All about Minecraft System Requirements


The Minecraft game has come a long way since it was first launched. Today the game has led to a huge fan following. Millions of gamers are addicted to this sandbox 3D game. However to get the best gaming experience we need to optimize our system.

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Here are the Software Requirements for Minecraft:

  • Minecraft Release 1.2.5 or newer. If you have an Older version, you will need to be update it to current version.
  • Java SE 6 Update 32 or Java SE 7 Update 4 or newer version.

Here are the Hardware Requirements for Minecraft:

Most players worldwide would play them in Windows operating system accordingly the basic system requirements should be as follows:

  • At least 1.4 Ghz of processor speed,
  • 1GB of free hard drive space,
  • 2GB RAM, Windows vista,
  • 7 or XP and 512MB of video memory.

Also you can check out the following Minecraft Guides which I have personally found very helpful:
Minecraft Blueprint -Great guide if you are frustrated with dying repeatedly in Minecraft
The Beginners Guide To Minecraft - Minecrafter Secrets - A must for all Beginners


Here are more details of the Hardware Requirements for Minecraft, source:  http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Hardware_requirements

Full game


Requirements CPU RAM GPU Hard Disk Comments
Minimum Intel P4/NetBurst architecture
or its AMD equivalent (AMD K7)
(any CPU with MMX/SSE instructions)
256 MB GeForce 256 or ATI Rage XL and up.
(any GPU with full OpenGL 1.2 support)
At least 10 MB for game data LAN connectivity is required for multiplayer gaming.
Acceptable Intel Pentium D or AMD K8-Based CPUs
and better
512 MB GeForce 4 or ATI Radeon 9600 and up. 100 MB for game saves + sounds Low-ping Internet connection for online multiplayer gaming.
(such as DSL, cable or optic fiber)
Recommended Intel Pentium D or AMD K8-Based CPUs
and better
1 GB GeForce 7300 GT
or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT and up
150 MB for game saves + sounds
Good Intel Core-Based CPUs or AMD K10-Based CPUs
and better
2 GB GeForce 8600 GT
or ATI Radeon HD 3650 and up
(excluding integrated chipsets)
400 MB
Optimal Intel Nehalem-Based CPUs or AMD K10.5-Based CPUs
and better
4 GB GeForce GT 240
or ATI Radeon HD 5550 and up
(excluding integrated chipsets and APUs)
1 GB A SSD can significantly improve world loading speed.

Classic


Requirements CPU RAM GPU Hard Disk Comments
Minimum Intel P4 / NetBurst architecture
or its AMD equivalent (AMD K7)
(Any CPU with MMX/SSE Instructions)
256 MB GeForce 256 or ATI Rage XL and up.
(any GPU with full OpenGL 1.2 support)
At least 8 MB for game data Internet connectivity for online multiplayer gaming.
Recommended Intel Pentium D or AMD K8-Based CPUs
and better
1 GB GeForce 4 or ATI Radeon 9600 and up 40 MB for game saves + sounds

There are procedures to enable vertical sync that helps in frame rates to enhance the gaming experience. The Java run time environment needs to be updated to at least version 1.7. Once these are done customization is necessary in the java, video and windows settings. Additionally tweaking the hardware acceleration and updating the device drivers periodically is going to help. Last but not the least the antivirus program needs to be disabled. This allows more free resources to play the game efficiently.


When the preliminary setup is ready we need to find a good dedicated server host to play the game online. Most web hosting companies are providing dedicated servers at reasonable rates. Once we are assured of the server quality we can play Minecraft with our associates hassle free.

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