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While this version is known to exist, it is missing from the launcher and has not been archived elsewhere, meaning that it is currently lost.
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Additional info: Please note that the copy found in the official launcher and other launchers that use the Mojang version servers (e.g. MultiMC) is a duplicate of rd-161348.
It is worth noting that numerous fake copies of this version exist, so please consider checking the dates of the files inside.
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While there is proof of this version's existence, it was never released to the public.
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Java Edition

Release date

May 15, 2009



rd-20090515 is a pre-Classic version made on May 15, 2009.[1][note 1] This version was never released. Although there is a version titled "rd-20090515" in the launcher, attempting to play it downloads rd-161348 instead.



Dirt JE1 BE1.pngDirt
  • New block.
  • Generated from Grass Blocks.
  • Transforms to grass when is next to a Grass Block.
Cobblestone JE1.pngCobblestone
  • Has a slightly modified texture of the previous texture for Stone.
  • New wood-like block.


  • Spawn Human mobs by pressing G.[2]
  • Block picking using the number keys 14.
  • Support for different block types and dynamic blocks.
  • Fullscreen mode.
  • Crosshair (+)
    • In this version, it was very thin.
  • A thin layer of fog can now be seen in the distance of lit block surfaces.
  • The currently selected building block will now display in the top-right corner of the screen.



Grass Block
  • Top Texture is slightly brighter.
  • Grass Blocks now have side and bottom textures, rather than the same texture on each side.
  • Grass exists on dirt while under light.[2]
    • Grass blocks revert to dirt over time when they have no light.[2]
    • Grass blocks revert to dirt when a block is on top of it.
  • Removed the ability to place Grass Blocks legitimately.
  • New Texture, old texture was recycled and modified for Cobblestone.


  • Reduced the number of humans who spawn from 100 to 10.
  • Humans who fall below level Y=-100 are now removed from the world.
  • Humans now appear darker when in shade.[2]
  • Changed Player's physics. Now they can jump farther, walk and fall faster.


  • Shadows have been 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.
  • Moving is much slower when in midair.


  • This version is the version shown in the "Minecraft progress." video.
  • Unlike other pre-classic versions, this does not use a "ddhhmm" (day-hour-minute) format, but instead a "yyyymmdd" (year-month-day) format.
  • The game was renamed from "Cave Game" to "Minecraft: Order of the Stone" prior to this version.[3]
  • The "rd" before the version number stands for RubyDung, a game Notch was working on before Minecraft, whose codebase was later reused for Minecraft.
  • There was a version in the launcher titled "rd-20090515", however, rd-20090515 is not on the Minecraft download servers, as attempting to download it will download rd-161348 instead, a much later version.
  • This is the first version that has been duplicated in the launcher.



  1. The .json file lists the date at being 22:00 UTC on May 14; this is merely the default for versions with no specified release time.


  1. "rd-20090515.json" .
  2. a b c d "Minecraft progress" by Nizzotch. May 15, 2009. Archived from the original on April 16, 2018.
  3. "Minecraft: Order of the Stone" (archived)The Word of Notch, May 14, 2009.