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Beta 1.8-pre2


Release date

September 13, 2011

Pre-release for

Beta 1.8



Other editions of 1.8-pre2

Beta 1.8-pre2 is the second pre-release for Beta 1.8.



  • Abandoned mineshafts
    • Their density is now halved
  • Strongholds
    • Increased stronghold count to three per map instead of one
  • Swords
    • Blocking now works in SMP
  • Creative inventory
    • Some of the missing blocks are now on the creative selection screen
  • Creative
    • You can no longer eat in creative
  • Drops
    • Chickens and cows killed by burning now drop their cooked meat
  • Squid
    • Squid now drop experience orbs when killed
  • Options
    • "Generated Structures" is now on by default
  • Bone meal
    • You can now use bone meal on pumpkin and melon seeds
    • Huge mushrooms can only be made if a mushroom is planted on grass or dirt
  • Cracked and mossy stone bricks now drop themselves instead of regular stone bricks.
  • Fog
    • Adjusted fog strength at low altitudes to be less extreme
  • Other
    • F6 and F7 working as a result of left-in debug code is now removed
  • Fog key mapped to F


7 bugs fixed

  • Fixed endermen having client-side problems in SMP
  • Sprinting with right-click or sneaking is now fixed
  • Fixed furnace tile entity crash
  • Fixed leaving the crafting table with items on the grid creating phantom blocks
  • Fixed SSP chunk memory leak
  • Fixed vines and leaves no crashing the game when placed in the Nether
  • Fixed farmlands rejecting melon and pumpkin seeds