ViaVersion 1.3.0

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

  1. Mylescomputer
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    Source Code:
    MylesIsCool, Matsv
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    Even if it's just $5, show your love and support for our 1000s of hours of work by donating. 1.13 is one of the biggest technical updates and requires us to put a lot of time in.

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    Our aim is to allow newer client versions to connect to older server versions. See below for the modes we support.

    We suggest reading our Installation page on our docs first, this will ensure everything is setup correctly.

    To use this install it on a spigot server or bungee server, if you use Bungee, update your BungeeCord to the latest and use the plugin on all your spigot servers.

    The spigot version is recommended over Bungee, why? There are currently some anti-cheat issues with the Bungee version (though if this isn't a problem, use it!)

    As a safe guard we include a packet limiter, if you need to disable this simply set the limits to -1 in the config.

    Simply drag and drop the latest version into your plugin folder for these modes:

    Note: ViaVersion only supports newer versions, even on subversions. (You may need ViaBackwards!)

    You can use a 1.12.2 server and allow 1.12.1/1.11/1.10/1.9 if you use ViaBackwards. (To allow older protocols use ViaBackwards)

    If you use a 1.8 server you will allow 1.12.2 / 1.12.1 / 1.12 / 1.11 / 1.10 and 1.9 clients :)

    Ensure you update BungeeCord & ViaBackwards (if you use any of those)

    • All plugins you use should be made for the Bukkit version you are using.
    • Reloads are buggy, don't report bugs if they break your server, just reboot.
    • Make sure your BungeeCord plugins are up to date & so is Bungee. (Also try removing SkinRestorer if disconnect issues if you use it)
    • BKCommonLib does not work properly with ProtocolLib for 1.8.8, you can use my special version here.
    • Orebfuscator does not work properly with ProtocolLib for 1.8, you can use my special version here.
    • ProtocolSupport for 1.12+ servers is not compatible at this point in time. (You can workaround this by using ViaVersion as a Bungee plugin)
    Donations towards our updates are heavily appreciated and it keeps us motivated and on the ball, donate here. ($5 min to be listed below)
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    How do I use this with BungeeCord? I'm getting outdated server issues? You can install this on all your BUKKIT servers. Then update your BungeeCord to the LATEST. (It supports 1.8-1.12 versions). Or just install it on BungeeCord, and it'll do the rest (though some features may not work).

    Can I use 1.7?
    We don't plan on supporting it due to the work involved. You can use older versions of ProtocolSupport with ViaVersion on 1.8 server, though we don't have copies of these (Build 388). You can also use ViaRewind to do this. But we're unable to provide support for any issues that happen to do with other plugins.

    Will you update to version 1.x?
    We plan to update as new Minecraft updates come out, yes.

    I can't use an item, block, feature from a newer version?!
    We aim to allow compatibility, we don't intend to add new items, blocks. (As it'd be unfair to older clients)

    Are you open source?

    Can I donate to you? It's most welcome, the link is above :)

    I get a weird disconnect error?
    First, try with no plugins, if it still persists report it to us. Otherwise there is another plugin conflicting, remove plugins one by one until it stops and work out which is causing the issue.

    My players get kicked for sending too many packets?
    If you use resource packs / have really laggy players it's suggested to increase max-pps in the config. (Try doubling it until your players don't have issues, it's there to prevent spam exploits)

    I need help!
    Use the discussion tab above, there is also an IRC chat below, but be warned we tend to only be around in European times.

    What do all the config options mean? You can read our docs here.

    What are the commands?

    /viaver list - Show what players are on what versions
    /viaver autoteam - Toggle collision auto teaming, you may need to disable if you are getting bungee team issues.
    /viaver dontbugme - Toggle the update notifier
    /viaver pps - Show the packets per seconds for ported players.
    /viaver debug - Useful for packet crashes and reporting, will show all packets on the console. Don't used unless asked to.

    (Use viaversion.admin for perms)

    If you have a bug, click here and post it. If you're a developer you are free to help us squash bugs at our GitHub:

    You can also use the Discussion tab if you're having an issue which you don't think is a bug.

    IRC Chat for Support
    Click Here - #viaversion

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  2. xEnderCrafterx
    Version: 1.3.0
    Good plugin, except I have an issue, one of my bungeecord servers is 1.12.2 and my bungee is 1.8 and my hub is 1.8 when I go to join my 1.12.2 server from the hub it says Unsupported Protocol Version, I tried direct connecting to the 1.12.2 server and it works fine. It seems bungeecord doesn't like me connecting to it through 1.8 any fix?
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      This is not the place for support.

      Read the main page in full.
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    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      I have no issue with this as long as you say you're not the original author. :)
  4. Scott2453
    Version: 1.3.0
    Wow Great job. Im using bungeecord with this plugin. Awesomely, It works very very well! (PaperSpigot 1.12.2)
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks :)
  5. lequanglam
    Version: 1.3.0
    What a good plugin! But can you add support for newer client join 1.7 server? If you can, I will change to 5 stars :)
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  6. op_knight
    Version: 1.3.0
    You should let 1.8 clients connect to a 1.9 server! Awesome plugin btw recommend plugin to servers <3
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      You can do this with ViaRewind.
  7. austinmark
    Version: 1.3.0
    Works great! I'm running 1.8.9-1.12.2 works perfect on all versions :D don't know how people have issues
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks pal, means a lot! <3
  8. SlipperySpelunky
    Version: 1.3.0
    Good plugin if you want your server to run 1.8-1.12.2! My server is bungee cord and of course, you do have to put the plugin in all the spigot servers but it still works! Highly recommend.
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Cheers pal
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    Version: 1.3.0
    Very nice plugin! But i have a question. If i use ViaRewind with ViaBackwards (It supports 1.8 with 1.12 server right?) if i do that, Can i use items like shield and offhand on 1.10 or 1.9+? Or does the server act like a 1.8 server still?
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      You'd have to look at the pages for those plugins.
  10. Matthew_Cash
    Version: 1.3.0
    Essential plugin to any server with updates instantly! Paired with ViaBackwards/ViaRewind it is unstoppable!
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks man, appreciate it!