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Minecraft 17w14a
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Java Edition



Release date

April 5, 2017

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Client (.json)

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Data version


17w14a[1] is the fourth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.12.



  • They are now able to make sounds while sitting on the player's shoulders
  • Parrots now dance and change colors if playing music on a nearby jukebox
  • Changed the right-click action:
    • Right-click on a tamed parrot tells it to sit down
  • Walking over/through/near a tamed parrot while crouching will cause it to sit on the player's shoulders
  • New ConversionPlayerLeast and ConversionPlayerMost tags
    • Contains the UUID of the player that is converting the zombie.
    • Used with the "minecraft:cured_zombie_villager" trigger for advancements.


  • Added new advancements, including a new "adventure" tab
  • Pop-up notification for when players advance
    • New sliding effect
    • Comes in two different colors - yellow for normal advancements, and pink for "challenge" advancements
NBT tags
  • recipeBook: Now a compound tag (was a string) containing recipe book information
    • isFilteringCraftable: Becomes 1 if the player has enabled the "Show Craftable" feature in the recipe book.
    • isGuiOpen: Checks if the player has left the GUI open.
      • unlocked
    • recipes: Contains information about all recipes the player has seen.
      • displayed: Checks if the player has tried out the recipe in the recipe book before (by clicking it/viewing it)
Recipe book
  • Changed the icon on the trigger button, from a standard book to the Knowledge Book
  • Added a shift-click ability to the recipe book that puts all available materials in the crafting grid.
  • Added a new white-and-gray colored notification that pops up when the player unlocks new recipes
    • The notification only appears upon reloading the world; Dinnerbone has stated that this is a bug[2]
  • If you search "excited" (changed in 17w18a) in the Recipe book, your language switches to Pirate Speak.
  • "Now Java 6!" changed to "Now Java 8!"


21 issues fixed
From the 1.12 development versions
  • MC-114879 – Picking up an item has a chance to duplicate it
  • MC-114896 – Parrots don't make any sounds when they are on your shoulder
  • MC-114943 – Items in crafting table disappear when selecting a recipe
  • MC-114976 – Parrots don't show up on subtitles
  • MC-114987 – Unknown recipe message not translated
  • MC-114989 – recipe command causes unknown errors with invalid player argument
  • MC-114999 – Hover text of items in crafting grid is rendered behind crafting help
  • MC-115028 – Crafting recipe pop-up renders above items in the inventory gui
  • MC-115054 – Recipe interface doesn't remember "showing all/craftable" preference when inventory closed
  • MC-115065 – "loot" reward for advancements does not provide items
  • MC-115067 – All instances of entity-matching conditions do not function for advancements
  • MC-115074 – Potion effects are still rendered under the recipe book
  • MC-115100 – Hover text of items in crafting help does not use same text and text box like hovering over item in inventory
  • MC-115107 – Helmet does not render after using autorecipe feature
  • MC-115123 – Parrots keep moving their legs even if they are on shoulders
  • MC-115129 – Missing crafting recipe resources render in front of item description
  • MC-115153 – recipe command not showing an error with invalid first argument
  • MC-115175 – New crafting menu texture bug
  • MC-115204 – Crash when canceling/changing recipe in recipe book with full inventory
From the previous development version
  • MC-115191 – Parrots disappear completely when leaving the End via a portal
  • MC-115209 – Crafting Book Not Accounting for Item Count


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  • 17w14a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.