Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Calum2, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Calum2 macrumors member


    Jan 4, 2017
    New here, not sure if this has been posted before.
    I was browsing Minecraft forum when I stumbled across this: seems to be a tutorial to install Java 6 on ppc. Apparently one of the first versions was compatible if force installed.
    I will be able to test soon when I get back from holiday. Hopefully someone else will be able to test in the time being
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Can't test if this is compatible, but just a heads up that I tried running Minecraft on a 1.67GHz PowerBook G4 waaay back when it was still in alpha (possibly the same Java version you posted). Java absolutely sucked up all the system resources, the fans blasted to full, and the game ran incredibly laggy. I was also on Tiger.

    Now I can't say for certain if the performance issues were just due to Java, or possibly poor coding in the early Minecraft builds, though just a gentle warning that any Java apps may not perform as expected. :(
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Good luck with that! :)

    The local Minecraft thread:
  4. tevion5 macrumors 68000


    Jul 12, 2011
    I've spent days and days in a row trying to cobble and compile a working version of Java 6 on PPC. Read every article and guide and blog on the topic I could find.

    Never managed to produce anything useful.

    If you can actually make progress with this I'd be delighted! But be aware that many have walked that path before, and the solution is further away than it might seem at first.

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