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(Update Block Entity: Shulker box declaration doesn't appear to be necessary for the shulker boxes to work correctly. Is it perhaps a leftover from an older version?)
(Explosion: Radius/strength has been used since 12w34a (second snapshot for 1.4; it added withers); back then it used "largeexplode" for < 2.0 and "hugeexplosion" for >= 2.0.)
 
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   |ICON =  
 
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   |HEADING = Heads up!
 
   |HEADING = Heads up!
   |CONTENT = This article is about the protocol for the latest '''stable''' release of Minecraft '''computer edition''' ([[Protocol version numbers|1.12, protocol 335]]). For the computer edition pre-releases, see [[Pre-release protocol]]. For Pocket Edition, see [[Pocket Edition Protocol Documentation]].
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   |CONTENT = This article is about the protocol for the latest '''stable''' release of Minecraft '''computer edition''' ([[Protocol version numbers|1.15.2, protocol 578]]). For the computer edition pre-releases, see [[Pre-release protocol]]. For Pocket Edition, see [[Pocket Edition Protocol Documentation]].
 
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This page presents a dissection of the current '''[https://minecraft.net/ Minecraft] protocol'''.
 
This page presents a dissection of the current '''[https://minecraft.net/ Minecraft] protocol'''.
  
If you're having trouble, check out the [[Protocol FAQ|FAQ]] or ask for help in the IRC channel ([irc://irc.freenode.net/mcdevs #mcdevs on chat.freenode.net]).
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If you're having trouble, check out the [[Protocol FAQ|FAQ]] or ask for help in the IRC channel [ircs://chat.freenode.net:6697/mcdevs #mcdevs on chat.freenode.net] ([http://wiki.vg/MCDevs More Information]).
  
 
'''Note:''' While you may use the contents of this page without restriction to create servers, clients, bots, etc… you still need to provide attribution to #mcdevs if you copy any of the contents of this page for publication elsewhere.
 
'''Note:''' While you may use the contents of this page without restriction to create servers, clients, bots, etc… you still need to provide attribution to #mcdevs if you copy any of the contents of this page for publication elsewhere.
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== Definitions ==
 
== Definitions ==
  
The Minecraft server accepts connections from TCP clients and communicates with them using ''packets''. A packet is a sequence of bytes sent over the TCP connection. The meaning of a packet depends both on its packet ID and the current state of the connection. The initial state of each connection is [[#Handshaking|Handshaking]], and state is switched using the packets [[#Handshake|Handshake]] ([[#Handshaking|Handshaking]], 0x00, serverbound) and [[#Login Success|Login Success]] ([[#Login|Login]], 0x02, clientbound).
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The Minecraft server accepts connections from TCP clients and communicates with them using ''packets''. A packet is a sequence of bytes sent over the TCP connection. The meaning of a packet depends both on its packet ID and the current state of the connection. The initial state of each connection is [[#Handshaking|Handshaking]], and state is switched using the packets [[#Handshake|Handshake]] and [[#Login Success|Login Success]].
  
 
=== Data types ===
 
=== Data types ===
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  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Global palette
 
  | Global palette
  | A table/dictionary/palette mapping nonnegative integers to block states. The block state IDs can be constructed from {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values|this table}} by multiplying what the Minecraft Wiki calls “block IDs” by 16 and adding the metadata/damage value (or in most programming languages <code>block_id &lt;&lt; 4 <nowiki>|</nowiki> metadata</code>).
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  | A table/dictionary/palette mapping nonnegative integers to block states. Block state IDs are created in a linear fashion based off of order of assignment.  One block state ID allocated for each unique block state for a block; if a block has multiple properties then the number of allocated states is the product of the number of values for each property.  A current list of properties and state ID ranges is found on [https://pokechu22.github.io/Burger/1.15.2.html burger].
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Alternatively, the vanilla server now includes an option to export the current block state ID mapping, by running <code>java -cp minecraft_server.jar net.minecraft.data.Main --reports</code>.  See [[Data Generators]] for more information.
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Notchian
 
  | Notchian
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  |rowspan="2"| Yes
 
  |rowspan="2"| Yes
 
  | Packet ID
 
  | Packet ID
  | Varint
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  | VarInt
 
  | zlib compressed packet ID (see the sections below)
 
  | zlib compressed packet ID (see the sections below)
 
  |-
 
  |-
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If Data Length is set to zero, then the packet is uncompressed; otherwise it is the size of the uncompressed packet.
 
If Data Length is set to zero, then the packet is uncompressed; otherwise it is the size of the uncompressed packet.
  
If compressed, the uncompressed length of (Packet ID + Data) must be equal to or over the threshold set in the packet [[#Set Compression 2|Set Compression]] ([[#Login|Login]], 0x03, clientbound), otherwise the receiving party will disconnect.
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If compressed, the uncompressed length of (Packet ID + Data) must be equal to or over the threshold set in the packet [[#Set Compression|Set Compression]], otherwise the receiving party will disconnect.
  
Compression can be disabled by sending the packet [[#Set Compression|Set Compression]] ([[#Login|Login]], 0x03, clientbound) with a negative Threshold, or not sending the Set Compression packet at all.
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Compression can be disabled by sending the packet [[#Set Compression|Set Compression]] with a negative Threshold, or not sending the Set Compression packet at all.
  
 
== Handshaking ==
 
== Handshaking ==
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  | Protocol Version
 
  | Protocol Version
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | See [[protocol version numbers]] (currently 335 in Minecraft 1.12)
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  | See [[protocol version numbers]] (currently 578 in Minecraft 1.15.2)
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Server Address
 
  | Server Address
 
  | String (255)
 
  | String (255)
  | Hostname or IP, e.g. localhost or 127.0.0.1, that was used to connect. The Notchian server does not use this information.
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  | Hostname or IP, e.g. localhost or 127.0.0.1, that was used to connect. The Notchian server does not use this information. Note that SRV records are a complete redirect, e.g. if _minecraft._tcp.example.com points to mc.example.org, users connecting to example.com will provide mc.example.org as server address in addition to connecting to it.
 
  |-  
 
  |-  
 
  | Server Port
 
  | Server Port
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  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Type
 
  | Type
  | Byte
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  | VarInt
  | The type of object (see [[Entities#Objects]])
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  | The type of object (same as in [[#Spawn Mob|Spawn Mob]])
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | X
 
  | X
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="13"| 0x03
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  |rowspan="12"| 0x03
  |rowspan="13"| Play
+
  |rowspan="12"| Play
  |rowspan="13"| Client
+
  |rowspan="12"| Client
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
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  | Short
 
  | Short
 
  | Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
 
  | Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
|-
 
| Metadata
 
| [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Entity Metadata]]
 
|
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
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  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Title
+
  | Motive
  | String (13)
+
  | VarInt
  | Name of the painting. Max length 13
+
  | Panting's ID, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Location
 
  | Location
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Name
 
  ! Name
 +
! ID
 
  ! x
 
  ! x
 
  ! y
 
  ! y
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  ! height
 
  ! height
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Kebab</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:kebab</code>
 +
| 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Aztec</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:aztec</code>
 +
| 1
 
  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Alban</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:alban</code>
 +
| 2
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Aztec2</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:aztec2</code>
 +
| 3
 
  | 48
 
  | 48
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Bomb</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:bomb</code>
 +
| 4
 
  | 64
 
  | 64
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Plant</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:plant</code>
 +
| 5
 
  | 80
 
  | 80
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Wasteland</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:wasteland</code>
 +
| 6
 
  | 96
 
  | 96
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Pool</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:pool</code>
 +
| 7
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Courbet</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:courbet</code>
 +
| 8
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Sea</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:sea</code>
 +
| 9
 
  | 64
 
  | 64
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Sunset</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:sunset</code>
 +
| 10
 
  | 96
 
  | 96
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Creebet</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:creebet</code>
 +
| 11
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
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  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Wanderer</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:wanderer</code>
 +
| 12
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 64
 
  | 64
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Graham</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:graham</code>
 +
| 13
 
  | 16
 
  | 16
 
  | 64
 
  | 64
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Match</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:match</code>
 +
| 14
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Bust</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:bust</code>
 +
| 15
 
  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Stage</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:stage</code>
 +
| 16
 
  | 64
 
  | 64
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Void</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:void</code>
 +
| 17
 
  | 96
 
  | 96
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>SkullAndRoses</code>
+
  | <code>skull_and_roses</code>
 +
| 18
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Wither</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:wither</code>
 +
| 19
 
  | 160
 
  | 160
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Fighters</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:fighters</code>
 +
| 20
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 96
 
  | 96
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  | 32
 
  | 32
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Pointer</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:pointer</code>
 +
| 21
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 
  | 192
 
  | 192
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  | 64
 
  | 64
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Pigscene</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:pigscene</code>
 +
| 22
 
  | 64
 
  | 64
 
  | 192
 
  | 192
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  | 64
 
  | 64
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>BurningSkull</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:burning_skull</code>
 +
| 23
 
  | 128
 
  | 128
 
  | 192
 
  | 192
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  | 64
 
  | 64
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>Skeleton</code>
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  | <code>minecraft:skeleton</code>
 +
| 24
 
  | 192
 
  | 192
 
  | 64
 
  | 64
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  | 48
 
  | 48
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | <code>DonkeyKong</code>
+
  | <code>minecraft:donkey_kong</code>
 +
| 25
 
  | 192
 
  | 192
 
  | 112
 
  | 112
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This packet is sent by the server when a player comes into visible range, ''not'' when a player joins.
 
This packet is sent by the server when a player comes into visible range, ''not'' when a player joins.
  
This packet must be sent after the [[#Player List Item|Player List Item]] ([[#Play|Play]], 0x38, clientbound) packet that adds the player data for the client to use when spawning a player. If the Player List Item for the player spawned by this packet is not present when this packet arrives, Notchian clients will not spawn the player entity. The Player List Item packet includes skin/cape data.
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This packet must be sent after the [[#Player Info|Player Info]] packet that adds the player data for the client to use when spawning a player. If the Player Info for the player spawned by this packet is not present when this packet arrives, Notchian clients will not spawn the player entity. The Player Info packet includes skin/cape data.
  
 
Servers can, however, safely spawn player entities for players not in visible range. The client appears to handle it correctly.
 
Servers can, however, safely spawn player entities for players not in visible range. The client appears to handle it correctly.
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="8"| 0x05
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  |rowspan="7"| 0x05
  |rowspan="8"| Play
+
  |rowspan="7"| Play
  |rowspan="8"| Client
+
  |rowspan="7"| Client
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
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  | Pitch
 
  | Pitch
 
  | Angle
 
  | Angle
|
 
|-
 
| Metadata
 
| [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Entity Metadata]]
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
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In an example UUID, <code>xxxxxxxx-xxxx-Yxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx</code>, the UUID version is specified by <code>Y</code>. So, for UUID v3, <code>Y</code> will always be <code>3</code>, and for UUID v2, <code>Y</code> will always be <code>2</code>.
 
In an example UUID, <code>xxxxxxxx-xxxx-Yxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx</code>, the UUID version is specified by <code>Y</code>. So, for UUID v3, <code>Y</code> will always be <code>3</code>, and for UUID v2, <code>Y</code> will always be <code>2</code>.
  
==== Animation (clientbound) ====
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==== Entity Animation (clientbound) ====
  
 
Sent whenever an entity should change animation.
 
Sent whenever an entity should change animation.
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x07
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x07
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
 
  |colspan="2"| Count
 
  |colspan="2"| Count
 
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
 
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
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  |-
 
  |-
 
  |rowspan="2"| Statistic
 
  |rowspan="2"| Statistic
  | Name
+
  | Category ID
 
  |rowspan="2"| Array
 
  |rowspan="2"| Array
  | String (32767)
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  | VarInt
  | [https://gist.github.com/Alvin-LB/8d0d13db00b3c00fd0e822a562025eff https://gist.github.com/Alvin-LB/8d0d13db00b3c00fd0e822a562025eff]
+
  | See below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  | Statistic ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
 +
| See below
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Value
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
  | The amount to set it to
 
  | The amount to set it to
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Block Break Animation ====
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Categories (these are namespaced, but with <code>:</code> replaced with <code>.</code>):
  
0–9 are the displayable destroy stages and each other number means that there is no animation on this coordinate.
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Name
 +
! ID
 +
! Registry
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.mined</code>
 +
| 0
 +
| Blocks
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.crafted</code>
 +
| 1
 +
| Items
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.used</code>
 +
| 2
 +
| Items
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.broken</code>
 +
| 3
 +
| Items
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.picked_up</code>
 +
| 4
 +
| Items
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.dropped</code>
 +
| 5
 +
| Items
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.killed</code>
 +
| 6
 +
| Entities
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.killed_by</code>
 +
| 7
 +
| Entities
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.custom</code>
 +
| 8
 +
| Custom
 +
|}
  
Block break animations can still be applied on air; the animation will remain visible although there is no block being broken.  However, if this is applied to a transparent block, odd graphical effects may happen, including water losing its transparency. (An effect similar to this can be seen in normal gameplay when breaking ice blocks)
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Blocks, Items, and Entities use block (not block state), item, and entity ids.
  
If you need to display several break animations at the same time you have to give each of them a unique Entity ID.
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Custom has the following (unit only matters for clients):
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Packet ID
+
  ! Name
  ! State
+
! ID
  ! Bound To
+
  ! Unit
  ! Field Name
+
  |-
  ! Field Type
+
  | <code>minecraft.leave_game</code>
  ! Notes
+
  | 0
 +
  | None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x08
+
  | <code>minecraft.play_one_minute</code>
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
| 1
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
| Time
  | Entity ID
+
|-
  | VarInt
+
| <code>minecraft.time_since_death</code>
  | Entity ID of the entity breaking the block
+
| 2
 +
| Time
 +
  |-
 +
| <code>minecraft.sneak_Time</code>
 +
  | 3
 +
| Time
 +
|-
 +
  | <code>minecraft.walk_one_cm</code>
 +
  | 4
 +
  | Distance
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Location
+
  | <code>minecraft.crouch_one_cm</code>
  | Position
+
  | 5
  | Block Position
+
  | Distance
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Destroy Stage
+
  | <code>minecraft.sprint_one_cm</code>
| Byte
+
  | 6
  | 0–9 to set it, any other value to remove it
+
  | Distance
  |}
 
 
 
==== Update Block Entity ====
 
 
 
Sets tile entity associated with the block at the given location.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x09
+
  | <code>minecraft.swim_one_cm</code>
|rowspan="3"| Play
+
  | 7
|rowspan="3"| Client
+
  | Distance
| Location
 
  | Position
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Action
+
  | <code>minecraft.fall_one_cm</code>
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | 8
  | The type of update to perform, see below
+
  | Distance
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | NBT Data
+
  | <code>minecraft.climb_one_cm</code>
  | [[NBT|NBT Tag]]
+
  | 9
  | Data to set.  May be a TAG_END (0), in which case the block entity at the given location is removed (though this is not required since the client will remove the block entity automatically on chunk unload or block removal)
+
| Distance
  |}
+
  |-
 
+
  | <code>minecraft.fly_one_cm</code>
''Action'' field:
+
| 10
 
+
| Distance
* '''1''': Set data of a mob spawner (everything except for SpawnPotentials: current delay, min/max delay, mob to be spawned, spawn count, spawn range, etc.)
+
|-
* '''2''': Set command block text (command and last execution status)
+
| <code>minecraft.dive_one_cm</code>
* '''3''': Set the level, primary, and secondary powers of a beacon
+
| 11
* '''4''': Set rotation and skin of mob head
+
  | Distance
* '''5''': Set type of flower in flower pot
+
  |-
* '''6''': Set base color and patterns on a banner
+
  | <code>minecraft.minecart_one_cm</code>
* '''7''': Set the data for a Structure tile entity
+
  | 12
* '''8''': Set the destination for a end gateway
+
  | Distance
* '''9''': Set the text on a sign
 
* '''10''': Declare a shulker box, no data appears to be sent and the client seems to do fine without this packet. Perhaps it is a leftover from earlier versions?
 
* '''11''': Set the color of a bed
 
 
 
==== Block Action ====
 
 
 
This packet is used for a number of actions and animations performed by blocks, usually non-persistent.
 
 
 
See [[Block Actions]] for a list of values.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x0A
+
  | <code>minecraft.boat_one_cm</code>
|rowspan="4"| Play
+
  | 13
|rowspan="4"| Client
+
  | Distance
| Location
 
  | Position
 
  | Block coordinates
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Action ID (Byte 1)
+
  | <code>minecraft.pig_one_cm</code>
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | 14
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
+
  | Distance
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Action Param (Byte 2)
+
  | <code>minecraft.horse_one_cm</code>
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | 15
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
+
  | Distance
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Block Type
+
  | <code>minecraft.aviate_one_cm</code>
  | VarInt
+
  | 16
  | The block type ID for the block, not including metadata/damage value. This must match the block at the given coordinates.
+
  | Distance
  |}
+
  |-
 
+
  | <code>minecraft.jump</code>
==== Block Change ====
+
  | 17
 
+
  | None
Fired whenever a block is changed within the render distance.
 
