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Release date

May 15, 2014

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Client (.json)

14w20a is the twenty-third snapshot released for 1.8.


  • Commands
    • /title
      • Can make text display on a players screen in the form of a title and/or subtitle
      • /title <player> times <fadeIn> <stay> <fadeOut>
        • Set the fade in time, the stay on screen time and the fade out time for the title
      • /title <player> title <raw json message>
        • Set and start showing the title
      • /title <player> subtitle <raw json message>
        • Set and start the subtitle
      • /title <player> clear
        • Clear titles immediately
      • /title <player> reset
        • Reset all title parameters to defaults (fade times)


  • Commands
    • /tellraw
      • Now has a selector argument
        • Allows to print player's names
        • Example: /tellraw @a {selector:"@a[team=TeamRed]"} will print everyone who is on TeamRed
        • Also works with /title
  • Caverns
    • Now generate on the surface of desert, mesa, mega taiga and mushroom biomes
  • Tab list
    • Made tab-list more consistent and a little prettier when using health display objective.
    • Now groups together teams
    • Now sorts players by name
  • Spectator mode
    • Adjusting fly speed in spectator mode now works vertically too.
  • World borders
    • If you’re stuck outside the world border, it is possible to freely fly/walk around (not possible to freely walk through the border from the inside though)
  • F3 debug screen
    • The 'Towards Positive/Negative X/Z' is back
  • Block meta data
    • Blocks no longer have bits for meta data, the freed up bits are now used for block ids (dynamically)
  • Slimes
    • "Slime sizing was moved to a post-spawn method, so the slime's canSpawn() method would report spawnability based on the initial size, not the final size. There is an added secondary check which fixes the issue."[1][2]
  • Splash
    • "Run, coward! I hunger!"
    • "Blue warrior shot the food!"
    • "Warning! A huge battleship "STEVE" is approaching fast!"
    • "Rise from your grave!"


24 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.8

  • MC-8881 – Mobs treat any layered snow as non-solid
  • MC-26203 – Scoreboard: player does not appear in sidebar after setting initial score to zero
  • MC-33084/give command at dead players
  • MC-41234 – "/summon"ed or spawned LeashKnots always spawn at 0, 0, 0
  • MC-51776 – 32000 Command block character limit only works as a 16000 character limit within Minecraft
  • MC-52881 – Knockback distance incorrect, depends on login order

From the 1.8 snapshots

  • MC-44331 – Interacting with invalid villagers crashes the game
  • MC-45303 – Surface dungeons generating without spawner, chests, and most of floor
  • MC-46765 – Leaves, Block of Redstone, TNT and Glowstone cause suffocation damage
  • MC-48442 – Mob Dungeon spawning without floor / with broken chests / overwritten spawner
  • MC-48535 – Creeper explosion animation missing if mobGriefing set to false
  • MC-49577 – Slime spawning
  • MC-50275 – Leads don't show knot on fence posts and cannot be right clicked
  • MC-50323 – Chest not openable with item frame on, standing too close
  • MC-50852/scoreboard players reset * objective clears sidebar for other scoreboard objectives
  • MC-50974 – Renamed items not displaying name in item frames after respawn
  • MC-51080 – Endermite ignore PersistenceRequired tag
  • MC-53380 – Staying outside border makes you unable to move at all
  • MC-53435 – Debug screen: Facing towards negative/Positive X/Z removed
  • MC-53469 – Sliders have incorrect values causing world to never be created (java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: n must be positive)
  • MC-54164 – footstep, hugeexplosion and largeexplode particles don't appear
  • MC-54228 – Respawning after death outside of worldborder places player at Y=256
  • MC-54381/scoreboard players operation doesn't work on a player that's not on a scoreboard, but also does work