Java Edition pre-Classic rd-161348

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Java Edition

Release date

May 16, 2009


Client (.json)
No corresponding server

rd-161348 is a pre-Classic version made on May 16, 2009, at 11:48 UTC.[1]

A version called "rd-161348" is available in the launcher. However, it contains a texture file from Classic version 0.0.13a and signature files from 2013.[note 1]


  • Oak Sapling JE1.png Sapling[note 2]
    • Pressing 6 will select it
    • Will disappear if in darkness or not on Dirt or Grass


  • The launcher variant of this version uses textures from later versions[note 2]
World Generation
  • Cliffs have been re-added
  • The grass layer can now be thicker than 2-3 blocks
  • Particles now follow the player's location (a player facing up will see the full particle rather than a sliver of the side)
  • Made the crosshair graphic thicker
    • Now matches modern Minecraft
  • Game is no longer in fullscreen mode


  • Fixed rendering glitch where the world became invisible at certain angles



  • The terrain.png file for this version is dated May 21, 2009 02:02 UTC+2[note 1] (in Sweden), which is after this version was released. The textures in this version are replaced with ones from Classic 0.0.13a.
    • Classic 0.0.14a_08 was released on May 20, 2009 and Classic 0.0.13a was released May 22, 2009.
    • The terrain.png in Classic 0.0.13a is bit-for-bit identical to the one in this version.
  • 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.
    • This is the last version to use this.


  1. a b c While the char.png and terrain.png files in the launcher's variant of this version have modify times of 21:25:46 and 03:03:00, respectively, they were actually modified at 20:25:46 UTC+2 and 02:03:00 UTC+2. In char.png and terrain.png files bit-for-bit identical to those in rd-161348, but from nearby versions, the modify times are 1 hour earlier. Time zone changes do not affect jar file contents, so the launcher's rd-161348 is a repackage of the original rd-161348, during which a time zone change affected its loose files.
  2. a b c The variant of rd-161348 from the launcher uses textures from Classic 0.0.13a, so its sapling texture is Oak Sapling JE2.png and its wood planks texture is Oak Planks JE2.png.


  1. "rd-161348.json" , May 16, 2009.