 
 
{{Warning2|Changing a block in a chunk that is not loaded is not a stable action.  The Notchian client currently uses a ''shared'' empty chunk which is modified for all block changes in unloaded chunks; while in 1.9 this chunk never renders in older versions the changed block will appear in all copies of the empty chunk. Servers should avoid sending block changes in unloaded chunks and clients should ignore such packets.}}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0B
+
  | <code>minecraft.drop</code>
|rowspan="2"| Play
+
  | 18
|rowspan="2"| Client
+
  | None
| Location
 
  | Position
 
  | Block Coordinates
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Block ID
+
  | <code>minecraft.damage_dealt</code>
| VarInt
+
  | 19
| The new block state ID for the block as given in the {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Block IDs|global palette}} (When reading data: <code>type = id &gt;&gt; 4</code>, <code>meta = id & 15</code>, when writing data: <code>id = type &lt;&lt; 4 &#124; (meta &amp; 15)</code>)
+
  | Damage
  |}
 
 
 
==== Boss Bar ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
! Bound To
 
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="15"| 0x0C
+
  | <code>minecraft.damage_taken</code>
|rowspan="15"| Play
+
  | 20
|rowspan="15"| Client
+
  | Damage
|colspan="2"| UUID
 
  | UUID
 
  | Unique ID for this bar
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Action
+
  | <code>minecraft.deaths</code>
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | 21
  | Determines the layout of the remaining packet
+
  | None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Action
+
  | <code>minecraft.mob_kills</code>
  ! Field Name
+
  | 22
  !
+
  | None
!
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0: add
+
  | <code>minecraft.animals_bred</code>
| Title
+
  | 23
  | [[Chat]]
+
  | None
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Health
+
  | <code>minecraft.player_kills</code>
  | Float
+
  | 24
  | From 0 to 1. Values greater than 1 do not crash a Notchian client, and start [https://i.johni0702.de/nA.png rendering part of a second health bar] at around 1.5.
+
  | None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Color
+
  | <code>minecraft.fish_caught</code>
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | 25
  | Color ID (see below)
+
  | None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Division
+
  | <code>minecraft.talked_to_villager</code>
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | 26
  | Type of division (see below)
+
  | None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flags
+
  | <code>minecraft.traded_with_villager</code>
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | 27
  | Bit mask. 0x1: should darken sky, 0x2: is dragon bar (used to play end music)
+
  | None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: remove
+
  | <code>minecraft.eat_cake_slice</code>
  | ''no fields''
+
  | 28
  | ''no fields''
+
  | None
| Removes this boss bar
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2: update health
+
  | <code>minecraft.fill_cauldron</code>
  | Health
+
  | 29
  | Float
+
  | None
| as above
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3: update title
+
  | <code>minecraft.use_cauldron</code>
  | Title
+
  | 30
| [[Chat]]
+
  | None
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 4: update style
+
  | <code>minecraft.clean_armor</code>
| Color
+
  | 31
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | None
  | Color ID (see below)
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Dividers
+
  | <code>minecraft.clean_banner</code>
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | 32
  | as above
+
  | None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5: update flags
+
  | <code>minecraft.interact_with_brewingstand</code>
  | Flags
+
  | 33
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | None
| as above
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |}
+
  | <code>minecraft.interact_with_beacon</code>
 
+
| 34
{| class="wikitable"
+
| None
  ! ID
+
|-
  ! Color
+
| <code>minecraft.inspect_dropper</code>
 +
  | 35
 +
  | None
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.inspect_hopper</code>
 +
| 36
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  | <code>minecraft.inspect_dispenser</code>
  | Pink
+
  | 37
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  | <code>minecraft.play_noteblock</code>
  | Blue
+
  | 38
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2
+
  | <code>minecraft.tune_noteblock</code>
  | Red
+
  | 39
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3
+
  | <code>minecraft.pot_flower</code>
  | Green
+
  | 40
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4
+
  | <code>minecraft.trigger_trapped_chest</code>
  | Yellow
+
  | 41
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5
+
  | <code>minecraft.open_enderchest</code>
  | Purple
+
  | 42
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 6
+
  | <code>minecraft.enchant_item</code>
  | White
+
  | 43
  |}
+
  | None
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! ID
 
! Type of division
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  | <code>minecraft.play_record</code>
  | No division
+
  | 44
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  | <code>minecraft.interact_with_furnace</code>
  | 6 notches
+
  | 45
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2
+
  | <code>minecraft.interact_with_crafting_table</code>
  | 10 notches
+
  | 46
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3
+
  | <code>minecraft.open_chest</code>
  | 12 notches
+
  | 47
 +
| None
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4
+
  | <code>minecraft.sleep_in_bed</code>
  | 20 notches
+
  | 48
  |}
+
| None
 +
|-
 +
| <code>minecraft.open_shulker_box</code>
 +
| 49
 +
| None
 +
  |}
  
==== Server Difficulty ====
+
Units:
 +
 
 +
* None: just a normal number (formatted with 0 decimal places)
 +
* Damage: value is 10 times the normal amount
 +
* Distance: a distance in centimeters (hundredths of blocks)
 +
* Time: a time span in ticks
  
Changes the difficulty setting in the client's option menu
+
==== Acknowledge Player Digging ====
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,000: Line 1,026:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x0D
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x08
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  | Difficulty
+
  | Location
  | Unsigned Byte
+
| Position
  | 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
+
| Position where the digging was happening
 +
|-
 +
| Block
 +
| VarInt
 +
| Block state ID of the block that should be at that position now.
 +
|-
 +
  | Status
 +
  | VarInt enum
 +
| Same as Player Digging.  Only Started digging (0), Cancelled digging (1), and Finished digging (2) are used.
 +
|-
 +
| Successful
 +
| Boolean
 +
| True if the digging succeeded; false if the client should undo any changes it made locally.  (How does this work?)
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Tab-Complete (clientbound) ====
+
==== Block Break Animation ====
 +
 
 +
0–9 are the displayable destroy stages and each other number means that there is no animation on this coordinate.
 +
 
 +
Block break animations can still be applied on air; the animation will remain visible although there is no block being broken.  However, if this is applied to a transparent block, odd graphical effects may happen, including water losing its transparency.  (An effect similar to this can be seen in normal gameplay when breaking ice blocks)
  
The server responds with a list of auto-completions of the last word sent to it. In the case of regular chat, this is a player username. Command names and parameters are also supported. The client sorts these alphabetically before listing them.
+
If you need to display several break animations at the same time you have to give each of them a unique Entity ID. The entity ID does not need to correspond to an actual entity on the client. It is valid to use a randomly generated number.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,020: Line 1,062:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0E
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x09
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Count
+
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | Entity ID of the entity breaking the block
 +
|-
 +
| Location
 +
| Position
 +
| Block Position
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Matches
+
  | Destroy Stage
  | Array of String (32767)
+
  | Byte
  | One eligible command, note that each command is sent separately instead of in a single string, hence the need for Count
+
  | 0–9 to set it, any other value to remove it
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Chat Message (clientbound) ====  
+
==== Update Block Entity ====
  
Identifying the difference between Chat/System Message is important as it helps respect the user's chat visibility options. While game info accepts json formatting it will not display, old style §-based formatting works.  See [[Chat#Processing chat|processing chat]] for more info about these positions.
+
Sets the block entity associated with the block at the given location.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,044: Line 1,090:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0F
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x0A
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | JSON Data
+
  | Location
  | [[Chat]]
+
  | Position
  | Limited to 32767 bytes
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| Action
 +
| Unsigned Byte
 +
| The type of update to perform, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Position
+
  | NBT Data
  | Byte
+
  | [[NBT|NBT Tag]]
  | 0: chat (chat box), 1: system message (chat box), 2: game info (above hotbar).
+
  | Data to set.  May be a TAG_END (0), in which case the block entity at the given location is removed (though this is not required since the client will remove the block entity automatically on chunk unload or block removal)
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Multi Block Change ====
+
''Action'' field:
 +
 
 +
* '''1''': Set data of a mob spawner (everything except for SpawnPotentials: current delay, min/max delay, mob to be spawned, spawn count, spawn range, etc.)
 +
* '''2''': Set command block text (command and last execution status)
 +
* '''3''': Set the level, primary, and secondary powers of a beacon
 +
* '''4''': Set rotation and skin of mob head
 +
* '''5''': Declare a conduit
 +
* '''6''': Set base color and patterns on a banner
 +
* '''7''': Set the data for a Structure tile entity
 +
* '''8''': Set the destination for a end gateway
 +
* '''9''': Set the text on a sign
 +
* '''10''': Unused
 +
* '''11''': Declare a bed
 +
* '''12''': Set data of a jigsaw block
 +
* '''13''': Set items in a campfire
 +
* '''14''': Behive information
 +
 
 +
==== Block Action ====
 +
 
 +
This packet is used for a number of actions and animations performed by blocks, usually non-persistent.
  
Fired whenever 2 or more blocks are changed within the same chunk on the same tick.
+
See [[Block Actions]] for a list of values.
  
{{Warning|Changing blocks in chunks not loaded by the client is unsafe (see note on [[#Block Change|Block Change]]).}}
+
{{Warning2|This packet uses a block ID, not a block state.  Unfortunately, block IDs are not directly included in the output from [[Data Generators]], but can manually be calculated.}}
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,066: Line 1,135:
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  ! Field Name
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
+
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="6"| 0x10
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x0B
  |rowspan="6"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="6"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Chunk X
+
  | Location
  |colspan="2"| Int
+
  | Position
  | Chunk X coordinate
+
  | Block coordinates
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Chunk Z
+
  | Action ID (Byte 1)
|colspan="2"| Int
 
| Chunk Z coordinate
 
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Record Count
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
| Number of elements in the following array, i.e. the number of blocks affected
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"| Record
 
| Horizontal Position
 
|rowspan="3"| Array
 
 
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | Unsigned Byte
  | The 4 most significant bits (<code>0xF0</code>) encode the X coordinate, relative to the chunk. The 4 least significant bits (<code>0x0F</code>) encode the Z coordinate, relative to the chunk.
+
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y Coordinate
+
  | Action Param (Byte 2)
 
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Y coordinate of the block
+
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Block ID
+
  | Block Type
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | The new block state ID for the block as given in the {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Block IDs|global palette}} (When reading data: <code>type = id &gt;&gt; 4</code>, <code>meta = id & 15</code>, when writing data: <code>id = type &lt;&lt; 4 &#124; (meta &amp; 15)</code>)
+
  | The block type ID for the block.  This must match the block at the given coordinates.
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
To decode the position into a world position:
+
==== Block Change ====
  
<syntaxhighlight lang="java">
+
Fired whenever a block is changed within the render distance.
worldX = (horizPos >> 4 & 15) + (chunkX * 16);
 
worldY = vertPos;
 
worldZ = (horizPos & 15) + (chunkZ * 16);
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
  
==== Confirm Transaction (clientbound) ====
+
{{Warning2|Changing a block in a chunk that is not loaded is not a stable action.  The Notchian client currently uses a ''shared'' empty chunk which is modified for all block changes in unloaded chunks; while in 1.9 this chunk never renders in older versions the changed block will appear in all copies of the empty chunk.  Servers should avoid sending block changes in unloaded chunks and clients should ignore such packets.}}
 
 
A packet from the server indicating whether a request from the client was accepted, or whether there was a conflict (due to lag). If the packet was not accepted, the client must respond with a [[#Confirm Transaction (serverbound)|serverbound confirm transaction]] packet.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,120: Line 1,173:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x11
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0C
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | Location
  | Byte
+
  | Position
  | The ID of the window that the action occurred in
+
  | Block Coordinates
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Action Number
+
  | Block ID
  | Short
+
  | VarInt
  | Every action that is to be accepted has a unique number. This field corresponds to that number.
+
  | The new block state ID for the block as given in the {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Block IDs|global palette}}. See that section for more information.
|-
+
  |}
| Accepted
 
| Boolean
 
| Whether the action was accepted
 
  |}
 
  
==== Close Window (clientbound) ====
+
==== Boss Bar ====  
 
 
This packet is sent from the server to the client when a window is forcibly closed, such as when a chest is destroyed while it's open.
 
 
 
Note, notchian clients send a close window packet with Window ID 0 to close their inventory even though there is never an [[#Open Window|Open Window]] packet for inventory.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,146: Line 1,191:
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0x12
+
  |rowspan="14"| 0x0D
  | Play
+
  |rowspan="14"| Play
  | Client
+
  |rowspan="14"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  |colspan="2"| UUID
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | UUID
  | This is the ID of the window that was closed. 0 for inventory.
+
  | Unique ID for this bar
|}
 
 
 
==== Open Window ====
 
 
 
This is sent to the client when it should open an inventory, such as a chest, workbench, or furnace. This message is not sent anywhere for clients opening their own inventory.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x13
+
  |colspan="2"| Action
  |rowspan="5"| Play
+
  | VarInt Enum
  |rowspan="5"| Client
+
  | Determines the layout of the remaining packet
| Window ID
 
| Unsigned Byte
 
| A unique id number for the window to be displayed. Notchian server implementation is a counter, starting at 1.
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Window Type
+
  ! Action
  | String (32)
+
  ! Field Name
  | The window type to use for display. See [[Inventory]] for a list.
+
  !
 +
!
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Window Title
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0: add
 +
| Title
 
  | [[Chat]]
 
  | [[Chat]]
  | The title of the window
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| Health
 +
| Float
 +
| From 0 to 1. Values greater than 1 do not crash a Notchian client, and start [https://i.johni0702.de/nA.png rendering part of a second health bar] at around 1.5.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Number Of Slots
+
  | Color
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | VarInt Enum
  | Number of slots in the window (excluding the number of slots in the player inventory)
+
  | Color ID (see below)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Entity ID
+
  | Division
  | Optional Int
+
  | VarInt Enum
  | EntityHorse's EID. Only sent when Window Type is “EntityHorse”
+
  | Type of division (see below)
|}
 
 
 
See [[Inventory]] for further information.
 
 
 
==== Window Items ====
 
[[File:Inventory-slots.png|thumb|The inventory slots]]
 
 
 
Sent by the server when items in multiple slots (in a window) are added/removed. This includes the main inventory, equipped armour and crafting slots.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x14
+
  | Flags
|rowspan="3"| Play
 
|rowspan="3"| Client
 
| Window ID
 
 
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | Unsigned Byte
  | The ID of window which items are being sent for. 0 for player inventory.
+
  | Bit mask. 0x1: should darken sky, 0x2: is dragon bar (used to play end music), 0x04: create fog (previously was also controlled by 0x02)
 +
|-
 +
| 1: remove
 +
| ''no fields''
 +
| ''no fields''
 +
| Removes this boss bar
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Count
+
  | 2: update health
  | Short
+
  | Health
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | Float
 +
| as above
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Slot Data
+
  | 3: update title
  | Array of [[Slot Data|Slot]]
+
| Title
  |  
+
  | [[Chat]]
  |}
+
  |  
 
+
  |-
See [[Inventory#Windows|inventory windows]] for further information about how slots are indexed.
+
|rowspan="2"| 4: update style
 
+
| Color
==== Window Property ====
+
| VarInt Enum
 
+
  | Color ID (see below)
This packet is used to inform the client that part of a GUI window should be updated.
+
  |-
 
+
  | Dividers
{| class="wikitable"
+
  | VarInt Enum
  ! Packet ID
+
  | as above
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x15
+
  | 5: update flags
|rowspan="3"| Play
+
  | Flags
|rowspan="3"| Client
 
  | Window ID
 
 
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | Unsigned Byte
  |  
+
  | as above
|-
 
| Property
 
| Short
 
| The property to be updated, see below
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
| Value
 
| Short
 
| The new value for the property, see below
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
 
The meaning of the Property field depends on the type of the window. The following table shows the known combinations of window type and property, and how the value is to be interpreted.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! ID
 +
! Color
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Window type
+
  | 0
  ! Property
+
  | Pink
! Value
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| Furnace
+
  | 1
| 0: Fire icon (fuel left)
+
  | Blue
  | counting from fuel burn time down to 0 (in-game ticks)
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: Maximum fuel burn time
+
  | 2
  | fuel burn time or 0 (in-game ticks)
+
  | Red
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2: Progress arrow
+
  | 3
  | counting from 0 to maximum progress (in-game ticks)
+
  | Green
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3: Maximum progress
+
  | 4
  | always 200 on the notchian server
+
  | Yellow
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="10"| Enchantment Table
+
  | 5
  | 0: Level requirement for top enchantment slot
+
  | Purple
|rowspan="3"| The enchantment's xp level requirement
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: Level requirement for middle enchantment slot
+
  | 6
 +
| White
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! ID
 +
! Type of division
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2: Level requirement for bottom enchantment slot
+
  | 0
 +
| No division
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3: The enchantment seed
+
  | 1
  | Used for drawing the enchantment names (in [[Wikipedia:Standard Galactic Alphabet|SGA]]) clientside.  The same seed ''is'' used to calculate enchantments, but some of the data isn't sent to the client to prevent easily guessing the entire list (the seed value here is the regular seed bitwise and <code>0xFFFFFFF0</code>).
+
  | 6 notches
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4: Enchantment ID shown on mouse hover over top enchantment slot
+
  | 2
  |rowspan="3"| The enchantment id (set to -1 to hide it)
+
  | 10 notches
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5: Enchantment ID shown on mouse hover over middle enchantment slot
+
  | 3
 +
| 12 notches
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 6: Enchantment ID shown on mouse hover over bottom enchantment slot
+
  | 4
|-
+
  | 20 notches
| 7: Enchantment level shown on mouse hover over the top slot
 
|rowspan="3"| The enchantment level (1 = I, 2 = II, 6 = VI, etc.), or -1 if no enchant
 
|-
 
| 8: Enchantment level shown on mouse hover over the middle slot
 
|-
 
| 9: Enchantment level shown on mouse hover over the bottom slot
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"| Beacon
 
| 0: Power level
 
| 0-4, controls what effect buttons are enabled
 
|-
 
| 1: First potion effect
 
| {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Status effects|Potion effect ID}} for the first effect, or -1 if no effect
 
|-
 
| 2: Second potion effect
 
| {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Status effects|Potion effect ID}} for the second effect, or -1 if no effect
 
|-
 
| Anvil
 
| 0: Repair cost
 
| The repair's cost in xp levels
 
|-
 
| Brewing Stand
 
| 0: Brew time
 
  | 0–400, with 400 making the arrow empty, and 0 making the arrow full
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Set Slot ====
+
==== Server Difficulty ====
  
Sent by the server when an item in a slot (in a window) is added/removed.
+
Changes the difficulty setting in the client's option menu
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x16
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0E
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | Difficulty
  | Byte
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | The window which is being updated. 0 for player inventory. Note that all known window types include the player inventory. This packet will only be sent for the currently opened window while the player is performing actions, even if it affects the player inventory. After the window is closed, a number of these packets are sent to update the player's inventory window (0).
+
  | 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Slot
+
  | Difficulty locked?
  | Short
+
  | Boolean
| The slot that should be updated
+
  |
|-
 
| Slot Data
 
| [[Slot Data|Slot]]
 
  |  
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
To set the cursor (the item currently dragged with the mouse), use -1 as Window ID and as Slot.
+
==== Chat Message (clientbound) ====
  
This packet can only be used to edit the hotbar of the player's inventory if window ID is set to 0 (slots 36 through 44)If the window ID is set to -2, then any slot in the inventory can be used but no add item animation will be played.
+
Identifying the difference between Chat/System Message is important as it helps respect the user's chat visibility optionsSee [[Chat#Processing chat|processing chat]] for more info about these positions.
 
