ViaVersion 1.5.0

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
    • 1.13
    Source Code:
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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 only, if you use Bungee, update your BungeeCord to the latest. Use the plugin on all your spigot servers if on spigot only.

    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 1.13 / 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 I'm getting outdated server issues?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.

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Recent Reviews

  1. MelaniumAS
    Version: 1.5.0
    Excelente aun algunos fallos con los usuarios de la 1.13 y 1.13.1 , hay crasheo del plugin con esos usuarios . Pero una pregunta , ┬┐ViaVersion funciona en BungeeCord?
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      I don't speak spanish but if you need support, read the main page for how to get help.
  2. DatRobinPlays
    Version: 1.5.0
    Very good plugin! Using it quite a while now.
    I'd like to see the 1.13 bugfixes included in the 1.5.1 snapshot in an official version soon. :)
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Hopefully tonight :)
  3. MinecraftKid45
    Version: 1.5.0
    Great Plugin, been using it for years, never any problems and any bugs are fixed within days..
    Run a 1.8 Server and having this support without having to constantly update the entire server for every Minecraft update is the best thing I have ever seen. You will not regret downloading this plugin.
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Ty for the nice review :)
  4. Ov7
    Version: 1.5.0
    Used to love it but there's a major bug that makes it basically unusable for my server. I have a server running 1.13 w/ ViaVersion so 1.13.1 clients can connect. I'm staying on 1.13 because WorldEdit doesn't work with 1.13.1. However, with the latest version of ViaVersion, villagers aren't trading correctly. They either will trade you something for a spawn egg or Structure Blocks. I can't run a survival server with villagers that don't work.
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Unfortunately, with the 1.13 update being so complex, we're still behind on fixing bugs (and because many of us are busy people).

      There is no loss to having ViaVersion on your server, just inform your players that trading may not work and that 1.13 is the ideal version.
  5. verNAZt
    Version: 1.5.0
    Great job! There is a lot of work behind this plugin, it should be rewarded c:

    1. Mylescomputer
  6. raton023
    Version: 1.5.0
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    dude you should put 1.13 there aight? cause 1.5.0 is 1.13
    1. Mylescomputer
  7. TheCactusMonkey
    Version: 1.5.0
    A really good plugin to give players the possibility to play on an other version than the main server!
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review <3
  8. Zacharee1
    Version: 1.5.0
    I've used this before, and it does what it says.

    Super simple, just plug-n-play and you can support future versions easily.
    1. Mylescomputer
  9. RevengeForce
    Version: 1.5.0
    Btw nice plugin it's very good continue to update and fix bugs ^^ ========================
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Ty pal ;)
  10. ProZajPete
    Version: 1.5.0
    Every single server should have ViaVersion, whether it's a Mini-games server or SMP. It's a truly universal plugin that is useful in every situation possible

    Say Minecraft 1.14 came out and all players are already switching their clients, Spigot 1.14 hasn't came out and you'll losing player count, bring out de old ViaVersion and you've got a X.X server.
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      :) cheers pal <3