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Is Minecraft compatible with Windows 8?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

I installed Windows 8 Customer Preview yesterday and now Minecraft is displaying this...

  Bad video card drivers!   

Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 3/1/12 12:58 PM

Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.2
OS: Windows NT (unknown) (amd64) version 6.2
Java: 1.7.0_04-ea, Oracle Corporation
VM: Java HotSpotâ„¢ 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
LWJGL: 2.4.2
[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:230)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:650)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT c5504d86 ----------

My video cards and java are up to date, I don't use any mods either.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

I do not Think so.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

You can probably get it to work, if you use drivers for windows 7, and you ge them directly from the manufacturer of your video cards site.



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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

It works by updating the Card Drivers by going to Screen Resolution/Advanced Settings/Adapter/Properties/Driver/Update Driver...
This should work, because it worked at me. If doesn't, it means that Minecraft is incompatible with your Card Driver.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:29 AM

The game is compatible, but you need to update the video drivers to get OpenGL support.   The ones included in the preview don't.



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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

I got told it doesnt work on windows 8



Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

When I click Properties, it just says something completely unrelated and obscure in the form of an un-needed error message.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

Iv'e got the exact same problem.