 
==== Set Cooldown ====
 
  
Applies a cooldown period to all items with the given typeUsed by the Notchian server with enderpearlsThis packet should be sent when the cooldown starts and also when the cooldown ends (to compensate for lag), although the client will end the cooldown automatically.
+
{{warning2|Game info accepts json formatting but does not display it, although the deprecated §-based formatting worksThis is not an issue when using the [[#Title|Title]] packet, so prefer that packet for displaying information in that slotSee [https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MC-119145 MC-119145] for more information.}}
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x17
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0F
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Item ID
+
  | JSON Data
  | VarInt
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | Numeric ID of the item to apply a cooldown to.
+
  | Limited to 32767 bytes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cooldown Ticks
+
  | Position
  | VarInt
+
  | Byte
  | Number of ticks to apply a cooldown for, or 0 to clear the cooldown.
+
  | 0: chat (chat box), 1: system message (chat box), 2: game info (above hotbar).
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Plugin Message (clientbound) ====
+
==== Multi Block Change ====
  
{{Main|Plugin channels}}
+
Fired whenever 2 or more blocks are changed within the same chunk on the same tick.
  
Mods and plugins can use this to send their data. Minecraft itself uses a number of [[plugin channel]]s. These internal channels are prefixed with <code>MC|</code>.
+
{{Warning|Changing blocks in chunks not loaded by the client is unsafe (see note on [[#Block Change|Block Change]]).}}
 
 
More documentation on this: [http://dinnerbone.com/blog/2012/01/13/minecraft-plugin-channels-messaging/ http://dinnerbone.com/blog/2012/01/13/minecraft-plugin-channels-messaging/]
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
  ! Field Type
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x18
+
  |rowspan="6"| 0x10
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="6"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="6"| Client
  | Channel
+
|colspan="2"| Chunk X
  | String (20)
+
|colspan="2"| Int
  | Name of the [[plugin channel]] used to send the data
+
| Chunk X coordinate
 +
  |-
 +
  |colspan="2"| Chunk Z
 +
|colspan="2"| Int
 +
  | Chunk Z coordinate
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Data
+
  |colspan="2"| Record Count
  | Byte Array
+
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
  | Any data, depending on the channel. <code><nowiki>MC|</nowiki></code> channels are documented [[plugin channel|here]]. The length of this array must be inferred from the packet length.
+
  | Number of elements in the following array, i.e. the number of blocks affected
  |}
+
|-
 
+
|rowspan="3"| Record
==== Named Sound Effect ====
+
| Horizontal Position
{{See also|#Sound Effect}}
+
|rowspan="3"| Array
 +
| Unsigned Byte
 +
| The 4 most significant bits (<code>0xF0</code>) encode the X coordinate, relative to the chunk. The 4 least significant bits (<code>0x0F</code>) encode the Z coordinate, relative to the chunk.
 +
|-
 +
| Y Coordinate
 +
| Unsigned Byte
 +
| Y coordinate of the block
 +
|-
 +
| Block ID
 +
| VarInt
 +
  | The new block state ID for the block as given in the {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Block IDs|global palette}}. See that section for more information.
 +
  |}
 +
 
 +
To decode the position into a world position:
 +
 
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="java">
 +
worldX = (horizPos >> 4 & 15) + (chunkX * 16);
 +
worldY = vertPos;
 +
worldZ = (horizPos & 15) + (chunkZ * 16);
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 
 +
==== Tab-Complete (clientbound) ====
  
Used to play a sound effect on the client. Custom sounds may be added by resource packs.
+
The server responds with a list of auto-completions of the last word sent to it. In the case of regular chat, this is a player username. Command names and parameters are also supported. The client sorts these alphabetically before listing them.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
  ! Field Type
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x19
+
  |rowspan="8"| 0x11
  |rowspan="7"| Play
+
  |rowspan="8"| Play
  |rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |rowspan="8"| Client
| Sound Name
 
| String (256)
 
| All sound effect names as of 1.11.0 can be seen [http://pokechu22.github.io/Burger/1.11.html#sounds here].
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Sound Category
+
  |colspan="2"| ID
  | VarInt Enum
+
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
  | The category that this sound will be played from ([https://gist.github.com/konwboj/7c0c380d3923443e9d55 current categories])
+
  | Transaction ID
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect Position X
+
  |colspan="2"| Start
  | Int
+
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
  | Effect X multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
+
  | Start of the text to replace
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect Position Y
+
  |colspan="2"| Length
  | Int
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
  | Effect Y multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
+
  | Length of the text to replace
 +
  |-
 +
|colspan="2"| Count
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect Position Z
+
  |rowspan="3"| Matches
  | Int
+
  | Match
  | Effect Z multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
+
  |rowspan="3"| Array
 +
| String (32767)
 +
| One eligible value to insert, note that each command is sent separately instead of in a single string, hence the need for Count.  Note that for instance this doesn't include a leading <code>/</code> on commands.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Volume
+
  | Has tooltip
  | Float
+
  | Boolean
  | 1 is 100%, can be more
+
  | True if the following is present
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  | Tooltip
  | Float
+
  | Optional [[Chat]]
  | Float between 0.5 and 2.0 by Notchian clients
+
  | Tooltip to display; only present if previous boolean is true
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Disconnect (play) ====
+
==== Declare Commands ====
 +
 
 +
Lists all of the commands on the server, and how they are parsed.
  
Sent by the server before it disconnects a client. The client assumes that the server has already closed the connection by the time the packet arrives.
+
This is a directed graph, with one root node. Each redirect or child node must refer only to nodes that have already been declared.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0x1A
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x12
  | Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  | Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Reason
+
  | Count
  | [[Chat]]
+
| VarInt
  | Displayed to the client when the connection terminates.
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 +
|-
 +
| Nodes
 +
| Array of [[Command Data|Node]]
 +
  | An array of nodes
 +
|-
 +
| Root index
 +
| VarInt
 +
| Index of the <code>root</code> node in the previous array
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Status ====
+
For more information on this packet, see the [[Command Data]] article.
 +
 
 +
==== Window Confirmation (clientbound) ====
  
Entity statuses generally trigger an animation for an entityThe available statuses vary by the entity's type (and are available to subclasses of that type as well).
+
A packet from the server indicating whether a request from the client was accepted, or whether there was a conflict (due to lag)If the packet was not accepted, the client must respond with a [[#Window Confirmation (serverbound)|serverbound window confirmation]] packet.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1B
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x13
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Window ID
  | Int
+
  | Byte
  |  
+
  | The ID of the window that the action occurred in
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Entity Status
+
  | Action Number
  | Byte Enum
+
  | Short
  | See below
+
  | Every action that is to be accepted has a unique number. This number is an incrementing integer (starting at 0) with separate counts for each window ID.
 +
|-
 +
| Accepted
 +
| Boolean
 +
| Whether the action was accepted
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
See [[entities]] for a list of which statuses are valid for each type of entity.
+
==== Close Window (clientbound) ====
 +
 
 +
This packet is sent from the server to the client when a window is forcibly closed, such as when a chest is destroyed while it's open.
  
==== Explosion ====
+
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 0x14
 +
| Play
 +
| Client
 +
| Window ID
 +
| Unsigned Byte
 +
| This is the ID of the window that was closed. 0 for inventory.
 +
|}
  
Sent when an explosion occurs (creepers, TNT, and ghast fireballs).
+
==== Window Items ====
 +
[[File:Inventory-slots.png|thumb|The inventory slots]]
  
Each block in Records is set to air. Coordinates for each axis in record is int(X) + record.x
+
Sent by the server when items in multiple slots (in a window) are added/removed. This includes the main inventory, equipped armour and crafting slots.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="9"| 0x1C
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x15
  |rowspan="9"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="9"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | X
+
  | Window ID
  | Float
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  |  
+
  | The ID of window which items are being sent for. 0 for player inventory.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  | Count
  | Float
+
  | Short
  |  
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | Slot Data
  | Float
+
  | Array of [[Slot Data|Slot]]
 
  |  
 
  |  
|-
 
| Radius
 
| Float
 
| Currently unused in the client
 
|-
 
| Record Count
 
| Int
 
| Number of elements in the following array
 
|-
 
| Records
 
| Array of (Byte, Byte, Byte)
 
| Each record is 3 signed bytes long, each bytes are the XYZ (respectively) offsets of affected blocks.
 
|-
 
| Player Motion X
 
| Float
 
| X velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
|-
 
| Player Motion Y
 
| Float
 
| Y velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
|-
 
| Player Motion Z
 
| Float
 
| Z velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Unload Chunk ====
+
See [[Inventory#Windows|inventory windows]] for further information about how slots are indexed.
 +
 
 +
==== Window Property ====
  
Tells the client to unload a chunk column.
+
This packet is used to inform the client that part of a GUI window should be updated.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1D
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x16
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Chunk X
+
  | Window ID
  | Int
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| Property
 +
| Short
 +
| The property to be updated, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chunk Z
+
  | Value
  | Int
+
  | Short
  | Block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down
+
  | The new value for the property, see below
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
It is legal to send this packet even if the given chunk is not currently loaded.
+
The meaning of the Property field depends on the type of the window. The following table shows the known combinations of window type and property, and how the value is to be interpreted.
 
 
==== Change Game State ====
 
 
 
Used for a wide variety of game state things, from weather to bed use to game mode to demo messages.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
|rowspan="2"| 0x1E
+
  ! Window type
|rowspan="2"| Play
+
  ! Property
|rowspan="2"| Client
 
| Reason
 
| Unsigned Byte
 
| See below
 
|-
 
| Value
 
| Float
 
| Depends on Reason
 
|}
 
 
 
''Reason codes'':
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Reason
 
  ! Effect
 
 
  ! Value
 
  ! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  |rowspan="4"| Furnace
  | Invalid Bed
+
  | 0: Fire icon (fuel left)
  | Would be used to switch between messages, but the only used message is 0 for invalid bed
+
  | counting from fuel burn time down to 0 (in-game ticks)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  | 1: Maximum fuel burn time
  | End raining
+
  | fuel burn time or 0 (in-game ticks)
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2
+
  | 2: Progress arrow
  | Begin raining
+
  | counting from 0 to maximum progress (in-game ticks)
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3
+
  | 3: Maximum progress
  | Change game mode
+
| always 200 on the notchian server
  | 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator
+
  |-
 +
|rowspan="10"| Enchantment Table
 +
  | 0: Level requirement for top enchantment slot
 +
|rowspan="3"| The enchantment's xp level requirement
 +
|-
 +
| 1: Level requirement for middle enchantment slot
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4
+
  | 2: Level requirement for bottom enchantment slot
| Exit end
 
| 0: Immediately send Client Status of respawn without showing end credits; 1: Show end credits and respawn at the end (or when esc is pressed).  1 is sent if the player has not yet received the "The end?" achievement, while if they do have it 0 is used.
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5
+
  | 3: The enchantment seed
  | Demo message
+
  | Used for drawing the enchantment names (in [[Wikipedia:Standard Galactic Alphabet|SGA]]) clientside. The same seed ''is'' used to calculate enchantments, but some of the data isn't sent to the client to prevent easily guessing the entire list (the seed value here is the regular seed bitwise and <code>0xFFFFFFF0</code>).
  | 0: Show welcome to demo screen, 101: Tell movement controls, 102: Tell jump control, 103: Tell inventory control
 
|-
 
| 6
 
| Arrow hitting player
 
| Appears to be played when an arrow strikes another player in Multiplayer
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 7
+
  | 4: Enchantment ID shown on mouse hover over top enchantment slot
  | Fade value
+
  |rowspan="3"| The enchantment id (set to -1 to hide it), see below for values
| The current darkness value. 1 = Dark, 0 = Bright, Setting the value higher causes the game to change color and freeze
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 8
+
  | 5: Enchantment ID shown on mouse hover over middle enchantment slot
| Fade time
 
| Time in ticks for the sky to fade
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 10
+
  | 6: Enchantment ID shown on mouse hover over bottom enchantment slot
| Play elder guardian mob appearance (effect and sound)
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Keep Alive (clientbound) ====
 
 
 
The server will frequently send out a keep-alive, each containing a random ID. The client must respond with the same packet. If the client does not respond to them for over 30 seconds, the server kicks the client. Vice versa, if the server does not send any keep-alives for 20 seconds, the client will disconnect and yields a "Timed out" exception.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x1F
+
| 7: Enchantment level shown on mouse hover over the top slot
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| The enchantment level (1 = I, 2 = II, 6 = VI, etc.), or -1 if no enchant
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
|-
  | Keep Alive ID
+
| 8: Enchantment level shown on mouse hover over the middle slot
  | VarInt
+
|-
  |  
+
| 9: Enchantment level shown on mouse hover over the bottom slot
 +
|-
 +
  |rowspan="3"| Beacon
 +
| 0: Power level
 +
| 0-4, controls what effect buttons are enabled
 +
|-
 +
| 1: First potion effect
 +
| {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Status effects|Potion effect ID}} for the first effect, or -1 if no effect
 +
|-
 +
| 2: Second potion effect
 +
| {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values#Status effects|Potion effect ID}} for the second effect, or -1 if no effect
 +
|-
 +
| Anvil
 +
| 0: Repair cost
 +
| The repair's cost in xp levels
 +
|-
 +
  |rowspan="2"| Brewing Stand
 +
| 0: Brew time
 +
  | 0 – 400, with 400 making the arrow empty, and 0 making the arrow full
 +
|-
 +
  | 1: Fuel time
 +
  | 0 - 20, with 0 making the arrow empty, and 20 making the arrow full
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Chunk Data ====
+
For an enchanting table, the following numerical IDs are used:
{{Main|Chunk Format}}
 
{{See also|#Unload Chunk}}
 
 
 
The server only sends skylight information for chunk pillars in the {{Minecraft Wiki|Overworld}}, it's up to the client to know in which dimenison the player is currently located. You can also infer this information from the primary bitmask and the amount of uncompressed bytes sent.  This packet also sends all block entities in the chunk (though sending them is not required; it is still legal to send them with [[#Update Block Entity|Update Block Entity]] later).
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Packet ID
+
  ! Numerical ID
  ! State
+
  ! Enchantment ID
  ! Bound To
+
  ! Enchantment Name
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="9"| 0x20
+
  | 0
|rowspan="9"| Play
+
  | minecraft:protection
|rowspan="9"| Client
+
  | Protection
| Chunk X
 
  | Int
 
  | Chunk coordinate (block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down)
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chunk Z
+
  | 1
  | Int
+
  | minecraft:fire_protection
  | Chunk coordinate (block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down)
+
  | Fire Protection
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ground-Up Continuous
+
  | 2
  | Boolean
+
  | minecraft:feather_falling
  | See [[Chunk Format#Ground-up continuous|Chunk Format]]
+
  | Feather Falling
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Primary Bit Mask
+
  | 3
  | VarInt
+
  | minecraft:blast_protection
  | Bitmask with bits set to 1 for every 16×16×16 chunk section whose data is included in Data. The least significant bit represents the chunk section at the bottom of the chunk column (from y=0 to y=15).
+
  | Blast Protection
|-
 
| Size
 
| VarInt
 
| Size of Data in bytes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Data
+
  | 4
  | Byte array
+
  | minecraft:projectile_protection
  | See [[Chunk Format#Data structure|data structure]] in Chunk Format
+
  | Projectile Protection
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Number of block entities
+
  | 5
  | VarInt
+
  | minecraft:respiration
  | Length of the following array
+
  | Respiration
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Block entities
+
  | 6
  | Array of [[NBT|NBT Tag]]
+
  | minecraft:aqua_affinity
  | All block entities in the chunk.  Use the x, y, and z tags in the NBT to determine their positions.
+
  | Aqua Affinity
|}
 
 
 
==== Effect ====
 
 
 
Sent when a client is to play a sound or particle effect.
 
