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Java Edition 1.8.4

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Minecraft 1.8.4
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Java Edition

Release date

April 17, 2015


Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


1.8.4[1] is an update to Minecraft which was released on April 17, 2015,[2] to fix various exploits and important security vulnerabilities,[3][4][5] as well as some other minor issues. 1.8.4 is compatible with 1.8 – 1.8.3 servers.[6]



Ocelots and wolves
  • No longer follow players in Spectator mode.


Nether portal
  • Traveling through no longer places the player outside the portal.[7]


Skin customization.
  • Player head skins can no longer be loaded from arbitrary servers.[8]
    • They must now be loaded from the official Mojang servers.
  • Player head skin files are now required to be a .png file.


14 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8
  • MC-10979 – Hardcore single player has repeating screens and weird links.
From 1.8
  • MC-46771 – Pets follow player in Spectator.
  • MC-61758 – Vines no longer spread correctly in corners.
  • MC-61895 – Crash when putting the default spawn egg in monster spawner.
  • MC-68642 – Certain characters cannot be typed on certain keyboard layouts ("AltGr" behaving like "Ctrl").
From 1.8.1
  • MC-73504 – Nether portals place players two blocks beside the portal.
  • MC-77371 – Mac OS X weird keyboard when native Fullscreen.
  • MC-78020 – "User (formerly known as olduser) has joined" shows multiple times.
From 1.8.3
  • MC-78491 – Custom player heads exposing player's IP address.
  • MC-79152 – Security vulnerabilities involving skulls.
  • MC-79468 – 3D item model glitch.
  • MC-79612 – NBT accounting incorrectly allows for giant allocations of empty lists.
Private issues


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