Pocket Edition Alpha 0.8.0 build 2

From Minecraft Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Alpha 0.8.0 build 2

Pocket Edition



Release date

November 22, 2013

Build for

Alpha 0.8.0

Arrow right.png
It has been suggested that this page be moved to Pocket Edition v0.8.0 alpha build 2. Discuss
Reason: Actual name, as seen within the screenshot
NOTE: DO NOT move this page by copying and pasting the content to the new page, because this destroys the edit history. Use the "Move" option or click here instead. (You need an account and be logged in to do this.)

Alpha 0.8.0 build 2 is the first build version released for Alpha 0.8.0.



  • Dynamic PC-like lighting on entities
    • Ambient light tinting
    • Light direction depends on sunlight direction
  • New rendering for items in hand
  • Transparent hotbar
  • When selecting an item in the inventory it replaces the one in the selected slot
  • Showing craftable recipes first in the crafting screen
  • Remade text formatting (e.g. in chat)
  • Stencil shadows
  • Added inertia to item in hand and “breathing” idle animation
  • Rotating tiles to hide repeating tile patterns
  • Water fades to non-transparent in the distance (iOS)
  • New defaults and changed options
    • Added far (256) and farthest (400) rendering distances
    • Removed smooth lighting (now always on)
    • Fancy is now default on
    • Default rendering distance is now far
  • Refactored most of the rendering to use indexed VBOs
    • Remade arrow model
    • Inventory is now rendered using cached VBOs
    • New sky rendering using a triangle fan
  • Separated far and near chunks in two queues for performance reasons
    • Fog only on far chunks
    • Transparency only on near chunks
    • Alpha-test-only layers are hidden in far chunks
  • Made the torch an opaque block
  • Mipmaps (iOS only)
  • 3D clouds with new tessellation algorithm
  • New texture atlas and texture generator script
  • Refactored OpenGL usage to avoid costly state leaks (e.g. animals aren’t alpha tested anymore)


11 bugs fixed

  • MCPE-28 - Xperia Play Creative Scrolling, PTAB7200 Or Other Tablets Gamepad Small
  • MCPE-61 - Water flows downward next to farmland (visual glitch)
  • MCPE-347 - Weird textures: Moiré pattern on bricks
  • MCPE-992 - Mobs can't move through deep water
  • MCPE-1524 - Graphical glitch when looking down above clouds.
  • MCPE-2804 - Fire does not ignite tnt
  • MCPE-2937 - Chat crash
  • MCPE-4140 - breeding
  • MCPE-4736 - Spiders Have no abdomen
  • MCPE-4887 - Skeletons missing lower part of body.
  • MCPE-5411 - Falling in creative at world load