 
 
By default, the Minecraft client adjusts the volume of sound effects based on distance. The final boolean field is used to disable this, and instead the effect is played from 2 blocks away in the correct direction. Currently this is only used for effect 1023 (wither spawn) and effect 1028 (enderdragon death); it is ignored on other effects.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x21
+
  | 7
|rowspan="4"| Play
+
  | minecraft:thorns
|rowspan="4"| Client
+
  | Thorns
| Effect ID
 
  | Int
 
  | The ID of the effect, see below
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Location
+
  | 8
  | Position
+
  | minecraft:depth_strider
  | The location of the effect
+
  | Depth Strider
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Data
+
  | 9
  | Int
+
  | minecraft:frost_walker
  | Extra data for certain effects, see below
+
  | Frost Walker
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Disable Relative Volume
+
  | 10
  | Boolean
+
  | minecraft:binding_curse
| See above
+
  | Curse of Binding
  |}
 
 
 
Effect IDs:
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! ID
 
! Name
 
! Data
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  !colspan="3"| Sound
+
  | 11
 +
| minecraft:sharpness
 +
| Sharpness
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1000
+
  | 12
  | Dispenser dispenses
+
  | minecraft:smite
  |  
+
  | Smite
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1001
+
  | 13
  | Dispenser fails to dispense
+
  | minecraft:bane_of_arthropods
  |  
+
  | Bane of Arthropods
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1002
+
  | 14
  | Dispenser shoots
+
  | minecraft:knockback
  |  
+
  | Knockback
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1003
+
  | 15
  | Ender eye launched
+
  | minecraft:fire_aspect
  |  
+
  | Fire Aspect
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1004
+
  | 16
  | Firework shot
+
  | minecraft:looting
  |  
+
  | Looting
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1005
+
  | 17
  | Iron door opened
+
  | minecraft:sweeping
  |  
+
  | Sweeping Edge
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1006
+
  | 18
  | Wooden door opened
+
  | minecraft:efficiency
  |  
+
  | Efficiency
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1007
+
  | 19
  | Wooden trapdoor opened
+
  | minecraft:silk_touch
  |  
+
  | Silk Touch
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1008
+
  | 20
  | Fence gate opened
+
  | minecraft:unbreaking
  |  
+
  | Unbreaking
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1009
+
  | 21
  | Fire extinguished
+
  | minecraft:fortune
  |  
+
  | Fortune
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1010
+
  | 22
  | Play record
+
  | minecraft:power
  | {{Minecraft Wiki|Music Discs|Record ID}}
+
  | Power
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1011
+
  | 23
  | Iron door closed
+
  | minecraft:punch
  |  
+
  | Punch
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1012
+
  | 24
  | Wooden door closed
+
  | minecraft:flame
  |  
+
  | Flame
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1013
+
  | 25
  | Wooden trapdoor closed
+
  | minecraft:infinity
  |  
+
  | Infinity
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1014
+
  | 26
  | Fence gate closed
+
  | minecraft:luck_of_the_sea
  |  
+
  | Luck of the Sea
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1015
+
  | 27
  | Ghast warns
+
  | minecraft:lure
  |  
+
  | Lure
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1016
+
  | 28
  | Ghast shoots
+
  | minecraft:loyalty
  |  
+
  | Loyalty
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1017
+
  | 29
  | Enderdragon shoots
+
  | minecraft:impaling
  |  
+
  | Impaling
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1018
+
  | 30
  | Blaze shoots
+
  | minecraft:riptide
  |  
+
  | Riptide
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1019
+
  | 31
  | Zombie attacks wood door
+
  | minecraft:channeling
  |  
+
  | Channeling
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1020
+
  | 32
  | Zombie attacks iron door
+
  | minecraft:mending
  |  
+
  | Mending
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1021
+
  | 33
  | Zombie breaks wood door
+
  | minecraft:vanishing_curse
  |
+
  | Curse of Vanishing
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Set Slot ====
 +
 
 +
Sent by the server when an item in a slot (in a window) is added/removed.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="3"| 0x17
 +
|rowspan="3"| Play
 +
|rowspan="3"| Client
 +
| Window ID
 +
| Byte
 +
| The window which is being updated. 0 for player inventory. Note that all known window types include the player inventory. This packet will only be sent for the currently opened window while the player is performing actions, even if it affects the player inventory. After the window is closed, a number of these packets are sent to update the player's inventory window (0).
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1022
+
  | Slot
  | Wither breaks block
+
  | Short
  |
+
  | The slot that should be updated
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1023
+
  | Slot Data
  | Wither spawned
+
  | [[Slot Data|Slot]]
 
  |  
 
  |  
 +
|}
 +
 +
To set the cursor (the item currently dragged with the mouse), use -1 as Window ID and as Slot.
 +
 +
This packet can only be used to edit the hotbar of the player's inventory if window ID is set to 0 (slots 36 through 44).  If the window ID is set to -2, then any slot in the inventory can be used but no add item animation will be played.
 +
 +
==== Set Cooldown ====
 +
 +
Applies a cooldown period to all items with the given type.  Used by the Notchian server with enderpearls.  This packet should be sent when the cooldown starts and also when the cooldown ends (to compensate for lag), although the client will end the cooldown automatically. Can be applied to any item, note that interactions still get sent to the server with the item but the client does not play the animation nor attempt to predict results (i.e block placing).
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1024
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x18
  | Wither shoots
+
|rowspan="2"| Play
  |
+
|rowspan="2"| Client
 +
| Item ID
 +
  | VarInt
 +
  | Numeric ID of the item to apply a cooldown to.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1025
+
  | Cooldown Ticks
  | Bat takes off
+
  | VarInt
  |
+
  | Number of ticks to apply a cooldown for, or 0 to clear the cooldown.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Plugin Message (clientbound) ====
 +
 
 +
{{Main|Plugin channels}}
 +
 
 +
Mods and plugins can use this to send their data. Minecraft itself uses several [[plugin channel]]s. These internal channels are in the <code>minecraft</code> namespace.
 +
 
 +
More documentation on this: [http://dinnerbone.com/blog/2012/01/13/minecraft-plugin-channels-messaging/ http://dinnerbone.com/blog/2012/01/13/minecraft-plugin-channels-messaging/]
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1026
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x19
  | Zombie infects
+
|rowspan="2"| Play
  |
+
|rowspan="2"| Client
 +
| Channel
 +
  | Identifier
 +
  | Name of the [[plugin channel]] used to send the data
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1027
+
  | Data
  | Zombie villager converted
+
  | Byte Array
  |
+
  | Any data, depending on the channel. <code>minecraft:</code> channels are documented [[plugin channel|here]].  The length of this array must be inferred from the packet length.
  |-
+
  |}
  | 1028
+
 
  | Ender dragon death
+
==== Named Sound Effect ====
  |
+
{{See also|#Sound Effect}}
 +
 
 +
Used to play a sound effect on the client. Custom sounds may be added by resource packs.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
  ! Field Name
 +
  ! Field Type
 +
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1029
+
  |rowspan="7"| 0x1A
  | Anvil destroyed
+
|rowspan="7"| Play
  |  
+
|rowspan="7"| Client
 +
| Sound Name
 +
  | Identifier
 +
  | All sound effect names as of 1.15.2 can be seen [https://pokechu22.github.io/Burger/1.15.2.html#sounds here].
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1030
+
  | Sound Category
  | Anvil used
+
  | VarInt Enum
  |  
+
  | The category that this sound will be played from ([https://gist.github.com/konwboj/7c0c380d3923443e9d55 current categories])
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1031
+
  | Effect Position X
  | Anvil landed
+
  | Int
  |
+
  | Effect X multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1032
+
  | Effect Position Y
  | Portal travel
+
  | Int
  |  
+
  | Effect Y multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1033
+
  | Effect Position Z
  | Chorus flower grown
+
  | Int
  |
+
  | Effect Z multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1034
+
  | Volume
  | Chorus flower died
+
  | Float
  |  
+
  | 1 is 100%, can be more
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1035
+
  | Pitch
  | Brewing stand brewed
+
  | Float
  |
+
  | Float between 0.5 and 2.0 by Notchian clients
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Disconnect (play) ====
 +
 
 +
Sent by the server before it disconnects a client. The client assumes that the server has already closed the connection by the time the packet arrives.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 0x1B
 +
| Play
 +
| Client
 +
| Reason
 +
| [[Chat]]
 +
| Displayed to the client when the connection terminates.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Entity Status ====
 +
 
 +
Entity statuses generally trigger an animation for an entity.  The available statuses vary by the entity's type (and are available to subclasses of that type as well).
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1036
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1C
  | Iron trapdoor opened
+
|rowspan="2"| Play
 +
|rowspan="2"| Client
 +
| Entity ID
 +
  | Int
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1037
+
  | Entity Status
  | Iron trapdoor closed
+
  | Byte Enum
  |
+
  | See below
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
See [[Entity statuses]] for a list of which statuses are valid for each type of entity.
 +
 
 +
==== Explosion ====
 +
 
 +
Sent when an explosion occurs (creepers, TNT, and ghast fireballs).
 +
 
 +
Each block in Records is set to air. Coordinates for each axis in record is int(X) + record.x
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  !colspan="3"| Particle
+
  |rowspan="9"| 0x1D
 +
|rowspan="9"| Play
 +
|rowspan="9"| Client
 +
| X
 +
| Float
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000
+
  | Y
  | Spawns 10 smoke particles, e.g. from a fire
+
  | Float
| Direction, see below
 
|-
 
| 2001
 
| Block break + block break sound
 
| {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values|Block ID}}
 
|-
 
| 2002/2007
 
| Splash potion. Particle effect + glass break sound.
 
| [http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Data_values#Potions Potion ID]
 
|-
 
| 2003
 
| Eye of Ender entity break animation — particles and sound
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2004
+
  | Z
  | Mob spawn particle effect: smoke + flames
+
  | Float
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005
+
  | Strength
  | Bonemeal particles
+
  | Float
  | How many particles to spawn (if set to 0, 15 are spawned)
+
  | A strength greater than or equal to 2.0 spawns a <code>minecraft:explosion_emitter</code> particle, while a lesser strength spawns a <code>minecraft:explosion</code> particle.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2006
+
  | Record Count
  | Dragon breath
+
  | Int
  |
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 +
|-
 +
| Records
 +
| Array of (Byte, Byte, Byte)
 +
| Each record is 3 signed bytes long; the 3 bytes are the XYZ (respectively) signed offsets of affected blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Player Motion X
 +
| Float
 +
| X velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3000
+
  | Player Motion Y
  | End gateway spawn
+
  | Float
  |  
+
  | Y velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3001
+
  | Player Motion Z
  | Enderdragon growl
+
  | Float
  |
+
  | Z velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
Smoke directions:
+
==== Unload Chunk ====
 +
 
 +
Tells the client to unload a chunk column.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! ID
+
  ! Packet ID
  ! Direction
+
  ! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1E
  | South-East
+
|rowspan="2"| Play
 +
|rowspan="2"| Client
 +
| Chunk X
 +
| Int
 +
  | Block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  | Chunk Z
  | South
+
  | Int
  |-
+
  | Block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down
  | 2
+
  |}
| South-West
+
 
|-
+
It is legal to send this packet even if the given chunk is not currently loaded.
| 3
 
| East
 
|-
 
| 4
 
| (Up or middle ?)
 
|-
 
| 5
 
| West
 
|-
 
| 6
 
| North-East
 
|-
 
| 7
 
| North
 
|-
 
| 8
 
| North-West
 
|}
 
  
==== Particle ====
+
==== Change Game State ====
  
Displays the named particle
+
Used for a wide variety of game state things, from whether to bed use to gamemode to demo messages.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,997: Line 2,076:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="11"| 0x22
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1F
  |rowspan="11"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="11"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Particle ID
+
  | Reason
  | Int
+
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | See below
 
  | See below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Long Distance
+
  | Value
| Boolean
 
| If true, particle distance increases from 256 to 65536
 
|-
 
| X
 
 
  | Float
 
  | Float
  | X position of the particle
+
  | Depends on Reason
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
''Reason codes'':
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Reason
 +
! Effect
 +
! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
| Y
 
| Float
 
| Y position of the particle
 
|-
 
| Z
 
| Float
 
| Z position of the particle
 
|-
 
| Offset X
 
| Float
 
| This is added to the X position after being multiplied by random.nextGaussian()
 
|-
 
| Offset Y
 
| Float
 
| This is added to the Y position after being multiplied by random.nextGaussian()
 
|-
 
| Offset Z
 
| Float
 
| This is added to the Z position after being multiplied by random.nextGaussian()
 
|-
 
| Particle Data
 
| Float
 
| The data of each particle
 
|-
 
| Particle Count
 
| Int
 
| The number of particles to create
 
|-
 
| Data
 
| Array of VarInt
 
| Length depends on particle. "iconcrack" has length of 2, "blockcrack", and "blockdust" have lengths of 1, the rest have 0.
 
|}
 
 
Particle IDs:
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Particle Name
 
! Particle ID
 
|-
 
| explode
 
 
  | 0
 
  | 0
 +
| Invalid Bed
 +
| Would be used to switch between messages, but the only used message is 0 for invalid bed
 
  |-
 
  |-
| largeexplosion
 
 
  | 1
 
  | 1
 +
| Begin raining
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
| hugeexplosion
 
 
  | 2
 
  | 2
 +
| End raining
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
| fireworksSpark
 
 
  | 3
 
  | 3
 +
| Change gamemode
 +
| 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator
 
  |-
 
  |-
| bubble
 
 
  | 4
 
  | 4
 +
| Exit end
 +
| 0: Immediately send Client Status of respawn without showing end credits; 1: Show end credits and respawn at the end (or when esc is pressed).  1 is sent if the player has not yet received the "The end?" advancement, while if they do have it 0 is used.
 
  |-
 
  |-
| splash
 
 
  | 5
 
  | 5
  |-
+
  | Demo message
  | wake
+
| 0: Show welcome to demo screen, 101: Tell movement controls, 102: Tell jump control, 103: Tell inventory control, 104: Tell that the demo is over and print a message about how to take a screenshot
 +
  |-
 
  | 6
 
  | 6
 +
| Arrow hitting player
 +
| Appears to be played when an arrow strikes another player in Multiplayer
 
  |-
 
  |-
| suspended
 
 
  | 7
 
  | 7
 +
| Fade value
 +
| The current darkness value. 1 = Dark, 0 = Bright, Setting the value higher causes the game to change color and freeze
 
  |-
 
  |-
| depthsuspend
 
 
  | 8
 
  | 8
 +
| Fade time
 +
| Time in ticks for the sky to fade
 
  |-
 
  |-
| crit
 
 
  | 9
 
  | 9
 +
| Play pufferfish sting sound
 
  |-
 
  |-
| magicCrit
 
 
  | 10
 
  | 10
 +
| Play elder guardian mob appearance (effect and sound)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
| smoke
 
 
  | 11
 
  | 11
 +
| Enable respawn screen
 +
|  0: Enable respawn screen, 1: Immediately respawn (sent when the doImmediateRespawn gamerule changes)
 +
|}
 +
 +
==== Open Horse Window ====
 +
 +
This packet is used exclusively for opening the horse GUI.  [[#Open Window|Open Window]] is used for all other GUIs.
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | largesmoke
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x20
  | 12
+
|rowspan="3"| Play
 +
|rowspan="3"| Client
 +
| Window ID?
 +
| Byte
 +
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | spell
+
  | Number of slots?
  | 13
+
| VarInt
 +
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | instantSpell
+
  | Entity ID?
  | 14
+
  | Integer
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Keep Alive (clientbound) ====
 +
 
 +
The server will frequently send out a keep-alive, each containing a random ID. The client must respond with the same packet. If the client does not respond to them for over 30 seconds, the server kicks the client. Vice versa, if the server does not send any keep-alives for 20 seconds, the client will disconnect and yields a "Timed out" exception.
 +
 
 +
The Notchian server uses a system-dependent time in milliseconds to generate the keep alive ID value.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | mobSpell
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x21
  | 15
+
|rowspan="1"| Play
  |-
+
|rowspan="1"| Client
  | mobSpellAmbient
+
| Keep Alive ID
  | 16
+
  | Long
 +
  |  
 +
  |}
 +
 
 +
==== Chunk Data ====
 +
{{Main|Chunk Format}}
 +
{{See also|#Unload Chunk}}
 +
 
 +
{{Need Info|How do biomes work now?  The biome change happened at the same time as the seed change, but it's not clear how/if biomes could be computed given that it's not the actual seed...  ([https://www.reddit.com/r/Mojira/comments/e5at6i/a_discussion_for_the_changes_to_how_biomes_are/ /r/mojira discussion] which notes that it seems to be some kind of interpolation, and 3D biomes are only used in the nether)}}
 +
 
 +
The server only sends skylight information for chunk pillars in the {{Minecraft Wiki|Overworld}}, it's up to the client to know in which dimenison the player is currently located. You can also infer this information from the primary bitmask and the amount of uncompressed bytes sent. This packet also sends all block entities in the chunk (though sending them is not required; it is still legal to send them with [[#Update Block Entity|Update Block Entity]] later).
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | witchMagic
+
  |rowspan="10"| 0x22
  | 17
+
|rowspan="10"| Play
 +
|rowspan="10"| Client
 +
| Chunk X
 +
| Int
 +
  | Chunk coordinate (block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | dripWater
+
  | Chunk Z
  | 18
+
  | Int
 +
| Chunk coordinate (block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | dripLava
+
  | Full chunk
  | 19
+
  | Boolean
 +
| See [[Chunk Format#Full chunk|Chunk Format]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | angryVillager
+
  | Primary Bit Mask
  | 20
+
  | VarInt
 +
| Bitmask with bits set to 1 for every 16×16×16 chunk section whose data is included in Data. The least significant bit represents the chunk section at the bottom of the chunk column (from y=0 to y=15).
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | happyVillager
+
  | Heightmaps
  | 21
+
  | [[NBT]]
 +
| Compound containing one long array named <code>MOTION_BLOCKING</code>, which is a heightmap for the highest solid block at each position in the chunk (as a compacted long array with 256 entries at 9 bits per entry totaling 36 longs). The Notchian server also adds a <code>WORLD_SURFACE</code> long array, the purpose of which is unknown, but it's not required for the chunk to be accepted.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | townaura
+
  | Biomes
  | 22
+
  | Optional array of Integer
 +
| 1024 biome IDs, ordered by x then z then y, in 4&times;4&times;4 blocks.  Not present if full chunk is false.
 +
|-
 +
| Size
 +
| VarInt
 +
| Size of Data in bytes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | note
+
  | Data
  | 23
+
  | Byte array
 +
| See [[Chunk Format#Data structure|data structure]] in Chunk Format
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | portal
+
  | Number of block entities
  | 24
+
  | VarInt
 +
| Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | enchantmenttable
+
  | Block entities
  | 25
+
  | Array of [[NBT|NBT Tag]]
 +
| All block entities in the chunk.  Use the x, y, and z tags in the NBT to determine their positions.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
Note that the Notchian client requires an [[#Update View Position|Update View Position]] packet when it crosses a chunk border, otherwise it'll only display render distance + 2 chunks around the chunk it spawned in.
 +
 
