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Java Edition Classic 0.0.9a

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Java Edition

Release date

May 16, 2009



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This version is currently missing.
While this version is known to exist it is missing from the launcher and has not been archived elsewhere, meaning that it is currently lost.
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0.0.9a[1][2][3] was a version of Classic released on May 16, 2009, sometime before 8 pm[4] to add a counter for frame rate and chunk updates and change the resolution.

No information is known about prior versions 0.0.5a through 0.0.8a.



  • Added a frame rate and chunk update counter
    • Located in the top left corner.



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  • Texture changed from Oak Planks JE1.png.


  • Changed from 1024×768 to 640×480.


  • The white screen issue from 0.0.3a still affects the game.[5]



  • "TigIRC logs" (archived) –, May 16, 2009, UTC–4.
  1. a b c "Minecraft (alpha)" – Tigsource Forums, May 17, 2009.
  2. "castle.png" (Archive) – jwaap, PhotoBucket; as mentioned in Tigsource and IRC logs ("(16:34:37) jw:")
  3. Archived video (non-functional)
  4. TigIRC logs: "(16:11:54) jw: minecraft is awesome D;", "(16:11:57) jw: and in your browser" [...] "(16:15:06) jw: I am so building a castle" [...] "(16:34:37) jw:" (20:34 UTC)
  5. TigIRC logs: "(04:18:12) SimonTheDigger: all I get is a white screen" [...] "(04:21:12) Super-Dot: I got the white screen too, on Windows" [...] "(04:21:55) notch: If you're on an Eee, that's probably why. I get the same thing on mine" (08:18 to 08:21 UTC, May 17)