Minecraft 1.8 Pre Release Leak Mirror and Thoughts

by Stephen Fluin 2011.09.09

Minecraft 1.8 has been intentionally leaked by Mojang, and hosted on their site. The link seems to have failed a couple of the times I attempted to download it, so I am hosting a mirror here. Download Minecraft 1.8 Pre Release Leak from me as a mirror. The official link is: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_8-pre/minecraft.jar

  1. SHA1 of file: 6789c69ede3aedf83b800c76bea56855d38a0afc
  2. MD5 of file: 7ce3238b148bb67a3b84cf59b7516f55

What's new in Mincraft 1.8?

  • BIG NEWS: F6 and F7 speed up and slow down the world time (respectively)
  • New redesigned startup screen featuring scenic vistas.
  • Field of Vision Controls that allow you to increase the horizontal field of vision up to 180 degrees.
  • New Map creation options
  • Experience points for killing mobs

What causes crashes in Mincraft 1.8 pre-release?

Below I describe the symptoms of crashes that I experienced. These may not necessarily be the causes.

  • Making charcoal in a furnace.

Exact Error Dumps

java.lang.NullPointerException at zz.b_(SourceFile:111) at ru.l(SourceFile:1193) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.k(SourceFile:1401) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:693) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:679) Stopping!