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Java Edition

Server version


Release date

May 27, 2009





0.0.14a[1] was a version of Java Edition Classic released on May 27, 2009,[2] shortly before 22:26 UTC.[3]



  • Scroll-wheel block picking support.
    • Will only pick blocks that number keys can select.
  • Improved level format, now supporting the ability to save entities to levels.
    • There is now a cap of 256 mobs that can exist in a world.
  • Added Clouds.
  • Holding down a mouse button allows for auto-building or breaking a block every 0.25 seconds.
  • New terrain generator.
  • Fog rather than blank areas now control render distance.
    • The fog only gets applied on lit surfaces. Blocks in the shade appear as they normally would.
  • Ability to choose level size.


  • Sand JE1.png Sand
  • Gravel JE1.png Gravel
    • Both Sand and Gravel are affected by gravity - if placed above any number of air blocks, the Sand or Gravel immediately appears at the bottom.
  • Gold Ore JE1.png Gold Ore
  • Iron Ore JE1 BE1.png Iron Ore
  • Coal Ore JE1 BE1.png Coal Ore
  • Oak Log Axis Y JE1.png Log
  • Oak Leaves JE1.png Leaves
    • When broken, particles fall at normal speed.

World generation[]

  • Made of logs and leaves.



  • Oak Planks JE3 BE1.png Planks
    • Texture changed from Oak Planks JE2.png.
  • Cobblestone JE2.png Cobblestone
    • Texture changed from Cobblestone JE1.png.
  • Water JE1 BE1.png Water
    • Now flows faster.[4]
    • Now flows from worldborder.
    • Now shows its texture when selected to place.[verify]


  • The player always spawns at the same place when pressing R to respawn, unless this spawn is underwater.[5]


  • Levels do not load properly.[6][7]
  • Clicking "Return to Game" while in build mode will place a block.[8]


  • Many features implemented in 0.0.14a are commonly erroneously cited as being implemented in the version 0.0.14a_01.[9]


  • IRC logs, #minecraft.20090528.log (May 28, 2009, UTC+2)
  1. "0.0.14a is up at minecraft.net" – The Word of Notch, May 28, 2009.
  2. "Holy crap new tiles!" – TigSource, May 27, 2009, 15:31:58, UTC−8
  3. IRC logs: "(00:26:45) <TheMystic89> seeing a nice number up to the left too", "(00:26:54) <Rotab> 0.0.14? =D" (May 27, 2009, 22:26 UTC)
  4. "Minecraft water flow test" – YouTube, May 23, 2009. (Archive)
  5. IRC logs: "(00:34:59) <Rotab> so you have a fixed spawn point now?" (May 27, 2009, 22:24 to 22:36 UTC)
  6. IRC logs: "(00:24:59) <TrueWolves> Minecraft is not working!" [...] "(00:28:11) <@notch> it doesn't seem to load levels properly, I'm trying to fix" [...] "(00:36:35) <@notch> 0.0.14a_01 is up, fixing the level load bug" (May 27, 2009, 22:24 to 22:36 UTC)
  7. "Had some issues with level saving/loading"The Word of Notch, May 25th, 2009
  8. IRC logs: "[17:16] <justinforasec> I might have found a BUG, when i click to return to game it will lay down a block at the same time" (May 27, 2009, 23:16 UTC)
  9. "Block of the Week: Leaves" – Minecraft.net, August 18, 2017