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=== Clientbound ===
 
=== Clientbound ===
  
==== Keep Alive ====
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==== Spawn Object ====
  
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.
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Sent by the server when a vehicle or other object is created.
  
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x00
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  |rowspan="11"| 0x00
  |rowspan="1"| Play
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  |rowspan="11"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
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  |rowspan="11"| Client
  | Keep Alive ID
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  | Entity ID  
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  |  
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  | EID of the object
  |}
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  |-
 
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| Type
==== Join Game ====
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| Byte
 
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| The type of object (see [[Entities#Objects]])
See [[Protocol Encryption]] for information on logging in.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x01
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  | X
|rowspan="7"| Play
 
|rowspan="7"| Client
 
| Entity ID
 
 
  | Int
 
  | Int
  | The player's Entity ID (EID)
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  | X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gamemode
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  | Y
  | Unsigned Byte
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  | Int
  | 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator. Bit 3 (0x8) is the hardcore flag.
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  | Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 +
|-
 +
| Z
 +
| Int
 +
| Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Dimension
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  | Pitch
  | Byte
+
  | Angle
  | -1: Nether, 0: Overworld, 1: End
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Difficulty
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  | Yaw
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Angle
  | 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Max Players
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  | Data
  | Unsigned Byte
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  | Int
  | Used by the client to draw the player list
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  | Meaning dependent on the value of the Type field, see [[Object Data]] for details.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Level Type
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  | Velocity X
  | String
+
  | Optional Short
  | default, flat, largeBiomes, amplified, default_1_1
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  | Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]].
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Reduced Debug Info
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  | Velocity Y
  | Boolean
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  | Optional Short
  | If true, a Notchian client shows reduced information on the {{Minecraft Wiki|debug screen}}.
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  | Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]].
|}
 
 
 
{{Warning|If the Dimension isn't valid then the client will crash}}
 
 
 
==== Chat Message ====
 
 
 
Identifying the difference between Chat/System Message is important as it helps respect the user's chat visibility options. While Position 2 accepts json formatting it will not display, old style formatting works
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x02
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  | Velocity Z
  |rowspan="2"| Play
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  | Optional Short
  |rowspan="2"| Client
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  | Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]].
| JSON Data
 
| [[Chat]]
 
| Limited to 32767 bytes
 
|-
 
| Position
 
| Byte
 
| 0: chat (chat box), 1: system message (chat box), 2: above hotbar
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
{{Warning|Malformed JSON will disconnect the client}}
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==== Spawn Experience Orb ====
  
==== Time Update ====
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Spawns one or more experience orbs.
 
 
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.
 
  
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x03
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  |rowspan="5"| 0x01
  |rowspan="2"| Play
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  |rowspan="5"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
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  |rowspan="5"| Client
  | World Age
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  | Entity ID
  | Long
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  | VarInt
  | In ticks; not changed by server commands
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  | Entity's ID
 +
|-
 +
| X
 +
| Int
 +
| X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 +
|-
 +
| Y
 +
| Int
 +
| Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 +
|-
 +
| Z
 +
| Int
 +
| Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Time of day
+
  | Count
  | Long
+
  | Short
  | The world (or region) time, in ticks. If negative the sun will stop moving at the Math.abs of the time
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  | The amount of experience this orb will reward once collected
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Equipment ====
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==== Spawn Global Entity ====
 +
 
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With this packet, the server notifies the client of thunderbolts striking within a 512 block radius around the player. The coordinates specify where exactly the thunderbolt strikes.
  
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x04
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  |rowspan="5"| 0x02
  |rowspan="3"| Play
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  |rowspan="5"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
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  |rowspan="5"| Client
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Entity's EID
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  | The EID of the thunderbolt
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Slot
+
  | Type
  | Short
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  | Byte
  | Equipment slot. 0: held, 1–4: armor slot (1: boots, 2: leggings, 3: chestplate, 4: helmet)
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  | The global entity type, currently always 1 for thunderbolt
 +
|-
 +
| X
 +
| Int
 +
| Thunderbolt X, a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]]
 +
|-
 +
| Y
 +
| Int
 +
| Thunderbolt Y, a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Item
+
  | Z
  | [[Slot Data|Slot]]
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  | Int
| Item in slot format
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| Thunderbolt Z, a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]]
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Spawn Position ====
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==== Spawn Mob ====
  
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.
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Sent by the server when a Mob Entity is Spawned
  
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x05
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  |rowspan="12"| 0x03
  |rowspan="1"| Play
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  |rowspan="12"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
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  |rowspan="12"| Client
  | Location
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  | Entity ID
  | Position
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  | VarInt
  | Spawn location
+
  |  
  |}
+
  |-
 
+
| Type
==== Update Health ====
+
| Unsigned Byte
 
+
| The type of mob. See [[Entities#Mobs|Mobs]]
Sent by the server to update/set the health of the player it is sent to.
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  |-
 
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  | X
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.
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  | Int
 
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  | X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x06
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  | Y
|rowspan="3"| Play
+
  | Int
  |rowspan="3"| Client
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  | Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
  | Health
 
| Float
 
| 0 or less = dead, 20 = full HP
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Food
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  | Z
  | VarInt
+
  | Int
  | 0–20
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| Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
  |-  
+
|-
  | Food Saturation
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| Yaw
  | Float
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| Angle
  | Seems to vary from 0.0 to 5.0 in integer increments
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  |  
 +
  |-
 +
  | Pitch
 +
  | Angle
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Head Pitch
 +
| Angle
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Velocity X
 +
| Short
 +
| Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
 +
|-
 +
| Velocity Y
 +
| Short
 +
| Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
 +
|-
 +
| Velocity Z
 +
| Short
 +
| Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
 +
|-
 +
| Metadata
 +
| [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Metadata]]
 +
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Respawn ====
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==== Spawn Painting ====
  
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.
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This packet shows location, name, and type of painting.
  
{| class="wikitable"
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Calculating the center of an image: given a (width x height) grid of cells, with (0, 0) being the top left corner, the center is (max(0, width / 2 - 1), height / 2). E.g.
  ! Packet ID
+
 
  ! State
+
2x1 (1, 0)
  ! Bound To
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4x4 (1, 2)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
  ! Packet ID
 +
  ! State
 +
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x07
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  |rowspan="4"| 0x04
 
  |rowspan="4"| Play
 
  |rowspan="4"| Play
 
  |rowspan="4"| Client
 
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  | Dimension
+
  | Entity ID
  | Int
+
| VarInt
  | -1: The Nether, 0: The Overworld, 1: The End
+
  |  
 +
  |-
 +
| Title
 +
| String
 +
| Name of the painting. Max length 13
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Difficulty
+
  | Location
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Position
  | 0: Peaceful, 1: Easy, 2: Normal, 3: Hard
+
  | Center coordinates
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gamemode
+
  | Direction
 
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | Unsigned Byte
  | 0: survival, 1: creative, 2: adventure. The hardcore flag is not included
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  | Direction the painting faces. 0: north (-z), 1: west (-x), 2: south (+z), 3: east (+x)
|-
 
| Level Type
 
| String
 
| Same as [[#Join Game|Join Game]]
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
{{Warning|If the Dimension isn't valid then the client will crash}}
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==== Spawn Player ====
  
{{Warning|Avoid changing player's dimension to same dimension they were already in, weird bugs can occur i.e. such player will be unable to attack other players in new world (fixes after their death and respawn)}}
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This packet is sent by the server when a player comes into visible range, ''not'' when a player joins.
  
==== Player Position And Look ====
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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 tab list entry for the UUID included in this packet is not present when this packet arrives, the entity will not be spawned. The tab includes skin/cape data.
  
Updates the player's position on the server.
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Servers can, however, safely spawn player entities for players not in visible range. The client appears to handle it correctly.
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?)”.
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When in online-mode the UUIDs must be valid and have valid skin blobs, in offline-mode UUID v3 is used.
  
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”.
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For NPCs UUID v2 should be used. Note:
  
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.
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<+Grum> i will never confirm this as a feature you know that :)
  
Pitch is measured in degrees, where 0 is looking straight ahead, -90 is looking straight up, and 90 is looking straight down.
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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>.
 
 
The yaw and pitch of player (in degrees), standing at point (x0, y0, z0) and looking towards point (x, y, z) one can be calculated with:
 
 
 
dx = x-x0
 
dy = y-y0
 
dz = z-z0
 
r = sqrt( dx*dx + dy*dy + dz*dz )
 
yaw = -atan2(dx,dz)/PI*180
 
if yaw < 0 then
 
    yaw = 360 - yaw
 
pitch = -arcsin(dy/r)/PI*180
 
 
 
You can get a unit vector from a given yaw/pitch via:
 
 
 
x = -cos(pitch) * sin(yaw)
 
y = -sin(pitch)
 
z =  cos(pitch) * cos(yaw)
 
  
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="6"| 0x08
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  |rowspan="9"| 0x05
  |rowspan="6"| Play
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  |rowspan="9"| Play
  |rowspan="6"| Client
+
  |rowspan="9"| Client
  | X
+
| Entity ID
  | Double
+
| VarInt
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
+
| Player's EID
 +
|-
 +
| Player UUID
 +
| UUID
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
  | X
 +
  | Int
 +
  | Player X as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Y
 
  | Y
  | Double
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  | Int
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
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  | Player Y as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Z
 
  | Z
  | Double
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  | Int
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
+
  | Player Z as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Yaw
 
  | Yaw
  | Float
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  | Angle
  | Absolute or relative rotation on the X Axis, in degrees
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Pitch
 
  | Pitch
  | Float
+
  | Angle
  | Absolute or relative rotation on the Y Axis, in degrees
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| Current Item
 +
| Short
 +
| The item the player is currently holding. Note that this should be 0 for “no item”, unlike -1 used in other packets.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flags
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  | Metadata
  | Byte
+
  | [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Metadata]]
  | Bit field, see below
+
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
About the Flags field:
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{{Warning|A negative Current Item crashes clients}}
  
<Dinnerbone> It's a bitfield, X/Y/Z/Y_ROT/X_ROT. If X is set, the x value is relative and not absolute.
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{{Warning|The client will crash if no Metadata is sent}}
  
{| class="wikitable"
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==== Animation (clientbound) ====
|-
 
! Field
 
! Bit
 
|-
 
| X
 
| 0x01
 
|-
 
| Y
 
| 0x02
 
|-
 
| Z
 
| 0x04
 
|-
 
| Y_ROT
 
| 0x08
 
|-
 
| X_ROT
 
| 0x10
 
|}
 
  
==== Held Item Change ====
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Sent whenever an entity should change animation.
 
 
Sent to change the player's slot selection.
 
  
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x09
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  |rowspan="2"| 0x06
  |rowspan="1"| Play
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  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
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  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Slot
+
  | Entity ID
  | Byte
+
  | VarInt
  | The slot which the player has selected (0–8)
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| Player ID
 +
|-
 +
| Animation
 +
| Unsigned Byte
 +
  | Animation ID (see below)
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Use Bed ====
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Animation can be one of the following values:
  
This packet tells that a player goes to bed.
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
! ID
 +
! Animation
 +
|-
 +
| 0
 +
| Swing arm
 +
|-
 +
| 1
 +
| Take damage
 +
|-
 +
| 2
 +
| Leave bed
 +
|-
 +
| 3
 +
| Eat food
 +
|-
 +
| 4
 +
| Critical effect
 +
|-
 +
| 5
 +
| Magic critical effect
 +
|}
  
The client with the matching Entity ID will go into bed mode.
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==== Statistics ====
 
 
This Packet is sent to all nearby players including the one sent to bed.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
  ! Bound To
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  ! Bound To  
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
  ! Field Type
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0A
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  |rowspan="3"| 0x07
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
|rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
|rowspan="3"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
|colspan="2"| Count
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
| Number of elements in the following array
 +
|-
 +
  |rowspan="2"| Statistic
 +
| Name
 +
  |rowspan="2"| Array
 +
| String
 +
| [https://gist.github.com/thinkofdeath/a1842c21a0cf2e1fb5e0 https://gist.github.com/thinkofdeath/a1842c21a0cf2e1fb5e0]
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|-
 +
  | Value
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Sleeping player's EID
+
  | The amount to set it to
|-
 
| Location
 
| Position
 
| Block location of the head part of the bed
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Animation ====
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==== Block Break Animation ====
 +
 
 +
0–9 are the displayable destroy stages and each other number means that there is no animation on this coordinate.
 +
 
 +
You can also set an animation to air! The animation will still be visible.
 +
 
 +
If you need to display several break animations at the same time you have to give each of them a unique Entity ID.
  
Sent whenever an entity should change animation.
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Also if you set the coordinates to a special block like water etc. it won't show the actual break animation but some other interesting effects. For example, water will lose its transparency.
  
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0B
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  |rowspan="3"| 0x08
  |rowspan="2"| Play
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  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
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  |rowspan="3"| Client
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Player ID
+
  | EID for the animation
 +
|-
 +
| Location
 +
| Position
 +
| Block Position
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Animation
+
  | Destroy Stage
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Byte
  | Animation ID (see below)
+
  | 0–9 to set it, any other value to remove it
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
Animation can be one of the following values:
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==== Update Block Entity ====
 +
 
 +
Essentially a block update on a block entity.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! ID
+
  ! Packet ID
  ! Animation
+
  ! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x09
  | Swing arm
+
|rowspan="3"| Play
 +
|rowspan="3"| Client
 +
| Location
 +
| Position
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  | Action
  | Take damage
+
  | Unsigned Byte
 +
| The type of update to perform, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2
+
  | NBT Data
  | Leave bed
+
  | Optional [[NBT|NBT Tag]]
|-
+
  | If not present then it's a TAG_END (0)
| 3
 
| Eat food
 
|-
 
| 4
 
| Critical effect
 
|-
 
| 5
 
  | Magic critical effect
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Spawn Player ====
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''Action'' field:
  
This packet is sent by the server when a player comes into visible range, ''not'' when a player joins.
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* '''1''': Set SpawnPotentials of a mob spawner
 +
* '''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''': Set type of flower in flower pot
 +
* '''6''': Set base color and patterns on a banner
  
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 tab list entry for the UUID included in this packet is not present when this packet arrives, the entity will not be spawned. The tab includes skin/cape data.
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==== Block Action ====
  
Servers can, however, safely spawn player entities for players not in visible range. The client appears to handle it correctly.
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This packet is used for a number of things:
  
When in online-mode the UUIDs must be valid and have valid skin blobs, in offline-mode UUID v3 is used.
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* Chests opening and closing
 +
* Pistons pushing and pulling
 +
* Note blocks playing
 +
* Updating beacons
  
For NPCs UUID v2 should be used. Note:
+
See also: [[Block Actions]]
 
 
<+Grum> i will never confirm this as a feature you know that :)
 
 
 
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>.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="9"| 0x0C
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x0A
  |rowspan="9"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="9"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Location
  | VarInt
+
  | Position
  | Player's EID
+
  | Block coordinates
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Player UUID
+
  | Byte 1
  | UUID
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  |  
+
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | Byte 2
  | Int
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Player X as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  | Block Type
  | Int
+
  | VarInt
| Player Y as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | The block type ID for the block, not including metadata/damage value
|-
+
  |}
| Z
+
 
| Int
+
==== Block Change ====
| Player Z as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
 
|-
+
Fired whenever a block is changed within the render distance.
| Yaw
 
| Angle
 
|
 
|-
 
| Pitch
 
| Angle
 
|
 
|-
 
| Current Item
 
| Short
 
  | The item the player is currently holding. Note that this should be 0 for “no item”, unlike -1 used in other packets.
 
|-
 
  | Metadata
 
| [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Metadata]]
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
{{Warning|A negative Current Item crashes clients}}
 
 
 
{{Warning|The client will crash if no Metadata is sent}}
 
 
 
==== Collect Item ====
 
 
 
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.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0D
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0B
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Collected Entity ID
+
  | Location
 +
| Position
 +
| Block Coordinates
 +
|-
 +
| Block ID
 
  | 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>)
  |-  
+
|}
  | Collector Entity ID
+
 
  | VarInt
+
==== Boss Bar ====
  |  
+
{{Main|Pre-release protocol#Boss Bar}}
 +
 
 +
==== Server Difficulty ====
 +
 
 +
Changes the difficulty setting in the client's option menu
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 +
  |-
 +
  |rowspan="1"| 0x0D
 +
|rowspan="1"| Play
 +
|rowspan="1"| Client
 +
| Difficulty
 +
  | Unsigned Byte
 +
  | 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Spawn Object ====
+
==== Tab-Complete (clientbound) ====
  
Sent by the server when a vehicle or other object is created.
+
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.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="11"| 0x0E
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0E
  |rowspan="11"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="11"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Count
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | EID of the object
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Type
+
  | Matches
  | Byte
+
  | Array of String
  | The type of object (see [[Entities#Objects]])
+
  | One eligible command, note that each command is sent separately instead of in a single string, hence the need for Count
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Chat Message (clientbound) ====
 +
 
 +
Identifying the difference between Chat/System Message is important as it helps respect the user's chat visibility options. While Position 2 accepts json formatting it will not display, old style formatting works
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x0F
  | Int
+
|rowspan="2"| Play
  | X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 +
| JSON Data
 +
  | [[Chat]]
 +
| Limited to 32767 bytes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  | Position
  | Int
+
  | Byte
  | Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | 0: chat (chat box), 1: system message (chat box), 2: above hotbar
|-
+
  |}
| Z
+
 
| Int
+
{{Warning|Malformed JSON will disconnect the client}}
| Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
 
|-
+
==== Multi Block Change ====
| Pitch
 
| Angle
 
|
 
|-
 
| Yaw
 
| Angle
 
|
 
|-
 
| Data
 
| Int
 
| Meaning dependent on the value of the Type field, see [[Object Data]] for details.
 
  |-
 
| Velocity X
 
| Optional Short
 
| Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]].
 
|-
 
| Velocity Y
 
| Optional Short
 
| Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]].
 
|-
 
| Velocity Z
 
| Optional Short
 
| Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]].
 
|}
 
  
==== Spawn Mob ====
+
Fired whenever 2 or more blocks are changed within the render distance.
 
