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Minecraft 1.8 Pre-release 3 – The Bountiful Update

by Jens Bergensten on August 22, 2014

Minecraft 1.8

Pre-release 1.8-pre3 is now available and fixes the following issues:

  • [Bug MC-61844] – Creepers target Iron Golems, causing terrain damage without interaction of a player
  • [Bug MC-62066] – String duplication glitch
  • [Bug MC-66511] – Creeper's new Attack Golem AI takes priority over Avoid Ocelot/Cat
  • [Bug MC-69052] – Hang up when move out of 30,000,000
  • [Bug MC-69638] – Combined minecart explosions duplicating destroyed armor stands' items and creating ghost items

Pre-release 1.8-pre2 is now available and fixes the following issues:

  • [Bug MC-46082] – Crashes when populating a chunk with empty (void) columns
  • [Bug MC-57926] – Thrown splash potions have the colour of water
  • [Bug MC-64521] – Inverted Daylight Sensor doesn't drop anything when mined
  • [Bug MC-67626] – Item frames do not work outside 524289 x -524288 coordinates
  • [Bug MC-68718] – Placing Redstone dust on certain other objects destroy the object
  • [Bug MC-68726] – Skin is using wrong model
  • [Bug MC-68740] – Cannot Summon Fireball/WitherSkull With/Without Direction (Unable To Summon Object)
  • [Bug MC-68748] – Crash: Command "Summon SmallFireball" on Mobs!

Hello!

It’s time for us to pre-release the next major Minecraft update, the Bountiful Update! This will bring Minecraft to version 1.8, and should be officially be published in the launcher on Tuesday, September 2. This is the update that to date has taken the longest time to create (over 300 days), and is the result of many, many changes.

These changes consist of both new features, and large game structure changes such as replacing the hard-coded “block renderer” with a system that is able to read block shapes from data files, or performance enhancements such as multi-threading the client-side chunk rendering. We hope you will enjoy it!

Here’s a list of the major changes in the game:

  • Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
  • Added Slime Block
  • Added Iron Trapdoor
  • Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
  • Added the Ocean Monument
  • Added Red Sandstone
  • Added Banners
  • Added Armor Stands
  • Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
  • Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
  • Added Endermite mob
  • Added Rabbits, with item drops
  • Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
  • Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
  • Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
  • Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
  • Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
  • Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
  • Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
  • Added one new achievement
  • Added “Customized” world type
  • Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
  • Worlds can now have a world barrier
  • Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
  • Added /blockdata command
  • Added /clone command
  • Added /execute command
  • Added /fill command
  • Added /particle command
  • Added /testforblocks command
  • Added /title command
  • Added /trigger command
  • Added /worldborder command
  • Added /stats command
  • Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
  • Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
  • Added three new statistics
  • Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
  • Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
  • Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
  • Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
  • Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
  • Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
  • Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
  • Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
  • Villager trading has been rebalanced
  • Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
  • Considerable faster client-side performance
  • Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
  • Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
  • Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
  • Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
  • Tweaked the F3 debug screen
  • Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
  • Server list has been improved
  • A few minor changes to village and temple generation
  • Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
  • Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
  • Lots and lots of other changes
  • LOTS AND LOTS of other changes
  • Removed Herobrine

The pre-release is available if you have activated development versions in the launcher.

Sincerely, the Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams

@jeb_
@Dinnerbone
@_grum
@SeargeDP
@TheMogMiner
@danfrisk
@mamirm
@DMarby
@xlson

PS. If you need the default Steve? skin (oh, I wonder why…), you can download it here: steve.png

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8-pre3/minecraft_server.1.8-pre3.jar

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