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by chad on September 10, 2011

  Minecraft Beta 1.8 Adventure Update PRE-RELEASE



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Changes are posted below. Thi sis for the Minecraft 1.8 Adventure Update Pre-Release

Beta 1.8 “Adventure”Known as the “Adventure Update”, meant to flesh out the game a bit and make exploration and combat more rewarding.[1][2] Note that this is not Adventure Mode.[3][4]

Fixes and Changes:

  • Shift+Click on items will work correctly.[5]
  • Labels for items will be added.[6]
  • Redstone circuits not working after /time set x glitch going to be fixed in SMP.[7]
  • User-placed leaf blocks won’t decay.[8]
  • Clouds won’t go through buildings anymore.[9][10]
  • Rain and snow will now render faster.[11]
  • Cloud movement syncs with the time.[12]
  • Ghast attack sounds will be fixed in SMP.[13]
  • Skeletons now hold full-size bows.[14](found at 7:00)
    • Skeleton arrows originate from about their eyes to the bow, instead of above the head.
  • The snout on pigs will protrude from their head.[15]
  • Pressing F will no longer alter render distance/fog, but will still be adjustable from the options screen.[16][17]
  • Passive mobs will randomly flee if attacked by the player or other mobs (such as Wolves). [18]
  • More Mob-To-Mob interactions. [19]
  • Armor bar moved to above hearts, due to food bar.[20]


  • At least 9 new crafting recipes.[21]
    • Stone Brick.[22]
      • Stone Brick Slabs.[23]
      • Stone Brick Stairs.[24][25]
    • Brick Slabs.[23]
    • Brick Stairs.[24][25]
    • Fence Gates.[26] [27] (around 0:52)
  • The ability to place pressure plates on fences.[12] (around 19:55 in)
  • Different game modes.[28]
    • Creative mode.[12] (around 3:10 in)
      • Flying in Creative mode.[12][29]
      • Able to change time quickly and easily.[12] (around 6:00 in) Note:Notch is in debug mode[12] (around 5:36 in)
      • You will get unlimited resources in Creative mode.[12] (around 11:20 in)
        • A new screen, the Unlimited Item Selection screen.[30]
  • At least three new mobs.
    • New Enderman mob.[31][32]
      • They take damage from water.[12] (around 32:10 in)[29]
      • They emit black smoke particles, and will most likely drop “Ender Pearls”.[29]
    • New Silverfish mob.[12] (around 13:10 in)
      • Very rare.[12] (around 13:10 in)
      • Will spawn rarely when mining a block.
    • New Cave Spider mob.[33]
      • They spawn in Abandoned Mine Shafts.[34]
      • Their attacks are venomous, and turn the player’s health yellow upon being poisoned.[35]
      • Have a unique mob spawner.
      • They are smaller than regular spiders.[33]
  • Zombies drop a new item instead of feathers,[36][37] Rotten Flesh.[12] (around 11:40 in)
  • Endermen will drop Ender Pearls.
  • New features in the terrain generator; things which will only appear in new worlds/chunks.[38]
    • Optional[39] NPC Villages[40] with farms[41] and “town borders”.[42][43]
      • Possibility of players to “claim” land in villages.[44]
      • Wells for villages.[45]
      • Made of: Cobblestone, Mossy Cobblestone, Wooden Planks, Wood, Torches, Cobblestone Stairs, Gravel, Fence, Glass and/or Glass Panes, Ladders, Wooden Doors, Crops, Farmland, Water, Lava, Furnaces, Iron Bars, Black Wool, and Pressure Plates.[12] (around 3:50 – 4:30; 19:30 – 20:00)
      • Contain “Smithies”.[46]
      • Will spawn only on flat areas.[47]
    • Underground Ravines including canyons on the surface and ledges to walk on.[48][49][50] (about 24:00 in)
    • Strongholds,[51] consisting of 4 new blocks: Stone Brick, Mossy Stone Brick, Cracked Stone Brick, and Iron Bars.[52]
    • Abandoned Mine Shafts.[12] (around 13:55 in)[50] (about 25:55 in)
    • Naturally found Cobweb.[12] (around 13:55 in)
  • Totally new, fractal-based[53] biome code.[54]
    • 7 new biomes.[12] (around 24:25)
      • New “Mushroom biome”.[55] which will include Huge Mushrooms, both brown and red.[56]
      • Rivers flowing through/in between biomes.[57]
      • Ocean Biomes, that are deeper and larger than before.[58]
      • Mountain biomes.[12] (around 29:15)
      • Swamp biome.[59]
    • Possibly new rainforest biomes.
    • Possible Volcanoes.[12] (around 22:00)
    • Larger Biomes.[60]
  • New combat Mechanics.[40]
    • Hold-to-charge bows.[61]
      • 3 different charged states; takes less than 1 second to fully charge.[12] (around 5:05 in)
      • Fully charged bows causes the player to walk slower.[14] (around 5:40 in)
    • Critical hits.[62]
      • When the player hits a mob while jumping.
      • When the bow is fully charged.
    • Player blocking attack animation and hostile mob attack animations, possibly more player animations.[63][64]
      • Block “stance”.[29]
  • New farming options, more interesting farming.[62][65][66]
    • The Cocoa Bean tree Jeb was talking about could be implemented.[40]
    • Plantable pumpkins and melons, each with a central stem that grows to max size and spawns a fruit next to it.[67]
    • Melon Seeds.
    • Pumpkin Seeds.
  • New Food System.
    • There is now a food meter.[68][69]
      • Food no longer heals directly but indirectly.[68]
      • If the food meter is above a certain point, heals Half Heart.png about every 5 seconds.[12] (around 31:00)
    • Food will be stackable.[70][71][72]
    • Food takes 1.6 seconds to consume.[68]
    • There is now a food eating animation.[12][68][73] (around 5:30 in)
    • 5 new food items.[74]
      • Cooked Chicken.[75]
      • Raw Chicken.[76]
        • Has a chance to “give you a disease”.[77][78]
      • Raw Beef.[72][79][80]
      • Steak.[72][79][80]
      • Melon Slices.[81]
    • Cooked Porkchops have a different texture.[72]
  • New achievements.
    • Kill a skeleton with an arrow at 50 meters.[82]
    • Possibly attempting Shoot the Moon with an arrow.[83]
  • Sprinting: By double pressing the forward button, the player will move faster.[84]
    • Sprinting will be limitless, but will deplete your food bar.[85]
    • Hitting a mob while sprinting sends them flying[86] about 8 blocks.[12] (around 7:50 in)
    • Jumping while sprinting boosts the jump to a length of 4 blocks.[85][87]
    • Sprinting makes particles come up from the ground.[88]
  • Glass Panes.[89]
    • Can be mined and picked up without breaking.[90] (about 1:45 in)
  • Possibly Spike blocks, Jeb initially considered Spike Pistons, but then pondered making a Spike block that can be pushed by the Sticky Piston.[91]
  • Arrows will get stuck on mobs when they hit.[92]
  • Vine blocks.[93]
    • They will not be climbable.[94]
    • Player can walk through them.[95]
  • Improved chest model with a 3D lock and an open state/animation.[96]
  • The ability to convert Creative worlds to Survival worlds ingame.[97]

