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Release date

September 5, 2013[1]

Snapshot for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


13w36a is the first snapshot released for 1.7.2.

This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.



Ground covers
  • Podzol
    • New dirt variant
    • Grass is unable to spread on it
    • Can be harvested using tools enchanted with Silk Touch
    • Only found in mega taiga biomes
  • Grassless dirt
    • Grass cannot grow on it
    • Only obtainable using /give
    • Block ID is 3:1
  • Packed ice
    • When broken, does not turn to water like ice does
    • Does not melt
    • Opaque, rather than translucent like normal ice
    • Torches and redstone can be placed on it
New flowers
  • Red, orange, white and pink tulips
    • Can be crafted to red, orange, light gray, and pink dyes, respectively
  • Blue orchid
    • Can be crafted to light blue dye
  • Allium
    • Can be crafted to magenta dye
  • Azure bluet
    • Can be crafted to light gray dye
  • Oxeye daisy
    • Can be crafted to light gray dye
  • Replaced roses with poppies
    • Iron golems now drop poppies instead of roses
Two-block-tall flowers
  • Applying bone meal to them causes them to dispense a flower item that can be collected. Therefore, all two-block-tall flowers are renewable.
  • Sunflowers
    • Typically face east
    • Can be grown, unlike poppies and dandelions
    • Can be crafted into 2 yellow dye
  • Peonies
    • Can be crafted into 2 pink dye
  • Rose bush
    • Can be crafted into 2 red dye
  • Lilac
    • Can be crafted into 2 magenta dye
Two-block-tall grass variants
  • Double tall grass (now called tall grass as of 1.13)
    • Can be created by applying bone meal to tall grass
  • Large fern
    • Can be created by applying bone meal to a fern
Monster egg variants
  • Mossy stone brick monster eggs, cracked stone brick monster eggs, and chiseled stone brick monster eggs
  • Have the same appearance as their stone brick variants


New fish

World generation[edit]

New biomes
  • Mesa (now known as badlands as of 1.13)
  • Mega taiga (now known as giant tree taiga as of 1.13)
  • Cold beach
    • A variant of normal beaches which generates when a snowy biome borders an ocean
  • Ice plains spikes
    • Contains giant spikes made of packed ice, shaped similarly to upside down icicles
  • Stone beach
    • Consists primarily of stone.
    • Composed of hills which are steep but not completely vertical
  • Savanna
    • Was added originally in Alpha v1.2.0 but was removed in Beta 1.8
    • Generates curved acacia trees.
    • Savannas are one of the two biomes where horses now spawn naturally, the other being plains
    • NPC Villages may generate in savanna biomes.
  • Roofed forest
    • Has dark grass, giant mushrooms, and 2x2 dark oak trees.
    • Has extremely dense trees and leaves, sometimes dark enough for monsters to spawn during the daytime
    • This is the first biome aside from the mushroom island that naturally spawns with huge mushrooms.
  • Birch forest
    • A forest made of birch trees.
  • Sunflower plains
    • Exactly the same as plains, but with the ability to spawn sunflowers.
  • Flower forest
    • A variant of forest biomes
    • Contains every flower in the game, except for sunflowers and blue orchids, including several of the flowers added in this update
  • Deep ocean
    • An ocean biome variant, about twice as deep as it
    • Can reach a maximum depth of the Y-coordinate in the low 20s, sometimes revealing bedrock
  • Extreme hills+
    • A variant of extreme hills which contains spruce trees.
  • Taiga
    • A non-snowy taiga variant. The old taiga biome is now called cold taiga.
  • Biome variants
New AMPLIFIED world type
  • Requires a powerful computer to run well
  • Mountains in this world type can reach up to Y = 256
Gravel beaches
  • Whether snow will generate or not now depends on altitude, with noise variation


  • New particle effects
    • Fishing now has many different particle effects
      • Bubbles will show up moving towards your bobber just before you have something on your hook. This has the appearance of a fish swimming towards the hook.
    • Falling now has particle effects
      • Particle size depends on distance fallen.
  • Multiple enchantments in an Enchanted Book, when combined with a tool using an Anvil, give enchantments according to the tool.
  • Zombies and Skeletons can now spawn with and drop armor, bows and swords enchanted with the Unbreaking Enchantment.
  • New enchantments for fishing rods that change the player's luck of catching an item when fishing
    • Lure - increases chance of catching fish
    • Luck of the Sea - increases chance of getting treasure

