Java Edition 14w03a

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Java Edition



Release date

January 16, 2014

Snapshot for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


14w03a is the fourth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.8.


Command format[edit]

  • Clones all the blocks (not entities) from a given area to a different given area.
  • Up to 4096 blocks can be copied.
      • The clone can be masked or replace - replace will copy every block, masked will only copy non-air blocks.
    • Usage: /clone <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <z2> <x> <y> <z> [mode].
    • Example: /clone 1001 3 1002 1011 3 992 1001 5 992 masked.
  • Fills a given volume with a specified block.
  • Up to 4096 blocks can be filled.
    • oldBlockHandling works like with /setblock, but with additional options: hollow to only fill the outer layer of blocks and fill the inner part with air, outline to fill the outer layer of blocks and ignore the inner part.
  • Works similarly to /setblock
    • Usage: /fill <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <z2> <TileName> [dataValue] [oldBlockHandling] <dataTag>.
    • Example: /fill 1001 3 1002 1011 5 992 wool 6 replace.
  • logAdminCommands
    • If set to false, will prevent all command blocks from outputting to the client console.
    • If used on a server, it will also not log player executed commands in the server's log.
  • Players will still see other players' executed commands in chat.



Player heads
  • No longer only one layer.


Iron golems
  • Now only drops iron ingots when killed by the player, either through combat or potions, or player-activated mechanisms such as manually lit TNT.
  • If killed without player intervention, only drops poppies.
Zombie Pigmen
  • Now only drops gold nuggets and rare drops when killed by the player, either through combat or potions, or player-activated mechanisms such as manually lit TNT.
  • If killed without player intervention, only drops rotten flesh.

World generation[edit]

Desert temples
  • Now spawn with cobblestone under the gravel pathways.

Command format[edit]

  • Now supports rotation arguments.
    • Example: /tp @p ~ ~ ~ ~20 ~40 teleports the player so that they face 20 degrees to the right and 40 degrees downwards.
Target selectors
  • Now supports cubic areas.
    • Example: @e[x=0,y=0,z=0,dx=10,dy=10,dz=10] gets all entities between 0,0,0 and 10,10,10.
  • The radius value in selectors is now based on the block center.
    • A radius of 0 works for exact block positions.


Item tooltips
  • Now shows the internal name for use in commands (F3+H mode).


Block IDs
  • NBT data in commands can now use block/item names in place of numerical IDs.
  • Old IDs still work, but are being phased out slowly.
  • Other occurrences of blocks/items now need to be named IDs.
  • Regular IDs in commands no longer work. /give [player] 1 is now /give [player] stone.
F3 hotkeys
  • F3 + D : Clear chat history (including previously typed commands).
Skin customization
  • Uses a char.png file with new layout and new dimensions.
    • Dimensions for the file are now 64x64.
  • Right and left arms and legs are now editable independently.
  • The hat layer is now full-body, can be transparent.
    • Overlays for arms, legs, head, and body are called sleeves, pants legs, hat, and jacket respectively.
  • Backwards compatible with older skins.
    • Old skins still work, but do not have the new features.
    • New skins when used in pre-14w02a versions act like old skins.
  • New "Skin Customization" button in the options menu.
    • Cape visibility is now toggled from here.
    • Players can toggle the visibility of overlays, independent for each limb/body part.


14 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8
  • MC-14671 – 1-Tick pulse sustaining with repeaters.
  • MC-26572 – Mob/player head blocks don't render the hat layer.
  • MC-34919Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Rendering screen.
  • MC-36494/setworldspawn does not update compass.
  • MC-42312 – Range with command blocks subtly messed up.
  • MC-44881 – Command block custom radius.
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-44389 – Leaves not changing color depending on biome.
  • MC-44556/clear doesn't clear items in armor slot (NPE).
  • MC-44684 – 14w02a teleporting changes cause side effects to endermen teleportation.
From the previous development version
  • MC-44618 – Spawn point @a/@p/@r not working.
  • MC-44758 – CommandBlock @ selectors are offcentered.
  • MC-44785 – r=65536 in command block doesn't work anymore.
  • MC-44824Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Rendering Block Entity.
  • MC-44848Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Unexpected error.


  • 14w03a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.