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1.8.1/Development versions

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This is a list of 1.8.1 development versions.


1.8.1-pre1 is the first pre-release for 1.8.1.[1]


  • doEntityDrops - Works like doTileDrops but applies to entities instead.[2]


  • Ryan Holtz (TheMogMiner) and Michael Stoyke (Searge) are now mentioned in the credits.
  • Bows are no longer upside down when held in the inventory.
  • doTileDrops no longer affects entities.
Jack o'Lanterns
  • Changed some colors.
  • No longer run from creepers.
  • Various improvements.
Potion of Leaping
  • Can now be extended with redstone, like any other potion.
Witch huts
  • Newly generated witch huts can spawn witches on Y 64 to 71.
  • This allows for three spawning floors in witch farms.
  • Renamed "Multiplayer Settings" to "Chat Settings" from 1.5.x and lower.


64 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8.1
  • MC-3 – Player facing changes when passing through nether portals in certain cases
  • MC-1607 – Ghost End Portal in The End / Missing layer with AMD/ATI graphics cards
  • MC-6594 – Non-living entities (boats, minecarts, falling sand, item frames, paintings) drop items even if doTileDrops is set to false
  • MC-37782 – Items held by witches are too small and held incorrectly
  • MC-45537 – Cannot place buttons under stairs or slabs, or on top of upside down stairs or slabs
  • MC-46579 – Items are too high on the arm in 3rd person mode while sneaking
  • MC-48011 – Ender dragon experience drops are not affected by doMobLoot gamerule
  • MC-48130/fill replace command not filling when clicking tab
  • MC-49126 – Glowstone crystal formations are missing their bottom layers
  • MC-49538 – Achievement "Overpowered" Has Misleading Icon
  • MC-53718 – Chicken jockey riding inside chicken
  • MC-54551 – Resizing window while in Customized World Settings snaps back to Customized Settings page 1
  • MC-54707 – Command: /setblock minecraft:sign produces a confusing error message
  • MC-56574/tellraw open_url isn't showing url
  • MC-58307 – Air bubbles appear after drowning and still dead
  • MC-59216 – Unable to build iron golem and snow golem with jack o'lantern
  • MC-59360 – Levers Pop Off Non-Solid Blocks
  • MC-62140 – 2 block tall flowers generated in previous version removes the 2nd block
  • MC-62758 – Tall flowers drop two items when block below is broken
  • MC-63466Ctrl +Pick Block gives a Steve head instead of a head with the owner's skin
  • MC-64082 – Enchantment options for individual players are reset after death. KeepInventory does not have any affect
  • MC-64427/worldborder , /scoreboard and /debug with invalid arguments don't print an error message
  • MC-64773/particle auto-completion
  • MC-64846 – Cannot extend Potion of Leaping to eight minutes using redstone in a brewing stand
  • MC-65603 – Ender Dragon does not obey NoAI tag
  • MC-65834 – Snow layers placed against the side of a block are placed one block too far out
  • MC-65945 – Enderman blocks look weird when invisible
  • MC-66324/clone has incomplete syntax
  • MC-66658/kill does not tab auto-complete with a player's name
  • MC-66786 – Incorrect death message for dispensed harming potions
  • MC-66861 – when press Tab ↹ on /entitydata, players pop up
  • MC-66922 – <effect> argument in /effect does not show clear in help syntax
  • MC-68160 – Placing a colored banner on a cactus drops a black banner
  • MC-68247 – Beacon Beam disappears while looking upwards from it
  • MC-68400 – Creative Inventory vert. scrollbar changes without scrolling
  • MC-68654 – Tab Complete - /effect and /enchant
  • MC-68745/resourcepacks/ folder is not automatically created when initially starting the game
  • MC-68891 – Mobs think daylight sensor is a full block, causing them to jump while trying to get off it
  • MC-69266 – Snow layer placing behavior buggy and inconsistent
  • MC-69323 – Certain commands do not allow tab completing coordinate arguments
  • MC-69823/debug help text wrong
  • MC-69983 – Multiplayer Settings named wrongly
  • MC-69984 – The "Defaults" popup on the customized world generation options screen doesn't disable hovering over stuff behind it
  • MC-69989 – Debug worlds generate one column twice
  • MC-70054 – Rabbits don't follow players holding golden carrots or dandelions
  • MC-70111 – When a thrown enderpearl is in the air, it disappears after relogging
  • MC-70305 – "Sprint" is in the wrong category in Controls screen
  • MC-70308 – Bottom outline is missing in the Controls screen buttons
  • MC-70338 – Hopper: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space - creating debug image whilst stitching textures
  • MC-70359 – Block breaking remains when eating/blocking with a sword
  • MC-70431 – Minecraft 1.8 skin bug! (Layered skin in the right arm, is not completely shown in first person).
  • MC-70565 – When opening a chest in modded servers Minecraft crashes continuously
  • MC-70675 – End credits make no mention of Ryan Holtz (TheMogMiner) or Michael Stoyke (Searge)
  • MC-71777/achievement take taking too many achievements
  • MC-71981 – Uploading a hardcore world to Realms retains auto-ban
  • MC-72583doTileDrops affects item frames
  • MC-72868 – Mobs glitch through the ground under certain conditions
  • MC-72869 – The 'Defaults' button on the Customized world screen does not disable itself after use
  • MC-72871 – Resizing the game makes buttons on "Defaults" popup on Customized world GUI disappear
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-46809/say Not Showing Villager Entity Data if 'CustomName' Provided
  • MC-47987 – Entering a mobs view in spectator mode does not change if world is changed
  • MC-61844 – Creepers target Iron Golems, causing terrain damage without interaction of a player
  • MC-64598 – Creative search tab text becomes offset
  • MC-65276 – Bow is upside down when held


