Technical Requirements and help
Click on “Get Minecraft” and than choose “Computer“. Depending on if you have a PC or MAC click on the appropriate button. On the next screen click on “Minecraft: Java Edition” and here you can purchase Minecraft: Java Edition.
There are two versions of Minecraft for PC, the Java and Windows 10 Editions. Both editions can be downloaded from the Official Minecraft website. When you click on ‘get game’ the next page will ask you what OS your using. For Windows PCs you will see both Java and Windows 10. The two editions are not compatible and have a few differences. If you wish to cross-play with any other consoles or platforms you will need Windows 10 Edition. Make sure you look into each version to determine which version is right for your personal needs.
If you would like to change the version purchased, you must contact the correct support team to request a refund and exchange your copy for the correct one that you want. If you want to swap your version Click Here
A computer with the minimum requirements should be able to play Minecraft: Java Edition. However, for the best experience, please consider the recommended requirements.
- CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4*
- GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
- HDD: At least 1GB for game core, maps and other files
- Windows: Windows 7 and up
- macOS: Any 64-bit OS X using 10.9 Maverick or newer
- Linux: Any modern 64-bit distributions from 2014 onwards
- Internet connectivity is required for downloading Minecraft files, afterwards offline play is possible.
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5
- HDD: 4GB (SSD is recommended)
- OS (recommended 64-bit):
- Windows: Windows 10
- macOS: macOS 10.12 Sierra
- Linux: Any modern distributions from 2014 onwards
- Minecraft Release 1.6 or newer. Older versions will need to be updated to current versions
- Please note that some users experience issues playing Minecraft while using a mismatched version of Java for their operating system (32 or 64 bit), while using certain versions of Java 7, or while multiple versions of Java are installed
- Starting from Minecraft 1.12, Java 8 will be required to run Minecraft. If you don’t know whether you have Java 8, don’t worry – our installers supply Minecraft with its own version of Java by default.
A stable internet connection is required for Minecraft to download game files, authenticate usernames, and connect to multiplayer servers.
If you pass the Technical Requirements to run Minecraft: Java Edition than joining our Online class shouldn’t be an issue.
You will need:
- Chrome web browser (Firefox will work) but Safari will not work.
- Headset with mic is recommended but speakers and a mic will work but their might be some feedback or echoing
- Stable Highspeed Internet connection.
First, let’s check to make sure you have the right version of Minecraft.
We use the “Java Edition” version of Minecraft for our Camps and Parties as it allows much more flexibility.
This version of Minecraft only works on Windows PCs and Mac Computers. It, unfortunately, does not work on iPads, Phones, Chromebooks, etc.
Somewhat confusingly, there’s another version of Minecraft that you might already have, so it’s important to make sure you have the right version. The easiest way to tell is that the version we need will be called “Minecraft Launcher” in your “Start” menu.
The bottom “Minecraft Launcher” is the one we want!
If you don’t have Minecraft yet – download it here!
This will probably take 10-20 minutes to download and install
If you don’t already have the Java Edition of Minecraft, you can download it here: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/
Once you’ve downloaded it, go ahead and install it.
I don’t have my own Minecraft account
You can purchase a Minecraft License for $35 from Mojang at minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition/
I have my own Minecraft Java Edition login
Launch Minecraft through the Minecraft Launcher and log in using your account
Hit the ‘PLAY’ button and launch the game.
Once on the main Menu, select ‘options’ on the bottom left.
Select ‘Music and Sounds’ from the top right
Turn the Master Volume down to 10% or lower. Hit done.
If your game is in full screen and takes up the entire screen, select “Video Settings”
Click on “Fullscreen: ON” so it says “Fullscreen: OFF”. Hit ‘Done”
Now you’ll be back on the main menu. Select ‘Multiplayer’
You may or may not have servers set up on this screen when you open it. Either way, you’ll need to select ‘Add Server’
For the Server Name enter ‘Lasertopia’
The server you input varies, depending on what you’re joining us for!
if you’re joining us for Survival Mini Games or Codo Club use mc.lasertopia.ca:25590 in the server address
Once you’ve entered that exact information, select ‘Done’
The ‘Lasertopia’ server should now be in your list of servers.
Hit ‘Cancel’ to return to the main menu and select ‘Quit Game’. Now you’re all set up for your Lasertopia Minecraft Class!