 +
==== Effect ====
 +
 
 +
Sent when a client is to play a sound or particle effect.
 +
 
 +
By default, the Minecraft client adjusts the volume of sound effects based on distance. The final boolean field is used to disable this, and instead the effect is played from 2 blocks away in the correct direction. Currently this is only used for effect 1023 (wither spawn) and effect 1028 (enderdragon death); it is ignored on other effects.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | flame
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x23
  | 26
+
|rowspan="4"| Play
 +
|rowspan="4"| Client
 +
| Effect ID
 +
| Int
 +
  | The ID of the effect, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | lava
+
  | Location
  | 27
+
  | Position
 +
| The location of the effect
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | footstep
+
  | Data
  | 28
+
  | Int
 +
| Extra data for certain effects, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | cloud
+
  | Disable Relative Volume
  | 29
+
  | Boolean
 +
| See above
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
Effect IDs:
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! ID
 +
! Name
 +
! Data
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | reddust
+
  !colspan="3"| Sound
| 30
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | snowballpoof
+
  | 1000
  | 31
+
| Dispenser dispenses
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | snowshovel
+
  | 1001
  | 32
+
| Dispenser fails to dispense
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | slime
+
  | 1002
  | 33
+
| Dispenser shoots
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | heart
+
  | 1003
  | 34
+
| Ender eye launched
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | barrier
+
  | 1004
  | 35
+
| Firework shot
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | iconcrack_(id)_(data)
+
  | 1005
  | 36
+
| Iron door opened
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | blockcrack_(id+(data<<12))
+
  | 1006
  | 37
+
| Wooden door opened
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | blockdust_(id)
+
  | 1007
  | 38
+
| Wooden trapdoor opened
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | droplet
+
  | 1008
  | 39
+
| Fence gate opened
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | take
+
  | 1009
  | 40
+
| Fire extinguished
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | mobappearance
+
  | 1010
  | 41
+
  | Play record
 +
| Special case, see below for more info
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | dragonbreath
+
  | 1011
  | 42
+
| Iron door closed
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | endrod
+
  | 1012
  | 43
+
| Wooden door closed
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | damageindicator
+
  | 1013
  | 44
+
| Wooden trapdoor closed
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | sweepattack
+
  | 1014
  | 45
+
| Fence gate closed
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | fallingdust
+
  | 1015
  | 46
+
  | Ghast warns
  |}
+
  |  
 
 
==== Join Game ====
 
 
 
See [[Protocol Encryption]] for information on logging in.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x23
+
  | 1016
|rowspan="7"| Play
+
  | Ghast shoots
|rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |  
| Entity ID
 
  | Int
 
  | The player's Entity ID (EID)
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gamemode
+
  | 1017
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Enderdragon shoots
  | 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator. Bit 3 (0x8) is the hardcore flag.
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Dimension
+
  | 1018
  | Int Enum
+
  | Blaze shoots
  | -1: Nether, 0: Overworld, 1: End; also, note that this is not a VarInt but instead a regular int.
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Difficulty
+
  | 1019
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Zombie attacks wood door
  | 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Max Players
+
  | 1020
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Zombie attacks iron door
  | Was once used by the client to draw the player list, but now is ignored
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Level Type
+
  | 1021
  | String Enum (16)
+
  | Zombie breaks wood door
  | default, flat, largeBiomes, amplified, default_1_1
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Reduced Debug Info
+
  | 1022
  | Boolean
+
  | Wither breaks block
  | If true, a Notchian client shows reduced information on the {{Minecraft Wiki|debug screen}}.  For servers in development, this should almost always be false.
+
  |
|}
 
 
 
==== Map ====
 
 
 
Updates a rectangular area on a {{Minecraft Wiki|map}} item.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 
!colspan="2"| Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="13"| 0x24
+
  | 1023
|rowspan="13"| Play
+
  | Wither spawned
|rowspan="13"| Client
+
  |  
  |colspan="2"| Item Damage
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
  | The damage value (map ID) of the map being modified
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Scale
+
  | 1024
|colspan="2"| Byte
+
  | Wither shoots
| From 0 for a fully zoomed-in map (1 block per pixel) to 4 for a fully zoomed-out map (16 blocks per pixel)
+
  |
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Tracking Position
 
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 
| Specifies whether the icons are shown
 
  |-
 
|colspan="2"| Icon Count
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| Icon
+
  | 1025
  | Direction And Type
+
| Bat takes off
  |rowspan="3"| Array
+
|
  | Byte
+
|-
  | 0xF0 = Direction, 0x0F = Type
+
| 1026
 +
| Zombie infects
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 1027
 +
  | Zombie villager converted
 +
  |
 +
|-
 +
| 1028
 +
  | Ender dragon death
 +
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | 1029
  | Byte
+
  | Anvil destroyed
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | 1030
  | Byte
+
  | Anvil used
 
  |  
 
  |  
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Columns
 
|colspan="2"| Byte
 
| Number of columns updated
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Rows
+
  | 1031
  |colspan="2"| Optional Byte
+
  | Anvil landed
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; number of rows updated
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| X
+
  | 1032
  |colspan="2"| Optional Byte
+
  | Portal travel
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; x offset of the westernmost column
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Z
+
  | 1033
  |colspan="2"| Optional Byte
+
  | Chorus flower grown
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; z offset of the northernmost row
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Length
+
  | 1034
  |colspan="2"| Optional VarInt
+
  | Chorus flower died
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; length of the following array
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Data
+
  | 1035
  |colspan="2"| Optional Array of Unsigned Byte
+
  | Brewing stand brewed
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; see {{Minecraft Wiki|Map item format}}
+
  |
|}
 
 
 
For icons, a direction of 0 is a vertical icon and increments by 22.5&deg; (360/16).
 
 
 
Types are based off of rows and columns in <code>map_icons.png</code>:
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Icon type
+
  | 1036
  ! Result
+
  | Iron trapdoor opened
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  | 1037
  | White arrow (players)
+
| Iron trapdoor closed
 +
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  !colspan="3"| Particle
| Green arrow (item frames)
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2
+
  | 2000
  | Red arrow
+
  | Spawns 10 smoke particles, e.g. from a fire
 +
| Direction, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3
+
  | 2001
  | Blue arrow
+
  | Block break + block break sound
 +
| Block state, as an index into the global palette
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4
+
  | 2002
  | White cross
+
  | Splash potion. Particle effect + glass break sound.
 +
| [http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Data_values#Potions Potion ID]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5
+
  | 2003
  | Red pointer
+
| Eye of Ender entity break animation — particles and sound
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 6
+
  | 2004
  | White circle (off-map players)
+
  | Mob spawn particle effect: smoke + flames
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 2005
 +
| Bonemeal particles
 +
| How many particles to spawn (if set to 0, 15 are spawned)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 7
+
  | 2006
  | Small white circle (far-off-map players)
+
| Dragon breath
 +
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 8
+
  | 2007
  | Mansion
+
  | Instant splash potion
 +
| [http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Data_values#Potions Potion ID]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 9
+
  | 3000
  | Temple
+
| End gateway spawn
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 10-15
+
  | 3001
  | Unused (blue square)
+
| Enderdragon growl
 +
  |
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity ====
+
Smoke directions:
 
 
This packet may be used to initialize an entity.
 
 
 
For player entities, either this packet or any move/look packet is sent every game tick. So the meaning of this packet is basically that the entity did not move/look since the last such packet.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Packet ID
+
  ! ID
  ! State
+
  ! Direction
  ! Bound To
+
  |-
  ! Field Name
+
| 0
  ! Field Type
+
| South-East
  ! Notes
+
  |-
 +
  | 1
 +
  | South
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x25
+
  | 2
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  | South-West
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  |-
| Entity ID
+
  | 3
| VarInt
+
  | East
  |  
 
  |}
 
 
 
==== Entity Relative Move ====
 
 
 
This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves less then 8 blocks; if an entity moves more than 8 blocks [[#Entity Teleport|Entity Teleport]] ([[#Play|Play]], 0x4A, clientbound) should be sent instead.
 
 
 
This packet allows at most 8 blocks movement in any direction, because short range is from -32768 to 32767. And <code>32768 / (128 * 32)</code> = 8.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x26
+
  | 4
|rowspan="5"| Play
+
  | (Up or middle ?)
|rowspan="5"| Client
 
| Entity ID
 
| VarInt
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta X
+
  | 5
  | Short
+
  | West
| Change in X position as <code>(currentX * 32 - prevX * 32) * 128</code>
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Y
+
  | 6
  | Short
+
  | North-East
| Change in Y position as <code>(currentY * 32 - prevY * 32) * 128</code>
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Z
+
  | 7
  | Short
+
  | North
| Change in Z position as <code>(currentZ * 32 - prevZ * 32) * 128</code>
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | On Ground
+
  | 8
| Boolean
+
  | North-West
  |  
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Look And Relative Move ====
+
Play record: This is actually a special case within this packet. You can start/stop a record at a specific location. Use a valid {{Minecraft Wiki|Music Discs|Record ID}} to start a record (or overwrite a currently playing one), any other value will stop the record.  See [[Data Generators]] for information on item IDs.
 +
 
 +
==== Particle ====
  
This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates and moves. Since a short range is limited from -32768 to 32767, and movement is offset of fixed-point numbers, this packet allows at most 8 blocks movement in any direction. (<code>-32768 / (32 * 128) == -8</code>)
+
Displays the named particle
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,423: Line 2,541:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x27
+
  |rowspan="11"| 0x24
  |rowspan="7"| Play
+
  |rowspan="11"| Play
  |rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |rowspan="11"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Particle ID
  | VarInt
+
  | Int
  |  
+
  | The particle ID listed in [[#Particle|the particle data type]].
 +
|-
 +
| Long Distance
 +
| Boolean
 +
| If true, particle distance increases from 256 to 65536
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta X
+
  | X
  | Short
+
  | Double
  | Change in X position as <code>(currentX * 32 - prevX * 32) * 128</code>
+
  | X position of the particle
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Y
+
  | Y
  | Short
+
  | Double
  | Change in Y position as <code>(currentY * 32 - prevY * 32) * 128</code>
+
  | Y position of the particle
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Z
+
  | Z
  | Short
+
  | Double
  | Change in Z position as <code>(currentZ * 32 - prevZ * 32) * 128</code>
+
  | Z position of the particle
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Yaw
+
  | Offset X
  | Angle
+
  | Float
  | New angle, not a delta
+
  | This is added to the X position after being multiplied by random.nextGaussian()
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  | Offset Y
  | Angle
+
  | Float
  | New angle, not a delta
+
  | This is added to the Y position after being multiplied by random.nextGaussian()
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | On Ground
+
  | Offset Z
  | Boolean
+
  | Float
  |  
+
  | This is added to the Z position after being multiplied by random.nextGaussian()
|}
 
 
 
==== Entity Look ====
 
 
 
This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x28
+
  | Particle Data
|rowspan="4"| Play
+
  | Float
|rowspan="4"| Client
+
  | The data of each particle
| Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Yaw
+
  | Particle Count
  | Angle
+
  | Int
  | New angle, not a delta
+
  | The number of particles to create
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  | Data
  | Angle
+
  | Varies
  | New angle, not a delta
+
  | The variable data listed in [[#Particle|the particle data type]].
|-
 
| On Ground
 
| Boolean
 
|  
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Vehicle Move (clientbound) ====
+
==== Update Light ====
  
Note that all fields use absolute positioning and do not allow for relative positioning.
+
Updates light levels for a chunk.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,495: Line 2,597:
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
  ! Field Type
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x29
+
  |rowspan="10"| 0x25
  |rowspan="7"| Play
+
  |rowspan="10"| Play
  |rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |rowspan="10"| Client
  | X
+
  |colspan="2"| Chunk X
  | Double
+
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
  | Absolute position (X coordinate)
+
  | Chunk coordinate (block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down)  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  |colspan="2"| Chunk Z
  | Double
+
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
  | Absolute position (Y coordinate)
+
  | Chunk coordinate (block coordinate divided by 16, rounded down)
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Sky Light Mask
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Mask containing 18 bits, with the lowest bit corresponding to chunk section -1 (in the void, y=-16 to y=-1) and the highest bit for chunk section 16 (above the world, y=256 to y=271)
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Block Light Mask
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Mask containing 18 bits, with the same order as sky light
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Empty Sky Light Mask
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Mask containing 18 bits, which indicates sections that have 0 for all their sky light values.  If a section is set in both this mask and the main sky light mask, it is ignored for this mask and it is included in the sky light arrays (the notchian server does not create such masks).  If it is only set in this mask, it is not included in the sky light arrays.
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Empty Block Light Mask
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Mask containing 18 bits, which indicates sections that have 0 for all their block light values.  If a section is set in both this mask and the main block light mask, it is ignored for this mask and it is included in the block light arrays (the notchian server does not create such masks).  If it is only set in this mask, it is not included in the block light arrays.
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="2"| Sky Light arrays
 +
| Length
 +
|rowspan="2"| Array
 +
| VarInt
 +
| Length of the following array in bytes (always 2048)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | Sky Light array
  | Double
+
  | Array of 2048 bytes
  | Absolute position (Z coordinate)
+
  | There is 1 array for each bit set to true in the sky light mask, starting with the lowest value.  Half a byte per light value.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Yaw
+
  |rowspan="2"| Block Light arrays
  | Float
+
| Length
  | Absolute rotation on the vertical axis, in degrees
+
|rowspan="2"| Array
 +
  | VarInt
 +
  | Length of the following array in bytes (always 2048)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  | Block Light array
  | Float
+
  | Array of 2048 bytes
  | Absolute rotation on the horizontal axis, in degrees
+
  | There is 1 array for each bit set to true in the block light mask, starting with the lowest value.  Half a byte per light value.
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Open Sign Editor ====
+
Individual block or sky light arrays are is given for each block with increasing x coordinates, within rows of increasing z coordinates, within layers of increasing y coordinates. Even-indexed items (those with an even x coordinate, starting at 0) are packed into the low bits, odd-indexed into the high bits.
  
Sent when the client has placed a sign and is allowed to send [[#Update Sign|Update Sign]].
+
==== Join Game ====
  
{| class="wikitable"
+
See [[Protocol Encryption]] for information on logging in.
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|rowspan="1"| 0x2A
 
|rowspan="1"| Play
 
|rowspan="1"| Client
 
| Location
 
| Position
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Player Abilities (clientbound) ====
 
 
 
The latter 2 floats are used to indicate the field of view and flying speed respectively, while the first byte is used to determine the value of 4 booleans.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,555: Line 2,663:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x2B
+
  |rowspan="9"| 0x26
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="9"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="9"| Client
  | Flags
+
  | Entity ID
  | Byte
+
  | Int
  | Bit field, see below
+
| The player's Entity ID (EID)
 +
|-
 +
| Gamemode
 +
| Unsigned Byte
 +
  | 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator. Bit 3 (0x8) is the hardcore flag.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flying Speed
+
  | Dimension
  | Float
+
  | Int Enum
  |  
+
  | -1: Nether, 0: Overworld, 1: End; also, note that this is not a VarInt but instead a regular int.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Field of View Modifier
+
  | Hashed seed
  | Float
+
  | Long
  | Modifies the field of view, like a speed potion. A Notchian server will use the same value as the movement speed (send in the [[Protocol#Entity_Properties|Entity Properties]] packet).
+
  | First 8 bytes of the SHA-256 hash of the world's seed.
|}
 
 
 
About the flags:
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Field
+
  | Max Players
  ! Bit
+
  | Unsigned Byte
 +
| Was once used by the client to draw the player list, but now is ignored
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Invulnerable
+
  | Level Type
  | 0x01
+
  | String Enum (16)
 +
| default, flat, largeBiomes, amplified, customized, buffet, default_1_1
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flying
+
  | View Distance
  | 0x02
+
  | VarInt
 +
| Render distance (2-32)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Allow Flying
+
  | Reduced Debug Info
  | 0x04
+
  | Boolean
 +
| If true, a Notchian client shows reduced information on the {{Minecraft Wiki|debug screen}}.  For servers in development, this should almost always be false.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Creative Mode
+
  | Enable respawn screen
  | 0x08
+
  | Boolean
 +
| Set to false when the doImmediateRespawn gamerule is true
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Combat Event ====
+
==== Map Data ====
 +
 
 +
Updates a rectangular area on a {{Minecraft Wiki|map}} item.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,598: Line 2,712:
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
 
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
 
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
  ! Field Type
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="8"| 0x2C
+
  |rowspan="17"| 0x27
  |rowspan="8"| Play
+
  |rowspan="17"| Play
  |rowspan="8"| Client
+
  |rowspan="17"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Event
+
  |colspan="2"| Map ID
  | VarInt Enum
+
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
  | Determines the layout of the remaining packet
+
  | Map ID of the map being modified
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Event
+
  |colspan="2"| Scale
  ! Field Name
+
  |colspan="2"| Byte
  !
+
  | From 0 for a fully zoomed-in map (1 block per pixel) to 4 for a fully zoomed-out map (16 blocks per pixel)
  !
+
  |-
 +
|colspan="2"| Tracking Position
 +
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 +
| Specifies whether player and item frame icons are shown
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0: enter combat
+
  |colspan="2"| Locked
  | ''no fields''
+
  |colspan="2"| Boolean
  | ''no fields''
+
  | True if the map has been locked in a cartography table
  |  
+
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Icon Count
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 1: end combat
+
  |rowspan="6"| Icon
  | Duration
+
  | Type
  | VarInt
+
|rowspan="6"| Array
  |  
+
  | VarInt enum
 +
  | See below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Entity ID
+
  | X
  | Int
+
  | Byte
  |  
+
  | Map coordinates: -128 for furthest left, +127 for furthest right
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 2: entity dead
+
  | Z
  | Player ID
+
  | Byte
| VarInt
+
  | Map coordinates: -128 for highest, +127 for lowest
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Entity ID
+
  | Direction
  | Int
+
  | Byte
  |  
+
  | 0-15
 +
|-
 +
| Has Display Name
 +
| Boolean
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Display Name
 +
| Optional [[Chat]]
 +
| Only present if previous Boolean is true
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Columns
 +
|colspan="2"| Unsigned Byte
 +
| Number of columns updated
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Rows
 +
|colspan="2"| Optional Byte
 +
| Only if Columns is more than 0; number of rows updated
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| X
 +
|colspan="2"| Optional Byte
 +
| Only if Columns is more than 0; x offset of the westernmost column
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Z
 +
|colspan="2"| Optional Byte
 +
| Only if Columns is more than 0; z offset of the northernmost row
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Length
 +
|colspan="2"| Optional VarInt
 +
| Only if Columns is more than 0; length of the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Message
+
  |colspan="2"| Data
  | [[Chat]]
+
  |colspan="2"| Optional Array of Unsigned Byte
  |  
+
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; see {{Minecraft Wiki|Map item format}}
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Player List Item ====
+
For icons, a direction of 0 is a vertical icon and increments by 22.5&deg; (360/16).
  
