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Does Minecraft work on Windows 8?


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

I've heard rumors that minecraft will not work on Windows 8, can anyone confirm?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:28 AM

Depends on if your hardware has the proper drivers out for Windows 8. It's entirely hit and miss right now.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:33 AM

View PostDHPproductions, on 15 November 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:

I've heard rumors that minecraft will not work on Windows 8, can anyone confirm?

Untrue.

Also: re above: Windows 8 uses the same Driver model as Windows 7. Even if a manufacturer doesn't have Windows 8 specific drivers you can use the Windows 7 version of the drivers without issue, not unlike now 7 could use Vista Drivers.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:36 AM

Depends if the manufacturer has drivers that work for Windows 8.

I've seen plenty of people get it working.

View PostBC_Programming, on 15 November 2012 - 04:33 AM, said:

Untrue.

Also: re above: Windows 8 uses the same Driver model as Windows 7. Even if a manufacturer doesn't have Windows 8 specific drivers you can use the Windows 7 version of the drivers without issue, not unlike now 7 could use Vista Drivers.

Not really.

If you visit support as much as me, you'll find that there are a lot of WIn7 drivers that don't appear to work on Win8.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

View PostSyfaro, on 15 November 2012 - 04:36 AM, said:

If you visit support as much as me, you'll find that there are a lot of WIn7 drivers that don't appear to work on Win8.

Windows 7 Drivers only work if they get installed. Most users that get the error regarding no 3D accelerator didn't install any driver.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

View PostBC_Programming, on 15 November 2012 - 04:38 AM, said:

Windows 7 Drivers only work if they get installed. Most users that get the error regarding no 3D accelerator didn't install any driver.

I have walked users through installing 7 drivers on 8, and it still doesn't work sometimes.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

Works just fine on my PC with windows 8.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:39 AM

I am getting a new windows 8 laptop soon. I will confirm this once I get it.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:48 AM

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

It works i have windows 8
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

so it works for some, yet doesnt work for others, DAMMIT MICROSOFT!
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

View Postangrysalamence, on 24 December 2012 - 08:33 PM, said:

so it works for some, yet doesnt work for others, DAMMIT MICROSOFT!

Not Microsoft's fault, they did a pretty good job getting out the RC to devs before it went final.

The majority of the issues are either user or manufacturer of the graphics cards.

The first time I booted up Windows 8 on my computer, I could play Minecraft, no drivers required (which was a lot better than 7, which was a hassle to install them).

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

I'd say most of the time yes, it will run, but there's a small chance that it won't due to above reasons mentioned^.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

I have played minecraft on windows 8 and it runs fine, but there's no sound, only when u destroy things, maybe this is just my computer but I don't know.  Posted Image

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:59 PM

Win8 as a whole is Win7's core built with a new GUI layer (Metro). Nothing should change and run just the same, but then again this GUI is intended for touchscreen. If it's not a touchscreen, there's certainly some question as to how they're working around this. Might be differently implemented per manufacturer, so w/ bugs we might consider listing where the PC came from and see if there's a trend. Might see a lot more HP or Acer listing (just pulling names out of a hat).

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

i figured out u can play minecraft on windows 8, u just have to play for a bit to get the sound back to normal tho :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

My friend got a laptop with windows 8 and it works fine for him so I guess that it works.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

It doesn't currently work on Windows 8 RS but it will work on Windows 8 Pro.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

I have two Windows 8 computers, at one it does work, but at the other it doesn't.
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On the second PC it works now, but it's laggy.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

View PostAOAlpha, on 20 January 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

It doesn't currently work on Windows 8 RS but it will work on Windows 8 Pro.

You mean RT, correct?

Windows RT is a mobile operating system, very different than Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

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