 
Sent by the server when a Mob Entity is Spawned
 
  
 
{| 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="12"| 0x0F
+
  |rowspan="6"| 0x10
  |rowspan="12"| Play
+
  |rowspan="6"| Play
  |rowspan="12"| Client
+
  |rowspan="6"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  |colspan="2"| Chunk X
  | VarInt
+
  |colspan="2"| Int
  |  
+
  | Chunk X coordinate
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Type
+
  |colspan="2"| Chunk Z
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  |colspan="2"| Int
  | The type of mob. See [[Entities#Mobs|Mobs]]
+
  | Chunk Z coordinate
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  |colspan="2"| Record Count
  | Int
+
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
  | X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | Number of elements in the following array, i.e. the number of blocks affected
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  |rowspan="3"| Record
  | Int
+
  | Horizontal Position
  | Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  |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.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | Y Coordinate
  | Int
+
  | Unsigned Byte
| Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
|-
 
| Yaw
 
| Angle
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  | Block ID
  | Angle
+
  | 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>)
|-
 
| Head Pitch
 
| Angle
 
|
 
|-
 
| Velocity X
 
| Short
 
| Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
 
|-
 
| Velocity Y
 
| Short
 
| Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
 
|-
 
| Velocity Z
 
| Short
 
| Same units as [[#Entity Velocity|Entity Velocity]]
 
|-
 
| Metadata
 
| [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Metadata]]
 
|
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Spawn Painting ====
+
==== Confirm Transaction (clientbound) ====
  
This packet shows location, name, and type of painting.
+
A packet from the server indicating whether a request from the client was accepted, or whether there was a conflict (due to lag).
 
 
Calculating the center of an image: given a (width x height) grid of cells, with (0, 0) being the top left corner, the center is (max(0, width / 2 - 1), height / 2). E.g.
 
 
 
2x1 (1, 0)
 
4x4 (1, 2)
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x10
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x11
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Window ID
  | VarInt
+
  | Byte
  |  
+
  | The ID of the window that the action occurred in
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Title
+
  | Action Number
  | String
+
  | Short
  | Name of the painting. Max length 13
+
  | Every action that is to be accepted has a unique number. This field corresponds to that number.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Location
+
  | Accepted
  | Position
+
  | Boolean
  | Center coordinates
+
  | Whether the action was accepted
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== 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.
 +
 
 +
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"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Direction
+
  | 0x12
 +
| Play
 +
| Client
 +
| Window ID
 
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Direction the painting faces. 0: north (-z), 1: west (-x), 2: south (+z), 3: east (+x)
+
  | This is the ID of the window that was closed. 0 for inventory.
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Spawn Experience Orb ====
+
==== Open Window ====
  
Spawns one or more experience orbs.
+
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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x11
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0x13
 
  |rowspan="5"| Play
 
  |rowspan="5"| Play
 
  |rowspan="5"| Client
 
  |rowspan="5"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Window ID
  | VarInt
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Entity's ID
+
  | A unique id number for the window to be displayed. Notchian server implementation is a counter, starting at 1.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | Window Type
  | Int
+
  | String
  | X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | The window type to use for display. See [[Inventory]] for a list.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  | Window Title
  | Int
+
  | [[Chat]]
| Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
| The title of the window
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | Number Of Slots
  | Int
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | Number of slots in the window (excluding the number of slots in the player inventory)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Count
+
  | Entity ID
  | Short
+
  | Optional Int
  | The amount of experience this orb will reward once collected
+
  | EntityHorse's EID. Only sent when Window Type is “EntityHorse”
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Velocity ====
+
See [[Inventory]] for further information.
 +
 
 +
==== Window Items ====
 +
[[File:Inventory-slots.png|thumb|The inventory slots]]
  
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).
+
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="4"| 0x12
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x14
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Window ID
  | VarInt
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  |  
+
  | The ID of window which items are being sent for. 0 for player inventory.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Velocity X
+
  | Count
 
  | Short
 
  | Short
  | Velocity on the X axis
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Velocity Y
+
  | Slot Data
  | Short
+
  | Array of [[Slot Data|Slot]]
| Velocity on the Y axis
+
  |  
|-
 
| Velocity Z
 
| Short
 
  | Velocity on the Z axis
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Destroy Entities ====
+
See [[Inventory#Windows|inventory windows]] for further information about how slots are indexed.
 +
 
 +
==== Window Property ====
  
Sent by the server when a list of entities is to be destroyed on the client.
+
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"| 0x13
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x15
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Count
+
  | Window ID
  | VarInt
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| Property
 +
| Short
 +
| The property to be updated, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Entity IDs
+
  | Value
  | Array of VarInt
+
  | Short
  | The list of entities of destroy
+
  | The new value for the property, see below
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity ====
+
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.
 
 
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
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x14
+
  ! Window type
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
! Property
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
! Value
  | Entity ID
+
  |-
  | VarInt
+
  |rowspan="4"| Furnace
|
+
  | 0: Fire icon (fuel left)
|}
+
  | counting from fuel burn time down to 0 (in-game ticks)
 
 
==== Entity Relative Move ====
 
 
 
This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves less then 4 blocks; if an entity moves more than 4 blocks [[#Entity Teleport|Entity Teleport]] should be sent instead.
 
 
 
This packet allows at most four blocks movement in any direction, because byte range is from -128 to 127.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x15
+
  | 1: Maximum fuel burn time
|rowspan="5"| Play
+
  | fuel burn time or 0 (in-game ticks)
|rowspan="5"| Client
 
| Entity ID
 
| VarInt
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta X
+
  | 2: Progress arrow
  | Byte
+
  | 0–200 (in-game ticks)
| Change in X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Y
+
  | 3: Maximum progress
  | Byte
+
  | always 200
| Change in Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Z
+
  |rowspan="7"| Enchantment Table
  | Byte
+
| 0: Level requirement for top enchantment slot
  | Change in Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  |rowspan="3"| The enchantment's xp level requirement
 +
  |-
 +
| 1: Level requirement for middle enchantment slot
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | On Ground
+
  | 2: Level requirement for bottom enchantment slot
| Boolean
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
==== 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"| 0x16
+
  | 3: The seed for generating the enchantments view for the client
|rowspan="4"| Play
+
  | Unknown
|rowspan="4"| Client
 
| Entity ID
 
| VarInt
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Yaw
+
  | 4: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over top enchantment slot
  | Angle
+
  |rowspan="3"| The enchantment id (set to -1 to hide it)
| New angle, not a delta
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pitch
+
  | 5: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over middle enchantment slot
| Angle
 
| New angle, not a delta
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | On Ground
+
  | 6: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over bottom enchantment slot
  | Boolean
+
  |-
  |  
+
  |rowspan="3"| Beacon
 +
| 0: Power level
 +
| Unknown
 +
|-
 +
| 1: First potion effect
 +
| Unknown
 +
|-
 +
| 2: Second potion effect
 +
| Unknown
 +
|-
 +
| 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
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Look And Relative Move ====
+
==== Set Slot ====
  
This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates and moves. Since a byte range is limited from -128 to 127, and movement is offset of fixed-point numbers, this packet allows at most four blocks movement in any direction. (-128/32 == -4)
+
Sent by the server when an item in a slot (in a window) is added/removed.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x17
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x16
  |rowspan="7"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Window ID
| VarInt
 
|
 
|-
 
| Delta X
 
 
  | Byte
 
  | Byte
  | Change in X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | 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).
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Y
+
  | Slot
  | Byte
+
  | Short
  | Change in Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | The slot that should be updated
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delta Z
+
  | Slot Data
  | Byte
+
  | [[Slot Data|Slot]]
| Change in Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
|-
 
| Yaw
 
| Angle
 
| New angle, not a delta
 
|-
 
| Pitch
 
| Angle
 
| New angle, not a delta
 
|-
 
| On Ground
 
| Boolean
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Teleport ====
+
To set the cursor (the item currently dragged with the mouse), use -1 as Window ID and as Slot.
 +
 
 +
==== Set Cooldown ====
 +
{{Main|Pre-release protocol#Set Cooldown}}
 +
 
 +
==== Plugin Message (clientbound) ====
 +
 
 +
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>.
  
This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves more than 4 blocks.
+
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"
 
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| 0x18
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x18
  |rowspan="7"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="7"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Channel
  | VarInt
+
  | String
  |  
+
  | Name of the [[plugin channel]] used to send the data
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | Data
| Int
+
  | Byte Array
| X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
+
  | Any data, depending on the channel. <code><nowiki>MC|</nowiki></code> channels are documented [[plugin channel|here]].
  |-
 
  | Y
 
| Int
 
| Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
|-
 
| Z
 
| Int
 
| Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
|-
 
| Yaw
 
| Angle
 
| New angle, not a delta
 
|-
 
| Pitch
 
| Angle
 
| New angle, not a delta
 
|-
 
| On Ground
 
| Boolean
 
|
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Head Look ====
+
==== Named Sound Effect ====
 +
 
 +
Used to play a sound effect on the client.
  
Changes the direction an entity's head is facing.
+
Custom sounds may be added by resource packs.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x19
+
  |rowspan="6"| 0x19
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="6"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="6"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Sound name
  | VarInt
+
  | String
  |  
+
  | All known sound effect names can be seen [https://github.com/SirCmpwn/Craft.Net/blob/master/source/Craft.Net.Common/SoundEffect.cs here]
 +
|-
 +
| Effect position X
 +
| Int
 +
| Effect X multiplied by 8
 +
|-
 +
| Effect position Y
 +
| Int
 +
| Effect Y multiplied by 8
 +
|-
 +
| Effect position Z
 +
| Int
 +
| Effect Z multiplied by 8
 +
|-
 +
| Volume
 +
| Float
 +
| 1 is 100%, can be more
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Head Yaw
+
  | Pitch
  | Angle
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | New angle, not a delta
+
  | 63 is 100%, can be more
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Status ====
+
==== 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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1A
+
| 0x1A
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
| Client
  | Entity ID
+
| Reason
 +
| [[Chat]]
 +
| Displayed to the client when the connection terminates.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Entity Status ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1B
 +
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 +
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 +
  | Entity ID
 
  | Int
 
  | Int
 
  |  
 
  |  
Line 1,252: Line 1,236:
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Attach Entity ====
+
==== Explosion ====
 +
 
 +
Sent when an explosion occurs (creepers, TNT, and ghast fireballs).
  
This packet is sent when a player has been attached to an entity (e.g. Minecart).
+
Each block in Records is set to air. Coordinates for each axis in record is int(X) + record.x
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x1B
+
  |rowspan="9"| 0x1C
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="9"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="9"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | X
  | Int
+
  | Float
  | Attached entity's EID
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Vehicle ID
+
  | Y
  | Int
+
  | Float
  | Vechicle's Entity ID. Set to -1 to detach
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Leash
+
  | Z
  | Boolean
+
  | Float
  | If true leashes the entity to the vehicle
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| 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
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Metadata ====
+
==== Unload Chunk ====
 +
{{Main|Pre-release protocol#Unload Chunk}}
 +
 
 +
==== Change Game State ====
  
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.
+
It appears when a bed can't be used as a spawn point and when the rain state changes.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1C
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1E
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Reason
  | VarInt
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  |  
+
  | See below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Metadata
+
  | Value
  | [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Metadata]]
+
  | Float
  |  
+
  | Depends on Reason
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Effect ====
+
''Reason codes'':
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Packet ID
+
  ! Reason
  ! State
+
  ! Effect
  ! Bound To
+
  ! Value
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x1D
+
  | 0
|rowspan="5"| Play
+
  | Invalid Bed
|rowspan="5"| Client
 
| Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect ID
+
  | 1
  | Byte
+
  | End raining
  | See {{Minecraft Wiki|Status effect#List of effects|this table}}
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amplifier
+
  | 2
  | Byte
+
  | Begin raining
  | Notchian client displays effect level as Amplifier + 1
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Duration
+
  | 3
  | VarInt
+
  | Change game mode
  | Seconds
+
  | 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hide Particles
+
  | 4
  | Boolean
+
  | Enter credits
 
  |  
 
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| 5
 +
| Demo message
 +
| 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
 +
| Fade value
 +
| The current darkness value. 1 = Dark, 0 = Bright, Setting the value higher causes the game to change color and freeze
 +
|-
 +
| 8
 +
| Fade time
 +
| Time in ticks for the sky to fade
 +
|-
 +
| 10
 +
| Play mob appearance (effect and sound)
 +
| Unknown
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Remove Entity Effect ====
+
==== 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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x1E
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x1F
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
  | Entity ID
+
  | Keep Alive ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
 
  |  
 
  |  
|-
 
| Effect ID
 
| Byte
 
| See {{Minecraft Wiki|Status effect#List of effects|this table}}
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Set Experience ====
+
==== Chunk Data ====
 +
 
 +
Chunks are not unloaded by the client automatically. To unload chunks, send this packet with Ground-Up Continuous=true and no 16^3 chunks (eg. Primary Bit Mask=0). The server does not send skylight information for nether-chunks, it's up to the client to know if the player is currently in the nether. You can also infer this information from the primary bitmask and the amount of uncompressed bytes sent.
 +
 
 +
See also: [[SMP Map Format]]
 +
 
 +
Changes in 1.8:
  
Sent by the server when the client should change experience levels.
+
* Data value section removed
 +
* Extended id section removed
 +
* Block id section is now a unsigned short (little endian) per a block
 +
* The block id is equal to <code>(id << 4) | data</code>
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x1F
+
  |rowspan="6"| 0x20
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="6"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="6"| Client
  | Experience bar
+
  | Chunk X
  | Float
+
  | Int
  | Between 0 and 1
+
  | Chunk X coordinate
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Level
+
  | Chunk Z
 +
| Int
 +
| Chunk Z coordinate
 +
|-
 +
| Ground-Up Continuous
 +
| Boolean
 +
| This is true if the packet represents all sections in this vertical column, where the Primary Bit Mask specifies exactly which sections are included, and which are air
 +
|-
 +
| Primary Bit Mask
 +
| Unsigned Short
 +
| Bitmask with 1 for every 16x16x16 section whose data follows in the compressed data
 +
|-
 +
| Size
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
 +
| Size of Data
 +
|-
 +
| Data
 +
| [[SMP Map Format#Data|Chunk]]
 
  |  
 
  |  
|-
 
| Total Experience
 
| VarInt
 
| See {{Minecraft Wiki|Experience#Leveling up}} on the Minecraft Wiki for Total Experience to Level conversion
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Entity Properties ====
+
==== Effect ====
 +
 
 +
Sent when a client is to play a sound or particle effect.
  
Sets {{Minecraft Wiki|Attribute|attributes}} on the given entity.
+
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 1013 (mob.wither.spawn), and is ignored for any other value by the client.
  
 
{| 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="6"| 0x20
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x21
  |rowspan="6"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="6"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Entity ID
+
  | Effect ID
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | Int
  |  
+
  | The ID of the effect, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Number Of Properties
+
  | Location
  |colspan="2"| Int
+
  | Position
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | The location of the effect
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| Property
+
  | Data
| Key
+
  | Int
|rowspan="4"| Array
+
  | Extra data for certain effects, see below
  | String
 
  | See below
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  | Disable Relative Volume
  | Double
+
  | Boolean
  | See below
+
  | See above
|-
 
| Number Of Modifiers
 
| VarInt
 
| Number of elements in the following array
 
|-
 
| Modifiers
 
| Array of Modifier Data
 
| See {{Minecraft Wiki|Attribute#Modifiers}}
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
Known Key values:
+
Effect IDs:
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! ID
 +
! Name
 +
! Data
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Key
+
  !colspan="3"| Sound
! Default
 
! Min
 
! Max
 
! Label
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | generic.maxHealth
+
  | 1000
| 20.0
+
  | <code>random.click</code>
| 0.0
+
  |  
  | Double.MaxValue
 
  | Max Health
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | generic.followRange
+
  | 1001
| 32.0
+
  | <code>random.click</code>
| 0.0
+
  |  
  | 2048.0
 
  | Follow Range
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | generic.knockbackResistance
+
  | 1002
| 0.0
+
  | <code>random.bow</code>
| 0.0
+
  |  
  | 1.0
 
  | Knockback Resistance
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | generic.movementSpeed
+
  | 1003
| 0.699999988079071
+
  | <code>random.door_open</code> or <code>random.door_close</code> (50/50 chance)
  | 0.0
+
  |  
| Double.MaxValue
 
  | Movement Speed
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | generic.attackDamage
+
  | 1004
| 2.0
+
  | <code>random.fizz</code>
| 0.0
 
  | Double.MaxValue
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | horse.jumpStrength
+
  | 1005
  | 0.7
+
  | Play a music disc.
  | 0.0
+
  | {{Minecraft Wiki|Music Discs|Record ID}}
| 2.0
 
| Jump Strength
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | zombie.spawnReinforcements
+
  | 1006
  | 0.0
+
  | ''not assigned''
| 0.0
+
|  
| 1.0
 
| Spawn Reinforcements Chance
 
|}
 
 
 
''Modifier Data'' structure:
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Field Name
+
  | 1007
  ! Field Type
+
  | <code>mob.ghast.charge</code>
  ! Notes
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | UUID
+
  | 1008
  | UUID
+
  | <code>mob.ghast.fireball</code>
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amount
+
  | 1009
  | Double
+
  | <code>mob.ghast.fireball</code>, but with a lower volume
  | May be positive or negative
+
|
 +
|-
 +
| 1010
 +
| <code>mob.zombie.wood</code>
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 1011
 +
| <code>mob.zombie.metal</code>
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 1012
 +
| <code>mob.zombie.woodbreak</code>
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 1013
 +
| <code>mob.wither.spawn</code>
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Operation
+
  | 1014
  | Byte
+
  | <code>mob.wither.shoot</code>
| See below
+
|  
|}
 
 
 
The operation controls how the base value of the modifier is changed.
 
 
 
*0: Add/subtract amount
 
*1: Add/subtract amount percent of the current value
 
*2: Multiply by amount percent
 
 
 
All of the 0's are applied first, and then the 1's, and then the 2's.
 
