MCPE 0.8.0 build 2 Changelog

Here is the changelog for the first build of 0.8.0.



    • Dynamic PC-like lighting on entities
      • Ambient light tinting
      • Light direction depends on sunlight direction
    • New rendering for items in hand
    • Transparent hotbar
    • When selecting an item in the inventory it replaces the one in the selected slot
    • Showing craftable recipes first in the crafting screen
    • Remade text formatting (e.g. in chat)
    • Stencil shadows
    • Added inertia to item in hand and “breathing” idle animation
    • Rotating tiles to hide repeating tile patterns
    • Water fades to non-transparent in the distance (iOS)
    • New defaults and changed options
      • Added far (256) and farthest (400) rendering distances
      • Removed smooth lighting (now always on)
      • Fancy is now default on
      • Default rendering distance is now far
    • Refactored most of the rendering to use indexed VBOs
      • Remade arrow model
      • Inventory is now rendered using cached VBOs
      • New sky rendering using a triangle fan
    • Separated far and near chunks in two queues for performance reasons
      • Fog only on far chunks
      • Transparency only on near chunks
      • Alpha-test-only layers are hidden in far chunks
    • Made the torch an opaque block
    • Mipmaps (iOS only)
    • 3D clouds with new tessellation algorithm
    • New texture atlas and texture generator script
    • Refactored OpenGL usage to avoid costly state leaks (e.g. animals aren’t alpha tested anymore)


    11 bugs fixed

    • MCPE-28 - Xperia Play Creative Scrolling, PTAB7200 Or Other Tablets Gamepad Small
    • MCPE-61 - Water flows downward next to farmland (visual glitch)
    • MCPE-347 - Weird textures: Moiré pattern on bricks
    • MCPE-992 - Mobs can't move through deep water
    • MCPE-1524 - Graphical glitch when looking down above clouds.
    • MCPE-2804 - Fire does not ignite tnt
    • MCPE-2937 - Chat crash
    • MCPE-4140 - breeding
    • MCPE-4736 - Spiders Have no abdomen
    • MCPE-4887 - Skeletons missing lower part of body.
    • MCPE-5411 - Falling in creative at world load