Minecraft [PC]
Minecraft
Minecraft PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
US Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
AU Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
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Genre
Sandbox
RPG
Adventure
Theme
Minecraft is available on PC
Independent Game
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MultiPlayer
Minecraft is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Downloadable Content
Minecraft is intiailly released as a download. It is usually an expansion pack so check to see if you need a main game before getting this. Minecraft may be released in the shops at a later stage
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Minecraft is available on the Microsoft XBox 360 console
Back of the Box
Minecraft is a sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. It is currently in development by Markus Persson, aka "Notch". The gameplay is inspired by Dwarf Fortress, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Dungeon Keeper, and especially Infiniminer. The game has two variants, Alpha and Classic, both with single- and multiplayer options. Classic includes only the building aspects of the game with unlimited blocks, while Alpha includes monsters and a much greater variety of crafting available, as well as requiring players to mine their own blocks. Alpha is currently the latest release of Minecraft, and plans to move into beta sometime in September 2010. Minecraft was developed for about a week before its public release on May 16, 2009 on the TIGSource forums, where it gained a considerable level of popularity. It has been continually updated since then.
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Minecraft System Requirements
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Minimum Requirements
500 MB
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Win Xp 32
DX 8
1 GB
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1 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 2
Win Xp 32
DX 9
1 GB
FPS
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Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
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8.9

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comstock777
01:29 Apr-24-2014
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I know I run it, but what fps at max all settings with default textures and 720p moniter?

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Th3SnipingGuy
18:46 Apr-23-2014
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I know I can run this game, but can I run it with some nice shaders and HD texturepacks?

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Lamune78
18:57 Apr-23-2014
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Of Course, but remember your CPU is what determine how fast/stable your system would be, the more mods you put in, the more stressful your CPU will handle, regardless of how well your GPU is, hope that helped :)

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xDNiyazixD
15:50 Apr-23-2014
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I don't really think I can run this game, but maybe you guys know it better

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MartinMaas
16:00 Apr-23-2014
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Maxed out, mipmaps off.
100+ FPS.

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Dandragon123123
19:07 Apr-21-2014
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60fps maxed out settings?

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MartinMaas
20:29 Apr-21-2014
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Yup

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NKDOfficial
17:33 Apr-21-2014
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It seems that i can run this at recomended settings but after 5 mins of playing minecraft, all the cubes dissapear except players, animals, water and lava… bit of help??

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MartinMaas
17:53 Apr-21-2014
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Are you using any mods/texture packs?

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NKDOfficial
12:07 Apr-22-2014
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No, just vanilla Minecraft without mods/texture packs… :(

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lordbovril2
12:44 Apr-22-2014
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does it happen when you use a torch?

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MartinMaas
12:46 Apr-22-2014
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Can you monitor your GPU, CPU and RAM usage?
Maybe one of them is using 100%.

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NKDOfficial
13:29 Apr-22-2014
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How can i do this?

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lordbovril2
14:19 Apr-22-2014
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have you turned mipmap of? (it can cause problems like what is being described)

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Leonxaxa123
16:04 Apr-21-2014
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i can play ths on 30-35 fps

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Legendary15
15:48 Apr-20-2014
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settings and fps?

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MartinMaas
21:54 Apr-20-2014
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Maxed out, mipmaps off 100+ FPS

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GAmER89
12:52 Apr-19-2014
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can i run it on low/medium settings without v-sync, and AA?

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SheldonAlex
19:30 Apr-19-2014
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yes, try use optifine mod and you will run smoothly

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GAmER89
10:43 Apr-20-2014
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thank you much, with optimod i have like, 30-50fps ;dd

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blackhacker
19:01 Apr-18-2014
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Settings and fps

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lordbovril2
22:01 Apr-18-2014
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max easily 70+fps

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MartinMaas
13:02 Apr-20-2014
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Maxed out 100+ FPS.

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dragman
16:24 Apr-18-2014
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settings and FPS

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DaveOconnor08
16:32 Apr-18-2014
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With that rig you should be able to play at max settings.

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JamzterS9
23:47 Apr-18-2014
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he has DDR2 memory med settings 40+ STABLE FPS

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memory speed don't matter too much. high settings 50+ fps

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