 
 
==== Chunk Data ====
 
 
 
Chunks are not unloaded by the client automatically. To unload chunks, send this packet with Ground-Up Continuous=true and no 16^3 chunks (eg. Primary Bit Mask=0). The server does not send skylight information for nether-chunks, it's up to the client to know if the player is currently in the nether. You can also infer this information from the primary bitmask and the amount of uncompressed bytes sent.
 
 
 
See also: [[SMP Map Format]]
 
 
 
Changes in 1.8:
 
 
 
* Data value section removed
 
* Extended id section removed
 
* Block id section is now a unsigned short (little endian) per a block
 
* The block id is equal to <code>(id << 4) | data</code>
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="6"| 0x21
+
  | 1015
|rowspan="6"| Play
+
  | <code>mob.bat.takeoff</code>
|rowspan="6"| Client
+
  |  
| Chunk X
 
  | Int
 
  | Chunk X coordinate
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chunk Z
+
  | 1016
  | Int
+
  | <code>mob.zombie.infect</code>
  | Chunk Z coordinate
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ground-Up Continuous
+
  | 1017
  | Boolean
+
  | <code>mob.zombie.unfect</code>
  | This is true if the packet represents all sections in this vertical column, where the Primary Bit Mask specifies exactly which sections are included, and which are air
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Primary Bit Mask
+
  | 1018
  | Unsigned Short
+
  | <code>mob.enderdragon.end</code>
  | Bitmask with 1 for every 16x16x16 section whose data follows in the compressed data
+
  |  
|-
 
| Size
 
| VarInt
 
| Size of Data
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Data
+
  | 1020
  | [[SMP Map Format#Data|Chunk]]
+
  | <code>random.anvil_break</code>
 
  |  
 
  |  
|}
 
 
==== Multi Block Change ====
 
 
Fired whenever 2 or more blocks are changed within the render distance.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 
!colspan="2"| Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="6"| 0x22
+
  | 1021
  |rowspan="6"| Play
+
| <code>random.anvil_use</code>
  |rowspan="6"| Client
+
  |  
  |colspan="2"| Chunk X
+
|-
  |colspan="2"| Int
+
  | 1022
| Chunk X coordinate
+
| <code>random.anvil_land</code>
 +
  |  
 +
|-
 +
  !colspan="3"| Particle
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Chunk Z
+
  | 2000
  |colspan="2"| Int
+
  | Spawns 10 smoke particles, e.g. from a fire
  | Chunk Z coordinate
+
  | Direction, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Record Count
+
  | 2001
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
| Block break
| Number of elements in the following array, i.e. the number of blocks affected
+
  | {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values|Block ID}}
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| Record
+
  | 2002
  | Horizontal Position
+
  | Splash potion. Particle effect + glass break sound.
  |rowspan="3"| Array
+
  | [http://www.lb-stuff.com/Minecraft/PotionDataValues1.9pre3.txt Potion ID]
| 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
+
  | 2003
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Eye of Ender entity break animation — particles and sound
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Block ID
+
  | 2004
  | VarInt
+
  | Mob spawn particle effect: smoke + flames
  | 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>)
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| 2005
 +
| Spawn “happy villager” effect (green crosses), used for bonemealing vegetation
 +
|
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Block Change ====
+
Smoke directions:
 
 
Fired whenever a block is changed within the render distance.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Packet ID
+
  ! ID
  ! State
+
  ! Direction
  ! Bound To
+
  |-
  ! Field Name
+
| 0
  ! Field Type
+
| South-East
  ! Notes
+
  |-
 +
  | 1
 +
  | South
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x23
+
  | 2
|rowspan="2"| Play
+
  | South-West
|rowspan="2"| Client
 
| Location
 
| Position
 
  | Block Coordinates
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Block ID
+
  | 3
  | VarInt
+
  | East
  | 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>)
+
  |-
  |}
+
| 4
 
+
| (Up or middle ?)
==== Block Action ====
+
  |-
 +
| 5
 +
| West
 +
|-
 +
| 6
 +
| North-East
 +
|-
 +
| 7
 +
| North
 +
|-
 +
| 8
 +
| North-West
 +
|}
  
This packet is used for a number of things:
+
==== Particle ====
  
* Chests opening and closing
+
Displays the named particle
* Pistons pushing and pulling
 
* Note blocks playing
 
* Updating beacons
 
 
 
See also: [[Block Actions]]
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 1,646: Line 1,638:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x24
+
  |rowspan="11"| 0x22
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="11"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="11"| Client
  | Location
+
  | Particle ID
  | Position
+
  | Int
  | Block coordinates
+
  | See below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Byte 1
+
  | Long Distance
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Boolean
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
+
  | If true, particle distance increases from 256 to 65536
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Byte 2
+
  | X
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Float
  | Varies depending on block — see [[Block Actions]]
+
  | X position of the particle
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Block Type
+
  | Y
  | VarInt
+
  | Float
  | The block type ID for the block, not including metadata/damage value
+
  | Y position of the particle
|}
 
 
 
==== Block Break Animation ====
 
 
 
0–9 are the displayable destroy stages and each other number means that there is no animation on this coordinate.
 
 
 
You can also set an animation to air! The animation will still be visible.
 
 
 
If you need to display several break animations at the same time you have to give each of them a unique Entity ID.
 
 
 
Also if you set the coordinates to a special block like water etc. it won't show the actual break animation but some other interesting effects. For example, water will lose its transparency.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x25
+
  | Z
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
| Float
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
| Z position of the particle
  | Entity ID
+
  |-
  | VarInt
+
| Offset X
  | EID for the animation
+
| 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
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Location
+
  | Particle Count
  | Position
+
  | Int
  | Block Position
+
  | The number of particles to create
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Destroy Stage
+
  | Data
  | Byte
+
  | Array of VarInt
  | 0–9 to set it, any other value to remove it
+
  | Length depends on particle. "iconcrack" has length of 2, "blockcrack", and "blockdust" have lengths of 1, the rest have 0.
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Map Chunk Bulk ====
+
Particle IDs:
  
1.8 changes at [[#Chunk Data|Chunk Data]]
+
{| class="wikitable"
 
+
  |-
To reduce the number of bytes, this packet is used to send chunks together for better compression results.
+
  ! Particle Name
 
+
  ! Particle ID
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
 
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="6"| 0x26
+
  | explode
|rowspan="6"| Play
+
  | 0
|rowspan="6"| Client
 
|colspan="2"| Sky Light Sent
 
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 
  | Whether or not Chunk Data contains light nibble arrays. This is true in the Overworld, false in the End + Nether
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Chunk Column Count
+
  | largeexplosion
|colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | 1
  | Number of elements in each of the following arrays
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| Chunk Meta
+
  | hugeexplosion
| Chunk X
+
  | 2
|rowspan="3"| Array
 
| Int
 
  | The X coordinate of the chunk
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chunk Z
+
  | fireworksSpark
  | Int
+
  | 3
| The Z coordinate of the chunk
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Primary Bit Mask
+
  | bubble
  | Unsigned Short
+
  | 4
| A bit mask which specifies which sections are not empty in this chunk
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Chunk Data
+
  | splash
|colspan="2"| Array of [[SMP Map Format#Data|Chunk]]
+
  | 5
  | Each chunk in this array corresponds to the data at the same position in Chunk Meta
 
|}
 
 
 
==== 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
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="9"| 0x27
+
  | wake
|rowspan="9"| Play
+
  | 6
|rowspan="9"| Client
 
| X
 
| Float
 
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  | suspended
| Float
+
  | 7
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | depthsuspend
| Float
+
  | 8
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Radius
+
  | crit
  | Float
+
  | 9
| Currently unused in the client
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Record Count
+
  | magicCrit
  | Int
+
  | 10
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  |-
 +
| smoke
 +
| 11
 +
|-
 +
| largesmoke
 +
| 12
 +
|-
 +
| spell
 +
| 13
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Records
+
  | instantSpell
  | Array of (Byte, Byte, Byte)
+
  | 14
| Each record is 3 signed bytes long, each bytes are the XYZ (respectively) offsets of affected blocks.
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Player Motion X
+
  | mobSpell
  | Float
+
  | 15
| X velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Player Motion Y
+
  | mobSpellAmbient
  | Float
+
  | 16
| Y velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Player Motion Z
+
  | witchMagic
  | Float
+
  | 17
  | Z velocity of the player being pushed by the explosion
+
  |-
  |}
+
  | dripWater
 
+
| 18
==== 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 1013 (mob.wither.spawn), and is ignored for any other value by the client.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x28
+
  | dripLava
|rowspan="4"| Play
+
  | 19
|rowspan="4"| Client
 
| Effect ID
 
| Int
 
  | The ID of the effect, see below
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Location
+
  | angryVillager
  | Position
+
  | 20
| The location of the effect
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Data
+
  | happyVillager
  | Int
+
  | 21
| Extra data for certain effects, see below
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Disable Relative Volume
+
  | townaura
  | Boolean
+
  | 22
| See above
 
|}
 
 
 
Effect IDs:
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! ID
 
! Name
 
! Data
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  !colspan="3"| Sound
+
  | note
 +
| 23
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1000
+
  | portal
| <code>random.click</code>
+
  | 24
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1001
+
  | enchantmenttable
| <code>random.click</code>
+
  | 25
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1002
+
  | flame
| <code>random.bow</code>
+
  | 26
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1003
+
  | lava
| <code>random.door_open</code> or <code>random.door_close</code> (50/50 chance)
+
  | 27
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1004
+
  | footstep
| <code>random.fizz</code>
+
  | 28
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1005
+
  | cloud
  | Play a music disc.
+
  | 29
| {{Minecraft Wiki|Music Discs|Record ID}}
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1006
+
  | reddust
| ''not assigned''
+
  | 30
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1007
+
  | snowballpoof
| <code>mob.ghast.charge</code>
+
  | 31
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1008
+
  | snowshovel
| <code>mob.ghast.fireball</code>
+
  | 32
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1009
+
  | slime
| <code>mob.ghast.fireball</code>, but with a lower volume
+
  | 33
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1010
+
  | heart
| <code>mob.zombie.wood</code>
+
  | 34
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1011
+
  | barrier
| <code>mob.zombie.metal</code>
+
  | 35
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1012
+
  | iconcrack_(id)_(data)
| <code>mob.zombie.woodbreak</code>
+
  | 36
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1013
+
  | blockcrack_(id+(data<<12))
| <code>mob.wither.spawn</code>
+
  | 37
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1014
+
  | blockdust_(id)
| <code>mob.wither.shoot</code>
+
  | 38
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1015
+
  | droplet
| <code>mob.bat.takeoff</code>
+
  | 39
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1016
+
  | take
| <code>mob.zombie.infect</code>
+
  | 40
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1017
+
  | mobappearance
  | <code>mob.zombie.unfect</code>
+
  | 41
  |  
+
  |}
|-
+
 
| 1018
+
==== Join Game ====
  | <code>mob.enderdragon.end</code>
+
 
  |
+
See [[Protocol Encryption]] for information on logging in.
  |-
+
 
  | 1020
+
{| class="wikitable"
  | <code>random.anvil_break</code>
+
  ! Packet ID
  |
+
  ! State
 +
  ! Bound To
 +
  ! Field Name
 +
  ! Field Type
 +
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1021
+
  |rowspan="7"| 0x23
  | <code>random.anvil_use</code>
+
|rowspan="7"| Play
  |  
+
|rowspan="7"| Client
 +
| Entity ID
 +
  | Int
 +
  | The player's Entity ID (EID)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1022
+
  | Gamemode
  | <code>random.anvil_land</code>
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  |  
+
  | 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator. Bit 3 (0x8) is the hardcore flag.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  !colspan="3"| Particle
+
  | Dimension
 +
| Byte
 +
| -1: Nether, 0: Overworld, 1: End
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000
+
  | Difficulty
  | Spawns 10 smoke particles, e.g. from a fire
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Direction, see below
+
  | 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001
+
  | Max Players
  | Block break
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | {{Minecraft Wiki|Data values|Block ID}}
+
  | Used by the client to draw the player list
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2002
+
  | Level Type
  | Splash potion. Particle effect + glass break sound.
+
  | String
  | [http://www.lb-stuff.com/Minecraft/PotionDataValues1.9pre3.txt Potion ID]
+
  | default, flat, largeBiomes, amplified, default_1_1
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2003
+
  | Reduced Debug Info
  | Eye of Ender entity break animation — particles and sound
+
  | Boolean
  |  
+
  | If true, a Notchian client shows reduced information on the {{Minecraft Wiki|debug screen}}.
|-
 
| 2004
 
| Mob spawn particle effect: smoke + flames
 
|
 
|-
 
| 2005
 
| Spawn “happy villager” effect (green crosses), used for bonemealing vegetation
 
|  
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
Smoke directions:
+
{{Warning|If the Dimension isn't valid then the client will crash}}
 +
 
 +
==== Map ====
 +
 
 +
Updates a rectangular area on a map.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! ID
+
  ! Packet ID
  ! Direction
+
  ! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 +
!colspan="2"| Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  |rowspan="12"| 0x24
  | South-East
+
|rowspan="12"| Play
 +
|rowspan="12"| Client
 +
|colspan="2"| Item Damage
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  | The damage value (map ID) of the map being modified
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  |colspan="2"| Scale
  | South
+
|colspan="2"| Byte
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Icon Count
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2
+
  |rowspan="3"| Icon
  | South-West
+
| Direction And Type
 +
|rowspan="3"| Array
 +
| Byte
 +
  | 0xF0 = Direction, 0x0F = Type
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3
+
  | X
  | East
+
| Byte
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4
+
  | Z
  | (Up or middle ?)
+
  | Byte
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Columns
 +
|colspan="2"| Byte
 +
| Number of columns updated
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5
+
  |colspan="2"| Rows
  | West
+
|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
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 6
+
  |colspan="2"| Z
  | North-East
+
|colspan="2"| Optional Byte
 +
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; z offset of the northernmost row
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 7
+
  |colspan="2"| Length
  | North
+
|colspan="2"| Optional VarInt
 +
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; length of the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 8
+
  |colspan="2"| Data
  | North-West
+
|colspan="2"| Optional Array of Unsigned Byte
 +
  | Only if Columns is more than 0; see {{Minecraft Wiki|Map item format}}
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Sound Effect ====
+
==== Entity Relative Move ====
  
Used to play a sound effect on the client.
+
This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves less then 4 blocks; if an entity moves more than 4 blocks [[#Entity Teleport|Entity Teleport]] should be sent instead.
  
Custom sounds may be added by resource packs.
+
This packet allows at most four blocks movement in any direction, because byte range is from -128 to 127.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,004: Line 1,946:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="6"| 0x29
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0x25
  |rowspan="6"| Play
+
  |rowspan="5"| Play
  |rowspan="6"| Client
+
  |rowspan="5"| Client
  | Sound name
+
  | Entity ID
  | String
+
  | VarInt
  | All known sound effect names can be seen [https://github.com/SirCmpwn/Craft.Net/blob/master/source/Craft.Net.Common/SoundEffect.cs here]
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect position X
+
  | Delta X
  | Int
+
  | Byte
  | Effect X multiplied by 8
+
  | Change in X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect position Y
+
  | Delta Y
  | Int
+
  | Byte
  | Effect Y multiplied by 8
+
  | Change in Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Effect position Z
+
  | Delta Z
  | Int
+
  | Byte
  | Effect Z multiplied by 8
+
  | Change in Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Volume
+
  | On Ground
  | Float
+
  | Boolean
  | 1 is 100%, can be more
+
  |  
|-
 
| Pitch
 
| Unsigned Byte
 
| 63 is 100%, can be more
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Particle ====
+
==== Entity Look And Relative Move ====
  
Displays the named particle
+
This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates and moves. Since a byte range is limited from -128 to 127, and movement is offset of fixed-point numbers, this packet allows at most four blocks movement in any direction. (-128/32 == -4)
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,044: Line 1,982:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="11"| 0x2A
+
  |rowspan="7"| 0x26
  |rowspan="11"| Play
+
  |rowspan="7"| Play
  |rowspan="11"| Client
+
  |rowspan="7"| Client
  | Particle ID
+
  | Entity ID
  | Int
+
  | VarInt
  | See below
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Long Distance
+
  | Delta X
  | Boolean
+
  | Byte
  | If true, particle distance increases from 256 to 65536
+
  | Change in X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | Delta Y
  | Float
+
  | Byte
  | X position of the particle
+
  | Change in Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Y
+
  | Delta Z
  | Float
+
  | Byte
  | Y position of the particle
+
  | Change in Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Z
+
  | Yaw
  | Float
+
  | Angle
  | Z position of the particle
+
  | New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Offset X
+
  | Pitch
  | Float
+
  | Angle
  | This is added to the X position after being multiplied by random.nextGaussian()
+
  | New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Offset Y
+
  | On Ground
  | Float
+
  | Boolean
  | 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:
+
==== Entity Look ====
 +
 
 +
This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Particle Name
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x27
  ! Particle ID
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
 +
|rowspan="4"| Client
 +
| Entity ID
 +
| VarInt
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | explode
+
  | Yaw
  | 0
+
  | Angle
 +
| New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | largeexplosion
+
  | Pitch
  | 1
+
  | Angle
 +
| New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | hugeexplosion
+
  | On Ground
  | 2
+
  | Boolean
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Entity ====
 +
 
 +
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"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | fireworksSpark
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x28
  | 3
+
|rowspan="1"| Play
 +
  |rowspan="1"| Client
 +
| Entity ID
 +
| VarInt
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Vehicle Move ====
 +
{{Main|Pre-release protocol#Vehicle Move}}
 +
 
