UPDATE: Snapshot 14w29b is Ready For (Enhanced Graphical) Testing!


Quote from Mojang

We can never be sure if bending space around time is the right approach until we get feedback from you on the 14w29b snapshot that bends time around space instead.

We do that by using the newly implemented threaded render batch system. That’s a lot a fancy sounding words, so if you don’t know what that means, it should improve performance even more. Or crash horribly. But without your feedback, we’ll never know which one is true.


This snapshot contains a lot of optimizations specifically targeting render performance. If your system supports it, you can select VBO in the video setting. This enables Vertex Buffer Objects and should increase your fps by 5% to 10% on average. Please report on performance changes (if any) this new setting gives you! It can help greatly in optimizing Minecraft's performance!

Last week, Mojang compressed time and space, that did not work too well for the snapshot. So this week, they tried something else, and bent space around time. Apart from these highly experimental changes, the following things were..."adjusted"...


  • Bug MC-71 – Mobs don't spawn next to water streams if the x and z coordinates are negative
  • Bug MC-267 – Potion effect status doesn't show If the inventory was open when it was cast upon the player.
  • Bug MC-393 – Starvation prevents sleeping in bed on peaceful.
  • Bug MC-404 – Viewing a map while invisible still shows both hands holding it
  • Bug MC-455 – Standing on exact X.0 Z.0 coordinates prevents breaking/placing block in North West
  • Bug MC-486 – Zombies and Skeletons don't burn on slabs
  • Bug MC-506 – You can make smooth sandstone into smooth sandstone
  • Bug MC-665 – Minecarts and TNT are not moved by water currents
  • Bug MC-676 – Signs and chests do not display cracking animation
  • Bug MC-49041 – Teleporting with rotation might twist your head
  • Bug MC-53033 – Unable to disable nameTagVisilibity for someone in spectator mode
  • Bug MC-57516 – CanPickUpLoot and CustomNameVisible not Working
  • Bug MC-59052 – Cannot add fake players or named entities to scoreboard teams
  • Bug MC-59602 – Hoppers/Dropper can't take water bucket out of furnace
  • Bug MC-59634 – You get the message "Your game mode has beed updated" even when sendCommandFeedback = false
  • Bug MC-59946 – Iron trapdoors appear on the opposite side of where they are placed when open (east/west orientation)
  • Bug MC-60279 – Detector rails render as unpowered, even when powered
  • Bug MC-61033 – Particle command don't work
  • Bug MC-61451 – Frame-rate drop in 14w28b
  • Bug MC-61453 – /title command writing errors on the server log
  • Bug MC-61505 – Mob Spawners count min/max spawn delay with a rate of 10 instead of 1
  • Bug MC-61519 – Chests that should be oriented east/west are oriented north in desert temples
  • Bug MC-61577 – CommandStats are not used when a command sign is right-clicked by non-OPs
  • Bug MC-61586 – Client freezes for ~1 second in multiplayer when opacity of a block changes next to unloaded chunk
  • Bug MC-61666 – cannot setblock or fill ender chests
  • Bug MC-61711 – Sidebar Scoreboard shows the lowest scores and not the best when hitting the limit of the sidebar
  • [Bug MC-62116] – Players loses CommandStats{} after Death
  • [Bug MC-62134] – #players are taking up space on the sidebar display

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, the creepers win the game!

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. <<<




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