Minecraft 1.8 leaked

#1 Edited by louiedog (2335 posts) -

http://assets.minecraft.net/1_8-pre/minecraft.jar

I don't know if it's a "leak" because they knew people were disappointed by 1.8 being pushed back or a leak because someone figured out where the file was hosted. Just replace your minecraft.jar with that one. Notch said on twitter that it's okay to use. He just wants people to share the minecraft.net link so people aren't sharing sketchy files hosted who knows where.

#2 Posted by Bollard (5598 posts) -
That seems like a poor leak haha, really Notch was hosting it somewhere where anyone can get access? Seems silly. 
 
When is the real one coming? I'd rather wait for the full than a pre-release, unless it has everything.
#3 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

A quick glance at notch's twitter can confirm he's okay with it. At the very least, he wants you to report bugs.

#4 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

I just tried it out and instantly was in a swamp. However, it appears that this computer doesn't want two browsers, two JTV streams and Minecraft at the same time so I'll have to wait.

#5 Posted by JJOR64 (19003 posts) -

I will wait till it's officially out so nothing bad will happen on my end.

#6 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

I will wait till it's officially out so nothing bad will happen on my end.

Same here. Just had a quick look at it, looks great, but I think I'll wait :)

#7 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -
Because you might as well get the full package when it's ready. 
#8 Posted by rargy (437 posts) -
#9 Posted by Buscemi (1106 posts) -

How do you install it? ehehe...

#10 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -

@Titus said:

How do you install it? ehehe...

Download that .jar. Then go to your Minecraft folder (YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft - You may need to enable hidden folders to get there through the Windows Explorer) and drop that Minecraft.jar in the "bin" folder. Remember to create a backup of the 1.7 Minecraft.jar you already have there, in case you want to go back to that version.

If you replaced the 1.7 JAR and want to roll back to it, delete the 1.8 JAR and start Minecraft. It'll download the latest available version from the servers.

#11 Posted by rmanthorp (3963 posts) -

@eroticfishcake said:

Because you might as well get the full package when it's ready.

Yup.

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#12 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

I've been messing around with it since and unsurprisingly it's pretty buggy in some spots. Not to mention unstable (just crashed on me there). Haven't had a chance to take a good look at everything but so far it feels pretty different. Double tapping the forward key actually goes into a sprint. That's soooo mainstream. Psshaw!

#13 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

@eroticfishcake said:

I've been messing around with it since and unsurprisingly it's pretty buggy in some spots. Not to mention unstable (just crashed on me there). Haven't had a chance to take a good look at everything but so far it feels pretty different. Double tapping the forward key actually goes into a sprint. That's soooo mainstream. Psshaw!

What's next, bow iron sights?

#14 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -

@louiedog said:

@eroticfishcake said:

I've been messing around with it since and unsurprisingly it's pretty buggy in some spots. Not to mention unstable (just crashed on me there). Haven't had a chance to take a good look at everything but so far it feels pretty different. Double tapping the forward key actually goes into a sprint. That's soooo mainstream. Psshaw!

What's next, bow iron sights?

Nolan North voicing Steve.

#15 Posted by Hector (3365 posts) -

Playing it right now. Liking the upgrades so far!

#16 Posted by chrismafuchris (1088 posts) -

Why are they at above 1.0 if it's not 11/11/11 yet?

#17 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -
@chrismafuchris said:
Why are they at above 1.0 if it's not 11/11/11 yet?
Because of the diamonds.
#18 Posted by Buscemi (1106 posts) -
@chrismafuchris: It's like the 1.8 version of the beta.
#19 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

@eroticfishcake said:

Because you might as well get the full package when it's ready.

Good to know man. Reporter in the field xD

#20 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

Does it add anything new or more wolves?

#21 Posted by Stradivari (24 posts) -

Man, it's tempting but I think I'll wait for Monday. Assuming the release date isn't pushed back.

#22 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2492 posts) -

Just tried it out, 30 minutes in and still no augmentation. This is nothing like Deus Ex.

#23 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -
@Krakn3Dfx said:

Just tried it out, 30 minutes in and still no augmentation. This is nothing like Deus Ex.

Try playing creative mode. You get the flying augmentation and the strength augmentation that lets you punch through anything in one hit, even bedrock.
#24 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Who is there to even leak it? doesn't the Minecraft team consist of like 5 people?

#25 Posted by blastershift (65 posts) -

I'm playing it and it's fine.

Just a bit buggy

#26 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -
@louiedog said:

I just tried it out and instantly was in a swamp. However, it appears that this computer doesn't want two browsers, two JTV streams and Minecraft at the same time so I'll have to wait.

I seem to always start in a swamp. Also when I put something in a furnace it would crash the game.
#27 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Does it add anything new or more wolves?

There's a lot new in this one. Off the top of my head, there's a few new enemy types, a hunger and experience system, new biomes - including swamps, ravines and oceans, NPC villages (which currently aren't populated) and a few other little things.

And yeah, this wasn't "leaked" it's an official release, a lot of people wanted to play it, but it's very buggy at the moment, so they put it up for "expert users" who want to try it out early and can help find problems.

#28 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1636 posts) -

from what I saw of it (didnt check myself, just watched some videos) 1.8 is actually quite good ... first time in a looooong time they made a patch that adds something worth while and usefull.

#29 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2492 posts) -

Are there birds? There needs to be flying somethings in Minecraft.

#30 Posted by CaptainTryHard (207 posts) -
@Krakn3Dfx: no birds
#31 Posted by SSully (4199 posts) -

So far I think it is pretty damn great. The hunger bar sounded pretty dumb at first, but I was actually frantically looking for food after my first night because I forgot to get some for the night. Also the new terrain generation and lighting is outstanding. I spawned in a mountain range with a ravine in front of me. I spent my night in a cave in this huge mountain, and explored this super deep ravine. I am looking forward to playing minecraft for the first time in awhile.

#32 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

I already tried some of it, didn't want to spoil it all for myself but yeah, its good.

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