 +
==== Open Sign Editor ====
 +
 
 +
Sent when the client has placed a sign and is allowed to send [[#Update Sign 2|Update Sign]].
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | bubble
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x2A
  | 4
+
|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"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | splash
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x2B
  | 5
+
|rowspan="3"| Play
 +
|rowspan="3"| Client
 +
| Flags
 +
| Byte
 +
  | Bit field, see below
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | wake
+
  | Flying Speed
  | 6
+
| Float
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | suspended
+
  | Field of View Modifier
  | 7
+
  | Float
 +
| 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).
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
About the flags:
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | depthsuspend
+
  ! Field
  | 8
+
  ! Bit
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | crit
+
  | Invulnerable
  | 9
+
  | 0x01
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | magicCrit
+
  | Flying
  | 10
+
  | 0x02
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | smoke
+
  | Allow Flying
  | 11
+
  | 0x04
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | largesmoke
+
  | Creative Mode
  | 12
+
  | 0x08
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Combat Event ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | spell
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0x2C
  | 13
+
|rowspan="5"| Play
 +
|rowspan="5"| Client
 +
| Event
 +
| VarInt
 +
  | 0: enter combat, 1: end combat, 2: entity dead
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | instantSpell
+
  | Duration
  | 14
+
  | Optional VarInt
 +
| Only for end combat
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | mobSpell
+
  | Player ID
  | 15
+
  | Optional VarInt
 +
| Only for entity dead
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | mobSpellAmbient
+
  | Entity ID
  | 16
+
  | Optional Int
 +
| Only for end combat and entity dead
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | witchMagic
+
  | Message
  | 17
+
  | String
 +
| Only for entity dead
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Player List Item ====
 +
 
 +
Sent by the server to update the user list (<tab> in the client).
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
!colspan="4"| Field Name
 +
!colspan="3"| Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | dripWater
+
  |rowspan="19"| 0x2D
  | 18
+
|rowspan="19"| Play
 +
|rowspan="19"| Client
 +
|colspan="4"| Action
 +
|colspan="3"| VarInt
 +
  | Determines the rest of the Player format after the UUID
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | dripLava
+
  |colspan="4"| Number Of Players
  | 19
+
|colspan="3"| VarInt
 +
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | angryVillager
+
  |rowspan="17"| Player
  | 20
+
|colspan="3"| UUID
 +
|rowspan="17"| Array
 +
|colspan="2"| UUID
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | happyVillager
+
  ! Action
  | 21
+
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 +
  !colspan="2"|  
 +
!
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | townaura
+
  |rowspan="10"| 0: add player
  | 22
+
|colspan="2"| Name
 +
|colspan="2"| String
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | note
+
  |colspan="2"| Number Of Properties
  | 23
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | portal
+
  |rowspan="4"| Property
  | 24
+
| Name
 +
|rowspan="4"| Array
 +
| String
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | enchantmenttable
+
  | Value
  | 25
+
| String
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Is Signed
 +
| Boolean
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | flame
+
  | Signature
  | 26
+
  | Optional String
 +
| Only if Is Signed is true
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | lava
+
  |colspan="2"| Gamemode
  | 27
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | footstep
+
  |colspan="2"| Ping
  | 28
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | cloud
+
  |colspan="2"| Has Display Name
  | 29
+
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | reddust
+
  |colspan="2"| Display Name
  | 30
+
|colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
 +
  | Only if Has Display Name is true
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | snowballpoof
+
  | 1: update gamemode
  | 31
+
|colspan="2"| Gamemode
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 2: update latency
 +
|colspan="2"| Ping
 +
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | snowshovel
+
  |rowspan="2"| 3: update display name
  | 32
+
|colspan="2"| Has Display Name
 +
|colspan="2"| Boolean
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | slime
+
  |colspan="2"| Display Name
  | 33
+
|colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
 +
  | Only send if Has Display Name is true
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | heart
+
  | 4: remove player
  | 34
+
  |colspan="2"| ''no fields''
|-
+
  |colspan="2"| ''no fields''
| barrier
+
  |  
| 35
 
|-
 
| iconcrack_(id)_(data)
 
| 36
 
|-
 
| blockcrack_(id+(data<<12))
 
  | 37
 
|-
 
| blockdust_(id)
 
| 38
 
|-
 
| droplet
 
| 39
 
|-
 
| take
 
| 40
 
|-
 
| mobappearance
 
  | 41
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Change Game State ====
+
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.
  
It appears when a bed can't be used as a spawn point and when the rain state changes.
+
==== Player Position And Look (clientbound) ====
  
{| class="wikitable"
+
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.
 +
 
 +
The yaw and pitch of player (in degrees), standing at point (x0, y0, z0) and looking towards point (x, y, z) one can be calculated with:
 +
 
 +
dx = x-x0
 +
dy = y-y0
 +
dz = z-z0
 +
r = sqrt( dx*dx + dy*dy + dz*dz )
 +
yaw = -atan2(dx,dz)/PI*180
 +
if yaw < 0 then
 +
    yaw = 360 - yaw
 +
pitch = -arcsin(dy/r)/PI*180
 +
 
 +
You can get a unit vector from a given yaw/pitch via:
 +
 
 +
x = -cos(pitch) * sin(yaw)
 +
y = -sin(pitch)
 +
z =  cos(pitch) * cos(yaw)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
Line 2,238: Line 2,315:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x2B
+
  |rowspan="6"| 0x2E
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="6"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="6"| Client
  | Reason
+
  | X
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Double
  | See below
+
  | Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
 +
|-
 +
| Y
 +
| Double
 +
| Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
 +
|-
 +
| Z
 +
| Double
 +
| Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
 +
|-
 +
| Yaw
 +
| Float
 +
| Absolute or relative rotation on the X Axis, in degrees
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  | Pitch
 
  | Float
 
  | Float
  | Depends on Reason
+
  | Absolute or relative rotation on the Y Axis, in degrees
 +
|-
 +
| Flags
 +
| Byte
 +
| Bit field, see below
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
''Reason codes'':
+
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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! Reason
 
! Effect
 
! Value
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0
+
  ! Field
  | Invalid Bed
+
  ! Bit
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1
+
  | X
| End raining
+
  | 0x01
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2
+
  | Y
| Begin raining
+
  | 0x02
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3
+
  | Z
  | Change game mode
+
  | 0x04
| 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4
+
  | Y_ROT
| Enter credits
+
  | 0x08
  |  
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5
+
  | X_ROT
  | Demo message
+
  | 0x10
| 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
 
| Fade value
 
| The current darkness value. 1 = Dark, 0 = Bright, Setting the value higher causes the game to change color and freeze
 
|-
 
| 8
 
| Fade time
 
| Time in ticks for the sky to fade
 
|-
 
| 10
 
| Play mob appearance (effect and sound)
 
| Unknown
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Spawn Global Entity ====
+
==== Use Bed ====  
 +
 
 +
This packet tells that a player goes to bed.
 +
 
 +
The client with the matching Entity ID will go into bed mode.
  
With this packet, the server notifies the client of thunderbolts striking within a 512 block radius around the player. The coordinates specify where exactly the thunderbolt strikes.
+
This Packet is sent to all nearby players including the one sent to bed.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,310: Line 2,384:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x2C
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x2F
  |rowspan="5"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="5"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | The EID of the thunderbolt
+
  | Sleeping player's EID
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Type
+
  | Location
  | Byte
+
  | Position
  | The global entity type, currently always 1 for thunderbolt
+
  | Block location of the head part of the bed
|-
 
| X
 
| Int
 
| Thunderbolt X, a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]]
 
|-
 
| Y
 
| Int
 
| Thunderbolt Y, a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]]
 
|-
 
| Z
 
| Int
 
| Thunderbolt Z, a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|fixed-point number]]
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Open Window ====
+
==== Destroy Entities ====
  
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.
+
Sent by the server when a list of entities is to be destroyed on the client.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,346: Line 2,408:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x2D
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x30
  |rowspan="5"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="5"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | Count
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | VarInt
  | A unique id number for the window to be displayed. Notchian server implementation is a counter, starting at 1.
+
  | Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Window Type
+
  | Entity IDs
  | String
+
  | Array of VarInt
  | The window type to use for display. See [[Inventory]] for a list.
+
  | The list of entities of destroy
|-
 
| Window Title
 
| [[Chat]]
 
| The title of the window
 
|-
 
| Number Of Slots
 
| Unsigned Byte
 
| Number of slots in the window (excluding the number of slots in the player inventory)
 
|-
 
| Entity ID
 
| Optional Int
 
| EntityHorse's EID. Only sent when Window Type is “EntityHorse”
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
See [[Inventory]] for further information.
+
==== Remove Entity Effect ====
 
 
==== Close Window ====
 
 
 
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 2,386: Line 2,430:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0x2E
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x31
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | Entity ID
  | Unsigned Byte
+
| VarInt
  | This is the ID of the window that was closed. 0 for inventory.
+
|
 +
|-
 +
| Effect ID
 +
  | Byte
 +
  | See {{Minecraft Wiki|Status effect#List of effects|this table}}
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Set Slot ====
+
==== Resource Pack Send ====  
 
 
Sent by the server when an item in a slot (in a window) is added/removed.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,406: Line 2,452:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x2F
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x32
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | URL
  | Byte
+
  | String
  | 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).
+
  | The URL to the resource pack.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Slot
+
  | Hash
  | Short
+
  | String
| The slot that should be updated
+
  | 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
|-
 
| Slot Data
 
  | [[Slot Data|Slot]]
 
|
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
To set the curser (the item currently dragged with the mouse), use -1 as Window ID and as Slot
+
==== Respawn ====
  
==== Window Items ====
+
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.
 
 
[[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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,438: Line 2,476:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x30
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x33
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | Dimension
 +
| Int
 +
| -1: The Nether, 0: The Overworld, 1: The End
 +
|-
 +
| Difficulty
 
  | Unsigned Byte
 
  | Unsigned Byte
  | The ID of window which items are being sent for. 0 for player inventory.
+
  | 0: Peaceful, 1: Easy, 2: Normal, 3: Hard
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Count
+
  | Gamemode
  | Short
+
  | Unsigned Byte
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | 0: survival, 1: creative, 2: adventure. The hardcore flag is not included
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Slot Data
+
  | Level Type
  | Array of [[Slot Data|Slot]]
+
  | String
|
+
| Same as [[#Join Game|Join Game]]
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
See [[Inventory#Windows|inventory windows]] for further information about how slots are indexed.
+
{{Warning|If the Dimension isn't valid then the client will crash}}
  
==== Window Property ====
+
{{Warning|Avoid changing player's dimension to same dimension they were already in, weird bugs can occur i.e. such player will be unable to attack other players in new world (fixes after their death and respawn)}}
  
This packet is used to inform the client that part of a GUI window should be updated.
+
==== Entity Head Look ====
 +
 
 +
Changes the direction an entity's head is facing.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,468: Line 2,512:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x31
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x34
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | Entity ID
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | VarInt
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Property
+
  | Head Yaw
  | Short
+
  | Angle
  | The property to be updated, see below
+
  | New angle, not a delta
|-
 
| 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.
+
==== World Border ====
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Window type
+
  |rowspan="18"| 0x35
  ! Property
+
  |rowspan="18"| Play
  ! Value
+
  |rowspan="18"| Client
 +
|colspan="2"| Action
 +
| VarInt
 +
| Determines the format of the rest of the packet
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| Furnace
+
  ! Action
  | 0: Fire icon (fuel left)
+
  ! Field Name
  | counting from fuel burn time down to 0 (in-game ticks)
+
  !
 +
!
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: Maximum fuel burn time
+
  | 0: set size
  | fuel burn time or 0 (in-game ticks)
+
| Radius
 +
| Double
 +
  | meters
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2: Progress arrow
+
  |rowspan="3"| 1: lerp size
  | 0–200 (in-game ticks)
+
| Old Radius
 +
| Double
 +
  | meters
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3: Maximum progress
+
  | New Radius
  | always 200
+
  | Double
 +
| meters
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="7"| Enchantment Table
+
  | Speed
  | 0: Level requirement for top enchantment slot
+
  | VarLong
  |rowspan="3"| The enchantment's xp level requirement
+
  | number of real-time ticks/seconds (?) until New Radius is reached. From experiments, it appears that Notchian server does not sync world border speed to game ticks, so it gets out of sync with server lag
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: Level requirement for middle enchantment slot
+
  |rowspan="2"| 2: set center
 +
| X
 +
| Double
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2: Level requirement for bottom enchantment slot
+
  | Z
 +
| Double
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 3: The seed for generating the enchantments view for the client
+
  |rowspan="8"| 3: initialize
  | Unknown
+
| X
 +
| Double
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 4: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over top enchantment slot
+
  | Z
  |rowspan="3"| The enchantment id (set to -1 to hide it)
+
  | Double
 +
|  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 5: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over middle enchantment slot
+
  | Old Radius
 +
| Double
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 6: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over bottom enchantment slot
+
  | New Radius
 +
| Double
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| Beacon
+
  | Speed
  | 0: Power level
+
  | VarLong
  | Unknown
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: First potion effect
+
  | Portal Teleport Boundary
  | Unknown
+
  | VarInt
 +
| Resulting coordinates from a portal teleport are limited to +-value. Usually 29999984.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2: Second potion effect
+
  | Warning Time
  | Unknown
+
| VarInt
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Anvil
+
  | Warning Blocks
  | 0: Repair cost
+
  | VarInt
  | The repair's cost in xp levels
+
|
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="1"| 4: set warning time
 +
| Warning Time
 +
| VarInt
 +
  | unit?
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Brewing Stand
+
  |rowspan="1"| 5: set warning blocks
  | 0: Brew time
+
| Warning Blocks
  | 0–400, with 400 making the arrow empty, and 0 making the arrow full
+
  | VarInt
 +
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Confirm Transaction ====
+
==== Camera ====
 +
 
 +
Sets the entity that the player renders from. This is normally used when the player left-clicks an entity while in spectator mode.
  
A packet from the server indicating whether a request from the client was accepted, or whether there was a conflict (due to lag).
+
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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,554: Line 2,635:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x32
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x36
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
  | Window ID
+
  | Camera ID
  | Byte
+
  | VarInt
  | The ID of the window that the action occurred in
+
  | ID of the entity to set the client's camera to
  |-
+
  |}
  | Action Number
+
 
  | Short
+
The notchian also loads certain shaders for given entities:
  | Every action that is to be accepted has a unique number. This field corresponds to that number.
+
 
 +
* 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
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Accepted
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x37
  | Boolean
+
|rowspan="1"| Play
  | Whether the action was accepted
+
|rowspan="1"| Client
 +
| Slot
 +
  | Byte
 +
  | The slot which the player has selected (0–8)
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Update Sign ====
+
==== Display Scoreboard ====
  
This message is sent from the server to the client whenever a sign is discovered or created. This message is NOT sent when a sign is destroyed or unloaded.
+
This is sent to the client when it should display a scoreboard.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,582: Line 2,682:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x33
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x38
  |rowspan="5"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="5"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
| Location
 
 
  | Position
 
  | Position
  |  
+
  | Byte
 +
| The position of the scoreboard. 0: list, 1: sidebar, 2: below name.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Line 1
+
  | Score Name
  | [[Chat]]
+
  | String
  | First line of text in the sign
+
  | The unique name for the scoreboard to be displayed.
|-
 
| Line 2
 
| [[Chat]]
 
| Second line of text in the sign
 
|-
 
| Line 3
 
| [[Chat]]
 
| Third line of text in the sign
 
|-
 
| Line 4
 
| [[Chat]]
 
| Fourth line of text in the sign
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Map ====
+
==== Entity Metadata ====
  
Updates a rectangular area on a map.
+
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"
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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="12"| 0x34
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x39
  |rowspan="12"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="12"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Item Damage
+
  | Entity ID
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | VarInt
  | The damage value (map ID) of the map being modified
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Scale
+
  | Metadata
  |colspan="2"| Byte
+
  | [[Entities#Entity Metadata Format|Entity Metadata]]
 
  |  
 
  |  
  |-
+
  |}
|colspan="2"| Icon Count
+
 
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
==== Attach Entity ====
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
 
 +
This packet is sent when a player has been attached to an entity (e.g. Minecart).
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
  ! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| Icon
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x3A
  | Direction And Type
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Array
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Byte
+
  | Entity ID
  | 0xF0 = Direction, 0x0F = Type
+
  | Int
 +
| Attached entity's EID
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | X
+
  | Vehicle ID
| Byte
+
  | Int
  |  
+
  | Vechicle's Entity ID. Set to -1 to detach
  |-
 
| Z
 
| Byte
 
|
 
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Columns
 
|colspan="2"| Byte
 
| Number of columns updated
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Rows
+
  | Leash
|colspan="2"| Optional Byte
+
  | Boolean
| Only if Columns is more than 0; number of rows updated
+
  | If true leashes the entity to the vehicle
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|colspan="2"| Data
 
|colspan="2"| Optional Array of Unsigned Byte
 
| Only if Columns is more than 0; see {{Minecraft Wiki|Map item format}}
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Update Block Entity ====
+
==== Entity Velocity ====
  
Essentially a block update on a block entity.
+
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).
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,684: Line 2,758:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x35
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x3B
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  | Location
+
  | Entity ID
  | Position
+
  | VarInt
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Action
+
  | Velocity X
  | Unsigned Byte
+
  | Short
  | The type of update to perform, see below
+
  | Velocity on the X axis
 +
|-
 +
| Velocity Y
 +
| Short
 +
| Velocity on the Y axis
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | NBT Data
+
  | Velocity Z
  | Optional [[NBT|NBT Tag]]
+
  | Short
  | If not present then it's a TAG_END (0)
+
  | Velocity on the Z axis
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
''Action'' field:
+
==== Entity Equipment ====
 
 
* '''1''': Set SpawnPotentials of a mob spawner
 
* '''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''': Set type of flower in flower pot
 
* '''6''': Set base color and patterns on a banner
 
 
 
==== Open Sign Editor ====
 
 
 
Sent when the client has placed a sign and is allowed to send [[#Update Sign 2|Update Sign]].
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,721: Line 2,788:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x36
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x3C
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  | Location
+
  | Entity ID
  | Position
+
| VarInt
  |  
+
  | Entity's EID
 +
|-
 +
| Slot
 +
| Short
 +
| Equipment slot. 0: held, 1–4: armor slot (1: boots, 2: leggings, 3: chestplate, 4: helmet)
 +
|-
 +
| Item
 +
| [[Slot Data|Slot]]
 +
  | Item in slot format
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Statistics ====
+
==== Set Experience ====
 +
 
