Java Edition 13w43a

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Java Edition



Release date

October 21, 2013[1]

Snapshot for



Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


13w43a is the fourteenth and final snapshot for Java Edition 1.7.2.


Comparison of a jungle log (left) and an acacia log (right).


  • Acacia bark
    • Has a texture resembling jungle wood, but with less green.
  • Acacia wood
    • Has a texture resembling jungle wood, but with less green
    • Cannot be crafted into planks yet.
    • It can only be placed through external tools or commands.
  • Dark oak wood
    • Shares its texture with spruce wood.
    • Cannot be crafted into planks yet.
    • It can only be placed through external tools or commands.

Command format[edit]

/setworldspawn or /setworldspawn <x> <y> <z>
  • Sets a new point as the spawn for all players (even if they have never joined the server or are offline, but will not override beds).



  • Will now put out burning entities (if there is already water in the cauldron), but depletes some of the water.
  • Music that is played in jukeboxes will now loop.


  • When placed inside an item frame, the map will now display the item frame again, but still on a full block scale.
  • Changed texture.

Non-mob entities[edit]

  • Have been reverted to the previous WASD controls
    • Note that the A and D keys can be used only while the W key is pressed.
  • No longer inflict fall damage when running aground.
  • Boats being broken by lily pads has now been slightly improved.


Minecraft Realms
  • Improved Minecraft realms support.


24 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.7.2
  • MC-3871 – Cauldron water does not put out fire/damage blaze.
  • MC-11027 – Axes accelerate the speed at which Slabs are broken.
  • MC-12769 – when typing /help with a number higher than 4, it produces the wrong message.
  • MC-15688 – Axe breaks all slabs in adventure mode. No drops for stone.
  • MC-26151 – Minecraft has advice on an error report that should be deleted.
  • MC-29424 – Players appear offset for other clients after going through nether portals.
  • MC-31031 – Spawn eggs can be used on top of water, but not lava.
  • MC-32250 – Typo on "Unable to Load Worlds" screen.
From the 1.7.2 development versions
  • MC-14521 – Boats cannot be steered by using the "left" and "right" keys.
  • MC-29483 – 2x2 spruce use oak leaves.
  • MC-29510 – New trees that spawn in Savanna drop wrong sapling and are unable to be reproduced.
  • MC-35722 – Master sound level resets on reboot and RP change.
  • MC-35735 – Splash potions making throw sound but not breaking sound.
  • MC-35805 – OS X: Pressing Del / Backspace on signs shows "DEL" character instead of deleting characters.
  • MC-35848 – Maps are rendered too bright.
From the previous development version
  • MC-35728 – Numbers render behind enchanted stacked enchanted items.
  • MC-35879 – German Umlauts and ß are not correctly centered at sign.
  • MC-35883 – Partially transparent map bug.
  • MC-35910 – Typing ƒ, ∞ œ, π, Ω, ≈, √, ≤, ≥ and many more symbols on a sign or in the chat crashes the game.
  • MC-35918 – "Format Error" in the Book and Quill.
  • MC-36096 – Cake FallingSand Entity not landing correctly regenerates chunk.
  • MC-36133 – "Force Unicode Font" is displayed in currently active language, whereas "Done" is displayed in highlighted language.
  • MC-36141 – "Format error" in language selection menu.
  • MC-36327 – RCON Messages: TranslatableComponent.


  • 13w43a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.