Command format[edit]

  • New /summon command to spawn entities
    • Usage: /summon <EntityName> [x] [y] [z] [dataTag]


  • The ability to select multiple resource packs at once.
    • Resource packs at the top take precedence over those below.
    • Allows for non-manual merging of textures from multiple packs, a sound pack and a different texture pack, etc.
  • Flint and Steel is now a shapeless recipe.
  • A Creeper will explode after igniting it with a flint and steel.
  • Several lighting issues fixed.
  • Rewrite of several option screens.
    • A completely new options menu.
    • A new "Select Resource Pack" menu.
    • Rewrote Key Config.
      • Function and sprint keys can be changed.
        • By default, sprinting can be activated by holding down the left control key. In Creative mode, this can also be done while flying.
        • The original sprinting controls (double-tap forward or double-tap backward while holding down forward) still function.
      • Smooth mouse, formerly available by pressing F8, will now use F4 by default.
    • The volume of in game music, Jukebox and Note Block music, hostile mobs, passive mobs, players, weather, blocks/environment, and the master volume can now all be modified separately.
  • Written Books can now be cloned the same way maps can, but by using Book and Quills instead of Empty Maps
    • Can clone multiple copies of the same Written Book by putting more Book and Quills in the crafting grid
  • Item Frames
    • Now drop the item inside them when punched, then drop themselves if they are punched when empty
    • Will display the name of the item they hold (if it is custom named) when looked at up close
  • Sugar Cane changes color depending on biome (Texture is unchanged, adding biome color makes it appear different)
  • Rewrite of the achievements and statistics system
    • Now ties in with the scoreboard system - added 744 new objective criteria that were previously tracked with statistics and achievements
    • Are now per world/server
    • Achievements screen can now be zoomed in and out using the mouse wheel.
    • Achievements don't appear on the achievements screen if more than five achievements need to be achieved first (i.e. "DIAMONDS!" doesn't appear until "Getting Wood" is achieved).
    • Data for a block, item, or mob doesn't appear in their respective tab in the Statistics screen unless the player has crafted/placed/mined that block, crafted/used/depleted that item, or killed/was killed by that mob.
    • New achievements: Repopulation, Adventuring Time, The Beginning?, The Beginning., and Beaconator
    • New statistics: Distance by Horse, Junk Fished, and Treasure Fished
  • New scoreboard functions
    • Can now use statistics to create objectives; anything that statistics can track can be used as an objective (can also track achievements)
      • This is the reason why statistics/achievements were changed to be stored per world/server
  • The /give command can now give items to players with custom names and lore
    • It can also give enchanted items.
    • Example: /give <player> <ID> <quantity> <damage value> {display:{Name:"",Lore:["",""]},ench:[0:{id: ,lvl: }]}
    • It can also give items with custom NBT tags, such as SkullOwner to obtain the Head of a specific player
      • This removes the necessity to use an NBT editing program to obtain these items.
  • Attribute modifiers have been added to the /give command (not completely investigated as of yet).
    • Example: To give a diamond sword with +50 Attack Damage to the nearest player, use the command /give @p 276 1 0 {AttributeModifiers:[0:{AttributeName:"generic.attackDamage",Name:"generic.attackDamage",Amount:50,Operation:0,UUIDLeast:894654,UUIDMost:2872}]}
      • This enables the possibility of additional attributes to items using commands without the use of an NBT editing program.
  • Command blocks now show what command it ran recently.
  • The /time set day command now sets the time to 1000 instead of 0
  • Increased fog distance
  • Weighted Pressure Plates now output a signal relative to the amount of entities on them, always starting at 1 signal strength if any entities are present
    • For Light Weighted Pressure Plates, every entity adds 1 strength to the signal
    • For Heavy Weighted Pressure Plates, starting at 1, every 10 entities adds 1 strength to the signal (Example: 11 entities increases signal strength to 2)
  • Improved fishing
  • Melons now generate in Jungles
  • Rivers have gravel patches and the Deep Ocean (a new biome variant) bottom is covered with it
  • Changes to oceans
    • Oceans are smaller and take up much less of the map
  • Changes to Taiga
    • Taiga biomes no longer receive snowfall below y=120.
  • Changes to Swampland
    • Grass is greener and fluctuates more in color, depending on biome temperature.
    • In shallower parts, the coast is covered in staggered dirt blocks.
  • Changes to Extreme Hills
    • Generation tends to include more flat areas, and more extreme mountainous regions.
    • Stone is generated more frequently than in the previous versions, even outside of Extreme Hills+ Biomes.
  • Biomes have been put into four main categories
    • Snow-covered
    • Cold
    • Medium
    • Dry/warm
  • Biomes will attempt to avoid getting placed next to a biome that is too different to itself
  • Changed the display item for the Decoration Blocks tab in the Creative mode inventory from the Rose to the new Peony flower
  • Tall grass, ferns, double tall grass, and large ferns display their coloring from foliage.png
  • Flowers are now flammable.
  • Flowers will not be placed dead center on a block, but have certain variations in which they are placed.
  • Dead Bushes can now be placed on Hardened Clay and Stained Clay.


