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Java Edition Beta 1.8 Pre-release 2 ;)

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Minecraft Beta 1.8 Pre-release 2 ;)
Beta 1.8 Pre-release 2.png
Beta 1.8 Pre-release 2 in-game.png
Edition

Java Edition

Type

Pre-release

Release date

September 13, 2011

Pre-release for

Beta 1.8

Download

Client (.json)
Server

Protocol version

16

Other instances
of 1.8-pre2

Beta 1.8 Pre-release 2 ;)[sic] is the second and last pre-release for Java Edition Beta 1.8, released on September 13, 2011.[1]

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Vines
  • Vines spread infinitely down now, but do not spread if there are more than four other vine blocks nearby.
Stone bricks
  • Cracked and mossy stone bricks now drop themselves instead of regular stone bricks.

Items[edit]

Swords
  • Blocking now works in multiplayer.
Bone Meal
  • Can now be used on pumpkin and melon seeds.
  • Huge mushrooms can only be made if a mushroom is planted on grass or dirt.

Mobs[edit]

Squid
  • Squid now drop experience orbs when killed.

World generation[edit]

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.

Gameplay[edit]

Creative inventory
  • Some of the missing blocks are now on the creative selection screen.
Creative
  • The player can no longer eat in creative.
Drops
  • Chickens and cows killed by burning now drop their cooked meat.
Crafting
  • Holding shift while grabbing a crafting output now automatically takes the maximum amount of outputs from the ingredients it was given.

General[edit]

Options
  • "Generated Structures" is now on by default.
Fog
  • Adjusted fog strength at low altitudes to be less extreme.
Controls
  • F6 and F7 working as a result of left-in debug code being removed.
  • Fog key mapped to F.

Fixes[edit]

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.

Trivia[edit]

  • This version features a winking-face emoticon (";)") in its name for unknown reasons.

References[edit]