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mc-161607
Edition

Java Edition

Release date

May 16, 2009

Downloads Unavailable

mc-161607 is a pre-Classic version of Minecraft (Java Edition), referred to by Notch as "minecraft alpha", that was released on May 16, 2009, at 16:07 UTC.[1] This was the first version of Minecraft released for private testing.[1][2]

Trivia[]

  • The URL for Minecraft was given to users dock and fartron for testing.[3]
  • Issues reported about this version were bad mouse movement[4] and a lack of a Y-axis invert.[5]

References[]

  1. a b TigIRC logs: (12:07:06) notch: minecraft alpha is available. I need someone on windows, someone on mac and someone on linux!
  2. "Early private singleplayer alpha coming very soon"The Word of Notch, May 16, 2009.
  3. TigIRC logs: "(12:08:29) notch: awesome. urls pm'd."
  4. TigIRC logs: "(12:08:46) dock: the mouse movement is terrible" [...] "(12:09:16) dock: it barely moves, as though it is stuck, and then jerks" [...] "(12:11:55) dock: yeah the mouselook is pretty much unusable on mac"
  5. TigIRC logs: "(12:09:31) fartron: i don't have that problem but i need to invert the y axis" [...] "(12:09:39) fartron: or i will constantly walk into things"
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