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Release date

August 6, 2014

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Client (.json)

14w32a is the forty-second snapshot released for 1.8.[1]


  • Armor Stands
    • Can be used to decoratively display armor (including pumpkins, mob heads and player heads)
      • Armor can be right-clicked to be applied to the armor stand and can be applied by dispensers
      • Armor can be applied by dispensers aimed at any part of the Stand
      • Armor can be removed by right-clicking on the piece of armor you want to remove
      • Can render enchanted and dyed armor
    • Crafted using any stone-type slab and 6 sticks
    • Stacks up to 16
    • Armor stands are actually entities not blocks and can therefore can be summoned using /summon ArmorStand and put in minecarts
    • NBT tags can be used to create armor stands which are small (Small), invisible (Invisible), have arms (ShowArms), have disabled slots (DisabledSlots), have no gravity (NoGravity) and are in a preconfigured position (Pose)
  • Red Sandstone
    • Can be crafted with 4 red sand in a square
    • Can be crafted into chiseled, smooth, stair and slab forms
      • Chiseled variant has a wither pattern to complement the normal creeper pattern
      • Slabs have (like stone and sandstone) a smooth variant
      • Comes as a smooth double slab - minecraft:double_stone_slab2:8
    • Generated only in Mesa biomes at cave entrances
  • NBT tags
    • NoAI tag can be applied to entities to disable their AI.
      • Entities without AI do not attack players or move or rotate on their own, and do not despawn, they also do not respond to gravity or collision with other mobs, but can still take damage, die, and ride other entities
  • Splash
    • "This is good for realms."


  • Beacons
    • Beacon light beams color when going through stained glass and stained glass panes
      • Making it feed into multiple stained glass blocks/panes will combine the colors
  • Coarse Dirt
    • Tilling coarse dirt with a hoe will turn it to regular dirt
  • Health Bar
    • Now the health bar has a new animation for the damage, that additionally shows how many hearts a player loses


27 bugs fixed

From released versions before 1.8

  • MC-268 – "Jump Boost" does not reduce fall damage
  • MC-2911 – Gamerule commands allow parameters other than true/false
  • MC-2930 – Heart bar doesn't show how much damage is dealt to the player
  • MC-3664 – Golden carrot Creative misplacement
  • MC-3718 – Textures and effects are off when far away from the center of the map
  • MC-3818 – Playing stacked music discs in jukebox will duplicate them
  • MC-3884 – No splash sound when items dropped in water
  • MC-3995 – when i put down a sponge it wont take up the water around it
  • MC-4772 – Head items not rendered properly in 3D
  • MC-29431 – Search function returns some extra potion results
  • MC-37946 – Pick block on grassless dirt gives dirt
  • MC-48760 – Redundant code
  • MC-50039 – You only get the Overkill achievement if you deal at least 9 hearts of damage, but the description says you only need to deal 8 hearts
  • MC-50848 – Enderpearl thrown before death teleports after respawn
  • MC-58961 – Back button overlaps kick message
  • MC-64571 – Ender Dragon destroys Command Blocks

From the 1.8 snapshots

  • MC-55228 – Sandstone spawning in Mesa Biome at cave entrances
  • MC-56799 – Portals sometimes multiply by 8 twice
  • MC-58503 – Trapdoor in inventory/in the distance has white edges around holes
  • MC-60925 – Falling Sand with chest as block ID crashes the game
  • MC-61565 – Spectator mode description
  • MC-63226 – Grass block doesn't block the sunlight
  • MC-64260 – Death by lightning bolt claims players go up in flames

From the previous snapshot

  • MC-64409 – Item names are in brackets
  • MC-64472 – Crash while playing 14w31a
  • MC-64497 – Led animals cannot jump up 1 block