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Release date

May 8, 2014

Snapshot for



Client (.json)

14w19a is the twenty-second snapshot released for 1.8.



  • World border
    • The warning, a red-colored aura seen when within a certain distance of the world border
      • Only visible on Fancy graphics
      • Outside the border, the warning is at full strength
      • Inside the border, the warning gradually gets stronger as the player approaches the border
      • If the border is stationary, the warning is first seen as the player passes the warning distance, default 5 blocks from the player's location
      • If the border is shrinking quickly enough, the warning will be first visible at the warning time, default 15 seconds from the player's location
    • New options
      • /worldborder damage <buffer|amount>
        • buffer (default 5) is the distance (in blocks) into the barrier before a player starts to become damaged
        • amount (default 0.2) is the amount (per block) of damage a player will take, for each block-distance the player is past the barrier's buffer
      • /worldborder warning <time|distance>
        • time (default 15) is the advance notice given (in seconds) to a player, using the red warning, that a shrinking world border is approaching their location
        • distance (default 5) is the distance (in blocks) at which the red warning will start to appear, as a player approaches the barrier
    • The border in the Nether is now the same size as that of the Overworld
    • Portals
      • Traveling to the Nether will now not create new portals outside the boundary
      • It is still possible to emerge at an existing portal outside the boundary
  • Spectator mode
    • Spectators now have a UI to teleport to other players
      • Activated by mouse middle-click, or pressing a number key
    • When more than 8 players are available to choose, the sides will be replaced by arrows
    • When teams are set up, teams can be selected individually to only display that team's players
    • Both number keys and the 'pick block'-button together with the scroll wheel can be used to control the interface
    • Teleportation works across dimensions
      • "Far from complete"
  • Pistons & Slime blocks
    • Slime blocks can now push entities sideways and downwards when attached to a piston
      • When they are on the ground, entities are pushed less


5 bugs fixed

From the 1.8 snapshots

  • MC-51109mob_spawner.json is missing
  • MC-53555 – Portal in Nether was set outside the border
  • MC-53557 – World Border stops growing / shrinking when you exit and re-enter a world
  • MC-54125/worldborder set 100 10 says "10000 seconds" instead of 10
  • MC-54358 – Sticky piston break unmovable blocks, such as saplings, crops, leaves, liquids, melons and pumpkins when pulled