May 28, 2009
0.0.14a_08 is a version of Java Edition Classic released on May 28, 2009, at 20:40 UTC. This is the last version of Early Classic Creative (i.e., the last Classic version without multiplayer functions).
- Improved framerate.
- Shadows now show up on water and lava surfaces.
- Trees now have a (+) shape for the top layer.
- Fog is now white instead of blue.
- Fog now gets applied to shadow surfaces.
- Saplings now appear as full bright when in shade, and turn invisible when selected while in shade.
- The terrain.png file of this version has a strange, unused white texture, likely for snow.
A screenshot showing trees first loaded in version 0.0.14a.
- C418 uploaded a mockup video on June 4, 2009, showcasing his sound design for the game dubbed over footage of this version. It is important to note that this is not a developer version, the video is simply edited. 
- IRC logs, #minecraft.20090528.log (May 28, 2009, UTC+2)
- "Minecraft (alpha)" by YagerX – TIG Forums, May 28, 2009.
- Reupload of a lost 0.0.14a_08 video
- Reupload of another lost 0.0.14a_08 video
- IRC logs: "(22:38:10) <@notch> restart your clients, compare fps plox =D" [...] "(22:38:40) <@notch> new client update, check the fps. It should be better" [...] "(22:39:21) <@notch> wait.. it's supposed to say _08.." [...] "(22:39:25) <@notch> I think I didn't upload it right" [...] "(22:40:13) <@notch> ok, now" (20:38 to 20:40 UTC)
- IRC logs: "[14:43] <@notch> a free bonus is that shadows now show up on water surfaces :D" (20:43 UTC)
- IRC logs: "[17:06] <justinforasec> notch this is just a style thing, but did u want the trees to be cubes? i found if u take off the corners they look alot more natural" [...] "[17:07] <@notch> oooh, that IS nicer, justinforasec [...] [17:07] <@notch> I'm definitely making it so for the next version, thank you [...] (22:46:02) <mezo> lol @ new trees"(17:06 UTC)
- IRC logs: "[10:35] <justinforasec> i dont get why the fog is blue [...] [10:35] <justinforasec> wouldnt white or greyish be better?"(17:06 UTC)
- IRC logs: "[23:07] <justinforasec> hey the fog is white! [...] [23:07] <justinforasec> ty notch"(17:06 UTC)