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Release date

January 30, 2014[1]

Snapshot for



Client (.json)

14w05a is the eighth snapshot released for 1.8.


  • Spectator game mode
    • Usage: /gamemode spectator, /gamemode sp or /gamemode 3
    • No interaction with the world
      • Player can move through any entity or block without interfering with it (commonly referred to as 'noclip' or as if in the Far Lands because they have fake chunks)
      • Collecting or using items is impossible, as is placing, destroying or interacting with blocks in any way
        • A bug in this version allows the selected item from the hotbar to be dropped
      • Viewing inventories and GUIs is possible, but it is not possible to interact with them
        • The Heads-up display is disabled, except for the crosshairs when looking at a mob.
      • Player selectors (in commands) will target spectators
        • Using /give on a spectator will cause the item(s) to drop at their location.
      • Spectators are not noticed by mobs, and do not trigger spawners or spawning
        • A spectator's presence keeps a mob from despawning
      • Only the Void and /kill can damage a spectator
    • Flying mode
      • Landing is not possible—the player can fly through the ground
      • The mouse scroll wheel, the sprint key, and the slowness and swiftness effects all affect the flying speed
    • First-person view through another player or mob's eyes
      • Left-clicking an entity locks the player's position and camera to the entity's
      • The spectator cannot control where the entity moves or looks
      • Certain mobs have different vision
        • Creeper applies the new creeper.json shader
        • Endermen applies the invert.json shader
        • Spider and Cave Spider apply the new spider.json shader
      • Viewing oneself using F5 shows the entity
      • Pressing the Dismount key (⇧ Shift by default) returns the player to flying mode
    • Viewing privileges
      • Spectators can see other spectators
        • Appear as a translucent disembodied head
        • The selected item from the hotbar is also visible
      • Invisible players and mobs appear visible, but translucent
  • Barriers
    • Acts like a solid block but is completely transparent
      • Can transfer redstone signals and allows blocks to be placed on it
    • Invincible like bedrock
    • Can be obtained using /give @p minecraft:barrier
    • Uses lava texture for breaking particles
  • Shaders
    • creeper.json
      • Shows the world in pixelated shades of green, similar to green.json
      • Is applied when you use spectator mode on a creeper
    • spider.json
      • A segmented-eyes effect
      • Is applied when you use spectator mode on a spider
  • Splashes
    • pls rt
    • Do you want to join my server?
    • Put a little fence around it!
    • Throw a blanket over it!
    • One day, somewhere in the future, my work will be quoted!
    • Now with additional stuff!
    • Extra things!


  • Copying written books
    • Copying written books will now mark them as copies/copies of copies
    • The copying status of a book (i.e. original, copy of original or copy of a copy) is denoted in a separate line in the tooltip, beneath the author's name
    • Copies of copies cannot be copied
  • Activator rail
    • Powered activator rails will now shake minecarts, causing riders to dismount
  • Debug screen
    • Text now has a background.
    • Replaced x, y, z, b, bl and other labels with more understandable labels.
    • "Light" is now the light levels at feet, not eyes.
    • Currently missing LC value.
  • GUI code
    • Improvements to allow "cooler things"[2]
  • End Portal (block)
    • Inventory image is now the Missing Texture block instead of the Nether Portal.
  • Armor
    • Armor no longer gets colored when mobs/players are hurt


15 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.8

  • MC-9752 – The command block will detect players who are dead, but have not yet hit re spawn
  • MC-38944 – Joining Realms World "Cancel" Button Mis-Placed

From the 1.8 snapshots

  • MC-44521@a, @e, and any UUID references work incorrectly after a player dies.
  • MC-45041/setblock on a tile entity with "replace" doesn't seem to work
  • MC-45050/fill … skull | Hitbox Bug
  • MC-45159 – Blocks with tile entities don't get removed when you clone / fill an airblock to their position.
  • MC-45239/clear @a does not work in Minecraft 14w03b
  • MC-45453 – Items & Blocks placed in item frames are rendered incorrectly
  • MC-45470 – Items don't render on the ground properly
  • MC-45478 – Pre-snapshot14w04a villagers break crops but don't replant them
  • MC-45492 – Transparent blocks are much darker
  • MC-45554 – Two tall flowers variants are not generating.

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-45764 – Map will not show in item frame
  • MC-45795 – Villagers can not place or pick up any crops
  • MC-45847/summon Villager Farmer NBT tag canPickUpLoot will default to 0