Sent by the server to update the user list (<tab> in the client).
+
Types are based off of rows and columns in <code>map_icons.png</code>:
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
!colspan="4"| Field Name
 
!colspan="3"| Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="19"| 0x2D
+
  ! Icon type
  |rowspan="19"| Play
+
  ! Result
|rowspan="19"| Client
 
|colspan="4"| Action
 
|colspan="3"| VarInt
 
| Determines the rest of the Player format after the UUID
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="4"| Number Of Players
+
  | 0
|colspan="3"| VarInt
+
  | White arrow (players)
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="17"| Player
+
  | 1
|colspan="3"| UUID
+
  | Green arrow (item frames)
|rowspan="17"| Array
 
|colspan="2"| UUID
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Action
+
  | 2
!colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  | Red arrow
  !colspan="2"|  
 
!
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="10"| 0: add player
+
  | 3
|colspan="2"| Name
+
  | Blue arrow
|colspan="2"| String (16)
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Number Of Properties
+
  | 4
|colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | White cross
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| Property
+
  | 5
| Name
+
  | Red pointer
|rowspan="4"| Array
 
| String (32767)
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  | 6
  | String (32767)
+
  | White circle (off-map players)
|
 
|-
 
| Is Signed
 
| Boolean
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Signature
+
  | 7
  | Optional String (32767)
+
  | Small white circle (far-off-map players)
| Only if Is Signed is true
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Gamemode
+
  | 8
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
| Mansion
  |  
+
|-
 +
| 9
 +
| Temple
 +
|-
 +
  | 10
 +
| White Banner
 +
|-
 +
| 11
 +
  | Orange Banner
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Ping
+
  | 12
|colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | Magenta Banner
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Has Display Name
+
  | 13
|colspan="2"| Boolean
+
  | Light Blue Banner
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Display Name
+
  | 14
|colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
+
  | Yellow Banner
  | Only if Has Display Name is true
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: update gamemode
+
  | 15
|colspan="2"| Gamemode
+
  | Lime Banner
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
|
 
|-
 
| 2: update latency
 
|colspan="2"| Ping
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 3: update display name
+
  | 16
|colspan="2"| Has Display Name
+
  | Pink Banner
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Display Name
+
  | 17
|colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
+
  | Gray Banner
  | Only send if Has Display Name is true
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4: remove player
+
  | 18
  |colspan="2"| ''no fields''
+
  | Light Gray Banner
  |colspan="2"| ''no fields''
+
|-
  |  
+
  | 19
  |}
+
| Cyan Banner
 
+
  |-
The Property field looks as in the response of [[Mojang API#UUID -> Profile + Skin/Cape]], except of course using the protocol format instead of JSON. That is, each player will usually have one property with Name “textures” and Value being a base64-encoded JSON string as documented at [[Mojang API#UUID -> Profile + Skin/Cape]]. An empty properties array is also acceptable, and will cause clients to display the player with one of the two default skins depending on UUID.
+
  | 20
 
+
| Purple Banner
==== Player Position And Look (clientbound) ====
+
|-
 
+
| 21
Updates the player's position on the server. This packet will also close the “Downloading Terrain” screen when joining/respawning.
+
| Blue Banner
 
+
|-
If the distance between the last known position of the player on the server and the new position set by this packet is greater than 100 meters, the client will be kicked for “You moved too quickly :( (Hacking?)”.
+
| 22
 +
| Brown Banner
 +
|-
 +
| 23
 +
| Green Banner
 +
|-
 +
| 24
 +
| Red Banner
 +
|-
 +
| 25
 +
| Black Banner
 +
|-
 +
| 26
 +
| Treasure marker
 +
|}
  
Also if the fixed-point number of X or Z is set greater than <code>3.2E7D</code> the client will be kicked for “Illegal position”.
+
==== Trade List ====
  
Yaw is measured in degrees, and does not follow classical trigonometry rules. The unit circle of yaw on the XZ-plane starts at (0, 1) and turns counterclockwise, with 90 at (-1, 0), 180 at (0, -1) and 270 at (1, 0). Additionally, yaw is not clamped to between 0 and 360 degrees; any number is valid, including negative numbers and numbers greater than 360.
+
The list of trades a villager NPC is offering.
 
 
Pitch is measured in degrees, where 0 is looking straight ahead, -90 is looking straight up, and 90 is looking straight down.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,761: Line 2,888:
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
  ! Field Type
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x2E
+
  |rowspan="18"| 0x28
  |rowspan="7"| Play
+
  |rowspan="18"| Play
  |rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |rowspan="18"| Client
| X
 
| Double
 
| Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  | colspan="2" | Window ID
  | Double
+
  | colspan="2" | VarInt
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
+
  | The ID of the window that is open; this is an int rather than a byte.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | colspan="2" | Size
  | Double
+
  | colspan="2" | Byte
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
+
  | The number of trades in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Yaw
+
  | rowspan="11" | Trades
  | Float
+
| Input item 1
  | Absolute or relative rotation on the X axis, in degrees
+
| rowspan="11" | Array
 +
  | [[Slot]]
 +
  | The first item the villager is buying
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  | Output item
  | Float
+
  | [[Slot]]
  | Absolute or relative rotation on the Y axis, in degrees
+
  | The item the villager is selling
 +
|-
 +
| Has second item
 +
| Boolean
 +
| Whether there is a second item
 +
|-
 +
| Input item 2
 +
| Optional [[Slot]]
 +
| The second item the villager is buying; only present if they have a second item.
 +
|-
 +
| Trade disabled
 +
| Boolean
 +
| True if the trade is disabled; false if the trade is enabled.
 +
|-
 +
| Number of trade uses
 +
| Integer
 +
| Number of times the trade has been used so far
 +
|-
 +
| Maximum number of trade uses
 +
| Integer
 +
| Number of times this trade can be used
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flags
+
  | XP
  | Byte
+
  | Integer
  | Bit field, see below
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Teleport ID
+
  | Special Price
  | VarInt
+
  | Integer
  | Client should confirm this packet with [[#Teleport Confirm|Teleport Confirm]] containing the same Teleport ID
+
  |
|}
 
 
 
About the Flags field:
 
 
 
<Dinnerbone> It's a bitfield, X/Y/Z/Y_ROT/X_ROT. If X is set, the x value is relative and not absolute.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Field
+
  | Price Multiplier
  ! Bit
+
  | Float
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | Demand
  | 0x01
+
| Integer
 +
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  |colspan="2"| Villager level
  | 0x02
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  | Appears on the trade GUI; meaning comes from the translation key <code>merchant.level.</code> + level.
 +
1: Novice, 2: Apprentice, 3: Journeyman, 4: Expert, 5: Master
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  |colspan="2"| Experience
  | 0x04
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  | Total experience for this villager (always 0 for the wandering trader)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y_ROT
+
  |colspan="2"| Is regular villager
  | 0x08
+
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 +
  | True if this is a regular villager; false for the wandering trader.  When false, hides the villager level and some other GUI elements.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X_ROT
+
  |colspan="2"| Can restock
  | 0x10
+
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 +
  | True for regular villagers and false for the wandering trader.  If true, the "Villagers restock up to two times per day." message is displayed when hovering over disabled trades.
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Use Bed ====
+
[[File:1.14-merchant-slots.png|thumb|The merchant UI, for reference]]
 +
{{-}}
  
This packet tells that a player goes to bed.
+
==== Entity Position ====
  
The client with the matching Entity ID will go into bed mode.
+
This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves less then 8 blocks; if an entity moves more than 8 blocks [[#Entity Teleport|Entity Teleport]] should be sent instead.
  
This Packet is sent to all nearby players including the one sent to bed.
+
This packet allows at most 8 blocks movement in any direction, because short range is from -32768 to 32767. And <code>32768 / (128 * 32)</code> = 8.
 
 
Any packets sent with a location not currently occupied by a bed will be ignored by clients.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,840: Line 2,985:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x2F
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0x29
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="5"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="5"| Client
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Sleeping player's EID
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Location
+
  | Delta X
  | Position
+
  | Short
  | Block location of the head part of the bed
+
| Change in X position as <code>(currentX * 32 - prevX * 32) * 128</code>
 +
|-
 +
| Delta Y
 +
| Short
 +
| Change in Y position as <code>(currentY * 32 - prevY * 32) * 128</code>
 +
|-
 +
| Delta Z
 +
| Short
 +
| Change in Z position as <code>(currentZ * 32 - prevZ * 32) * 128</code>
 +
|-
 +
| On Ground
 +
| Boolean
 +
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Unlock Recipes ====
+
==== Entity Position and Rotation ====
 +
 
 +
This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates and moves. Since a short range is limited from -32768 to 32767, and movement is offset of fixed-point numbers, this packet allows at most 8 blocks movement in any direction. (<code>-32768 / (32 * 128) == -8</code>)
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,862: Line 3,021:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="8"| 0x30
+
  |rowspan="7"| 0x2A
  |rowspan="8"| Play
+
  |rowspan="7"| Play
  |rowspan="8"| Client
+
  |rowspan="7"| Client
  |-
+
  | Entity ID
| Action
 
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | 0: init, 1: add, 2: remove
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Crafting Book Open
+
  | Delta X
  | Boolean
+
  | Short
  | If true, then the crafting book will be open when the player opens its inventory.
+
  | Change in X position as <code>(currentX * 32 - prevX * 32) * 128</code>
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Filtering Craftable
+
  | Delta Y
  | Boolean
+
  | Short
  | If true, then the filtering option is active when the players opens its inventory.
+
  | Change in Y position as <code>(currentY * 32 - prevY * 32) * 128</code>
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Array size 1
+
  | Delta Z
  | VarInt
+
  | Short
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | Change in Z position as <code>(currentZ * 32 - prevZ * 32) * 128</code>
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Recipe IDs
+
  | Yaw
  | Array of VarInt
+
  | Angle
  |
+
  | New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Array size 2
+
  | Pitch
  | Optional VarInt
+
  | Angle
  | Number of elements in the following array, only present if mode is 0 (init)
+
  | New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Recipe IDs
+
  | On Ground
  | Optional Array of VarInt, only present if mode is 0 (init)
+
  | Boolean
  |
+
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
Action:
 
* 0 (init) = All the recipes in the list 2 will added to the recipe book. All the recipes in list 1 will be tagged as displayed, recipes that aren't tagged will be shown in the notification. VERIFY LIST ORDER?
 
* 1 (add) = All the recipes in the list are added and their icon will be shown in the notification.
 
* 2 (remove) = Remove all the recipes in the list. This allows them to re-displayed when they are readded.
 
  
Recipe ID:
+
==== Entity Rotation ====
These are hardcoded values in the client and server, all the recipe json files will be loaded in a specific order (alphabetical, like sounds) and internal ids will be assigned in that order. There are also inbuilt recipes like fireworks, banners, etc., these are the first recipes to have their id assigned. Due the fact that the recipes are loaded in a specific order will the ids very likely change when recipes get added. [https://twitter.com/dinnerbone/status/856505341479145472 Custom recipes are scheduled for Minecraft 1.13], so most likely will things change a bit in that version.
 
  
==== Destroy Entities ====
+
This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates.
 
 
Sent by the server when a list of entities is to be destroyed on the client.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x31
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x2B
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  | Count
+
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| Yaw
 +
| Angle
 +
| New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Entity IDs
+
  | Pitch
  | Array of VarInt
+
  | Angle
  | The list of entities of destroy
+
  | New angle, not a delta
|}
 
 
 
==== Remove Entity Effect ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x32
+
  | On Ground
|rowspan="2"| Play
+
  | Boolean
|rowspan="2"| Client
 
| Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
|-
 
| Effect ID
 
| Byte
 
| See {{Minecraft Wiki|Status effect#List of effects|this table}}
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Resource Pack Send ====  
+
==== Entity Movement ====
 +
 
 +
This packet may be used to initialize an entity.
 +
 
 +
For player entities, either this packet or any move/look packet is sent every game tick. So the meaning of this packet is basically that the entity did not move/look since the last such packet.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x33
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x2C
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
  | URL
+
  | Entity ID
| String (32767)
+
  | VarInt
| The URL to the resource pack.
+
  |  
  |-
 
  | Hash
 
| String (40)
 
| A 40 character hexadecimal and lowercase [[wikipedia:SHA-1|SHA-1]] hash of the resource pack file. (must be lower case in order to work)<br />If it's not a 40 character hexadecimal string, the client will not use it for hash verification and likely waste bandwidth — but it will still treat it as a unique id
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Respawn ====
+
==== Vehicle Move (clientbound) ====
  
To change the player's dimension (overworld/nether/end), send them a respawn packet with the appropriate dimension, followed by prechunks/chunks for the new dimension, and finally a position and look packet. You do not need to unload chunks, the client will do it automatically.
+
Note that all fields use absolute positioning and do not allow for relative positioning.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x34
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0x2D
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="5"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="5"| Client
  | Dimension
+
  | X
  | Int Enum
+
  | Double
  | -1: The Nether, 0: The Overworld, 1: The End
+
| Absolute position (X coordinate)
 +
  |-
 +
| Y
 +
| Double
 +
| Absolute position (Y coordinate)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Difficulty
+
  | Z
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Double
  | 0: Peaceful, 1: Easy, 2: Normal, 3: Hard
+
  | Absolute position (Z coordinate)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gamemode
+
  | Yaw
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Float
  | 0: survival, 1: creative, 2: adventure, 3: spectator. The hardcore flag is not included
+
  | Absolute rotation on the vertical axis, in degrees
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Level Type
+
  | Pitch
  | String (16)
+
  | Float
  | Same as [[#Join Game|Join Game]]
+
  | Absolute rotation on the horizontal axis, in degrees
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
{{Warning2|Avoid changing player's dimension to same dimension they were already in unless they are dead. If you change the dimension to one they are already in, weird bugs can occur, such as the player being unable to attack other players in new world (until they die and respawn).
+
==== Open Book ====
  
If you must respawn a player in the same dimension without killing them, send two respawn packets, one to a different world and then another to the world you want. You do not need to complete the first respawn; it only matters that you send two packets.}}
+
Sent when a player right clicks with a signed book. This tells the client to open the book GUI.
 
