Snapshot 14w28a (now B) is Ready For Testing! Be Sure to Report Bugs!

UPDATE 7/10: Snapshot is now 14w28b! 


  • Servers can now customise network compression in
  • The new block model format for resource packs can be considered stable and ready to use.
  • Enchantments and effects now accept names instead of arbitrary IDs.
  • Alternative (random) block models specified by resource packs can now be disabled in Video Settings.
  • Many optimizations to both the server (including singleplayer) and the client.
  • Less bugs!
  • Compressed space and time.


  • [Bug MC-1532] – TNT Flashing Graphic when lit looks cut up and faded. / Z-fighting
  • [Bug MC-2990] – Heads, beds, and doors can't be placed where there is thin snow
  • [Bug MC-8858] – Rain goes through upside-down stairs
  • [Bug MC-13633] – Horse's jump bar appears even when the horse isn't saddled yet
  • [Bug MC-16608] – Text Color in Hopper and Brewing Stand GUI changes
  • [Bug MC-18477] – Iron golems can see and attack invisible hostile mobs
  • [Bug MC-23940] – If you sleep in a bed near a transparent block, you can get in the block
  • [Bug MC-36718] – New fragmented sentences in translation
  • [Bug MC-43984] – Normal players can use player selectors
  • [Bug MC-46674] – Tools cant break Packed Ice faster
  • [Bug MC-53022] – Mobs not being targeted by team selector
  • [Bug MC-53166] – Horses do not convert their owner to UUID
  • [Bug MC-55490] – Spawning Cows on Mooshrooms
  • [Bug MC-55515] – sign.edit with §(color) changes the sign color
  • [Bug MC-56251] – "/weather rain" executed when weather is clear sets the weather to thunder
  • [Bug MC-56884] – Negative Color Crosshair when using resource pack
  • [Bug MC-58067] – Smooth & Chiseled Sandstone & Chiseled Quartz has Incorrect Bottom Texture
  • [Bug MC-60035] – Double slabs become seamless
  • [Bug MC-60039] – Server logging broken
  • [Bug MC-60093] – Blacksmith roof slabs oriented wrong
  • [Bug MC-60126] – Pistons retract on placement as if they were powered
  • [Bug MC-60150] – Fence Gates Placed Open
  • [Bug MC-60151] – Redstone repeaters are inverted
  • [Bug MC-60152] – Powered rail, detector rail, and activator rail are flipped when on an east/west slope
  • [Bug MC-60153] – iron door and wood door
  • [Bug MC-60156] – command blocks don't trigger when dispensed onto a redstone block
  • [Bug MC-60208] – Pumpkin / Melon Seeds fully grown when planted
  • [Bug MC-60297] – Command blocks not redstone updating when placed
  • [Bug MC-60349] – TNT spawns ignited on Desert Temples
  • [Bug MC-60483] – When placing fire on side of tnt it only renders on the side
  • [Bug MC-61022] – Pumpkin stem with wrong texture

UPDATED CHANGES: Snapshot 14w28b has been released to fix lots of bugs and adds a few more optimizations.


