Minecraft Update 1.8 Snapshot 14w34d, 14w34c, and 14w34b Released, Pre-Release Set For Thursday

Minecraft Update 1.8 Snapshot 14w34d, 14w34c, and 14w34b Released, Pre-Release Set For Thursday(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Minecraft players could be seeing the PC release of update 1.8 coming out soon, as the developer announced that this week’s snapshots could be the last.

“With some luck, this wek may be the last week of 1.8 snapshots! We’re hoping to do a pre-release this Thursday if there are no major issues remaining in the snapshots by then,” says a post from Mojang’s Dinnerbone. “Please help us out by searching for issues on the bug tracker and voting up the ones that affect you!”

A list of bug and crash fixes for snapshot 14w34d, 14w34c, and 14w34b can be seen below.


  • OS X: Ctrl modifier key instead of CMD
  • Ender pearls and beds
  • Parts of enchanted Leather Armor when held don’t shimmer
  • MobSpawner “MaximumNearbyEntity” tag only has maximum range of 4 above and 4 below
  • Chickens will not follow melon seeds, pumpkin seeds, or nether wart
  • “Sprinting” while flying
  • Slimes appear for ½ second in peacefull
  • Race condition in linux fullscreen toggle
  • Mods do not spawn at heights 16, 32, 48, 64, 80… (multiples of 16)
  • Bone meal used up when applying to fully grown crops
  • Some items are missing pixels in 3D models

Snapshot 14w34c

  • Speeding up baby animal growth does not consume growth/ breeding item
  • Ender dragon experience drops are not affected by doMobLoot gamerule
  • Item and XP drops are sucked towards the player’s feet instead of their chest/ torso
  • Endermites spawn from thrown ender pearls even when doMobSpawning gamerule is false
  • Creative inventory screen causes fps drop
  • Sponge absorbing bug
  • Baby villagers display blocks on their head in the wrong location
  • XPOrbs attracted to spectators
  • Ladder, torch and redstone torch texture are darker
  • Clone, fill, setblock leaving ghost entities

Snapshot 14w34b

  • Written_book item page text not backwards compatible with v1.7 saves
  • Crash when reaching y=254
  • Cannot place armor stands
  • Furnace inventory is not being updated correctly/ furnace is generally unusable
  • Hooper: java.lang.NullPointerException: ticking block entity