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Release date

July 9, 2014

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Client (.json)

14w28a is the thirty-fourth snapshot released for 1.8.[1]


  • Commands
    • /stats <entity|block> ...
      • Usage:
        • /stats entity <selector> <mode>
        • /stats block [x] [y] [z] <mode>
      • Alternative and more featureful way of interacting with CommandStats
        • Will update a scoreboard objective based on the number of entities/blocks which has been affecting the command, it updates the objective for the entity that ran the command, fake players can be used when run in a command block
        • After the mode there are currently 4 possible stats that can be updated: SuccessCount, AffectedBlocks, AffectedEntities and AffectedItems
        • For example: /stats entity @a set AffectedBlocks @a Test will update a scoreboard objective named 'Test' for all players whenever a command is performed relative to them, the objective will update by the number of blocks affected by the command since the stat was set to AffectedBlocks


  • Servers
    • Servers can now customize network compression in server.properties
  • Enchantments & Effects
    • Enchantments and effects now accept named IDs as well as numerical IDs
  • Video Settings
    • Added Alternative Block option to disable (or enable) weighted alternative block models
      • When turned off, the least complex highest priority model will always be used for each block
  • Block States
    • Chunks now use block states instead of metadata
  • Rendering
    • Improved performance with rendering
  • Many optimizations to both the server (including singleplayer) and the client
  • Cakes
    • Now have 7 slices instead of 6
    • Produce a signal for comparators to detect
      • Each slice is equivalent to 2 redstone signal strength, for a maximum of 14


43 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.8

  • MC-1532 – TNT flashing graphic when lit looks cut up and faded. / Z-fighting
  • MC-2990 – Heads, beds, and doors can't be placed where there is thin snow
  • MC-8858 – Rain goes through upside-down stairs
  • MC-13633 – Horse's jump bar appears even when the horse isn't saddled yet
  • MC-16608 – Text color in hopper and brewing stand GUI changes
  • MC-18477 – Iron golems can see and attack invisible hostile mobs
  • MC-23940 – If you sleep in a bed near a transparent block, you can get in the block
  • MC-36718 – New fragmented sentences in translation
  • MC-43984 – Normal players can use player selectors
  • MC-53166 – Horses do not convert their owner to UUID
  • MC-55490 – Spawning cows on Mooshrooms

From the 1.8 snapshots

  • MC-45046 – Player skin doesn't render at Y:254.3 or more
  • MC-45067 – Player skin (model) disappears when under -1.8 height level (void)
  • MC-45512 – Entities disappear in the void
  • MC-46674 – Tools can't break packed ice faster
  • MC-49407/effect and /enchant still uses ids
  • MC-53022 – Mobs not being targeted by team selector
  • MC-54845 – Rain particles not rendering
  • MC-55515sign.edit with §(color) changes the sign color
  • MC-56041 – Wheat sprouts revert to seed at low light level blocks at night
  • MC-56251 – "/weather rain" executed when weather is clear sets the weather to thunder
  • MC-56835 – Pressure plate /fill disappearing glitch
  • MC-56884 – Negative color crosshair when using resource pack
  • MC-58067 – Smooth & chiseled sandstone & chiseled quartz has incorrect bottom texture
  • MC-59491 – Performance on Linux server tick-rate
  • MC-59848 – Grass blocks held by Endermen have wrong texture
  • MC-59897 – Logs not generating in the right position in structures
  • MC-59996 – Falling sand entities are invisible or show a solid colored (red/green/black) texture
  • MC-60035 – Double slabs become seamless
  • MC-60039 – Server logging broken
  • MC-60077 – End Portals (end_portal_frame) has eye in it

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-60093 – Blacksmith roof slabs oriented wrong
  • MC-60126 – Pistons retract on placement as if they were powered
  • MC-60150 – Fence gates placed open
  • MC-60151 – Redstone repeaters are inverted
  • MC-60152 – Powered rail, detector rail, and activator rail are flipped when on an east/west slope
  • MC-60153 – Iron door and wood door
  • MC-60156 – Command blocks don't trigger when dispensed onto a redstone block
  • MC-60193 – Doors generating weirdly in strongholds
  • MC-60208 – Pumpkin/melon seeds fully grown when planted
  • MC-60349 – TNT spawns ignited on desert temples
  • MC-60483 – When placing fire on side of TNT it only renders on the side
  • MC-60523 – Tripwire hook block placed sound bug