 
==== Entity Head Look ====
 
 
 
Changes the direction an entity's head is facing.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x35
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x2E
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Hand
  | VarInt
+
  | VarInt enum
  |  
+
  | 0: Main hand, 1: Off hand
|-
 
| Head Yaw
 
| Angle
 
| New angle, not a delta
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Select Advancement Tab ====
+
==== Open Window ====
  
Sent by the server to indicate that the client should switch advancement tab. Sent either when the client switches tab in the GUI or when an advancement in another tab is made.
+
This is sent to the client when it should open an inventory, such as a chest, workbench, or furnace. This message is not sent anywhere for clients opening their own inventory.  For horses, use [[#Open Horse Window|Open Horse Window]].
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x36
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x2F
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Has id
+
  | Window ID
  | Boolean
+
| VarInt
  | Indicates if the next field is present
+
| A unique id number for the window to be displayed. Notchian server implementation is a counter, starting at 1.
 +
|-
 +
| Window Type
 +
  | VarInt
 +
  | The window type to use for display. Contained in the <code>minecraft:menu</code> regisry; see [[Inventory]] for the different values.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Optional Identifier
+
  | Window Title
  | String (32767)
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | See below
+
  | The title of the window
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
The Identifier can be one of the following:
+
==== Open Sign Editor ====
 +
 
 +
Sent when the client has placed a sign and is allowed to send [[#Update Sign|Update Sign]].  There must already be a sign at the given location (which the client does not do automatically) - send a [[#Block Change|Block Change]] first.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Optional Identifier
+
  ! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | minecraft:story/root
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x30
|-
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  | minecraft:nether/root
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
|-
+
  | Location
  | minecraft:end/root
+
  | Position
|-
+
  |  
  | minecraft:adventure/root
 
  |-
 
  | minecraft:husbandry/root
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
If no or an invalid identifier is sent, the client will switch to the first tab in the GUI.
+
==== Craft Recipe Response ====
  
==== World Border ====
+
Response to the serverbound packet ([[#Craft Recipe Request|Craft Recipe Request]]), with the same recipe ID.  Appears to be used to notify the UI.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="18"| 0x37
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x31
  |rowspan="18"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="18"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Action
+
  | Window ID
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | Byte
  | Determines the format of the rest of the packet
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Action
+
| Recipe
 +
| Identifier
 +
| A recipe ID
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Player Abilities (clientbound) ====
 +
 
 +
The latter 2 floats are used to indicate the field of view and flying speed respectively, while the first byte is used to determine the value of 4 booleans.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
  ! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Name
  !  
+
  ! Field Type
  !  
+
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0: set size
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x32
  | Diameter
+
|rowspan="3"| Play
  | Double
+
|rowspan="3"| Client
  | Length of a single side of the world border, in meters
+
  | Flags
 +
  | Byte
 +
  | Bit field, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 1: lerp size
+
  | Flying Speed
| Old Diameter
+
  | Float
  | Double
+
  | 0.05 by default
  | Current length of a single side of the world border, in meters
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | New Diameter
+
  | Field of View Modifier
  | Double
+
  | Float
  | Target length of a single side of the world border, in meters
+
  | Modifies the field of view, like a speed potion. A Notchian server will use the same value as the movement speed sent in the [[Protocol#Entity_Properties|Entity Properties]] packet, which defaults to 0.1 for players.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
About the flags:
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Speed
+
  ! Field
  | VarLong
+
  ! Bit
| Number of real-time ''milli''seconds until New Diameter is reached. It appears that Notchian server does not sync world border speed to game ticks, so it gets out of sync with server lag. If the world border is not moving, this is set to 0.
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 2: set center
+
  | Invulnerable
| X
+
  | 0x01
| Double
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | Flying
| Double
+
  | 0x02
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="8"| 3: initialize
+
  | Allow Flying
| X
+
  | 0x04
| Double
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | Creative Mode (Instant Break)
  | Double
+
  | 0x08
  |  
+
  |}
 +
 
 +
==== Combat Event ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Old Diameter
+
  |rowspan="8"| 0x33
  | Double
+
|rowspan="8"| Play
  | Current length of a single side of the world border, in meters
+
  |rowspan="8"| Client
 +
  |colspan="2"| Event
 +
| VarInt Enum
 +
| Determines the layout of the remaining packet
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | New Diameter
+
  ! Event
  | Double
+
  ! Field Name
  | Target length of a single side of the world border, in meters
+
  !
 +
!
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Speed
+
  | 0: enter combat
  | VarLong
+
  | ''no fields''
  | Number of real-time ''milli''seconds until New Diameter is reached. It appears that Notchian server does not sync world border speed to game ticks, so it gets out of sync with server lag. If the world border is not moving, this is set to 0.
+
  | ''no fields''
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Portal Teleport Boundary
+
  |rowspan="2"| 1: end combat
 +
| Duration
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Resulting coordinates from a portal teleport are limited to ±value. Usually 29999984.
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Warning Time
+
  | Entity ID
  | VarInt
+
  | Int
  | In seconds as set by <code>/worldborder warning time</code>
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Warning Blocks
+
  |rowspan="3"| 2: entity dead
 +
| Player ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | In meters
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 4: set warning time
+
  | Entity ID
| Warning Time
+
  | Int
  | VarInt
+
  |  
  | In seconds as set by <code>/worldborder warning time</code>
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 5: set warning blocks
+
  | Message
| Warning Blocks
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | VarInt
+
  |  
  | In meters
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
The Notchian client determines how solid to display the warning by comparing to whichever is higher, the warning distance or whichever is lower, the distance from the current diameter to the target diameter or the place the border will be after warningTime seconds. In pseudocode:
+
==== Player Info ====
  
<syntaxhighlight lang="java">
+
Sent by the server to update the user list (<tab> in the client).
distance = max(min(resizeSpeed * 1000 * warningTime, abs(targetDiameter - currentDiameter)), warningDistance);
 
if (playerDistance < distance) {
 
    warning = 1.0 - playerDistance / distance;
 
} else {
 
    warning = 0.0;
 
}
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
  
==== Camera ====
+
{| class="wikitable"
 
 
Sets the entity that the player renders from. This is normally used when the player left-clicks an entity while in spectator mode.
 
 
 
The player's camera will move with the entity and look where it is looking. The entity is often another player, but can be any type of entity.  The player is unable to move this entity (move packets will act as if they are coming from the other entity).
 
 
 
If the given entity is not loaded by the player, this packet is ignored.  To return control to the player, send this packet with their entity ID.
 
 
 
The Notchian server resets this (sends it back to the default entity) whenever the spectated entity is killed or the player sneaks, but only if they were spectating an entity. It also sends this packet whenever the player switches out of spectator mode (even if they weren't spectating an entity).
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="4"| Field Name
  ! Field Type
+
  !colspan="3"| Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x38
+
  |rowspan="19"| 0x34
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  |rowspan="19"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  |rowspan="19"| Client
  | Camera ID
+
  |colspan="4"| Action
  | VarInt
+
  |colspan="3"| VarInt
  | ID of the entity to set the client's camera to
+
  | Determines the rest of the Player format after the UUID
|}
 
 
 
The notchian also loads certain shaders for given entities:
 
 
 
* Creeper &rarr; <code>shaders/post/creeper.json</code>
 
* Spider (and cave spider) &rarr; <code>shaders/post/spider.json</code>
 
* Enderman &rarr; <code>shaders/post/invert.json</code>
 
* Anything else &rarr; the current shader is unloaded
 
 
 
==== Held Item Change (clientbound) ====
 
 
 
Sent to change the player's slot selection.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x39
+
  |colspan="4"| Number Of Players
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  |colspan="3"| VarInt
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
| Slot
 
| Byte
 
| The slot which the player has selected (0–8)
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Display Scoreboard ====
 
 
 
This is sent to the client when it should display a scoreboard.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3A
+
  |rowspan="17"| Player
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |colspan="3"| UUID
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="17"| Array
  | Position
+
  |colspan="2"| UUID
| Byte
+
  |  
  | The position of the scoreboard. 0: list, 1: sidebar, 2: below name.
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Score Name
+
  ! Action
  | String (16)
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
| The unique name for the scoreboard to be displayed.
+
  !colspan="2"|
|}
+
  !  
 
 
==== Entity Metadata ====
 
 
 
Updates one or more [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|metadata]] properties for an existing entity. Any properties not included in the Metadata field are left unchanged.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3B
+
  |rowspan="10"| 0: add player
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
|colspan="2"| Name
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
|colspan="2"| String (16)
  | Entity ID
+
|
  | VarInt
+
|-
 +
  |colspan="2"| Number Of Properties
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Number of elements in the following array
 +
|-
 +
  |rowspan="4"| Property
 +
  | Name
 +
  |rowspan="4"| Array
 +
| String (32767)
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Metadata
+
  | Value
  | [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Entity Metadata]]
+
  | String (32767)
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Is Signed
 +
| Boolean
 
  |  
 
  |  
|}
 
 
==== Attach Entity ====
 
 
This packet is sent when an entity has been {{Minecraft Wiki|Lead|leashed}} to another entity.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3C
+
  | Signature
|rowspan="2"| Play
+
  | Optional String (32767)
|rowspan="2"| Client
+
  | Only if Is Signed is true
| Attached Entity ID
 
  | Int
 
  | Attached entity's EID
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Holding Entity ID
+
  |colspan="2"| Gamemode
  | Int
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
  | ID of the entity holding the lead. Set to -1 to detach.
+
|
|}
+
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Ping
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Measured in milliseconds
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Has Display Name
 +
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Display Name
 +
|colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
 +
| Only if Has Display Name is true
 +
|-
 +
| 1: update gamemode
 +
|colspan="2"| Gamemode
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 2: update latency
 +
|colspan="2"| Ping
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Measured in milliseconds
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="2"| 3: update display name
 +
|colspan="2"| Has Display Name
 +
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Display Name
 +
|colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
 +
| Only send if Has Display Name is true
 +
  |-
 +
  | 4: remove player
 +
|colspan="2"| ''no fields''
 +
|colspan="2"| ''no fields''
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
The Property field looks as in the response of [[Mojang API#UUID -> Profile + Skin/Cape]], except of course using the protocol format instead of JSON. That is, each player will usually have one property with Name “textures” and Value being a base64-encoded JSON string as documented at [[Mojang API#UUID -> Profile + Skin/Cape]]. An empty properties array is also acceptable, and will cause clients to display the player with one of the two default skins depending on UUID.
 +
 
 +
Ping values correspond with icons in the following way:
 +
* A ping that negative (i.e. not known to the server yet) will result in the no connection icon.
 +
* A ping under 150 milliseconds will result in 5 bars
 +
* A ping under 300 milliseconds will result in 4 bars
 +
* A ping under 600 milliseconds will result in 3 bars
 +
* A ping under 1000 milliseconds (1 second) will result in 2 bars
 +
* A ping greater than or equal to 1 second will result in 1 bar.
  
==== Entity Velocity ====
+
==== Face Player ====
  
Velocity is believed to be in units of 1/8000 of a block per server tick (50ms); for example, -1343 would move (-1343 / 8000) = −0.167875 blocks per tick (or −3,3575 blocks per second).
+
Used to rotate the client player to face the given location or entity (for <code>/teleport [<targets>] <x> <y> <z> facing</code>).
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 3,313: Line 3,457:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x3D
+
  |rowspan="8"| 0x35
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="8"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="8"| Client
| Entity ID
 
| VarInt
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Velocity X
+
  | Feet/eyes
  | Short
+
  | VarInt enum
  | Velocity on the X axis
+
  | Values are feet=0, eyes=1.  If set to eyes, aims using the head position; otherwise aims using the feet position.
 +
|-
 +
| Target x
 +
| Double
 +
| x coordinate of the point to face towards
 +
|-
 +
| Target y
 +
| Double
 +
| y coordinate of the point to face towards
 +
|-
 +
| Target z
 +
| Double
 +
| z coordinate of the point to face towards
 +
|-
 +
| Is entity
 +
| Boolean
 +
| If true, additional information about an entity is provided.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Velocity Y
+
  | Entity ID
  | Short
+
  | Optional VarInt
  | Velocity on the Y axis
+
  | Only if is entity is true &mdash; the entity to face towards
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Velocity Z
+
  | Entity feet/eyes
  | Short
+
  | Optional VarInt enum
  | Velocity on the Z axis
+
  | Whether to look at the entity's eyes or feet.  Same values and meanings as before, just for the entity's head/feet.
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Equipment ====
+
If the entity given by entity ID cannot be found, this packet should be treated as if is entity was false.
 +
 
 +
==== Player Position And Look (clientbound) ====  
 +
 
 +
Updates the player's position on the server. This packet will also close the “Downloading Terrain” screen when joining/respawning.
 +
 
 +
If the distance between the last known position of the player on the server and the new position set by this packet is greater than 100 meters, the client will be kicked for “You moved too quickly :( (Hacking?)”.
 +
 
 +
Also if the fixed-point number of X or Z is set greater than <code>3.2E7D</code> the client will be kicked for “Illegal position”.
 +
 
 +
Yaw is measured in degrees, and does not follow classical trigonometry rules. The unit circle of yaw on the XZ-plane starts at (0, 1) and turns counterclockwise, with 90 at (-1, 0), 180 at (0, -1) and 270 at (1, 0). Additionally, yaw is not clamped to between 0 and 360 degrees; any number is valid, including negative numbers and numbers greater than 360.
 +
 
 +
Pitch is measured in degrees, where 0 is looking straight ahead, -90 is looking straight up, and 90 is looking straight down.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x3E
+
  |rowspan="7"| 0x36
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="7"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="7"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | X
  | VarInt
+
  | Double
  | Entity's EID
+
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Slot
+
  | Y
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | Double
  | Equipment slot. 0: main hand, 1: off hand, 2–5: armor slot (2: boots, 3: leggings, 4: chestplate, 5: helmet)
+
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Item
+
  | Z
  | [[Slot Data|Slot]]
+
  | Double
|
+
| Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
 +
|-
 +
| Yaw
 +
| Float
 +
| Absolute or relative rotation on the X axis, in degrees
 +
|-
 +
| Pitch
 +
| Float
 +
| Absolute or relative rotation on the Y axis, in degrees
 +
|-
 +
| Flags
 +
| Byte
 +
| Bit field, see below
 +
|-
 +
| Teleport ID
 +
| VarInt
 +
| Client should confirm this packet with [[#Teleport Confirm|Teleport Confirm]] containing the same Teleport ID
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Set Experience ====
+
About the Flags field:
 +
 
 +
<Dinnerbone> It's a bitfield, X/Y/Z/Y_ROT/X_ROT. If X is set, the x value is relative and not absolute.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
|-
 +
! Field
 +
! Bit
 +
|-
 +
| X
 +
| 0x01
 +
|-
 +
| Y
 +
| 0x02
 +
|-
 +
| Z
 +
| 0x04
 +
|-
 +
| Y_ROT
 +
| 0x08
 +
|-
 +
| X_ROT
 +
| 0x10
 +
|}
  
Sent by the server when the client should change experience levels.
+
==== Unlock Recipes ====
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x3F
+
  |rowspan="10"| 0x37
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="10"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="10"| Client
| Experience bar
 
| Float
 
| Between 0 and 1
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Level
+
  | Action
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  |  
+
  | 0: init, 1: add, 2: remove
 +
|-
 +
| Crafting Recipe Book Open
 +
| Boolean
 +
| If true, then the crafting recipe book will be open when the player opens its inventory.
 +
|-
 +
| Crafting Recipe Book Filter Active
 +
| Boolean
 +
| If true, then the filtering option is active when the players opens its inventory.
 +
|-
 +
| Smelting Recipe Book Open
 +
| Boolean
 +
| If true, then the smelting recipe book will be open when the player opens its inventory.
 +
|-
 +
| Smelting Recipe Book Filter Active
 +
| Boolean
 +
| If true, then the filtering option is active when the players opens its inventory.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total Experience
+
  | Array size 1
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | See {{Minecraft Wiki|Experience#Leveling up}} on the Minecraft Wiki for Total Experience to Level conversion
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 +
|-
 +
| Recipe IDs
 +
| Array of Identifier
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Array size 2
 +
| Optional VarInt
 +
| Number of elements in the following array, only present if mode is 0 (init)
 +
|-
 +
| Recipe IDs
 +
| Optional Array of Identifier, only present if mode is 0 (init)
 +
|
 
  |}
 
  |}
 +
Action:
 +
* 0 (init) = All the recipes in the list 2 will added to the recipe book. All the recipes in list 1 will be tagged as displayed, recipes that aren't tagged will be shown in the notification. VERIFY LIST ORDER?
 +
* 1 (add) = All the recipes in the list are added and their icon will be shown in the notification.
 +
* 2 (remove) = Remove all the recipes in the list. This allows them to re-displayed when they are readded.
  
==== Update Health ====
+
==== Destroy Entities ====
  
Sent by the server to update/set the health of the player it is sent to.
+
Sent by the server when a list of entities is to be destroyed on the client.
 
