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Java Edition 1.8.1/Development versions

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This is a list of Java Edition 1.8.1 development versions.


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


Command format

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



Jack o'Lanterns


  • Bows are no longer upside down when held in the inventory.
  • Changed some colors.
Potion of Leaping
  • Can now be extended with redstone, like any other potion.


  • No longer run from creepers.
Armor Stands
  • Added Marker tag.

World generation

Witch huts
  • Newly generated witch huts can spawn witches on Y 64 to 71.
  • This allows for three spawning floors in witch farms.

Command format

  • doTileDrops no longer affects entities.


  • Ryan Holtz (TheMogMiner) and Michael Stoyke (Searge) are now mentioned in the credits.


  • Renamed "Multiplayer Settings" to "Chat Settings" from 1.5.x and lower.
  • Various improvements.


64 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 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 effect.
  • 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 Java Edition 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 even though 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 Java Edition 1.8.1.[4]


29 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 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 different 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 – Named ender dragon crashes the game.
  • 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 Java Edition 1.8.1.[5]



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


11 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 1.8.1
  • MC-349 – Villagers ignore data tags in trading.
  • MC-954 – Air blocks floating in water.
  • 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 severe 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 Java Edition 1.8.1 development versions
  • MC-73147 – Can't place blocks in certain areas at certain angles.


1.8.1-pre5 is the fifth and final pre-release for Java Edition 1.8.1.[6]


4 issues fixed
From released versions before Java Edition 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.

Notes and references