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Release date

March 13, 2014

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14w11a is the seventeenth snapshot released for 1.8.


  • Mobs
    • Added Endermite.
      • Appearance is similar to a silverfish's appearance, except they are purple and emit ender particles.
      • Endermen are hostile towards them.
      • Will sometimes spawn in place of an Enderman teleporting away.
      • Will despawn after 2 minutes.
      • Will spawn with a 5 percent chance when an Ender pearl lands.
      • Not yet completed - endermites may have something to do with dragon eggs [1]
        • Model will be changed in the next Snapshot [2]


  • Changed minecart physics
    • Minecarts now go faster and farther
    • Improved collision and position handling
    • Minecarts can derail at corners if going too fast, as well as refuse to go uphill
Minecart with Furnace
  • They now give a much greater boost to other minecarts
  • When powered, they can move on non-powered rails without decelerating
Minecart with TNT
  • Minecart with TNT explosions no longer stack.
Fence Gates
  • Show two holes in their item icon.
Mob AI
  • Silverfish will stop occasionally before moving again (similar to most mobs)
  • Slimes seem to jump a bit more randomly
  • Witches, skeletons, zombies, zombie pigmen and creepers now run away from exploding creepers
  • Endermen walk slightly faster
Debug screen
  • On the right hand side, a display shows up if you are looking at a block, giving various pieces of information and NBT data about it.
  • Looking at a door and redstone shows you the state of the block
    • Door: which way it is facing, if it is open, which half you are looking at, if it is powered, and what side the hinge is
    • Redstone: power direction (up, down, side, none) for all compass directions (north, south, east, west) and power level
  • Not 100% complete, data for a lot of blocks still missing
  • Now internally use states instead of metadata
  • Metadata will still be used for a while
  • Block states of the block being looked at will now be displayed on the F3 menu - Examples: redstone, door
  • Internally, metadata no longer needs to be calculated out of the 4 bit data value, instead the values of specified properties can now be easily gotten and set
Block models
  • Converted fence gates, brewing stands
  • Lighting now works with models (most models for some users)
  • Dropped items now face the player in all three directions on fast graphics


Pictures of fix to in block faces [3]


6 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.8

  • MC-36822 – Minecart with command block merging

From the 1.8 snapshots

  • MC-47695 – Minecart hitbox is too tall
  • MC-50413 – Custom UUIDLeast/UUIDMost pair yields error

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-50452 – Rails don't render from below
  • MC-50838 – Entity UUID WitherSkull
  • MC-50904 – ender man acting weird