Minecraft 1.4.1, Minecraft 1.4.2, Minecraft 1.4.3, Minecraft 1.4.4, Minecraft 1.4.5, Snapshot 12w50b, Snapshot 13w02b, Snapshot 13w03a, Minecraft 1.5, Snapshot 13w11a, Minecraft 1.5.1, Snapshot 13w16a, Minecraft 1.5.2, Minecraft 1.6.1, Minecraft 1.6.2, Minecraft 13w38a, Minecraft 13w38b, Minecraft 13w38c, Minecraft 13w42b, 1.15.2, 20w14a, 20w15a, 20w21a, 1.16 Pre-release 2, 20w27a, 20w28a, 20w29a, 20w30a, 1.16.2 Pre-release 1, 1.16.3, 1.16.4 Pre-release 2, 1.16.4, 20w46a, 20w48a, 20w49a, 20w51a, 21w03a, 1.16.5, 21w05a, 21w05b, 21w06a, 21w07a, 21w08b, 21w11a, 21w14a, 21w15a, 21w17a, 21w20a, 1.17 Pre-release 1, 1.17, 1.17.1 Release Candidate 1, 1.17.1, 21w37a, 21w39a, 21w41a, 21w42a, 1.18.1, 1.18.2, 22w15a, 1.19, 1.19.1, 1.19.2, 1.19.3, 23w03a, 23w04a, 23w07a, 1.19.4, 23w14a, 23w17a
Here are two gifs which can be used to compare the two versions of the nether portal exit animation:
- Correct animation, used up until 1.2.5 (broke in 1.3.1 snapshot 12w18a) and is now used again as of 1.20-pre1: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/399390463930400778/1097153888597069844/1point2point5-netherportal-anim.gif
- Incorrect animation, used from 12w34a to 23w18a and now fixed as of 1.20-pre1: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/399390463930400778/1097156653687787692/1point19point4-netherportal-anim.gif
Note that the "Entering the Nether" message being absent in modern versions is a separate bug and is not yet fixed (MC-12789). The absence of inner faces in nether portal blocks is also a completely separate issue (
When you reach the other side of a nether portal the animation plays forever until you step out of it, even in creative. The animation is completely unnecessary here.
This bug first appeared in 1.4 snapshot 12w34a - versions 12w32a and earlier are completely unaffected (but many are affected by
I'd recommend fixing this and
MC-217613 at the same time. A table explaining the expected behaviour can be found here: https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Java_Edition_1.3.1/List_of_broken_features#Nether_portal_exit_animation
Refer to Ismael Rosillo's code analysis below for how these issues can be fixed (and why
MC-217613 cannot be considered a duplicate of this issue).
- Build a nether portal
- Enter it
- Stay in the exit portal
- The animation will start playing when it shouldn't