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Allow newer versions to connect, why lose players after a Minecraft update?

Release
4.9.3

kennytv released this version: March 5, 2024

Important release schedule change

Starting 1.20.5, ViaVersion and ViaBackwards will only be released a day or so after a Minecraft update unless the protocol changes of the update were trivial. If you want early-access, usually days or even weeks before the final release, you can subscribe to either:

  • GitHub Sponsors (preferred option. Use the /verify command on this Discord after), or alternatively
  • Patreon (see the highest tier and make sure to link Patreon to your Discord account under Settings->Connections) This also includes access to a private repository with the code, which will be pushed to the public repository after the given delay on a Minecraft update.

At the same time however, bug fix patches will be released more regularly, always immediately public, and more of the low-priority issues will be tackled.

Due to the insane pace Mojang has been adding more and more complex technical features since 1.19/1.20, updating ViaVersion and making sure it works well enough has become a lot more time-consuming. Without some extra incentive, I can't really justify putting increasing amounts of free time into these updates, no matter how much I enjoy doing them.

Changes

  • Added sanity checks to item reading across all versions
  • Fixed written books in 1.20.2->1.20.3
  • Fixed 1.20->1.20.2 tag handling
  • Fixed exceptions during client leave on older servers
  • Fixed various component conversion issues in multiple versions
  • Fixed issues with skins and permanent loading screens on Velocity (by Aeltumn)

Note: Via* on BungeeCord does not work properly at the moment, we recommend using our plugins either on the backend servers or on Velocity instead.

Information

Published onMarch 5, 2024
Downloads7,198

Platforms

Paper Paper (1.8-1.20.4)
Waterfall Waterfall (1.20)
Velocity Velocity (3.2-3.3)