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Minecraft 13w05a
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Java Edition



Release date

January 31, 2013

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Original client (.json)
Reuploaded client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


13w05a is the seventh snapshot released for Java Edition 1.5, which adds snow layers.[1]

13w05a was reuploaded shortly after release.[more information needed]



  • Fully implemented multiple snow heights.
  • Drops one snowball for every layer of snow.
  • Each level of snow has its own height collision.
    • The topmost layer of snow does not have collision, so the player is always slightly sunken in the snow.
    • Visually, four layers of snow is the same height as a slab. However, five layers of snow have the same collision height as a slab.
  • Crafting recipe is 3 snow blocks in a row to create 6 snow layers.
    • For each thin layer of snow crafted, the player loses exactly half the snowballs required to produce it.



  • Increased range.
  • Effects are infinite upwards with the beam.
    • 1 layer: 41 blocks diameter (previously 33).
    • 2 layers: 61 blocks (previously 49).
    • 3 layers: 81 blocks (previously 65).
    • 4 layers: 101 blocks (previously 81).
  • Now uses the 8s bit on block 149 to represent its powered state, rather than a separate block ID, 150.
    • Block 150 is deprecated.
  • Improved lighting.
  • No longer prevent sprinting.


  • Everything now randomly takes 2-3 uses to fully grow.

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  • Added team mechanics including custom name colors, friendly fire options and objective tracking per team instead of per player.
  • Added a new display type – displays value below nametags.
  • Added a new criterion – health, ranging from 0 to 20.


23 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.5
  • MC-666 – Spawn Protection not working properly.
  • MC-1324/difficulty command doesn't produce any messages.
  • MC-1775 – Hash size breaks redstone.
  • MC-2987 – Can't sprint going up stairs.
  • MC-4232 – SpawnPotentials list working incorrectly.
  • MC-8437 – URL parser does not detect 4 letter TLDs.
  • MC-8487 – Wither doesn't generate health when in minecart.
  • MC-8510 – Gamerule doMobLoot doesn't affect xp drops.
From the 1.5 development versions
  • MC-6032 – Comparator outputs "pulse" when side signal is on.
  • MC-6039 – The delay of the comparator is inconsistent.
  • MC-6077 – Comparators causes block updates while idle.
  • MC-6536 – Comparator is miscounting Hopper's contents.
  • MC-6640 – Comparators trying to lock Repeaters even if their output is 0 (graphical).
  • MC-6941 – SRV is no longer used to lookup servers.
  • MC-6951 – High-res texture pack items have garbage on edges.
  • MC-7087 – Mining activator rail isn't boosted by pickaxe.
  • MC-8172 – TNT defuses when traveling between dimensions.
From the previous development version
  • MC-8186 – Scoreboard vanishes when changing dimensions.
  • MC-8189 – Right-clicking with a helmet in hand crashes the game.
  • MC-8222 – Dispenser will put on stacks of armor.
  • MC-8277 – Scoreboard system doesn't accept @a.
  • MC-8389 – Giant Mushrooms still grow instantly from bonemeal.
  • MC-8416 – Furnace Minecarts drop a minecart and TNT.