 +
Sent by the server when the client should change experience levels.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
  ! Bound To  
+
  ! Bound To
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  ! Field Name
  !colspan="2"| Field Type
+
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x37
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x3D
 
  |rowspan="3"| Play
 
  |rowspan="3"| Play
 
  |rowspan="3"| Client
 
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Count
+
  | Experience bar
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | Float
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | Between 0 and 1
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| Statistic
+
  | Level
| Name
+
  | VarInt
|rowspan="2"| Array
+
  |  
  | String
 
  | [https://gist.github.com/thinkofdeath/a1842c21a0cf2e1fb5e0 https://gist.github.com/thinkofdeath/a1842c21a0cf2e1fb5e0]
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  | Total Experience
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | The amount to set it to
+
  | See {{Minecraft Wiki|Experience#Leveling up}} on the Minecraft Wiki for Total Experience to Level conversion
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Player List Item ====
+
==== Update Health ====
  
Sent by the notchian server to update the user list (<tab> in the client).
+
Sent by the server to update/set the health of the player it is sent to.
 +
 
 +
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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  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  !colspan="4"| Field Name
+
  ! Field Name
  !colspan="3"| Field Type
+
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="19"| 0x38
+
  |rowspan="3"| 0x3E
  |rowspan="19"| Play
+
  |rowspan="3"| Play
  |rowspan="19"| Client
+
  |rowspan="3"| Client
  |colspan="4"| Action
+
  | Health
  |colspan="3"| VarInt
+
  | Float
  | Determines the rest of the Player format after the UUID
+
  | 0 or less = dead, 20 = full HP
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="4"| Number Of Players
+
  | Food
  |colspan="3"| VarInt
+
  | VarInt
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | 0–20
  |-
+
  |-  
  |rowspan="17"| Player
+
  | Food Saturation
  |colspan="3"| UUID
+
| Float
  |rowspan="17"| Array
+
  | Seems to vary from 0.0 to 5.0 in integer increments
|colspan="2"| UUID
+
  |}
  |
+
 
 +
==== Scoreboard Objective ====
 +
 
 +
This is sent to the client when it should create a new {{Minecraft Wiki|scoreboard}} objective or remove one.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
  ! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Action
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x3F
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  !colspan="2"|  
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  !
+
| Objective Name
 +
| String
 +
  | An unique name for the objective
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="10"| 0: add player
+
  | Mode
  |colspan="2"| Name
+
  | Byte
  |colspan="2"| String
+
  | 0 to create the scoreboard. 1 to remove the scoreboard. 2 to update the display text.
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Number Of Properties
+
  | Objective Value
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | Optional String
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | Only if mode is 0 or 2. The text to be displayed for the score
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| Property
+
  | Type
  | Name
+
| Optional String
  |rowspan="4"| Array
+
  | Only if mode is 0 or 2. “integer” or “hearts”
  | String
+
  |}
  |
+
 
 +
==== Set Passengers ====
 +
{{Main|Pre-release protocol#Set Passengers}}
 +
 
 +
==== Teams ====
 +
 
 +
Creates and updates teams.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
  ! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  |rowspan="10"| 0x41
 +
|rowspan="10"| Play
 +
|rowspan="10"| Client
 +
| Team Name
 
  | String
 
  | String
  |  
+
  | A unique name for the team. (Shared with scoreboard).
|-
 
| Is Signed
 
| Boolean
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Signature
+
  | Mode
 +
| Byte
 +
| If 0 then the team is created.
 +
 
 +
If 1 then the team is removed.
 +
 
 +
If 2 the team team information is updated.
 +
 
 +
If 3 then new players are added to the team.
 +
 
 +
If 4 then players are removed from the team.
 +
|-
 +
| Team Display Name
 
  | Optional String
 
  | Optional String
  | Only if Is Signed is true
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Gamemode
+
  | Team Prefix
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
| Optional String
|
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Displayed before the players' name that are part of this team
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Ping
+
  | Team Suffix
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
| Optional String
|
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Displayed after the players' name that are part of this team
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Has Display Name
+
  | Friendly Fire
  |colspan="2"| Boolean
+
| Optional Byte
|
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. 0 for off, 1 for on, 3 for seeing friendly invisibles
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Display Name
+
  | Name Tag Visibility
  |colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
+
  | Optional String
  | Only if Has Display Name is true
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. always, hideForOtherTeams, hideForOwnTeam, never
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1: update gamemode
+
  | Color
  |colspan="2"| Gamemode
+
  | Optional Byte
  |colspan="2"| VarInt
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Same as [[Chat]] colors
|
 
|-
 
| 2: update latency
 
|colspan="2"| Ping
 
|colspan="2"| VarInt
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 3: update display name
+
  | Player Count
  |colspan="2"| Has Display Name
+
  | Optional VarInt
  |colspan="2"| Boolean
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 3 or 4. Number of players in the array
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |colspan="2"| Display Name
+
  | Players
  |colspan="2"| Optional [[Chat]]
+
  | Optional Array of String
  | Only send if Has Display Name is true
+
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 3 or 4. Players to be added/remove from the team. Max 40 characters so may be uuid's later
|-
 
| 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.
+
==== Update Score ====
  
==== Player Abilities ====
+
This is sent to the client when it should update a scoreboard item.
  
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"
 
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
Line 2,873: Line 2,973:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="3"| 0x39
+
  |rowspan="4"| 0x42
  |rowspan="3"| Play
+
  |rowspan="4"| Play
  |rowspan="3"| Client
+
  |rowspan="4"| Client
  | Flags
+
  | Score Name
 +
| String
 +
| The name of the score to be updated or removed
 +
|-
 +
| Action
 
  | Byte
 
  | Byte
  | Bit field, see below
+
  | 0 to create/update an item. 1 to remove an item.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flying Speed
+
  | Objective Name
  | Float
+
  | String
  |  
+
  | The name of the objective the score belongs to
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Field of View Modifier
+
  | Value
  | Float
+
  | Optional VarInt
  | 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).
+
  | The score to be displayed next to the entry. Only sent when Action does not equal 1.
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
About the flags:
+
==== Spawn Position ====
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Packet ID
 +
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Field
+
  |rowspan="1"| 0x43
! Bit
+
  |rowspan="1"| Play
  |-
+
  |rowspan="1"| Client
| Invulnerable
+
  | Location
  | 0x01
+
  | Position
|-
+
  | Spawn location
  | Flying
 
| 0x02
 
|-
 
| Allow Flying
 
| 0x04
 
  |-
 
  | Creative Mode
 
  | 0x08
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Tab-Complete ====
+
==== Time Update ====
  
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.
+
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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,920: Line 3,029:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3A
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x44
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Count
+
  | World Age
  | VarInt
+
  | Long
  | Number of elements in the following array
+
  | In ticks; not changed by server commands
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Matches
+
  | Time of day
  | Array of String
+
  | Long
  | One eligible command, note that each command is sent separately instead of in a single string, hence the need for Count
+
  | The world (or region) time, in ticks. If negative the sun will stop moving at the Math.abs of the time
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Scoreboard Objective ====
+
==== Title ====
 
 
This is sent to the client when it should create a new {{Minecraft Wiki|scoreboard}} objective or remove one.
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,940: Line 3,047:
 
  ! State
 
  ! State
 
  ! Bound To
 
  ! Bound To
  ! Field Name
+
  !colspan="2"| Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x3B
+
  |rowspan="9"| 0x45
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="9"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="9"| Client
  | Objective Name
+
  |colspan="2"| Action
  | String
+
  | VarInt
  | An unique name for the objective
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mode
+
  ! Action
  | Byte
+
  ! Field Name
  | 0 to create the scoreboard. 1 to remove the scoreboard. 2 to update the display text.
+
  !
 +
!
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Objective Value
+
  | 0: set title
  | Optional String
+
  | Title Text
  | Only if mode is 0 or 2. The text to be displayed for the score
+
| [[Chat]]
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Type
+
  | 1: set subtitle
  | Optional String
+
  | Subtitle Text
  | Only if mode is 0 or 2. “integer” or “hearts”
+
  | [[Chat]]
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="3"| 2: set times and display
 +
| Fade In
 +
| Int
 +
| ticks
 +
|-
 +
| Stay
 +
| Int
 +
| ticks
 +
|-
 +
| Fade Out
 +
| Int
 +
| ticks
 +
|-
 +
| 3: hide
 +
| ''no fields''
 +
| ''no fields''
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 4: reset
 +
| ''no fields''
 +
| ''no fields''
 +
|
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Update Score ====
+
“Hide” makes the title disappear, but if you run times again the same title will appear. “Reset” erases the text.
 +
 
 +
==== Update Sign (clientbound) ====
  
This is sent to the client when it should update a scoreboard item.  
+
This message is sent from the server to the client whenever a sign is discovered or created. This message is NOT sent when a sign is destroyed or unloaded.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 2,976: Line 3,111:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="4"| 0x3C
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0x46
  |rowspan="4"| Play
+
  |rowspan="5"| Play
  |rowspan="4"| Client
+
  |rowspan="5"| Client
  | Score Name
+
  | Location
  | String
+
  | Position
  | The name of the score to be updated or removed
+
  |  
 +
|-
 +
| Line 1
 +
| [[Chat]]
 +
| First line of text in the sign
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Action
+
  | Line 2
  | Byte
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | 0 to create/update an item. 1 to remove an item.
+
  | Second line of text in the sign
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Objective Name
+
  | Line 3
  | String
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | The name of the objective the score belongs to
+
  | Third line of text in the sign
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value
+
  | Line 4
  | Optional VarInt
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | The score to be displayed next to the entry. Only sent when Action does not equal 1.
+
  | Fourth line of text in the sign
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Display Scoreboard ====
+
==== Sound Effect ====
 +
{{Main|Pre-release protocol#Sound Effect}}
 +
 
 +
==== Player List Header And Footer ====
  
This is sent to the client when it should display a scoreboard.
+
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.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 3,008: Line 3,150:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x3D
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x48
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Play
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
 
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Position
+
  | Header
  | Byte
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | The position of the scoreboard. 0: list, 1: sidebar, 2: below name.
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Score Name
+
  | Footer
  | String
+
  | [[Chat]]
  | The unique name for the scoreboard to be displayed.
+
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Teams ====
+
==== Collect Item ====
  
Creates and updates teams.
+
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.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 3,032: Line 3,174:
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="10"| 0x3E
+
  |rowspan="2"| 0x49
  |rowspan="10"| Play
+
  |rowspan="2"| Play
  |rowspan="10"| Client
+
  |rowspan="2"| Client
  | Team Name
+
  | Collected Entity ID
  | String
+
  | VarInt
  | A unique name for the team. (Shared with scoreboard).
+
  |  
  |-
+
  |-  
  | Mode
+
  | Collector Entity ID
  | Byte
+
  | VarInt
  | If 0 then the team is created.
+
  |  
 +
|}
  
If 1 then the team is removed.
+
==== Entity Teleport ====
  
If 2 the team team information is updated.  
+
This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves more than 4 blocks.
  
If 3 then new players are added to the team.
+
{| class="wikitable"
 
+
! Packet ID
If 4 then players are removed from the team.
+
! State
 +
! Bound To
 +
! Field Name
 +
! Field Type
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Team Display Name
+
  |rowspan="7"| 0x4A
  | Optional String
+
  |rowspan="7"| Play
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2.
+
  |rowspan="7"| Client
 +
| Entity ID
 +
| VarInt
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Team Prefix
+
  | X
  | Optional String
+
  | Int
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Displayed before the players' name that are part of this team
+
  | X position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Team Suffix
+
  | Y
  | Optional String
+
  | Int
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Displayed after the players' name that are part of this team
+
  | Y position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Friendly Fire
+
  | Z
  | Optional Byte
+
  | Int
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. 0 for off, 1 for on, 3 for seeing friendly invisibles
+
  | Z position as a [[Data Types#Fixed-point numbers|Fixed-Point number]]
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Name Tag Visibility
+
  | Yaw
  | Optional String
+
  | Angle
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. always, hideForOtherTeams, hideForOwnTeam, never
+
  | New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Color
+
  | Pitch
  | Optional Byte
+
  | Angle
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Same as [[Chat]] colors
+
  | New angle, not a delta
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Player Count
+
  | On Ground
  | Optional VarInt
+
  | Boolean
  | Only if Mode = 0 or 3 or 4. Number of players in the array
+
  |  
|-
 
| Players
 
| Optional Array of String
 
| Only if Mode = 0 or 3 or 4. Players to be added/remove from the team. Max 40 characters so may be uuid's later
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Plugin Message ====
+
==== Entity Properties ====
  
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>.
+
Sets {{Minecraft Wiki|Attribute|attributes}} on the given entity.
 
 
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"| 0x3F
+
  |rowspan="6"| 0x4B
  |rowspan="2"| Play
+
  |rowspan="6"| Play
  |rowspan="2"| Client
+
  |rowspan="6"| Client
  | Channel
+
|colspan="2"| Entity ID
  | String
+
|colspan="2"| VarInt
  | Name of the [[plugin channel]] used to send the data
+
|
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="2"| Number Of Properties
 +
|colspan="2"| Int
 +
| Number of elements in the following array
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="4"| Property
 +
| Key
 +
  |rowspan="4"| Array
 +
  | String
 +
  | See below
 +
|-
 +
| Value
 +
| Double
 +
| See below
 +
|-
 +
| Number Of Modifiers
 +
| VarInt
 +
| Number of elements in the following array
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Data
+
  | Modifiers
  | Byte Array
+
  | Array of Modifier Data
  | Any data, depending on the channel. <code><nowiki>MC|</nowiki></code> channels are documented [[plugin channel|here]].
+
  | See {{Minecraft Wiki|Attribute#Modifiers}}
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Disconnect ====
+
Known Key values:
 
 
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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 0x40
+
  ! Key
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
! Default
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  ! Min
  | Reason
+
  ! Max
  | [[Chat]]
+
  ! Label
  | Displayed to the client when the connection terminates.
+
  |-
  |}
+
  | generic.maxHealth
 
+
  | 20.0
==== Server Difficulty ====
+
| 0.0
 
+
  | Double.MaxValue
Changes the difficulty setting in the client's option menu
+
  | Max Health
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Packet ID
 
  ! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x41
+
  | generic.followRange
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
  | 32.0
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
  | 0.0
| Difficulty
+
  | 2048.0
| Unsigned Byte
+
  | Follow Range
  | 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
 
  |}
 
 
 
==== Combat Event ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="5"| 0x42
+
  | generic.knockbackResistance
  |rowspan="5"| Play
+
  | 0.0
  |rowspan="5"| Client
+
  | 0.0
  | Event
+
  | 1.0
  | VarInt
+
  | Knockback Resistance
| 0: enter combat, 1: end combat, 2: entity dead
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Duration
+
  | generic.movementSpeed
  | Optional VarInt
+
  | 0.699999988079071
  | Only for end combat
+
  | 0.0
 +
| Double.MaxValue
 +
| Movement Speed
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Player ID
+
  | generic.attackDamage
  | Optional VarInt
+
  | 2.0
  | Only for entity dead
+
| 0.0
 +
| Double.MaxValue
 +
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Entity ID
+
  | horse.jumpStrength
  | Optional Int
+
  | 0.7
  | Only for end combat and entity dead
+
  | 0.0
 +
| 2.0
 +
| Jump Strength
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Message
+
  | zombie.spawnReinforcements
  | String
+
  | 0.0
  | Only for entity dead
+
  | 0.0
 +
| 1.0
 +
| Spawn Reinforcements Chance
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
==== Camera ====
+
''Modifier Data'' structure:
 
 
Sets the entity that the player renders from.  This is normally used when the 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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Packet ID
+
  |-
! State
 
! Bound To
 
 
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Name
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Field Type
 
  ! Notes
 
  ! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="1"| 0x43
+
  | UUID
  |rowspan="1"| Play
+
| UUID
  |rowspan="1"| Client
+
|
  | Camera ID
+
|-
  | VarInt
+
  | Amount
  | ID of the entity to set the client's camera to
+
| Double
 +
  | May be positive or negative
 +
|-
 +
  | Operation
 +
  | Byte
 +
  | See below
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
The notchian also loads certain shaders for given entities:
+
The operation controls how the base value of the modifier is changed.
 +
 
 +
*0: Add/subtract amount
 +
*1: Add/subtract amount percent of the current value
 +
*2: Multiply by amount percent
  
* Creeper &rarr; <code>shaders/post/creeper.json</code>
+
All of the 0's are applied first, and then the 1's, and then the 2's.
* 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
 
  
==== World Border ====  
+
==== Entity Effect ====
  
 
{| 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"| 0x44
+
  |rowspan="5"| 0x4C
  |rowspan="18"| Play
+
  |rowspan="5"| Play
  |rowspan="18"| Client
+
  |rowspan="5"| Client
  |colspan="2"| Action
+
  | Entity ID
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  | Determines the format of the rest of the packet
+
  |  
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Action
+
  | Effect ID
! Field Name
+
  | Byte
!
+
  | See {{Minecraft Wiki|Status effect#List of effects|this table}}
!
 
  |-
 
| 0: set size
 
| Radius
 
| Double
 
| meters
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"| 1: lerp size
 
| Old Radius
 
| Double
 
| meters
 
|-
 
| New Radius
 
| Double
 
| meters
 
|-
 
| Speed
 
| VarLong
 
| number of real-time ticks/seconds (?) until New Radius is reached. From experiments, it appears that Notchian server does not sync world border speed to game ticks, so it gets out of sync with server lag
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| 2: set center
 
| X
 
| Double
 
|
 
|-
 
| Z
 
| Double
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="8"| 3: initialize
 
| X
 
| Double
 
|
 
|-
 
| Z
 
| Double
 
|
 
|-
 
| Old Radius
 
| Double
 
|
 
|-
 
| New Radius
 
| Double
 
|
 
|-
 
| Speed
 
| VarLong
 
|
 
|-
 
| Portal Teleport Boundary
 
| VarInt
 
| Resulting coordinates from a portal teleport are limited to +-value. Usually 29999984.
 
|-
 
| Warning Time
 
| VarInt
 
|
 
|-
 
| Warning Blocks
 
| VarInt
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="1"| 4: set warning time
 
| Warning Time
 
| VarInt
 
| unit?
 
|-
 
|rowspan="1"| 5: set warning blocks
 
| Warning Blocks
 
| VarInt
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Title ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
!colspan="2"| Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|rowspan="9"| 0x45
 
|rowspan="9"| Play
 
|rowspan="9"| Client
 
  |colspan="2"| Action
 
  | VarInt
 
|
 
|-
 
! Action
 
! Field Name
 
!
 
