How to Install a Minecraft Snapshot

How to Install a Minecraft Snapshot

  • Alex
  • September 20, 2015

There you will find a link to download the Minecraft client and server JARs for the snapshots – download them.

Replace the Minecraft JAR file in this folder with the snapshot JAR file you downloaded.

Remember: Back up your original minecraft JAR file so you can go back after you’re done with the snapshot. You can copy and rename your Minecraft JAR file to something else (example: minecraft_jar_backup.jar) so that you can reuse it once you are finished with the snapshot.

At this point the snapshot is now installed, although you will find that single player does not work because you need to add the minecraft_server Minecraft JAR files in the directory.

In this folder you need to place the minecraft_server JAR file that you downloaded with the snapshot.

If the snapshot has successfully installed, you should see a different version number at the bottom left of the window of Minecraft.

When you are finished with the snapshot, return to the Minecraft directory, navigate to the folder ‘bin’ and delete the Minecraft JAR file and replace it with the original file. Then go back to the root directory and remove the Minecraft server folder and all its contents.

  • We recommend creating a new world or backing up your current world before playing on a snapshot version because the changes made to the files may make it unplayable on the latest official release of the game.

This article was authored by Alex. The proud creator of GameServer.io. Hopefully you'll find my guides to be accurate and useful.

Updated: July 9, 2021
Category: Minecraft

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