Hello, I have purchased and downloaded Minecraft as of a few days ago, however i play via the website because the downloadable .exe file from the Minecraft website will not open. Upon double clicking the file an error sound occurs, but no visible error message appears. I have tried a few things such as:
Re-downloading the file.
Updating java to the latest version.
Trying to install the latest version of Microsoft's .net framework (someone suggested this on another forum).
Extracting the files from the .exe (doesn't do anything, just random files).
Deleting the .minecraft file. (wouldn't be there if i hadn't played singleplayer via the website in the first place).
My Java works for other Java related products so I assume that isn't the problem. I can play multi player and single player though the website.
I am the computer administrator and have tried running it as the account named "administrator" also.
I am running windows XP SP3.
I have the latest version of Java currently installed (version 6 update 30).
I can open other .exe files.
Well I'll still be trying things here and there, if I solve the problem I'll post the solution here. If you find something please post it here also. Hopefully we can sort this out.
I tried to run Minecraft.exe in compatibility mode for windows 95. I recieved an error which said "Could not create Java virtual machine."
I found a youtube video which fixes with my secondary problem.
Once you try running in compatibility mode for windows 95, you get an error. To fix this do the following:
1.Move the minecraft.exe to the desktop
3.Type: "java -Xms650m -jar "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\minecraft.exe" - replace "username" with your user account.
4.Save as minecraft.bat to your desktop also.
5. Open the .bat file and minecraft should work correctly.