!
 
|-
 
| 0: set title
 
| Title Text
 
| [[Chat]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| 1: set subtitle
 
| Subtitle Text
 
| [[Chat]]
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"| 2: set times and display
 
| Fade In
 
| Int
 
| ticks
 
|-
 
| Stay
 
| Int
 
| ticks
 
|-
 
| Fade Out
 
| Int
 
| ticks
 
|-
 
| 3: hide
 
| ''no fields''
 
| ''no fields''
 
|
 
|-
 
| 4: reset
 
| ''no fields''
 
| ''no fields''
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
“Hide” makes the title disappear, but if you run times again the same title will appear. “Reset” erases the text.
 
 
 
==== Set Compression ====
 
 
 
{{Warning|This packet is completely broken and has been removed in the 1.9 snapshots. The packet [[#Set Compression 2|Set Compression]] ([[#Login|Login]], 0x03, clientbound) should be used instead.}}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|rowspan="1"| 0x46
 
|rowspan="1"| Play
 
|rowspan="1"| Client
 
| Threshold
 
| VarInt
 
| Packets of this size or higher ''may'' be compressed
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Player List Header And Footer ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| 0x47
 
|rowspan="2"| Play
 
|rowspan="2"| Client
 
| Header
 
| [[Chat]]
 
|
 
|-
 
| Footer
 
| [[Chat]]
 
|
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Resource Pack Send ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |rowspan="2"| 0x48
+
  | Amplifier
|rowspan="2"| Play
+
  | Byte
|rowspan="2"| Client
+
  | Notchian client displays effect level as Amplifier + 1
| URL
 
  | String
 
  | The URL to the resource pack.
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hash
+
  | Duration
| String
 
| 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
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Update Entity NBT ====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Packet ID
 
! State
 
! Bound To
 
! Field Name
 
! Field Type
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"| 0x49
 
|rowspan="2"| Play
 
|rowspan="2"| Client
 
| Entity ID
 
 
  | VarInt
 
  | VarInt
  |  
+
  | Seconds
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Tag
+
  | Hide Particles
  | [[NBT|NBT Tag]]
+
  | Boolean
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  |}
 
  |}

Revision as of 17:47, 3 March 2016

Under construction

In light of the recent release of Minecraft 1.9, Pre-release protocol is currently being merged into this article. If you want to contribute, please coordinate with us in #mcdevs, and ping Fenhl before making any edits.

Heads up!

This article is about the protocol for the latest stable release of Minecraft computer edition. For the computer edition pre-releases, see Pre-release protocol. For Pocket Edition, see Pocket Minecraft Protocol.

This page presents a dissection of the current Minecraft protocol.

If you're having trouble, check out the FAQ or ask for help in the IRC channel (#mcdevs on chat.freenode.net).

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.

The changes between versions may be viewed at Protocol History.

Contents

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, and state is switched using the packets Handshake (Handshaking, 0x00, serverbound) and Login Success (Login, 0x02, clientbound).

Data types

All data sent over the network (except for VarInt and VarLong) is big-endian, that is the bytes are sent from most significant byte to least significant byte. The majority of everyday computers are little-endian, therefore it may be necessary to change the endianness before sending data over the network.


Name Size (bytes) Encodes Notes
Boolean 1 Either false or true True is encoded as 0x01, false as 0x00.
Byte 1 An integer between -128 and 127 Signed 8-bit integer, two's complement
Unsigned Byte 1 An integer between 0 and 255 Unsigned 8-bit integer
Short 2 An integer between -32768 and 32767 Signed 16-bit integer, two's complement
Unsigned Short 2 An integer between 0 and 65535 Unsigned 16-bit integer
Int 4 An integer between -2147483648 and 2147483647 Signed 32-bit integer, two's complement
Long 8 An integer between -9223372036854775808 and 9223372036854775807 Signed 64-bit integer, two's complement
Float 4 A single-precision 32-bit IEEE 754 floating point number
Double 8 A double-precision 64-bit IEEE 754 floating point number
String (n) ≥ 1
≤ (n×4) + 3
A sequence of Unicode scalar values UTF-8 string prefixed with its size in bytes as a VarInt. Maximum length of n characters, which varies by context; up to n × 4 bytes can be used to encode n characters and both of those limits are checked. Maximum n value is 32767. The + 3 is due to the max size of a valid length VarInt.
Chat ≥ 1
≤ (262144×4) + 3
See Chat Encoded as a String with max length of 262144.
Identifier ≥ 1
≤ (32767×4) + 3
See Identifier below Encoded as a String with max length of 32767.
VarInt ≥ 1
≤ 5
An integer between -2147483648 and 2147483647 Variable-length data encoding a two's complement signed 32-bit integer; more info in their section
VarLong ≥ 1
≤ 10
An integer between -9223372036854775808 and 9223372036854775807 Variable-length data encoding a two's complement signed 64-bit integer; more info in their section
Entity Metadata Varies Miscellaneous information about an entity See Entities#Entity Metadata Format
Slot Varies An item stack in an inventory or container See Slot Data
NBT Tag Varies Depends on context See NBT
Position 8 An integer/block position: x (-33554432 to 33554431), y (-2048 to 2047), z (-33554432 to 33554431) x as a 26-bit integer, followed by y as a 12-bit integer, followed by z as a 26-bit integer (all signed, two's complement). See also the section below.
Angle 1 A rotation angle in steps of 1/256 of a full turn Whether or not this is signed does not matter, since the resulting angles are the same.
UUID 16 A UUID Encoded as an unsigned 128-bit integer (or two unsigned 64-bit integers: the most significant 64 bits and then the least significant 64 bits)
Optional X 0 or size of X A field of type X, or nothing Whether or not the field is present must be known from the context.
Array of X count times size of X Zero or more fields of type X The count must be known from the context.
X Enum size of X A specific value from a given list The list of possible values and how each is encoded as an X must be known from the context. An invalid value sent by either side will usually result in the client being disconnected with an error or even crashing.
Byte Array Varies Depends on context This is just a sequence of zero or more bytes, its meaning should be explained somewhere else, e.g. in the packet description. The length must also be known from the context.

Identifier

Identifiers are a namespaced location, in the form of minecraft:thing. If the namespace is not provided, it defaults to minecraft (i.e. thing is minecraft:thing. Custom content should always be in its own namespace, not the default one. The namespace should only use the characters 01​​234​5​6​78​9abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz-_; actual names may contain more symbols. The naming convention is lower_case_with_underscores. More information.

VarInt and VarLong

Variable-length format such that smaller numbers use fewer bytes. These are very similar to Protocol Buffer Varints: the 7 least significant bits are used to encode the value and the most significant bit indicates whether there's another byte after it for the next part of the number. The least significant group is written first, followed by each of the more significant groups; thus, VarInts are effectively little endian (however, groups are 7 bits, not 8).

VarInts are never longer than 5 bytes, and VarLongs are never longer than 10 bytes.

Pseudocode to read and write VarInts and VarLongs:

public static int readVarInt() {
    int numRead = 0;
    int result = 0;
    byte read;
    do {
        read = readByte();
        int value = (read & 0b01111111);
        result |= (value << (7 * numRead));

        numRead++;
        if (numRead > 5) {
            throw new RuntimeException("VarInt is too big");
        }
    } while ((read & 0b10000000) != 0);

    return result;
}
public static long readVarLong() {
    int numRead = 0;
    long result = 0;
    byte read;
    do {
        read = readByte();
        long value = (read & 0b01111111);
        result |= (value << (7 * numRead));

        numRead++;
        if (numRead > 10) {
            throw new RuntimeException("VarLong is too big");
        }
    } while ((read & 0b10000000) != 0);

    return result;
}
public static void writeVarInt(int value) {
    do {
        byte temp = (byte)(value & 0b01111111);
        // Note: >>> means that the sign bit is shifted with the rest of the number rather than being left alone
        value >>>= 7;
        if (value != 0) {
            temp |= 0b10000000;
        }
        writeByte(temp);
    } while (value != 0);
}
public static void writeVarLong(long value) {
    do {
        byte temp = (byte)(value & 0b01111111);
        // Note: >>> means that the sign bit is shifted with the rest of the number rather than being left alone
        value >>>= 7;
        if (value != 0) {
            temp |= 0b10000000;
        }
        writeByte(temp);
    } while (value != 0);
}

Warning.png Note Minecraft's VarInts are identical to LEB128 with the slight change of throwing a exception if it goes over a set amount of bytes.

Warning.png Note that Minecraft's VarInts are not encoded using Protocol Buffers; it's just similar. If you try to use Protocol Buffers Varints with Minecraft's VarInts, you'll get incorrect results in some cases. The major differences:

  • Minecraft's VarInts are all signed, but do not use the ZigZag encoding. Protocol buffers have 3 types of Varints: uint32 (normal encoding, unsigned), sint32 (ZigZag encoding, signed), and int32 (normal encoding, signed). Minecraft's are the int32 variety. Because Minecraft uses the normal encoding instead of ZigZag encoding, negative values always use the maximum number of bytes.
  • Minecraft's VarInts are never be longer than 5 bytes and its VarLongs will never be longer than 10 bytes, while Protocol Buffer Varints will always use 10 bytes when encoding negative numbers, even if it's an int32.

Sample VarInts:

Value Hex bytes Decimal bytes
0 0x00 0
1 0x01 1
2 0x02 2
127 0x7f 127
128 0x80 0x01 128 1
255 0xff 0x01 255 1
2097151 0xff 0xff 0x7f 255 255 127
2147483647 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0x07 255 255 255 255 7
-1 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0x0f 255 255 255 255 15
-2147483648 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x08 128 128 128 128 8

Sample VarLongs:

Value Hex bytes Decimal bytes
0 0x00 0
1 0x01 1
2 0x02 2
127 0x7f 127
128 0x80 0x01 128 1
255 0xff 0x01 255 1
2147483647 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0x07 255 255 255 255 7
9223372036854775807 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0x7f 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 127
-1 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0x01 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 255 1
-2147483648 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0xf8 0xff 0xff 0xff 0xff 0x01 128 128 128 128 248 255 255 255 255 1
-9223372036854775808 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x80 0x01 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 1

Position

Note: What you are seeing here is the latest version of the Data types article, but the position type was different before 1.14.

64-bit value split in to three parts

  • x: 26 MSBs
  • z: 26 middle bits
  • y: 12 LSBs

Encoded as followed:

((x & 0x3FFFFFF) << 38) | ((z & 0x3FFFFFF) << 12) | (y & 0xFFF)

And decoded as:

val = read_unsigned_long();
x = val >> 38;
y = val & 0xFFF;
z = (val << 26 >> 38);

Note: The details of bit shifting are rather language dependent; the above may work in Java but probably won't in other languages without some tweaking. In particular, you will usually receive positive numbers even if the actual coordinates are negative. This can be fixed by adding something like the following:

if x >= 2^25 { x -= 2^26 }
if y >= 2^11 { y -= 2^12 }
if z >= 2^25 { z -= 2^26 }

Fixed-point numbers

Some fields may be stored as fixed-point numbers, where a certain number of bits represents the signed integer part (number to the left of the decimal point) and the rest represents the fractional part (to the right). Floating points (float and double), in contrast, keep the number itself (mantissa) in one chunk, while the location of the decimal point (exponent) is stored beside it.

Essentially, while fixed-point numbers have lower range than floating points, their fractional precision is greater for higher values. This makes them ideal for representing global coordinates of an entity in Minecraft, as it's more important to store the integer part accurately than position them more precisely within a single block (or meter).

Coordinates are often represented as a 32-bit integer, where 5 of the least-significant bits are dedicated to the fractional part, and the rest store the integer part.

Java lacks support for fractional integers directly, but you can represent them as integers. To convert from a double to this integer representation, use the following formulas:

 abs_int = (int) (double * 32.0D);

And back again:

 double = (double) (abs_int / 32.0D);

Particle

Field Name Field Type Meaning
ID VarInt The ID of the particle type, see below.
Data Varies Varies based on the particle type, see below.
Particle Name Particle ID Data
minecraft:ambient_entity_effect 0 None
minecraft:angry_villager 1 None
minecraft:barrier 2 None
minecraft:block 3
Field Name Field Type Meaning
BlockState VarInt The ID of the block state.
minecraft:bubble 4 None
minecraft:cloud 5 None
minecraft:crit 6 None
minecraft:damage_indicator 7 None
minecraft:dragon_breath 8 None
minecraft:dripping_lava 9 None
minecraft:falling_lava 10 None
minecraft:landing_lava 11 None
minecraft:dripping_water 12 None
minecraft:falling_water 13 None
minecraft:dust 14
Field Name Field Type Meaning
Red Float Red value, 0-1
Green Float Green value, 0-1
Blue Float Blue value, 0-1
Scale Float The scale, will be clamped between 0.01 and 4.
minecraft:effect 15 None
minecraft:elder_guardian 16 None
minecraft:enchanted_hit 17 None
minecraft:enchant 18 None
minecraft:end_rod 19 None
minecraft:entity_effect 20 None
minecraft:explosion_emitter 21 None
minecraft:explosion 22 None
minecraft:falling_dust 23
Field Name Field Type Meaning
BlockState VarInt The ID of the block state.
minecraft:firework 24 None
minecraft:fishing 25 None
minecraft:flame 26 None
minecraft:flash 27 None
minecraft:happy_villager 28 None
minecraft:composter 29 None
minecraft:heart 30 None
minecraft:instant_effect 31 None
minecraft:item 32
Field Name Field Type Meaning
Item Slot The item that will be used.
minecraft:item_slime 33 None
minecraft:item_snowball 34 None
minecraft:large_smoke 35 None
minecraft:lava 36 None
minecraft:mycelium 37 None
minecraft:note 38 None
minecraft:poof 39 None
minecraft:portal 40 None
minecraft:rain 41 None
minecraft:smoke 42 None
minecraft:sneeze 43 None
minecraft:spit 44 None
minecraft:squid_ink 45 None
minecraft:sweep_attack 46 None
minecraft:totem_of_undying 47 None
minecraft:underwater 48 None
minecraft:splash 49 None
minecraft:witch 50 None
minecraft:bubble_pop 51 None
minecraft:current_down 52 None
minecraft:bubble_column_up 53 None
minecraft:nautilus 54 None
minecraft:dolphin 55 None
minecraft:campfire_cosy_smoke 56 None
minecraft:campfire_signal_smoke 57 None
minecraft:dripping_honey 58 None
minecraft:falling_honey 59 None
minecraft:landing_honey 60 None
minecraft:falling_nectar 61 None


Other definitions

Term Definition
Player When used in the singular, Player always refers to the client connected to the server.
Entity Entity refers to any item, player, mob, minecart or boat etc. See the Minecraft Wiki article for a full list.
EID An EID — or Entity ID — is a 4-byte sequence used to identify a specific entity. An entity's EID is unique on the entire server.
XYZ In this document, the axis names are the same as those shown in the debug screen (F3). Y points upwards, X points east, and Z points south.
Meter The meter is Minecraft's base unit of length, equal to the length of a vertex of a solid block. The term “block” may be used to mean “meter” or “cubic meter”.
Global palette A table/dictionary/palette mapping nonnegative integers to block states. The block state IDs can be constructed from this table by multiplying what the Minecraft Wiki calls “block IDs” by 16 and adding the metadata/damage value (or in most programming languages block_id << 4 | metadata).

Packet format

Without compression

Field Name Field Type Notes
Length VarInt Length of packet data + length of the packet ID
Packet ID VarInt
Data Byte Array Depends on the connection state and packet ID, see the sections below

With compression

Once a Set Compression packet is sent, zlib compression is enabled for all following packets. The format of a packet changes slighty to include the size of the uncompressed packet.

Compressed? Field Name Field Type Notes
No Packet Length VarInt Length of Data Length + compressed length of (Packet ID + Data)
No Data Length VarInt Length of uncompressed (Packet ID + Data) or 0
Yes Packet ID Varint zlib compressed packet ID (see the sections below)
Data Byte Array zlib compressed packet data (see the sections below)

The length given by the Packet Length field is the number of bytes that remain in that packet, including the Data Length field.

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 (Login, 0x03, clientbound), otherwise the receiving party will disconnect.

Compression can be disabled by sending the packet Set Compression (Login, 0x03, clientbound) with a Threshold of -1.

Handshaking

Clientbound

There are no clientbound packets in the Handshaking state, since the protocol immediately switches to a different state after the client sends the first packet.

Serverbound

Handshake

This causes the server to switch into the target state.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x00 Handshaking Server Protocol Version VarInt See protocol version numbers (currently 107)
Server Address String hostname or IP, e.g. localhost or 127.0.0.1 (does this support IPv6?)
Server Port Unsigned Short default is 25565
Next State VarInt Enum 1 for status, 2 for login

Legacy Server List Ping

Warning.png This packet uses a nonstandard format. It is never length-prefixed, and the packet ID is an Unsigned Byte instead of a VarInt.

While not technically part of the current protocol, legacy clients may send this packet to initiate Server List Ping, and modern servers should handle it correctly.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0xFE Handshaking Server Payload Unsigned Byte always 1 (0x01)

See Server List Ping#1.6 for the details of the protocol that follows this packet.

Play

Clientbound

Spawn Object

Sent by the server when a vehicle or other object is created.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x00 Play Client Entity ID VarInt EID of the object
Type Byte The type of object (see Entities#Objects)
X Int X position as a Fixed-Point number
Y Int Y position as a Fixed-Point number
Z Int Z position as a Fixed-Point number
Pitch Angle
Yaw Angle
Data Int Meaning dependent on the value of the Type field, see Object Data for details.
Velocity X Optional Short Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as Entity Velocity.
Velocity Y Optional Short Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as Entity Velocity.
Velocity Z Optional Short Only sent if the Data field is nonzero. Same units as Entity Velocity.

