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Java Edition



Release date

July 9, 2014

Snapshot for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


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


Command format[]

/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.



  • 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.


Enchantments & Effects
  • Enchantments and effects now accept named IDs as well as numerical IDs.


Block states
  • Chunks now use block states instead of metadata.
Performance & rendering
  • Improved performance with rendering.
  • Many optimizations to both the server (including singleplayer) and the client.
  • Servers can now customize network compression in server.properties.
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.


  • The chance of a killer bunny spawning was reduced from 1/1000 to 1/2500



Distance effects


43 issues 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 a player sleeps in a bed near a transparent block, said player 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 development versions
  • 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 development version
  • 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.


  • 14w28a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.


  1. "The 14w28a snapshot is now available"@SeargeDP (Michael Stoyke) on Twitter, July 9, 2014