Minecraft 1.6, Is It Possible?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SuperKerem, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if it is possible to run the new MC 1.6 on a PPC Mac. I don't think so because it has a new launcher and needs Java 1.6, but still, there might be a solution. Please don't reply with vague answers like "no." or "of course not" please explain why and if it is possible with a bit of programming work.

    Thanks

    My bro REALLY wants to try the new horses and stuff in the new update!
     
  2. Wildy macrumors 6502

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    I built a new launcher recently which worked on PPC, but it was relatively easy because it just required bundling up the existing Java binaries into an app bundle.

    AFAIK they are building MC 1.6 against Java 6, so no, unless you can find the mythical Java 6 DP9 (it's out there somewhere...) there's not much hope. I tried the SoyLatte builds of OpenJDK 6 and couldn't get it to work myself, perhaps someone else wants to try (there were some incompatible classes). I also tried building OpenJDK 7 from MacPorts, but to no avail.
     
  3. SuperKerem thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does it have to be DP9? can it be DP6/DP8?
     
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    will the original non updated to 1.6 cease to function?
     
  6. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    no
     
  7. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    Are there any hope that we will have a noob friendly way to run MC 1.6 on PPC?
     
  8. Quadra700 macrumors newbie

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    In a word no, x86 code for OpenGL i believe but i could be wrong even if it is Java based...

    Cheers,
     
  9. Wildy macrumors 6502

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    No, there is no x86 code in Minecraft. It is all Java Byte Code and is interpreted by JVM, allowing it to run on any platform.
     
  10. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    But you can't play on most(if not all)Minecraft servers. Since many server owners are moving to 1.6 on their server.

    Try to find a 1.7.3 server
     
  11. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    UPDATE:I have a good news, the magic launcher is WORKING on PPC macs, just go to the forum page (here)and grab the OS X version, not sure if it helps with running 1.6 on PPC but atleast someone still remember us!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. SuperKerem thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any luck so far? The fix doesn't necessarily have to be n00b friendly, as long as it works.
     
  13. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Did you see this post? You need the newer version.
     
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    Why would the uploader then label it java 1.6 ? Does it work btw?
     
  17. Andropov macrumors regular

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    I don't know. But when I tried to download it, Transmission warned me that I already have that torrent file with a different name "Java Update 8"
     
  18. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    I have a torrent for it but the one seed left when it was at 52.6%.
     
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  20. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    I will get it on thursday.
     
  21. SuperKerem thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you will.
     
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  23. Wildy macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately that's the same as the one I was seeding (just with a different tracker), which is a no-go.
     

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