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). 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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Recent Reviews

  1. mouad
    Version: 1.3.0
    I have 1.11.2 server and i download back via version and via version and i can't join the server with 1.9 and 1.10 and 1.11 but i can join with 1.12 up
    Please help
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      If you needed help, you should be in the discussion tab. I can't help you if you don't go through our support channels.
  2. Gamplays183
    Version: 1.3.0
    The plugin is good
    but it does not let me play in version 1.8 when the server is 1.10
    Help me please :D!
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      You obviously have not read the main page, the slogan of the plugin is 'Allow newer versions to connect'. On its own the plugin does not do this.
  3. Ender_Griefeur99
    Version: 1.3.0
    Very goog plugin ^^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks pal.
  4. SirRoyal
    Version: 1.3.0
    Been using this plugin for a while now, Why not thank the developer with a 5 star review ;^).
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Cheers pal, means a lot! <33
  5. KubGaming
    Version: 1.3.0
    Honestly one of the best plugins out there.

    Literally. It's Plug'n Restart'n Play. That's it. And to make it so simple is just amazing. Thank you for this plugin.
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks man, honest & nice review :)
  6. TuoYT
    Version: 1.3.0
    GRET PLUGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NICE WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Cheers man
  7. KillianPlaysMC
    Version: 1.3.0
    Epic plugin, been using it for near a year and 1/2 :) This is one of the best plugins, too bad we cant make it in Skript :(

    1 Problem: 1/2 of the holograms dont show up in 1.9+
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      For the help, use the support section (in regards to holos)

      Otherwise thanks for the kind review
  8. SkylessCraft
    Version: 1.3.0
    Works perfectly for any 1.8 to 1.12.2 Client without any issues on my 1.8 Server. I had a small problem at the begining with the nametags, but I was able to resolve it with a simple command (/viaverison autoteam, toggled it off).

    I really recommend this plugin to anyone which wants to allow player with multiple client versions to play on their server.
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks pal :) Appreciate the thorough review <3
  9. Ludnica
    Version: 1.3.0
    Best plugin for Minecraft versions and easy to use, drag and drop. Keep up the good work ;)
    I have 1.8. server and players from all newer versions can join my server.. :D
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      Thanks man :D
  10. piter909
    Version: 1.3.0
    This plugin is disconnecting randomly my players due to "[Proxy] Lost connection to the server". After deleting it, problem disappeared. Using newest bungeecord. 1/5.
    1. Mylescomputer
      Author's Response
      The plugin works fine for the majority, I can't help you if you don't go through our support channels.