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Java Edition 14w21a

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Java Edition



Release date

May 22, 2014

Snapshot for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


14w21a is the twenty-fifth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.8.



  • Tags CustomName and CustomNameVisible now work on all entities.

Command format[edit]

  • Mode now can additionally be move or force.
    • move will move the selection from the first location to the second location, which may overlap.
    • force will force the cloning operation, even if the areas overlap; to use this option, either replace or masked must be specified.


14 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.8
  • MC-99 – Skins sometimes disappear after death
  • MC-30192stat.useItem.<Item#> glitching with scoreboard.
  • MC-30877 – Crops (Wheat/Carrots/Potatoes) not popping off in light level 0.
  • MC-36867/tellraw @a null causes game crash.
  • MC-51238 – Tamed ocelots (cats) run away from player.
  • MC-51970 – Players sleep outside of bed.
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-48376 – Baby chicken hitbox taller than 1/2 block.
  • MC-48739 – Killing zombie villager aggravates zombie pigmen.
  • MC-50046 – Mobs not responsive after player death.
  • MC-50678 – Summoning Items creates substantial frame rate drop.
  • MC-50821 – Cats and dogs teleporting into transparent-solid blocks (redstone_block, glowstone, TNT), causing them to suffocate.
  • MC-54858 – Players suffocate 1/2 heart when pushed sideways by slimeblocks/piston.
  • MC-54864 – Spectator mode as default game mode crashes world list.
  • MC-55333 – "selector" Tag Not Usable in "translate" Arguments for /tellraw and /title.


  • 14w21a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.