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Release date

July 30, 2014

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14w31a is the forty-first snapshot released for 1.8.[1]

This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.


  • Banners
    • Added missing upward gradient and right solid half patterns, upside-down diagonal halves, bottom half, and right half
    • Changed the name of existing patterns according to Vexillology
    • Can be used as fuel in furnaces
  • Rabbits
    • Now take fall damage
    • Now have sounds
      • Have 'hurt', 'death', 'hop', and 'idle' sounds
        • The 'hop' and 'idle' sounds are barely audible
    • Changed model
      • Added tail
  • Daylight sensors
    • Can be inverted with a right click
      • Reaches full strength at the opposite time than it would when set to normal
      • This can allow for a light that turns on at night rather than day without the need of a NOT gate
  • World border
    • The time parameter of the worldborder size changing can now be larger
    • Only players get damage outside of the world border
  • Commands
    • /debug
      • Can now be run in single player
      • New arguments for debug /debug <start|stop|chunk> [<x> <y> <z>]
      • x/y/z are required and valid only for chunk mode
      • May be removed, as the command was supposed to be dev only[2]
  • Melons & Ladders
    • Mined faster using axes
  • Trading
  • Optimizations
    • Threaded mob pathfinding
    • More optimizations
  • Cobblestone stairs
    • Renamed "Stone Stairs" to "Cobblestone Stairs"
  • Maps
    • Zoomed maps now snap to a grid rather than being centered on the original map
  • Inventory
  • Items which have been renamed will have their tooltips displayed as italic when highlighted, rather than just being straight.[3]



56 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8
  • MC-129 – Chunks not loading surface, revealing caves, etc.
  • MC-1831 – Incorrect fire charge noise
  • MC-2053 – Inconsistent door texture
  • MC-2071 – Pausing the Game or opening any GUI in a nether portal does not work
  • MC-3100 – Stone stairs are named incorrectly. They should be called cobblestone stairs
  • MC-5206 – Renamed items' name isn't shown in italic or coloured on item switching
  • MC-5585 – The Ender Dragon is not affected by the Sharpness and Power enchantment
  • MC-5991 – Hoppers use wood sounds for placing / breaking
  • MC-6773 – Renaming a slime or magma cube, once it splits it no longer has its custom name
  • MC-7443 – Temporary floating minecart by pistons
  • MC-7807 – Thrown eggs look like snowballs when hitting something
  • MC-9275 – TNT is not ignited when right-clicked by a fire charge
  • MC-9406 – Underwater effect on held item at high aspect ratios
  • MC-9664 – Blaze / ghast fireballs can make fire with MobGriefing off
  • MC-9806 – No name color when using /say
  • MC-11651 – UTF-8 domaine name support
  • MC-15084 – Leads not dropping when a leashed mob is killed
  • MC-15707 – Wild and hostile wolves can be leashed
  • MC-17035 – Can teleport dead and unrespawned player
  • MC-17047 – Placing heads doesn't cause block updates
  • MC-19702 – Wither armor has wrong texture
  • MC-24778 – Opening and closing sound bug
  • MC-29518 – "stat.damageTaken" and "stat.damageDealt" track # of hits vs # of hp damage
  • MC-29559 – 2 block tall grass/fern does not produce seeds when broken
  • MC-30589 – Item frame only drops item upon explosion
  • MC-33558 – Agro tags don't work with neutral mobs that have new AI
  • MC-35617 – Cactus has incorrect inventory image
  • MC-36639 – Zoomed out maps do not properly align.
  • MC-37661 – DataTag parsing/escaping issue
  • MC-39825 – Floating anvil using TNT
  • MC-43010 – Non-standard texture resolutions cause rendering errors with mipmap
  • MC-44597Unable to play unknown soundEvent: minecraft:mob:witch.idle
  • MC-50176 – Asterisk as name for score chat component not effective as translatable argument
  • MC-51655 – Ladders don't break faster with an axe
  • MC-53215 – TNT destruction nerfed
  • MC-54584 – Crash when creating an item with an AttributeModifier with an Operation of > 2
  • MC-58322 – Connecting to server that uses resource pack displays "Texture pack"
  • MC-64287 – Incorrect display for Failed to Login screen
  • MC-64851 – Getting off of Horse while jumping makes you fly (In Creative)
  • MC-65060 – Heads
  • MC-44413 – Villagers no longer trade xp bottles with you
  • MC-46051 – Item frame block/item entities are lit incorrectly
  • MC-46365 – Server crash when pushing villager through nether portal
  • MC-46460 – Spectators show burning effect in lava
  • MC-46470 – Flying through water in spectator mode plays the splashing sound
  • MC-47878/spreadplayers not working with entities
  • MC-48294 – Items you're holding go black when you walk on soul sand
  • MC-48372 – Crash when using /clone on complex structure (command block and pulser)
  • MC-48538 – Monsters can spawn on barriers
  • MC-49305 – Server scoreboard "36>16" bug
  • MC-49580 – Swimming in water causes held items to "darken"
  • MC-49590stat.damageTaken bug
  • MC-50176 – Asterisk as name for score chat component not effective as translatable argument
  • MC-50572 – Upward facing droppers/dispensers only shoot items west
  • MC-51754 – Fully grown cocoa beans only drop 1 item when wood log they're attached to is retracted
  • MC-53430 – when /gamerule randomTickSpeed is typed in gives wrong tab completion - Pigs spawned inside gravel, invisible on layer 256

|55191|/clone, /fill, and /setblock do not set blocks outside world border |55253|The new {selector:"@…"} tellraw feature fails on failing selectors |57159|2d rendered objects (tall grass, plants, fire, etc) are darker on one side |57524|Nether portals don't generate or generate unlit |57861|Projectiles going north or south appear sideways |58524|Using shears on double fern results in pink and black box in inventory. When placing said box on dirt, you get dead grass *(i.e. desert) |58838|Breaking an active jukebox doesn't destroy the block |58985|Blocks pushed by pistons above Y=256 are deleted |59043|Using "Pick Block" on lapis lazuli ore creates missing texture |59472|Item frames drop as an item when not supported by block even when game rules say not to |59556|Wearing a skull loses its name |59602|Hoppers can't take water bucket out of furnace |59845|Rabbits do not take damage from falling |59962|Rabbits have no sounds |60306|Rabbit foot in incorrect creative tab |60331|Pie chart debug menu doesn't disappear in F1 mode |61794|Damaged anvils are placed as undamaged ones |62972|Hoppers doesn't taking empty bucket from furnace |63157|Fishing rod / carrot on a stick not held correctly / Line not attached to pole |63026|Spectator gamemode (gamemode 3) is useless underground |63310|Several mirror banner crafting recipes not in game |63357|Sleeping in bed underground and saw sky |63592|/replaceitem not working twice |63735|Natural worldborder 14w30b (30000000 block)

|;prev |63492|Guardians deal damage when hit with TNT |63506|Hopper: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: -1 |63507|Clicking 'Snooper Settings' crashes Minecraft |63595|Endermen get angry when hit in creative |63785|comparator_unlit has invalid cullface |64362|Anvil durability is restored when anvil is broken and placed back down |64395|Tamed rabbits teleport you as wolves and cats }}