 
Food {{Minecraft Wiki|Food#Hunger vs. Saturation|saturation}} acts as a food “overcharge”. Food values will not decrease while the saturation is over zero. Players logging in automatically get a saturation of 5.0. Eating food increases the saturation as well as the food bar.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x40
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x38
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Health
+
  | Count
  | Float
+
  | VarInt
  | 0 or less = dead, 20 = full HP
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Food
+
  | Entity IDs
  | VarInt
+
  | Array of VarInt
  | 0–20
+
  | The list of entities of destroy
|-
 
| Food Saturation
 
| Float
 
| Seems to vary from 0.0 to 5.0 in integer increments
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Scoreboard Objective ====
+
==== Remove Entity Effect ====
 
 
This is sent to the client when it should create a new {{Minecraft Wiki|scoreboard}} objective or remove one.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x41
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x39
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Objective Name
+
  | Entity ID
  | String (16)
+
  | VarInt
  | An unique name for the objective
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mode
+
  | Effect ID
 
  | Byte
 
  | Byte
  | 0 to create the scoreboard. 1 to remove the scoreboard. 2 to update the display text.
+
  | See {{Minecraft Wiki|Status effect#List of effects|this table}}
|-
 
| Objective Value
 
| Optional String (32)
 
| Only if mode is 0 or 2. The text to be displayed for the score
 
|-
 
| Type
 
| Optional String (16)
 
| Only if mode is 0 or 2. “integer” or “hearts”
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Set Passengers ====
+
==== Resource Pack Send ====  
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x42
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3A
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | URL
  | VarInt
+
  | String (32767)
  | Vehicle's EID
+
  | The URL to the resource pack.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Passenger Count
+
  | Hash
  | VarInt
+
  | String (40)
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | A 40 character hexadecimal and lowercase [[wikipedia:SHA-1|SHA-1]] hash of the resource pack file. (must be lower case in order to work)<br />If it's not a 40 character hexadecimal string, the client will not use it for hash verification and likely waste bandwidth — but it will still treat it as a unique id
|-
 
| Passengers
 
| Array of VarInt
 
| EIDs of entity's passengers
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Teams ====
+
==== Respawn ====
  
Creates and updates teams.
+
To change the player's dimension (overworld/nether/end), send them a respawn packet with the appropriate dimension, followed by prechunks/chunks for the new dimension, and finally a position and look packet. You do not need to unload chunks, the client will do it automatically.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="23"| 0x43
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x3B
  |rowspan="23"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="23"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Team Name
+
  | Dimension
  | String (16)
+
  | Int Enum
  | A unique name for the team. (Shared with scoreboard).
+
  | -1: The Nether, 0: The Overworld, 1: The End
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Mode
+
  | Hashed seed
  | Byte
+
  | Long
  | Determines the layout of the remaining packet
+
  | First 8 bytes of the SHA-256 hash of the world's seed.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="9"| 0: create team
+
  | Gamemode
  | Team Display Name
+
  | Unsigned Byte
| String (32)
+
  | 0: survival, 1: creative, 2: adventure, 3: spectator. The hardcore flag is not included
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Team Prefix
+
  | Level Type
 
  | String (16)
 
  | String (16)
  | Displayed before the names of players that are part of this team
+
  | Same as [[#Join Game|Join Game]]
  |-
+
|}
  | Team Suffix
+
 
  | String (16)
+
{{Warning2|Avoid changing player's dimension to same dimension they were already in unless they are dead. If you change the dimension to one they are already in, weird bugs can occur, such as the player being unable to attack other players in new world (until they die and respawn).
  | Displayed after the names of players that are part of this team
+
 
 +
If you must respawn a player in the same dimension without killing them, send two respawn packets, one to a different world and then another to the world you want. You do not need to complete the first respawn; it only matters that you send two packets.}}
 +
 
 +
==== Entity Head Look ====
 +
 
 +
Changes the direction an entity's head is facing.
 +
 
 +
While sending the Entity Look packet changes the vertical rotation of the head, sending this packet appears to be necessary to rotate the head horizontally.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
  ! Bound To
 +
  ! Field Name
 +
  ! Field Type
 +
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Friendly Flags
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3C
| Byte
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
| Bit mask. 0x01: Allow friendly fire, 0x02: can see invisible players on same team
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  |-
+
  | Entity ID
| Name Tag Visibility
 
  | String Enum (32)
 
| <code>always</code>, <code>hideForOtherTeams</code>, <code>hideForOwnTeam</code>, <code>never</code>
 
|-
 
| Collision Rule
 
| String Enum (32)
 
| <code>always</code>, <code>pushOtherTeams</code>, <code>pushOwnTeam</code>, <code>never</code>
 
|-
 
| Color
 
| Byte
 
| For colors, the same [[Chat]] colors (0-15).  -1 indicates RESET/no color.
 
|-
 
  | Entity Count
 
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
| Number of elements in the following array
 
|-
 
| Entities
 
| Array of String (40)
 
| Identifiers for the entities in this team.  For players, this is their username; for other entities, it is their UUID.
 
|-
 
| 1: remove team
 
| ''no fields''
 
| ''no fields''
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 2: update team info
+
  | Head Yaw
| Team Display Name
+
  | Angle
| String (32)
+
  | New angle, not a delta
|
 
|-
 
| Team Prefix
 
| String (16)
 
| Displayed before the names of entities that are part of this team
 
|-
 
| Team Suffix
 
| String (16)
 
| Displayed after the names of entities that are part of this team
 
|-
 
| Friendly Flags
 
| Byte
 
| Bit mask. 0x01: Allow friendly fire, 0x02: can see invisible entities on same team
 
|-
 
| Name Tag Visibility
 
| String Enum (32)
 
| <code>always</code>, <code>hideForOtherTeams</code>, <code>hideForOwnTeam</code>, <code>never</code>
 
|-
 
| Collision Rule
 
| String Enum (32)
 
| <code>always</code>, <code>pushOtherTeams</code>, <code>pushOwnTeam</code>, <code>never</code>
 
|-
 
  | Color
 
  | Byte
 
| For colors, the same [[Chat]] colors (0-15).  -1 indicates RESET/no color.
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| 3: add players to team
 
| Entity Count
 
| VarInt
 
| Number of elements in the following array
 
|-
 
| Entities
 
| Array of String (40)
 
| Identifiers for the entities added.  For players, this is their username; for other entities, it is their UUID.
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| 4: remove players from team
 
| Entity Count
 
| VarInt
 
| Number of elements in the following array
 
|-
 
| Entities
 
| Array of String (40)
 
| Identifiers for the entities removed.  For players, this is their username; for other entities, it is their UUID.
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Update Score ====
+
==== Select Advancement Tab ====
  
This is sent to the client when it should update a scoreboard item.  
+
Sent by the server to indicate that the client should switch advancement tab. Sent either when the client switches tab in the GUI or when an advancement in another tab is made.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x44
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3D
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Entity Name
+
  | Has id
  | String (40)
+
| Boolean
  | The entity whose score this is. For players, this is their username; for other entities, it is their UUID.
+
| Indicates if the next field is present
 +
|-
 +
| Optional Identifier
 +
  | String (32767)
 +
  | See below
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
The Identifier can be one of the following:
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Optional Identifier
 +
|-
 +
| minecraft:story/root
 +
|-
 +
  | minecraft:nether/root
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Action
+
  | minecraft:end/root
| Byte
 
| 0 to create/update an item. 1 to remove an item.
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Objective Name
+
  | minecraft:adventure/root
| String (16)
 
| The name of the objective the score belongs to
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  | minecraft:husbandry/root
| Optional VarInt
 
| The score to be displayed next to the entry. Only sent when Action does not equal 1.
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Spawn Position ====
+
If no or an invalid identifier is sent, the client will switch to the first tab in the GUI.
  
Sent by the server after login to specify the coordinates of the spawn point (the point at which players spawn at, and which the compass points to). It can be sent at any time to update the point compasses point at.
+
==== World Border ====
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
  |-
+
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x45
+
  |rowspan="18"| 0x3E
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  |rowspan="18"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  |rowspan="18"| Client
  | Location
+
  |colspan="2"| Action
| Position
+
  | VarInt Enum
| Spawn location
+
  | Determines the format of the rest of the packet
|}
 
 
 
==== Time Update ====
 
 
 
Time is based on ticks, where 20 ticks happen every second. There are 24000 ticks in a day, making Minecraft days exactly 20 minutes long.
 
 
 
The time of day is based on the timestamp modulo 24000. 0 is sunrise, 6000 is noon, 12000 is sunset, and 18000 is midnight.
 
 
 
The default SMP server increments the time by <code>20</code> every second.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| 0x46
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 
| World Age
 
| Long
 
| In ticks; not changed by server commands
 
|-
 
| Time of day
 
| Long
 
| The world (or region) time, in ticks. If negative the sun will stop moving at the Math.abs of the time
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Title ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|rowspan="10"| 0x47
 
|rowspan="10"| Play
 
|rowspan="10"| Client
 
|colspan="2"| Action
 
| VarInt Enum
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! Action
 
  ! Action
Line 3,690: Line 3,818:
 
  !  
 
  !  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0: set title
+
  | 0: set size
  | Title Text
+
  | Diameter
  | [[Chat]]
+
  | Double
  |  
+
  | Length of a single side of the world border, in meters
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: set subtitle
+
  |rowspan="3"| 1: lerp size
| Subtitle Text
+
  | Old Diameter
| [[Chat]]
+
  | Double
|
+
  | Current length of a single side of the world border, in meters
|-
 
| 2: set action bar
 
  | Action bar text
 
  | [[Chat]]
 
  | Behaves the same as with position 2 in [[#Chat Message (clientbound)|Chat Message (clientbound)]]
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 3: set times and display
+
  | New Diameter
| Fade In
+
  | Double
  | Int
+
  | Target length of a single side of the world border, in meters
  | Ticks to spend fading in
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Stay
+
  | Speed
  | Int
+
  | VarLong
  | Ticks to keep the title displayed
+
  | Number of real-time ''milli''seconds until New Diameter is reached. It appears that Notchian server does not sync world border speed to game ticks, so it gets out of sync with server lag. If the world border is not moving, this is set to 0.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Fade Out
+
  |rowspan="2"| 2: set center
  | Int
+
| X
  | Ticks to spend out, not when to start fading out
+
  | Double
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4: hide
+
  | Z
  | ''no fields''
+
  | Double
| ''no fields''
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5: reset
+
  |rowspan="8"| 3: initialize
  | ''no fields''
+
| X
  | ''no fields''
+
| Double
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
  | Z
 +
  | Double
 
  |  
 
  |  
|}
 
 
“Hide” makes the title disappear, but if you run times again the same title will appear. “Reset” erases the text.
 
 
The title is visible on screen for Fade In + Stay + Fade Out ticks.
 
 
==== Sound Effect ====
 
 
This packet is used to play a number of hardcoded sound events. For custom sounds, use [[#Named Sound Effect|Named Sound Effect]] ([[#Play|Play]], 0x19, clientbound).
 
 
{{Warning|Numeric sound effect IDs are liable to change between versions}}
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x48
+
  | Old Diameter
|rowspan="7"| Play
+
  | Double
|rowspan="7"| Client
+
  | Current length of a single side of the world border, in meters
| Sound ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | ID of hardcoded sound event ([http://pokechu22.github.io/Burger/1.11.html#sounds events] as of 1.11.0)
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Sound Category
+
  | New Diameter
  | VarInt Enum
+
  | Double
  | The category that this sound will be played from ([https://gist.github.com/konwboj/7c0c380d3923443e9d55 current categories])
+
  | Target length of a single side of the world border, in meters
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect Position X
+
  | Speed
  | Int
+
  | VarLong
  | Effect X multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
+
  | Number of real-time ''milli''seconds until New Diameter is reached. It appears that Notchian server does not sync world border speed to game ticks, so it gets out of sync with server lag. If the world border is not moving, this is set to 0.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect Position Y
+
  | Portal Teleport Boundary
  | Int
+
  | VarInt
  | Effect Y multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
+
  | Resulting coordinates from a portal teleport are limited to ±value. Usually 29999984.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect Position Z
+
  | Warning Time
  | Int
+
  | VarInt
  | Effect Z multiplied by 8 ([[Data types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]] with only 3 bits dedicated to the fractional part)
+
  | In seconds as set by <code>/worldborder warning time</code>
 +
|-
 +
| Warning Blocks
 +
| VarInt
 +
| In meters
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Volume
+
  |rowspan="1"| 4: set warning time
  | Float
+
  | Warning Time
  | 1.0 is 100%, capped between 0.0 and 1.0 by Notchian clients
+
  | VarInt
 +
| In seconds as set by <code>/worldborder warning time</code>
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  |rowspan="1"| 5: set warning blocks
  | Float
+
  | Warning Blocks
  | Float between 0.5 and 2.0 by Notchian clients
+
  | VarInt
 +
| In meters
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
The Notchian client determines how solid to display the warning by comparing to whichever is higher, the warning distance or whichever is lower, the distance from the current diameter to the target diameter or the place the border will be after warningTime seconds. In pseudocode:
 +
 
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="java">
 +
distance = max(min(resizeSpeed * 1000 * warningTime, abs(targetDiameter - currentDiameter)), warningDistance);
 +
if (playerDistance < distance) {
 +
    warning = 1.0 - playerDistance / distance;
 +
} else {
 +
    warning = 0.0;
 +
}
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 
 +
==== Camera ====
 +
 
 +
Sets the entity that the player renders from. This is normally used when the player left-clicks an entity while in spectator mode.
  
  |}
+
The player's camera will move with the entity and look where it is looking. The entity is often another player, but can be any type of entity. The player is unable to move this entity (move packets will act as if they are coming from the other entity).
  
==== Player List Header And Footer ====
+
If the given entity is not loaded by the player, this packet is ignored.  To return control to the player, send this packet with their entity ID.
  
This packet may be used by custom servers to display additional information above/below the player list. It is never sent by the Notchian server.
+
The Notchian server resets this (sends it back to the default entity) whenever the spectated entity is killed or the player sneaks, but only if they were spectating an entity. It also sends this packet whenever the player switches out of spectator mode (even if they weren't spectating an entity).
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x49
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x3F
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
  | Header
+
  | Camera ID
  | [[Chat]]
+
  | VarInt
  | To remove the header, send a empty translatable component: {"translate":""}
+
  | ID of the entity to set the client's camera to
|-
 
| Footer
 
| [[Chat]]
 
| To remove the footer, send a empty translatable component: {"translate":""}
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Collect Item ====
+
The notchian also loads certain shaders for given entities:
 +
 
 +
* Creeper &rarr; <code>shaders/post/creeper.json</code>
 +
* Spider (and cave spider) &rarr; <code>shaders/post/spider.json</code>
 +
* Enderman &rarr; <code>shaders/post/invert.json</code>
 +
* Anything else &rarr; the current shader is unloaded
 +
 
 +
==== Held Item Change (clientbound) ====
  
Sent by the server when someone picks up an item lying on the ground — its sole purpose appears to be the animation of the item flying towards you. It doesn't destroy the entity in the client memory, and it doesn't add it to your inventory. The server only checks for items to be picked up after each [[#Player Position|Player Position]] (and [[#Player Position And Look|Player Position And Look]]) packet sent by the client.
+
Sent to change the player's slot selection.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x4A
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x40
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
  | Collected Entity ID
+
  | Slot
| VarInt
+
  | Byte
  |  
+
  | The slot which the player has selected (0–8)
  |-
 
| Collector Entity ID
 
| VarInt
 
|
 
|-
 
| Pickup Item Count
 
| VarInt
 
| Seems to be 1 for XP orbs, otherwise the number of items in the stack.
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Teleport ====
+
==== Update View Position ====
 +
 
 +
{{Need Info|Why is this even needed?  Is there a better name for it?  My guess is that it's something to do with logical behavior with latency, but it still seems weird.}}
 +
 
 +
Updates the client's location.  This is used to determine what chunks should remain loaded and if a chunk load should be ignored; chunks outside of the view distance may be unloaded.
  
This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves more than 4 blocks.
+
Sent whenever the player moves across a chunk border horizontally, and also (according to testing) for any integer change in the vertical axis, even if it doesn't go across a chunk section border.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x4B
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x41
  |rowspan="7"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Chunk X
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  |  
+
  | Chunk X coordinate of the player's position
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | Chunk Z
  | Double
+
  | VarInt
  |  
+
  | Chunk Z coordinate of the player's position
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Update View Distance ====
 +
 
 +
Sent by the integrated singleplayer server when changing render distance.  Does not appear to be used by the dedicated server, as <code>view-distance</code> in server.properties cannot be changed at runtime.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x42
| Double
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
|
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
|-
+
  | View Distance
| Z
+
  | VarInt
  | Double
+
  | Render distance (2-32)
|  
 
  |-
 
| Yaw
 
  | Angle
 
  | New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
| Pitch
 
| Angle
 
| New angle, not a delta
 
|-
 
| On Ground
 
| Boolean
 
|
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Advancements ====
+
==== Display Scoreboard ====
 +
 
 +
This is sent to the client when it should display a scoreboard.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  ! Field Name
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
+
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="9"| 0x4C
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x43
  |rowspan="9"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="9"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Reset/Clear
+
  | Position
  |colspan="2"| Boolean
+
  | Byte
  | Whether to reset/clear the current advancements
+
  | The position of the scoreboard. 0: list, 1: sidebar, 2: below name, 3 - 18: team specific sidebar, indexed as 3 + team color.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Mapping size
+
  | Score Name
|colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | String (16)
  | Size of the following array
+
  | The unique name for the scoreboard to be displayed.
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| Advancement mapping
 
| Key
 
|rowspan="2"| Array
 
| Identifier
 
  | The identifier of the advancement
 
|-
 
| Value
 
| Advancement
 
| See below
 
|-
 
|colspan="2"| List size
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
| Size of the following array
 
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Identifiers
 
|colspan="2"| Array of Identifier
 
| The identifiers of the advancements that should be removed
 
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Progress size
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
| Size of the following array
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| Progress mapping
 
| Key
 
|rowspan="2"| Array
 
| Identifier
 
| The identifier of the advancement
 
|-
 
| Value
 
| Advancement progress
 
| See below
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
Advancement structure:
+
==== Entity Metadata ====
 +
 
 +
Updates one or more [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|metadata]] properties for an existing entity. Any properties not included in the Metadata field are left unchanged.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  ! Packet ID
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
+
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Has parent
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x44
  |colspan="2"| Boolean
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  | Indicates whether the next field exists.
+
|rowspan="2"| Client
 +
| Entity ID
 +
| VarInt
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Parent id
+
  | Metadata
|colspan="2"| Optional Identifier
+
| [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Entity Metadata]]
  | The identifier of the parent advancement.
+
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Attach Entity ====
 +
 
 +
This packet is sent when an entity has been {{Minecraft Wiki|Lead|leashed}} to another entity.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
  ! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Has display
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x45
  |colspan="2"| Boolean
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  | Indicates whether the next field exists
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 +
| Attached Entity ID
 +
| Int
 +
| Attached entity's EID
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Display data
+
  | Holding Entity ID
  |colspan="2"| Optional advancement display
+
  | Int
  | See below.
+
  | ID of the entity holding the lead. Set to -1 to detach.
  |-
+
  |}
|colspan="2"| Number of criteria
+
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
+
==== Entity Velocity ====
| Size of the following array
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| Criteria
 
| Key
 
|rowspan="2"| Array
 
| Identifier
 
| The identifier of the criterion
 
|-
 
| Value
 
| '''Void'''
 
| There is ''no'' content written here.  Perhaps this will be expanded in the future?
 
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Array length
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
| Number of arrays in the following array
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| Requirements
 
| Array length 2