Java Edition pre-Classic mc-161607

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An official name is yet to be given to the subject matter and may change at any time.

mc-161607,[note 1] only referred to by Notch as "minecraft alpha" was a pre-Classic version released on May 16, 2009, at 16:07 UTC.[1] This was the first version of Minecraft released for private testing.[1][2]



  • Issues reported were bad mouse movement[5] and a lack of a Y-axis invert.[6]


  • The URL for Minecraft was given to dock and fartron for testing.[7]


  1. This is only a placeholder name; the actual version was unnamed.


  1. a b TigIRC logs: (12:07:06) notch: minecraft alpha is available. I need someone on windows, someone on mac and someone on linux!
  2. "Early private singleplayer alpha coming very soon"The Word of Notch, May 16, 2009.
  3. TigIRC logs: (12:07:14) notch: singleplayer only still
  4. TigIRC logs: (12:11:20) notch: stone, dirt, stacked rocks and planks!
  5. TigIRC logs: (12:08:46) dock: the mouse movement is terrible [...] (12:09:16) dock: it barely moves, as though it is stuck, and then jerks [...] (12:11:55) dock: yeah the mouselook is pretty much unusable on mac
  6. TigIRC logs: (12:09:31) fartron: i don't have that problem but i need to invert the y axis [...] (12:09:39) fartron: or i will constantly walk into things
  7. TigIRC logs: (12:08:29) notch: awesome. urls pm'd.