Canyon is an optimized version of CraftBukkit for Minecraft Beta 1.7.3. It is essentially a rough equivalent of Paper for CraftBukkit Beta 1.7.3.

Canyon's patches are licensed under the MIT License, whereas the upstream Bukkit API is licensed under the LGPLv3 and upstream CraftBukkit is licensed under GPLv3.

This documentation is a perpetual work in progress.

Why use Canyon?

Canyon includes features that no other Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 server software has:

  • A revamped networking stack that makes the server feel much more snappy.
  • An improved, more precise server tick loop immune to time adjustments.
  • Online-mode functionality fully restored (provided a JAR modification on the client to point to the moved Mojang authentication server).
  • Faster world loading and saving.
  • Async chunk loading.
  • Numerous small micro-optimizations.
  • Other bug fixes.