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Java Edition 1.8-pre3

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Minecraft 1.8-pre3
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Java Edition



Release date

August 28, 2014

Pre-release for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


1.8-pre3 is the third pre-release for Java Edition 1.8.[1]


8 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8
  • MC-10323 – Enchanted items close to the screen drop FPS.
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-51323 – water doesn't put burning silverfish out.
  • MC-61050 – Fullscreen mode displays the actual game, only in much lower resolution in the corner.
  • MC-61246 – OSX: Retina and F11 Fullscreen broken.
  • MC-62066 – String duplication glitch.
  • MC-66511 – Creeper's new attack golem AI takes priority over avoid ocelot/cat.
  • MC-69052 – Hang up when move out of 30,000,000.
  • MC-69638 – Combined minecart explosions duplicating destroyed armor stands' items and creating ghost items.


  • 1.8-pre3 was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.