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Minecraft and windows 8 don't mix.. Not for me anyway.

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Emterprise x64 bit

    Minecraft and windows 8 don't mix.. Not for me anyway.


    I'm having some troubles with Windows 8, I just installed it about a week ago hoping to use the new features!
    As I backed up all my files slowly I recovered them back on my desktop.. when I open Minecraft it says:



    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 12/15/12 8:55 PM


    -- System Details --
    Details:
    Minecraft Version: 1.4.5
    Operating System: Windows 8 (x86) version 6.2
    Java Version: 1.7.0_09, Oracle Corporation
    Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
    Memory: 424953200 bytes (405 MB) / 518979584 bytes (494 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes (989 MB)
    JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
    AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
    Suspicious classes: No suspicious classes found.
    IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
    LWJGL: 2.4.2
    OpenGL: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
    Is Modded: Probably not. Jar signature remains and client brand is untouched.
    Type: Client (map_client.txt)
    Texture Pack: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
    Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
    Vec3 Pool Size: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null[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:232)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:515)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
    --- END ERROR REPORT b86618c1 ----------
    This is not new to me I have 2 other computers that used to have this problem one still does.
    Im using an AMD Atjlon X3 450 Processor - 3.20 GHZ
    With AMD radeon 1.1 graphics drivers

    THINGS I TRIED:

    Used more then 36 different driver updates/software's and non of them do the job.

    Used OPENGL fixers like "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"

    Re-installed my drivers

    Force updated/deleted bin of Minecraft

    Watched countless videos on YouTube looking for some advice on how to fix it... non helped

    Googleing for hours trying to find an article... most I've already tried

    Updated Windows 8

    Installed "Windows Media Pack"


    I did everything so I came here hoping for some one on one help!!

    I have a full version of Windows 8 Enterprise.

    PS~ I donno but Notch - the creater of Minecraft, says some things about windows 8


    Markus Persson

    @notch

    Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help "certify" minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform.



    He also said

    Markus Persson

    @notch

    I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way..


    I donno what todo maby its not my fault and Windows 8 is not made for Minecraft..

    All and all I really need some help and I don't want people being mean or asking ? I already said above ^

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  2. #2


    That guy is very GREEDY!!
    Really, forcing users to not upgrade to windows 8??
    It's his problem with MS, not us.

    O.K back to your problem:
    1. Have you updated graphics driver?
    2. Have you tried to run Minecraft in compatibility mode to Windows 7?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Emterprise x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    That guy is very GREEDY!!
    Really, forcing users to not upgrade to windows 8??
    It's his problem with MS, not us.

    O.K back to your problem:
    1. Have you updated graphics driver?
    2. Have you tried to run Minecraft in compatibility mode to Windows 7?

    Yes I did say earlier that I did with the drivers it didn't work...
    I don't understand what you mean by: run Minecraft in compatibility mode to Windows 7
    How do you do that? do you want me to go back to windows 7?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Emterprise x64 bit


    I think you mean to change what it runs in so I did change it to Windows 7 and same error showed!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 92
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)


    Don't Bother with compatibility mode since that will not help with your OPEN GL problem.

    MineCraft works for me.
    I did the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 (64 Bit).
    I also installed Java (32 and 64 bit).
    I don't have AMD ATI but since I have NVIDIA, NVIDIA provided the new driver for me.

    The error points to Open GL error. Open GL is not provided by Windows (Direct x is the interface to Graphics).
    Graphic Card drivers provide that support.

    It means the current driver you have does not have OPEN GL or is incorrectly implemented due to driver not designed for the OS.

    I check your System Specs you don't list your Card except that it is AMD ATI.
    If it is old then the only driver available to you would be AMD ATI Legacy Driver.
    AMD Catalyst
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  6. #6


    If you go into your app data and into your .minecraft folder you can turn off open GL in the options file(not sure exactly what it is called maybe properties) that should at least let you play it till you figure out your problem.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Ubuntu/WinVista Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by DoJo Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    That guy is very GREEDY!!
    Really, forcing users to not upgrade to windows 8??
    It's his problem with MS, not us.

    O.K back to your problem:
    1. Have you updated graphics driver?
    2. Have you tried to run Minecraft in compatibility mode to Windows 7?

    Yes I did say earlier that I did with the drivers it didn't work...
    I don't understand what you mean by: run Minecraft in compatibility mode to Windows 7
    How do you do that? do you want me to go back to windows 7?
    work for me -puzzled-
    try running minecraft in browser, ie logging in on minecraft.net, then clicking play online. Thats what i do.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    it all has to do with the OpenGL driver provided by your graphics card manufacturer. If you have an older ATI/AMD or Nvidia card and it's not working, most likely AMD/Nvidia is pushing you to get a newer graphics card. Their older cards are not getting updated drivers. They're considered legacy devices.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    it all has to do with the OpenGL driver provided by your graphics card manufacturer. If you have an older ATI/AMD or Nvidia card and it's not working, most likely AMD/Nvidia is pushing you to get a newer graphics card. Their older cards are not getting updated drivers. They're considered legacy devices.
    Yes.
    Older cards may not receive an update that includes OpenGL (or a version required by minecraft).
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro X64


    Minecraft work fine with my i3-2120 and the Intel CPU Integrated Video
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