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/en-us/download/alternative The image below shows the specific .exe download link highlighted.
We have also set up an alternative way to download this if you are having trouble with this method which can be found here.