29 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.7.2
  • MC-715 – V-Sync in Window mode, settings not activated between sessions.
  • MC-944 – Armor with Protection on it seems to reduce against hunger damage
  • MC-1018 – Black lighting under overhangs
  • MC-2915 – Attempting to tp to an invalid coordinate returns "commands.generic.double.invalid"
  • MC-4150 – Baby zombies do not drop any loot / xp
  • MC-4482 – Saplings placed on farmland are not affected by bone meal
  • MC-5238 – 10 MB server texture pack limit too small
  • MC-5550 – Night time doesn't immediately allow sleep
  • MC-6820 – The generation of terrain surface layer produces local straight glitches
  • MC-7449 – Silverfish enter chiseled stone brick, and the chiseled stone brick appears as normal stone brick
  • MC-9547 – Incorrect usage string for `/scoreboard teams empty`
  • MC-10257 – when a pig gets struck by lightning it spawns without a sword
  • MC-11518 – RCON and Scoreboard Command Output Formatting
  • MC-12450 – Missing usage string commands.scoreboard.players.list.usage
  • MC-12452 – Scoreboard team join command fails on invalid team name
  • MC-12454 – Scoreboard option seeFriendlyInvisibles not listed in usage
  • MC-12541 – the letters for the 'off' setting on smooth lighting aren't capitalized
  • MC-12731 – Minecraft crashes if you click edit or delete on a LAN game
  • MC-15564 – start up failure: IllegalStateException: "Cannot determine close requested state of uncreated window"
  • MC-16324 – "Reached end of stream" messages in Minecraft server terminal when client pings the server
  • MC-16910 – Packet250CustomPayload(dk)
  • MC-17090 – Invalid teamcolors throw an NPE in the console rather than an error message "invalid color"
  • MC-18569 – Server resource packs not implemented yet
  • MC-22927 – Animals running forever after being hit
  • MC-26608/spreadplayers confirmation text is wrong
  • MC-27284/scoreboard teams option color: Tab doesnt list all options.
  • MC-29279 – Bug: the command block can be damaged by the explosion of blue wither skulls
  • MC-29321 – Jukeboxes play at the sound volume for effects until you change the music volume
  • MC-29361 – Oceans are too big


13w36a was reuploaded on September 6, 2013, which fixed the following bugs:

  • Fixed "weird language selection"[2]
  • Fixed the names of grass blocks and dirt
  • Attempted to fix a bug with mesa biomes, but the fix did not work[2][3]


  • Until 15w31a, 13w36a held the record as having the most content added to the game in one developmental release, with as much new content in it as the full release of the Pretty Scary Update had.


  1. "Minecraft snapshot 13w36a" by Dinnerbone. Mojang, September 5, 2013.
  2. a b “Totally ninja fixed the weird language selection and Mesa biomes! Meso happy!”@_grum, September 5, 2013
  3. MC-29446 – Mesa biome generation