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Java Edition

Release date

May 16, 2009





0.0.3a was a version of Classic released on May 16, 2009, at 18:05 UTC, which added caves.[1]


World generation[]

  • Generate randomly underneath the ground.


3 bugs reported
  • This version crashed for one tester.[2]
  • The screen appears as white for users on an Asus Eee.[3]
  • Blocks can be placed inside the space the player is currently inside.[5]
    • This bug existed at least as far back as rd-132211.


  1. a b TigIRC logs: "(14:05:16) notch: fartron: I uploaded 0.0.3 with caves. Does it load the new version properly if you reload the page?"
  2. TigIRC logs: "(14:06:44) fartron: java.lang.illegalArgumentException:input == null!" [...] "(14:07:08) notch: fartron: Does it still start? That's probably the game trying to load a map and failing", "(14:07:12) fartron: no" [...] "(14:07:16) fartron: crashed" [...] "(14:12:11) notch: ooh, I can reproduce the invalid value error on the eee! That's good!" (18:07 to 18:12 UTC)
  3. TigIRC logs: "(14:16:04) tantan: i'm getting a white screen", "(14:16:15) fartron: textureless blocks tantan or all white", "(14:16:22) tantan: all white" [...] "(14:16:47) notch: tantan: What graphics card? I get the same on the Eee", "(14:17:05) tantan: i'm on me eee" (18:16 UTC)
  4. TigIRC logs: "(04:18:12) SimonTheDigger: all I get is a white screen" [...] "(04:21:12) Super-Dot: I got the white screen too, on Windows" [...] "(04:21:55) notch: If you're on an Eee, that's probably why. I get the same thing on mine" (08:18 to 08:21 UTC, May 17)
  5. TigIRC logs: "(14:10:09) Zaratustra: I can spawn blocks where I currently exist" [...] "(14:10:32) notch: yeah, it's one of those bugs.. I keep ignoring it" (18:10 UTC)