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Java Edition



Release date

January 24, 2014

Snapshot for



Reuploaded client (.json)
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Protocol version


14w04b is the seventh snapshot for Java Edition 1.8, released on Janaury 24, 2014,[1] to fix some of the bugs and crashes in the 14w04a snapshot.

14w04b was reuploaded a few minutes later to fix issues with items and item frames.[2]


14 issues fixed
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-44039 – Hidden capes reappear when going through a portal.
  • MC-45041 – setblock on a tile entity with "replace" doesn't seem to work.
From the previous development version
  • MC-45082 – Skin layers appear to be off when traveling through portals.
  • MC-45238 – Minecraft 14w03b - No Anvildamage to Players in any gamemode.
  • MC-45281 – Cloned command block crashes.
  • MC-45482 – Killing a mob always gives you a rare loot (100% chance).
  • MC-45496 – Server disconnects player when player takes damage from mob.
  • MC-45516 – Furnaces stop operating between launches.
  • MC-45528 – Grass under snow doesn't have the snowy texture.
  • MC-45552 – Item frames duplicate on (re)loading.
  • MC-45605 – Item frames do not give off a signal if placed on snow.
  • MC-45628 – Monster dungeons not spawning.
  • MC-45689 – Clock not showing in item frame.
  • MC-45747 – Item frames can't be placed and already placed drop down.


  • 14w04b was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.