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Minecraft 1.8 Update Overview

Minecraft players have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming patch for the sandbox building game. Minecraft Version 1.8‘s highlights include major changes in survival gameplay and new abilities in adventure maps. And as always, new code optimizations for both the client and server are being implemented.

Without further ado, here’s the list of changes coming in update 1.8.

Major survival changes:

  • Three new types of stones: diorite, andesite, and granite.
  • Changes to enchanting, including the enchanting costs in terms of levels and lapis lazulis
  • Mossy stone bricks are now craftable
  • Rebalanced villager trading, breeding, and others (doesn’t affect existing villagers)
  • New villager professions: armorer, cleric, librarian, fisherman, and butcher
  • The new Slime block that will have players bounce when they jump onto it
  • Doors now stack up to 64 times

Major adventure map changes:

  • Blocks can’t be destroyed anymore, even with the right tools
  • Entities targeted by commands can now be specified with their type and the @e operator
  • New commands: /fill /clone and /blockdata

Minecraft 1.8 Adventure Shovel

The update 1.8 will also let players lock the difficulty for their world, with the global difficulty option no longer available. Optimizations and performance improvements include separating the Main, Nether, and End worlds/dimensions into unique processing threads. Note that these changes may be reversed, though. For one, the tweeted pic above by developer @jeb_ shows a so-called Adventure Shovel that allows removal of certain blocks, the limitations of which are dictated by the map maker.

Minecraft profile editor enable snapshots





As of this writing, Minecraft developer Mojang has released two snapshots (pre-release builds) for update 1.8. Players interested on testing the new features before the official release (no exact date has been provided) can do so by creating a new profile in the Minecraft launcher to use for experimental development versions. Be sure to back up your files first, though. The updates can be downloaded via Mojang’s website.

Minecraft 1.7.3 Changelogs | Updates | Bug Fixes

Minecraft 1.7.3 pre release is out and all the Minecrafters are super excited to see what does Mojang has to bring in this time. In this video will checkout some of the major changes, updates and bug fixes that has happened with the release of Minecraft 1.7.3.

Some Major Additions:

  • Added integrated Twitch broadcasting! See below for details.
  • Fixed render distances above 8 (may not work in multiplayer, servers have their own view distance they limit you to)
  • Many bug fixes and optimizations!

Mojang announced their their new partnership with Twitch during the last Minecon to bring one click live broadcasting straight from your Minecraft Client. Mojang’s latest updates only supports Windows (Vista and higher) and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and higher, so if for some reason you aren’t able to play the game then you will see the error message along with a possible fix.

If you’re looking forward to giving Minecraft 1.7.3 a try then follow the steps below:

  • Open your Minecraft launcher
  • Press New Profile Button & Call it “snapshots”
  • Check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save.

Not happy with the new version? You can switch back to the normal version by selecting the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher.

Server cross-platform jar:

Report bugs here:

Official Minecraft 1.7.3 link:

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