Spawn Experience Orb

Spawns one or more experience orbs.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x01 Play Client Entity ID VarInt Entity's ID
X Int X position as a Fixed-Point number
Y Int Y position as a Fixed-Point number
Z Int Z position as a Fixed-Point number
Count Short The amount of experience this orb will reward once collected

Spawn Global Entity

With this packet, the server notifies the client of thunderbolts striking within a 512 block radius around the player. The coordinates specify where exactly the thunderbolt strikes.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x02 Play Client Entity ID VarInt The EID of the thunderbolt
Type Byte The global entity type, currently always 1 for thunderbolt
X Int Thunderbolt X, a fixed-point number
Y Int Thunderbolt Y, a fixed-point number
Z Int Thunderbolt Z, a fixed-point number

Spawn Mob

Sent by the server when a Mob Entity is Spawned

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x03 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Type Unsigned Byte The type of mob. See Mobs
X Int X position as a Fixed-Point number
Y Int Y position as a Fixed-Point number
Z Int Z position as a Fixed-Point number
Yaw Angle
Pitch Angle
Head Pitch Angle
Velocity X Short Same units as Entity Velocity
Velocity Y Short Same units as Entity Velocity
Velocity Z Short Same units as Entity Velocity
Metadata Metadata

Spawn Painting

This packet shows location, name, and type of painting.

Calculating the center of an image: given a (width x height) grid of cells, with (0, 0) being the top left corner, the center is (max(0, width / 2 - 1), height / 2). E.g.

2x1 (1, 0)
4x4 (1, 2)
Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x04 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Title String Name of the painting. Max length 13
Location Position Center coordinates
Direction Unsigned Byte Direction the painting faces. 0: north (-z), 1: west (-x), 2: south (+z), 3: east (+x)

Spawn Player

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 (Play, 0x38, clientbound) packet that adds the player data for the client to use when spawning a player. If the tab list entry for the UUID included in this packet is not present when this packet arrives, the entity will not be spawned. The tab includes skin/cape data.

Servers can, however, safely spawn player entities for players not in visible range. The client appears to handle it correctly.

When in online-mode the UUIDs must be valid and have valid skin blobs, in offline-mode UUID v3 is used.

For NPCs UUID v2 should be used. Note:

<+Grum> i will never confirm this as a feature you know that :)

In an example UUID, xxxxxxxx-xxxx-Yxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx, the UUID version is specified by Y. So, for UUID v3, Y will always be 3, and for UUID v2, Y will always be 2.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x05 Play Client Entity ID VarInt Player's EID
Player UUID UUID
X Int Player X as a Fixed-Point number
Y Int Player Y as a Fixed-Point number
Z Int Player Z as a Fixed-Point number
Yaw Angle
Pitch Angle
Current Item Short The item the player is currently holding. Note that this should be 0 for “no item”, unlike -1 used in other packets.
Metadata Metadata

Warning.png A negative Current Item crashes clients

Warning.png The client will crash if no Metadata is sent

Animation (clientbound)

Sent whenever an entity should change animation.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x06 Play Client Entity ID VarInt Player ID
Animation Unsigned Byte Animation ID (see below)

Animation can be one of the following values:

ID Animation
0 Swing arm
1 Take damage
2 Leave bed
3 Eat food
4 Critical effect
5 Magic critical effect

Statistics

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x07 Play Client Count VarInt Number of elements in the following array
Statistic Name Array String https://gist.github.com/thinkofdeath/a1842c21a0cf2e1fb5e0
Value VarInt The amount to set it to

Block Break Animation

0–9 are the displayable destroy stages and each other number means that there is no animation on this coordinate.

You can also set an animation to air! The animation will still be visible.

If you need to display several break animations at the same time you have to give each of them a unique Entity ID.

Also if you set the coordinates to a special block like water etc. it won't show the actual break animation but some other interesting effects. For example, water will lose its transparency.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x08 Play Client Entity ID VarInt EID for the animation
Location Position Block Position
Destroy Stage Byte 0–9 to set it, any other value to remove it

Update Block Entity

Essentially a block update on a block entity.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x09 Play Client Location Position
Action Unsigned Byte The type of update to perform, see below
NBT Data Optional NBT Tag If not present then it's a TAG_END (0)

Action field:

  • 1: Set SpawnPotentials of a mob spawner
  • 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: Set type of flower in flower pot
  • 6: Set base color and patterns on a banner

Block Action

This packet is used for a number of things:

  • Chests opening and closing
  • Pistons pushing and pulling
  • Note blocks playing
  • Updating beacons

See also: Block Actions

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0A Play Client Location Position Block coordinates
Byte 1 Unsigned Byte Varies depending on block — see Block Actions
Byte 2 Unsigned Byte Varies depending on block — see Block Actions
Block Type VarInt The block type ID for the block, not including metadata/damage value

Block Change

Fired whenever a block is changed within the render distance.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0B Play Client Location Position Block Coordinates
Block ID VarInt The new block state ID for the block as given in the global palette (When reading data: type = id >> 4, meta = id & 15, when writing data: id = type << 4 | (meta & 15))

Boss Bar

Main article: Pre-release protocol#Boss Bar

Server Difficulty

Changes the difficulty setting in the client's option menu

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0D Play Client Difficulty Unsigned Byte 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard

Tab-Complete (clientbound)

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0E Play Client Count VarInt Number of elements in the following array
Matches Array of String One eligible command, note that each command is sent separately instead of in a single string, hence the need for Count

Chat Message (clientbound)

Identifying the difference between Chat/System Message is important as it helps respect the user's chat visibility options. While Position 2 accepts json formatting it will not display, old style formatting works

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0F Play Client JSON Data Chat Limited to 32767 bytes
Position Byte 0: chat (chat box), 1: system message (chat box), 2: above hotbar

Warning.png Malformed JSON will disconnect the client

Multi Block Change

Fired whenever 2 or more blocks are changed within the render distance.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x10 Play Client Chunk X Int Chunk X coordinate
Chunk Z Int Chunk Z coordinate
Record Count VarInt Number of elements in the following array, i.e. the number of blocks affected
Record Horizontal Position Array Unsigned Byte The 4 most significant bits (0xF0) encode the X coordinate, relative to the chunk. The 4 least significant bits (0x0F) encode the Z coordinate, relative to the chunk.
Y Coordinate Unsigned Byte
Block ID VarInt The new block state ID for the block as given in the global palette (When reading data: type = id >> 4, meta = id & 15, when writing data: id = type << 4 | (meta & 15))

Confirm Transaction (clientbound)

A packet from the server indicating whether a request from the client was accepted, or whether there was a conflict (due to lag).

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x11 Play Client Window ID Byte The ID of the window that the action occurred in
Action Number Short Every action that is to be accepted has a unique number. This field corresponds to that number.
Accepted Boolean Whether the action was accepted

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.

Note, notchian clients send a close window packet with Window ID 0 to close their inventory even though there is never an Open Window packet for inventory.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x12 Play Client Window ID Unsigned Byte This is the ID of the window that was closed. 0 for inventory.

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x13 Play Client 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 String The window type to use for display. See Inventory for a list.
Window Title Chat The title of the window
Number Of Slots Unsigned Byte Number of slots in the window (excluding the number of slots in the player inventory)
Entity ID Optional Int EntityHorse's EID. Only sent when Window Type is “EntityHorse”

See Inventory for further information.

Window Items

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x14 Play Client Window ID Unsigned Byte The ID of window which items are being sent for. 0 for player inventory.
Count Short Number of elements in the following array
Slot Data Array of Slot

See inventory windows for further information about how slots are indexed.

Window Property

This packet is used to inform the client that part of a GUI window should be updated.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x15 Play Client Window ID Unsigned Byte
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.

Window type Property Value
Furnace 0: Fire icon (fuel left) counting from fuel burn time down to 0 (in-game ticks)
1: Maximum fuel burn time fuel burn time or 0 (in-game ticks)
2: Progress arrow 0–200 (in-game ticks)
3: Maximum progress always 200
Enchantment Table 0: Level requirement for top enchantment slot The enchantment's xp level requirement
1: Level requirement for middle enchantment slot
2: Level requirement for bottom enchantment slot
3: The seed for generating the enchantments view for the client Unknown
4: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over top enchantment slot The enchantment id (set to -1 to hide it)
5: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over middle enchantment slot
6: Enchantment shown on mouse hover over bottom enchantment slot
Beacon 0: Power level Unknown
1: First potion effect Unknown
2: Second potion effect Unknown
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

Sent by the server when an item in a slot (in a window) is added/removed.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x16 Play 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).
Slot Short The slot that should be updated
Slot Data Slot

To set the cursor (the item currently dragged with the mouse), use -1 as Window ID and as Slot.

Set Cooldown

Main article: Pre-release protocol#Set Cooldown

Plugin Message (clientbound)

Mods and plugins can use this to send their data. Minecraft itself uses a number of plugin channels. These internal channels are prefixed with MC|.

More documentation on this: http://dinnerbone.com/blog/2012/01/13/minecraft-plugin-channels-messaging/

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x18 Play Client Channel String Name of the plugin channel used to send the data
Data Byte Array Any data, depending on the channel. MC| channels are documented here.

Named Sound Effect

Used to play a sound effect on the client.

Custom sounds may be added by resource packs.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x19 Play Client Sound name String All known sound effect names can be seen here
Effect position X Int Effect X multiplied by 8
Effect position Y Int Effect Y multiplied by 8
Effect position Z Int Effect Z multiplied by 8
Volume Float 1 is 100%, can be more
Pitch Unsigned Byte 63 is 100%, can be more

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x1A Play Client Reason Chat Displayed to the client when the connection terminates.

Entity Status

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x1B Play Client Entity ID Int
Entity Status Byte See below
Entity Status Meaning
1 Sent when resetting a mob spawn minecart's timer / Rabbit jump animation
2 Living Entity hurt
3 Living Entity dead
4 Iron Golem throwing up arms
6 Wolf/Ocelot/Horse taming — Spawn “heart” particles
7 Wolf/Ocelot/Horse tamed — Spawn “smoke” particles
8 Wolf shaking water — Trigger the shaking animation
9 (of self) Eating accepted by server
10 Sheep eating grass
10 Play TNT ignite sound
11 Iron Golem handing over a rose
12 Villager mating — Spawn “heart” particles
13 Spawn particles indicating that a villager is angry and seeking revenge
14 Spawn happy particles near a villager
15 Witch animation — Spawn “magic” particles
16 Play zombie converting into a villager sound
17 Firework exploding
18 Animal in love (ready to mate) — Spawn “heart” particles
19 Reset squid rotation
20 Spawn explosion particle — works for some living entities
21 Play guardian sound — works for only for guardians
22 Enables reduced debug for players
23 Disables reduced debug for players

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

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x1C Play Client X Float
Y Float
Z Float
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

Main article: Pre-release protocol#Unload Chunk

Change Game State

It appears when a bed can't be used as a spawn point and when the rain state changes.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x1E Play Client Reason Unsigned Byte See below
Value Float Depends on Reason

Reason codes:

Reason Effect Value
0 Invalid Bed
1 End raining
2 Begin raining
3 Change game mode 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator
4 Enter credits
5 Demo message 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 Fade value The current darkness value. 1 = Dark, 0 = Bright, Setting the value higher causes the game to change color and freeze
8 Fade time Time in ticks for the sky to fade
10 Play mob appearance (effect and sound) Unknown

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x1F Play Client Keep Alive ID VarInt

Chunk Data

Chunks are not unloaded by the client automatically. To unload chunks, send this packet with Ground-Up Continuous=true and no 16^3 chunks (eg. Primary Bit Mask=0). The server does not send skylight information for nether-chunks, it's up to the client to know if the player is currently in the nether. You can also infer this information from the primary bitmask and the amount of uncompressed bytes sent.

See also: SMP Map Format

Changes in 1.8:

  • Data value section removed
  • Extended id section removed
  • Block id section is now a unsigned short (little endian) per a block
  • The block id is equal to (id << 4) | data
Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x20 Play Client Chunk X Int Chunk X coordinate
Chunk Z Int Chunk Z coordinate
Ground-Up Continuous Boolean This is true if the packet represents all sections in this vertical column, where the Primary Bit Mask specifies exactly which sections are included, and which are air
Primary Bit Mask Unsigned Short Bitmask with 1 for every 16x16x16 section whose data follows in the compressed data
Size VarInt Size of Data
Data Chunk

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 1013 (mob.wither.spawn), and is ignored for any other value by the client.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x21 Play Client Effect ID Int The ID of the effect, see below
Location Position The location of the effect
Data Int Extra data for certain effects, see below
Disable Relative Volume Boolean See above

Effect IDs:

ID Name Data
Sound
1000 random.click
1001 random.click
1002 random.bow
1003 random.door_open or random.door_close (50/50 chance)
1004 random.fizz
1005 Play a music disc. Record ID
1006 not assigned
1007 mob.ghast.charge
1008 mob.ghast.fireball
1009 mob.ghast.fireball, but with a lower volume
1010 mob.zombie.wood
1011 mob.zombie.metal
1012 mob.zombie.woodbreak
1013 mob.wither.spawn
1014 mob.wither.shoot
1015 mob.bat.takeoff
1016 mob.zombie.infect
1017 mob.zombie.unfect
1018 mob.enderdragon.end
1020 random.anvil_break
1021 random.anvil_use
1022 random.anvil_land
Particle
2000 Spawns 10 smoke particles, e.g. from a fire Direction, see below
2001 Block break Block ID
2002 Splash potion. Particle effect + glass break sound. Potion ID
2003 Eye of Ender entity break animation — particles and sound
2004 Mob spawn particle effect: smoke + flames
2005 Spawn “happy villager” effect (green crosses), used for bonemealing vegetation

Smoke directions:

ID Direction
0 South-East
1 South
2 South-West
3 East
4 (Up or middle ?)
5 West
6 North-East
7 North
8 North-West

Particle

Displays the named particle

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x22 Play Client Particle ID Int See below
Long Distance Boolean If true, particle distance increases from 256 to 65536
X Float X position of the particle
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:

Particle Name Particle ID
explode 0
largeexplosion 1
hugeexplosion 2
fireworksSpark 3
bubble 4
splash 5
wake 6
suspended 7
depthsuspend 8
crit 9
magicCrit 10
smoke 11
largesmoke 12
spell 13
instantSpell 14
mobSpell 15
mobSpellAmbient 16
witchMagic 17
dripWater 18
dripLava 19
angryVillager 20
happyVillager 21
townaura 22
note 23
portal 24
enchantmenttable 25
flame 26
lava 27
footstep 28
cloud 29
reddust 30
snowballpoof 31
snowshovel 32
slime 33
heart 34
barrier 35
iconcrack_(id)_(data) 36
blockcrack_(id+(data<<12)) 37
blockdust_(id) 38
droplet 39
take 40
mobappearance 41

Join Game

See Protocol Encryption for information on logging in.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x23 Play Client Entity ID Int The player's Entity ID (EID)
Gamemode Unsigned Byte 0: Survival, 1: Creative, 2: Adventure, 3: Spectator. Bit 3 (0x8) is the hardcore flag.
Dimension Byte -1: Nether, 0: Overworld, 1: End
Difficulty Unsigned Byte 0: peaceful, 1: easy, 2: normal, 3: hard
Max Players Unsigned Byte Used by the client to draw the player list
Level Type String default, flat, largeBiomes, amplified, default_1_1
Reduced Debug Info Boolean If true, a Notchian client shows reduced information on the debug screen.

Warning.png If the Dimension isn't valid then the client will crash

Map

Updates a rectangular area on a map.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x24 Play Client Item Damage VarInt The damage value (map ID) of the map being modified
Scale Byte
Icon Count VarInt Number of elements in the following array
Icon Direction And Type Array Byte 0xF0 = Direction, 0x0F = Type
X Byte
Z Byte
Columns Byte Number of columns updated
Rows Optional Byte Only if Columns is more than 0; number of rows updated
X Optional Byte Only if Columns is more than 0; x offset of the westernmost column
Z Optional Byte Only if Columns is more than 0; z offset of the northernmost row
Length Optional VarInt Only if Columns is more than 0; length of the following array
Data Optional Array of Unsigned Byte Only if Columns is more than 0; see Map item format

Entity Relative Move

This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves less then 4 blocks; if an entity moves more than 4 blocks Entity Teleport should be sent instead.

This packet allows at most four blocks movement in any direction, because byte range is from -128 to 127.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x25 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Delta X Byte Change in X position as a Fixed-Point number
Delta Y Byte Change in Y position as a Fixed-Point number
Delta Z Byte Change in Z position as a Fixed-Point number
On Ground Boolean

Entity Look And Relative Move

This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates and moves. Since a byte range is limited from -128 to 127, and movement is offset of fixed-point numbers, this packet allows at most four blocks movement in any direction. (-128/32 == -4)

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x26 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Delta X Byte Change in X position as a Fixed-Point number
Delta Y Byte Change in Y position as a Fixed-Point number
Delta Z Byte Change in Z position as a Fixed-Point number
Yaw Angle New angle, not a delta
Pitch Angle New angle, not a delta
On Ground Boolean

Entity Look

This packet is sent by the server when an entity rotates.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x27 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Yaw Angle New angle, not a delta
Pitch Angle New angle, not a delta
On Ground Boolean

Entity

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x28 Play Client Entity ID VarInt

Vehicle Move

Main article: Pre-release protocol#Vehicle Move

Open Sign Editor

Sent when the client has placed a sign and is allowed to send Update Sign.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x2A Play 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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x2B Play Client Flags Byte Bit field, see below
Flying Speed Float
Field of View Modifier Float Modifies the field of view, like a speed potion. A Notchian server will use the same value as the movement speed (send in the Entity Properties packet).

About the flags:

Field Bit
Invulnerable 0x01
Flying 0x02
Allow Flying 0x04
Creative Mode 0x08

Combat Event

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x2C Play Client Event VarInt 0: enter combat, 1: end combat, 2: entity dead
Duration Optional VarInt Only for end combat
Player ID Optional VarInt Only for entity dead
Entity ID Optional Int Only for end combat and entity dead
Message String Only for entity dead

Player List Item

Sent by the server to update the user list (<tab> in the client).

