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I was playing Minecraft and got thinking. If I were to update my Minecraft from 1.2.5 to one of the snapshots would I be limited to servers of the same version or would I be backwards compatible with the older servers?

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The server version and client version must match exactly or you won't be able to connect.

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There are very, very specific exceptions (1.2.4 and 1.2.5, for example), but otherwise this answer is correct. –  Darth Android Jun 28 '12 at 22:16

No, There is only a few exceptions (for example 1.2.4 & 1.2.5) but It has to match exactly, for example, I was trying to play 11.CBGA.ME (Super Craft Brothers) with a client version 1.4.7, but the server needs client version 1.5.

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