Minecraft Snapshot 17w13a

Minecraft snapshot 17w13a, the second snapshot for Minecraft 1.12, has been released.

Find all servers to this version here : https://minecraft-mp.com/version/17w13a/



  • Replaces achievements
  • Can be customized via JSON files
  • Tab-based UI
    • More tabs supported but only 4-5 planned for vanilla: "mine & craft", "nether", "end", "combat", "engineering"
    • Different background per tab, single texture on repeat for now
    • Data-driven UI, including positioning and layout
Recipe book
  • Catalogs recipes that are unlocked when the criteria are met
  • When a recipe is clicked, it will appear in the crafting grid, and can be crafted if materials are available
  • CTRL + B toggles a text-to-speech engine that automatically reads player chat messages, including the name.
  • The Narrator will not read commands or command outputs.
NBT tags
  • ShoulderEntityLeft / ShoulderEntityRight: Contains entity data about an entity on the left and right shoulders of the player.
  • seenCredits: Changes to 1 if the player leaves the End through the portal.
  • recipeBook: A string containing a list of recipes, formatted as JSON, that the player has seen.
  • Recipes: A list of crafting recipes to unlock for the player that right-clicks while holding a Knowledge Book.
    • If this is not specified, the Knowledge Book will not be consumed.


  • Added /gamerule doLimitedCrafting
    • Off by default
    • Enabling will only allow players to craft recipes they have unlocked
  • Added /recipe <give|take> [player] <name|*>
    • Can unlock, or lock, the given recipes for the given player
    • If * is specified, it will lock or unlock all recipes for the player


Spawn eggs
  • Parrot (new mob): Green with red dots.
Knowledge Book
  • A green-colored book
  • Currently obtainable only with the /give @p knowledge_book command.
  • A Knowledge Book with a Recipes NBT tag, which contains a list of item IDs, will be consumed and unlock the specified items' recipes for any player that uses it
    • Especially useful when /gamerule doLimitedCrafting is set to true


  • Tamable with cookies
  • Fly around, but sit when "tired"
  • Imitates sounds of other mobs
  • Right-click tamed parrots to place them on your shoulder
    • Will let go if the player jumps
    • Can fly with players during elytra flight
  • Have 6 health.
  • Come in red, blue, green and cyan.



  • Removed and replaced by advancements
Java version
  • This is the first snapshot to use, and thus require, Java 8.


Glazed Terracotta
  • Textured changed for cyan, magenta, orange, and white glazed terracotta, to remove offensive imagery.
  • Now display their name when hovering over them
Enchantment Table
  • Now display their name when hovering over them


2 issues fixed
From the previous development version
  • MC-113377 – New block Swastika
  • MC-113844 – White Glazed Terracotta symbol (looks like the symbol of the Hungarian Nazi party)

Posted on March 30th, 2017 02:54 PM EST
minecraft updates snapshots 1.12
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