Beta 1.8/Development versions

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This is a list of Beta 1.8 development versions.

Beta 1.8 Pre-release

Beta 1.8 Pre-release is the first pre-release for Beta 1.8.

Additions

Blocks
Items
Mobs
Biomes
  • Extreme Hills
  • Ocean
    • Oceans existed in previous versions, however now they exist as an actual biome, spanning thousands of blocks.
Generated structures
Gameplay
Gamemodes
Options
  • The player can now set their field of view in the options via the FOV slider. It can be set from 70 (default) to 110 (Quake Pro).
Debug keys
  • F6 and F7 move time forwards and backwards, respectively.

Changes

Blocks
  • Triangular ferns no longer generate naturally.
Items
Mobs
  • Pigs' snouts now extrude from their model, rather than being flat.
Biomes
  • Biomes are now much bigger and more flat.
  • Hills and mountains tend not to generate as much, except in the new extreme hills biome.
  • They are no longer aligned based on temperature and humidity, instead their distribution is random.
  • Swamplands
    • They have been renamed to just "swamps".
    • They are a much more vibrant green color.
    • They have a new tree type, which are slightly bigger and have vines hanging from their leaves. They can also generate in shallow water pools.
    • They are much more flat.
  • Taiga
    • They no longer have snow nor ice.

Removals

Biomes
  • Seasonal forest
  • Rainforest
  • Shrubland
  • Savanna
  • Tundra
  • Ice desert
    • Ice deserts did not generate in previous versions, so their removal was not noticeable.
  • Beach
  • Gravel beach
General

Re-upload

Beta 1.8 Pre-release was re-uploaded approximately 24 hours after its initial release to fix bugs and remove some debug features. Features and bugs present in the initial version include:

  • Villages do not generate correctly. Only the wells, gravel paths, and lampposts generate; houses do not generate.
  • Various models often become corrupted.
  • Screenshots can sometimes fail to save, printing an error into the chat: Failed to save: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Number of remaining buffer elements is x, must be at least y. Because at most y elements is required, regardless of actual returned element count, where x and y are two numbers, with y being less than x. This bug seems to occur after changing the resolution of the game window, and can be solved by making the window smaller.
  • The world can sometimes fail to save, resulting in lost progress when quitting.
  • Various debug keys exist.
    • F9 freezes the camera in its current position.
    • F6, while also turning back time, enables a strange "bouncy" movement. It locks the player's y coordinate (meaning they cannot jump or fall). It makes the player accelerate relatively slowly when moving. Additionally, the player can also clip into blocks slightly - at a high enough speed, the player can push all the way through a block. Transparent blocks have no clipping whatsoever.
    • N and M change the view's rotation clockwise and anti-clockwise, respectively. Hold both keys simultaneously resets the rotation.
    • Y and H decrease and increase the field of view, respectively. These keys seem to affect the field of view differently to how the FOV option does - the player's hand (or anything the player is holding) will also become stretched as the field of view increases or decreases, which does not happen if the player changes the FOV option in the menu. Holding both keys simultaneously resets the field of view.
    • I makes the player look up, J looks left, K looks down, and L looks right. These movements are normally done by moving the mouse. This setting cannot be reset by holding any keys simultaneously.
    • U and O moves the third-person camera forwards and backwards, respectively. This setting cannot be reset by holding both keys simultaneously.

Beta 1.8 Pre-release 2 ;)

Beta 1.8 Pre-release 2 ;)[sic] is the second pre-release for Beta 1.8.

Changes

  • Abandoned mineshafts
    • Their density is now significantly decreased
    • To counter this change they generate about 2.5 times as often
  • Strongholds
    • Increased stronghold count to three per map instead of one
  • Swords
    • Blocking now works in multiplayer.
  • Creative inventory
    • Some of the missing blocks are now on the creative selection screen
  • Creative
    • You can no longer eat in creative
  • Drops
    • Chickens and cows killed by burning now drop their cooked meat
  • Squid
    • Squid now drop experience orbs when killed
  • Options
    • "Generated Structures" is now on by default
  • Bone meal
    • You can now use bone meal on pumpkin and melon seeds
    • Huge mushrooms can only be made if a mushroom is planted on grass or dirt
  • Cracked and mossy stone bricks now drop themselves instead of regular stone bricks.
  • Fog
    • Adjusted fog strength at low altitudes to be less extreme
  • Other
    • F6 and F7 working as a result of left-in debug code is now removed
  • Fog key mapped to F

Fixes

7 bugs fixed

  • Fixed endermen having client-side problems in multiplayer
  • Sprinting with right-click or sneaking is now fixed
  • Fixed furnace tile entity crash
  • Fixed leaving the crafting table with items on the grid creating phantom blocks
  • Fixed singleplayer chunk memory leak
  • Fixed vines and leaves no crashing the game when placed in the Nether
  • Fixed farmlands rejecting melon and pumpkin seeds

References


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