Graphics / UI / Audio:

  • C418 mentioned new Minecraft music.[98]
  • New improved lighting — day/night cycles will not require chunk updates.[99] Lighting will be updated via a texture, whose coordinates are the block’s sky light and block light levels.[100]
  • Warmer light from torches.[101]
  • Moonlight is blue.[12]
  • New texture for Moss Stone.[102]
  • Sliders for field of view and Brightness in video options.[103][104][105]
  • Redesigned HUD, including two new features, food and experience bars.[106]
    • Killing a mob gives you tiny flashing Experience Orbs that add to your experience.[12] (around 19:35)
  • New launcher.[107][108]
    • Possibly a web Applet launcher.[109]
  • A lot of new sounds and some changes, such as minecart sounds and shear sounds, also a change in the sound of rain.[110][111]
    • New bow sounds (including hits), new door sounds, big slimes sound, and walking skeletons sound more skeletony.[112]
  • New particle effects.[113]
    • Performing a critical hit on any mob will cause ‘sparks’ to fly.[12] (around 4:45 in)[50] (around 18:54 in)
    • Explosion particles are now shockwaves instead of smoke.[12] (about 21:54 in)
  • The ability to see the world seed when pressing F3.[114]
  • A new main menu background.[12] (around 2:10 minutes in)
  • The version in the main menu will be in the lower left, instead of the current upper left.[12] (around 2:10 minutes in)


  • Multiplayer server list.[115][116]
  • Improved server join screen: The server join screen will feature a list of servers.[117]
  • Player List – Press tab in multiplayer and player list comes up.[85][118]
  • The ability to allow moderators to enter creative mode in SMP.[119]


  • Modding Support.[62]
    • Including easier changing of the max level (map) height.[120]
    • The terrain generation code is tidier.[121]


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