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    Lightbulb "My Minecraft isn't working!"

    "My Minecraft isn't working! What should I do?"
    ... an easy-to-follow guide in 7 steps about how to proceed when your Minecraft-client isn't working properly.

    Check if Minecraft is working better after every step. If it isn't, proceed to the next step.

    1. Select your "minecraft"-folder, open "options.txt" in a text editing program and set "viewDistance" to 1, "fpsLimit" to 1, and "fancyGraphics" to 1.

    Code:
    music:0.0
    sound:0.13380282
    invertYMouse:false
    mouseSensitivity:0.5
    viewDistance:1
    guiScale:0
    bobView:true
    anaglyph3d:false
    advancedOpengl:false
    fpsLimit:1
    difficulty:0
    fancyGraphics:false
    ao:false
    skin:Default
    lastServer:
    key_key.forward:17
    key_key.left:30
    key_key.back:31
    key_key.right:32
    key_key.jump:57
    key_key.sneak:42
    key_key.drop:16
    key_key.inventory:23
    key_key.chat:20
    key_key.fog:34

    2. Are you running any heavy background processes? Go to Task Manager and find out if there are any programs you can cancel. (Internet browser, iTunes, Window Media Player, etc...)

    3. Reinstall your Minecraft-client. You can download it here for Windows, here for Mac OS X, and here for Linux/other OS.

    4. Check for Java-updates. If you have Mac OS X installed you can check this by clicking the apple in the upper-left corner of your screen and select "System Update". If you're using Windows/linux/other OS you can find and download the latest version of Java here.


    5. Check for software updates. If you're using Mac OS X you can check this by clicking the apple in the upper-left corner of your screen and select "Software Update".



    If you're using Windows XP, Vista or 7 do the following:
    Click Start , click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click Check for updates.

    If you're using Linux you can find a good guide for updating your software here.


    6. Test for hardware failure. You can find help for testing for hardware failure here,and here.

    7. Backup your "minecraft"-folder on an external storage device (memory stick, SD card, etc...), and delete your "minecraft-folder". Import your Single-player maps from "saves". Reinstall texture packs and mods (one by one so you can find out which one is causing Minecraft to run badly) .

    Hope this has solved your problem.


    Disclaimer:
    *This is thread contains useful tips about how to proceed if your Minecraft-client is working poorly, or not at all. It is in no way guaranteed that your Minecraft-client will work after following this guide, so please refrain from submitting posts telling me whether this worked or not. I do not take responsibility for any damage caused on
    your computer after following this guide.*
    Last edited by Invisible_Sheep; 3rd August 2011 at 13:59.




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    Excellent guide! Should help solve a few problems
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    Very nicely done friend +1 and thumbs

    This should be stickied

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    Deleting the minecraft folder and reinstalling it normally works 95% of the time. The main problem is when you've got mods installed, in my case I couldn't even save my save for my world as a feature of the mod seemed to be somehow 'saved' inside it.

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    yeah, I had this problem a couple of times. I just deleted my .minecraft folder....yesterday?...I think yesterday, because I was having some black screen issues. just a force update later, and it worked fine.
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    Now combining Minecraft with MLP!

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    Note: Added a new step, and polished the grammar.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible_Sheep View Post
    Note: Added a new step, and polished the grammar.
    Grammar Nazi's are now happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrumpyJack View Post
    Deleting the minecraft folder and reinstalling it normally works 95% of the time. The main problem is when you've got mods installed, in my case I couldn't even save my save for my world as a feature of the mod seemed to be somehow 'saved' inside it.
    A new patch came out some time ago that when it detects a modded block or added block, it will be deleted when the world file is loaded. It doesn't update your "level" file though, only deletes the blocks in the region files and the 4 cordinent files, so you may want to look at it if you know what your doing.

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    Excellent guide. I may use this on mah laptop to see if I can get Minecraft to run faster. : ) !!

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