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Release date

April 30, 2014

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Client (.json)

14w18a is the twentieth snapshot released for 1.8.


  • Torches
    • Can now be placed on stained glass
  • Pistons & Slime Blocks
    • Slime blocks will now push and pull blocks adjacent when connected to sticky pistons.
      • Connected to normal pistons, slime blocks will only push blocks, but not pull them
      • Coded by KaboPC and Panda4994[1][2]
      • Up to 12 slime blocks connected to a piston in any arrangement can be moved as long as the following conditions are met: blocks do not disrupt the chain, non-moveable blocks are not in the way or slime blocks are not attached to the piston itself
      • Follows all the rules that pistons follow, for example blocks which can normally be moved by pistons can be moved if attached to slime blocks
      • Allows for more contraptions, from new redstone clocks, moving devices, farming etc
    • Extending a piston with a slime block on top of it will launch the entity (mobs, players, items, launched arrows etc) into the air[3]


38 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.8

  • MC-2346 – Hitbox of anvil not proportional
  • MC-3631 – Creepers float one-eighth of a block above the ground.
  • MC-9553 – Wrong rendering order of particles, hitboxes, clouds, transparent blocks and breaking animations
    • partial fix: particles only [4][5]
  • MC-31728 – Resource pack glitch on shaders
  • MC-32017 – Maps issue + Super Secret Settings
  • MC-34648 – Torch not placeable on stained glass
  • MC-36103 – Nether portal block invisible in front of another nether portal block
  • MC-47811 – The bottom texture of non-full blocks is flipped vertically

From the 1.8 snapshots

  • MC-46776 – When only a Spectator stays near mobs, they don't despawn
  • MC-48831 – "Reeds" model displays incorrectly
  • MC-48954 – When you kill invisible horse variants, the screen will turn red/black
  • MC-50073 – It is possible to change the missing block model
  • MC-50201 – Minecart glitch on rails
  • MC-50239 – Pick block on hydrated farmland gives dirt block with invalid data value (missing texture)
  • MC-50510 – Burning furnace (Block 62) has wrong inventory image
  • MC-51379 – Rails render from below, but not correctly
  • MC-51934 – Lapis-Lazuli ore pick block
  • MC-52814 – dropper spawns items inside of itself with no velocity causing them to fly everywhere

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-53370 – Any stone slabs ontop of one another creates a double stone block
  • MC-53371 – Respawn button does not work if spawnpoint is outside of the worldborder
  • MC-53375 – Sheep give other color when sheared
  • MC-53390 – Maximum value for the /worldborder command too low (30 million instead of 60 million)
  • MC-53381 – Player takes damage when world border is nearer than 179 blocks
  • MC-53401 – redstone overlay gets tinted
  • MC-53405 – Singleplayer menu: only one click loads world
  • MC-53412 – The worldborder stops the player one block further away from the center in south/east direction
  • MC-53419 – Unable to create/load new heavily customized world
  • MC-53434 – Can place blocks outside world border.
  • MC-53442/worldborder missing string: commands.worldborder.setSlowly.success
  • MC-53460 – Redstone gives off no particles when being broken
  • MC-53464 – Scrollbar in all lists act weird/unresponsively
  • MC-53493Minecraft crashes when setting FixedBiome to hell
  • MC-53514 – Lava oceans setting does not work in customized world type
  • MC-53570 – Barrier particles fight for attention
  • MC-53580 – Crafting wool/clay/glass/dog collars results in the wrong color.
  • MC-53616 – River generation dramatically increased in default world generation.
  • MC-53773 – Cannot respawn outside worldborder
  • MC-53918 – Double-clicking server in server list no longer does anything