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Release date

October 17, 2013[1]

Snapshot for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


13w42a is the twelfth snapshot for 1.7.2.

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



  • Different letters can now be typed on signs


  • Witches now spawn anywhere where the light level is 7 or less, including any biome and underground.




  • Improved maps
    • Maps now display the color of colored wool and stained clay, allowing a wider range of colors visible on maps
    • Each different type of block has a different shading on the map

Resource pack[edit]

  • Rewrote the sound system
    • The player are now able to add new sounds using resource packs
    • Resource packs can now add, remove, supplement, randomize, and group sounds using JSON
    • Sounds and music are now stored together in the new .minecraft/assets/sounds folder


  • Transparency adjusted slightly
    • If water is directly adjacent to ice, when looking through the ice, the player cannot see the water. However, the player can see the ice when looking through water.
    • If water is not directly adjacent to ice, you can see the water when looking through the ice.[2]
  • The player can no longer see the water surface from underwater
  • Inventory of the player
    • The armor boxes get black when empty and away from cursor.
    • Putting cursor over the armor inventory displays which armor is to put on there.


15 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.7.2
  • MC-4921 – Sounds (e.g. mobs/portals/water) don't immediately fade
  • MC-10633 – You cant look through ice or stained glass if you have it in your hand, but you can if it is placed
  • MC-19483 – Sounds playing after leaving world
  • MC-26660 – Constant minecart sound
  • MC-28478 – Successful hit sound effect does not match the sound in the assets sound folder
From the 1.7.2 development versions
  • MC-31577 – Major bug: arrows shot by infinity bow/skeleton do not despawn over time
  • MC-32082 – Signs, Heads and Cauldrons have a full block breaking texture
  • MC-32295 – Glitchy item borders with mipmapping and anisotropic filtering activated
  • MC-32314 – The Mojang logo is blurry
  • MC-33141 – Rain does not stop
  • MC-33182 – Losing connection to server when a minecart command block is placed on a powered activator rail
  • MC-34096 – Minecart sound is considered an enemy monster
  • MC-34649 – Glass panes, stained glass and ice show the texture in all faces
From the previous development version
  • MC-34889 – Superflat shows void particles
  • MC-34892 – Mobs/other players only looking in one direction/walking backwards on SMP