I have tried getting help on the Minecraft forums, but no help has been provided, so I am looking here for some kind soul to provide the information I need.
I have played the classic single creative a little just to get an idea how to move, but the game is a little laggy for me (I do realize that this is a very old version and that a newer version might be quite different). What I want is to play the single survival, but I want to make sure that it will work on my computer before paying for it. So I have downloaded the demo which was listed here: http://www.pcgamer.c…minecraft-demo/ . However, I cannot play the game as I can not get past the Mojang logo (nonresponsive). I have even deleted and redownloaded it many times, but there is no change. Keep in mind, that although I can follow direction, I am not very compute literate (I don’t know the meanings of much of the terminology I see listed, that others take for granted). Could anyone help me figure out how to make the demo work as I am interested in playing/buying the game.
If you have no information regarding the demo, maybe someone tech savvy could look at my computer abilities and let me know if I can likely play the game relatively well.
I have played many online games and normally haven’t had problems, minus a few with some sort of script problem, rarely causing problems (here it mostly just restarts my chat). I specifically bought my computer some years ago, not needing to play a MMO. I have never played a MMO type of game, but this game might need to have those abilities, even for the single player survival version. which is part of why I worry that I may not have a good enough computer. How do I know, as I am not knowledgeable in that area? With that in mind, why would I ever buy a game, knowing full well that it may be too much for my computer? Common sense tells me to at least get some idea if my computer might be able to handle the game first.
The classic single creative I can play if I adjust to short and the limit framerate is turned on. I don’t know what else to adjust. (I have adjusted the moving forward etc keys to the arrow keys—but using the original doesn’t help with my problem.) Often, when I click to destroy a square the options page comes on for some unknown reason. I also sometimes still have a lag problem. But where the big problem lies is that after awhile, a tan colored tag comes on saying something like, click if I wish to use (I can’t remember exactly what it says). But that means that the game has frozen and my only option is to back out of the game, or for a very bad freeze, click end task via Windows task manager. This info was just to help one get a handle on how my computer has responded so far.
Anyways, largely following is a list of recommended things to list, that my computer has:
Windows XP Professional 2002, Service Pack 3; AMD Athlon™ XP 2000+ 1.67 GHz 1.96 GB of RAM. My hard drive holds 150 GB (120 GB free). I use Opera, but also have IE (7, I believe). I have the current Java – 7, 4. I am sure I haven’t installed any mods, whatever they are. I use DSL; (my company calls it silver – the 2nd fastest of the three they offer). My computer says that the Local Area Connection is 100.0 Mbps. Speedtest.Net says that I have: ping of 85 ms; download speed of 1.26 mbps; and upload speed of .31 mbps.
If you need other info that I haven’t provided, just tell me where to find it and I will list it for you.
Minecraft site lists this regarding minimum and recommended requirements:Minimum Requirements: CPU : Intel P4/NetBurst Architecture or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K7) RAM : 256MB GPU : ATI Rage or GeForce 256 with OpenGL 1.2 Support HDD : At least 90MB for Game Core and Sound Files Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 or up is required to be able to run the game. Recommended Requirements: CPU : Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz RAM : 1GB GPU : GeForce 66xx or ATI Radeon 9xxx and Up with OpenGL 2 Support (Excluding Integrated Chipsets) HDD : 150MB Software Requirements: Minecraft Release 1.2.5 or newer. Java (version 7 update 4 or newer is preferred).
Again, most of that language is gibberish to me; I’ve never even heard of the GPU before.
Hopefully someone here can help me with this information, as to whether I can likely play Minecraft’s single survival version.
Thanks for any help,