1.8.1-pre2 is the second pre-release for 1.8.1.[3]


6 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8.1
  • MC-10808 – Sprinting and breaking particles of piston arms use same particles as piston eventhough there no stone on the arms
  • MC-52717 – Placing heads / skulls break existing blocks
  • MC-72166 – Banners disappear at some angles.
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-69562 – Can't play LAN whilst offline
From the 1.8.1 development versions
  • MC-73025 – Falling blocks do not animate
  • MC-73026 – Unable to hit the ender dragon


1.8.1-pre3 is the third pre-release for 1.8.1.[4]


29 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8.1
  • MC-1279 – Slow (choppy) rotating beacon block
  • MC-3448 – Statistic screen icons messed up
  • MC-4158 – Nether portal sometimes places you a fraction of a block in the air
  • MC-4167 – EXP orbs will switch locations after a second or so from killing a mob
  • MC-6261 – Brewing stand Doesn't drop custom potions
  • MC-12013 – Experience orbs invisible for one second right after spawning
  • MC-55661 – Animals don't teleport to player when target is air block
  • MC-67437 – Lightning gives AI to witches and zombie pigman that were originally pigs and villagers that had NoAI set to 1
  • MC-68497 – Cut/Copy function updates clipboard even if nothing is selected
  • MC-71973 – Tab list headers and footers stay even when rejoining a diferent server
  • MC-72524 – Can't place buttons on top of redstone blocks
  • MC-72806 – When using /stop server executes the shutdown sequence twice (and hangs if players are online)
From the 1.7.2 development versions
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-44474 – Smooth teleportation while falling glitches player back up
  • MC-46670 – Withers trapped in a barrier box attacks barriers, killing it
  • MC-48633 – Operation, test and enable doesn't show up as options when typing /scoreboard players
  • MC-53558 – World Generator Crash when creating a custom new world (Different than others)
  • MC-53983 – Loading World on New World or loading screen disappears if the window size is changed
  • MC-54575 – Part of stair becomes invisible when placing a block near it
  • MC-54626 – Chicken jockey falls into solid block when chicken dies
  • MC-54929 – Fast creeper bug (aka Creeper Zurg Rush)
  • MC-58908/help for /worldborder not updated
  • MC-61610 – Bedrock at Y0 has wood log in it at x0 y0 z0
  • MC-64515 – Inconsistency in piston timing
  • MC-68880 – Rabbit falls through snow layers and suffocates
From the 1.8.1 development versions
  • MC-73060 – Crash: Named Ender dragon seems to have crashed me
  • MC-73061 – Realms not compatible with 1.8.1-pre1/-pre2
  • MC-73114 – Entity UUID Records Remain in Scoreboard Teams
  • MC-73123 – Entities lose scoreboard scores when in unloaded chunk


1.8.1-pre4 is the fourth pre-release for 1.8.1.[5]


  • Many optimizations.
  • Off/fancy/fast clouds.
  • Off/on entity shadows.
  • Fast/fancy now only controls leaves and rain particles.


12 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8.1
  • MC-349 – Villagers ignore data tags in trading
  • MC-954 – Air Blocks floating in Water
  • MC-1237 – Anvil GUI truncating long item names and showing garbage at the end
  • MC-25646 – Music keeps playing when putting in a disc in a jukebox and breaking it at the same time
  • MC-38372 – Sprint glitch
  • MC-58568 – Item frames with items in them do not frustum culling properly causing sevre FPS lag
  • MC-59226 – 3D-dropped items not spinning
  • MC-61587/summon Rotation
  • MC-70472 – Crash when trying to connect to a server with more than 73 characters address
  • MC-72688/execute Detect gives false positive when in different dimension
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-55767 – Unable to hide Wither Skull names
From the 1.8.1 development versions
  • MC-73147 – Can't place blocks in certain areas at certain angles


1.8.1-pre5 is the fifth pre-release for 1.8.1.[6]


4 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8.1
  • MC-61640 – Snow layers can't be placed on top of another full snow layer block
  • MC-64653/execute particle Leaves a False Particle Trail to 0,0,0
  • MC-71436 – Screen goes black when "highlighting" players in spectator mode
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-58132 – Spectator Mode Layer glitch