Minecraft 1.8 released

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean.


Minecraft 1.8 is the first non-development release in the Bountiful Update. It added and changed many aspects of Minecraft which made it easier for map makers to create adventure maps, and added many blocks and mobs for survival play.

  • New ‘Skin Customization’ settings
  • New “creeper” shader (creeper.json), applies a green tint
  • New “spider” shader (spider.json), applies octuple vision
  • New achievement Overpowered
  • New difficulty levels
  • Highly customisable terrain generation
  • OpenGL 1.2 changed to OpenGL 2.1
  • Now displays which block the feet are in
  • When looking at a block, its coordinates, block id and properties will be displayed
  • The crosshair now turns into 3 short, colored lines indicating the direction of the 3 axis: x/red, y/green, z/blue
  • Light is now the light levels at feet, not eyes
  • see full change log details

Install Minecraft 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

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wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.jar

java -jar Minecraft.jar
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