is darker than it should be
  • Fixed bug MC-115070 - Issue with crafting table UI on non-16:9 instances
  • Fixed bug MC-115206 - Parrots stare at bats over 30 blocks away, through the ground
  • Fixed bug MC-115460 - Recipe advancements for yellow dye have reversed unlock conditions
  • Fixed bug MC-115813 - Old (non-dyed) beds are invisible
  • Fixed bug MC-116024 - Pre-17w15a beds become red if in-world but white in chests
  • Fixed bug MC-116459 - Parrots suffocate when getting in a bed with a solid block behind it
  • Fixed bug MC-116760 - @a selector doesn't work with the /recipe command in multiplayer
  • Fixed bug MC-116945 - Knowledge book gives recipe before removing itself from inventory causing unexpected advancement behavior
  • Fixed bug MC-116957 - Advancement doesn't get revoked when /reload is quickly executed afterwards
  • Fixed bug MC-116963 - Changing dimension prints debug message in log
  • Fixed bug MC-116964 - Parrots sometimes run in circles instead of pathfinding normally.
  • Fixed bug MC-117001 - Serious dedication challenge is granted when breaking any tool
  • Fixed bug MC-117007 - milk_bucket can't trigger consume_item of advancements
  • Fixed bug MC-117008 - Vines under trapdoors block them
  • Fixed bug MC-117015 - Glass panes & iron bars no longer connect to glass
  • Fixed bug MC-117019 - Tripwire hooks break off of backs and sides of stairs upon receiving a block update
  • Fixed bug MC-117036 - 17w18b Crafting book glitch
  • Fixed bug MC-117063 - Snow layers on barriers
  • Fixed bug MC-117069 - Door in Recipe Book when hold click shows the trapdoor recipe
  • Fixed bug MC-117118 - Levers / buttons placed on the trapdoor are dropped if pressed
  • Fixed bug MC-117160 - Parrots follow and watch invisible mobs
  • Fixed bug MC-117161 - Parrots imitate silent mobs
  • Fixed bug MC-117167 - Error message for player advancement data containing only "null" calls advancements "achievements"
  • Fixed bug MC-117211 - Crash upon crafting without accessing recipe book first
  • Fixed bug MC-117302 - Recipe book GUI is incorrectly placed when resizing window to show / not show overlapping recipe book
  • Fixed bug MC-117235 - Items are still placed in crafting grid after one stack reached the maximum stack size invalidating recipe and deleting items
  • Added some new bugs!

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