Important Note!: As of December 2019 this method may not work on the PALCS computers, please refer to these instructions to play Minecraft on your PALCS computer.
Minecraft is a computer game in which players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Minecraft requires some specific hardware to run. Its recommended system requirements do not match the hardware we have in many of our school computers. In particular the graphics card series and processor speed are below the recommended system requirements. Most of our computers meet the minimum system requirements. Therefore students attempting to play Minecraft on a school computer should operate at their own risk and understand that game performance may not be the best. Also support from our HelpDesk will be limited due to these system requirement issues.
Currently the only version that works on school computers is the “Alternate Version” made available at Minecraft.net/download The image below shows the specific .exe download link highlighted.