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x2D Play Client Action VarInt Determines the rest of the Player format after the UUID
Number Of Players VarInt Number of elements in the following array
Player UUID Array UUID
Action Field Name
0: add player Name String
Number Of Properties VarInt Number of elements in the following array
Property Name Array String
Value String
Is Signed Boolean
Signature Optional String Only if Is Signed is true
Gamemode VarInt
Ping VarInt
Has Display Name Boolean
Display Name Optional Chat Only if Has Display Name is true
1: update gamemode Gamemode VarInt
2: update latency Ping VarInt
3: update display name Has Display Name Boolean
Display Name Optional Chat Only send if Has Display Name is true
4: remove player no fields 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.

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 3.2E7D 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.

The yaw and pitch of player (in degrees), standing at point (x0, y0, z0) and looking towards point (x, y, z) one can be calculated with:

dx = x-x0
dy = y-y0
dz = z-z0
r = sqrt( dx*dx + dy*dy + dz*dz )
yaw = -atan2(dx,dz)/PI*180
if yaw < 0 then
    yaw = 360 - yaw
pitch = -arcsin(dy/r)/PI*180

You can get a unit vector from a given yaw/pitch via:

x = -cos(pitch) * sin(yaw)
y = -sin(pitch)
z =  cos(pitch) * cos(yaw)
Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x2E Play Client X Double Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
Y Double Absolute or relative position, depending on Flags
Z 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

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.
Field Bit
X 0x01
Y 0x02
Z 0x04
Y_ROT 0x08
X_ROT 0x10

Use Bed

This packet tells that a player goes to bed.

The client with the matching Entity ID will go into bed mode.

This Packet is sent to all nearby players including the one sent to bed.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x2F Play Client Entity ID VarInt Sleeping player's EID
Location Position Block location of the head part of the bed

Destroy Entities

Sent by the server when a list of entities is to be destroyed on the client.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x30 Play Client Count VarInt Number of elements in the following array
Entity IDs Array of VarInt The list of entities of destroy

Remove Entity Effect

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x31 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Effect ID Byte See this table

Resource Pack Send

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x32 Play Client URL String The URL to the resource pack.
Hash String A 40 character hexadecimal and lowercase SHA-1 hash of the resource pack file. (must be lower case in order to work)
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

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x33 Play Client Dimension Int -1: The Nether, 0: The Overworld, 1: The End
Difficulty Unsigned Byte 0: Peaceful, 1: Easy, 2: Normal, 3: Hard
Gamemode Unsigned Byte 0: survival, 1: creative, 2: adventure. The hardcore flag is not included
Level Type String Same as Join Game

Warning.png If the Dimension isn't valid then the client will crash

Warning.png Avoid changing player's dimension to same dimension they were already in, weird bugs can occur i.e. such player will be unable to attack other players in new world (fixes after their death and respawn)

Entity Head Look

Changes the direction an entity's head is facing.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x34 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Head Yaw Angle New angle, not a delta

World Border

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x35 Play Client Action VarInt Determines the format of the rest of the packet
Action Field Name
0: set size Radius Double meters
1: lerp size Old Radius Double meters
New Radius Double meters
Speed VarLong number of real-time ticks/seconds (?) until New Radius is reached. From experiments, it appears that Notchian server does not sync world border speed to game ticks, so it gets out of sync with server lag
2: set center X Double
Z Double
3: initialize X Double
Z Double
Old Radius Double
New Radius Double
Speed VarLong
Portal Teleport Boundary VarInt Resulting coordinates from a portal teleport are limited to +-value. Usually 29999984.
Warning Time VarInt
Warning Blocks VarInt
4: set warning time Warning Time VarInt unit?
5: set warning blocks Warning Blocks VarInt

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).

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).

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x36 Play Client Camera ID VarInt ID of the entity to set the client's camera to

The notchian also loads certain shaders for given entities:

  • Creeper → shaders/post/creeper.json
  • Spider (and cave spider) → shaders/post/spider.json
  • Enderman → shaders/post/invert.json
  • Anything else → the current shader is unloaded

Held Item Change (clientbound)

Sent to change the player's slot selection.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x37 Play Client 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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x38 Play Client Position Byte The position of the scoreboard. 0: list, 1: sidebar, 2: below name.
Score Name String The unique name for the scoreboard to be displayed.

Entity Metadata

Updates one or more metadata properties for an existing entity. Any properties not included in the Metadata field are left unchanged.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x39 Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Metadata Entity Metadata

Attach Entity

This packet is sent when a player has been attached to an entity (e.g. Minecart).

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x3A Play Client Entity ID Int Attached entity's EID
Vehicle ID Int Vechicle's Entity ID. Set to -1 to detach
Leash Boolean If true leashes the entity to the vehicle

Entity Velocity

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).

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x3B Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Velocity X Short Velocity on the X axis
Velocity Y Short Velocity on the Y axis
Velocity Z Short Velocity on the Z axis

Entity Equipment

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x3C Play Client Entity ID VarInt Entity's EID
Slot Short Equipment slot. 0: held, 1–4: armor slot (1: boots, 2: leggings, 3: chestplate, 4: helmet)
Item Slot Item in slot format

Set Experience

Sent by the server when the client should change experience levels.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x3D Play Client Experience bar Float Between 0 and 1
Level VarInt
Total Experience VarInt See Experience#Leveling up on the Minecraft Wiki for Total Experience to Level conversion

Update Health

Sent by the server to update/set the health of the player it is sent to.

Food 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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x3E Play Client Health Float 0 or less = dead, 20 = full HP
Food VarInt 0–20
Food Saturation Float Seems to vary from 0.0 to 5.0 in integer increments

Scoreboard Objective

This is sent to the client when it should create a new scoreboard objective or remove one.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x3F Play Client Objective Name String An unique name for the objective
Mode Byte 0 to create the scoreboard. 1 to remove the scoreboard. 2 to update the display text.
Objective Value Optional String Only if mode is 0 or 2. The text to be displayed for the score
Type Optional String Only if mode is 0 or 2. “integer” or “hearts”

Set Passengers

Main article: Pre-release protocol#Set Passengers

Teams

Creates and updates teams.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x41 Play Client Team Name String A unique name for the team. (Shared with scoreboard).
Mode Byte If 0 then the team is created.

If 1 then the team is removed.

If 2 the team team information is updated.

If 3 then new players are added to the team.

If 4 then players are removed from the team.

Team Display Name Optional String Only if Mode = 0 or 2.
Team Prefix Optional String Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Displayed before the players' name that are part of this team
Team Suffix Optional String Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Displayed after the players' name that are part of this team
Friendly Fire Optional Byte Only if Mode = 0 or 2. 0 for off, 1 for on, 3 for seeing friendly invisibles
Name Tag Visibility Optional String Only if Mode = 0 or 2. always, hideForOtherTeams, hideForOwnTeam, never
Color Optional Byte Only if Mode = 0 or 2. Same as Chat colors
Player Count Optional VarInt Only if Mode = 0 or 3 or 4. Number of players in the array
Players Optional Array of String Only if Mode = 0 or 3 or 4. Players to be added/remove from the team. Max 40 characters so may be uuid's later

Update Score

This is sent to the client when it should update a scoreboard item.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x42 Play Client Score Name String The name of the score to be updated or removed
Action Byte 0 to create/update an item. 1 to remove an item.
Objective Name String The name of the objective the score belongs to
Value Optional VarInt The score to be displayed next to the entry. Only sent when Action does not equal 1.

Spawn Position

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x43 Play Client Location Position Spawn location

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 20 every second.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x44 Play 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

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x45 Play Client Action VarInt
Action Field Name
0: set title Title Text Chat
1: set subtitle Subtitle Text Chat
2: set times and display Fade In Int ticks
Stay Int ticks
Fade Out Int ticks
3: hide no fields no fields
4: reset no fields no fields

“Hide” makes the title disappear, but if you run times again the same title will appear. “Reset” erases the text.

Update Sign (clientbound)

This message is sent from the server to the client whenever a sign is discovered or created. This message is NOT sent when a sign is destroyed or unloaded.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x46 Play Client Location Position
Line 1 Chat First line of text in the sign
Line 2 Chat Second line of text in the sign
Line 3 Chat Third line of text in the sign
Line 4 Chat Fourth line of text in the sign

Sound Effect

Main article: Pre-release protocol#Sound Effect

Player List Header And Footer

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.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x48 Play Client Header Chat
Footer Chat

Collect Item

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 (and Player Position And Look) packet sent by the client.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x49 Play Client Collected Entity ID VarInt
Collector Entity ID VarInt

Entity Teleport

This packet is sent by the server when an entity moves more than 4 blocks.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x4A Play Client Entity ID VarInt
X Int X position as a Fixed-Point number
Y Int Y position as a Fixed-Point number
Z Int Z position as a Fixed-Point number
Yaw Angle New angle, not a delta
Pitch Angle New angle, not a delta
On Ground Boolean

Entity Properties

Sets attributes on the given entity.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x4B Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Number Of Properties Int Number of elements in the following array
Property Key Array String See below
Value Double See below
Number Of Modifiers VarInt Number of elements in the following array
Modifiers Array of Modifier Data See Attribute#Modifiers

Known Key values:

Key Default Min Max Label
generic.maxHealth 20.0 0.0 Double.MaxValue Max Health
generic.followRange 32.0 0.0 2048.0 Follow Range
generic.knockbackResistance 0.0 0.0 1.0 Knockback Resistance
generic.movementSpeed 0.699999988079071 0.0 Double.MaxValue Movement Speed
generic.attackDamage 2.0 0.0 Double.MaxValue
horse.jumpStrength 0.7 0.0 2.0 Jump Strength
zombie.spawnReinforcements 0.0 0.0 1.0 Spawn Reinforcements Chance

Modifier Data structure:

Field Name Field Type Notes
UUID UUID
Amount Double May be positive or negative
Operation Byte See below

The operation controls how the base value of the modifier is changed.

  • 0: Add/subtract amount
  • 1: Add/subtract amount percent of the current value
  • 2: Multiply by amount percent

All of the 0's are applied first, and then the 1's, and then the 2's.

Entity Effect

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x4C Play Client Entity ID VarInt
Effect ID Byte See this table
Amplifier Byte Notchian client displays effect level as Amplifier + 1
Duration VarInt Seconds
Hide Particles Boolean

Serverbound

Keep Alive

The server will frequently send out a keep-alive, each containing a random ID. The client must respond with the same packet.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x00 Play Server Keep Alive ID VarInt

Chat Message

The default server will check the message to see if it begins with a '/'. If it doesn't, the username of the sender is prepended and sent to all other clients (including the original sender). If it does, the server assumes it to be a command and attempts to process it. A message longer than 100 characters will cause the server to kick the client. This change was initially done by allowing the client to not slice the message up to 119 (the previous limit), without changes to the server. For this reason, the vanilla server kept the code to cut messages at 119, but this isn't a protocol limitation and can be ignored.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x01 Play Server Message String The client sends the raw input, not Chat

Use Entity

This packet is sent from the client to the server when the client attacks or right-clicks another entity (a player, minecart, etc).

A Notchian server only accepts this packet if the entity being attacked/used is visible without obstruction and within a 4-unit radius of the player's position.

Note that middle-click in creative mode is interpreted by the client and sent as a Creative Inventory Action packet instead.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x02 Play Server Target VarInt
Type VarInt 0: interact, 1: attack, 2: interact at
Target X Optional Float Only if Type is interact at
Target Y Optional Float Only if Type is interact at
Target Z Optional Float Only if Type is interact at

Player

This packet as well as Player Position (Play, 0x04, serverbound), Player Look (Play, 0x05, serverbound), and Player Position And Look (Play, 0x06, serverbound) are called the “serverbound movement packets”. At least one of them must be sent on each tick to ensure that servers will update things like player health correctly. Vanilla clients will send Player Position once every 20 ticks even for a stationary player, and Player on every other tick.

This packet is used to indicate whether the player is on ground (walking/swimming), or airborne (jumping/falling).

When dropping from sufficient height, fall damage is applied when this state goes from false to true. The amount of damage applied is based on the point where it last changed from true to false. Note that there are several movement related packets containing this state.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x03 Play Server On Ground Boolean True if the client is on the ground, false otherwise

Player Position

Updates the player's XYZ position on the server.

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 units, this will result in the client being kicked for “You moved too quickly :( (Hacking?)”

If the distance is greater than 10 units, the server will log the warning message "<name> moved too quickly!", followed by two coordinate triples (maybe movement delta?), but will not kick the client.

Also if the fixed-point number of X or Z is set greater than 3.2×107 the client will be kicked for “Illegal position”.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x04 Play Server X Double Absolute position
Feet Y Double Absolute position, normally Head Y - 1.62
Z Double Absolute position
On Ground Boolean True if the client is on the ground, false otherwise

Player Look

The unit circle for yaw
The unit circle of yaw, redrawn

Updates the direction the player is looking in.

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.

The yaw and pitch of player (in degrees), standing at point (x0, y0, z0) and looking towards point (x, y, z) one can be calculated with:

dx = x-x0
dy = y-y0
dz = z-z0
r = sqrt( dx*dx + dy*dy + dz*dz )
yaw = -atan2(dx,dz)/PI*180
if yaw < 0 then
    yaw = 360 - yaw
pitch = -arcsin(dy/r)/PI*180

You can get a unit vector from a given yaw/pitch via:

x = -cos(pitch) * sin(yaw)
y = -sin(pitch)
z =  cos(pitch) * cos(yaw)
Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x05 Play Server Yaw Float Absolute rotation on the X Axis, in degrees
Pitch Float Absolute rotation on the Y Axis, in degrees
On Ground Boolean True if the client is on the ground, False otherwise

Player Position And Look

A combination of Player Look and Player Position.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x06 Play Server X Double Absolute position
Feet Y Double Absolute feet position, normally Head Y - 1.62
Z Double Absolute position
Yaw Float Absolute rotation on the X Axis, in degrees
Pitch Float Absolute rotation on the Y Axis, in degrees
On Ground Boolean True if the client is on the ground, false otherwise

Player Digging

Sent when the player mines a block. A Notchian server only accepts digging packets with coordinates within a 6-unit radius of the player's position.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x07 Play Server Status Byte The action the player is taking against the block (see below)
Location Position Block position
Face Byte The face being hit (see below)

Status can (currently) be one of six values:

Meaning Value
Started digging 0
Cancelled digging 1
Finished digging 2
Drop item stack 3
Drop item 4
Shoot arrow / finish eating 5

Notchian clients send a 0 (started digging) when they start digging and a 2 (finished digging) once they think they are finished. If digging is aborted, the client simply send a 1 (cancel digging).

Status code 4 (drop item) is a special case. In-game, when you use the Drop Item command (keypress 'q'), a dig packet with a status of 4, and all other values set to 0, is sent from client to server. Status code 3 is similar, but drops the entire stack.

Status code 5 (shoot arrow / finish eating) is also a special case. The x, y and z fields are all set to 0 like above, with the exception of the face field, which is set to 255.

The face can be one of six values, representing the face being hit:

Value 0 1 2 3 4 5
Offset -Y +Y -Z +Z -X +X

Player Block Placement

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x08 Play Server Location Position Block position
Face Byte The face on which the block is placed (see above)
Held Item Slot
Cursor Position X Byte The position of the crosshair on the block
Cursor Position Y Byte
Cursor Position Z Byte

In normal operation (i.e. placing a block), this packet is sent once, with the values set normally.

This packet has a special case where X, Y, Z, and Face are all -1. (Note that Y is unsigned so set to 255.) This special packet indicates that the currently held item for the player should have its state updated such as eating food, pulling back bows, using buckets, etc.

In a Notchian Beta client, the block or item ID corresponds to whatever the client is currently holding, and the client sends one of these packets any time a right-click is issued on a surface, so no assumptions can be made about the safety of the ID. However, with the implementation of server-side inventory, a Notchian server seems to ignore the item ID, instead operating on server-side inventory information and holding selection. The client has been observed (1.2.5 and 1.3.2) to send both real item IDs and -1 in a single session.

Special note on using buckets: When using buckets, the Notchian client might send two packets: first a normal and then a special case. The first normal packet is sent when you're looking at a block (e.g. the water you want to scoop up). This normal packet does not appear to do anything with a Notchian server. The second, special case packet appears to perform the action — based on current position/orientation and with a distance check — it appears that buckets can only be used within a radius of 6 units.

Held Item Change

Sent when the player changes the slot selection

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x09 Play Server Slot Short The slot which the player has selected (0–8)

Animation

Sent when the player's arm swings

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0A Play Server no fields

Entity Action

Sent by the client to indicate that it has performed certain actions: sneaking (crouching), sprinting, exiting a bed, jumping with a horse, and opening a horse's inventory while riding it.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0B Play Server Entity ID VarInt Player ID
Action ID VarInt The ID of the action, see below
Action Parameter VarInt Only used by Horse Jump Boost, in which case it ranges from 0 to 100. In all other cases it is 0.

Action ID can be one of the following values:

ID Action
0 Start sneaking
1 Stop sneaking
2 Leave bed
3 Start sprinting
4 Stop sprinting
5 Jump with horse
6 Open ridden horse inventory

Leave Bed is only sent when the "Leave Bed" button is clicked on the sleep GUI, not when waking up due today time.

Open ridden horse inventory is only sent when pressing the inventory key on a horse - all other methods of opening a horse's inventory (involving right-clicking or shift-right-clicking it) do not use this packet.

Steer Vehicle

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0C Play Server Sideways Float Positive to the left of the player
Forward Float Positive forward
Flags Unsigned Byte Bit mask. 0x1: jump, 0x2: unmount

Close Window

This packet is sent by the client when closing a window.

Notchian clients send a Close Window packet with Window ID 0 to close their inventory even though there is never an Open Window packet for the inventory.

Packet ID State Bound To Field Name Field Type Notes
0x0D Play Server Window ID Unsigned Byte This is the ID of the window that was closed. 0 for player inventory.

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