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Java Edition pre-Classic rd-160052

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rd-160052
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Edition

Java Edition

Release date

May 15, 2009

Download

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.

Additions[edit]

Blocks
General
  • 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

Changes[edit]

Physics
  • 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
Textures
  • Grass Block Revision 2.png 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
Blocks
  • Removed the ability to obtain Grass Blocks.
Movement
  • Moving is much slower when in midair.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  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).