Java Edition pre-Classic rd-160052

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Java Edition

Release date

May 15, 2009


Client (.json)
No corresponding server

rd-160052 is a pre-Classic version made on May 15, 2009, at 22:52 UTC.[1][note 1] It is available in the launcher.


  • Spawn Human mobs by pressing G.[2]
  • Block picking using the number keys 14.
  • Block particles.
  • Support for different block types and dynamic blocks.
  • Fullscreen mode.
  • Crosshair (+) to select items


  • Grass exists on dirt while under light.[2]
    • Grass blocks revert to dirt when they are no longer under light.[2]
      • Grass blocks revert to dirt when a block is on top of it.
    • Grass has to spread to Dirt Block in order for Dirt to grow Grass
  • Shadows brightened
Level generation
  • Unless a level.dat from an older version is launched, the world is no longer flat.
  • Loading a world from older Pre-Classic versions causes all blocks to become stone
  • Grass Block Revision 2.png Grass block
    • Top Texture is slightly brighter.
    • Grass Blocks now have side and bottom textures, rather than the same texture on each side.
  • Stone has the current texture, while Cobblestone now uses a slightly smoother version of the previous Stone texture
  • Removed the ability to obtain Grass Blocks.
  • Moving is much slower when in midair.


  • The name of the game is changed from "Minecraft: Order of the Stone" to "Minecraft".[2]
  • The “rd” prefix in the update’s name stands for RubyDung, a previous game Notch worked on and abandoned, and was used as some of Minecraft’s inspiration.


  1. "rd-160052.json" , May 15, 2009.
  2. a b c d "Minecraft progress" – via YouTube


  1. While some sources imply that this version was released on May 16, it was actually released at 22:52 UTC on May 15 (which is 00:52 on May 16, Sweden time).