Minecraft and Mobile Intel 9xx chipsets – Bad video errorPosted: December 5, 2012
Well it might have been a while since I blogged about anything, but that’s probably because I’ve not been having too many computer problems (Gasp, shock horror!). Plus I’ve not had much time with it coming close to Christmas, to dedicate towards anything computer related. Other then playing a decent amount of L.A. Noire on the Xbox 360, which btw is an amazing game.
So as the title reads, anyone coming to this page is no doubt experiencing some sort of video fault with minecraft on their laptop. That being said, this problem arose not on my laptop but on my custom made desktop machine, which uses an integrated Intel 945GM chipset. Imagine my horror, when I discovered Minecraft didn’t want to run! (Nooo!!) In true BMV fashion I dug around to see if anyone else had hit this problem, luckily they had. To anyone who plays Minecraft I highly recommend joining the community out there at minecraftforum.net. Which is where discovered this fix, I’m reposting it here to save you digging through the pages to find it. A big thank you should also be given to WolfyB and Darknesschaos for this fix, who’s know how got everything working again.
Here is Wolfyb’s instructions as they where originally posted.
Note that this may not work for all but it works on my XP Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop with a Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express graphics card (crappy, I know).
- *Download latest Minecraft client if not already present
- *Rename the downloaded Minecraft.exe to Minecraft.jar
- *Open a command prompt (go to start, all programs, accessories, command promt) and type the following command : java -Xmx800m -jar “C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon\Desktop\Minecraft.jar”
- (RENAME THE PART IN QUOTES TO WHATEVER DIRECTORY YOUR MINECRAFT.JAR IS IN)
- *Should open up Minecraft with no problems
Credit to darknesschaos.After you do that you can open Notepad and put the command that worked for you in that and save as MinecraftStarter.bat and you can double click that to play minecraft, it will start it up with those commands for you.
If this works for you please post your graphics card and system specs so we know better who this helps.
***UPDATE: THIS FIX SEEMS TO ONLY HELP INTEL MOBILE INTEGRATED CARDS USED IN LAPTOPS.