Java Edition 14w11a

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14w11a
Edition

Java Edition

Type

Snapshot

Release date

March 13, 2014

Snapshot for

1.8

Download

Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version

14

14w11a is the seventeenth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.8.

Additions[edit]

Mobs[edit]

Endermite
  • Appearance is similar to a silverfish's appearance, except they are purple and emit ender particles.
  • Endermen are hostile towards them.
  • Sometimes spawn in place of an enderman teleporting away.
  • Despawn after 2 minutes.
  • Spawn with a 5 percent chance when an ender pearl lands.
  • Not yet completed – endermites may have something to do with dragon eggs.[1]

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

General
  • Now internally use states instead of metadata.
  • Metadata will still be used for a while.
  • Block states of the block being looked at will now be displayed on the debug screen - Examples: redstone, door.
  • Internally, metadata no longer needs to be calculated out of the 4-bit data value, instead, the values of specified properties can now be easily gotten and set.
Block models
  • Converted fence gates, brewing stands.
  • Lighting now works with models (most models for some users).
Graphics
  • Dropped items now face the player in all three directions on fast graphics.
Fence gates
  • Show two holes in their item icon.

Mobs[edit]

Creepers, skeletons, witches, zombies, zombie pigmen
  • now run away from exploding creepers.
Endermen
  • Walks slightly faster.
Silverfish
  • Will occasionally before moving again (similar to most mobs).
Slime
  • Seem to jump a bit more randomly.

Non-mob entities[edit]

Minecarts
  • Changed minecart physics.
    • Minecarts now go faster and farther.
    • Improved collision and position handling.
    • Minecarts can derail at corners if going too fast, as well as refuse to go uphill.
Minecart with Furnace
  • They now give a much greater boost to other minecarts.
  • When powered, they can move on non-powered rails without decelerating.
Minecart with TNT
  • Minecart with TNT explosions no longer stack.

General[edit]

Debug screen
  • On the right hand side, a display shows up if you are looking at a block, giving various pieces of information and NBT data about it.
  • Looking at a door and redstone shows you the state of the block.
    • Door: which way it is facing, if it is open, which half you are looking at, if it is powered, and what side the hinge is.
    • Redstone: power direction (up, down, side, none) for all compass directions (north, south, east, west) and power level.
  • Not 100% complete, data for a lot of blocks still missing.

Fixes[edit]

6 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8
  • MC-36822 – Minecart with command block merging.
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-47695 – Minecart hitbox is too tall.
  • MC-50413 – Custom UUIDLeast/UUIDMost pair yields error.
From the previous development version

Gallery[edit]

Pictures of fix to in block faces.[3]

Trivia[edit]

  • 14w11a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.

References[edit]