  • [Bug MC-9473] – Unnecessary delay of "Done" button in the resource pack selection menu
  • [Bug MC-31365] – /summon and /setblock cannot specify chests, furnaces, dispensers, rails and droppers orientation
  • [Bug MC-56599] – On the /help menu it shows /clear <player>. But just "/clear" works so it should be /clear [player]
  • [Bug MC-57831] – Monsters Spawning Inside Blocks / Spawner ignoring light levels
  • [Bug MC-57973] – Dark Oak / Acacia Leaves missing texture
  • [Bug MC-58102] – Brewing stands look empty on relogging until you open them
  • [Bug MC-58444] – Item Frames Use Oak Wood Texture
  • [Bug MC-59258] – Breaking grass or tall grass can drop seeds with a missing texture
  • [Bug MC-59327] – Breaking bottom block / replacing top block of double-tall plants yields double-tall plant item
  • [Bug MC-59602] – Hoppers/Dropper can't put empty bucket in furnace / can't take water bucket out of furnace
  • [Bug MC-59852] – Certain slabs have incorrect names
  • [Bug MC-59872] – dark oak leaves have no name
  • [Bug MC-59946] – Trapdoors appear on the opposite side of where they are placed when open.
  • [Bug MC-60009] – Red mushroom block variants reversed/misnamed
  • [Bug MC-60151] – Redstone repeaters are inverted
  • [Bug MC-60814] – Giant mushroom has right texture in inventory & drop, but not when placed
  • [Bug MC-61029] – Snow layers have incorrect hitboxes
  • [Bug MC-61031] – GUI and blocks turn white when changing mipmap levels
  • [Bug MC-61043] – Ladders take up full block, cannot climb
  • [Bug MC-61058] – Tripwire stays activated, even after entities have moved away from activation zone.
  • [Bug MC-61059] – Growing crops give error about unknown property on Farmland
  • [Bug MC-61066] – Ladders accidentally get Facing from a block that is not a ladder.
  • [Bug MC-61080] – Hostile mobs despawn when changed to spectator mode
  • [Bug MC-61082] – Placing wooden slabs crash the game
  • [Bug MC-61083] – Client crashes when entering the Nether
  • [Bug MC-61091] – Minecraft starts flickering after some time
  • [Bug MC-61093] – Game Crash When Right Clicking With Empty Bucket
  • [Bug MC-61107] – crash with f3 on tripwire
  • [Bug MC-61112] – When a sign clickEvent is used to give items, the items don't show up until the world is reloaded
  • [Bug MC-61116] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property bcl{name=level, clazz=class java.lang.Integer, values=[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1
  • [Bug MC-61122] – fire_nsewu has a mis-placed face
  • [Bug MC-61125] – Tripwire not attaches to hooks visually, F3 crash
  • [Bug MC-61128] – Connection lost when connecting to server
  • [Bug MC-61140] – Slabs can't be placed next to slabs
  • [Bug MC-61148] – Invalid age set on Cocoa during generation
  • [Bug MC-61155] – Water texture bug
  • [Bug MC-61156] – Chunk distance sorter violating contact
  • [Bug MC-61163] – Clone move does not update redstone
  • [Bug MC-61167] – All the symbols on an Enchanting Table are blocks
  • [Bug MC-61216] – /setblock gives an unknown error when a block does not have 0 as a damage value
  • [Bug MC-61247] – Dropped Items Going Into the Ground
  • [Bug MC-61315] – soundEvent with no name – [Client thread/WARN]: Unable to play unknown soundEvent: minecraft:
  • [Bug MC-61340] – Vines slow you in spectator mode
  • [Bug MC-61344] – Mipmap Bugs with dragging the slider
  • [Bug MC-61354] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property bci{name=extended, clazz=class java.lang.Boolean, values=[true, false]} as it does not exist!
  • [Bug MC-61355] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property bci{name=north, clazz=class java.lang.Boolean, values=[true, false]} as it does not exist!
  • [Bug MC-61357] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property bci{name=open, clazz=class java.lang.Boolean, values=[true, false]} as it does not exist!
  • [Bug MC-61358] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property bci{name=occupied, clazz=class java.lang.Boolean, values=[true, false]} as it does not exist!
  • [Bug MC-61359] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property bcj{name=half, clazz=class auu, values=[top, bottom]} as it does not exist!
  • [Bug MC-61360] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property bcj{name=variant, clazz=class ati, values=[dirt, coarse_dirt, podzol]} as it does not exist!
  • [Bug MC-61361] – Heads and skulls do not stay with the players face when shifting
  • [Bug MC-61371] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot set property bck{name=facing, clazz=class ei, values=[down, up, north, south, west, east]} to null on block
  • [Bug MC-61372] – Crash by moving half slabs with pistons
  • [Bug MC-61409] – When an activated Tripwire Hook is deactivated, it keeps sending redstone pulse.
Quote from Mojang

We’re starting to enter the last phase of our development cycle for 1.8, and so we’ll be focusing on finalizing features, fixing bugs and optimizing the game over the next few weeks as we draw a little closer to something we’d like to eventually consider releasable. Todays snapshot is one such example, bringing (hopefully) some big optimizations to the server and client, a few less bugs to worry about, and a handful of hugs in their place.


Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to If nobody reports a bug, it will end up in 1.8, and then everyone will complain that it wasn't reported!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar:

Report bugs here:

Minecraft issue tracker!



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